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Compare Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Nissan Terrano

Snapshot: The S-Cross has been put against the already established Nissan Terrano in a specification comparison. Read to find out the better car among the two.

The S-Cross is latest offering from Maruti Suzuki, which is the largest car maker that is present in the country. The company already offers a wide range of cars, which comprise of sedans, hatchbacks, compact cars and SUVs. Maruti S-Cross is a crossover SUV that has been launched recently with two diesel engine options. Though, the lack of petrol motor would be felt, but the diesel variants are extremely fuel efficient. The S-Cross has plenty of competition to face in the market, one of the biggest competitor is the Nissan Terrano. This luxury SUV has the option of both diesel and petrol variants. The exteriors look aggressive and bold, while the drive quality is extremely impressive. The specification sheet below would help you compare the specifications of the cars in detail.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Safety vs. Nissan Terrano Safety

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

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Exterior vs. Nissan Terrano Exterior

  • Headlights
    Projector
    Halogen
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Alloy
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment-Electric with folding
    Internal adjustment - Electric
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Interior vs. Nissan Terrano Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Yes, Electric Power
    Yes, Electro-Hydraulic
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    Yes, Rake, Reach
    Yes, Rake
  • Seats Material
    Leather
    Leather
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
    Yes
    Yes
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    Yes
    No
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
  • Start / Stop Button
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Center Armrest
    Yes, Cup Holders
    Yes, Cup Holders
  • Clock
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Comfort vs. Nissan Terrano Comfort

  • Navigation System
    Yes
    No
  • Ventilation System
    Yes, Fully automatic climate control
    Yes, Manual Air conditioning with cooling and heating
  • Automatic Headlamps
    Yes
    No
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Internal, With Remote
    Internal
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes, 2
    Yes, 2
  • Second Row AC Vents
    No
    Yes
  • Adjustable Headrests
    Yes, All Rows
    Yes, All Rows
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
  • USB Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • iPod Compatibility
    No
    No
  • Aux-in Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Cup Holders
    Yes, Front & Rear
    Yes, Front & Rear
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Smart Key
    Yes, Remote
  • Cooled Glovebox
    No
    No
  • Infotainment Screen
    Yes, Touch Sensitive
    No

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Instrumentation vs. Nissan Terrano Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    Yes
  • Average Speed
    Yes
    Yes
  • Tripmeter
    Yes
    Yes
  • Distance to Empty
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fuel Gauge
    Yes, Analog
    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 S-Cross Dimensions and Weights vs. Nissan Terrano Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    4300 mm
    4331 mm
  • Width
    1765 mm
    1822 mm
  • Height
    1590 mm
    1671 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2600 mm
    2673 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    180 mm
    205 mm
  • Boot Space
    375 litres
    475 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    48 litres
    50 litres

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Body vs. Nissan Terrano Body

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Body Type
    Crossover
    SUV
  • Doors
    5
    5

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Engine vs. Nissan Terrano Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    4
  • Displacement
    1598 cc
    1461 cc
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    120@3750
    110@3900
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    320@1750
    248@2250
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    22.70 km/litre
    19.01 km/litre

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Transmission vs. Nissan Terrano Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
  • Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gears
    6
    6

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Nissan Terrano Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Solid Disc
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    205/60R16
    215/65R16
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    205/60R16
    215/65R16

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Maruti S-Cross Alpha 1.6-Litre with the Nissan Terrano XV D THP Premium. Compare full features of the cars by clicking here.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Nissan Terrano (Design and Exteriors)

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has got some distinctive exteriors. The car has been carved in a better way, but isn’t as stunning as it was expected. The lower ground clearance might turn out to be a grey point for the car. The façade has a similarity with SX4 sedan. The big projector headlamps are interesting with LED daytime running lights. The chrome slats on the radiator grille add a little bling to the front, along with fog lamps encircled by chrome lining. The side profile comes with ORVMS and door handles painted in body color, 16 inches alloy wheels, and sporty roof rails. The rear profile has stretched out tail lights with rear spoiler. The Suzuki Logo is in chrome and the black bumper with a silver accent does the trick well.

