Both the Kia Seltos and the Renault Duster are formidable competitors in the mid-size SUV segment. Read on for a detailed Kia Seltos 1.4 vs Renault Duster 1.3 turbo petrol specifications comparison.
The Renault Duster used to be one of the most popular mid-size SUVs in the Indian auto market; however, with the introduction of some formidable competitors, it has witnessed a decrease in demands. The BS6 emission standards take effect, which has also hit the SUV’s sales number due to the discontinuation of the diesel powertrains. The French automaker has introduced the all-new Duster Turbo petrol motor. After this upgrade, the Renault Duster becomes a fierce competitor against the Kia Seltos, one of the top-selling cars in the segment. To discover how these two cars compete against each other in India, let’s read this Kia Seltos 1.4 vs Renault Duster 1.3 turbo petrol - specifications comparison.
Refer to the table below for a better comparison between the two cars in terms of dimensions.
Kia Seltos GT Line
Renault Duster Turbo
Looking at the table above, we can see that the Duster measures 45 mm, 22 mm and 75 mm greater in length, width and height, respectively with a 63 mm longer wheelbase than the Kia Seltos. This translates into a more spacious cabin of the former than the latter.
Exterior and interior features
The Kia Seltos is equipped with a wide range of top-notch features. These include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and UVO car technologies connectivity, a head-up display, a multi-colour ambient lighting system, a Bose premium 8-speaker system, an electric sunroof, an electrically adjustable driver’s front seat and ventilated front seats, etc.
In the meanwhile, the Renault Duster is also packed with numerous features. Some of the most outstanding ones include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic temperature control, Ice Blue graphic instrument cluster with MID, powered wing mirrors, auto cruise, remote pre-cooling, LED DRLs, R17 Forza diamond-cut alloy wheels, etc.
The Kia Seltos seems to outdo its competitor in terms of the safety features with a wide array of safety features. These include six airbags, ABS with EBD, BA, ESC, hill holder, a blind-view monitor, 360-degree camera, front parking sensors, rear disc brakes, vehicle stability management, etc.
The new Duster Turbo is packed with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, BA, rear parking camera, hill-hold control, electronic stability control and rear disc brakes, etc.
According to the table above, although the displacement of the turbo petrol motor of the Renault Duster is smaller than that of the Kia Seltos, the power and torque output figures of the former are greater than the latter. The transmission duties of both cars are undertaken by both manual and automatic transmission units.
As per the table, the Kia Seltos is more highly-priced than the Renault Duster by around INR 5 lakh, which can be explained by the wide array of modern features on the former.
The Kia Seltos is absolutely one of the leading cars in its segment in terms of the features and safety technologies. Nevertheless, its TGDi turbo gasoline burner has been exceeded by the Duster’s turbo petrol motor as regards the power/torque figures. Moreover, all the modern features offered in the Kia Seltos come at a price, which is a premium of around INR 5 lakh over the new Duster turbo petrol. So all in all, for the car customers who prefer a mid-size SUV with many modern features and do not mind paying a slight higher amount of money, the Kia Seltos is a wise choice. On the other hand, for those who are looking for a powerful car and is on a tight budget, the Renault Duster is the more suitable choice.