2021 Nissan Magnite Variants Explained - Which One To Buy

2021 Nissan Magnite Variants Explained - Which One To Buy

V3Cars reviews all the variants of the 2021 Nissan Magnite to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The Magnite gets powered by a 1.0-litre normal petrol and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine options. While the normal petrol engine gets equipped with only a manual transmission, the turbo petrol engine gets paired with a manual and a CVT type automatic transmission options.

 

2021 Nissan Magnite

What Are The Prices of 2021 NIssan Magnite?

The Magnite’s prices now start at Rs 5.49 lakh because its entry-level variant’s price has increased by Rs 50,000. With all the powertrain options the XL variant’s price is still unchanged, but the XV and XV Premium variants’ prices have been hiked up by Rs 14,000. 

You can see the the prices of the 2021 Nissan Magnite and compare with the 2020 prices in the table below:

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICES

Variant

2020 PRICES

DIFFERENCE

2021 PRICES

 

MAGNITE 1.0 NA

XE

Rs 4,99,000

Rs 50,000

Rs 5,49,000

XL

Rs 5,99,000

Rs 0

Rs 5,99,000

XV

Rs 6,68,000

Rs 14,000

Rs 6,82,000

XV Premium

Rs 7,55,000

Rs 14,000

Rs 7,69,000

 

MAGNITE TURBO-MT

XL

Rs 6,99,000

Rs 0

Rs 6,99,000

XV

Rs 7,68,000

Rs 14,000

Rs 7,82,000

XV Premium

Rs 8,45,000

Rs 14,000

Rs 8,59,000

 

MAGNITE TURBO-CVT

XL

Rs 7,89,000

Rs 0

Rs 7,89,000

XV

Rs 8,58,000

Rs 14,000

Rs 8,72,000

XV Premium

Rs 9,35,000

Rs 14,000

Rs 9,49,000


The price difference between the corresponding variants of the Magnite normal petrol and turbo-petrol engine with manual transmission is still around Rs 1 lakh.

The following table offers you a look at the normal petrol and its corresponding turbo-petrol engine variants’ prices and price difference:

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

Variant

1.0MT

Difference

1.0TURBO MT

XE

Rs 5,49,000

--

--

XL

Rs 5,99,000

Rs 1,00,000

Rs 6,99,000

XV

Rs 6,82,000

Rs 1,00,000

Rs 7,82,000

XV Premium

Rs 7,69,000

Rs 90,000

Rs 8,59,000


Compared to the manual transmission version of the Magnite Turbo, the automatic transmission option is Rs 90,000 more expensive. According to our sources, this price increment is reasonable. 

You can check the 2021 Nissan Magnite turbo manual and automatic transmission versions’ corresponding variant prices in the table below: 

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

Variant

1.0TURBO MT

Difference

1.0TURBO CVT

XL

Rs 6,99,000

Rs 90,000

Rs 7,89,000

XV

Rs 7,82,000

Rs 90,000

Rs 8,72,000

XV Premium

Rs 8,59,000

Rs 90,000

Rs 9,49,000


What Are The Engine Specifications of Nissan Magnite?

The Magnite’s 1.0-litre normal petrol engine is capable of generating 72PS of maximum power and 96Nm of peak torque. In the B2 SUV segment, this engine’s power output and power:weight ratio are least. This engine is available only with a 5-speed manual transmission. It offers the claimed fuel efficiency of 18.75kmpl, which is best amongst all the naturally aspirated B2-segment SUVs.

