20 Feb 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
The sub-4-metre compact SUVs have become very popular in the Indian market. We already had a ton of sub-compact SUVs on sale in the country which includes the Nissan Magnite, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, etc. Now, Renault has also ventured into this segment with the launch of the Kiger in India. The Kiger has been recently launched in India with prices starting at Rs. 5.45 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi. So, today, in this article, we have for you a detailed spec-based comparison of the new Renault Kiger vs all its Rivals.
New Renault Kiger vs Rivals - Dimensions and Capacity
|Length||3991 mm||3994 mm||3995 mm||3993 mm||3995 mm||3995 mm||3998 mm||3995 mm|
|Width||1750 mm||1758 mm||1790 mm||1811 mm||1770 mm||1821 mm||1765 mm||1790 mm|
|Height||1600 mm||1572 mm||1647 mm||1606 mm||1590 mm||1627 mm||1647 mm||1640 mm|
|Wheelbase||2500 mm||2500 mm||2500 mm||2498 mm||2500 mm||2600 mm||2519 mm||2500 mm|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm||205 mm||211 mm||209 mm||190 mm||180 mm||200 mm||200 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||40-litres||40-litres||45-litres||44-litres||45-litres||42-litres||52-litres||48-litres|
New Renault Kiger vs Rivals - Petrol Engines
|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)
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|
|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 Renault Kiger and the Nissan Magnite are 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. They also get 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, the turbo petrol gets a CVT and Kiger's NA mill gets an AMT too. The Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue also 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.
The Sonet and Venue also get a new BS6 compliant 1.0-litre turbo petrol mill that churns out 100 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque. In Hyundai 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 Kia Sonet's turbo petrol motor comes mated to a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT only. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 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 transmission.
The Tata Nexon is powered by a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This motor 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 Mahindra XUV300 also gets a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre turbo petrol motor that churns out 110 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. It also comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed AMT. Lastly, we have the Ford EcoSport on the list. 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.
New Renault Kiger vs Rivals - Diesel Engines
|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|
The latest entrant - Renault Kiger, and also the Nissan Magnite and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza don't have a diesel engine. The new Kia Sonet and the Venue get the same engine, but there is a difference. Both these compact-SUVs get a BS6 compliant 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.
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. It also comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed AMT. Finally, we have the Ford EcoSport on the list. 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.
New Renault Kiger vs Rivals - Latest Price Comparison
|Petrol Variants Price||Rs. 5.45 lakhs - Rs. 9.55 lakhs||Rs. 5.50 lakhs - Rs. 9.45 lakhs||Rs. 6.79 lakhs - Rs. 12.99 lakhs||Rs. 7.39 lakhs - Rs. 11.40 lakhs||Rs. 7.09 lakhs - Rs. 11.46 lakhs||Rs. 6.86 lakhs - Rs. 11.66 lakhs||Rs. 7.95 lakhs - Rs. 12.34 lakhs||Rs. 7.99 lakhs - Rs. 11.19 lakhs|
|Diesel Variants Price||Not Available||Not Available||Rs. 8.25 lakhs - Rs. 13.19 lakhs||Not Available||Rs. 8.45 lakhs - Rs. 12.79 lakhs||Rs. 8.28 lakhs - Rs. 11.61 lakhs||Rs. 8.70 lakhs - Rs. 12.55 lakhs||Rs. 8.69 lakhs - Rs. 11.49 lakhs|
The latest prices of the sub-4-metre compact SUVs one can see in the above table and while the new Renault Kiger and the Nissan Magnite are the most affordable ones, the Kia Sonet is the most expensive car out of the lot. Now, as we are done with the spec comparo of these cars, which one will be your personal pick? Do feel free to share your opinions with all of 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.
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