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