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    Kia Seltos vs Nissan Kicks Petrol - Price, Specs, Features

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 07 Jul 2020

    Which petrol C-segment SUV is better: Kia Seltos or Nissan Kicks? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.

     


    Kia Seltos vs Nissan Kicks

    Seltos 2020 Vs Kicks 2020 | Price Comparison - Which Is Cheaper?

    SELTOS VS KICKS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTE

    ₹9.89

    1.5 XL

    ₹9.50

    HTK

    ₹10.29

    1.5 XV

    ₹10.00

    HTK+

    ₹11.49

    1.3 Turbo XV

    ₹11.85

    HTX

    ₹13.09

    1.3 Turbo XV Premium

    ₹12.65

    GTK

    ₹13.79

    1.3 Turbo XV Premium (O)

    ₹13.70

    GTX

    ₹15.29

    1.3 Turbo XV Premium (O) Dual Tone

    ₹13.90

    GTX+

    ₹16.29

       


    Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.29 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. On the other hand, Nissan Kicks petrol manual prices start from Rs. 9.50 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.90 lakh. Entry-level price of Nissan Kicks is lower.

    SELTOS VS KICKS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Kia Seltos

     

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    HTX

    ₹14.09

    1.3 XV

    ₹13.45

    GTX

    ₹16.29

    1.3 XV Premium

    ₹14.15

    GTX+

    ₹17.29

       


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Kia Seltos prices start from Rs. 14.09 lakh and Nissan Kicks starts from Rs. 13.45 lakh. Entry-level price of Nissan Kicks petrol automatic is lower.

    Seltos 2020 Vs Kicks 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which Is Bigger?

    Kia Seltos is 4315mm long, 1800mm wide and 1645mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2610mm. Kia Seltos has a boot space of 433 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.

    A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

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    SELTOS VS KICKS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Kia Seltos

    Difference

    Nissan Kicks

    Length (mm)

    4315

    69

    4384

    Width (mm)

    1800

    13

    1813

    Height (mm)

    1645

    24

    1669

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2610

    63

    2673

    Boot Space (litre)

    433

    33

    400

    Ground Clearance (mm)

    190

    20

    210

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    50

    0

    50


    Dimension Review

    • Kicks is longer than Seltos by 69mm.
    • Kicks is wider than Seltos by 13mm.
    • Kicks is taller than Seltos by 24mm.
    • Kicks has a longer wheelbase than Seltos; by 63mm.
    • Seltos has 33 litres more boot space than Kicks.
    • Kicks rides higher than Seltos. Its ground clearance is 20mm more.

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    In terms of dimensions, Kicks is bigger than Seltos, so it may have noticeably better road presence than the Kia Seltos.

    Seltos 2020 Vs Kicks 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One Has Better Performance?

    SELTOS VS KICKS | ENGINE & POWERTRAIN OPTIONS

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    1.5L Petrol Manual

    1.5L Petrol Manual

    1.5L Petrol Automatic

    1.3L Petrol Manual

    1.5L Diesel Manual

    1.3L Petrol Automatic

    1.5L Diesel Automatic

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    1.4L Turbo Petrol Manual

     -

    1.4L Turbo Petrol Automatic

     -


    Detailed comparison of Seltos and Kicks petrol powertrains is as follows.

    SELTOS VS KICKS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL MANUAL

     

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    Engine Type

    Normal Petrol

    Normal Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    106PS @ 5600rpm

    Peak Torque

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    142Nm @ 4000rpm

    Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    Claimed FE

    16.8kmpl

    13.9kmpl


    Seltos 1.5L Petrol Manual Vs Kicks 1.5L Petrol Manual

    Kia Seltos is powered by a 1.5L petrol engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel efficiency of 16.8kmpl.

    Nissan Kicks is powered by a 1.5L petrol 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 Manual Engine Review

    • Seltos has a more powerful engine than Kicks.
    • Seltos' engine produces a little more torque than Kicks's.
    • Seltos Petrol manual is a fair bit more fuel-efficient than Kick’s manual.

