Hyundai Creta vs. Mahindra Scorpio vs. Renault Duster vs. Nissan Terrano
The four SUV cars to rule the Indian automobile market are the newly launched Hyundai Creta from the house of Hyundai, the old and trustable Mahindra Scorpio, the stylist and very popular Renault Duster and lastly the Nissan Terrano with killer looks and design. Every car has its own customer base and is widely popular and successful. These are all SUV segment cars which are smartly priced to become successful in the Indian SUV market. In the next segments, detailed comparison of these luxury SUVs are done.
What is a good SUV car?
A good and reliable SUV car is all that a owner wants which will not only provide them style and killer design, but also power and comfort. SUVs can not only be used for city rides, they can be taken for long over night rides. Hyundai Creta, Mahindra Scorpio, Renault Duster and Nissan Terranno are some successful SUVs available in the market which all are very different with one another in terms of design, functionality, looks, price and other features. They cater different needs of different customers. But they jointly cater the need of a good SUV car and are very successful models in this segment of SUVs.
The Korean car maker have come up wither a grand SUV this time to woo the customers and swipe then off their feet with its masculine looks, impressive design, sheer power and classy interiors.
This giant SUV from the house of Mahindra is ruling the Indian SUV market like a boss for almost 15 years. It has adapted itself over the years and is still placed among the best in the SUV market, giving tough conmpetition to the likes of Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and the new Nissan Terrano.
The Renault Duster is the most awarded SUV in the recent couple of years. It started its journey in 2012 in the Indian SUV market and gave a tough competition to the fellow SUVs. It is practically not an SUV. It is a bigger version of a hatchback and smaller than a big SUV. With its killer looks and sheer ability, this beast is ruling the Indian car market like never before.
Nissan Terrano made a surprising entry to the SUV car market in India. Giving tough competition to rivals Renault Duster, Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, etc, this SUV is the latest product from the house of Japanese car makers, Nissan. However it looks similar to the famous Renault Duster, it is a very different car in terms of interior design, drive quality and performance.
Exterior design and styling of Hyundai Creta
Hyundai has brought some dramatic changes in the exteriors of his SUV car. It has made some modifications on the curves ob the body, which were present earlier in the i20 models. The overall sculpture is remodeled. There are some stunning exteriors to look for in Hyundai Creta, like the presence of a big chrome grill in the front. It also has lights which will run during daytime too. A set of roof rails on top adds a masculine look in this beast.
Exterior design and styling of Mahindra Scorpio
Mahindra has made several changes in the exteriors of the newly launched Scorpio. This Scorpio is bolder and tougher with improvised head and rear lights, front bumper, etc. The stair type entry to the SUV is still present in this new Scorpio. This unique feature makes this Mahindra beast, stand out among other SUV rivals. The presence of a pair of roof rails gives a masculine look to this car.
Exterior design and styling of Renault Duster
When we have a first look at the Renault Duster, the first thing that strikes is the pair of big roof rails, which provides a masculine and roaring appeal to this beast. The front part carries the air metallic air mesh accompanied with the Renault logo, giving an x factor to the car. It is fitted with bulky headlamps, well styled mirrors and a nice back. There are chrome alloy wheels fitted in this SUV.
Exterior design and styling of Nissan Terrano
The front is appealing with chrome work along the air grill and along the big head lights. The Nissan brand sits elegantly in the middle of the air grill. It also sports a pair of roof rails like other competitors. The rear work look is also amazing with big tail lights fitted. The alloy wheels fitted in the Nissan Terrano are in the shape of petals and give a premium look to the SUV.
Hyundai Creta Interior Design
Hyundai has kept the interiors of the grand car very classy and simple. The dashboard is very well designed and adds an x factor to the car. It goes pretty well with the speedometer and the set of other controls. The seats are very well build and feels great on sitting. The exquisite leather work in black, grey and silver lining gives an impressive appeal to the seats. The interior spacing in Hyundai Creta is also great. It truly proves itself of being a great SUV car providing large seats, big interior space and the seats can easily be moved backward. A SUV car with cramped interior space is a bad SUV car after all.
Mahindra Scorpio Interior Design
With all new dashboard fitted with cool controls and speedometers and fuel meter, the new Scorpio packs a punch here. The ergonomics in this new Scorpio has been remodeled and is given a touch of youth. In the department of spacing, the Scorpio scores high with the adequate room for the driver, the fellow riders and the boot space in the rear. However there is a lack of elbow space for driver to keep his arms which is slightly disappointing here. The seats are very well build and are really comfortable, and look classy too.
Renault Duster Interior Design
With a state of the art instrument panel, cool looking steering wheel, and a smartly designed dashboard, the Renault duster packs a punch. The seats are very comfortable and provide adequate space for legs. Driver’s seat is very well located with ample amount of room for legs and arms. This SUV has a big boot space of around 475 litres which is very useful for long journeys and adventure trips.
Nissan Terrano Interior Design
The interiors of the Nissan Terrano are very ergonomic and give a classy feel. The seats are classy and comfortable, and are all black and beige combination. The boot space is huge and is the largest among its competitors. But there is lack of back seats which is available in Mahindra Scorpio.
