Which 2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Variant Is Most Value For Money? Variant Comparison

Which 2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Variant Is Most Value For Money? Variant Comparison

If you are considering buying the 2019 Tata Nexon with BS4 diesel engine, then this definitive guide is all you need to buy the most value for money variant of the Nexon. Let’s begin by, first, let’s look at the prices of all the variants.

2019 Tata Nexon

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel 

 

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Variant - Prices2

The 2019 Nexon diesel prices start at Rs. 7.59 lakh and it goes up to Rs. 10.19 lakh if you want a manual transmission. For automatic transmission, the prices start Rs. 9.04 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

TATA NEXON PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | Dec. 2019

 

XE

XM

KRAZ

XT Plus

XZ

XZ Plus

1.2L PETROL MANUAL

Rs. 6,58,000

Rs. 7,48,500

Rs. 7,57,702

Rs. 8,17,003

Rs. 8,56,745

Rs. 9,38,905

1.2L PETROL AUTOMATIC

-

Rs. 8,08,706

Rs. 8,17,703

-

-

Rs. 9,99,105

1.5L Diesel MANUAL

Rs. 7,59,245

Rs. 8,34,207

Rs. 848,205

Rs. 8,97,002

Rs. 9,49,630

Rs. 10,19,217

1.5L DIESEL AUTOMATIC

-

Rs. 9,04,207

Rs. 9,18,205

-

-

Rs. 10,89,417

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Variant - Engine Specs

The Tata Nexon’s 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine makes 110PS of power and 260Nm of torque. These figures put it near the top of the list falling only behind the Mahindra XUV300. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT automatic - again, on par with the XUV300. While its power and torque figures are hovering close to the top of the segment, its fuel efficiency figures are almost at the bottom - second only to the XUV300.

2019 TATA NEXON BS4 DIESEL VS COMPETITION

ENGINE SPECS

 

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Hyundai Venue

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Mahindra XUV300

Honda WR-V

Displacement

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.4-litre

1.25-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power

110PS @ 3750rpm

100PS @ 3750rpm

90PS @ 4000rpm

90PS @ 4000rpm

116.6PS @ 3750rpm

100PS @ 3600rpm

Torque

260Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

205Nm @ 1750-3250rpm

220Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

300Nm @ 1500-2500rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

Manual Transmission

6-speed

5-speed

6-speed

5-Speed

6-speed

6-speed

Automatic Transmission

6-speed AMT

-

-

5-speed AMT

6-speed AMT

-

Claimed FE

21.5kmpl

23.0kmpl

23.7kmpl

24.3kmpl

20.0kmpl

25.5kmpl

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Variant - Dimension Comparison

In terms of dimensions, the Nexon is again the second widest in its class. Its boot space is comparable with the segment leader WR-V.

2019 Tata Nexon Exterior

It has the shortest wheelbase in the segment but it makes up for with the best-in-class ground clearance. Combine those two attributes and you have a sub-compact SUV that can go over obstacles that its competitors can only dream of.

A high ground clearance makes it easy to go over tall speed breakers. A shorter wheelbase improves the break-over angle further and makes it better prepared to handle the abuse Indian roads throw at us every day. This characteristic of the Nexon is the polar opposite of the XUV300, which has the longest wheelbase and the lowest ground clearance.

2019 TATA NEXON VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Tata Nexon

Ford EcoSport

Hyundai Venue

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Mahindra XUV300

Honda WR-V

Length

3994mm

3998mm

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

Width

1811mm

1765mm

1770mm

1790mm

1821mm

1734mm

Height

1607mm

1647mm

1605mm

1640mm

1627mm

1601mm

Wheelbase

2498mm

2519mm

2500mm

2500mm

2600mm

2555mm

Ground Clearance

209mm

200mm

190mm (est)

198mm

180mm

188mm

Boot Space

350 litres

352 litres

350 litres

328 litres

257 litres

363 litres

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XE Variant - Top Recommended

The well-priced base XE variant of the Tata Nexon gets the standard suite of safety kit like 2 front airbags, ABS and rear parking sensors along with ISOFIX child seat anchors, multiple driving modes, front power windows, tilt steering, body-coloured bumpers and door cladding. This is our top recommended variant because it has the best-in-class ground clearance, a powerful diesel engine and multiple driving modes - all for the lowest price in the segment. Just add an aftermarket music system, some wheel covers and a day/night inside mirror and you’re good to go. That is if you have a hard time paying way too much for things you need.

