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Compare Maruti Suzuki Celerio Vs Nissan Micra

Compare Maruti Suzuki Celerio Vs Nissan Micra

Snapshot: We compare the hottest entry level diesel car - Celerio with the Micra and find out which is the best car to buy.

Nissan Micra is perhaps one of the better looking car in the hatchback segment. The car did not create any sales record. However, it is the kind of car that can offer you exclusivity like no other. The Celerio from the Maruti now comes with a diesel avatar and is perhaps the best entry level diesel hatchback in the market. The fact that both the cars offer automatic transmissions with petrol engines makes them worth competitors. We take a look at the specifications of both the cars and find out which is better.

Specification Sheet

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Safety vs. Nissan Micra Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    4
  • Airbags
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag, Front passenger side airbag, Drive side airbag
  • Engine Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Yes, Rear sensors
    Yes, Rear sensors with camera
  • 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
  • ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
    No
    No
  • EBA (Electronic Brake Assist)
    No
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Exterior vs. Nissan Micra Exterior

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

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Interior vs. Nissan Micra Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Yes, Electric Power
    Yes, Electric Power
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    Rake, Yes
    Rake, Yes
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
    Yes
    Yes
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    Yes
    Yes
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
  • Start / Stop Button
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Comfort vs. Nissan Micra Comfort

  • Ventilation System
    Manual Air conditioning with cooling and heating, Yes
    Fully automatic climate control, Yes
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • Adjustable Headrests
    No
    Yes, All Rows
  • Cooled Glove Box
    No
    No
  • 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
    Yes, Front & Rear
  • Door Pockets
    Yes, Front
    Yes, Front
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Remote
    Yes, Smart Key

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Instrumentation vs. Nissan Micra Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    No
    No
  • Tripmeter
    Yes
    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

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Dimensions and Weights vs. Nissan Micra Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    3600 mm
    3825 mm
  • Width
    1600 mm
    1665 mm
  • Height
    1560 mm
    1525 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2425 mm
    2450 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    165 mm
    150 mm
  • Kerb Weight
    880 kg / 830 kg
    --
  • Boot Space
    235 litres
    251 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    35 litres
    41 litres

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Body vs. Nissan Micra Body

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

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Engine vs. Nissan Micra Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    2 (Diesel) / 3 (Petrol)
    4 (Diesel) / 3 (Petrol)
  • Displacement
    793 cc (Diesel) / 998 cc (Petrol)
    1461 cc (Diesel) / 1198 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS@RPM)
    47.6@3500 / 68@6000
    64@4000 / 77@6000
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    125@2000 / 90@3500
    160@2000 / 104@4000
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel / Petrol
    Diesel / Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    27.62 km/litre / 23.1 km/litre
    23.08 km/litre / 19.34 km/litre

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Transmission vs. Nissan Micra Transmission

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

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Nissan Micra Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Drum
    Drum
  • Front Tyres
    165/70 R14
    175 / 60 R15
  • Rear Tyres
    165/70R14
    175 / 60 R15
  • Wheels Size
    14
    15
  • Handbrake
    Manual
    Manual

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Micra XVP (Diesel) with the Celerio ZDi (O) and Micra XV (Petrol) with the Celerio ZXi (O). Compare full features of the cars by clicking here.

Maruti Celerio Vs Nissan Micra (Design and Exteriors)

The Nissan Micra is the kind of car which you can buy for exclusivity. The car has big headlamps at the front and bears a relatively sharp nose that the car it previously replaced. There is a two part grille at the front, surrounded by sharp headlamps at the top and triangular fog lamps below. On the sides, you would notice that the roofline droops and makes the car look very retro. The back of the car carries small taillight cluster and a clean looking bumper.

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio on the other hand is a more conventional looking car. There are large headlamps at the front and a twin slat grille in the middle. There are round fog-lights mounted in the clean looking bumper. Overall, the car looks really charming from the front end. On the sides, you will find character creases which break the monotony. The rear section of the car is most disappointing to look at and the car looks the least attractive from the rear three quarters.

Maruti Celerio Vs Nissan Micra (Interiors and Features)

The top variant of the Micra comes equipped with four power windows, air conditioner with heater, height adjustable driver’s seat, adjustable headrests for front and rear passengers, audio system with USB, aux-in and Bluetooth support, tilt adjust steering. There are steering mounted controls for the convenience of the driver to control the music system. There are cup holders at the front and back. The door pockets can accommodate bottles easily. The base and mid-variants of the car don’t come with steering mounted controls, power windows, audio system etc.

The Maruti Suzuki Celerio on the other hand offers features like audio system with USB, aux-in and Bluetooth controls, tilt steering. There are electrically adjustable ORVMs in the top variant which are not present on the middle and base variants. One of the features that you would miss on the Celerio which comes as standard on the Micra is – adjustable headrests. You also get features like – internal boot lid and fuel lid opener. The Celerio comes with smart utility feature in which the sun visors can hold the tickets. The feature comes as standard. Some other features that come in as standard include – rear parcel tray, cabin light, three assist grips.

Maruti Celerio Vs Nissan Micra (Engine, Transmission and Gearbox)

The Nissan Micra comes with petrol as well as diesel engines. A three cylinder, 1.2-litre (1198cc) petrol engine and a four cylinder 1.5-litre (1461cc) diesel engine. The petrol engine puts out 75bhp of power at 6000rpm and 104Nm of peak torque at 4400rpm. Whereas the diesel engine on the other hands churns out 63bhp of power at 4000rpm and 160Nm of torque at a low rev range of 2000rpm.

The petrol as well as the diesel engine comes equipped with a 5 speed manual transmission. The top variant of the Micra offers a 5-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel has no option for automatic.

The Celerio is available with both diesel and petrol engine variant. The petrol version of the comes equipped with a 1litre (988cc) K-series engine. The engine produces 67.06bhp of power and 90Nm of torque. The CNG version of the engine on CNG fuel manages to produce 57bhp of power and 77Nm of peak torque. The engine comes with a five-speed manual gearbox and a five speed automatic transmission. There’s a diesel variant of the car that uses a 0.8-litre (793cc) motor. It engine produces peak power of 47bhp and 125Nm of torque. There is no option of automatic gearbox in the diesel variant of the car. The engine comes coupled with a five-speed manual transmission.

Maruti Celerio Vs Nissan Micra (Mileage and Safety)

The top variant of the Micra offers features like four airbags, EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), ABS (Anti-lock Braking Force) and BA (Brake Assist), engine immobilizer, key-out reminder, door ajar warning, seat belt warning. There are disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear which come as standard. Other than these features, three point seat belts from front and rear passengers and two point belt for middle-rear passenger.

The top variant of the Celerio comes equipped with two airbags, ABS, rear window wiper and washer, rear demister. Features like child proof rear door locks, front ventilated discs and rear drum brakes, high mounted stop lamp, engine immobilizer comes as standard. The petrol variant of the car comes installed with maximum mileage of 23.1kmpl. While the CNG variant would deliver 31.7km/kg of fuel economy. The diesel variant of the Maruti Celerio would deliver an impressive mileage of 27.62kmpl.

Verdict

Go for the Celerio diesel or petrol if you want an impressive mileage. The AMT gearbox on petrol makes the car even more pleasurable to drive in the city. You get the vast service backup of Maruti which could be one of the biggest reason that can persuade you to buy the car.

You might want to go for the Nissan Micra if you want to have the exclusivity. The car is well built and comes with perhaps the best safety features too.  

Compare full features of the cars by clicking here!

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