You can check the normal petrol engine specification details of the 2021 Nissan Magnite and its comparison with the rivals in the following table:

B2 SUV SEGMENT

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Magnite

EcoSport

Venue

WR-V

Brezza/Urban Cruiser

Sonet

Displacement

1.0L

1.5L

1.2L

1.2L

1.5L

1.2L

Cylinder

3

3

4

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

999cc

1496cc

1197cc

1199cc

1462cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

72PS @ 6250rpm

122PS @ 6500rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6300rpm

Power:Weight

76.68PS/t

97.91PS/t

76.78PS/t

81.37PS/t

92.92PS/t

76PS/t*

Peak Torque

96Nm @ 3500rpm

149Nm @ 4500rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

115Nm @ 4200rpm

Torque:Weight

102.24Nm/t

119.58Nm/t

105.46Nm/t

99.46Nm/t

122.12Nm/t

105Nm/t*

Manual

Transmission

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

Manual

Claimed FE

18.75kmpl

15.9kmpl

17.27kmpl

16.5kmpl

17.03kmpl

18.4kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

--

6TC

--

--

4TC

--

Automatic

Claimed FE

--

14.7kmpl

--

--

18.76kmpl (Mild Hybrid)

--


The Magnite is also available with a 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine that can produce 100PS of maximum power and 160Nm of peak torque. With its turbo-petrol engine powered rivals, the Magnite Turbo’s power output and power:weight ratio are comparable, while the torque:weight ratio is best in the segment. The Magnite turbo is also available with the 5-speed manual transmission, and it offers the best in segment claimed fuel efficiency of 20kmpl. 

The following table offers a look at the 2021 Nissan Magnite’s turbo charged petrol engine specification and comparison with rivals:

B2 SEGMENT TURBO-PETROL SUVs | ENGINE SPECS

 

Magnite

Venue

Nexon

Sonet

XUV300

Displacement

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Turbo

Cylinder

3

3

3

3

3

3

Cubic Capacity

999cc

999cc

998cc

1199cc

998cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

110PS @ 5000rpm

Power:Weight

98.62PS/t

96.25PS/t

103.99PS/t

96.77PS/t

103PS/t*

81.43PS/t

Peak Torque

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 400``0rpm

200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

Torque:Weight

157.79Nm/t

146.29Nm/t

149.05Nm/t

137.1Nm/t

149Nm/t*

147.93Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

5MT

--

6MT/6ACMT

6MT

6ACMT

6MT

Manual

Claimed FE

20kmpl

--

18.07kmpl

17.57kmpl

18.2kmpl

16.82kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

--

CVT

7DCT

6AMT

7DCT

--

Automatic

Claimed FE

--

17.7kmpl

17.99kmpl

16.35kmpl

18.3kmpl

--

*est.

The Magnite turbo also gets a CVT type automatic transmission option. When paired with the CVT, this engine offers a tad less torque output. 

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On the basis of engine specs, the turbo-petrol engine seems to be the better choice for a car of the Magnite’s size, especially if you intend to drive it on both city roads and highways.

What Are The Dimensions of Nissan Magnite? 

The Magnite is a B2 segment SUV, hence its overall length is around 4 metres. It is almost as wide as the EcoSport jitni, and wider than the WR-V, but it is the shortest SUV in this segment. Its wheelbase is similar to that of the Sonet, Venue, Brezza and Nexon, and its boot space is better than what the XUV300 and Brezza offer. The Magnite gets 16-inch wheels in all its variants. 

You can see all the dimension details of the 2021 Nissan Magnite in the table below:

MAGNITE vs RIVALS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Magnite

Sonet

Venue

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

EcoSport

XUV300

Length

3994mm

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

3995mm

3993mm

3998mm

3995mm

Width

1758mm

1790mm

1770mm

1734mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

1821mm

Height

1572mm

1642mm

1605mm

1601mm

1640mm

1606mm

1647mm

1627mm

Wheelbase

2500mm

2500mm

2500mm

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

2600mm

Boot Space

336-lt

392-lt

350-lt

363-lt

328-lt

350-lt

352-lt

257-lt

Ground Clearance

205mm

205mm

190mm

188mm

200mm

209mm

200mm

180mm

Fuel Tank

40-lt

45-lt

45-lt

40-lt

48-lt

44-lt

52-lt

42-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

205/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

205/65 R16

Tyre Size (Top)

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/55 R17


Nissan Magnite Variant-wise Features

What Are The Features Nissan Magnite XE Variant? 

