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    Renault Duster [2016-2019]

    Version
    RxE Petrol
    City
    Show price in my city
    ₹ 8.00 Lakh
    Last Recorded Price

    Renault Duster [2016-2019] Key Specifications

    Price₹ 8.00 Lakh onwards
    Mileage13.6 to 19.78 kmpl
    Engine1461 to 1598 cc
    TransmissionManual, Automatic (CVT), Automatic & AMT
    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Renault Duster [2016-2019] Summary

    Renault Duster [2016-2019] Price:

    Renault Duster [2016-2019] price starts at ₹ 8.00 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 14.17 Lakh. The price of Petrol variant for Duster [2016-2019] ranges between ₹ 8.00 Lakh - ₹ 10.00 Lakh and the price of Diesel variant for Duster [2016-2019] ranges between ₹ 8.95 Lakh - ₹ 14.17 Lakh.

    Renault Duster [2016-2019] Versions:

    Duster [2016-2019] is available in 22 variants. Out of these 22 variants, 18 are Manual, 1 are Automatic (CVT), 2 are Automatic and 1 are AMT.

    Renault Duster [2016-2019] Colours:

    Duster [2016-2019] is offered in 7 colours: Woodland Brown, Pearl White, Moonlight Silver, Cayenne Orange, Outback Bronze, Slate Grey and Fiery Red. However, some of these colours are available in specific versions.

    Renault Duster [2016-2019] Competitors:

    Duster [2016-2019] is competing against Nissan Kicks, Mahindra XUV300, Renault Duster, Toyota Yaris, Kia Seltos, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki XL6, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.

    Duster [2016-2019] Price List in India (Variants)

    Filter By Fuel type & Transmission
    VariantsLast Recorded PriceCompare

    RxE Petrol

    1498 cc, Petrol, Manual, 13.6 kmpl
    ₹ 8.00 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    RxE Petrol [2016-2017]

    1598 cc, Petrol, Manual, 13.6 kmpl
    ₹ 8.21 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    RXL Petrol

    1498 cc, Petrol, Manual, 13.6 kmpl
    ₹ 8.83 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    85 PS Base 4X2 MT Diesel

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.87 kmpl
    ₹ 8.95 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    RXL Petrol [2016-2017]

    1598 cc, Petrol, Manual, 13.6 kmpl
    ₹ 9.06 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    85 PS RxE 4X2 MT Diesel

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.87 kmpl
    ₹ 9.24 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    RXS Petrol

    1498 cc, Petrol, Manual, 13.6 kmpl
    ₹ 9.24 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    RXS CVT

    1498 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 13.6 kmpl
    ₹ 10.00 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    85 PS RXS 4X2 MT Diesel

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.87 kmpl
    ₹ 10.00 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    Adventure Edition 85 PS RxE 4X2 MT

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.87 kmpl
    ₹ 10.01 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    85 PS Sandstorm Edition Diesel

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.87 kmpl
    ₹ 10.27 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    85 PS RXL 4X2 MT [2016-2017]

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.87 kmpl
    ₹ 10.73 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    Adventure Edition 85 PS RXL 4X2 MT

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.87 kmpl
    ₹ 10.83 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    110 PS Sandstorm Edition Diesel

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.6 kmpl
    ₹ 11.16 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    85 PS RXZ 4X2 MT Diesel (Opt)

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.87 kmpl
    ₹ 11.24 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    110 PS RXL 4X2 MT

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.6 kmpl
    ₹ 11.52 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    110 PS RXL 4X2 AMT [2016-2017]

    1461 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 19.6 kmpl
    ₹ 12.13 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    110 PS RXZ 4X2 MT Diesel

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.6 kmpl
    ₹ 12.14 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    110 PS RXS 4X2 AMT Diesel

    1461 cc, Diesel, AMT, 19.6 kmpl
    ₹ 12.15 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    110 PS RXZ 4X2 AMT Diesel

    1461 cc, Diesel, Automatic, 19.6 kmpl
    ₹ 12.37 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    110 PS RXZ 4X4 MT Diesel

