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Tata Nexon 2020 (Facelift) vs Rivals: How fuel efficient are these cars?

Tata Motors recently launched the facelift version of Tata Nexon. Tata Nexon has had a successful run in the market, thanks to the 5-star rating scored at the Global NCAP. It was India’s first safest car.

The facelift variant of the compact SUV will lock horns with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Ford Ecosport, Mahindra XUV300 and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Let’s have a look at the prices first before we compare the fuel efficiency of the cars.

Tata Nexon 2020 facelift vs Rivals: Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Variants Nexon Ecosport Venue  XUV300* Vitara Brezza
Petrol-MT ₹6.95-10.60 lakh ₹8.04-11.08 lakh ₹6.55-10.65 lakh ₹8.30-11.84 lakh
Petrol-AT ₹8.30-11.20 lakh ₹11.43 lakh ₹9.40-11.15 lakh
Diesel-MT ₹8.45-12.10 lakh ₹8.54-11.67 lakh ₹7.80-10.89 lakh ₹8.69-12.14 lakh ₹7.63-10.04 lakh
Diesel-AT ₹9.80-12.70 lakh ₹9.99-12.69 lakh ₹8.65-10.60 lakh

*Ex-showroom price, pan-India

Tata Nexon’s aggressive pricing is surely going to give its rivals a tough competition. But what about fuel efficiency? Is Tata Nexon a good buy when it comes to expenditure on fuel? Let’s have a look at the ARAI rated fuel efficiency of each of the cars. We will also have a look at the engine specifications and see if the efficiency is justified or not.

Tata Nexon 2020 vs Rivals: Fuel Efficiency

Petrol-Manual Variant
Specs Nexon Ecosport Venue XUV300
Engine (litre) 1.2 turbo 1.5 1.2/1.0 turbo 1.2 turbo
Power (hp) 110 123 83/120 110
Torque (Nm) 170 150 115/172 200
Gearbox 6-speed 5-speed 5-speed/6-speed 6-speed
ARAI Mileage (kmpl) 17.4 15.9 17.2/18.27 17*
Emission Compliance BS6 BS6 BS4/BS4 BS6

*Mahindra XUV300 mileage is for the BS4-compliant version.

Diesel-manual Variant
Specs Nexon Ecosport Venue XUV300 Vitara Brezza
Engine (litre) 1.5 turbo 1.5 turbo 1.4 turbo 1.5 turbo 1.3 turbo
Power (hp) 110 100 90 117 90
Torque (Nm) 260 215 220 300 200
Gearbox 6-speed 5-speed 6-speed 6-speed 5-speed
ARAI Mileage (kmpl) 22.4 21.7 23.7 20 24.3
Emission Compliance BS6 BS6-compliant BS4-compliant BS4-compliant BS4
  • Tata Nexon 2020 is the most fuel-efficient when it comes to BS6-compliant compact SUV for both petrol and diesel variants.
  • Hyundai Venue’s BS4-compliant engine is the most fuel-efficient in the segment for now.
  • Maruti Suzuki will soon launch the Vitara Brezza petrol variant which will have a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre petrol engine.

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Suggested read: How BS6 Petrol and Diesel Engines Reduce Emissions

Thus it can be said that Tata Nexon 2020 facelift will surely be a tough competitor to the rivals. Let us know in the comments about your views.

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Ritvik Gupta
Ex-Technical Content Developer at GoMechanic | Automobile enthusiast with a knack to decode it for everyone | Automobile Engineer by passion


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