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Spec comparo: Mahindra TUV300 vs Ford EcoSport vs Renault Duster vs Hyundai i20 Active

Team OD  /
10 Sep 2015 16:55:37 IST

Mahindra has launchedthe TUV300 in the sub-4m SUV segment and have given it a quite a few features. The TUV300 is based on a modified Scorpio chassis and will be offered in three trims " T4, T6 and T8.

In this spec comparison, we pit the TUV300 against the Ford EcoSport, the Hyundai i20 Active and the 85PS Renault Duster. Although they aren't all in the same category of cars, they do fall in a similar price bracket. The i20 Active covers the hoppedhatchback section and has won many a battle with similar cars while the EcoSport takes care of the sub-four metre SUV department. The Duster, although not a sub-4m SUV, still falls in the same price range. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and the Hyundai Creta are not in this comparison as they are far more expensive while the Nissan Terrano is more or less similar to theDuster.

Mahindra TUV300 comparo

One major difference between these vehicles is that the Mahindra TUV300 is a seven-seater while the other three are five-seaters. Although the additional seats in the TUV won't be the most comfortable, they definitely count for something. The EcoSport's 1.5-litre diesel engine and the i20 Active's 1.4-litre diesel mill are the most powerful engines of the lot, with 91PS/204Nm and 90PS/220Nm respectively. The TUV300 has the only 3-cylinder engine here and makes 230Nm of torque and 84PS with the 5-speed manual and 81PS with the optional automatic. The TUV300 is the first diesel sub-4m SUV to get an automatic transmission and none of the other diesel cars in this comparison are offered with one. The Renault Duster however, does offer an AWD option in the 110PS version.

The TUV300 gets dual airbags and ABS with EBD from the T4+trim (not offered on the T6), while on the Duster RxL, driver side airbag is standard and the passenger side airbag is optional. The Ford EcoSport gets ABS as standard from the Trend trim, while dual airbags as well as side and curtain airbags come as standard on the third and top-end trims. The i20 Active gets a driver's side airbag and ABS as standard from the mid-level trim, while dual airbags are present only in the top-end SX trim.

The Ford EcoSport is the only SUVhere that doesn't offer a touchscreen infotainment system. The TUV300 gets a micro-hybrid system and brake-energy regeneration system that the other cars lack.

You can find the technical comparison between the four vehicles below.

Spec comparo: Mahindra TUV300 vs Ford EcoSport vs Renault Duster vs Hyundai i20 Active


  
Mahindra TUV300 T8 AMT
ENGINE
Type Inline 3, turbo diesel
Engine capacity 1493cc
Valvetrain 4 valves/cyl
Max power 81PS
Max torque 230Nm
Transmission 5-speed AMT
UNDERPINNINGS
Suspension (F) Double wishbone
Suspension (R) Rigid axle multi-link
Brakes (Front/Rear) Disc /Drum
Tyres (F/R) 215/75 R15
PERFORMANCE
0-100 -
Highway FE -
City FE -
Overall FE -
ARAI FE 18.49kmpl
GENERAL DATA
LxWxH in mm 3995x1835x1839
Wheelbase in mm 2680
Boot space 384l
Seating capacity 7
Price (Ex-Mumbai) Rs 9.12 lakh
  
Ford EcoSport Titanium (O)
ENGINE
Type Inline 4, turbo diesel
Engine capacity 1498cc
Valvetrain 4 valves/cyl
Max power 91PS
Max torque 204Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual
UNDERPINNINGS
Suspension (F) MacPherson strut
Suspension (R) Gas and oil filled shock
Brakes (Front/Rear) Disc /Drum
Tyres (F/R) 205/60 R16
PERFORMANCE
0-100 13.2s
Highway FE 21.1kmpl
City FE -
Overall FE 15.8kmpl
ARAI FE 22.67kmpl
GENERAL DATA
LxWxH in mm 3999x1765x1708
Wheelbase in mm 2520
Boot space 346l
Seating capacity 5
Price (Ex-Mumbai) Rs 10.78 lakh
  
Hyundai i20 Active SX
ENGINE
Type Inline 4, turbo diesel
Engine capacity 1396
Valvetrain 4 valves/cyl
Max power 90PS
Max torque 220Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual
UNDERPINNINGS
Suspension (F) MacPherson strut
Suspension (R) Torsion Beam
Brakes (Front/Rear) Disc /Drum
Tyres (F/R) 195/55 R16
PERFORMANCE
0-100 12.6s
Highway FE 22.7kmpl
City FE 16.4kmpl
Overall FE 17.9kmpl
ARAI FE 21.19kmpl
GENERAL DATA
LxWxH in mm 3395x1760x1555
Wheelbase in mm 2570
Boot space 285l
Seating capacity 5
Price (Ex-Mumbai) Rs 9.41 lakh
  
Renault Duster RxL
ENGINE
Type Inline 4, turbo diesel
Engine capacity 1461cc
Valvetrain 4 valves/cyl
Max power 85PS
Max torque 200Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual
UNDERPINNINGS
Suspension (F) MacPherson strut
Suspension (R) Trailing arm
Brakes (Front/Rear) Disc /Drum
Tyres (F/R) 215/65 R16
PERFORMANCE
0-100 -
Highway FE -
City FE -
Overall FE -
ARAI FE 19.87kmpl
GENERAL DATA
LxWxH in mm 4315x1822x1695
Wheelbase in mm 2673
Boot space 475l
Seating capacity 5
Price (Ex-Mumbai) Rs 12.02 lakh
  

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