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    2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Nissan Kicks - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 07 Aug 2020

    Which C-segment SUV is better: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross or Nissan Kicks? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

     


    2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Nissan Kicks

    S-Cross 2020 vs Kicks 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    S-CROSS VS KICKS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Nissan Kicks

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Sigma

    ₹8.39

    1.5 XL

    ₹9.50

    Delta

    ₹9.60

    1.5 XV

    ₹10.00

    Zeta

    ₹9.95

    1.3 Turbo XV

    ₹11.85

    Alpha

    ₹11.16

    1.3 Turbo XV Premium

    ₹12.65

       

    1.3 Turbo XV Premium (O)

    ₹13.70

       

    1.3 Turbo XV Premium (O) Dual Tone

    ₹13.90


    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 8.39 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.16 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Nissan Kicks petrol manual prices start from Rs. 9.50 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.90 lakh.

    S-CROSS VS KICKS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Nissan Kicks

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Delta

    ₹10.84

    1.3 XV

    ₹13.45

    Zeta

    ₹11.19

    1.3 XV Premium

    ₹14.15

    Alpha

    ₹12.39

       


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 10.84 lakh and starts from Rs. 13.45 lakh. The price difference between the S Cross and the Kicks is so much that it looks like we’re comparing cars from different segments.

    S-Cross 2020 vs Kicks 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is 4300mm long, 1785mm wide and 1595mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has a boot space of 375 litres. The Nissan Kicks measures 4384mm in length, 1813mm in width and 1669mm in height. The wheelbase of Nissan Kicks is 2673mm and it has a boot space of 400 litres.

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    S-CROSS VS KICKS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Difference

    Nissan Kicks

    Length (mm)

    4300

    84

    4384

    Width (mm)

    1785

    28

    1813

    Height (mm)

    1595

    74

    1669

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2600

    73

    2673

    Boot Space (litre)

    353 - 375

    25

    400

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    180

    30

    210

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    48

    2

    50

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    215/65 R16

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    215/60 R17

    Dimension Review

    • The Kicks is longer than the S-Cross by 84mm.
    • The Kicks is wider than the S-Cross by 28mm.
    • The Kicks is taller than the S-Cross by 74mm.
    • The Kicks has a longer wheelbase than the S-Cross; by 73mm.
    • The Kicks has 25 litres more boot space than the S-Cross.
    • The Kicks has 30mm more ground clearance than the S-Cross.

    In terms of dimensions, the Kicks is a larger car compared to the S-Cross. So, it will have a better road presence than the S-Cross.

    S-Cross 2020 vs Kicks 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    S-CROSS VS KICKS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Nissan Kicks

    Engine Type

    Hybrid Petrol

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.3L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    156PS @ 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    254Nm @ 1600rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    18.55kmpl

    13.9kmpl

    15.8kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    4-speed torque converter

    -

    CVT

    Automatic FE

    18.43kmpl

    -

    15.8kmpl

    S-Cross Petrol vs Kicks Petrol

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets a 1.5L hybrid petrol 4-cylinder engine which makes 105PS of maximum power and 138Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol manual has a mileage of 18.55kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 18.43kmpl.

    Also Read - 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Maruti Suzuki Brezza - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    The Nissan Kicks gets a 1.3L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 156PS of maximum power and 254Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Nissan Kicks turbo petrol has a fuel-efficiency of 15.8kmpl.

    There is also a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 106PS of maximum power and 142Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 13.9kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Kicks has a wee bit more powerful engine than the S-Cross.
    • Both of the Kicks' engines produce more torque than the S-Cross'. However, the S-Cross’ torque-to-weight ratio is quite a bit better than the Kicks 1.5. So, the S Cross hybrid will offer better drivability than the Kicks 1.5.
    • The S-Cross petrol manual is far more fuel-efficient than the Kicks manual. Especially if you compare the similarly powered 1.5-litre non-turbo engines of the two cars, you’ll notice that the SCross is delivering 33% better results.
    • Even with the addition of an automatic transmission, the two cars maintain their mileage figures.

    S-Cross 2020 vs Kicks 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of S-Cross 2020 are:

    • LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Auto headlamps
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Auto AC
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • Cruise control
    • Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop
    • Rear wiper & washer
    • Rear defogger
    • Height adjustable driver seat
    • Front and rear armrests

    Notable top features of Kicks 2020 are:

    • LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Rear AC vents
    • R17 alloy wheels
    • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Auto AC
    • Reverse parking camera
    • Roof rails
    • Remote keyless entry
    • Rear wiper & washer
    • Rear defogger
    • Steering mounted controls

    Is the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross better than the Nissan Kicks?

    Price of the base variant of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is Rs. 8.39 lakh and Nissan Kicks is Rs. 9.50 lakh (both ex-showroom). The two cars have a big difference in their price tags.

    In terms of dimensions, the Kicks is much larger than the S-Cross even though the two cars are C-segment SUVs.

    Also read - 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Ford EcoSport - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    For petrol powertrain, Kicks' engines offer more torque. But if you ignore the superior turbo petrol engine, then the SCross happens to offer a noticeably better torque-to-weight ratio than the Kicks 1.5. The S-Cross doesn’t’ just have better performance than the Kicks 1.5. It also has 33% more fuel-efficient. So, the SCross won’t just cost less to buy, it’ll cost less to run as well.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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