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Compare Hyundai Elite i20 Vs Nissan Micra Active

Snapshot: We compare the specifications of one of the hottest hatch - Elite i20 with the Nissan Micra Active

With one of the widest range of cars on offer, Hyundai Motors India is the second largest car manufacturer in India. The car maker has come a long way and has maintained the second position from a very long time now. The premium hatchback - i20 Elite from the manufacturer is one of the most successful car from the manufacturer that has charmed everyone. The fluidic structure combined with airy interiors is one of the major highlights here. But, it is not in a monopoly. The i20 Elite also faces competition from the Nissan Micra Active.  The Micra Active is an impressive and budget hatchback, which has the capacity to give i20 Elite a run for its money. Below you will find the specification sheet, which will allow you to compare the cars closely.

Specification Sheet

Hyundai Elite i20 Safety vs. Nissan Micra Active Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    2
  • Engine Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Yes, Rear sensors with camera
    No
  • Child Safety Locks
    Yes
    Yes
  • Door Ajar Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Central Locking
    Yes
    Yes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    Yes
    Yes
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
    No
    Yes with BA

Hyundai Elite i20 Exterior vs. Nissan Micra Active Exterior

  • Headlights
    Halogen
    Halogen
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    No
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    Yes
    No
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    No
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Steel with covers
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment-Electric with folding
    Internal adjustment-Electric
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    Yes
    No

Hyundai Elite i20 Interior vs. Nissan Micra Active Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Electric Power, Yes
    Electric Power, Yes
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    Yes, Rake, Reach
    Yes, Rake
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    Yes
    No
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
    No
  • Start / Stop Button
    Yes
    No

Hyundai Elite i20 Comfort vs. Nissan Micra Active Comfort

  • Navigation System
    No
    No
  • Ventilation System
    Fully automatic climate control, Yes
    Yes, Manual AC and Heater
  • Automatic Headlamps
    Yes
    No
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes
    Yes
  • Second Row AC Vents
    Yes
    No
  • Adjustable Headrests
    Yes, Front and Rear
    Yes, Rear
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
  • USB Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Aux-in Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Cup Holders
    Yes, Front and Rear
    Yes, Front and Rear
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Smart Key
    Yes, Remote
  • Infotainment Screen
    No
    No

Hyundai Elite i20 Instrumentation vs. Nissan Micra Active Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    Yes
  • Average Speed
    Yes
    No
  • Tripmeter
    Yes, 2
    Yes
  • Distance to Empty
    Yes
    No
  • Fuel Gauge
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Engine Malfunction Light
    Yes
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Key Off Reminder
    Yes
    Yes
  • Headlight Reminder
    Yes
    Yes
  • Low Fuel Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fasten Seat Belt Warning
    Yes
    Yes

Hyundai Elite i20 Dimensions and Weights vs. Nissan Micra Active Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    3985 mm
    3801 mm
  • Width
    1734 mm
    1665 mm
  • Height
    1505 mm
    1530 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2570 mm
    2450 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    170 mm
    160 mm
  • Boot Space
    285 litres
    251 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    45 litres
    41 litres

Hyundai Elite i20 Body vs. Nissan Micra Active Body

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Body Type
    Hatchback
    Hatchback
  • Doors
    5
    5

Hyundai Elite i20 Engine vs. Nissan Micra Active Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    3 (Petrol)
  • Displacement
    1197 cc (Petrol)
    1198 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    83@6000 (Petrol)
    68@5000 (Petrol)
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    115@4000(Petrol)
    104@4000 (Petrol)
  • Turbocharger
    No (Petrol)
     No (Petrol)
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
     Petrol 
    Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    18.6 km/litre (Petrol)
    19.49 km/litre (Petrol)

Hyundai Elite i20 Transmission vs. Nissan Micra Active Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
  • Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gears
     5
    5

Hyundai Elite i20 Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Nissan Micra Active Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Drum
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    195/55 R16
    165/70 R14
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    195/55 R16
    165/70 R14
  • Wheels Size
    R16
    R14

 

Hyundai Elite i20 Vs Nissan Micra Active (Design and Exteriors) 

Hyundai i20 Elite has exquisite exteriors, which makes it eye catching from every angle. The fluidic body structure has class and oozes out sophistication and sportiness. The dimensions contemporized perfectly and yield a superb personality. The car bears a sharp face and is designed well with headlight cluster that has halogen lamps and integrate turn indicators, while the grille is finished in chrome. The large air dam is present below the body colored bumper. The top end trims of Elite i20 feature fog lamps and alloy wheels. The side profile looks sporty and you would notice that the car has body colored door handles and ORVMs incorporated with turn blinkers. The rear profile is ritzy and the tail gate is athletic looking. The taillights resemble boomerangs and look stylish which make the overall appearance even more appealing.