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.72 kmpl
    ₹ 13.13 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers

    Adventure Edition 110 PS RXZ 4X4 MT

    1461 cc, Diesel, Manual, 19.72 kmpl
    ₹ 14.17 LakhShow price in my cityGet Offers
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Fuel efficient diesel engine
      • Feels tough
      • Comfortable ride quality
    • Bad Things
      • Mediocre interior plastic quality
      • Feels old despite the latest update
      • Heavy clutch action

    Duster [2016-2019] Verdict

    The Duster was a game changing SUV for Renault in India. And back in 2012, there weren’t many compact yet spacious five-seater SUVs (with a monocoque platform) that offered car-like driving experience. But now with newer competition, it has started to show its age in terms of refinement and interior fit and finish.

    Duster [2016-2019] Review

    Having driven the diesel automatic version a fair bit as our long termer, it’s now time to put the Duster CVT petrol to the test.

    What is it?

    This may come as a surprise but it’s the Renault Duster that fits the bill better than most compact SUVs when it comes to straying off to the beaten path, even if it’s just a little. After all, it’s the only car to have all-wheel drive as an option in a segment where front-wheel drive is the norm. The Duster is also the only compact SUV that can be had with an automatic gearbox for both diesel and petrol versions. Having driven the diesel automatic version a fair bit as our long termer, it’s now time to put the Duster CVT petrol to the test.   

    Renault dished out a major facelift for the Duster back in 2016, complete with refreshed styling. This petrol automatic version is based on the same update and as a result, retains that purposeful-looking stance. Visually the only addition is the large Xtronic sticker at the back which indicates the new drivetrain. As for the rest, this car gets the same square-ish headlights, S-shaped LED taillights and front and rear bumpers with dollops of black cladding. Rounding off the updates, the new fiery red colour option looks good and brings out the taut and beefy lines of the Duster.

    How is it on the inside?

    Oddly enough, the diesel automatic AMT Duster can be had in the top-spec RxZ variant only whereas the petrol CVT is offered in the RxS variant which is a step down. Naturally, the latter isn’t as well equipped and misses out on some essentials such as climate control and a backup camera. The RxS variant doesn’t get soft touch dash and door pads either. The design and quality of materials remain the same which means you still the odd-numbered speedometer, a large steering wheel and sub-par plastics. Although poor fit and finish was one of the main shortcomings of the original model, Renault improved the quality with the facelift. That said, there is still a low-rent feel to the doors and the centre console surrounds and the overall fit and finish is iffy. 

    The driving position is mostly car-like, but you do sit up higher than in a hatchback. The A-pillars are slim, helping outward visibility though what’s not so impressive are the wing mirrors which are surprisingly small. As for space and comfort, the Duster CVT petrol is the same and in no way that’s a bad thing. The front seats are just about the right size and offer adequate back and knee support. More importantly, the rear-seat space is also ample with better thigh support than the competition. All in all, the cabin is not as well built as the competition, but there’s no denying that it’s spacious and thoroughly practical. 

    How does it drive?

    The Duster CVT uses a new 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol motor that makes 106bhp and 142Nm, lugging the 1160kg kerb weight, and is matched to an inoffensive CVT gearbox. In terms of performance this engine has a good midrange, pulling well around the 3,000rpm mark. However, this also means that one has to keep the Duster on the boil while darting into traffic gaps or overtaking at high speeds. Thankfully, the engine makes up for the restrained low-end with its refined nature as its hardly audible under regular driving. Thanks to the CVT, the power delivery is incredibly linear and thankfully, there is less of the typical rubber-band effect wherein there is a sharp rise in engine revs in proportion to the gain in momentum. 

    If you love driving and are the kind who wants strong performance out of your car, the Duster CVT isn’t for you. This engine honestly feels like it’s gasping under heavy throttle or while going uphill. Sure, it will maintain highway speeds all day long and get you from A to B but it’s not an inspiring motor. The CVT, too, despite having a manual mode, is no firecracker but as far as the shifts are concerned, they are incredibly smooth and barely perceptible. 