    Seltos' engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Kicks's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then Seltos will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    SELTOS VS KICKS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    TURBO PETROL MANUAL

     

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    Engine Type

    Turbo Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.4L

    1.3L

    Maximum Power

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    156PS @ 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    242Nm @ 1500-3200rpm

    254Nm @ 1600rpm

    Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Claimed FE

    16.1kmpl

    15.8kmpl


    Seltos 1.4L Turbo Petrol Manual Vs Kicks 1.3L Turbo Petrol Manual

    Kia Seltos is powered by a 1.4L turbo petrol engine that makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel efficiency of 16.1kmpl.

    Nissan Kicks is powered by a 1.3L turbo petrol engine that makes 156PS of maximum power and 254Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel efficiency of 15.8kmpl.

    • Kicks has a more powerful engine than Seltos.
    • Kicks’ engine produces more torque than Seltos'.
    • Seltos Turbo Petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than Kicks manual.

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    Kicks’ engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Seltos's engine. If you're looking for a turbo petrol car with lower running costs then Seltos will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    SELTOS VS KICKS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

     

    Kia Seltos

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.4L

    1.3L

    Maximum Power

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    156PS @ 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    242Nm @ 1500-3200rpm

    254Nm @ 1600rpm

    Transmission

    CVT

    7-Speed DCT

    CVT

    Claimed FE

    16.8kmpl

    16.2kmpl

    15.8kmpl


    Seltos Vs Kicks Petrol Automatic

    Kia Seltos petrol automatic is available with both, a 1.5-litre normal petrol engine and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. The normal petrol engine gets a CVT automatic with a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 16.8kmpl. The turbo petrol engine gets a 7-speed DCT automatic and it’s rated for 16.2kmpl. The Nissan Kicks turbo petrol with CVT automatic is rated at 15.8kmpl.

    Nissan Kicks is powered by a 1.3L Petrol engine that makes 156PS of maximum power and 254Nm of peak torque. It is available with a CVT type automatic transmission and returns a fuel efficiency of 15.8kmpl.

    Petrol Automatic Engine Review

    • Kicks has a more powerful engine than Seltos.
    • Kicks’ engine produces more torque than Seltos'.
    • Seltos automatic is more fuel-efficient than Kicks automatic.

    Kicks’ engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Seltos's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then Seltos will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    Seltos 2020 Vs Kicks 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    SELTOS VS KICKS | FEATURE COMPARISON

    TOP 5 FEATURES

    Kia Seltos

    Nissan Kicks

    LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED Lightbar

    LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL

    Electric Sunroof

    360 Degree camera

    R17 Crystal Cut Alloy Wheels

    R17 5 spoke machined alloy wheels

    Bose Premium System w/ 10.25-inch Touchscreen and 8 Speakers

    8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

    360 Degree Camera & Front Parking Sensors

    Leather-wrapped soft-touch dashboard


    Top 5 features of Seltos are LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED Lightbar, Electric Sunroof, R17 Crystal Cut Alloy Wheels, Bose Premium System w/ 10.25-inch Touchscreen and 8 Speakers and 360 Degree Camera & Front Parking Sensors. Top 5 features of Kicks are LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL, 360-degree camera, R17 5 spoke machined alloy wheels, 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay and Leather-wrapped soft-touch dashboard.

    Is Kia Seltos Turbo Petrol Better Than Nissan Kicks Petrol?

    Price of the base variant of Kia Seltos petrol is Rs. 9.89 lakh and Nissan Kicks is Rs. 9.50 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Nissan Kicks petrol is lower.

    In terms of dimensions, Kicks is bigger compared to Seltos, so, it may have noticeably better road presence than the Seltos.

    For petrol manual powertrain, Kicks’ turbo petrol engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Seltos's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs, then Seltos will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

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    As far as turbo petrol automatic powertrain is concerned, Kicks' turbocharged engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Seltos's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then Seltos will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

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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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