The Magnite XE base variant is only available with the normal petrol engine paired with manual transmission. The XE variant is priced at Rs 5.49 lakh. Apart from the standard safety features, this variant also offers manual day/night IRVM, rear defogger and wiper. Some of its key functional features include - roof rails, front and rear power windows, and front and rear adjustable headrests. 

This base variant comes with 16-inch wheels and body coloured bumper and door handles, but the ORVMs are black. 

You can check all the feature details of the 2021 Nissan Magnite XE variant in the table below:

NISSAN MAGNITE XE | FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. Safety Features

Roof Rails (50kg Load Capacity)

Body-coloured Bumpers & Door Handles

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiter

Tinted Glasses

Black ORVMs

Anti-roll Bar

Front & Rear Door Pockets

R16 Steel Wheels

Rear Defogger

Adjustable Front & Rear Headrests

Integrated Roof Spoiler

Rear Wiper & Washer

Front & Rear Power Windows

Fabric Upholstery

Day/night IRVM

Tilt Steering

MID

 

Front Power Outlet

 
 

Vanity Mirror on Passenger’s Sunvisor

 


Some of the missing features of the Magnite XE variant are - wheel covers, audio system with steering-mounted controls, remote central locking and electrically adjustable ORVMs.

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It’s good to see that Nissan is offering all the variants of the Magnite with important features like all-four power windows, front and rear adjustable headrests and rear defogger and wiper. 

If you wish to buy only a basic variant of the Magnite, then should you go for the XE variant or choose the XL instead -- you’ll discuss that after looking into the variant details of XL variant.

What Are The Features of Nissan Magnite XL Variant? 

From the XL variant onwards, all the variants of the Magnite are available with 3 powertrain options -- a 1.0-litre normal petrol engine with manual transmission, and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with manual as well as a CVT type automatic transmission option.

NISSAN MAGNITE PETROL | POWERTRAIN & VARIANTS

Variant

1.0MT

1.0 TURBO MT

1.0 TURBO CVT

XE

?

?

?

XL

?

?

?

XV

?

?

?

XV(O)

?

?

?

XV Premium

?

?

?

XV Premium (O)

?

?

?


The Magnite XL is now Rs 50,000 more expensive than the XE variant. For the XL variant with the turbo-petrol engine, you will need to spend an additional amount of Rs 1 lakh.

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

XE

DIFFERENCE

XL

DIFFERENCE

XL TURBO

Rs 5,49,000

Rs 50,000

Rs 5,99,000

Rs 1,00,000

Rs 6,99,000


Some of the key added safety features in the XL variant over the XE variant include - remote central locking and speed sensing auto door lock and impact sensing auto door unlock. This variant comes with a basic audio system along with steering mounted controls. Auto AC and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs are some of this variant’s key functional features. The Magnite XL variant offers body-coloured ORVMs as well as stylish full wheel covers.

All the additional features of the 2021 Nissan Magnite XL variant over the XE variant are mentioned in the following table:

NISSAN MAGNITE XL | FEATURES OVER XE

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Anti-theft Alarm

Audio System

USB Charger

Front & Rear Silver Skid Plates

Remote Central Locking

MP3, AM, FM, Aux & Bluetooth

Driver’s Power Window w/ Auto Up-Down

Body Coloured ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Steering-mounted Controls

Auto AC

Full Wheel Covers

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

4 Speakers

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

Silver Inside Door Handles

ISOFIX (Turbo)

2 Tweeters

Parcel Tray

Glossy Black Finish on Gear Lever (CVT)

Vehicle Stability Management (Turbo)

 

Rear Armrest (Turbo)

Chrome Door Handles (CVT)

Hill Start Assist (Turbo)

 

60:40 Rear Seat (Turbo)

 

Traction Control (Turbo)

 

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop (CVT)

 
   

Dead Pedal (CVT)

 
       


The XL variant with the turbo-petrol engine comes with yet some additional safety related features, such as - ISOFIX, vehicle stability management, hill start assist and traction control. The Turbo version also offers a few rear seat focused features such as armrest and 60:40 split seat.
 

