Renault Lodgy vs. Renault Duster: The Family War

Renault Lodgy vs. Renault Duster: The Family War

Renault Lodgy or Renault Duster, which car is a better buying option? Read on this comparison review to find the answer.

Renault India has been successful in gaining a good presence on the Indian roads. Thanks to its highly popular and unbeaten compact-SUV Renault Duster, and the wonderful small hatchback Renault Kwid, things are working fine for Renault in India. However, there are three more offerings from Renault in India; Lodgy (MPV), Scala (Sedan) and Pulse (hatchback), which are trying their best to make a difference in their segment.

Interestingly, both Renault Duster (compact-SUV) and Renault Lodgy (MPV) fall in somewhat same price segment. Being different in terms of make, segment type and usage, both have different capabilities and features.

Here, we bring you a comparison review of Renault Lodgy and Renault Duster to understand which of them is better and worth a buy.

 

Renault Lodgy vs. Renault Duster

Exterior Design & Dynamics

The Renault Duster, being a compact SUV has an advantage here. It boasts a muscular and sporty look which wins your heart on the first look. Comparing with the other compact SUVs in the segment, we can easily come to a conclusion that it is one of the best looking compact SUVs available in India today. On its exterior, the headlights, chrome grille, bumper design, the tail lamps and the boot lid, makes the Duster a dynamic and muscular offering.

The Renault Lodgy on the other hand looks like a regular and conventional multi-purpose vehicle, which isn’t dynamic and muscular as the Renault Duster. Talking about the exterior design, the headlamps, front grille, front & rear bumpers, tail-lamps are neatly placed and we don’t have any complaints regarding them. It looks like a big seven-seater family car, which would easily attract buyers towards it.

Interiors

The Renault Lodgy has a very pleasant ambience and it certainly one of the best cabins of a MPV to be in. The designers at Renault have used light colors on the inside which looks decent. The large glasses give a very wide outer view, making it look airy and spacious on the inside. This seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle offers great comfort with enough of head room, knee room and thigh support, good for those long trips with your family. Overall, the quality of materials used on the inside is good.

The Renault Duster has a better looking and boldly designed interior with the all-new designed dashboard with the instrument cluster sitting perfectly. When compared to the Renault Lodgy, the interiors of Renault Duster look premium and up-market. The quality of materials used inside, seat fabric, door padding, knobs, switches and door handles, all are perfectly finished without compromising with quality. The dual-tone dashboard looks awesome and gives a sense of luxury. When it comes to space and comfort, we feel both Renault Lodgy and Duster score equal marks.

Infotainment System

Both Renault Lodgy and Renault Duster sport a touch-screen infotainment system that can be used to play your entertainment content through CD, AUX-IN, USB and Bluetooth connectivity. Thanks to the coupled speaker system, one can easily enjoy his/her favorite track on the go.

Safety & Security

When it comes to safety & security, Renault has taken no risk on both these cars. And hence, both Renault Lodgy and Renault Duster are added with various common safety and security features. These include Dual SRS Airbags, Passenger Airbags, driver seatbelt warning, ABS with EBD, brake assist, immobiliser, keyless entry, door ajar warning and more.

Engine

Both Renault Lodgy and Renault Duster are available only in diesel engine option, and there is no petrol variant available. However, both of them are offered in two diesel engine options too.

Renault Lodgy

Diesel-

  • 5-litre 83.8bhp, 200NM, 16V dCI Engine
  • 5-litre 108.5bhp, 245NM, 16V dCI Engine

Renault Duster

Diesel-

  • 5-litre 83.8bhp, 200NM 16V dCi THP Diesel Engine
  • 5-litre 108.45bhp, 245NM 16V dCi THP Diesel Engine

Price in India

The Renault Lodgy has an advantage in this segment.

Renault Lodgy – Rs.7.7 lacs – Rs. 11.25 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)

Renault Duster – Rs.8.29 lacs – Rs. 13.46 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)

Which Renault car according to you is a better buy? Do share your thoughts, comments and suggestions in the section below.