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.

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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.

Models Suzuki S-Cross Renault Duster Hyundai Creta Nissan Terrano Ford EcoSport Mahindra XUV Tata Safari Storme Mahindra TUV300

Engine

Displacement 1598cc/1248cc 1461cc 1396cc/1591cc 1461cc 1498cc 2179cc 2179cc 1493cc
Power (PS) 1598cc: 120/ 1248cc: 90 85/110 1396cc: 90/ 1591cc: 123 85/110 91 142 150 82/85
Torque (Nm) 1598cc: 320/ 1248cc: 200 200/245 1396cc: 220/ 1591cc: 260 200/248 204 330 320 230
Transmission 1598cc: 6 MT/ 1248cc: 5 MT 5 MT/6 MT 1396cc: 6 MT/ 1591cc: 6 AT 5 MT/6 MT 5 MT 6 MT 5 MT 5 MT/5 AT

Dimensions

Length (mm) 4300 4315 4270 4331 3999 4585 4655 3995
Width (mm) 1765 1822 1780 1822 1765 1890 1965 1835
Height (mm) 1590 1695 1630 1671 1708 1785 1922 1839
Wheelbase (mm) 2600 2673 2590 2673 2520 2700 2650 2680
Ground Clearance (mm) 180 205-210 (AWD) 200 205 200 200/160 (with stone guard) 200 182
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 48 50 55 50 52 70 63 60
Turning Radius (m) 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.6 5.4 5.35
Price in lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)  Rs 8.34-10.75 Rs 9.12-13.62 Rs 9.46-13.60 Rs 10.13-12.91 Rs 7.88-10.20 Rs 11.29-16.19 Rs 9.99-14.36 Rs 6.90-9.12 (ex-showroom Pune)

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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.

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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.

Models Renault Duster Hyundai Creta Nissan Terrano Ford EcoSport
Engine
Displacement 1598cc 1591 cc 1598cc 1499cc/ 999cc Ecoboost
Power (PS) 102 123 104 1499cc: 112/ 999cc: 125
Torque (Nm) 145 151 145 1499cc: 140/ 999cc: 170
Transmission 5 MT  6 MT 5 MT 5 MT
Dimensions
Length (mm) 4315 4270 4331 3999
Width (mm) 1822 1780 1822 1765
Height (mm) 1695 1630 1671 1708
Wheelbase (mm) 2673 2590 2673 2520
Ground Clearance (mm) 205 200 205 200
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50 55 50 52
Turning Radius (m) 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.3
Price in lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 8.35-9.69 Rs 8.59-11.19 Rs 10.14 Rs 6.75-9.72

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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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