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    2020 Kia Seltos vs Tata Nexon Facelift - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 27 Jul 2020

    Which car is better: Kia Seltos or Tata Nexon? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.


    2020 Kia Seltos vs Tata Nexon Facelift

    Seltos 2020 vs Nexon 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    SELTOS VS NEXON | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    Tata Nexon

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹9.89

    XE

    ₹6.95

    HTK

    ₹10.29

    XM

    ₹7.70

    HTK+

    ₹11.49

    XZ

    ₹8.70

    HTX

    ₹13.09

    XZ+

    ₹9.50

    GTK

    ₹13.79

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹9.70

    GTX

    ₹15.29

    XZ+(S)

    ₹10.10

    GTX+

    ₹16.29

    XZ+(S) Dual Tone

    ₹10.30

     -  -

    XZ+(O)

    ₹10.40

     -  -

    XZ+(O) Dual Tone

    ₹10.60


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.29 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Tata Nexon turbo petrol manual prices start from Rs. 6.95 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.60 lakh.

    SELTOS VS NEXON | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

    Tata Nexon

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTX

    ₹14.09

    XM

    ₹8.30

    GTX

    ₹16.29

    XZ+

    ₹10.10

    GTX+

    ₹17.29

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹10.30

     -

    XZ+(S)

    ₹10.70

     -

    XZ+(S) Dual Tone

    ₹10.90

     -

    XZ+(O)

    ₹11.00

     -

    XZ+(O) Dual Tone

    ₹11.20


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 14.09 lakh and Tata Nexon starts from Rs. 8.30 lakh.

    SELTOS VS NEXON | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    Tata Nexon

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹10.34

    XE

    ₹8.45

    HTK

    ₹11.54

    XM

    ₹9.20

    HTK+

    ₹12.54

    XZ

    ₹10.20

    HTX

    ₹14.14

    XZ+

    ₹11.00

    HTX+

    ₹15.34

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹11.20

       

    XZ+(S)

    ₹11.60

       

    XZ+(S) Dual Tone

    ₹11.80

       

    XZ+(O)

    ₹11.90

       

    XZ+(O) Dual Tone

    ₹12.10


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 10.34 lakh and go up to Rs. 15.34 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. The Tata Nexon diesel manual prices start from Rs. 8.45 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.10 lakh.

    Also Read - 2020 Honda City New vs Kia Seltos - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    SELTOS VS NEXON | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

    Tata Nexon

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTK+

    ₹13.54

    XM

    ₹9.80

    HTX+

    ₹16.34

    XZ+

    ₹11.60

    GTX+

    ₹17.34

    XZ+ Dual Tone

    ₹11.80

     -  -

    XZ+(S)

    ₹12.20

     -  -

    XZ+(S) Dual Tone

    ₹12.40

    XZ+(O)

    ₹12.50

     -

    XZ+(O) Dual Tone

    ₹12.70


    For the diesel automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 13.54 lakh and Tata Nexon starts from Rs. 9.80 lakh.

    Seltos 2020 vs Nexon 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide and 1645mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2610mm. The Kia Seltos has a boot space of 433 litres. On the other hand, the Tata Nexon measures 3993mm in length, 1811mm in width and 1606mm in height. The wheelbase of Tata Nexon is 2498mm and it has a boot space of 350 litres.

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    SELTOS VS NEXON | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Seltos

    Difference

    Tata Nexon

    Length (mm)

    4315

    322

    3993

    Width (mm)

    1800

    11

    1811

    Height (mm)

    1645

    39

    1606

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2610

    112

    2498

    Boot Space (litre)

    433

    83

    350

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    190

    19

    209

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    50

    6

    44


    Dimension Review

    • Seltos is longer than Nexon by 322mm. It’s from a higher segment and it shows in the dimension comparison.
    • Nexon is wider than Seltos by 11mm.
    • Seltos is taller than Nexon by 39mm.
    • Seltos has a longer wheelbase than Nexon; by 112mm.
    • Seltos has 83 litres more boot space than Nexon.
    • Nexon has 19mm more ground clearance than Seltos.

    In terms of dimensions, Seltos is clearly a larger car. So, the Seltos will have better road presence than the Nexon.

    Seltos 2020 vs Nexon 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    SELTOS VS NEXON | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Kia Seltos

    Tata Nexon

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.4L

    1.5L

    1.2L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    3

    Maximum Power

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    120PS @ 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    16.1kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    17.57kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    7-speed DCT

    CVT

    6-speed AMT

    Automatic FE

    16.2kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    16.35kmpl


    Seltos 1.5L Petrol vs Nexon 1.2L Turbo Petrol

    The Kia Seltos gets a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos turbo petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.1kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.2kmpl.

    Kia Seltos gets a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.8kmpl.

    Tata Nexon gets a 1.2L turbo petrol 3-cylinder engine that makes 120PS of maximum power and 170Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT type automatic transmission. The Tata Nexon petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 17.57kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.35kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • Seltos turbo has more power and torque than the Nexon 1.2 turbo.
    • Nexon's engine produces more torque than Seltos's 1.5.
    • The Nexon turbo petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than both of the Seltos’ petrol engines.
    • With the petrol automatic, the Nexon is lagging behind by just a little bit.

    Also read - Kia Seltos 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    SELTOS VS NEXON | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    Kia Seltos

    Tata Nexon

    Engine Type

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    110PS @ 4000rpm

    Peak Torque

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    20.8kmpl

    22.44kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    6-speed torque converter

    6-speed AMT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    17.8kmpl

    22.44kmpl


    Seltos 1.5L Diesel vs Nexon 1.5L Diesel

    Kia Seltos gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 20.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 17.8kmpl.

    Tata Nexon gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 110PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT type automatic transmission. The Tata Nexon diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 22.44kmpl with both the transmissions.

    Diesel Engine Review

    • Seltos has a more powerful engine than Nexon.
    • Seltos and Nexon have identical torque output.
    • The Nexon diesel is a lot more fuel-efficient than the Seltos diesel.

    Seltos 2020 vs Nexon 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of Seltos 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED Lightbar
    • Auto-Dimming IRVM
    • R17 Alloy Wheels
    • 10.25-inch Touchscreen w/ Navigation
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Ambient Mood Lighting
    • Cruise Control
    • Smart Key w/ Push Start/Stop Button
    • Auto Ac
    • Telescopic Steering
    • Rear Door Sunshade Curtain
    • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
    • Air purifier
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Internet-connected telematics features
    • Rear Disc Brakes

    Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Kia Seltos Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    Notable top features of Nexon 2020 are:

    • Halogen projector headlamps w/ DRLs
    • Electric sunroof
    • R16 Alloy Wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vents
    • Auto headlamps
    • Rain sensing wipers
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Push start button w/ smart key
    • Cruise control
    • Internet-connected telematics features
    • ESP w/ hill start assist
    • Front and rear armrests

    Is the Kia Seltos better than the Tata Nexon?

    Price of the base variant of Kia Seltos is Rs. 9.89 lakh and Tata Nexon is Rs. 6.95 lakh (both ex-showroom). The Nexon is obviously more affordable than the Seltos.

    In terms of dimensions, Seltos is much bigger than Nexon. So, it’ll have a far better road presence than the Nexon. 

    For petrol powertrain, Seltos's 1.4 turbo petrol engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Nexon's engine. However, the Nexon’s turbo petrol engine has much better torque than the Seltos’ 1.5 normal petrol engine.

    For diesel powertrain, the Nexon has better torque output. So, it’ll have better drivability than the Seltos diesel.

    The Nexon just has a better fuel efficiency than the Seltos for pretty much all comparable engine and transmission combinations.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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