The Nissan Kicks is likely to give a tough fight to both its direct rivals, the Hyundai Creta and Maruti S-Cross. Our Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Maruti S-Cross- Spec Comparison shows how these SUVs stack up against each other
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Maruti S-CrossThe Nissan Kicks, which goes on sale in February 2019, will compete with the Hyundai Creta and he Maruti S-Cross. From the looks of it, the new Japanese SUV will be seen giving a tough time to both its rivals. To give you a fair idea of how it stacks up against the competition here's a spec comparison of the Nissan Kicks with two other compact SUVs that are currently on sale in India.
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Maruti S-Cross Dimension
The Nissan Kicks is all set to be released in the Indian market in the next few weeks
Measuring 4,384 mm in length, 1,656 mm in height and 1,813 mm in width along a wheelbase of 2,673 mm, the Nissan Kicks is longer and wider than the competition. Based on the commendable B0 platform, the Kicks comes masterfully as an ideal family vehicle for any customer who is looking for a spacious offering. The facelifted versions of the Hyundai Creta and Maruti S-Cross were launched in the country in October 2017 and May 2018, respectively, but being mere facelifts, their dimensions stayed intact.
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Maruti S-Cross Specs
This time around, the South Korean carmaker brilliantly tops on the competition by offering the most powerful performance powertrains on The Hyundai Creta. The new model is available with the new engine options, comprising 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel and 1.6-litre petrol engines. The 1.6-litre units of the Creta come mated to a 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions, while the 1.4-litre diesel motor comes with a 5-speed manual unit.
The Japanese carmaker has revealed the engine details of the Nissan Kicks ahead of its launch
Meanwhile, the Nissan Kicks gets its power from a 110 hp, 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine along with a 106 hp, 1.5-litre gasoline burner that makes it fall behind at the second spot in our comparison. At the third sport is the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, with a 90 hp 1.3-litre diesel motor. For anyone who cares less about the robust performance on the tarmac but more about the efficiency, the S-cross might be perfect. It is made available with a mild hybrid system that enables better fuel economy with an auto start-stop and energy regeneration system.
With its amazing performance, the Hyundai Creta makes the greater triumph over the Nissan Kicks and S-Cross
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Maruti S-Cross Features
It will be a little hard to decide the king in areas of interior and exterior features. The three SUVs come with a lengthy list of fitments for better driving convenience and safety aids. Personally speaking, the Nissan Kicks looks like a slightly better choice in this aspect.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross still manages to be one of the best-selling SUV in India
Apart from the upcoming Nissan Kicks, which will come with 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the other two are available with 7-inch units with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Maruti S-Cross and Hyundai Creta share a lot of equipment in common such as
Automatic Climate Control
Electric Stability Control
Analogue speedometer and tachometer with MID
6-way manual or power adjustable driver seats
6-speaker audio system
The all-new Nissan Kicks stands out from the crowd with Eco driving modes, digital speedometer and a 360-degree parking camera.
The Hyundai Creta Facelift captivates customers with a feature-rich interior
On the outside, except for the Hyundai Creta, all vehicles house automatic LED projector headlights on the front fascia. The Creta comes with a set of project headlamps incorporated with halogen bulbs. Both cars display a sense of elegant premium looks but Creta still gets marginally higher points in terms of styling.
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Maruti S-Cross Price
The pricing range of the forthcoming Nissan Kicks should be in the same league as other rivals. The Hyundai Creta has been put on sale in a price range of Rs 9.50 Lakh to Rs 15.10 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) while the Maruti S-Cross is positioned in a price range of Rs 8.85 Lakh to Rs 11.45 Lakh. The price of the Nissan Kicks is still under the wraps but it is highly anticipated to fall in a bracket of Rs 9.94 lakh-Rs 14 Lakh.
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Maruti S-Cross Verdict
Hyundai Creta is presently the best-seller of its SUV segment while the Maruti S-Cross is in the second place. The order might see a change once the Kicks is officially launched. Although the Nissan SUV brings its own advantages over other candidates, the overall package encompassing the aftersale service and support is not really attractive as compared to Hyundai and Maruti Suzuki.