Equipments and other smart features of Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta packs a punch here and provides a range of state of the art technology by adding cool equipments in the car. There is a touch screen provided which can be used for GPS navigation as well as for watching videos. This cool feature is loved by the SUV enthusiasts and is very appealing. Another cool feature of Creta is the presence of Climate Control by which you can alter the climate inside the car as per your need. There is a set of airbags fitted in the front seats which works on traction control technology providing added safety to the riders.
Equipments and other added features of Mahindra Scorpio
There is a never ending list of cool features tagged with the new Mahindra Scorpio. It has a touch screen which serves as multimedia device, as well as a GPS navigation window. There is a Bluetooth connectivity applied music system fitted in the car. Along this these cool features there are wipers fitted which can automatically sense the rain, a climate control system, a cruise control system and automatic operative headlamps.
Equipments and other added features of Renault Duster
The Renault Duster is smartly equipped with latest technologies in the entertainment, navigation and other departments. There is a traction control feature fitted with it. The navigation system fitted in this car is also very accurate. It has cruise control, speed controller and Advanced Braking System fitted for safety and smooth drive. But there is a lack of climate control feature which is available in the Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Creta.
Equipments and other added features of Nissan Terrano
The multimedia system fitted in this car is top notch. But the climate control which is present in all three rivals is missing here. The dashboard is given a retro look and the speedometers are well placed. The Advanced braking system is present in this car which helps in efficient breaking in rough as well as city roads.
Driving, Handling and Breaking in Hyundai Creta
The presence of large wheels (17 inch) provides swift and easy ride on bumpy roads and sharp turns can be made with ease. The gear control, steering control, clutch – break control etc. are kept very easy and light to use. A cool feature of adjusting the seat height of driver adds cherry on top for this SUV. However the braking of this car is not up to the mark and its rival Duster beats it on this field.
Driving, Handling and Breaking in Mahindra Scorpio
The new Mahindra Scorpio is fitted with 17 inch wheels replacing the old set of 16 inch wheels giving a push in its control factor and stability. The suspension system is also reengineered and provides a great suspension to this SUV. Scorpio performs best when tested in rough terrains and bad roads. It clearly outshines from its rivals providing a smooth ride on bumpy roads. The breaks are also cool and perform correctly. The Scorpio is equipped with a sensor which helps in reverse parking.
Driving, Handling and Breaking in Renault Duster
With nicely engineered gear shifting, clutch – break system and smooth acceleration, the Renault Duster performs great not only in highways, but also in heavy city traffic. The overall ride quality is very impressive and feels comfortable. The reverse parking sensors fitted in this car performs well and helps to make parking in cramped spaces. With the Advanced Braking System fitted in the car, it outshines in the breaking department. There are automatic airbags fitted which is designed to provide safety to the driver and co-rider.
Driving, Handling and Breaking in Nissan Terrano
The drive quality in this Nissan product is amazing when tested in hilly rough roads. In the bumpy roads also, it gives a comfortable ride with its state of the art suspension system. The clutch system is very soft, giving a easy ride in city traffic. It has got 5 speed gear system fitted with nice gear ratios to pick up great speeds in short time. The ground clearance is ery good in this SUV. The presence of Advanced Breaking System adds a great breaking capability for this beast.
Technical Specification comparison of the four cars
|Hyundai Creta||Mahindra Scorpio||Renault Duster||Nissan Terrano|
|Body Specs – Length,Width, Height (mm)||( 4270,1780,
|( 4456, 1820, 1995 )||( 4315, 1822, 1695 )||( 4331, 1822, 1671 )|
|Seating Capacity||5||7 – 8||5||5|
|Number of Gears||6||5||6||5|
|Max Power ( bhp @ rpm )||89 @ 4000||120 @ 4000||108 @ 3900||84 @ 3750|
|Max Torque ( nm @ rpm )||224 @ 1800||280 @ 2250||248 @ 2250||200 @ 1900|
|Variants available||1.6 Base Petrol, 1.4 Base, 1.6 S Petrol, 1.4 S, 1.6 SX Plus Petrol, 1.4 S Plus, 1.6 SX, 1.6 SX Plus, 1.6 SX (O), 1.6 SX Plus Auto.||S2, S4, S4 Plus, S6, S4 Plus 4WD, S8, S10, S10 AT, S10 4WD, 4WD AT||RxE Petrol, 85 PS RxE, RxL Petrol, 85 PS RxL, 85 RxL Explore LE, 110 PS RxL, 85 PS RxL (Opt), 110 PS RxL Explore LE, 110 PS RxZ Plus, 110 Ps RxL AWD, 110 PS RxZ (Opt), 110 PS RxZ AWD||XL (P), XE (D), XL (D), XL D Plus, XL THP 110 PS, XV D THP 110 PS, XV D THP Premium 110 PS|
|Price (In Rs.)||8.69 – 13.80 lakh||8.97 – 14.48 lakh||8.30 – 13.55 lakh||9.99 – 12.92 lakh|