With a history of doing absurd yet fruitful comparisons, I am back with another one. And this time, we compare the compact SUV, Nissan Magnite against the magnetic hatchback, Hyundai i20. Should you go for a hatchback or go for an SUV? Which variant will you be getting in your budget? It’s time we find out.

Let’s set the price first! (On-road Prices)

Nissan Magnite vs Hyundai i20
Nissan Magnite vs Hyundai i20

So we are not going to cross ₹11lakh in this comparison. Under this budget, for the Nissan Magnite, you will get Turbo CVT XV Premium Tech Pack variant at ₹10,83,523. And when it comes to Hyundai i20, you get the Asta IVT Petrol variant at ₹10,86,539. Do note that these are On-road prices at 14.12.2020.

Nissan Magnite vs Hyundai i20 | Powertrain Comparison

We are not going to compare all the options available with both the cars as they both offer a plethora of options. We will only be comparing the variants in talk.

Powertrain Comparison

Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT XV Hyundai i20 Asta CVT
Engine 1.0-litre Turbo-petrol 1.2-litre Kappa Petrol
Power 100ps@5,000rpm 88ps@6,000rpm
Torque 152Nm@2,200-4,400rpm 114.7Nm@4,200rpm
Transmission CVT IVT

At the same price, Nissan Magnite will offer better power and much better torque. If we talk about the engine refinement, we are all well aware that both Nissan and Hyundai offer well-refined engines. And both the cars are offering the same transmission. So, Nissan Magnite can suit the ones who want that extra grunt on highways which the i20’s Kappa engine won’t be able to offer. But there is much more to a car than the engine.

Exterior and Interior Design | Nissan Magnite vs Hyundai i20

Interior Comparison
Interior Comparison

We cannot compare the exterior design for sure, it is totally dependent on personal preferences. Do let us know about your thoughts on the comparison of the looks. But when it comes to interiors, Hyundai i20 offers a plush interior as compared to the plain black interiors of Nissan Magnite. With chrome accents and sleek dashboard, Hyundai i20 feels much more premium when compared to the Magnite. Nissan Magnite also feels inferior, thanks to more plastics inside the cabin.

Dimensions Comparison | We already know, which one is bigger!

Hyundai i20 Dimensions
Hyundai i20 Dimensions
Nissan Magnite Hyundai i20
Length (mm) 3,994 3,995
Width (mm) 1,758 1,775
Height (mm) 1,572 1,505
Wheelbase (mm) 2,500 2,580
Ground Clearance (mm) 205 170
Boot Space (litres) 336 311

Well, Nissan Magnite is actually not much bigger than the Hyundai i20. The boot space is close enough, though Nissan offers a few extra litres in Magnite. Being a compact SUV, Magnite offers better ground clearance, actually much better, making it a better choice if you are going to use the car on the Indian roads.

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Comfort and Convenience Features

Now here comes the comparison that you might be waiting for. So let’s list down the features that the variants will offer.

Features Comparison

 

Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT XV Premium Teck Pack Hyundai i20 Asta IVT
Smart Entry with Push-button Start/Stop
Air Purifier
Rear AC Vents
Tilt And Telescopic Steering Tilt Only
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Infotainment System 8-inch Touchscreen 10.24-inch Touchscreen
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Support Wireless (First in the segment)
Fully Automatic Temperature Control
Ambient Mood Lighting
Bose premium 7 speaker system
JBL 6-speaker System

Nissan Magnite comes with first-in-segment Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In fact, it is the only car under ₹20lakhs to offer this feature. Rest, Magnite and i20 both offer similar features.

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Which car offers more safety? | Nissan Magnite vs Hyundai i20

Safety Features Comparison

Nissan Magnite Turbo CVT XV Premium Teck Pack Hyundai i20 Asta IVT
Dual-front Airbags
ABS with EBD
Rear Parking Sensors with Camera
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Hydraulic Brake Assist
TPMS
ISOFIX
360-degree Camera
Rear Window Defogger
Emergency Stop Signal

Nissan Magnite offers better safety features for sure. Hyundai i20 on the other hand offers adequate ones.

So this was our comparison, Nissan Magnite surely seems to be a better choice if you can let go of premium feel. If not, the Hyundai i20 is a choice too. What do you think? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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1 COMMENT

  1. As you have already acclaimed that the above comparison is absurd. It really is, it was what whats the best you can get in 11 lakes. The thing is magnite doesn’t offer an oil burner. With the comparison with venue 1.0 turbo petrol cvt magnite 1.0 turbo petrol is a clear winner with the pricing if you can let that sunroof and 20 ps of extra power let go. With the i20 you get the oil burner as an option and the handling and on road behavior takes an entire another level as compared with the magnite.

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