Why the other variants aren’t as highly recommended as XE₹Read on to find out.

TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XE VARIANT FEATURES

Rs. 7,59,245 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

Safety

Functional

Style

Dual Front Airbags

Multi Drive Modes -

Eco/City/Sport

Cup holder in center console

Body Coloured Bumpers

ABS With EBD

Front Power Windows

1-litre bottle holder in all doors

Door Side Body Cladding

Rear Parking Sensors

Tilt-adjustable Steering

Umbrella holders in front doors

LED Tail lamp

Seat Belt Reminder

MID

Flat-folding Rear Seat

Three-tone Interior

ISOFIX

Manual AC

   

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XM Variant - Not Recommended

The XM variant adds Rs. 75,000 to the price tag and that gets you a Harman 4-speaker music system with Bluetooth and USB, steering-mounted controls, rear power windows, electrically-adjustable outside mirrors, remote central locking and wheel covers.

2019 Tata Nexon Interior

We do not think these features should cost Rs. 75,000. You are probably better off accessorizing the XE variant and saving some cash on the side instead of upgrading to the XM variant.

TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XM VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XE

Rs. 8,34,307 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

Entertainment 

Functional

Style

Infotainment System by Harman with 4 Speakers (not touchscreen)

Rear Power Windows

Wheel Covers

Steering Mounted Audio, Calling & Voice Controls

Electrically-adjustable outside mirrors

 

Bluetooth and USB Connectivity

USB Charger

 

Antenna

12V Power Socket (Front)

 
 

Remote Central Locking

 

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XMA (Automatic) Variant - Buy Only If You Want Nexon Diesel Automatic

The Nexon’s diesel engine is only available with the automatic in certain variants. XM is one of those and the price difference is massive for an AMT. The XM automatic is Rs. 70,000 more expensive than the XM manual. Rs. 50 - 60,000 price premium is pretty much the norm for AMT automatics and the Nexon automatic is a fair bit more expensive than that. Not to mention, it’s already available with a variant that’s overpriced considering the features it offers over XE.

2019 Tata Nexon Exterior

Similar is the story with the Kraz automatic. Go for it only if you can’t resist that black body with orange bits sprinkled on it. They’re not offering as much value as the XE variant.

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Kraz Variant - Not Recommended

The Nexon Kraz is based on the XM and is Rs. 14,000 more expensive. For that price, you get black body colour, dual-tone roof, orange accents in wheel covers, front grille, seat covers and AC vents, orange outside mirrors and glossy black dashboard. Go for it if you want the Nexon in the black shade since black colour is exclusively available with the Kraz variant and you can’t get it with any other variant.

TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | KRAZ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XM

Rs. 8,48,205 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

Style

Exterior

Interior

Tromso Black Body Colour

Piano black dashboard

Dual Tone roof

Air vents surround accents

Wheel Covers with Tangerine accents

Steering wheel accents - Piano black 

Front grill Tangerine inserts

Gear shift lever accents - Piano black

ORVM- Tangerine colour

Contrast seat stitching - Tangerine coloured 

Limited edition badging on the tailgate

 

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XT Plus Variant - Not Recommended

The 2019 Nexon diesel XT Plus variant is about another Rs. 63,000 dearer over the XM variant. The additional features include projector headlamps, fog lamps, 4 extra speakers, rear AC vents, electrically-foldable outside mirrors, cooled and illuminated glove box, LED DRLs and body-coloured door handles and outside mirrors.

In our opinion, these features are worth about Rs. 35 - 40,000. Our estimation puts it nowhere near the Rs. 63,000 asking price Tata has put on it. Not to mention, this variant has to also pick up the slack of the XM variant, which itself is grossly overpriced. Adding up the features of the XM and XT Plus variant just doesn’t seem worth Rs. 1.38 lakh (the price difference between XE and XT Plus).

So, it’s very, very difficult for us to recommend this variant to the value-conscious buyers. 

TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XT Plus VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XM

Rs. 8,97,002 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

Safety

Entertainment 

Functional

Style

Projector Headlamps

4 Extra speakers

Rear AC Vents

LED DRLs

Front Fog lamps with cornering assistance

 

Height-adjustable Driver Seat

Roof Rails

   

Electrically-foldable ORVMs

Body Coloured Door Handles & outside mirrors

   

Cooled & illuminated glovebox

 
   

Rear Parcel Shelf

 

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XZ Variant - Not Recommended

At Rs. 9.5 lakh, the XZ variant of the 2019 Tata Nexon is another Rs. 53,000 or so more expensive than the XT Plus variant. That brings the total to about Rs. 1.9 lakh compared to the XE variant.

