If you’re looking for a stylish, feature-packed car that offers more space and capability than the popular Maruti Suzuki Swift, the Nissan Magnite is a compelling contender.

This subcompact SUV boasts a unique blend of design, technology, and practicality, making it a strong alternative for those who desire a bit more adventure in their daily drives.


  • Nissan Magnite:
    • 1.0L Petrol: 17.7 kmpl (manual), 17.0 kmpl (CVT)
    • 1.0L Turbo Petrol: 18.75 kmpl (manual), 17.7 kmpl (CVT)
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift:
    • 1.2L Petrol: 23.20 kmpl (manual), 23.76 kmpl (AMT)

The Swift, especially with its mild-hybrid technology, edges out the Magnite in terms of fuel efficiency. However, the Magnite’s turbocharged petrol engine offers a peppier performance, catering to those who prioritize a more spirited driving experience.


  • Nissan Magnite: Starting at โ‚น6.00 Lakh (ex-showroom)
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift: Starting at โ‚น6.49 Lakh (ex-showroom)


The Magnite undercuts the Swift in terms of starting price, making it a more budget-friendly option for those who want a larger car with SUV-like styling. However, the Swift’s higher variants offer a wider range of features.


  • Nissan Magnite: 4-star Global NCAP safety rating
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift: 2-star Global NCAP safety rating


The Magnite clearly excels in safety, earning a higher safety rating from Global NCAP. It comes standard with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, and a vehicle dynamic control system.


  • Nissan Magnite: 939 kg – 1039 kg (depending on variant)
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift: 885 kg – 960 kg (depending on variant)


The Magnite is slightly heavier than the Swift, primarily due to its larger dimensions and SUV-like construction. This adds to its sense of stability and robustness on the road.

Other Key Specifications:

Feature Nissan Magnite Maruti Suzuki Swift
Engine Options 1.0L Petrol, 1.0L Turbo Petrol 1.2L Petrol
Transmission Manual, CVT Automatic Manual, AMT Automatic
Power (PS) 72 PS (1.0L), 100 PS (1.0L Turbo) 90 PS
Torque (Nm) 96 Nm (1.0L), 160 Nm (1.0L Turbo) 113 Nm
Boot Space 336 liters 268 liters
Ground Clearance 205 mm 163 mm
Features 8-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, 360-degree camera 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, cruise control

Why Choose the Nissan Magnite?

  • Bold and Unique Styling: The Magnite stands out from the crowd with its sharp lines, prominent grille, and raised stance.
  • Spacious and Practical: It offers more interior space and a larger boot than the Swift, making it a better choice for families or those who frequently carry cargo.


  • Higher Ground Clearance: The Magnite’s raised ground clearance gives it an advantage on rough roads and during monsoon season.
  • Strong Safety Rating: With its 4-star Global NCAP rating, the Magnite offers better protection in case of accidents.


  • Modern Features: It comes loaded with technology like wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay and a 360-degree camera, which are not available in the Swift.

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