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View Poll Results: Your pick?
Renault Captur 6 7.41%
Renault Duster 7 8.64%
Hyundai Creta 19 23.46%
Mahindra Scorpio 0 0%
Ford EcoSport 8 9.88%
Tata Hexa 32 39.51%
Mahindra XUV500 7 8.64%
Other (please specify in your post) 2 2.47%
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Old 19th March 2018, 10:35   #1
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Renault Captur

What you'll like:

• Striking design! Unique styling that stands out from the crowd
• Carries forward the Duster's robust, abuse-friendly build & construction
• Well-equipped. Even the base variant gets a fair number of features!
• Fuel-efficient 1.5L diesel with adequate power on tap
• Good ride quality with sorted handling & 210 mm of ground clearance
• Safety kit includes 4 airbags, ESP, ABS + EBD, BA, hill start assist, ISOFIX & more

What you won't:

• Too expensive for a crossover based on the Duster's old platform & mechanicals
• Unimpressive interiors; basic design & quality are a turnoff
• Horribly tuned steering. Strong kickback in fast corners, firm while parking...
• Ordinary rear seat legroom. Also, boot is noticeably smaller than the Duster's
• Missing essentials like a dead pedal, auto-dimming IRVM, rear seat split, Android Auto etc.
• No AWD or AT. Duster gets both of these options

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Renault Duster

What you’ll like:

• Robust, abuse-friendly build & construction
• AMT variant is a convenient city commuter. Also the cheapest diesel AT in the segment
• A competent softroader. AWD system can take you places no 2WD can. 210 mm GC (FWD = 205 mm)
• 109 BHP turbo-diesel is fast as well as fuel efficient. 84 BHP diesel offers excellent driveability
• Outstanding ride quality. Comfortable over any kind of road
• Balanced handling & dynamics. Stable at high speeds too
• Safety kit: Dual Airbags, ESP, ASR, ABS, EBD, BA, Hill Hold & Understeer Control
• Practical boot (475 - 1,064 litres of cargo capacity)

What you won’t:

• AMT is jerky and suffers from slow gearshifts. Creta AT, in comparison, is butter smooth
• Higher variants are too expensive for what is a dated model. Felt old at launch, feels even older today
• Interiors look cheap in many areas. Cost-cutting is very obvious
• Mediocre rear seat legroom. More like C1 segment sedans than C2
• Poor NVH insulation. Engine, road & wind noise are prominent inside the cabin
• No 3rd row of seats. You can buy 7-seater SUVs at the same $$$
• AMT unavailable with the AWD; Scorpio & XUV500 both offer 4x4 / AWD ATs
• Renault's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss

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Hyundai Creta

What you’ll like:

• An all-rounded urban SUV. Perfect size for Indian cities...good looking too!
• Well packaged interiors offer sufficient legroom & headroom
• Excellent 1.6L petrol & diesel engines. Awesome refinement levels
• Automatic + diesel combination available. 6-speed AT is very smooth
• Balanced suspension offers comfortable ride quality & neutral handling
• Hyundai's reliability, competent after-sales & 3 year unlimited kms warranty
• Equipment such as 6 airbags, ESP, touchscreen ICE, hill-start assist, reversing camera & more

What you won’t:

• Premium pricing! Most BHPians feel that it's overpriced by Rs. 1 - 1.5 lakhs
Several missing features, big & small. Disappointing at this price point
• Petrol MT & Diesel AT are unavailable in the SX(O) trim
• Rear seat is more suitable for 2 adults, not 3
• No AWD capability like the Duster & XUV500. Adventure tourers, look elsewhere
• Some competitors offer you 3 seat rows for the same money

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Mahindra Scorpio

What you'll like:

• Same popular SUV package, now improved in the 2018 avatar
• Robust, abuse-friendly build & construction
• Aggressive front-end styling. Has good street presence
• mHawk turbo diesel is a jewel of an engine. 140 BHP tune even more so
• Finally gets a 6th gear, although only on the higher variants
• 2014 chassis update did improve its road manners
• The Scorpio enjoys strong resale value in the used car market
• Features: 6" touchscreen, reversing camera, auto-headlamps & wipers, cruise control…

What you won't:

• 16-year old body shell shows its age. The Scorpio feels outdated in many areas
• Ride quality is far from plush. Still gets bouncy, bumpy & shaky
• Surprisingly limited 2nd-row legroom in an SUV of this size
• Fit & finish leave a lot to be desired. Rough edges are plentiful
• 4x4 on the top S11 variant only (was earlier available in the cheaper S4 too)
• Higher trims are overpriced & dangerously close to the superior XUV500
• Niggles & issues, as reported by existing Scorpio owners
• Mahindra's after-sales service quality is a hit or miss. It remains a gamble

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Ford EcoSport

What you'll like:

• Still the best Compact SUV in the segment
• Not merely a facelift; this update brings a lot of meaningful improvements
• Good looks matched to solid build quality
• New 3-cylinder petrol is quick, revv-happy and offers excellent driveability
• Loaded with kit (leather seats, paddle shifts, auto headlamps & wipers, cruise control, reversing camera)
• Smartly packaged interior. Adequate space for 4. Lots of storage & practical features
• Dynamically sorted. Competent handling by SUV standards
• Safety kit includes 6 Airbags, ESP, Hill Hold, EBA, ABS & more

What you won't:

• Has gotten very expensive with time. Not VFM, but not overpriced either
• 3-cylinder motor can't match the competition in refinement (especially while idling)
• All-rounded diesel is priced just ~70k above this petrol; 1.5L TDCi remains our top choice
• Ride quality isn't plush; underlying firmness obvious, more so with the 17" rims
• Narrow cabin width makes a 5th occupant unwelcome. Best for 4 onboard
Tree trunk thick A-Pillars result in severe blind spots
• Some features deleted from the older car (lumbar adjustment, reclining rear seat, cooled glovebox…)

