Renault Kiger Vs Nissan Magnite Vs Hyundai Venue: Which of the Three Offers Better Value?

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Renault Kiger vs Nissan Magnite vs Hyundai Venue

The French automaker has certainly uncovered a rabbit out of the hat in the form of Renault Kiger. Since launch the compact SUV cum crossover has garnered all-around praises among the auto fraternity. With a starting price tag of INR 5.45 lakh, it is not only making dents in the sales of Nissan Magnite and Ford EcoSport, but also has the potential to challenge the likes of Hyundai Venue.

Both Kiger and Venue are banking on their exquisite design, but is it the only reason for rivalry, or are they different in other aspects too? The price difference and huge feature variance can play an important role in perplexing the buyers. We will try to find out in this comparison where we will hurl the best-selling and top-spec variants of Renault Kiger against two variants of Hyundai Venue and Nissan Magnite in the same price range.

Dimensions

Renault Kiger

Starting with the dimensions, both the cars follow closely on the heels. Here is the break-up of the dimensions of both the cars:

Renault Kiger Nissan Magnite Hyundai Venue
Length 3,991mm 3994mm 3,995 mm
Width 1,750mm 1758mm 1,770 mm
Height 1,605 (With roof bars) mm 1572mm 1,605 (With roof rails) mm
Wheelbase 2,500mm 2500mm 2,500 mm
Boot Space 405L 336L 350L

 

Since the SUVs are under-4m, there is no significant difference to their lengths, widths, heights and wheelbases. However, boot is where the difference lies. The Renault Kiger garners a more than sufficient bootspace compared to the Hyundai Venue (55-litres more) and Nissan Magnite (69-litres more).

Engine

Hyundai Venue

Both the compact SUVs are available in petrol engine options. The Venue seems to have a clear upper hand in the power department with more power and torque as compared to the Renault Kiger.

  Renault Kiger Nissan Magnite Hyundai Venue
Engine 1.0L Energy Petrol 1.0L B4D Petrol 1.2L Kappa Petrol
Power PS @rpm 72 @ 6,250 72 @ 6,250 83 @ 6,000
Torque Nm @rpm 96 @ 3,500 96 @ 3,500 113.75 @ 4,000
Transmission 5-speed MT 5-speed MT 5-speed MT

Price Comparison

Nissan Magnite Engine Specs Features

The Renault Kiger price range starts at INR 5.45 lakh and goes up to INR 9.72 lakh whereas Hyundai Venue falls in the price bracket of INR 6.86 lakh and 11.66 lakh (ex-showroom). Nissan Magnite price is too on the aggressive side starting from INR 5.49 lakh and going up to INR 9.89 lakh (ex-showroom).

To keep the comparison relevant and precise, here only the similarly priced variants of all the cars with a maximum difference of Rs 30,000 are compared.

Petrol Manual

Here are the prices for the Renault Kiger RXT vs the competition in the same price range.

Renault Kiger RXT Nissan Magnite XV Hyundai Venue E
INR 6.60 lakhs INR 6.68 lakhs INR 6.86 lakh

 

Have a look at the prices for the Renault Kiger RXZ vs the competition.

Renault Kiger RXZ Nissan Magnite XV Premium Hyundai Venue S
INR 7.55 lakh INR 7.55 lakh INR 7.58 lakh

*All prices are ex-showroom.

Features

Moving on to the main section of the comparison, which could also be the deciding factor for most buyers. The below table will help you make an informed decision as to which car offers more value for your money.

First, we will compare the best-selling Renault Kiger RXT with its counterparts.

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

 

Features

Similarly, below is the feature-wise comparison of the top-spec Renault Kiger RXZ vs the competition.

  Renault Kiger RXZ Nissan Magnite XV Premium Hyundai Venue S
Exterior styling
Headlamps Tri-octa LED Pure Vision Headlamps LED Bi-Projector Headlamp Halogen
Foglamps No LED No
DRLs Yes Yes No
Shark Fin Antenna Yes No Yes
Wheels 16-inch Diamond Cut Alloys 16-inch diamond cut alloy 15-inch steel
Rear Spoiler Yes Yes Yes
Tail Lamps LED Standard Standard
Interior & Comfort
Touchscreen infotainment 8.0-inch 8.0-inch No
Speakers 3D Sound by ARKAMYS Standard Standard
Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Yes Yes No
Instrument Cluster 7-inch Digital 7-inch TFT Advanced Drive Assist Display Advanced supervision cluster with rheostat
60:40 split-folding rear seats Yes Yes No
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC vents Yes Yes Yes
Rear power windows Yes Yes No
Air Conditioner Automatic Automatic Manual
12V Charging Socket Front and Rear Front and Rear Front and Rear
Cooled glove-box Yes No Yes
Push engine Start/Stop Yes Yes No
Driver seat height adjustment Yes Yes No
Rear Wiper & Washer Yes Yes No
Driving Modes Multi-modes with rotary command No No
Steering mounted controls Audio, Phone & Cluster Audio, Phone, Cluster and Cruise Audio and Phone
Safety
Dual front Airbags Yes Yes Yes
Side Airbags Yes No No
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes
Rear view camera Yes Yes No
Rear defogger Yes Yes Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No Yes No
360-degree camera system No No Yes

 

Verdict

The French automaker has certainly turned the tables upside down with the launch of the Kiger sub-compact SUV. Hyundai being a trustworthy brand appeals to a lot of people and its Venue has been amassing huge volumes in the country with its stylish looks and powerful engines. Kiger on the flip side has overpowered the Hyundai SUV in terms of looks (subjective) and tons of extra comfort and safety features in the same price band. The Kiger carries a potential to replicate the success of its sibling Kwid. Nissan Magnite too is on the same path as Kiger but different in many designs and feature aspects.

So, which one of the trio you should buy? To make it simple, if you are one of those who need a compact SUV with a trustworthy brand, punchy engine, and elegant looks, then Venue could be the right choice. On the other hand, if you are looking for a feature-rich car with decent power specs at affordable price, Kiger makes up for an ideal car. If you want the best of both Renault Kiger and Venue i.e. powerful style statement and oodles of features, then look no beyond than Nissan Magnite.

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