2019 Tata Nexon Front Exterior

The XZ trim adds a 7-inch touchscreen music system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay - something you can get from the aftermarket for well under Rs. 25,000. It gets a day/night inside mirror - a feature that should be standard on all variants of the Nexon but is sadly reserved for only the top two variants. Thankfully, it’s an easy, affordable and a must-have upgrade, which should cost you about Rs. 1,000. The XZ gets a reverse parking camera, which you can add to the XE variant for no more than Rs. 5,000.

If the features XZ offers over the base XE variant seem like they’re worth even Rs. 1.5 lakh, we would’ve recommended this variant. But, it just doesn’t add up. So, you’re better off skipping this variant as well.

TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XZ VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XT Plus

Rs. 9,49,630 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

Safety

Entertainment 

Functional

Style

Reverse parking camera

7-inch touchscreen infotainment system by Harmon-Kardon 

Voice Alerts: door ajar, seatbelt, low fuel reminder, etc.

Shark fin antenna

Day/Night IRVM

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Height Adjustable front seatbelt

 
 

Text Message Read Out & reply

Fast Charging USB

 
 

Voice Command Recognition- Phone Media & Navigation

   
 

Voice Commands for Climate Control

   

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XZ Plus Variant - Not Recommended

The Nexon diesel XZ Plus is another Rs. 70,000 more expensive at Rs. 10.19 lakh. For that sum, you’re getting rear defogger, front and rear armrest, 60-40 split rear seats, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic AC, dual-tone roof and 16-inch alloy wheels.

While it does somewhat justify the Rs. 70,000 price jump over the XZ variant, it doesn’t even come close to making up for the big price gaps created by the lower XM, XT Plus and XZ variants. It’s another variant of the Nexon diesel that we can’t recommend as it doesn’t offer great value.

TATA NEXON 1.5L DIESEL | XZ Plus VARIANT | FEATURES OVER XZ

Rs. 10,19,217 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | Dec. 2019

Safety

Functional

Style

Rear Defogger

Center Console With Front Sliding Armrest 

Dual-tone Roof Option

 

Rear Armrest With Cup Holders

16-inch Alloy wheels

 

Rear 60:40 Split Seats

 
 

Automatic AC

 
 

Keyless Entry With Push Start/Stop button

 
 

Rear 12V Power Socket

 

 

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel XZA Plus (Automatic) Variant - Not Recommended

Just like the Nexon XMA, the XZA also adds about Rs. 70,000 over the comparable XZ manual variant and costs Rs. 10.9 lakh. It’s another grossly overpriced piece of kit on offer. Since this is the only other automatic variant, if you want your Nexon diesel automatic to have some creature comfort features, we’d say you should take it. But know that it’s far from great value.

2019 Tata Nexon BS4 Diesel Best Variant - XE

This variant breakdown clears things a lot for all of us. The Nexon has a very attractive starting price tag and a few unique features too. But once you start climbing up the variant ladder to reasonably equip your Nexon, the price jumps become unjustifiably bigger.

2019 Tata Nexon

The Nexon’s notable strengths are available in all variants right from the base XE trim. It has the best ground clearance, a powerful engine and multiple driving modes. Since you’re getting these even in the XE variant, it makes more financial sense to just get the XE variant. Then you can customize and equip it with features to suit your needs and wants and save a lot of cash in the process.

If you want an automatic transmission, then there’s no easy way to sugarcoat it. You just have to swallow that bitter 1.45 lakh rupee pill and get the XMA variant.

Variant

Price (ex-showroom)

Recommendation

XE Manual

Rs. 7,59,245

Top recommended variant

XM Manual

Rs. 8,34,207

Not recommended

XMA Auto

Rs. 9,04,207

Most affordable variant with AMT

KRAZ Manual

Rs. 8,48,205

Not recommended

KRAZ Auto

Rs. 9,18,205

Not recommended

XT Plus Manual

Rs. 8,97,002

Recommended for buyers who want a more feature-rich Nexon than XE

XZ Manual

Rs. 9,49,630

Not recommended

XZ Plus Manual

Rs. 10,19,217

Not recommended

XZA Plus Auto

Rs. 10,89,417

The only other regular variant with AMT

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

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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