Ford EcoSport vs Renault Duster: Which Petrol-Automatic Offers Better Performance And Efficiency?

Published On November 15, 2019 01:55 PM By Dhruv Paliwal for Ford EcoSport at CarDekho.com

What do the original flag-bearers of the compact SUV segment have to offer in their petrol-automatic avatars?

We recently had the Duster’s petrol-automatic version over at our garage and we tested it for performance and fuel efficiency. Having conducted a similar test for the Ford EcoSport’s petrol-automatic version previously, we compared data from both the test results to find out which of the two offers better performance and fuel efficiency.

But before we do that, let’s take a look at the engine specs of the two:

 

Ford EcoSport 

Renault Duster

Displacement

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power

123PS

106PS

Torque

150Nm

142Nm

Transmission

6-speed AT

CVT

Claimed FE

14.6kmpl

13.9kmpl

Emission Type

BS4

BS4

It is evident by taking a look at the engine specs that the Ford EcoSport seems to have the upper hand. Its engine makes more power, more torque and is even more fuel efficient. How much of that translates in the real world? Read on to find out.

Performance Comparison

Acceleration and Roll-on Tests

 

0-100kmph

20-80kmph

Ford EcoSport

12.51s

7.57s

Renault Duster

17.15s

10.06s

As the engine specs suggest, the EcoSport is the better performer when it comes to acceleration. It beats the Duster comprehensively in a 0-100kmph sprint, and in a roll-on test from 20-80kmph.

Braking Distance

 

100-0kmph

80-0kmph

Ford EcoSport

42.78m

24.90m

Renault Duster

40.28m

25.69m

When it comes to braking, the Duster claws back a little by stopping quicker from 100kmph. However, the EcoSport comes to a halt faster from 80kmph.

Also Read: Hyundai Venue Petrol DCT vs Renault Duster Petrol CVT: Comparison Review

Fuel Efficiency Comparison

 

Claimed (ARAI)

Highway (Tested)

City (Tested)

Ford EcoSport

14.6kmpl

17.12kmpl

7.04kmpl

Renault Duster

13.9kmpl

14.54kmpl

11.68kmpl

When comparing highway figures, the EcoSport beats the Duster and that too by quite a margin. It’s a different story in the city, where the Duster returns substantially better fuel efficiency. 

Take a look below at the efficiency you can expect from these two, depending upon your usage.

 

50% highway, 50% city

25% highway, 75% city

75% highway, 25% city

Ford EcoSport

10kmpl

8.25kmpl

12.6kmpl

Renault Duster

12.95kmpl

12.28kmpl

13.70kmpl

Also Read: 2020 Ford EcoSport BS6 Spied Testing

Verdict

The Ford EcoSport is better at most things and if you’re looking for performance and better highway fuel efficiency, it is the right pick.

However, one cannot ignore the Duster altogether as it offers considerably better fuel efficiency in the city and also stops faster when coming to a halt from 100kmph. Pick the Duster if you are looking for convenience over performance and drive mainly in the city.

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