Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Maruti S-Cross- Spec Comparison

by Harish Kumar | 03/01/2019
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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

Nissan Kicks, Front Angular Look

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. 

 Models Nissan Kicks   Hyundai Creta  Maruti S-Cross
 Length  4,384 mm  4,270 mm  4,300 mm
 Width  1,813 mm  1,780 mm  1,785 mm
 Height  1,656 mm  1,665 mm  1,595 mm 
 Wheelbase  2,673 mm  2,590 mm  2,600 mm

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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. 

Nissan Kicks, Right Angular Look

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.

Hyundai Creta, Rear Angular Look

With its amazing performance, the Hyundai Creta makes the greater triumph over the Nissan Kicks and S-Cross

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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.

Maruti S-Cross, Blue Colour

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

  • Dual Airbags

  • 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.

Hyundai Creta 2018, Interior Look

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.

   Maruti S-Cross  Hyundai Creta  Nissan Kicks 
 Infotainment  7'' touchscreen  7'' touchscreen   8" touchscreen 
 Speakers  6-speakers audio system  6-speakers audio system  6-speakers audio system
 Climate Control  Automatic  Automatic  Automatic
 Rear AC Vents  Centre mounted  Centre mounted  Centre mounted
 Instrument cluster  Analogue speedometer  Analogue speedometer  Digital speedometer
 Sunroof  -NA-  Yes  -NA-
 Safety  2 Airbags, ESC

 6 Airbags, ESC

 Hill-start Assist

 Static Bending Lights

 4 Airbags

 Hill-start Assist


>>> Also Read: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 2018 in India Review – A closer look

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.

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