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    2020 Nissan Magnite vs Kia Seltos - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 20 Nov 2020

    Which car is better: Nissan Magnite or Kia Seltos? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

     


    2020 Nissan Magnite vs Kia Seltos

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

    MAGNITE VS SELTOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Nissan Magnite

    Kia Seltos

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    XE

    ₹5.50

    HTE

    ₹9.89

    XL

    ₹6.25

    HTK

    ₹10.49

    XV

    ₹6.75

    HTK+

    ₹11.59

    1.0L Turbo XL

    ₹7.25

    HTX

    ₹13.34

    XV Premium

    ₹7.65

    GTX

    ₹15.54

    1.0L Turbo XV

    ₹7.75

    GTX+

    ₹16.39

    1.0L Turbo XV Premium

    ₹8.65

    -

    -


    Nissan Magnite's prices start from Rs. 5.50 lakh and go up to Rs. 8.65 lakh for the petrol manual powertrain. The Kia Seltos petrol manual prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.39 lakh.

    MAGNITE VS SELTOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Nissan Magnite

    Kia Seltos

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    1.0L Turbo XL

    ₹8.15

    HTX

    ₹14.34

    1.0L Turbo XV

    ₹8.65

    GTX+

    ₹17.29

    1.0L Turbo XV Premium

    ₹9.55

    -

    -


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Nissan Magnite prices start from Rs. 8.15 lakh. Nissan Magnite petrol automatic is Rs. 90,000 more expensive than the manual. Kia Seltos starts at Rs. 14.34 lakh. Kia Seltos petrol automatic is Rs. 1.0 lakh more expensive than the manual.

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

    Nissan Magnite is 3994mm long, 1758mm wide and 1572mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2500mm. The Nissan Magnite has a boot space of 336 litres. The Kia Seltos measures 4315mm in length, 1800mm in width and 1645mm in height. The wheelbase of Kia Seltos is 2610mm and it has a boot space of 433 litres.

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    MAGNITE VS SELTOS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Nissan Magnite

    Difference

    Kia Seltos

    Length (mm)

    3994

    321

    4315

    Width (mm)

    1758

    42

    1800

    Height (mm)

    1572

    73

    1645

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2500

    110

    2610

    Boot Space (litre)

    336

    97

    433

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    205

    15

    190

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    40

    10

    50

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    195/60 R16

    -

    205/65 R16

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    195/60 R16

    -

    215/60 R17


    Dimension Review

    • The Seltos is longer than the Magnite by 321mm.
    • The Seltos is wider than the Magnite by 42mm.
    • The Seltos is taller than the Magnite by 73mm.
    • The Seltos has a longer wheelbase than the Magnite; by 110mm.
    • The Seltos has 97 litres more boot space than the Magnite.
    • The Magnite has 15mm more ground clearance than the Seltos.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Seltos is a larger car than the Magnite. So, it will have a better road presence than the Magnite.

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

    MAGNITE VS SELTOS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Nissan Magnite

    Kia Seltos

    Engine

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.0 L Turbo Petrol

    1.0 L Petrol

    1.5 L Petrol

    1.4 L Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    999 cc

    999 cc

    999 cc

    1497 cc

    1353 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    3

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 5000rpm

    100PS @ 5000rpm

    72PS @ 6250rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

    152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

    96Nm @ 3500rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    -

    5-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    20kmpl

    -

    18.75kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    16.1kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    CVT

    -

    CVT

    7-speed DCT

    Automatic FE

    -

    17.7kmpl

    -

    16.8kmpl

    16.2kmpl


    Magnite Petrol vs Seltos Petrol

    Nissan Magnite 1.0 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine makes 100PS of maximum power and 160Nm of peak torque with the manual transmission. With the automatic, the power figure remains the same but the max torque output decreases to 152Nm. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Nissan Magnite turbo petrol manual has a mileage of 20kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 17.7kmpl.

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    The Magnite also gets a 1.0 L, 3-cylinder normal petrol engine that makes 72PS of maximum power and 96Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and returns a mileage of 18.75kmpl.

    Kia Seltos 1.5 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine 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 mileage of 16.8kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 16.8kmpl.

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

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Seltos has a more powerful petrol engine than the Magnite.
    • The Magnite turbo petrol produces more torque than the Seltos 1.5L petrol.
    • The Seltos turbo petrol produces more torque than the Magnite petrol.
    • The Magnite petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Seltos.
    • The Seltos turbo petrol has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Magnite turbo.
    • The Seltos with the 1.5L normal petrol engine has a lower torque-to-weight ratio than the Nissan Magnite turbo.
    • The Seltos 1.5L has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Magnite 1.0L non-turbo.
    • A car with better torque-to-weight ratio delivers better drivability and performance in everyday city driving.

    Magnite 2020 vs Seltos 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of Magnite are:

    • LED Bi-projector headlamps w/ LED DRLs
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 360-degree camera
    • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
    • Keyless entry w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vents
    • Cruise Control
    • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
    • 7-inch digital MID
    • Rear defogger
    • Rear wiper & washer

    Notable top features of Seltos 2020 are:

    • LED headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED light bar
    • Electric sunroof
    • Auto dimming IRVM
    • 17-inch alloy wheels
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen w/ navigation, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Automatic headlamps
    • Ambient mood lighting
    • Cruise control
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear vents
    • Rear door sunshade curtain
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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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