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Nissan Micra Vs Maruti Wagon R- Which Is Better And Why ?

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Nissan Micra, the global small car by Nissan has to compete with another small car of the segment, the all new Maruti Wagon R by Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. which is at present the largest car maker of India. The new Wagon R with K series engine is already giving a nice competition to the small cars of its segment. In this article, I will compare Nissan Micra with Wagon R from Maruti.

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Nissan Micra Vs Maruti Wagon R Exteriors

I find exteriors of both the cars good and elegant. The major difference is the structure of the two cars, the Wagon R is a tall boy design with low width and length, whereas the Micra is closer to a jelly bean design with a wide,long and low looks. To me, Micra appeals more because of its rounded curves and longer structure, which gives a feel of confidence and stability.

Nissan Micra Dimensions :

Length = 3780mm; Width = 1665mm; Height = 1530mm;

New Wagon R Dimensions :

Length = 3595mm ; Width = 1495mm; Height = 1700mm;

Considering dimension of the two cars, Nissan Micra has much better width and more length which accounts for better elbow room and comfort of the rear passengers. If I have to pick one of the two cars, I will go for Micra.

Nissan Micra Engine Vs Maruti Wagon R Engine

Engine Specifications of Nissan Micra:

  • 3 Cylinder HR 12 Nissan Engine
  • 1198 CC / 3 Cylinder / 12 Valve DOHC
  • Max Power output of 75 BHP @ 6000 RPM
  • 104 Nm Torque @ 4000 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission

Engine Specifications of New Wagon R:

  • 4 Cylinder Water Cooled KB Series Engine
  • 998 CC MPFI Engine
  • Max Power – 67 BHP @ 6200 RPM
  • Max Torque – 90 Nm @ 3500 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual transmission

Nissan Micra has a larger capacity engine and this gives more power and torque compared to Wagon R. If you are looking for a high mileage car with moderate power, you can pick Wagon R, but I personally prefer powerful cars. Micra has a well refined engine which gives a good mileage too along with high power. It may not give as much fuel mileage as Wagon R, but I still would go for Micra.

Nissan Micra Vs Maruti Wagon R Interiors

In terms of Interiors, both are good, but Micra is much more luxurious and classy compared to conventional interiors of the Wagon R. The gadgetry of the Micra looks better and attractive. Although its difficult to decide which is better, i personally like the interior styling of Micra better. For taller people, I mean close to 6 feet height, Wagon R may feel better as the head room is really high, but for average height like mine, 5’7”, I like Micra to be more comfortable.

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Nissan Micra Interiors

Maruti Wagon R Interiors

Nissan Micra Price Vs Maruti Wagon R Petrol Price

Price Of Nissan Micra In Delhi (Ex-Showroom)

  • Nissan Micra XE – Rs. 3.75 Lakhs
  • Nissan Micra XL – Rs. 4.25 Lakhs
  • Nissan Micra XV – Rs. 4.65 Lakhs

Cost Of New Wagon R In Delhi (Ex-Showroom)

  • Price Of New Wagon R Lx is Rs. 3.28 Lakhs
  • Price Of New Wagon R Lxi is Rs. 3.57 Lakhs
  • Price Of New Wagon R Vxi is Rs. 3.81 Lakhs
  • Price Of New Wagon R Vxi with ABS is Rs. 4.12 Lakhs

Surely the Micra is pricey compared with the Wagon R and its styling, features and more engine capacity account for it. If you are on a budget I would suggest you to go for Wagon R, but if you are not bothered about spending some extra money then Micra is a good choice for you.

Car Blog India verdict – Nissan Micra Vs Maruti Wagon R

I would suggest you to go for Nissan Micra if you are not constrained by budget or fuel mileage considerations. The Mileage of Micra will be slightly lower than Wagon R, but the power and performance are better. On the other hand, if you want a car with more mileage and lower initial cost, Wagon R is a good pick, especially with the refinements which have been done on it with the new model having K-Series engine.

One more important consideration is to check the availability of the Nissan Service center in your vicinity, if it is not readily available then its better to go with Maruti Wagon R.

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For complete specifications of Nissan Micra and Maruti Wagon R, check out –

Nissan Micra Specifications, Features, Colours, Variants And Price In India

New Wagon R Specifications, Features And On-Road Price

3 comments

  1. Major V V Narayanan

    Are micra cars available through csd of the army ?

  2. i’m a beginner in driving.ritz petrol or diesel which wil suit me?i’l drive 500 to 600 km per month mostly in city.which of these wil suit ladies?pls guide.

  3. you can go for either of two, depends on which one you like tro drive. Take a test drive and then decide.
    financially, running cost of diesel will save you approx Rs. 20,000 on fuel every year, but initial cost of diesel will be higher, which will offset these savings. So financially its not a big difference, its all about your driving pleasure and your willingness to go towards a diesel or petrol.
    Generally, petrol cars are more fun to drive because they are more peppy.

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