Car Expert, Editor at 91Wheels
28 Nov 2020
We Indians love SUVs, be it hardcore 4x4 off-roaders, full-size SUVs, mid-size ones or even compact sport utility vehicles. In fact, it is the compact SUV segment which is getting really very popular in the Indian market. The main player which revolutionised the sub-4-metre compact SUV segment in India is the Ford EcoSport. It was launched way back in 2013 and following it a lot of carmakers launched their offering in this segment. The compact SUV segment is considered as the most lucrative category and so more and more carmakers are launching their compact SUVs in India. The latest one in the list is the new Nissan Magnite. So, today we have for you a detailed specification-based comparison of the new 2020 Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet vs Tata Nexon vs Hyundai Venue and all other compact SUVs.
|Length||3994 mm||3995 mm||3993 mm||3995 mm||3998 mm||3995 mm|
|Width||1758 mm||1790 mm||1811 mm||1770 mm||1765 mm||1790 mm|
|Height||1572 mm||1647 mm||1606 mm||1590 mm||1647 mm||1640 mm|
|Wheelbase||2500 mm||2500 mm||2498 mm||2500 mm||2519 mm||2500 mm|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm||211 mm||209 mm||190 mm||200 mm||200 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||40-litres||45-litres||44-litres||45-litres||52-litres||48-litres|
|Petrol Engine||1.0-litre NA|
|1.5-litre NA||1.2-litre NA|
|1.2-litre turbo||1.2-litre turbo||1.5-litre NA|
|Max. Power||72 PS|
|105 PS||83 PS|
|120 PS||110 PS||122 PS|
|Max. Torque||96 Nm|
152 Nm (for CVT)
|138 Nm||114 Nm|
|170 Nm||200 Nm||149 Nm|
7-speed DCT / 6-speed iMT
7-speed DCT / 6-speed iMT
|6-speed AMT||NA||6-speed AT|
|Mileage MT||18.75 kmpl|
|17.03 kmpl||17.3 kmpl|
|17.4 kmpl||17 kmpl||15.9 kmpl|
|NA / 18.2 kmpl||18.76 kmpl||18 kmpl / NA||16 kmpl||NA||14.7 kmpl|
The new Nissan Magnite is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. This motor churns out 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of peak torque. It also gets a new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This turbo petrol motor churns out 100 PS of power and 160 Nm of peak torque (152 Nm of torque for CVT). Both the mills come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox but the turbo petrol gets a CVT too. Next, we have the hot-seller Kia Sonet. The Kia Sonet and the Hyundai Venue get the same powerplant. Both these sub-compact SUVs are powered by a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated mill and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit. The 1.2-litre NA petrol engine churns out 83 PS of power and 114 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox only.
These South Korean cousins also get a BS6-compliant 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor that churns out 100 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque. In Venue, the turbo petrol motor comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox, a 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission) and a 6-speed iMT (intelligent manual transmission). However, the Sonet's turbo petrol motor comes coupled to a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT only. Talking about the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, it gets a sole BS6-compliant 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. This petrol motor churns out 105 PS of maximum power and 138 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
The new 2020 Tata Nexon Facelift is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 120 PS of power and 170 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed AMT. The 2020 Mahindra XUV300 also gets a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 110 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. However, the petrol motor of the XUV300 comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only. Last but not the least, we have the enthusiasts delight - Ford EcoSport. The Ford EcoSport is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol motor that churns out 122 PS of power and 149 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
|Max. Power||100 PS (MT)|
115 PS (AT)
|100 PS||110 PS||100 PS||115 PS|
|Max. Torque||240 Nm (MT)|
250 Nm (AT)
|240 Nm||260 Nm||215 Nm||300 Nm|
|Automatic Gearbox||6-speed AT||NA||6-speed AMT||NA||6-speed AMT|
|Mileage MT||24.1 kmpl||23.3 kmpl||22.4 kmpl||21.7 kmpl||20 kmpl|
|Mileage AT||19 kmpl||NA||22.4 kmpl||NA||20 kmpl|
Now, talking about the oil-burners, so out of the total seven compact SUVs in our comparo, we have only five compact SUVs in this column. The new 2020 Nissan Magnite and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza are petrol-only models. Now, talking about others, so again the Sonet and the Venue gets the same powerplant, however, there is a difference. Both these compact-SUVs get a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque and both come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. But, the Sonet also gets a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission and the diesel automatic version of the Sonet develops 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of peak torque, which is around 15 PS and 10 Nm more than its manual variants.
Talking about the compact SUVs from the Indian car manufacturers, so the Tata Nexon gets a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 110 PS of max. power and 260 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed AMT. The Mahindra XUV 300 also gets a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 115 PS of power and a whopping 300 Nm of peak torque. Just like the Nexon, it also comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed AMT. Finally, we have the segment creator, a.k.a. Ford EcoSport. The Ford EcoSport is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out 100 PS of power and 215 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated a 6-speed manual gearbox only.
|Petrol Variants Price||Rs. 5.50 lakhs - Rs. 9.50 lakhs|
|Rs. 6.71 lakhs - Rs. 12.89 lakhs||Rs. 7.34 lakhs - Rs. 11.50 lakhs||Rs. 6.99 lakhs - Rs. 11.34 lakhs||Rs. 6.75 lakhs - Rs. 11.63 lakhs||Rs. 7.94 lakhs - Rs. 10.96 lakhs||Rs. 8.17 lakhs - Rs. 11.56 lakhs|
|Diesel Variants Price||Not Available||Rs. 8.05 lakhs - Rs. 12.89 lakhs||Not Available||Rs. 8.45 lakhs - Rs. 12.70 lakhs||Rs. 8.14 lakhs - Rs. 11.57 lakhs||Rs. 8.69 lakhs - Rs. 12.30 lakhs||Rs. 8.67 lakhs - Rs. 11.71 lakhs|
Now, finally talking about the prices, so the Nissan Magnite will be officially launched in India on December 2, 2020. However, its price list has already leaked on the internet and it is expected to be priced between Rs. 5.50 lakhs - Rs. 9.50 lakhs. The petrol variants of the Kia Sonet is priced between Rs. 6.71 lakhs - Rs. 12.89 lakhs while its diesel variants retail between Rs. 8.05 lakhs - Rs. 12.89 lakhs. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is priced between Rs. 7.34 lakhs - Rs. 11.50 lakhs. The petrol variants of the Hyundai Venue retail between Rs. 6.75 lakhs - Rs. 11.63 lakhs while its diesel variants are priced between Rs. 8.14 lakhs - Rs. 11.57 lakhs. Talking about the Tata Nexon, its petrol variants are priced between Rs. 6.99 lakhs - Rs. 11.34 lakhs and the diesel variants retail between Rs. 8.45 lakhs - Rs. 12.70 lakhs.
The Mahindra XUV300's petrol variants are priced between Rs. 7.94 lakhs - Rs. 10.96 lakhs and its diesel variants retail between Rs. 8.69 lakhs - Rs. 12.30 lakhs. Finally, we have the Ford EcoSport and its petrol variants are priced between Rs. 8.17 lakhs - Rs. 11.56 lakhs while the diesel variants are priced between Rs. 8.67 lakhs - Rs. 11.71 lakhs. All prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi. So, this was our detailed specification-based comparison of the new 2020 Nissan Magnite vs Kia Sonet vs Tata Nexon vs Hyundai Venue vs Mahindra XUV300 vs Ford EcoSport vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Which compact SUV among these will be your personal pick? Do share your opinions with us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.
Note: The Toyota Urban Cruiser has not been included in this specification-based comparison as its mechanicals are completely similar to that of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.