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If you choose to buy the XL variant with the turbo-petrol engine along with the automatic transmission option, then you will get some more added features over this. These include chrome door handles and keyless entry with push-button start/stop. 

You can check the additional features that the Nissan Magnite XL turbo-manual mad XL turbo-CVT options offer in the table below:

NISSAN MAGNITE XL

TURBO ENGINE SPECIFIC FEATURES

TURBO-CVT SPECIFIC FEATURES

Vehicle Stability Management

Hill Start Assist

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

Glossy Black Finish on Gear Lever

ISOFIX

Traction Control

Rear Armrest

60:40 Rear Seat

Dead Pedal

Chrome Door Handles


The Magnite XL variant is equipped with all the must-have features. After the base XE variant’s price increase, the XL has now become a more value-for-money variant. So, if you wish to buy a lower variant of the Magnite with the 1.0-litre normal petrol engine, then we strongly recommend the XL variant.

If you want to go for the Magnite Tubo, then should you choose the XL or a higher variant -- we’ll discuss that after looking into the next variant details.

What Are The Features Nissan Magnite XV & XV(O) Variant?

The Magnite XV variant is now Rs 83,000 costlier than the XL variant in case of all the powertrain choices.

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XL

DIFFERENCE

XV

1.0MT

Rs 5,99,000

Rs 83,000

Rs 6,82,000

1.0 Turbo-MT

Rs 6,99,000

Rs 83,000

Rs 7,82,000

1.0 Turbo-CVT

Rs 7,89,000

Rs 83,000

Rs 8,72,000


The added safety related features of the Magnite XV variant over the XL include - LED fog lamps and rear parking camera. This variant comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The XV variant also offers height adjustable driver seat and rear armrest with all the powertrain options. There are also features like 60:40 split rear seat and keyless entry with push-button start stop.

As far as style related features are concerned, this variant offers LED DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels and TFT MID. 

All the additional features that the Nissan Magnite XV variant offers over the XL variant are listed in the following table:

NISSAN MAGNITE XV | FEATURES OVER XL

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

LED Fog Lamps

8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

LED DRLs

Rear Parking Camera

Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Front Seatback Pocket

R16 Machined Alloy Wheels

ISOFIX (non turbo)

Voice Recognition

Glovebox & Boot Lamps

7-inch TFT MID

   

Vanity Mirror on Driver’s Sunvisor

Chrome Door Handles (manual)

   

Rear Armrest (non turbo)

 
   

60:40 Rear Seat (non turbo)

 
   

Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop (manual)

 
       


With the normal petrol engine, we would not be recommending a higher, more feature-rich variant. This is because, given the price the engine will feel underpowered. However, for any reason, if you are still considering this powertrain and want to get some modern-day features as well, then you can choose to go for the XV over the XL variant, as it will be value-wise sensible.

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In case of the turbo-petrol engine, we will recommend the XV variant over the XL variant, with both manual and automatic transmission options. This variant will be a sensible value-wise upgrade over the XL variant, aas it includes all must-have features along with a number of useful modern-day features. All these can offer you a better ownership experience.

Nissan is offering an optional Tech Pack as well with the XV variant, which offers added features like wireless charger, air purifier, JBL speakers, illuminated sill plates, ambient lighting and puddle lamps. To buy this tech pack, you’ll need to spend an additional premium of around Rs 39,000, which we think is reasonable.

NISSAN MAGNITE | TECH PACK

Wireless Charger

Air Purifier

JBL Speakers

Ambient Lighting

Puddle Lamps

Illuminated Sill Plates

     


What Are The Features of Nissan Magnite XV Premium Variant? 

The top of the line Magnite XV Premium variant is around Rs 80,000 - Rs 90,000 more expensive than the XV variant. 

