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Compare Toyota Corolla Altis Vs Renault Fluence

Snapshot: We put the Corolla Altis against the Renault Fluence and find out the better car among the two.

The Indian automobile segment has gone through an exciting phase in the past few years with a lot of new segments customized for the Indian audience are emerging. Be it compact sedan or a compact hatch or even a compact SUV, each segment has created a niche for itself as Indian consumers get more and more alternatives to choose from keeping intact the affordability of it all. However it does not change the fact that some segments would always remain effervescent and never lose their charm and premium sedans is certainly one of these. Renault and Toyota are among the top automakers in the world and when you put these firms against each other, the competition is always going to be tight. So let us compare the features of the two sedans and let’s see what lies within these two gorgeous vehicles.

Toyota Corolla Altis Safety vs. Renault Fluence Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    4
  • Engine Immobilizer and Central Locking
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Yes, Rear sensors with camera
    Yes, Rear sensors with camera
  • Child Safety Locks
    Yes
    Yes
  • Door Ajar Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Traction Control
    No
    Yes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    Yes
    Yes
  • ESP (Electronic Safety Program)
    No
    Yes
  • EBA (Electronic Brake Assist)
    No
    Yes
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
    Yes
    Yes

Toyota Corolla Altis Exterior vs. Renault Fluence Exterior

  • Headlights
    Xenon Projector with LED DRLs
    Halogen Projector with LED DRLs
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    No
    Yes
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Alloy
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment - Electric and folding
    Internal adjustment - Electric with folding

Toyota Corolla Altis Interior vs. Renault Fluence Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Yes, Electric Power
    Yes, Hydraulic Power
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    Yes, Rake and Reach
    Yes, Rake and Reach
  • Seats Material
    Leather
    Fabric
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
    Yes
    No
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    Yes
    Yes
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Yes, Electric
    Yes
  • Start / Stop Button
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Center Armrest
    Yes
    Yes
  • Clock
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital

Toyota Corolla Altis Comfort vs. Renault Fluence Comfort

  • Navigation System
    Yes
    No
  • Ventilation System
    Yes, Fully automatic climate control
    Yes, Fully automatic two zone climate control
  • Automatic Headlamps
    Yes
    Yes
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes, 2
    Yes
  • Second Row AC Vents
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Headrests
    Yes, All Rows
    Yes, All Rows
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
  • USB Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • iPod Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Aux-in Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Cup Holders
    Yes, Front
    Yes, Front & Rear
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Smart Key
    Yes, Smart Key
  • Cooled Glovebox
    No
    No
  • Infotainment Screen
    Yes, Touch Sensitive
    No

Toyota Corolla Altis Instrumentation vs. Renault Fluence Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    Yes
  • Average Speed
    Yes
    Yes
  • Tripmeter
    Yes
    Yes
  • Distance to Empty
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fuel Gauge
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Digital
  • Engine Malfunction Light
    Yes
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Digital
  • Key Off Reminder
    Yes
    No
  • Headlight Reminder
    Not Applicable
    Not Applicable
  • Low Fuel Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fasten Seat Belt Warning
    Yes
    Yes

Toyota Corolla Altis Dimensions and Weights vs. Renault Fluence Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    4620 mm
    4618 mm
  • Width
    1775 mm
    1813 mm
  • Height
    1475 mm
    1488 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2700 mm
    2703 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    175 mm
    168 mm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    50 litres
    60 litres

Toyota Corolla Altis Body vs. Renault Fluence Body

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Body Type
    Sedan
    Sedan
  • Doors
    4
    4

Toyota Corolla Altis Engine vs. Renault Fluence Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    4
  • Displacement
    1364 cc
    1461 cc
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    88.4@3800
    110@4000
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    205@1800-2800
    240@1850
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    21.43 km/litre
    20.4 km/litre

Toyota Corolla Altis Transmission vs. Renault Fluence Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    FWD
    FWD
  • Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gears
    6
    6

Toyota Corolla Altis Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Renault Fluence Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Solid Disc
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    205/55 R16 
    205/60 R16
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    205/55 R16 
    205/60 R16

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Toyota Corolla Altis 1.8 VL with the Renault Fluence Diesel E4. 

