Honda City, Nissan Kicks or Maruti S-Cross: Which to buy?

    With a wide number of options under a budget of Rs 12 lakh, it really depends on what your usage is going to be. Here's what would be our pick.

    Published On Dec 13, 2021 08:14:00 PM



    I have a budget of Rs 12 lakh and I am in the market for a new car that is safe, reliable, easy to maintain and comfortable for a family. I have shortlisted the Honda City 4th Gen V MT, Maruti S-Cross Zeta and Nissan Kicks 1.5 XV. Kindly suggest a car that satisfies my needs.

    Muralikrishna, Chennai

    It really depends on what your usage is. If you are mainly driving in the city, then the Honda City is the best as it is user-friendly. It has light controls, a responsive engine and is easy to maneuver. Also, in terms of comfort, it is the best, thanks to a spacious cabin with plush seats. The City is a proven car so you don’t have to worry about reliability.

    The S-Cross is a very underrated car and while it doesn’t have the same punchy performance as the City or the Kicks, it is very practical, thanks to a tough suspension, lots of space and good reliability. Like most Marutis, it is very easy to service too.

    The Kicks is the one to have if you drive on rough roads regularly. The beefy suspension can absorb bumps and potholes far better than the other two and the 1.3-litre turbo-petrol unit has great performance. However, the Kicks feels a bit dated now and doesn’t have the same plush feel of the City.

    Also See:

    2017 Honda City facelift review, test drive

    2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol review, test drive

    Nissan Kicks 1.3 Turbo CVT review, test drive

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