Nissan is back in the game with its Magnite. Previously struggling with sale, things have changed after Magnite hit the roads. The SUV undercuts every major competition in the segment with its competitive pricing. Moreover, the features that it offers have played an important role in this Magnite’s success. This compact SUV, apart from other SUVs, also takes competition from a product like the Volkswagen Vento that falls in its price bracket. In this article, we will compare Nissan Magnite vs Volkswagen Vento and discuss whether you should spend less for an SUV.

Nissan Magnite vs Volkswagen Vento pricing

Magnite Vs Vento

The Magnite starts from Rs 6.68 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) for its base trim XE, and goes up to Rs 11.92 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) for the XV Premium Turbo CVT Dual Tone variant.

On the other hand, the Volkswagen Vento starts from Rs 11.75 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) for the Comfortline variant and hikes up to Rs 17.12 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) for the Matt Edition Highline Plus AT variant.


Volkswagen Vento

The Nissan Magnite is 3994mm in length, 1758mm in width, and 1572mm in height with a wheelbase of 2500mm and a ground clearance of 205mm. Moreover, it offers a 336-litre boot storage capacity. The Volkswagen Vento is 4390mm long, 1699mm wide, and 1467mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2553mm and a ground clearance of 170mm. This one offers a 494-litre boot space. Looking at the dimensions, it becomes clear that the Vento will offer slightly better legroom when compared to the Nissan Magnite. On the other hand, the Magnite will offer better headroom and shoulder room.


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The Nissan Magnite offers 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engines. The 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine is capable of producing 71bhp and 92Nm of torque and comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The turbo-petrol engine comes mated with a five-speed manual and a CVT gearbox. This unit produces 99bhp and 152Nm of torque. The Magnite comes with 16-inch wheels.

Coming to the Vento, it offers a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 109bhp and 175Nm. This engine comes mated to a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearboxes. Vento comes with either 15-inch or 16-inch wheels, depending on the variant. There is no doubt that the Vento will be the quicker car here.


Nissan Magnite 360-degree camera

The Nissan Magnite offers features like dual airbags, Traction Control System (TCS), ABS with EBD, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), a 360-degree camera, keyless start button, wireless connectivity for Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, a fully digital instrument cluster, and connected car tech, among others.

Talking about Vento’s features, it includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, electrically-adjustable anti-glare mirrors, reverse camera, steering adjustment for reach and rake, rear armrest, automatic headlamps, and connectivity features like Android Auto & Apple CarPlay (wired), among others.


Nissan Magnite

The Volkswagen Vento indeed offers a slightly more powerful engine than the Magnite. Being a sedan with a spacious and comfortable cabin, it makes the car more passenger-oriented. So if you want to be at the rear seat, the Vento steals the show. It also offers a bigger boot space when compared to the Magnite. Moreover, being a car from Volkswagen, the Vento enjoys superior German-build quality and reliability.

With that being said, the Nissan Magnite is not far behind when it comes to performance. Moreover, this compact SUV comes loaded with some extra features when compared to the Volkswagen Vento. Also, you get better ground clearance which will allow you to easily tread over bad patches. The Magnite even offers a tall seating position, giving you a bit better sense of the road and the surroundings. So, the answer to the question turns out to be a big and bold YES. You can easily save a considerable amount of money and that too without compromising on much.

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