Petrol SUV Comparison - Ford Ecosport Petrol Vs Renault Duster Petrol

Tuesday 18 March 2014, 11:03 AM by

Ford's top-selling SUV Ecosport generated huge interest since its inception a year ago. The car created a stir in the compact SUV segment. Ecosport has everything going in its favor – Eye-catchy design, Good Performance, Reliability and Efficiency were its unique selling preposition. Moreover, the compact SUV was offered at a very lucrative price that made it a hot-seller. Renault Duster has been an instant hit since its launch in the country a while ago. The SUV during its launch, was offered at a lucrative price tag, with add-on factors like quality build and reliability assurance by the car-maker.

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Petrol SUV Comparison – Ford Ecosport Petrol Vs Renault Duster Petrol

Ford Ecosport, the compact SUV is available in petrol and diesel variants. The petrol version is powered by 1.5 Litre and 1.0 Litre petrol engine that generates about 112 Ps of power with 140 Nm of torque and 125 Ps of power with 170 Nm of torque respectively. The compact SUV gets a EPAS with Pull Drift Compensation technology for steering for maximum control. For a comfortable ride, the car gets a Independent McPherson strut with coil spring and anti-roll bar for the front, whereas the rear gets Semi-independent twist beam with twin gas and oil filled shock absorbers.

Petrol SUV Comparison – Ford Ecosport Petrol Vs Renault Duster Petrol

The Renault Duster is available in 1.6 Litre Petrol engine and two 1.5 Litre Diesel variants. The petrol version is mated to a five speed manual transmission that generates about 104 Hp at 5,850 rpm and produces a maximum torque of 145 Nm at 3,750 rpm. The compact SUV has been tuned for off-roading as well as regular stretches with the Independent McPherson Strut with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bar suspension for the front, and the rear wheels get Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Springs and Anti-Roll Bar. For complete control, the car gets Hydraulic Power Assisted steering. As per SIAM test rating, the Petrol version delivers about 13.24 kmpl.

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