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Tata Hexa

What you'll like:

• Smart styling & substantial presence. Solid build & paint quality too
• Spacious, high quality and comfortable interiors. Even 3rd row is rather useable
• 6-speed AT is smooth & competent. Perfectly mated to the 2.2L diesel
• Excellent ride quality. Comfortable over any kind of road
• Features such as selectable driving modes, auto headlamps & wipers, ORVM demister...
• Awesome 10-speaker JBL audio system. Sound quality is fantastic!
• Topnotch safety kit includes 6 airbags, ESP, TC, ABS, EBD, hill hold / descent control etc.
• AWD with electronic wizardry & 200 mm of ground clearance

What you won't:

• Automatic variant unavailable with AWD, ESP & super drive modes
• Missing essentials (steering reach adjustment, smartkey entry & go, auto-dimming IRVM...)
• Access to the 3rd row is flawed in the captain seat (6-seater) version
• Heavy steering (low speeds), long travel MT shifter, big size & wide turning radius are annoying in the city
• Fat 2,280 kg kerb weight blunts performance & efficiency. Competition is 400 kilos lighter!
• Concerns over niggling issues & long-term reliability
• Tata's after-sales service remains a hit or miss

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Mahindra XUV500

What you’ll like:

• A well-engineered, contemporary SUV with a value-for-money price tag
• 6-speed AT is smooth & capable. Superbly mated to the mHawk diesel
• Available with AWD & in the fully loaded variant (unlike the Hyundai Creta)
• Well-engineered, contemporary SUV with a value-for-money price tag
• Acres of space on the 1st & 2nd seat rows
• Competent engine delivers fantastic driveability & highway performance
• Balanced ride & handling package
• Safety kit includes 6 airbags, ESP with rollover mitigation, ABS + EBD and all-wheel disc brakes
• Expansive feature list (sunroof, touchscreen ICE, powered driver's seat, cruise control etc.)

What you won’t:

• Absolutely no luggage capacity with all the seats in place
• Cramped 3rd seat row is best suited to children only. A sliding middle row is sorely missed
• Ordinary interior quality. Still has a lot of scope for improvement
• Niggles & issues, as reported by existing XUV500 owners
• Clutch is lighter now, but has a long travel range & high resting point. Gets cumbersome in traffic
• Mahindra's inconsistent sales & service experiences

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Thread moved from the Assembly Line to the UVs Section. Thanks for sharing!
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Voted for Creta.

It does everything that a Captur would do, and does it better.

Creta looks better and pulls of the SUVish look better, IMO.
Creta has better engine options, and offer excellent refinement levels (benchmark diesel for me interms of refinement).
Creta has interiors that is way ahead of Captur.
Creta (Hyundai) has ASS which is miles ahead of Renault.
Creta isn't a flop from the word go, unlike the Captur. The exclusivity you would get with Captur isn't the one you would want.

If at all there is one grouse against Creta, it would be the pricing.
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I think it is unfair to have the Ecosport and the Hexa in the same group. The pricing is nearly 2x. I think we should have a 5 seater and a 7 seater poll seperately.
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Originally Posted by 2000rpm View Post
I think it is unfair to have the Ecosport and the Hexa in the same group. The pricing is nearly 2x. I think we should have a 5 seater and a 7 seater poll seperately.
Agreed. I wanted to vote for XUV but I feel its a segment above Captur.

Also, have we written off S-Cross altogether?
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If I was looking for a 5-seater monocoque, I would anyday buy the Creta over the Captur. The Creta is an all-rounder, while the Captur has too many unfinished areas (interiors, steering kickback etc.) that shouldn't have made it to the production car.

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I think it is unfair to have the Ecosport and the Hexa in the same group.
While I agree with you, we think it was a good idea to include the possible alternatives. Someone looking at the Captur would definitely be tempted by the EcoSport. Also, the higher-variants of the Captur are priced comparably to some trim levels of the XUV500 & Hexa. Hence.
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Once again I voted for XUV 500.

Captur is an expensive crossover, Duster is old, Creta is unnecessarily expensive, Scorpio is outdated(IMO), Ecosports is very small(IMO), Hexa is amazing but it doesn't give that SUV feel.

IMHO, XUV has all the above missing characteristics. It's a proper SUV. Its design will never look old. It has more than enough space on the 1st & 2nd seat rows and a competent engine.
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If I wanted a 2WD 5-seater, I'd pick the EcoSport. Creta is over-priced and Captur, I don't find vfm.

If I wanted a 4WD 5-seater, Duster is the one to go for.

If I wanted a 7-seater (2/4 WD), from this poll I'd pick Hexa. But I'd strongly prefer scaling up my budget for an Endeavour/Fortuner.
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Voted for the Ecosport! It maybe sub-4m but ticks almost every aspect I look for in the small crossover segment – good to drive, safety aspects all covered in the top-end variant, and manage to look modern and relevant after so many years (especially after the facelift).

Creta is an close second with its inoffensive looks and easy driving manners, and on an increased budget it will be the Compass Limited (O) diesel.
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My Vote goes for XUV500.

If I was looking for a SUV then it has to have AWD+AT else plonk the same money into S-Cross (peace of mind) or Vento TSI/(Used S-Cross 1.6) (driving appeal)

If I have to select from the given list (without AWD) then
5 Seater = Creta AT
7 Seater = Hexa AT
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I voted for the XUV, I own one, and I also own a Renault Duster and a Fiat Punto.

My XUV has done 65K kms in 6 years, the Punto has done 65K in 5.5 years. The service cost (excluding routine + consumables like engine oil) of the Mahindra is actually less than 1/3rd of that of the Fiat.
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