Our Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta comparison will help you decide which is a better car between these two, we have pitted them on aspects of price, specs, mileage and more
Nissan India has finally unveiled the India-spec Nissan Kicks SUV, which will launch in January next year. The new model will become a direct rival of the Hyundai Creta, which means its prices should start around Rs 10 lakh.
While it will be a much better car than the Terrano, it will have to be really good to leave a dent on the sales of the Hyundai Creta. Our Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta comparison review should help you find a better car between the two models.
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta Specifications Comparison
|Specifications||Nissan Kicks||Hyundai Creta|
|Diesel Specs||1.5-litre||1.4-litre, 1.6-litre|
|Power (BHP)||108||88.7 & 126.2|
|Torque (Nm)||240||220 & 260|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & 6-speed MT||6-speed MT & 6-speed AT|
The Nissan Kicks will share its engines with the Renault Duster. It will be powered by a 1.5-litre H4K naturally aspirated petrol engine that will put out a peak power of 104.5 bhp and a maximum torque of 142 Nm. The motor will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
On the other hand, the Hyundai Creta is powered by a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated motor that offers a maximum power of 121.3 bhp and a peak torque of 151 Nm. It is available with two transmission options – 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
From this, it is quite clear that the Creta is clearly a more powerful model than the Kicks, which means those looking for a powerful petrol-powered small SUV should choose the Korean model over the just unveiled Nissan offering.
The diesel version of the Nissan Kicks will be powered by the tried-and-tested 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine that outputs a maximum power of 108 bhp and a peak torque of 240 Nm. Transmission options on offer should include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT. On the other hand, the Hyundai Creta is available with two diesel engines – 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre.
The smaller of the two motors has a maximum power of 88.7 bhp and a peak torque of 220 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The bigger engine offers a maximum power of 126.2 bhp and a peak torque 260 Nm. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
From this, it is evident that the Nissan Kicks can’t beat Hyundai Creta in the specifications department. The petrol engine of the Korean SUV is much more potent than that of the Kicks. Plus, the Creta offers two diesel engine options.
This way, it can cater to both budget-conscious and the power-hungry. The Kicks isn’t underpowered, by any stretch of margin and should come across as a powerful performer. However, its 1.5-litre oil-burner is no match for the Creta’s mighty 1.6-litre diesel engine.
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta Mileage Comparison
|Mileage||Nissan Kicks||Hyundai Creta|
|Petrol||14.99 kmpl (Expected)||15.6 kmpl|
|Diesel||19.87 kmpl (Expected)||22.1 kmpl (1.4), 20.5 kmpl (1.6), 17.6 kmpl (1.6 AT)|
While the mileage figures of the Nissan Kicks aren’t out yet, we have compared the fuel efficiency of the Creta with that of the Duster to give you a fair idea of the economy you can safely expect from the Kicks. The petrol variant will offer at least 14.99 kmpl. The Creta, on the other hand, offers 15.6 kmpl, which is slightly more.
The diesel variant of the Kicks will return at least 19.87 kmpl. The Creta’s 1.4-litre motor offers a very high mileage of 22.1 kmpl. The 1.6-litre version outputs 20.5 kmpl with a manual transmission and 17.6 kmpl with the automatic gearbox. While the official mileage figures aren’t out yet, we can expect the new Nissan SUV to be as fuel efficient as the high-selling Hyundai SUV.
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta Dimensions Comparison
|Dimensions||Nissan Kicks||Hyundai Creta|
|Length (mm)||4,384 mm||4,270 mm|
|Breadth (mm)||1,813 mm||1,780 mm|
|Height (mm)||1,656 mm||1,630 mm|
|Wheelbase (mm)||2,673 mm||2,590 mm|
The Nissan Kicks is a bigger car than the Hyundai Creta. It’s 114 mm longer, 33 mm wider, and 26 mm taller. Its wheelbase is 83 mm longer. This should lead to better legroom for both front and rear occupants.
The Hyundai Creta has a boot space of 400-litres. The boot capacity of the Nissan Kicks isn’t known at the moment, but we’re sure it won’t be lesser than the Korean SUV. Hence, the Kicks becomes a winner of this part of our Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta comparison.
Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta Features & Safety Comparison
In terms of safety, the Nissan Kicks will stand at par with the Hyundai Kreta. It will feature automatic climate control, flat-bottomed steering and digital instrument cluster. The dashboard will feature a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that will have a satellite navigation system and smartphone integration through Bluetooth with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Both the models will have keyless entry, push-button engine start-stop, rear AC vents, multifunction steering wheel, power steering with tilt adjustment, and electric folding outside rearview mirrors. Other features include rear wiper and washer, driver side auto up-down, folding rear seats, and alloy wheels.
In terms of safety, the India-spec Nissan Kicks will have dual front airbags as standard across all the trims. It will also feature ABS with EBD, brake assist, and engine immobiliser.
The top-end model could also offer hill launch and descent assist, ESP with traction control, safety alarm, anti-windows, speed-sensing door lock, impact-sensing door unlock, lane change indicator, engine immobiliser and ISOFIX child seat mounts. The top-spec Hyundai Creta offers side and curtain airbags. The Nissan Kicks could also offer this on the top variant.