A Detailed Comparison of the Renault Captur and Nissan Kicks

As more and more cars keep getting introduced in the market’s current sweet spot, the mid SUV segment, it does become essential to know the variants inside out and understand the detailed comparison in order to make the right choice.

So, here’s one such comparison between the Renault Captur and the Nissan kicks.

Although both these cars share the same platform and are almost identical, there still remain to be notable changes in the design, features, performance and price ranges.

And hence the detailed comparison in these categories follows:

Design:

The Renault’s Captur is built on the B0 platform similar to the Renault Duster, and the while the Duster has a true SUV stance, the Captur is designed for a much more refined and an elegant look.

With its stooping lines, curves and edges, the Renault Captur exudes a European charm in its design, the appeal of which itself is rather subjective. The Renault Captur is essentially designed to be a crossover; however, it retains SUV’s sporty elements like the C-shaped LEDs, daytime running lights, swiping indicators, ripple effect tail lamps, contrast roof and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Renault also allows personalisation of every detail from chrome highlights to roof sticker.

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On the inside too the Renault Captur has a very practical and ergonomic design with lots of personalisation options. The quilted leather seats, stylized dashboard, butterfly shaped instrument cluster with gold and silver detailing on the Platine range, enhance the cabin experience of the car, while providing enough room, head space and expandable boot space for added convenience for those long rides out of the city.

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The Nissan Kicks with its robust Chassis and a rugged DNA, has a rather regular SUV stance.

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While the seats and dashboard are leather lined for the premium look, the small glove box, the front centre arm rest, the dummy controls on the steering and the lack of a dead pedal do not offer a good driving experience from the driver’s seat. Instrument cluster is unsually large and has more than few hard plastics.

Nissan Infotainment

Features:

With standard features like the Auto headlights and wipers, Cruise control, Ambient lighting, Rear ac vents, 7-inch touch screen infotainment system and audio controls mounted on the steering, the Push button start and the Card like key fob heighten the experience of driving the Renault Captur.

The Renault CAPTUR also introduces the One Integration concept that seamlessly connects car and drive, a unique Smart Access Card helps you ease into a world that’s connected and convenient. One Integration further extends to the advanced Infinity Instrument Cluster and the Intelligent 17.64 cm Touchscreen Media Nav Evolution with rear parking camera. The infotainment system now also features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Eco Guide – a system that monitors driving patterns and provides guidelines to improve efficiency.

The New Nissan Kicks also comes with a similar technology called the Nissan Connect along with the standard features like Hill start assist, Anti- lock braking system, Front & Side air bags, Electronic stability control, Speed limiter, ISOFIX child seat mounts, LED Projector, Headlamps, Leather Upholstery, Automatic climate control, Cooled glove box, Cruise control, Automatic headlamps, Cornering Fog lamps, ABS with EBD & Brake assist, 8-inch touch screen, Android Auto play and car play, Voice commands, 360 degree camera, 4 airbags

Engine:

The Renault CAPTUR comes in two engine options – the legendary K9K 1.5L diesel engine (110 PS power, 240 Nm torque) and the responsive H4K 1.5L petrol engine (106 PS power, 142 Nm torque). Perfectly blending power with efficiency, the CAPTUR delivers a dynamic drive experience. Complementing this, is a host of advanced safety features.

The 1.5L engine in the new Nissan Kicks comes in Petrol and Diesel variant and both deliver power smoothly for a thrilling and confident driving experience.

Final Verdict:

While the Nissan has upped its game with a new car since the last few years, Renault has been a consistent performer in this sense and hosts a multiplicity of dealer networks across the country. you can easily access your nearest Renault dealer in Hyderabad unlike the Nissan’s

The Renault Captur as a car itself has an edge over the Nissan Kicks, given it is a solidly designed SUV especially for the Indian Roads.

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Be sure to test drive Renault Captur and compare it with the other SUVs in the range to determine the winner for yourself.