    As for the ride and handling, this petrol version is the same as the rest of the Duster range which is a good thing. The steering feel is light and progressive, only a little loose on-centre. Too bad that three-spoke wheel still judders when taking corners at high speeds. Renault says they have worked on reducing the juddering; however, it’s still there and would probably prove to be unnerving for some drivers. No such groaning when it comes to the ride quality as the Duster simply manages to hover across bad roads. Yes, it is slightly stiffer than its rivals but the trade-off to this is that the Duster feels a lot more solid when going through median bumps and potholes. Unlike some cars wherein you have to take caution while going over rough roads, you really can plough through in the Duster without second thoughts, the whole suspension is that solid.

    Should I buy one?

    The Duster CVT petrol, then, is a purposeful looking, no nonsense product with slightly old-school interiors. It’s not the most sophisticated product and with the CVT offered in the mid-spec RxS variant only, not a feature-rich offering either. It is quite likeable though and remains a good performer and at least in the automatic form, less taxing to drive than before. All in all, it is tough and a fairly capable compact SUV, unless in-car tech (Ford EcoSport) or plush ride quality (Tata Nexon) are top priorities. 

    Where does it fit in?

    The Renault Duster range starts at Rs 9.34 lakhs for the base petrol variant, going all the way till Rs 15.45 lakhs for the all-wheel drive variant. At these prices, it competes with a range of cars including the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and even the Hyundai Creta. 

     

    Pictures by Kapil Angane

     

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    Duster [2016-2019] Colours

    Renault Duster [2016-2019] is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Renault Duster [2016-2019] Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Petrol

    (1498 cc)

    Manual13.6 kmpl

    Petrol

    (1598 cc)

    Manual13.6 kmpl

    Diesel

    (1461 cc)

    Manual19.78 kmpl

    Petrol

    (1498 cc)

    Automatic (CVT)13.6 kmpl

    Diesel

    (1461 cc)

    Automatic19.6 kmpl

    Diesel

    (1461 cc)

    AMT19.6 kmpl

    FAQs About Renault Duster [2016-2019]

    Q: What is the price of Renault Duster [2016-2019]?
    Renault has stopped the production of Renault Duster [2016-2019]. The last recorded price of Renault Duster [2016-2019] is ₹ 8.00 Lakh.

    Q: Which is Duster [2016-2019] Top Model?
    The top model of Renault Duster [2016-2019] is Adventure Edition 110 PS RXZ 4X4 MT and the last recorded price for Duster [2016-2019] Adventure Edition 110 PS RXZ 4X4 MT is ₹ 14.17 Lakh.

    Q: Which car is better between Duster [2016-2019] and Kicks?
    Renault Duster [2016-2019] price starts at ₹ 8.00 Lakh ex-showroom and it comes with 1498cc engine. Whereas, Kicks price starts at ₹ 9.50 Lakh ex-showroom and it comes with 1498cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: Is there a new coming up Duster [2016-2019]?
    No, there is no running/upcoming Renault Duster [2016-2019].

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    Renault Duster [2016-2019] User Reviews

    • Value for money
      Fantastic drive experience, enough space for sitting, pickup, mileage of the car is superb. For long drive imaging experience to drive this suv, infotainment system, leg space, boot space, ground clearance everything is perfectly fine.
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    • True comfort
      The interior is great the driving experience is good. It gives u a good value for money . The drive is so smooth u dont even feel 200-300kms at a stretch . The mileage on highway is good a good option in class .
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    • Loved it
      Awesome buying experience. Loved its suspension and ride quality. Nothing can come better for this price range. Looks are awesome. Yes, features could be better but we can always upgrade this with better speakers or better-looking accessories...
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      This car very awesome looking so cool comfortable interior so nice my favourite this car I wise 2020 new feature lunch the company...I Suggest by this car and drive the experience thanks.
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    • Aaraam ka mamla hai.. Renault duster
      The sitting comfort is as high as the sofa. Steering control is on fingers Suspensions are very qualitiable as no one can feel a jerk on pit holes road Smooth drive feeling without any noise from the engine and other transmission movements.
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