Which is better among Quanto and Duster?
By: Govind on 19 june 2014
Quanto is available in only diesel version and it’s a smart designed seven seater with flexible interiros space for accomodating various luggages. Renult duster is available in both petrol and diesel versions. It’s a five seater version with good lot of boot space. Duster is available in various variants and engine power options too. The price ranges from 8 to 11Lakhs depending upon the variant selected. Quanto has its own charm as a shorter version of a utility vehicle. There is option of using the space available behind rear seat for accomodating for two persons or can be used for luggage as required. In overall, Quanto has better utility than Duster and hence makes a better option too.
Sonal Gupta 2014-06-19
Both vehicles are from different segment so it is very difficult to say which one is better. Though, Renault Duster is bit costlier but its engine performance, mileage is also much better than Mahindra Quanto. If we compare the luxury and comfort features again Duster is far ahead than Quanto. Even if we talk about the appearance Renault Duster is more stylish vehicle with a fresh sporty look but Quanto looks like a Mini Xylo.
To be honest, each of the cars has its own set of merits and demerits. While some features of a car harmonize with the requirements of one car owner, the same features might appear incompatible with the requirements of another user. Now let us compare Mahindra Quanto C2 with Renault Duster 110 PS RxL AWD Diesel to get a better picture. Although both the vehicles have diesel engine, the power and torque of Duster, which are 108 bhp @ 3900 rpm and 248 Nm @ 2250 RPM respectively, are greater than Quanto. Duster also offers better ARAI mileage as compared to Quanto. While Duster has a 6 speed gearbox with AWD drivetrain, Quanto has 5 speed gearbox and RWD drivetrain. While both has manual transmission and manual air conditioning, more extra features present in Duster include Front & Rear power windows, remote central locking, Anti-Lock Braking System and two airbags; which include one one meant driver and one for co-driver. However, both the cars lack alloy wheels Nevertheless, the price of Quanto C2 , which is around 6.42 lacs, is almost half that of Duster110 PS RxL AWD Diesel, which is 12.40 lacs. Again, you get a choice of seven color variants in Duster and six varients in
There is absolutely no comparison between these two cars. It is totally dependent on your budget. If you have a budget of 7-8 lacs then you better go with Mahindra Quanto which has good value for money and if you have a good budget of 11-12 lacs then you should go with Renault Duster. Renault Duster has way better performance than Quanto. When it comes to design and style, Duster has modern looks and Quanto has outdated design.
Comparing these 2 vehicles is like comparing a mouse and a tiger. Both the cars are compact SUVs but have completely different specifications and features. Duster is a present-day car loaded with all modern features like anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) and many more. Mahindra Quanto is an outdated car which lacks all these modern features. The problem lies with the price tag Duster is 2-3 lacs costly than Quanto.
Mahindra Quanto comes only with diesel engine. The diesel engine used is 1.5 litre 100 bhp 12V mCR100 Diesel Engine which gives a maximum power of 100 bhp and a peak torque of 240 Nm at 3750 rpm and 2200 rpm respectively. Renault Duster comes with petrol as well as diesel engine. The diesel engine used is 1.5-litre 108.45bhp 16V dCi THP Diesel Engine which churns out a maximum power of 110 bhp and an extreme torque of 245 Nm at 4000 rpm and 1750 rpm.
I would obviously go with Renault duster. Mahindra Quanto is little bit cheaper than Duster but is not worth taking. The engine of Quanto is underpowered. The engine layout of Quanto is 1.5 litre 12 valve 3 cylinder whereas Duster’s engine layout is 1.5 litre 16 valve 4 cylinder. Quanto uses a 3 cylindered engine to power itself. Apart from dynamics the looks and designing of Duster is far better than Quanto.
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