Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Design, Specs, Features, Price & more

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 17/02/2021
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Are you confused between the Renault Kiger and Tata Nexon? Put all your confusions aside with a quick read of our Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon comparison.

In the sub-4m compact-SUV segment, the newly-launched Renault Kiger gets the title of being the most affordable offering. With some best-in-class features, multiple engine-gearbox combinations, rugged looks, and a proportionate silhouette, the Kiger makes for an alluring concoction. Although, it is yet to receive a crash test rating. Its mechanical twin – Nissan Magnite, however, has managed to score a 4-star crash test rating at ASEAN-NCAP’s test. The Tata Nexon, on the other hand, boasts of a 5-star Global-NCAP crash test rating. In fact, it was the first Indian-made car to bag a complete 5-star crash test rating. But how does this Indian sub-4m compact-SUV fare against the new-launched Renault Kiger? Let’s find it out in this detailed Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon comparison.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Design, Specs, Features, Price & more


Renault Kiger Launched at Rs. 5.45 Lakh - Becomes Most-Affordable SUV in Country

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Exterior Design

Design is an important attribute of a car. Indeed, this is the very first parameter that customers consider while planning to buy a car. In this regard, Renault Kiger and Tata Nexon are largely different from each other. Starting from the front-end, the Renault Kiger looks typically Renault with its Kwid-like face. It gets a winged grille, which is flanked by LED DRL housings. The bonnet is comparably set lower than most of its rivals but features prominent bulges. The front bumper of the Renault Kiger looks quite good with a set of triple-barrel LED headlamp clusters.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Renault Kiger Dimensions

In comparison to the Renault Kiger, the Tata Nexon’s front-end looks imposing. The bonnet is a high-set clam-shell unit. Unlike the Kiger’s vertically-split headlamps, it gets sleeker units that feature bi-function LED DRLs and projectors. Yes! It does remind you of the Range Rover Evoque.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Tata Nexon dimensions

From the sides, the Tata Nexon looks more contemporary in comparison to the Renault Kiger. The Nexon gets a sloping roofline, which gives it a coupe-esque appeal. Also, the Nexon’s wheel arches look beefier than those of the Renault Kiger. The latter, on the other hand, gets a rather proportionate silhouette. It misses out on the chopped-tail theme, which is quite noticeable on most of its rivals. While the Kiger’s roof slopes downwards towards the boot lid, it lacks the visual drama that the Tata Nexon's sloping roofline packs in.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Rear Design

For the rear-end, the Renault Kiger gets our vote. With a squatter stance and a cleaner boot lid, it looks the better one of the two. Moreover, the C-shaped tail lamps are another highlight of Kiger’s great-looking rear facet. The Nexon, in its facelifted avatar, gets a set of new tail lamps and looks quite appealing too. But, it lacks the charm of Kiger’s rear face. However, it is the Tata Nexon that looks more SUV-ish in comparison to the Renault Kiger.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Interior Design

Like the exterior, a car should also have an upmarket interior. This makes for our next chapter of this Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon comparison. Beginning with the Kiger, it gets a dark theme for the interior. Also, the dashboard layout feels rather subtle on the Renault Kiger in comparison to the Tata Nexon. The Kiger gets an all-digital instrument cluster like the Tata Nexon, but it uses a 7-inch configurable display. The infotainment units are mounted in a fully-floating manner on both of these cars, but the Nexon’s display is a size smaller. Also, the centre AC vents are stacked below the infotainment units on the Tata Nexon and Renault Kiger.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Renault Kiger Interior

For the interior theme, Renault has used a darker colour pallet on the Kiger, while the Tata Nexon uses lighter shades. Also, the centre console is a bit higher on the Tata Nexon than in the Renault Kiger. While the doors pads feel more thoughtfully designed on the Tata Nexon, which isn’t the case with the Renault Kiger. Moreover, the Nexon feels more spacious and airier of the two. In terms of boot space, the Renault Kiger take a lead when compared with the Tata Nexon. The Kiger offers 405 litres of boot space whereas the Nexon comes with a trunk volume of 350 litres.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Tata Nexon Interior

Also, the Nexon boasts of better build quality. The door lock mechanism on the Nexon feels modern since it is integrated into the door latch itself. On the contrary, Renault Kiger gets pull-to-open-type stalks. A lot of parts on the Kiger do remind us of the Nissan Magnite as the two cars share their part bins. Interestingly, Tata Nexon too gets some bits from other Tata cars, but the extent of part sharing here is certainly less on the Nexon.


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Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Features

Car-buying holds an aspirational value in India. Hence, consumers want more features in their cars irrespective of how small they are. The situation is quite the same with the compact-SUVs too. Hence, we have this dedicated section in this Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon comparison. Starting with the Renault Kiger, it gets loads of equipment. The list includes an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, 7-inch TFT display for instrument cluster, air purifier, puddle lamps, cruise control, automatic climate control, wireless phone charger, wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, keyless entry & go and more.


Tata Nexon’s feature list, on the other hand, includes a smaller 7-inch touchscreen unit, all-digital instrument cluster, cruise control, climate control, power-adjustable & foldable ORVMs, cooled glovebox and more. The Nexon, however, fails to get the wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity, air purifier, wireless phone charger and puddle lamps. But, the Nexon gets an electronic sunroof, which the Kiger misses out on.


