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  • Q. Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite or Kia Sonet, which is the value for money budget of 8 lakhs?

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    Zigwheels
    Zigwheels | 1 year ago

    All these cars are good enough. There’s very little to hold against Kia’s Sonet. It could do with more cabin width to seat five better, and also add at least one more variant for the automatic transmission. An aspect where not just the Sonet but Kia themselves as a manufacturer needs to prove their long term reliability and dependability. The Sonet is ticking all the right boxes otherwise. It’s delivering on the wow factor with pukka mini-SUV looks, quality interiors and a feature list that’d make you question paying a premium for larger SUVs. It’s being sensible and practical too, with loads of cubby holes and a large boot. You get proper automatics, and the engines on offer cover a wide range of usage. Kia’s Sonet is rewiring our expectations from sub-4-metre SUVs. It’s proving that a small vehicle can be big on experience.The Tata Nexon has made a lot of improvements in this facelift. It looks better, feels more premium on the inside and now has a feature list to walk shoulder to shoulder with much of the competition. Reasons to buy the Nexon however remain the same: its 5 star safety, ride comfort, the sound system, rear seat space and value for money mid variants. Where the Nexon fails to impress is its powertrain and the cabin practicality. The petrol engine, though powerful, feels less refined and isn't happy to be pushed. Also, Nexon is offering an AMT automatic at this price point, where the competition is offering torque converters or even DCTs. The cabin storage for everyday items is still lacking. And the new steering and instrument cluster are unable to better the driver's experience. Overall, though it is a better Nexon, it fails to hit it out of the park. Minor bugbears aside, the Nexon continues to be a sensible small SUV for the family. It does become the default choice if you want space for five and their luggage, and a comfortable ride. However, if it's polish and latest tech you're after, the Nexon might feel a little rough around the edges.If we talk about Nissan Magnite, at its introductory price of Rs 4.99 lakh - Rs 9.35 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Nissan Magnite is a very tempting proposition and takes a different position vs its many rivals. This pricing will be applicable only till 31 December but along with that, this package does have some compromises too. For example, the cabin experience isn’t rich and fitment quality is of a budget grade. Many buyers do believe that SUV = diesel power and that isn’t an option that you get here either. Also, while it does get a turbo petrol engine, it isn’t complemented with a driving dynamics package that’s particularly exciting. Of course, Nissan’s sales and service network is also going into revival mode and its rivals have a clear upper hand here. Simply put, if you want the most premium and sophisticated pick from the segment, the Magnite probably isn’t for you. But if you want an SUV that’s spacious, practical, well loaded and comfortable to drive, all delivered at a price tag that’s serious value for money, the Magnite is certainly worth considering.You may compare all these cars accordingly. Do take a test drive in order to get better clarity. Check out authorised dealership details.

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    Velocity
    Velocity | 1 year ago

    This guy only has a budget of 8 lakhs and you are really recommending Sonet??? Sonet uses some diffferent engines for their lower variants which this guy is preferred to buy. And I don't think this non-turbo engine (Smartstream 1.2L petrol) can carry a heavy car like Sonet in the long run. So, I would prefer you to buy Magnite or Kiger. Even Nexon's base variant almost comes with that price and it has a 1.5L turbo-petrol engine! You're actually getting the same engine used in the top variant of Nexon!!! Nexon is the complete package if you consider -safety, build quality, better spacing & comfort, premium and good quality accesories- as primary concern. It is true that it lacks some features but those features are too fancy to be compared with the build quality. Like, these fancy features can even be installed through aftermarket but not the build quality. Also the service cost is also far less than Nissan, Kia or Renault. Hope it helps :)

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    Prateek
    Prateek | 1 year ago

    Going by elimination-Sonet because of service network and so because of parts, though features are best in class and again as more and more customers are looking for safety -sonet doesn't score as much as others, magnite as it lacks one of the most sought features like sunroof even on top variant and again service network are under revival and Nissan parts are generally costlier at last it comes nexon -balanced car if going for petrol and feature wise as even top variant is under 13 on road for petrol variant.safety we all know ,its best among 3, boot space next to sonet, Ground clearance again best in segment, music system -you will find reason to be inside car , in general overall value for money car

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