Tata Motors unveiled the Nexon Facelift on September 1st and loaded it with so many features that its rivals will have a hard time competing against. So, we thought of comparing the Nexon Facelift against its rivals to see where does the Nexon stand and how it competes!
Tata Nexon Facelift vs Rivals – Dimensions Comparison
|Tata Nexon Facelift||Maruti Suzuki Brezza||Hyundai Venue||Kia Sonet|
|Length||3995 MM||3995 MM||3995 MM||3995 MM|
|Width||1804 MM||1790 MM||1770 MM||1790 MM|
|Height||1620 MM||1685 MM||1617 MM||1642 MM|
|Wheelbase||2498 MM||2500 MM||2500 MM||2500 MM|
|Ground Clearance||208 MM||198 MM||195 MM||205 MM|
|Boot Space||382 L||328 L||350 L||392 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||44 L||45 L (Petrol)|
55 L (CNG)
|45 L||45 L|
Well, as you can see in Dimensions, the Nexon now shares the same length with Brezza, Venue, Sonet, and XUV300. The shortest length in the segment is by Kiger of 3991 MM. In width, the XUV300 is the widest SUV in the segment with 1821 MM width while Nexon stands at 1804 MM width being narrower by 17 MM. The tallest SUV in the segment is the Maruti Brezza with 1685 MM height while the Nexon height is 1620 MM being shorter by 65 MM.
|Tata Nexon Facelift||Renault Kiger||Mahindra XUV300||Nissan Magnite|
|Length||3995 MM||3991 MM||3995 MM||3994 MM|
|Width||1804 MM||1750 MM||1821 MM||1758 MM|
|Height||1620 MM||1605 MM||1627 MM||1572 MM|
|Wheelbase||2498 MM||2500 MM||2600 MM||2500 MM|
|Ground Clearance||208 MM||205 MM||180 MM||205 MM|
|Boot Space||382 L||405 L||257 L||336 L|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||44 L||40 L||42 L||40 L|
The longest wheelbase in the segment is the XUV300 with 2600 MM while the Nexon features 2498 MM wheelbase, and Brezza, Venue, Sonet, Kiger, and Magnite features 2500 MM wheelbase. The Nexon features the highest ground clearance of 208 MM where as the lowest is from the XUV300 with 180 MM while the Kiger, Sonet, and Magnite features 205 MM ground clearance. In Boot Space, the Kiger is the biggest boot in the segment with 405 L while the Nexon features 382 L boot space making it smaller by 23 L. Lastly, the Nexon features 44 L Fuel Tank where as the Venue, Sonet, and Brezza features 45 L Fuel Tank, and the Kiger and Magnite has 40 L Fuel Tank.
Tata Nexon Facelift vs Rivals – Engine Comparison
|Turbo Petrol||Tata Nexon Facelift||Hyundai Venue||Mahindra XUV300||Nissan Magnite|
|Engine||1.2 L 3 Cylinder||1.0 L 3 Cylinder||1.2 L 3 Cylinder||1.0 L 3 Cylinder|
|Power||118.27 BHP||120 BHP||108.62 BHP||98.63 BHP|
|Torque||170 NM||172 NM||200 NM||152 NM / 160 NM|
|Transmission||5 Speed MT, 6 Speed MT / AMT, 7 Speed DCT||6 Speed MT, 7 Speed DCT||6 Speed MT / AMT||5 Speed MT, 7 Speed CVT|
|Fuel Efficiency||17 kmpl||20 kmpl – MT|
17.4 kmpl – CVT
In Engine Options, except for Maruti Brezza, all of the Nexon rivals comes with turbo petrol engine. The Tata Nexon Facelift comes with 1.2 L 3 Cylinder Turbo Petrol engine that generates 118.27 BHP and 170 NM of torque paired to 4 gearboxes – 5 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Manual and Automatic, and 7 Speed DCT Gearbox. The Hyundai Venue recently got a new 1.0 L 3 Cylinder Turbo Petrol engine that produces 120 BHP and 172 NM of torque paired to 6 Speed Manual and 7 Speed DCT Gearbox.
Then there is the Mahindra XUV300 with 1.2 L 3 Cylinder Turbo Petrol powertrain producing 108.62 BHP and 200 NM of torque paired to 6 Speed Manual and Automatic Gearbox. The Nissan Magnite is powered by the 1.0 L 3 Cylinder Turbo Petrol producing 98.63 BHP and 152 NM for CVT Gearbox and 160 NM for 5 Speed Manual Gearbox. The fuel efficiency of 5 Speed Manual is 20 kmpl and 17.4 kmpl is of the CVT Gearbox.
|Turbo Petrol||Tata Nexon Facelift||Kia Sonet||Renault Kiger||Maruti Brezza|
|Engine||1.2 L 3 Cylinder||1.0 L 3 Cylinder||1.0 L 3 Cylinder||–|
|Power||118.27 BHP||118.36 BHP||98.63 BHP||–|
|Torque||170 NM||172 NM||152 NM / 160 NM||–|
|Transmission||5 Speed MT, 6 Speed MT / AMT, 7 Speed DCT||6 Speed iMT, 7 Speed DCT||5 Speed MT, 7 Speed CVT||–|
|Fuel Efficiency||17 kmpl||18.2 kmpl – iMT|
18.3 kmpl – DCT
|20.5 kmpl – MT|
18.24 kmpl – CVT
The Kia Sonet is powered by the 1.0 L 3 Cylinder Turbo Petrol producing 118.36 BHP and 172 NM paired to 6 Speed iMT Gearbox with 18.2 kmpl fuel efficiency and 7 Speed DCT Gearbox with 18.3 kmpl fuel efficiency. The Renault Kiger comes with the 1.0 L 3 Cylinder Turbo Petrol producing 98.63 BHP and 152 NM for CVT Gearbox with 18.24 kmpl fuel efficiency, and 160 NM for 5 Speed Manual Gearbox with 18.24 kmpl fuel efficiency. Maruti Brezza does not come with turbo petrol engine.
