Nissan Magnite Turbo XV vs Nissan Kicks XL

Nissan Magnite Turbo XV vs Nissan Kicks XL

Currently, Nissan offers three cars in India. Two SUVs and their most loved sporty beast GT-R. The entry-level compact SUV is one of the popular cars in India and which had a crucial role in its survival in the Indian market. But we are here to compare specific variants; Magnite Turbo XV & Kicks XL:

Design & Dimensions

Nissan Kicks

Both these SUVs have a bold SUV stance with a rugged design. The younger sibling Magnite features sharper & modern looks while the Kicks seem bulkier. We have the dimensions(mm) as follows:

Aspect/ Car Magnite Kicks
Length 3994 4384
Width 1758 1813
Height 1572 1651
Wheelbase 2500 2673
Ground Clearance 205 210


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Needless to say, the Kicks being the elder sibling, is more extensive dimensionally and also stands on bigger 17-inch wheels with a more spacious interior as well. It also has slightly more ground clearance with a higher stance.

Engine & Transmission

Nissan Magnite Red Edition

The variants selected for this comparison are both petrol but the turbo engine for the Magnite and the naturally aspirated engine for Kicks. Although these two engines have different displacements & torques, the power produced is similar.

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We have the figures below:

Engine/Car Magnite Kicks
Cylinders 3-cylinder 4-cylinder
Displacement 999cc 1498cc
Power & Torque 100hp & 160Nm 106hp & 142Nm

Kicks is powered by a bigger 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine, while Magnite is powered by a smaller 1.0-litre 3-cylinder engine. Both are offered with an FWD & a 5-speed manual transmission. But Magnite offers an excellent mileage of around 20kmpl, and Kicks offers around 13.9kmpl.

Features & Pricing

Nissan JBL Sound System

This comparison features the base variant of Kicks with a well-equipped variant of the Magnite. So there are some differences: Despite being the upper, more premium segment, Kicks will lack some features due to the base variant.

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Feature/Car Magnite Kicks
Infotainment System 8-inch 2-DIN
Armrest only rear only front
Push-button start yes no
Rear AC vents no yes
Electrically folding ORVMs yes no
Voice Commands yes no
Android Auto/ Apple Carplay yes no
Keyless Entry yes no
Tachometer Digital Analog

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Nissan has equipped the Magnite better in terms of features & fuel efficiency with almost the same power figures as well. It is priced at ₹7.68 lakhs ex-showroom, while Kicks is available for ₹10.64 lakhs ex-showroom. Which one would you prefer?