Maruti Fronx vs Nissan Magnite vs Renault Kiger – Comparison

12:31 PM Jan 21, 2023 | Editorial Team

Maruti Suzuki has recently unveiled two new SUVs at the 2023 Auto Expo – Jimny and Fronx. Bookings are underway for both, and their launches are imminent. As we’ve already compared the Jimny with its key rival – the Mahindra Thar, this comparison is for the Fronx, which could be seen as a potential rival to Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.

Video – Maruti Suzuki Jimny


Maruti FronxNissan MagniteRenault Kiger
Ground Clearance205mm205mm
Boot Space308L336 liters405 litres
  • The Maruti Suzuki Fronx is longer and wider, and have the biggest wheelbase compared to both the cousin SUVs mentioned here.  
  • The Renault Kiger is the tallest among all. It also has the biggest boot space. 

Engine Specifications

Maruti FronxNissan MagniteRenault Kiger
Engine1.2L NA Petrol / 1L Turbo-Petrol1L NA Petrol / 1L Turbo-Petrol1L NA Petrol / 1L Turbo-Petrol
No of Cylinders4 / 3 3 / 33 / 3
Max Power90PS / 100PS72PS / 100PS72PS / 100PS
Max Torque113Nm / 149Nm96Nm / up to 160Nm96Nm / up to 160Nm
Transmission5-speed MT and  AMT / 5-speed MT and 6-speed AT5-speed MT / 5-speed manual and CVT5-speed MT and AMT / 5-speed manual and CVT
Claimed Fuel Efficiency18.75 kmpl (NA Petrol), 20 kmpl (Turbo MT) / 17.7 kmpl (CVT)20 kmpl (turbo)

– All the models are equipped with a naturally aspirated petrol and a turbocharged petrol engine. However, the Magnite and Kiger get a smaller 1.0-litre naturally aspirated unit. 

– The Magnite doesn’t get an automatic transmission option with the naturally aspirated mill. 

– The Maruti Suzuki Fronx delivers higher output than the Magnite/Kiger’s naturally aspirated engines.

– Fronx’s turbocharged engine makes the same amount of power as the other two models, but the torque output is lesser.

Key Features: – 

  • Each of these sub-4m offerings looks generous and includes features that are adequate for the categories in which they fall. 
  • There are several features common in all of these compact SUVs, including LED headlamps with LED DRLs, alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple Carplay & Android Auto, auto climate control, rear AC vents, keyless entry with engine start/stop button, cruise control, multi-function steering wheel, 60:40 rear split seat, ISOFIX child seat mounts, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with a camera, etc. 
  • The Maruti Suzuki Fronx also gets a wireless smartphone charger, a heads-up display (HUD), auto-dimming IRVM, connected car tech with OTA updates support, a 360-degree camera, paddle shifters and up to 6 airbags over these aforementioned SUVs.
  • As opposed to the Magnite, the Renault SUV gets features such as a PM 2.5 AC filter, airbags, multiple driving modes, a cooled glovebox, a sliding storage console, and interior ambient lighting.
  • Maruti Suzuki Fronx and Renault Kiger also come equipped with ARKAMYS sound systems, whereas the Nissan Magnite gets a premium JBL system but as an option. Additionally, Nissan Magnite boasts connected car technology, a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and a 360-degree camera over Kiger, helping it to stand out from the competition.


Maruti Suzuki FronxYet-to-be-revealed
Renault KigerRs 5.97 – 10.79 lakh
Nissan MagniteRs 6.00 – 10.77 lakh 
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