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Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta – Comparison Report

Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta

Here’s a spec-based comparison between Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta.

Nissan India has rolled out its all-new compact SUV – Kicks – at a starting price of Rs 9.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). We have driven the SUV, and quite impressed with its performance. The Nissan Kicks, the premium 5-seater SUV from the Japanese carmaker, shares some of its components with the Terrano. Unlike Brazilian-spec model that uses the Nissan’s V-platform, the India-spec Kicks underpins Renault’s low-cost MO platform. In India, the Nissan Kicks is positioned against the Creta, which is currently leading the segment. Here, we bring you a spec-based comparison between these two SUVs (Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta).

Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Price

Model Ex-showroom, Delhi
Nissan Kicks Rs 9.55 lakh to Rs 14.65 lakh
Hyundai Creta Rs 9.50 lakh to Rs 15.10 lakh

– The Nissan Kicks comes as a premium alternative to the low-selling Terrano SUV in the country. It is one of most well-equipped vehicles in its segment.

– The SUV carline is spread in four trims (two petrol and four diesel variants) priced between Rs 9.55 lakh for the base model and Rs 14.65 lakh for the top-spec trim.

– The Hyundai Creta is one of the best-selling SUVs in its category. The vehicle comes with both petrol and diesel powertrains and manual and automatic gearbox options.

– Currently, the Creta SUV carline is available in the price range of Rs 9.50 lakh (E petrol trim) – Rs 15.10 lakh (SX (O) diesel variant). All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Specifications

Specifications Nissan Kicks Hyundai Creta
Petrol  1.5L 1.6L Dual VTVT
Power 106bhp 121.3bhp
Torque 142Nm 151Nm
Diesel 1.5L K9K 1.6L CRDi VGT & 1.4L CRDi
Power 110bhp 126.2bhp & 88.7bhp
Torque 240Nm 220Nm & 260Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT & 6-speed MT 6-speed MT & 6-speed AT

– As mentioned above, the Nissan Kicks compact SUV comes in four trims – XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium+ – packed with petrol and diesel engines.

– The petrol version has been propelled by a 1.5L motor pushing out 106bhp with 142Nm. The diesel model, on the other hand, derives power from a 1.5L unit delivering power worth 110bhp with 240Nm.

– Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed manual. While the former is offered only on the petrol variants, the latter is made available with diesel models.

– The Hyundai Creta, too, comes with both petrol and diesel powertrain options paired with manual and automatic transmissions.

– The Creta petrol model comes equipped with a 1.6L unit producing 121bhp, and the diesel variants are available with two motor options – a 126bhp, 1.6L CRDi VGT and a 88bhp, 1.4L CRDi.

– The SUV can be brought the SUV either with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic gearbox.

Nissan Kicks side view

Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Mileage

Model  Petrol Mileage Diesel Mileage 
Nissan Kicks 14.23kmpl 19.39kmpl – 20.45kmpl
Hyundai Creta 15.3kmpl 21.4kmpl

– The Nissan Kicks is as fuel efficient as its arch rival – Hyundai Creta.

– The petrol version of the Kicks promises fuel economy of 14.23kmpl and the diesel model returns 20.45kmpl (base variant) – 19.39kmpl (top-spec XV Premium and V Premium+).

– The fuel efficiency of the Hyundai Creta is rated at 15.3kmpl for the petrol model and at 21.4kmpl for the diesel version.

Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Dimensions

Dimensions Nissan Kicks Hyundai Creta
Length (mm) 4,384 4,270
Breadth (mm) 1,813 1,780
Height (mm) 1,656 1,630
Wheelbase (mm) 2,673 2,590
Seating Capacity 5 5
Boot Space (Litres) 400 400

– With respect to proportions, the Nissan Kicks is bigger and sits on a slightly longer wheelbase than the Hyundai Creta.

– Nissan’s new SUV measures 4384mm in length, 1813mm in width and 1656mm in height, thus making it  114mm longer, 33mm wider and 26mm taller than its arch rival. The Kicks’ ground clearance stands at 210mm.

– The Kicks has a wheelbase of 2673mm, which is 83mm longer than the Creta SUV. The longer wheelbase ensures more cabin space. Both SUVs offer a boot space of 400-litres.

– The overall length, width and height of the Hyundai Creta stand at 4270mm, 1780mm, 1630mm respectively. The SUV sits on a 2590mm long wheelbase and has a ground clearance of 201mm.

Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Features 

Key Features Nissan Kicks Hyundai Creta
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes
Touchscreen Infotainment system Yes Yes
Height adj. driver seat Yes Yes
Power-operated ORVMs Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes
Steering mounted audio & calling controls Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay& Android Auto Yes Yes
Navigation system Yes Yes
Rear wiper & washer Yes Yes
Push start/stop Yes Yes

– Nissan has packed the all-new Kicks with lots of segment first features including an 8.0-inch floating infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and voice recognition function, around view monitor 360 degree camera, Nissan Connect (standard), automatic AC unit (standard) and smart maneuvrability – least turning radius along with best-in-class shoulder and knee room.

– The SUV has dual-tone (Brown and Black) interior theme with carbon fibre finish and leather wrapped soft touch dashboard and door trims.

– Visually, the Kicks appears quite sporty with elements such as LED projector headlamps, LED signature lamp, floating roof design, R17-5 machined alloys, signature V-motion chrome grille, roof rail, boomerang taillamp and body side moulding, wheel arches and skid plates.

– The Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, comes with several comfort goodies such as foldable key, front console armrest with storage, rear AC vents, electric tailgate release, front & rear power windows and power steering with tilt function. All aforementioned features are standard across the range.

– Features such as automatic AC, rear wiper & washer, power folding wing mirrors & driver side auto up-down are available from SX onwards.

– The smart key with push button is offered from SX+ onwards and the 60:40 split seats come only with the SX+ AT trims.

Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Safety Features

Key Features Nissan Kicks Hyundai Creta
Dual front airbags Yes Yes
ABS with EBD Yes Yes
Rear parking camera Yes Yes
Rear Defogger Yes Yes
Speed sensing auto door lock Yes
Reverse parking sensor Yes Yes
Day/Night IRVM Yes Yes
All Disc brakes Not Known No
NCAP Rating NA 4-Star Latin NCAP (2015)

– Nissan’s new 5-seater SUV comes loaded with prominent safety bits such as standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and engine immobilizer.

– Other safety bits include Intelligent trace control (vehicle dynamic control), cruise control, smart vision with auto headlamps, cornering fog lamps, front and rear fog lamps and hill start assist.

– The list of standard safety fitments of the Hyundai Creta includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, manual day/night IRVM, impact sensing auto door lock, lane change indicator and immobilizer.

– The side-bags and curtain-bags are reserved for the top-spec SX(O) variant.

– Other vital safety tech like electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill-start assist control, height adjustable front seatbelts, lane change flash adjustment & speed sensing auto door locks come only with the SX(O) variant.

– The child seat anchors are available only with the AT variants.

– In the LATIN NCAP test (2015) the made-in-India Hyundai Creta received 4-stars for adult protection and 3-stars for child protection. One must note that the tested model was for export markets including Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Panama.

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