Talking of the sound systems, the Nexon uses an 8-speaker Harman sound system, while the Kiger gets an Arkamys-sourced unit. Additionally, the Nexon comes with some extra safety features such as hill-hold assist, brake disc wiping, and corner stability control but the Kiger gets 2 extra airbags. Thus, both cars can be considered as equally-loaded.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Dimensions

Dimensions of a car aid it with an imposing street presence and increased interior space. To see which one of these sub-4m compact-SUVs wins in this regard, we have the dimension comparison section in this Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon comparison. And shooting off straight to the answer, the Tata Nexon is the bigger car here. With an overall length of 3,994 mm, a width of 1,811 mm, and a height of 1,607 mm, it is longer, wider, and taller than the Kiger by 3 mm, 61 mm, and 7 mm, respectively.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Dimensions






Ground Clearance

Tyre Size

Boot Space

Renault Kiger

3,991 mm

1,750 mm

1,600 mm

2,500 mm



405 Litres

Tata Nexon

3,994 mm

1,811 mm

1,607 mm

2,498 mm

209 mm


350 Litres

The Kiger measures 3,991 mm in length, 1,750 mm in width, and is 1,600 mm tall. However, the Kiger boasts of a longer wheelbase of 2,500 mm when compared to the Tata Nexon’s 2,498 mm long wheelbase. Both of these cars get 16-inch wheels, but they use different tyre sizes. The Nexon gets 215-section tyres with an aspect ratio of 60, while the Kiger gets 195-section rubber with a similar aspect ratio as Nexon. Moving over to the ground clearance, the Tata Nexon sits 209 mm above the ground. The Kiger, on the other hand, has a ground clearance of 205 mm.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Specifications

In terms of powertrain and drivetrain options, Tata Nexon and Renault Kiger are quite different from each other. The Renault Kiger comes with two engine options – 1.0L NA petrol and 1.0L turbo-petrol. Both of these engines feature a 3-cylinder layout. The naturally-aspirated setup is rated to produce a peak power output of 72 PS and max torque of 96 Nm. The turbo-petrol iteration is designed to spit out 100 PS of peak power and 160 Nm of max torque. The gearbox options on the Kiger include a 5-speed MT, 5-speed AMT, and CVT.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Specifications

Renault Kiger





1.0L NA

72 PS

96 Nm

5-speed MT/5-speed AMT

1.0L Turbo

100 PS

160 Nm

5-speed MT/CVT

Tata Nexon





1.2L Turbo-petrol

120 PS

170 Nm

6-speed MT/6-speed AMT

1.5L Turbo-diesel

110 PS

260 Nm

6-speed MT/6-speed AMT

Tata Motors is also offering the Nexon with 2 engine options – 1.2L turbo-petrol and 1.5L diesel. The 3-pot turbo-petrol boats of a rated output of 120 PS and 170 Nm. The oil burner, on the other hand, churns out 110 PS and 260 Nm. The Nexon can be had mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AMT. Between the two, the Nexon offers a better set of engines. The Nexon’s turbo-petrol unit is powerful than the Magnite’s, and it also gets the option of a frugal and torquey diesel engine.


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Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Price

As for the prices, there’s no denying the fact that Renault Kiger has taken the lead over all of its rivals. It starts at Rs. 5.45 lakh and goes up to Rs. 9.55 lakh. In comparison, Tata Nexon starts at Rs. 7.09 lakh and tops out at Rs. 12.79 lakh. But, keeping the diesel trims away, since the Kiger misses out on the option of a diesel engine, the price of Nexon’s top-end variant comes down to Rs. 11.46 lakh. Also, the prices for automatic trims of the Nexon start at Rs. 8.59 lakh, whereas the Kiger’s cheapest automatic variant carries a sticker price of Rs. 6.59 lakh only.

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison Price

Renault Kiger Price


1.0L NA MT


1.0L Turbo MT

1.0L Turbo CVT


Rs. 5.45 lakh

Rs. 6.14 lakh

Rs. 6.60 lakh

Rs. 7.55 lakh



Rs. 6.59 lakh

Rs. 7.05 lakh

Rs. 8.00 lakh



Rs. 7.14 lakh

Rs. 7.60 lakh

Rs. 8.55 lakh




Rs. 8.60 lakh

Rs. 9.55 lakh

Tata Nexon Price


1.2L Turbo-petrol MT

1.2L Turbo-petrol AMT


Rs. 7.09 lakh



Rs. 7.99 lakh

Rs. 8.59 lakh

XM (S)

Rs. 8.51 lakh

Rs. 9.11 lakh


Rs. 8.99 lakh

Rs. 9.92 lakh


Rs. 9.79 lakh

Rs. 10.39 lakh

XZ+ (S)

Rs. 10.39 Lakh

Rs 10.99 lakh

XZ+ (O)

Rs. 10.69 Lakh

Rs. 11.29 lakh

Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison – Verdict

After compiling the above information, it won’t be wrong to say that Renault Kiger comes up as the more affordable offering of the two. Also, it manages to be a better VFM proposition. However, the Nexon makes for a safer deal with a 5-star crash-test rating and comparably larger after-sales & service network. The Nexon has been in the market for a quite some time now and without any major issues being raised by the owners. And all of this makes for a rather stress-free ownership experience. Since the Magnite doesn't get a sunroof and if it can be a deal-breaker for you, then you know what you need to choose. Also, we hope this Renault Kiger vs Tata Nexon Comparison helps you pick the right vehicle for yourself. 

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