Nissan Micra Vs Hyundai i10 Kappa – Which Is Better And Why ?


Nissan Micra by Nissan, the Japanese company is now in heads on competition to its competitor Hyundai with its best seller and best in class mileage car the Hyundai i10. In this article, I will compare Hyundai i10 with Newly launched small car Nissan Micra.


Nissan Micra Vs Hyundai i10 Kappa Exteriors

Styling of both these cars is really cool and trendy. Its been more than 2 years of the release of Hyundai i10, but the looks still look fresh to compete with newly launched Nissan Micra. The exteriors of Micra looks more rounded and pleasing to eyes compared with Hyundai i10.

Nissan Micra Dimensions :

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

Hyundai i10 Dimensions :

Length = 3595mm; Width = 1595mm; Height = 1550mm;

Considering the dimensions, Micra is considerably taller and slightly wider compared to the Hyundai i10 whereas the height of Micra is lower. The elbow room, especially for the rear passengers in Nissan Micra is better and seating is more comfortable. So for exteriors, my vote goes to Micra.

Nissan Micra Engine Vs Hyundai i10 Kappa 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 Hyundai i10:

  • 4 Cylinder Kappa Engine
  • 1.2 Litre / 4 Cylinder / 16 Valve SOHC
  • Max Power output of 79 BHP @ 5200 RPM
  • 111 Nm Torque @ 4000 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission

Considering the max power and the ROM at which it is delivered, and also the torque ratings, the i10 Kappa Engine comes as a clear winner in terms of engine performance comparison between Hyundai i10 and Nissan Micra.

Nissan Micra Vs Hyundai i10 Kappa Interiors

Nissan Micra Interiors are grayish in tone and look really elegant, whereas the Hyundai i10 interiors in Beige color and dual tone looks equally good. The good thing about Micra compared with i10 is the additional width, integrated climate control (comes with top variant only) and a modern look.


Nissan Micra Interiors

hyundai i10 interiors

Hyundai i10 Interiors

Hyundai i10 interiors also look very classy but its been a long time and does not look as attractive as Nissan Micra. I like Micra interiors slightly better in terms of looks and features.

Nissan Micra Price Vs Hyundai i10 Kappa 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

Price Of Hyundai i10 In Delhi (Ex-Showroom)

  • Hyundai i10 Kappa Magna Metallic – Rs. 4.10 Lakhs
  • Hyundai i10 Kappa Sportz GLS Metallic – Rs. 4.37 Lakhs
  • Hyundai i10 Kappa Asta GLS Metallic – Rs. 4.97 Lakhs
  • Hyundai i10 Kappa Asta WS GLS Metallic – Rs. 5.12 Lakhs

Considering the price, the Hyundai i10 seems slightly pricier, but comes with a more powerful engine. Nissan Micra on the other hand looks like a better deal in terms of price.

Car Blog India verdict – Nissan Micra Vs Hyundai i10 Kappa

This one is a tough pick, if I were to pick a car between Hyundai i10 Kappa and Nissan Micra, I will pick Hyundai i10 Kappa because of its power and torque ratings. It runs so smooth and powerful that I can ignore the Micra with better interiors. But if you want more comfort and looks and slightly lower power ratings don’t bother you much, I would say that you will be happier driving a Micra.

For complete specifications of Nissan Micra and Hyundai i10 Kappa , check out –

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

Hyundai i10 Kappa 1.2 Vs Hyundai i10 iRDE 1.1

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  1. the comparision is really gud,and this will really helps the customers to buy the one which is really gud…….i think i like nissan,i really loved those interiors,i think the dimensions are also very good of nissan compared to the i10,atlast but not the least nissan rockzzz….

  2. Micra is more better for one reason. When you buy i10 you like i20 but when you buy micra the looks are as good as i20.

  3. as per specifications micra may be longer and more spacious but i10 interior space seems to be comfortable at rr seat. i10 interior finish quality is excellent

  4. everything depends upon spare & service as the hyundai is concerned there wud be no problem but u opt other there wud be some so not only price, dimensions or engine matters most imp. thing its maintenance

  5. I am for Micra only,coz I have persornal experience with thw i10.Now am looking forward to get the AT version of Micra into the market.

  6. no,doubt dat micra is more stylish but to opt between the two i-10 will obviously be a better option. As hyundai parts are easily available as compared to nissan. moreover i-10 serves more power and hence more pick up. so, i-1o is really the best designed small car.

  7. i think i10 is agood choice,the interiors are not too good those of Micra but micra’s exteriors are very dull,old fashioned.In driving also i prefer i1o it goes smoothly and the pick-up is also too good.
    I am truly satisfied by my i10
    catch the i!

  8. Hi ..I like Micra for its modern looks. But This will be my first car , own driven , so wondering …/Please Advise.

  9. I think micra is best option to choose,
    bt for service and spare parts availability in Small cities hyundai i10 is better option.

  10. Micro is pretty..really pretty…but does i10 have a better engine, less noisy than micro and cheaper to run on fuel?


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