Toyota Corolla Altis Vs Renault Fluence (Design and Exteriors)

Toyota Corolla Altis is a beautifully crafted sedan to say the least with attention being given to the details. There is a good blend of modern yet conventional aspects that really make Toyota Corolla Altis stand out. At the front, you will notice the signature emblem right at the centre surrounded by three chrome slated plates that has a wide air dam as well.

The body colored bumper at the front has a sportier feel while the side profile is much more muscular with large multi-spoke 16 inch alloy wheels. The body colored external rear view mirror and door handles look great as well, whereas the B pillars and window sills have a touch of shiny finish.

On the other hand we have Renault Fluence which is a sedan that has undergone some major modifications compared to its predecessor. Here too we see chrome inserts at the centre of the front profile while the design of the front radiator grille is also changed. However it the presence of the front bumper with diffuser that gives Renault Fluence a real edgy yet savvy feel. The sedan also has body colored OVRMs while the door handles have a silver finish.

Toyota Corolla Altis Vs Renault Fluence (Interiors and Features)

There is no doubt that the interior of Toyota Corolla Altis is very lavish with the Japanese automaker using premium plastic material for the cabin that comes with a dual tone theme. The upholstery also uses premium leather in the higher ends and high quality fabric finish in the lower ends that again gives that up-market feel. There is quite a bit of space inside the cabin with a decent amount of boot space, leg space and shoulder space. There are plenty of other utility elements that add to the comfort including room lamps, rear sun shade reclining seats.

To top it all there is the in-dash touch screen audio with Bluetooth and SD card where base has 5.8 LCD touchscreen with DVD and above that all variants get 7.0 LCD touchscreen without DVD and additionally the top end gets navigation system as well.

In comparison, Renault Fluence also obliges with a good amount of leg and shoulder space giving a lot of airy-ness. The dashboard and the central console system are redesigned and therefore standout with their modern aesthetics. Look further deep and we see the three spoke steering wheel. Apart from the other utility features, Renault Fluence has rear AC vents in the top end, power steering with EPS, cruise control and speed limiter, central display etc.

Toyota Corolla Altis Vs Renault Fluence (Engine and Transmission)

Toyota Corolla Altis comes with a D-4D Diesel engine that has a variable Nozzle Turbo along with an intercooler. The four cylinder engine has a displacement if 1364cc delivering a maximum power output of 88.4PS at 3800rpm along with a 205Nm torque between 1800 to 2800rpm. The diesel variant has a 6 speed manual transmission system to work with. Then we have the petrol variant of Toyota Corolla Altis that has a 16 valve DOHC dual VVT-i engine that has a displacement of 1798cc generating 140PS power at 6400rpm. The torque carved away is 173Nm at 4000rpm. Here we see lot of alternatives as far as the transmission system is concerned including a 6 speed manual transmission system and Super CVT-i with 7 speed Sequential Shiftmatic transmission system.

Renault Fluence on the other hand does not provide any options in terms of petrol but there are two variants for diesel. The sedan uses the Direct Injection Diesel engine that has a displacement of 1461cc that delivers 110PS power at 4000rpm and 240Nm at 1850rpm torque exceeding the figures generated by Toyota Corolla. Renault Fluence uses a front wheel drive set up in synchronization with a 6 speed manual transmission system.

Toyota Corolla Altis Vs Renault Fluence (Safety features and Mileage)

Toyota Corolla is pretty good in terms if mileage giving a fuel economy of 21.43kmpl on highways whereas for cities the mileage is lower at 18.4kmpl. Renault Fluence on the other hand delivers a mileage of 20.4kmpl which is a tad short of what Corolla delivers making both the cars thriving neck to neck.

In the safety department both the sedans are almost at par with Renault Fluence offering plenty of features to work with including Aspherical Driver Side OVRM, Brake Assist, ABS with EBD (only in top end), front and rear disc brakes, Anti Slip Regulation, speed limiter, Engine and Transmission guard etc. Toyota Corolla too is quite compact in the safety section with the presence of features like ABS, EBD and Brake assist. There are SRS airbags for the passengers and the driver whereas front fog lamps.

Verdict

There is not much to choose between Renault Fluence and Toyota Corolla although the latter is a better option when it comes to mileage. There are no petrol alternatives with Renault Fluence which means that you have to go with Toyota Corolla in that case. Aesthetically Renault Fluence does seem to be the better among the two while interiors are neck to neck for both. Safety features are better in case of the Fluence. 

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