Suzuki S-Cross vs Renault Duster vs Hyundai Creta vs Nissan Terrano vs Ford EcoSport vs Mahindra XUV 500 vs Tata Safari Storme vs Mahindra TUV300: Tech Spec comparo

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SUVs are a great tool for weekenders/travelers who like getting away from the busy city life and enjoy some action off the tarmac. But driving a burly SUV on crowded city streets can sometimes become a grueling task. And that’s where the crossovers step in. Compact in size for ease of use in crowded cities but relatively more capable of handling the adrenaline filled adventure drives reserved for the weekend, the crossover market has found a large audience base in the Indian as well as in the global market.


While the existing players such as the Renault Duster and Ford EcoSport have been clocking good sales numbers for their respective manufacturers, the arrival of the new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra TUV100 has expanded the options for the Indian audience willing to buy a compact SUV/crossover. This crossover technical specification comparison will be a face-off between the existing products and new models along with two full fledged SUVs that are available at nearly the same (or slightly higher) price as the crossovers/compact SUVs in the Indian market.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross front (4)

First up is the comparison of the diesel powered vehicles.

ModelsSuzuki S-CrossRenault DusterHyundai CretaNissan TerranoFord EcoSportMahindra XUVTata Safari StormeMahindra TUV300


Power (PS)1598cc: 120/ 1248cc: 9085/1101396cc: 90/ 1591cc: 12385/1109114215082/85
Torque (Nm)1598cc: 320/ 1248cc: 200200/2451396cc: 220/ 1591cc: 260200/248204330320230
Transmission1598cc: 6 MT/ 1248cc: 5 MT5 MT/6 MT1396cc: 6 MT/ 1591cc: 6 AT5 MT/6 MT5 MT6 MT5 MT5 MT/5 AT


Length (mm)43004315427043313999458546553995
Width (mm)17651822178018221765189019651835
Height (mm)15901695163016711708178519221839
Wheelbase (mm)26002673259026732520270026502680
Ground Clearance (mm)180205-210 (AWD)200205200200/160 (with stone guard)200182
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)4850555052706360
Turning Radius (m)
Price in lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 8.34-10.75Rs 9.12-13.62Rs 9.46-13.60Rs 10.13-12.91Rs 7.88-10.20Rs 11.29-16.19Rs 9.99-14.36Rs 6.90-9.12 (ex-showroom Pune)


The Tata Safari Storme and the Mahindra XUV500 being full fledged SUVs with larger displacement engines have a slight power advantage over the crossovers/compact SUVs. The Tata Safari Storme and Mahindra XUV500, with their 2179cc diesel powered engines, deliver 150PS and 142PS respectively. Comparing only the crossovers and the compact SUVs, the Hyundai Creta is the most powerful product with power output of 123 PS from its 1591cc engine followed closely by the Suzuki S-Cross with 120PS.

The Nissan Terrano and Renault share the same engine and hence deliver identical power output figures. The EcoSport is at the second spot from the bottom of the chart in terms of power with only 91PS on tap. Then again, the Ecosport is the smallest and (likely) cheapest of the lot here. Also, 204 Nm of torque is good enough for a vehicle the EcoSport’s size for a heady shove. Bring into the picture the compact crossover’s amazing handling, and you really don’t have much to complain about. The bottom place, in terms of power output and sharing the space with the lower spec Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano, is now occupied by the new Mahindra TUV300 that delivers 85 PS of power.

Mahindra TUV300 launch - LIVE updates (40)

However, the Mahindra TUV300 grabs attention for one particular reason – Price. Stealing the title of being the most affordable compact SUV/crossover from the Ford EcoSport is the new Mahindra TUV300 with prices starting from Rs 6.90 lakh (ex-showroom Pune) for the base variant. Compare that to the former most affordable vehicle in this comparison and the new TUV300 undercuts the EcoSport by nearly Rs 1 lakh. In fact, when compared to the low engine-spec models of the Suzuki S-Cross, Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano and the Ford EcoSport, the new Mahindra TUV300 stands apart with the highest torque output of 230Nm.

Next up, petrol powered variants.

ModelsRenault DusterHyundai CretaNissan TerranoFord EcoSport
Displacement1598cc1591 cc1598cc1499cc/ 999cc Ecoboost
Power (PS)1021231041499cc: 112/ 999cc: 125
Torque (Nm)1451511451499cc: 140/ 999cc: 170
Transmission5 MT 6 MT5 MT5 MT
Length (mm)4315427043313999
Width (mm)1822178018221765
Height (mm)1695163016711708
Wheelbase (mm)2673259026732520
Ground Clearance (mm)205200205200
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50555052
Turning Radius (m)
Price in lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)Rs 8.35-9.69Rs 8.59-11.19Rs 10.14Rs 6.75-9.72


The Suzuki S-Cross and the Mahindra TUV300 will not be available in a petrol variant in the foreseeable future but you can select between the Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta, Nissan Terrano and Ford EcoSport. Yet again, it is the Ford EcoSport that impresses in the performance and pricing department. The Ford EcoSport comes with two engine options and with 125 PS of power is the most powerful crossover among the four. The pricing of the product does not disappoint either with ex-showroom Delhi prices starting from at Rs 6.75 lakh.

The Hyundai Creta delivers marginally less power than the Ford EcoSport with output figures standing at 123 PS. The Nissan Terrano and Renault Duster, yet again, share the same engine and hence deliver same power output figures but the petrol powered Terrano is available only in one variant while the Duster comes in different trim levels.

Hyundai Creta front

The crossover market looks promising and with new products ready to arrive at the Indian market, we expect to see some really tough competition among the manufacturers to lure customers towards their respective products. Which product works for you? Would you be waiting for new products to arrive in the Indian market or would you write off a cheque for one of the existing products? Share your views with us through the comments section below.

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