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10th Nov 2014 12:47 pm
Confused between the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano.
I’m planning to buy a compact SUV and am confused between the Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. I want a high-end diesel model that will serve me well for 4-5 years. Which one would you recommend?
Kautilya Patel, via email
AAA We can understand your confusion as both the Duster and the Terrano are in essence the same car with different badges. There are a few subtle differences though. The Terrano has better styling and smarter alloy wheels, so if looks are important to you, it’s the one to go for. The Duster is a touch cheaper and the one to pick if cost is a priority.
However, if you are planning to drive off-road, then it’s only the Duster that offers you all-wheel-drive (though this version is the most expensive of all). Both the Terrano and the Duster will last you for 4-5 years and are quite reliable. That said, you may want to check on the service networks of Renault and Nissan in your neighbourhood — that too could decide which model you go in for.