Specifications comparison: Nissan Magnite vs Tata Nexon vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Toyota Urban Cruiser vs Hyundai Venue vs Kia Sonet vs Mahindra XUV300 vs Ford EcoSport

Aditya Chatterjee Published: December 02, 2020, 12:26 PM IST

Nissan has launched the Magnite SUV at 4.99 lakh, ex-showroom, which is the Japanese automobile manufacturer's most important product for India. The sub-4m SUV, positioned under the Kicks SUV, is being offered in five variants. From the looks of it, Nissan has left no stone unturned to make sure the SUV is kitted with the right equipment which includes LED bi-projector headlights, push button start, tyre pressure monitoring system, cruise control, 360-degree camera, 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system with wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, 7-inch TFT cluster and rear view camera. Additionally, you can spec the Nissan Magnite with puddle lamps, JBL speakers, air purifier, wireless charging and ambient lighting.

In terms of powertrain, the Nissan Magnite is powered by the 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated B4D motor that makes 72PS of power and generates 96Nm of torque while the 1.0-litre HRA0 turbo petrol engine puts out 100PS/160 Nm, that can optioned with either a five-speed manual or a CVT.  The torque rating for the CVT is a lower 152Nm. The ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure for the Magnite is 18.75 kmpl for the N/A petrol, 20 kmpl for the turbo-manual and 17.7 kmpl for the turbo-CVT. Here's a look at what the rivals of the Nissan Magnite offer in terms of technical specifications. Check out our detailed review of the Nissan Magnite here.

Hyundai Venue

Price: Rs 6.75 lakh - Rs. 11.59 lakh, ex-showroom

The Hyundai Venue is comes with a choice between two petrol and one diesel engine. The Kappa T-GDI 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder motor makes 120PS and 172Nm and can be specced with an iMT, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or a six-speed manual. The other petrol motor is the 1.2-litre petrol with 83PS and 116Nm, as seen on various Hyundai cars in India. The single diesel option is the 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel motor which puts out 100PS and 240Nm, paired with a six-speed manual.

Kia Sonet

Price: Rs 9.50 lakh - Rs. 12.10 lakh, ex-showroom

The Kia Sonet SUV comes with two petrol engines and one diesel motor on offer. One of the petrols is the Kappa T-GDI 1.0-litre turbo. This three-cylinder motor makes 120PS and 172Nm, paired with either a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic or the clutchless iMT. The other petrol motor, for lower-spec variants, is the 1.2-litre petrol with 83PS and 116Nm, paired with a five-speed manual. The single diesel option is the 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel motor which puts out 100PS and 240Nm, paired with a six-speed manual. The diesel engine is paired with a torque converter automatic, a segment first. In this iteration, the diesel Kia Sonet puts out 115PS and 250 Nm.

Tata Nexon

Price: Rs. 6.99 lakh - Rs. 12.70 lakh, ex-showroom

Earlier this year, Tata Motors launched the facelifted Nexon with BSVI compliant petrol and diesel engines. Both the engines come mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The higher trims get an optional automatic transmission (six-speed AMT). The petrol engine produces 110PS at 5,000rpm and 170Nm of torque between 1,750-4,000rpm. The diesel engine has a similar power rating as the petrol but produces 260Nm of torque between 1,500-2,750rpm.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Price: Rs 7.34 lakh - Rs. 11.15 lakh, ex-showroom

Maruti Suzuki too updated the Vitara Brezza with a tweaked design and a new BSVI compliant K15B 1.5 litre engine. This petrol power plant makes 105PS and 138Nm of torque. It comes mated with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic (with torque converter) transmission. It also offers cruise control and the automatic variants come with Maruti's mild-hybrid system with start-stop and hill hold feature. The car weighs around 1600kg and has a 48-litre tank. The claimed fuel efficiency of the manual is 17.03kmpl and AT (automatic with Maruti's smart hybrid) 18.76kmpl.

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Price: Rs 8.40 lakh - Rs. 11.30 lakh, ex-showroom

Based on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Toyota Urban Cruiser is powered a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol that makes 105PS and generates 138Nm of torque. Paired as standard is a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, there's an option of a 4-speed torque convertor as well that comes with mild-hybrid assistance via SHVS technology. Much like the Vitara Brezza, the MT variants of the Urban Cruiser have a fuel efficiency of 17.03kmpl, while the automatic has been certified at 18.76kmpl.

Mahindra XUV300

Price: Rs. 8.30 lakh - Rs. 11.84 lakh, ex-showroom

Mahindra's sub-4m offering, the XUV300 is available with a 1.2L petrol and a 1.5L diesel. The petrol powertrain makes 110PS of power at 5,000rpm and generates a torque of 200Nm at 3,500rpm. This engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. The 1.5L diesel on the other hand churns 116.6PS of power at 3,750rpm and generates 300Nm of torque at 1,500 to 2,500rpm. This motor can be optioned with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT transmission.

Ford EcoSport

Price: Rs. 8.19 lakh - Rs. 11.73 lakh, ex-showroom

Earlier this year, even Ford had updated the EcoSport with BSVI powertrain. The updated version of the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 100PS of power and 215Nm of torque, coupled with a five-speed manual transmission. The three-cylinder 1.5-litre petrol engine on the other hand makes 122PS and 149Nm. This engine is mated to a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission. The claimed fuel efficiency figures for the EcoSport are 15.9kmpl and 14.7kmpl for automatic and manual trims with petrol engine and 21.7kmpl for diesel with MT.


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