Renault and Nissan both have set up the sub-compact SUV segment on fire with their recent launches. And both of the SUVs have a really good package on offer. Nissan’s Magnite has already been booked like hotcakes. Renault on the other hand has introduced Kwid’s bigger brother, the Kiger. So, if you’re planning to buy a sub-compact SUV while being tight on the budget, we’ll help you choose between Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite. Let’s begin the hunt.

Renault Kiger vs Nissan Magnite | Powertrain Comparison

Engine and Transmission Comparison

Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite
Engines 1.0-litre 3-cyl NA 1.0-litre 3-cyl Turbo Petrol
Power  72ps@6,250rpm 100ps@5,000rpm
Torque  96Nm@3,500rpm 160Nm@2,800-3,600rpm (MT)
152Nm@2,200-4,400rpm (CVT)
Transmission  5-speed MT
AMT (ONLY IN KIGER)
5-speed MT
CVT
Fuel Efficiency  18.75kmpl 20kmpl

Being built on the same platform, there is no difference in terms of engine options. What you do get is an extra automatic gearbox option with the Kiger. Both the engines offer a good mileage.

Which of the two will offer more space?

Dimensions Comparison
Dimensions Comparison

Even though both of the sub-compact SUVs are made on a similar platform, there is a lot more difference in terms of dimensions.

Dimensions Comparison

Renault Kiger Nissan Magnite
Length (mm) 3,991 3,994
Width (mm) 1,750 1,758
Height (mm) 1,600 1,572
Wheelbase (mm) 2,500 2,500
Bootspace (Litres) 405 336
Ground Clearance (mm) 205 205

With the class leading legroom in the rear section, larger bootspace and a better headroom, Renault Kiger surely wins this game of dimensions. Let’s head to the looks part now.

Renault Kiger vs Nissan Magnite | Which SUV will better in your garage? 

Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger
Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger

Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. Well, that being said, I personally feel that Kiger is a bigger Kwid, while the Magnite has a presence that can be felt from far, all thanks to a bold front fascia and a magnificant sculpture makes it stand apart. As for the Kiger, it is bold, wide and big, but still misses out on being different from Kwid. Again, I might have a varied concept when it comes to looks, do let us know about your thoughts in the comments section below.

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And, now the Features comparison!

Front Dashboard Comparison
Front Dashboard Comparison

Being in a budget that even a hatchback might not be able to justify,  you might be thinking that both the SUVs are going to be a bummer in terms of features. Well, this, my reader, is not at all true. You are going to get a good list of features, some first-in-segment, and some even first in under 20 lakhs budget.

Features Comparison

Renault Kiger Nissan Magnite
Infotainment System 8-inch touchscreen 8-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Support Wireless Connectivity Wireless Connectivity
Mobile Phone Charger (Wireless)
Air Purifier
Engine Start/Stop Button
Arkamys Sound System
JBL Sound System
Ambient Lighting
Rear Armrest with Cupholders
Cruise Control
Height Adjustable Seats
Rear AC Vents
*FEATURES ACROSS VARIANTS*

Both the cars have a similar set of features on offer when it comes to comfort and connectivity. Magnite has an upper hand as it offers a few connected car tech features which Kiger misses on.

Renault Kiger Features
Renault Kiger Features

But what about safety? Are these SUVs any good?

Safety Features Comparison

Renault Kiger Nissan Magnite
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear Parking Camera
Dual-Front Airbags
Side Airbags (Front)
ABS with EBD
Anti roll bar
Hill Start Assist
Vehicle Dynamic Control

Apart from an extra set of airbags at the front, both the cars offer a similar package of safety features. Moreover, Nissan Magnite has scored a 4-star rating at the ASEAN NCAP.

Verdict | Renault Kiger vs Nissan Magnite 

Well, what is a comparison without price comparison. But, the prices of Kiger have not been revealed yet. From what Renault says, Kiger is going to be the most affordable sub-compact SUV in India. This puts Kiger on the heavier side of the scale. Magnite offers a distinct design while Kiger has everything else you can ask for.

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