Nissan Magnite Vs Kia Sonet Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza: Which One is Worth Your Money?

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Which one is better? Is it the Magnite, Sonet or Vitara Brezza? Find it out. Compare the popular trims of these three compact SUV on the basis of their price. 

Nissan Magnite Vs Kia Sonet Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

The newest entrant in the sub-compact SUV segment Nissan Magnite is making waves all around. Based on the same platform as Renault Kiger, the Magnite is breaking sales records with its aggressive pricing, awe-inspiring design, and features that can give its counterparts a run for their money.

The car from the Japanese auto giant is not only making dents in the sales of its direct rivals such as Kiger and EcoSport, but also challenging the stalwarts such as Maruti Vitara Brezza. Starting at a competitive price of INR 5.49 lakh, Nissan Magnite is hitting the sweet spot in the highly competitive segment.

In this comparison, we will draw an analogy between the mid-range and top-spec of Nissan Magnite with that of popular Kia Sonet and Vitara Brezza in the same price range. It will help the buyers find out which is one of these is worth the money.

Dimensions

Dimensionally, all three cars are quite close to each other. Here is the comparative table of the dimensions of Magnite, Sonet, and Brezza.

Nissan Magnite Kia Sonet Maruti Vitara Brezza
Length 3,991mm 3,995mm 3,995mm
Width 1,750mm 1,790mm 1,790mm
Height 1,605 (With roof bars) mm 1,642mm 1,640mm
Wheelbase 2,500mm 2,500mm 2,500mm
Boot Space 405L 392L 328L

 

Price Comparison

Nissan Magnite Price in India

The Japanese automaker has been testing waters here for a long time and pricing was one of its key yardsticks. The sub-4 meter SUV, Nissan Magnite has been launched at a price tag of INR 5.49 lakh and goes up to INR 9.89 lakh which is quite interesting looking at what others are offering.

 

Kia Sonet on the other hand, starts at INR 6.79 lakh while the top-spec model comes at INR 12.99 lakh. Maruti Vitara Brezza is on the aggressive side of the list falling in the price bracket of INR 7.39 lakh and INR 11.20 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.

But to make it easy for the buyers, here only the similarly priced variants are compared with a maximum price difference of INR 90,000.

Petrol Manual

Here you can find the mid-range Nissan Magnite XV vs the competition in the same price range.

  Nissan Magnite XV Kia Sonet HTE Maruti Vitara Brezza LXI
Price INR 6.68 lakh INR 6.79 lakh INR 7.39 lakh

 

Engine

New Vitara Brezza Price List

All three sub-4-meter SUVs can be availed with a petrol engine. There is not much difference between the Magnite and Brezza when it comes to power, but Brezza has the maximum torque in the list. The Sonet certainly looks strong with extra horses.

  Nissan Magnite Kia Sonet Maruti Vitara Brezza
Engine 1.0L B4D Petrol G1.2 Petrol K15B 1.5L Petrol
Power PS@rpm 72@6250 83@6000 77@6000
Torque Nm@rpm 96@3500 115@4200 138@4400
Transmission 5-speed MT 5-speed MT 5-speed MT

 

Features

Kia Sonet Price in india

Moving to the most important and determining factor of car buying, the below comparison will surely help you make the right decision. Starting with the mid-range Nissan Magnite, let’s see how it plays against similarly priced variants of Kia Sonet and Vitara Brezza in the features department.

Nissan Magnite XV Kia Sonet HTE Maruti Vitara Brezza LXI
Exterior Styling
Headlamps Halogen Halogen Halogen
Foglamps LED No No
DRLs Yes No No
Shark Fin Antenna No No No
Wheels 16-inch diamond cut alloy 15-inch steel 16-inch Steel
Rear Spoiler Yes No No
Tail Lamps Standard Standard LED
Interior & Comfort
Touchscreen infotainment 8.0-inch No No
Speakers Standard Standard Standard
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Yes (Wireless) No No
Instrument Cluster 7-inch TFT Advanced Drive Assist Display Digital Standard
60:40 split-folding rear seats Yes No No
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC vents No Yes No
Rear power windows Yes No Yes
Air Conditioner Automatic Manual Manual
12V Charging Socket Front Front and Rear Front
Cooled glove box No No No
Push engine Start/Stop Yes No No
Driver seat height adjustment Yes No No
Rear Wiper & Washer Yes No No
Driving Modes No No No
Steering mounted controls Audio, Phone & Cluster No No
Safety
Dual front Airbags Yes Yes Yes
Side Airbags No No No
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes
Rear view camera Yes No No
Rear defogger Yes No No
Tyre Pressure Monitor No No No
360-degree camera system No No No

 

Price

 

Nissan Magnite Engine Specs Features

Here you can see the pricing for the top of the range Nissan Magnite XV Premium and the likewise priced variants of the Kia Sonet and Vitara Brezza.

Nissan Magnite XV Premium Kia Sonet HTK Maruti Vitara Brezza VXI
INR 7.55 lakh INR 7.69 lakh INR 8.45 lakh

 

Features

Kia Sonet Review

The below table shows the side-by-side features of the top-spec Nissan Magnite vs the competition.

  Nissan Magnite XV Premium Kia Sonet HTK Maruti Vitara Brezza VXI
Exterior Styling
Headlamps LED Bi-Projector Headlamp Halogen LED-projector headlamps
Foglamps LED No No
DRLs Yes No Yes
Shark Fin Antenna No No No
Wheels 16-inch diamond cut alloy 16-inch Metallic Silver styled 16-inch Steel
Rear Spoiler Yes No No
Tail Lamps Standard Standard LED
Interior & Comfort
Touchscreen infotainment 8.0-inch No No
Speakers Standard Standard 4 speakers
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Yes (Wireless) No No
Instrument Cluster 7-inch TFT Advanced Drive Assist Display Digital Standard
60:40 split-folding rear seats Yes No No
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs Yes Yes No
Rear AC vents Yes Yes No
Rear power windows Yes Yes

 

Yes
Air Conditioner Automatic Manual Automatic
12V Charging Socket Front and Rear Front and Rear Front
Cooled glove box No No No
Push engine Start/Stop Yes No Yes
Driver seat height adjustment Yes Yes No
Rear Wiper & Washer Yes No No
Driving Modes No No No
Steering mounted controls Audio, Phone, Cluster and Cruise Yes Yes
Safety
Dual front Airbags Yes Yes Yes
Side Airbags No No No
ABS with EBD Yes Yes

 

Yes
Rear view camera Yes No No
Rear defogger Yes No Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor Yes No No
360-degree camera system No No No

 

Verdict

Nissan Magnite

It’s not easy to make your place in a space where there is already a tight-noose competition. But Nissan with the launch of Magnite has proved that with the right combination of styling, features, and pricing, it can shake up the competition.

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Rivals

So, which one of the three could be your next compact SUV? Starting with the Maruti, it’s undoubtedly a household name with service centres in every nook and corner of the country. The reliable brand name combined with a car with elegant styling and a powerful engine can surely persuade the buyer to spent extra bucks on Brezza for more features.

Kia Sonet Exterior Features

Kia Sonet on the flipside is backed up by Hyundai and comes with a breath-taking design and the most powerful engine in the lot. Nissan Magnite is for those who are not much power-hungry but looking for a feature-rich car with aggressive styling. So, which one of these three tickles your mind? Let us know in the comments below.

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