The Indian car market has undergone an exponential revolution in the last few years. A lot of people have started buying new cars. Seeing this demand, manufacturers have also started launching new cars quite frequently. More choices are always welcome, but this leads to confusion. Now, one such car is the Citroen C3. It overlaps with the pricing of the Magnite. So which one should you buy? In today’s article, let’s compare the Citroen C3 vs Nissan Magnite.
The Citroen C3 is 3,981mm in length, 1,733mm in width & 1,586mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,540mm and has a ground clearance of 180mm. On the other hand, the Magnite is 3,994mm in length, 1,758mm in width & 1,572mm in height. Its wheelbase is 2,500mm and has a ground clearance of 205mm. The C3 is taller and comes with a bigger wheelbase. The Magnite is longer and wider, giving it more space. Another thing to note is the extra ground clearance of the Magnite, which will help on bad roads.
Citroen C3 vs Nissan Magnite – Specifications
Both the cars come with only petrol engine options in naturally-aspirated and turbocharged forms. Talking about the Citroen C3, it comes with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine capable of producing 80bhp & 115Nm of torque. The turbo-petrol is a 1.2-litre unit capable of producing 108bhp & 190Nm of torque. Sadly, the C3 misses out on an automatic gearbox option on either of these engines.
In comparison, the Magnite comes with a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated engine capable of producing 71bhp & 96Nm of torque. The second engine is a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine capable of producing 98bhp & 160Nm of torque. Only the turbo petrol gets an automatic option. Now to explain, in simpler terms, if you are looking for a fast, fun-to-drive car both will not disappoint. But the C3’s compact dimensions and more power are bound to bring a smile to your face.
The C3 is not the most feature-loaded car in this price range. It comes with some essential features, but misses a lot of features that other newer cars offer. Some of its highlight features are a 10.2-inch infotainment, four speakers, wireless phone connectivity, all power windows with one-touch auto-down and remote keyless entry. In comparison, the Nissan Magnite blows the C3 out of the water. The Magnite comes with features like an 8.0-inch infotainment system, 360-degree camera, Nissan Connect, wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, and full LED headlamps, etc.
Citroen C3 vs Nissan Magnite – Pricing
The Citroen C3 starts from Rs 6.73 lakh and goes to Rs 9.43 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). In comparison, the Magnite starts from Rs 7.29 lakh and goes to Rs 12.78 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). The difference is due to the absence of an automatic option. For a better understanding, the Magnite manual variants start from Rs 7.29 lakh and go to Rs 11.54 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Citroen C3 vs Nissan Magnite – Conclusion
So, which is the better choice? It is a tough one to answer, considering both these cars cater to different kinds of people. The C3 is a car for someone who likes performance and comfort. Being a Citroen, it is one of the most comfortable cars in the price bracket today, thanks to its apt suspension tuning. The Magnite on the other hand caters to someone looking for features and overall, a more value-for-money product. Also, the Magnite comes with a 4-star crash test rating from GNCAP while the C3 has not been tested yet. Moreover, for buyers looking for an automatic option, the C3 clearly strikes itself off the list. However, if media reports are to be believed, the C3 is touted to get an automatic torque converter unit next year.
All-in-all, if you are a tech-savvy buyer, the Magnite will impress you. However, if you enjoy driving and are very particular about driving feel, the C3 will be the choice for you. Do let us know what your pick would be.
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