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Nissan Magnite vs Rivals: Specifications, Engines, Features Compared


The Nissan Magnite has intense competition within its segment. Let’s find out how it fares on paper

 

Nissan India recently unveiled the Magnite sub 4 metre SUV after a long period of teasers. The Magnite has a lot to ride on its shoulders as it could play a key part in  reviving the Nissan brand in India. And the job isn’t going to be easy as it will compete with the  Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300 and the Toyota Urban Cruiser. Here’s how it stacks up against the competition.

 

Nissan Magnite


Kia Sonet

Hyundai Venue 

Tata Nexon

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Ford EcoSport

Mahindra XUV300

Length (mm)

TBA

3995mm

3995mm

3993mm

3995mm

3998mm

3995mm

Width (mm)

TBA

1790mm

1770mm

1811mm

1790mm

1765mm

1821mm

Height (mm)

TBA

1647mm

1605mm

1606mm

1640mm

1647mm

1627mm

Wheelbase (mm)

2636mm*

2500mm

2500mm

2498mm

2500mm

2519mm

2600mm

Boot space (litres)

336-litres

392-litres

350-litres

350-litres

328-litres

352-litres

257-litres

* Triber’s wheelbase, TBA -- To be announced

# Toyota Urban Cruiser is not included as specs are same as Maruti Vitara Brezza

 

While the Magnite’s dimensions haven’t been revealed, it does have a 336-litre boot which is up to segment standards. As things stand, the Ford EcoSport remains the longest, with the Mahindra XUV300 being the widest. The Kia Sonet and Ford EcoSport remain the tallest, with the XUV300 having the longest wheelbase amongst the lot. Also since the Magnite shares its CMF-A+ platform with the Renault Triber, expect a wheelbase that’ll be pretty close to the 2600mm mark.

Features

 

Nissan Magnite


Kia Sonet

Hyundai Venue 

Tata Nexon

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Ford EcoSport

Mahindra XUV300

Headlamps

BI-Projector LED headlamps with LED DRLs

LED headlamps with LED DRLs

Halogen Projector with LED DRLs

Halogen Projector with LED DRLs

LED headlamps with LED DRLs

HID Projector headlamps with LED DRLs

Halogen Projector with LED DRLs

Infotainment

8-inch

10.25-inch

8-inch

7-inch

7-inch

8-inch / 9-inch

7-inch

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Wireless

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sunroof

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Climate Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Dual-Zone

Cruise Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multi-info display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyless Entry with Push button start

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic headlamps

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Wipers

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Connected Car Tech

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

Drive Modes

 No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

Traction control

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Wireless Phone Charger

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

Ventilated Seats

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Ambient Lighting

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

* Toyota Urban Cruiser is not included as specs are same as Maruti Vitara Brezza

All the above SUVs are loaded with plenty of creature comforts with the most common ones being a touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, climate control and keyless entry with push button start/stop. Despite the Nissan Magnite being fairly feature loaded, it does miss out on a sunroof, rain sensing wipers, as well as ventilated seats. On the bright side, it joins the Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue in featuring wireless charging and is the only other SUV beside the Sonet and Ecosport to get ambient lighting and traction control.  The Magnite also gets an air purifier, fist-in-segment wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, puddle lamps, rear AC vents as well as height adjustable drivers seat.

Safety

 

Nissan Magnite


Kia Sonet

Hyundai Venue 

Tata Nexon

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Ford EcoSport

Mahindra XUV300

Airbags

2

6

6

2

2

6

7

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parking Sensors

Rear

Front and Rear

Rear

Rear

Rear

Rear

Front and Rear

Parking Camera

Yes, 360-degree

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Electronic Stability Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Tyre Pressure Monitor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

* Toyota Urban Cruiser is not included as specs are same as Maruti Vitara Brezza 

Safety isn’t compromised for either of the above models as all get a minimum of two airbags, ABS+EBD, parking sensors and camera. That said, the Magnite could have done more and added side and curtain airbags which the Sonet, EcoSport, XUV300 and Venue get, with the XUV300 having the most airbags at 7. The Sonet and XUV300 also are the only ones to also get front parking sensors. The Magnite also features a segment first 360-degree camera,  hill start assist and ISOFIX mounts.

Engines

 

Nissan Magnite

Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet Turbo

Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue Turbo

Tata Nexon

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Ford EcoSport

Mahindra XUV300

Engine

1.0-litre turbo

1.2-litre

1.0-litre

1.2-litre

1.0-litre

1.2-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.2-litre

Power (PS)

100PS (Expected)

83PS

120PS

83PS

120PS

120PS

105PS

122PS

110PS

Torque (Nm)

152Nm (expected)

115Nm

172Nm

113Nm

172Nm

170Nm

138Nm

149Nm

200Nm

Transmission Options

5-speed manual (Expected) /CVT

5-speed manual

6-speed iMT* / 7-speed DCT

5-speed manual

6-speed manual /  6-speed iMT* / 7-speed DCT

6-speed MT / 6-speed AMT

5-speed MT / 4-speed AT

5-speed MT / 6-speed AT

6-speed manual

 * Only petrol variants have been counted as the Magnite is only offered with a petrol engine 

While Nissan hasn’t revealed complete technical specs of the Magnite, we do know that it is the only model to be  paired to a CVT transmission. Also expect a 5-speed manual transmission option as the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol (code: HRA0) gets the manual in the Almera (new-gen Sunny). Meanwhile, the EcoSport remains the most powerful of the lot with the XUV300 being the torquiest. The Magnite was also expected to add in the Triber’s 72PS 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit since it shares the same platform. But so far Nissan has chosen to debut the turbocharged 1,0-litre petrol mill instead.

Prices

 

Nissan Magnite

Kia Sonet

Hyundai Venue 

Tata Nexon

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Ford EcoSport

Mahindra XUV300

Prices (ex-showroom)

Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh (Expected) 

Rs 6.71 lakh to Rs 12.89 lakh 

Rs 6.75 lakh to Rs 11.65 lakh

Rs 6.99 lakh to Rs 11.34 lakh 

Rs 7.34 lakh to Rs 11.40 lakh

Rs 8.40 lakh to Rs 11.30 lakh 

Rs 8.19 lakh to Rs 11.58 lakh

Rs 7.94 lakh to Rs 11.11 lakh

* all prices ex-showroom and are petrol variants

As things stand, the Magnite looks bold, is well equipped against its rivals, offers decent cabin space and gets a turbo petrol engine with a CVT. But Nissan will have to price it competitively in order to really decide the fate of this sub 4 metre SUV. Expect prices to start around Rs 5.5 lakh and go up to Rs 10 lakh ex-showroom with a launch scheduled for early 2021.

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