The exteriors of Nissan Terrano are distinct and very bold. The car looks big and bulky, but certain features do stand out with proud. The grille on the front has been showered with chrome finishing along with dual barrel square shaped headlamps. The masculine appearance of Terrano is highlighted in the side profile too. The car comes with bold wheel arches fitting in alloy wheels in the top end variant. On the other hand, the ORVMs are dipped in body color and are incorporated with turn blinkers. The roof rails are nice and sporty that provides an aggressive stance to the SUV. This stance is continued to the rear too. The tail lights are nice with chrome accents and the silver skid plates finish of the exteriors with style.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Nissan Terrano (Interiors and Features)

The interiors of Maruti S-Cross are luxurious and very tastefully done. The black theme followed here is interesting and the dashboard with silver hints makes the feel much plusher. The leather wrapped 3-spoke steering wheel has been integrated with call and audio controls and the speedometer and tachometer are present with the illuminated display. The 2-Din infotainment system has a touch screen display with navigation system and four speakers plus two tweeters. The front cabin has enough space for the driver and front co-passenger, while the rear seat occupants also have a comfortable ride all throughout. The automatic air conditioning system in the top end variant of the car is thrilling. It takes merely seconds to cool down the entire car cabin and however, to our surprise the rear AC vents go missing along with 12V power socket for the rear occupants. The 353L of boot space is average.

The interiors of Nissan Terrano have a resemblance to that of Duster. However, the sophistication and elegance can be felt as soon as one steps inside. The premium upholstery and high class material used inside is one of the high points here. The ORVM adjustment button is also easy to use, but isn’t very comfortable as it is situated under the handbrake. The top end variant gets high class air conditioning along with rear AC vents and height adjustable driver’s seat. The sun visor with vanity mirrors, 12V power socket, and 2-Din music system with Bluetooth connectivity, height adjustable driver’s seat, and power steering wheel with power windows are in attendance to enhance the interiors.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Nissan Terrano (Engine, Transmission & Gearbox)

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has two diesel engine options. The primary diesel model comprises of 1.6-Litre DDiS 320 power train that displaces 1598cc. This one is capable of generating maximum power of 119.6PS at the rate of 3750rpm and 320Nm torque at 1750rpm. This is united with the manual six-speed transmission. The 1.3-Litre DDiS 200 motor, displaces 1248cc. It is commanding and churns out maximum power of 89.7PS at 4000rpm along with 200Nm torque at 1750rpm. This engine is intermingled with 5-speed manual gearbox. However, there isn’t any petrol variant.

Under the bonnet, the diesel variant of Nissan Terrano comprises of 1.5-Litre dCi engine, which has been tweaked to produce 86.2PS power and 111.5Ps power. The one producing 86.2PS power is accompanied by 200Nm of torque and is coupled with five-speed manual transmission, while the other one allows delivering 248Nm of torque and has been coupled with 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol model of Nissan Terrano features 1.6-Litre K9K engine with a displacement capacity of 1598cc. This one is strong enough to produce maximum power of 104PS at 5850rpm along with 145Nm torque at 3750rpm. The regular five-speed manual transmission is united with the engine here.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Vs Nissan Terrano (Mileage & Safety)

The DDiS 200 diesel variant of S-Cross has the potential to deliver 23.65kmpl on the highways and 18-19kmpl on the city roads. The 1.6-Litre diesel engine variant gives crest mileage of 22.07kmpl on the expressways and 17kmpl of fuel economy on city roads.

The petrol model of Nissan Terrano has the capacity to give away 13.24kmpl of fuel economy on the highways and in peak traffic conditions; it gives out 11.5kmpl of mileage. On the other hand, the diesel mill (111.2PS) here gives around 19.01kmpl mileage and the one producing 86.2PS power gives away 20.45kmpl of fuel economy on expressways and 15.6kmpl on the city roads.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is a smart compact SUV. The safety features are ample in number and the company has made sure that these protect the passengers as well as the car. All the variants of it have the basic safety traits that include in engine immobilizer, anti-lock braking system, seat belts, and central door locking. The higher variants of S-Cross have been provided with dual front airbags, reverse parking camera, anti-theft security system, seat belts with pretensioners, etc. along with the above mentioned features.

Nissan Terrano is a strong looking SUV, which receives high scores when it comes to its safety section. The car has been equipped a number of safety features, both active and passive. The strong body and side impact beams ensure to absorb maximum pressure in case of a crash. The anti-lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system and brake assist assures to prevent locking up of wheels when immediate brakes are applied. The alloy wheels guarantee a bump free ride. It also comes with seat belts and anti-theft security system.

Verdict

The Nissan Terrano is an impressive looking SUV that makes it mark when it comes to driveability and punchy engines on offer. The Terrano is a let down only in terms of the interiors that it offers, which are disappointing and no where near the S-Cross. The S-Cross is a great car which has superb interiors and features on offer, the lack of petrol engine is indeed felt but the car has impressive driving dynamics just like the Terrano. Go for the S-Cross if you like the looks of the car whic are indeed polarising. The Terrano on the other hand is an SUV and has no doubts about its identity. That said, both offer equal value for money. 

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