Nissan Micra Active is cute looking hatchback, which looks appealing due to its unique retro styling. The car comes with body colored bumpers with all variants along with huge headlamp cluster and large air dam, which helps cooling the engine easily. The front windscreen has wipers with intermittent operation function, and fog lamps are in present in the top end variant of the hatchback. Also, the high variants have ORVMs with turn indicators fitted in with body colored door handles. The full wheel covers enhance the overall appearance of the car and make it add a bit of sporty element to it. The rear end has chrome finished company’s logo, curvy tail lights and large wind screen.

Hyundai Elite i20 Vs Nissan Micra Active (Interiors and Features)

The Hyundai i20 Elite interiors look splendid and embody the fluidic design philosophy. The spacious cabin and comfort features equipped here deliver exquisite driving experience to the owner and occupants. The dual tone color scheme is very pleasing to the eye, and the dashboard integrates many utility features. The manual air conditioning system is good at its job and cools the cabin with ease. The multifunctional power steering wheel that has audio, call controls and the Bluetooth connectivity with the music system is perfect. All four power windows are present in the top end trim along with first-class upholstery. There are many more utility features that would make the journey comfortable.

Nissan Micra Active has breezy and roomy cabin along with remarkable interiors. The air conditioning is manual and doesn’t disappoint in terms of cooling. The music system is distinguished and comes with Bluetooth connectivity in the top end variant. It also has USB and Aux-in support. Apart from this, the power steering wheel is fixed with audio and call controls, while the dashboard is well-designed and the glove box has enormous space for your things. The sun visors are there for both driver and front co-passenger along with vanity mirror. The upholstery for the seats is top notch, which enhances the looks to a great extent. The top end variant gets four power windows.

Hyundai Elite i20 Vs Nissan Micra Active (Engine, Transmission and Gearbox)

Hyundai Elite i20 comes with diesel and a petrol engine option. The 1.2-litre Kappa engine with 1197cc displacement is present in petrol variants. This engine is pretty strong and has the ability to churn out maximum power 83PS at 6000rpm and 114.7Nm of torque at 4000rpm. The engine is coupled with five-speed manual transmission. On the other hand, the diesel variant features 1396cc 1.4-litre common rail based direct injection fuel supply system power train. The power delivery here is around 89.9PS at 4000rpm along with 220Nm of torque at 1500-2750rpm. The 6-speed manual gearbox coupled with the diesel engine is stimulating.

Nissan Micra has the option of both diesel and petrol variants. The petrol one has been equipped with 1.2-Litre 1198cc engine, which 3 cylinders and 12 valves configuration. The engine has been attached with five-speed manual transmission that permits the car to churn out maximum power of 76PS at 5000rpm and 104Nm torque at 4000rpm. There is also an automatic variant of Micra, which let the car to deliver 77PS power and 104Nm of torque.  The diesel variants of Nissan Micra are done to perfection too. It has been installed with 1.5-Litre 1461cc engine, which comfortably gives away good power and torque.

Hyundai Elite i20 Vs Nissan Micra Active (Mileage and Safety)

Hyundai i20 Elite is impressively fuel efficient too and would not burn a hole in your pocket. Both diesel and petrol version are good when it comes to mileage. The petrol trim that has 1.2-litre MPFI fuel supply system happily gives away 17.19kmpl of mileage. On the other hand, the diesel trims installed with 1.4-litre CRDi engine churns out top fuel economy of 21.19kmpl.

Nissan Micra Active’s petrol variant has 1.2-litre 1198cc, which doesn’t let down in terms of fuel economy. On the city roads, the car gives out 16.24kmpl of mileage, while on the expressways, the car gives away grand mileage of 19.49kmpl.

As we talk about the safety features, Hyundai i20 Elite are imposing and doesn’t dissatisfy in any way. Hyundai i20 Elite comes with a strong body structure and side impact beams does the trick. Additionally, the crossover has been gifted with numerous safety traits, the top end trim come with central locking, day and night inside rear view mirror, dual horn, and bold headlamps, advanced engine immobilizer. Coming to the mid range variants, it has been blessed with rear defogger, impact sensing auto door lock, driver’s airbag, ABS, and front fog lamps together with rear parking sensors. The electro-chromatic internal rear view mirror also acts as a display screen when required. The top variant of Elite i20 has automatic headlamps in addition to dual SRS airbags, and keyless entry with smart key and clutch lock.

Nissan Micra has a strong body structure, which caters to the safety section of the hatchback. The side impact beams safeguards the car as well as the occupants in the car. The dual SRS airbags are present to further enhance the safety of the driver and front co-passenger, engine immobilizer, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution system and brake assist. Excluding the base variant, central door locking system is present in all variants. The follow me headlamps with the headlight on warning indicator, key remove warning, driver’s seat belt warning are in the top variant of Nissan Micra Active.

Verdict

The hatchback segment of the Indian car market has seen a steady growth in the past few years. Both Nissan Micra Active and Hyundai i20 Elite are charming cars. But out of the two, Hyundai i20 Elite is a smart choice if you wish to buy a car which is laden with features. The Micra Active on the other hand offer is an attractive hatchback which has been stripped of some goodies, go for the Micra Active if you are on a tight budget.

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