NISSAN MAGNITE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

XV

DIFFERENCE

XV Premium

1.0MT

Rs 6,82,000

Rs 87,000

Rs 7,69,000

1.0 Turbo-MT

Rs 7,82,000

Rs 77,000

Rs 8,59,000

1.0 Turbo-CVT

Rs 8,72,000

Rs 77,000

Rs 9,49,000


This variant adds 3 safety-related features -- 360-degree parking camera, tyre pressure monitoring system and LED projector headlamps. Apart from these, this variant offers other added important functional features such as cruise control, rear AC Vents, front armrest and rear power outlet.

The top variant XV Premium also offers features like leather and fabric seat upholstery, leather wrapped steering and LED turn indicators.

You can check all the features that the XV Premium variant offers over the XV variant in the table below: 

NISSAN MAGNITE XV PREMIUM / (O) | FEATURES OVER XV /(O)

Safety

Functional

Style

360-degree Parking Camera

Cruise Control

LED Turn Indicators

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Rear AC Vents

Fabric + Leather Upholstery

LED Bi-projector Headlamps

Front Armrest w/ Leather Finish

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel & Parking Brake

 

Rear Power Outlet

 


For these quality features, the additional asking price of the top XV Premium variant over the XV variant, is sensible. This is true, especially in the case of the turbo-petrol engine. 

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As the XV Premium doesn’t add-in any must-have feature, but useful good-to-have features only, it entirely depends on your personal choice whether you’ll choose to buy this variant or not. Hence, going for the top variant of the Magnite is fully up to your wish. 

We would have liked it better, if Nissan offered multiple airbags option, at least in the top variant. Similar to the XV variant, the XV Premium variant also gets a Tech Pack option. 

Nissan Magnite Variants - Which Variant To Buy? 

After the price hike of the 2021 Nissan Magnite, if you wish to buy it equipped with the normal petrol engine, then we think that the XL variant will be the best option for you. This is because the XL variant covers all the must-have features, and its incremental cost over the base XE variant is totally justified. Above this, choosing the XV variant will be a value-wise sensible decision. Nevertheless, we would recommend the more powerful turbo-petrol engine with the higher variants, for better overall ownership experience.

The following table offers you a brief look at our variant-wise recommendations for the 2021 Nissan Magnite:

NISSAN MAGNITE 1.0 | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

XE

Rank 3

Rs 5,49,000

Not recommended

XL

Rank 1

Rs 5,99,000

Top recommended variant

XV

Rank 1

Rs 6,82,000

Can upgrade. Value for money.

XV Pre

Rank 2

Rs 7,69,000

Buyers’ discretion


The Magnite turbo is now available in only the top 3 variants, among which the XV turbo is our top recommendation. Choosing the XV variant over the XL variant will be sensible both in terms of value and features. The XV variant offers a number of modern-day features, which will improve your ownership experience. These features include - touchscreen infotainment system with rear parking camera, height adjustable driver seat, and keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop.

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NISSAN MAGNITE TURBO | RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price - MT

Price - CVT

Recommendation

XL

Rank 3

Rs 6,99,000

Rs 7,89,000

Not recommended

XV

Rank 1

Rs 7,82,000

Rs 8,72,000

Top recommended

XV Pre

Rank 2

Rs 8,59,000

Rs 9,49,000

Buyers’ discretion

 

The XV Premium variant’s incremental cost over the XV is value-wise justified. However, as this variant adds primarily good-to-have features, so it depends entirely on your personal choice whether to buy this variant or not. This same verdict is also applicable for those who want to wish to buy the CVT version. 

What Are The Exterior Colour Options of Nissan Magnite?

The Nissan Magnite is available for sale in 4 monotone exterior colour options, namely - Silver, Brown, Black, and White. The top 2 variants XV and XV Premium are also offered in 4 dual tone colour scheme options, namely - Black roof with Red, Deep Maroon and Pearl White, and White roof with Blue. The base XE variant is available in only silver and white colour options, while the XL variant comes in only silver, white and brown colour choices.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

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.

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