|Turbo Diesel||Tata Nexon Facelift||Hyundai Venue||Mahindra XUV300||Kia Sonet|
|Engine||1.5 L 4 Cylinder||1.5 L 4 Cylinder||1.5 L 4 Cylinder||1.5 L 4 Cylinder|
|Power||113.42 BHP||113.98 BHP||115.05 BHP||113.43 BHP|
|Torque||260 NM||250 NM||300 NM||250 NM|
|Transmission||6 Speed MT / AMT||6 Speed MT / AT||6 Speed MT / AT||6 Speed MT / AT|
|Fuel Efficiency||20 kmpl|
Other than the Turbo Petrol, Nexon, Venue, XUV300, and Sonet is offered with the turbo diesel engine. The Nexon is powered by the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel generating 113.42 BHP and 260 NM of torque paired to 6 Speed Manual and Automatic Gearbox with 20 kmpl fuel economy. The Venue is powered by the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel producing 113.98 BHP and 250 NM of torque paired to 6 Speed Manual and Automatic Gearbox.
The Mahindra XUV300 is also available with the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel that generates 115.05 BHP and 300 NM of torque paired to 6 Speed Manual and Automatic Gearbox. Last but not least, the Kia Sonet is powered by the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Turbo Diesel producing 113.42 BHP and 250 NM of torque paired to 6 Speed Manual and Automatic Gearbox.
|Petrol||Tata Nexon Facelift||Hyundai Venue||Kia Sonet||Nissan Magnite|
|Engine||–||1.2 L 4 Cylinder||1.2 L 4 Cylinder||1.0 L 3 Cylinder|
|Power||–||81.80 BHP||81.86 BHP||71.02 BHP|
|Torque||–||113.8 NM||115 NM||96 NM|
|Transmission||–||5 Speed MT, 7 Speed IVT||5 Speed MT||5 Speed MT|
|Fuel Efficiency||–||18.4 kmpl||18.75 kmpl|
Other than the Turbo Diesel and Turbo Petrol powertrain, the Nexon misses out on normal Petrol engine. But its rivals except for the Mahindra XUV300 comes with this engine. The Hyundai Venue comes with 1.2 L 4 Cylinder Petrol producing 81.80 BHP and 113.8 NM of torque paired to 5 Speed Manual, and 7 Speed IVT Gearbox. Then there is the 1.2 L 4 Cylinder Petrol that generates 81.86 BHP and 115 NM of torque paired to 5 Speed Manual Gearbox only with 18.4 kmpl fuel efficiency. The Nissan Magnite comes with 1.0 L 3 Cylinder Petrol engine producing 71.02 BHP and 96 NM of torque paired to 5 Speed Manual Gearbox only with 18.75 kmpl fuel economy.
|Petrol||Tata Nexon Facelift||Renault Kiger||Maruti Brezza||Mahindra XUV300|
|Engine||–||1.0 L 3 Cylinder||1.5 L 4 Cylinder||–|
|Power||–||71.02 BHP||101.65 BHP||–|
|Torque||–||96 NM||136.8 NM||–|
|Transmission||–||5 Speed MT / AMT||5 Speed MT, 6 Speed AT||–|
|Fuel Efficiency||–||19.17 kmpl – MT|
19.03 kmpl – AMT
|17.38 kmpl – MT|
19.8 kmpl – AT
Then there is the Renault Kiger with 1.0 L 3 Cylinder Petrol producing 71.02 BHP and 96 NM of torque paired to 5 Speed Manual with 19.17 kmpl fuel efficiency and Automatic Gearbox with 19.03 kmpl fuel efficiency. Lastly, the Maruti Brezza is offered with the 1.5 L 4 Cylinder Petrol producing 101.65 BHP and 136.8 NM of torque mated to a 5 Speed Manual Gearbox with 17.38 kmpl fuel economy, and 6 Speed Automatic Gearbox with 19.8 kmpl fuel efficiency.
Tata Nexon Facelift vs Rivals – Price Comparison
|Nissan Magnite||Rs. 6 – Rs. 11.02 L|
|Renault Kiger||Rs. 6.50 – Rs. 11.23 L|
|Hyundai Venue||Rs. 7.77 – Rs. 13.48 L|
|Kia Sonet||Rs. 7.79 – Rs. 14.89 L|
|Mahindra XUV300||Rs. 7.99 – Rs. 14.74 L|
|Tata Nexon Facelift||Rs. 8.10 – Rs. 15.50 L|
|Maruti Suzuki Brezza||Rs. 8.29 – Rs. 14.14 L|
As you can see, when it comes to pricing, the Nexon Facelift is positioned just above the Maruti Brezza at Rs. 8.10 Lakh for the ‘Smart’ variant and Rs. 13 Lakh for the ‘FearlessPR+ S DT DCT’ variant.
Verdict: In the end, the decision to buy which SUV depends totally on you, however, if you’re looking for an SUV that is affordable, the Nissan Magnite is a nice option for you. Recently, the Hyundai Venue got ADAS update and if you’re looking for an SUV with that, then the Venue is a good choice. But, if you want the best from an SUV, and if you can afford it, the Nexon Facelift is a right choice as it comes with features its rivals is yet to receive.