Redi Go vs Eon Comparison Review

Datsun Redi Go vs Hyundai Eon Comparison Review

Pricing & Features:The Eon's 'Sportz' variant costs 4.60 lakh Rs. on road, Delhi. which is 90,000 Rs. more expensive than Redi Go’s range-topping 'S' variant, costing 3.7 Lakh Rs. The Eon 'Sportz' has a couple of extra features over the Redi Go 'S' like Keyless Entry and Fog Lamps, while Redi Go has extra LED Daytime Running Lights over the Eon. Anyways, Eon's minor extra features are definitely not worth the exorbitant, 90,000 Rs. premium over the Redi Go.

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Common Features: AC, Power Steering, Front Power Windows, Central Locking, Stereo: FM, USB, Aux + 2 Speakers

Extra Features in Eon (Sportz): Keyless Entry, Fog Lamps
Extra Features in Redi Go (S): LED DRLs

Performance & Drivability:
The Redi Go has noticeably better performance than the Eon. It has 15% better power and torque-to-weight ratio than the Eon and the difference in performance is especially evident, when there's a full complement of passengers on board. Both cars have the characteristic three cylinder thrum and feel a bit lacking in terms of refinement, particularly at higher revs.

Power (PS@rpm): Redi Go – 54@5678, Eon (0.8) – 56@5500
Torque (Nm@rpm): Redi Go - 72@4386, Eon (0.8) – 74@4000
Kerb Weight (kg): Redi Go – 635, Eon (0.8) – 760

Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Redi Go – 85, Eon (0.8) – 74 (difference 15%)
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Redi Go – 113, Eon (0.8) – 97 (difference 16%)

Fuel Efficiency:
The Redi Go has an ARAI certified mileage of 25.17 kmpl, which is 4.1 kmpl more than the Eon's fuel efficiency of 21.1 kmpl. In our back-to-back tests, the Redi Go was almost 3 kmpl more efficient than the Eon. This equates to a savings of 75,000 Rs. in fuel costs over a usage of 75,000 kms.

Fuel Cost for 75,000 km (in Lakh):
Redi Go – 2.75
Eon – 3.50

Space & Comfort:
Redi Go's distinctly tall-boy design, has given it much better ergonomics than the Eon. It has a higher hip point, resulting in better under-thigh support, especially to the rear passengers, and facilitates easier ingress-egress as well. Both cars are strictly four seaters, and accommodating a fifth passenger, is no less than a challenge. Both cars, have an almost identical boot space, of 220 litres. The Eon, claws back some lost ground, with more up-market interiors. Regi Go's interiors feel a bit drab and outdated, in comparison.

Length (mm): Redi Go - 3429, Eon - 3495
Width (mm): Redi Go - 1560, Eon - 1550
Height (mm): Redi Go - 1541, Eon - 1500

Ride Quality & Handling:
The Redi Go, has far better dynamics than the Eon. The Eon, is a remarkably dull car to drive, around the bends. It has loads of understeer, with its mushy suspension stifling-out, any feel or feedback from the surface. The Redi Go on the other hand, does quite well around the bends, given its tall-boy design. It isn't about the outright grip, but the quick responses and balanced suspension setup, which makes it quite fun to pilot on twisty roads. Both cars suffer from excessively light steering setups though. The Eon rides well at low speeds, but starts wallowing, and gets skittish, as the speeds rise. The Redi Go absorbs bumps and ruts, much better than the Eon, and thanks to higher ground clearance, you don't need to worry about scraping its belly, as much as you would in the Eon.

Ground Clearance (mm): Redi Go - 185, Eon - 170

Tyre Size:
Redi Go: 155/80R13
Eon: 145/80R12 (D-Lite, Era), 155/70R13 (Magna, Sportz)

Reliability and After Sales Service:
Hyundai has a huge lead over Datsun, when it comes to Service Support in our country. Hyundai also has a decades long track record of decent product reliability. The Go & Go Plus have certainly proved to be reliable cars, but the Redi Go is powered by Renault-Nissan's brand new, powertrain, which is yet to prove that it hasn't suffered from excessive cost-cutting. Hyundai's has a tight control over its dealers, resulting in great customer satisfaction with its service centers. Datsun's dealerships are still working hard to reach the typical 'Japanese' levels of After Sales Service that customers expect from them. Datsun-Nissan's 200 dealer footprint is also no match to Hyundai's widespread service reach, courtesy of its 800+ outlets.

Resale after 5 to 7 years est. (Lakh):
The Eon is bound to depreciate slightly lesser than the Redi Go, thanks to Hyundai's long standing reputation for Hassle Free Ownership, in our country.
Redi Go S – 2.00, Eon Sportz – 2.60

Total Cost of Ownership (in Lakh): (Vehicle Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)
Overall, the Redi Go works out to be a jaw-dropping 85,000 Rs. cheaper than the equivalent Eon in terms of Overall Ownership Costs.
Redi Go S – 4.65, Eon Sportz – 5.50 (difference

Verdict:
The Datsun Redi Go easily trounces the Eon, to win this test. Firstly, it is better suited to Indian road conditions, thanks to higher ground clearance and a balanced suspension setup. Secondly, it is technically a superior automobile, with better performance, efficiency and dynamics than the Eon. Thirdly, it is incredibly better value-for-money than the Eon, thanks to almost 20% lesser Ownership Cost compared to the Eon.

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