Further expanding its SUV lineup, Renault India introduced its all-new Captur compact SUV. Priced from Rs 9.99 lakh onwards, the Captur is a premium offering positioned above Duster in the French carmaker’s product range. At this pricing, the model will face challenge from cars like Mahindra XUV500 and Hyundai Creta.
Although, customers planning to buy the entry level variant can consider the top-spec variants of other models that may not belong to the same segment, but offer better mileage and plethora of features in a relatively less price range. One such model is the recently launched Tata Nexon and in this comparison, we stack up both the SUVs against each other to find out which one makes more sense for you.
Renault Captur – All Positive and Negative Points
Renault Captur Vs Tata Nexon Price
|Name of the Car||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Renault Captur||Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 13.88 lakh|
|Tata Nexon||Rs 5.85 lakh to Rs 9.44 lakh|
-The premium SUV sits above Duster in Renault India’s product line-up.
– Prices of the premium car start from Rs 9.99 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 13.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The carline comes in three trim levels – RXE, RXL and RXT – packed with petrol and diesel engine.
-At this pricing, it will take head-to-head against the Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Creta. Read – Renault Captur Vs Jeep Compass
-The Nexon petrol variants are priced between Rs 5.85 lakh to Rs 8.59 lakh.
-The diesel-powered Nexon is available between Rs 6.85 lakh to Rs 9.44 lakh (all, ex-showroom, Delhi).
-Tata Motors has launched the SUV only with a manual variant, albeit an AMT unit is likely to be added early next year.
Renault Captur Vs Tata Nexon Specifications
|Specifications||Renault Captur||Tata Nexon|
|Petrol Engines||1.5L H4K||1.2-litre turbo|
|Diesel||1.5L K9K||1.5-litre Diesel|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & 6-speed MT||6-speed MT|
-Renault Captur shares its engine set up with Duster. The premium SUV comes with the 1.5L petrol and 1.5L K9K diesel engine options.
-While the petrol models are being offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox, the diesel variants get a 6-speed manual gearbox. All variants of the SUV have front-wheel-drive system.
-The carline misses out on automatic transmission and an AWD system. That said, both will be introduced at a later stage.
-The Tata Nexon line-up is available with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre oil burner with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Read – Renault Captur Vs Mahindra XUV500
-The SUV is expected to receive an AMT unit early next year.
-With 108bhp of top power, Nexon is the most powerful model in the segment.
-It additionally gets the segment first multi-drive-mode with Eco, City and Sport options.
Renault Captur Vs Tata Nexon Mileage
|Model Name||Petrol Mileage (Km/l)||Diesel Mileage (km/l)|
-The all-new Renault Captur borrows its engines from its younger sibling – Duster.
-Renault claims that the Captur petrol returns fuel economy of 13.87km/l, and its diesel counterpart delivers 20.37km/l. Read – Renault Captur Vs Hyundai Creta
-Powered by the 1.2-litre turbo unit, the petrol Nexon is claimed to return 17km/l.
-The diesel version is more fuel efficient with an ARAI rated mileage of 21.5km/l.
Renault Captur Vs Tata Nexon Dimensions
|Dimensions||Renault Captur||Tata Nexon|
|Boot Space (Litres)||392 & expandable to 1,352||350 & expandable to 690L|
-Dimensionally, Renault Captur is longer, wider and taller.
-It sits on a longer wheelbase, implying more space on the inside.
-Accredit larger dimensions, the premium SUV offers 42L additional boot space over Nexon.
Renault Captur Vs Tata Nexon Features
|Key Features||Renault Captur||Tata Nexon|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||Yes|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||Yes||Yes|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||No||Yes|
|Rear wiper & washer||Yes||Yes|
|Push start/stop||Not Known||Yes|
-A large 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated on the console. It additionally features voice commands only for iOS and USB/AUX/ Bluetooth connectivity. Despite being a premium offering, the infotainment system of the SUV doesn’t support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Read – Renault Captur Vs Renault Duster
-Other on-board comfort features such as keyless entry with start/stop ignition system, cruise control, automatic climate control, dual-tone black and ivory dashboard, leather seat upholstery, etc.
–Tata’s subcompact SUV packs in segment first floating 6.5-inch HD quality touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, rear air-con vents and voice command.
-It also gets a drive mode controller, a segment first feature that enables choosing between Eco, City and Sport drive modes.
-The entry-level XE variantcomes bereft of all infotainment features, albeit it features a manual conditioner with heater, front power windows, electric power steering with tilt function, driver footrest and adjustable from head rests.
-While the fully loaded range topping XZ+ grade offers smart key with push-button start, driver side height adjuster, height adjustable front seatbelts and adjustable rear head rests.
-Other prominent infotainment tech such as ConnectNext 6.5-inch floating dash-top touchscreen system, Android Auto, voice commands for climate control and voice command recognition-phone, media & navigation etc are reserved for the top-spec XZ+ trim.
Renault Captur Vs Tata Nexon Safety Features
|Key Features||Renault Captur||Tata Nexon|
|Dual front airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear parking camera||Yes||Yes|
|Speed sensing auto door lock||Yes||Yes|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|All Disc brakes||No||No|
|NCAP Rating||4-star Latin NCAP||NA|
-The list of standard safety features includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX system and seat belts with pretensioners.
-Renault Captur was crash tested by Latin NCAP in June 2017, where it scored 4-stars for adult protection and 3-stars for child protection.
-The Nexon carline gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, immobilizer and seat belt pretensioners & load limiters as standard.
-The entry level XE variant misses out on a lot of features including the rear parking sensors.
-While the top-spec XZ+ trim exclusively gets prominent safety tech like park assist with camera, front fog lamps with cornering assistance, rear fog lamps, rear wiper & wash, rear defogger and day & night IRVM.