The recently launched MG Astor SUV created a sensation for its competitive pricing and features. One of its greatest strengths has been the addition of Level 2 standalone technology as part of ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistant System. Here’s a comparison of the MG Astor vs Tata Nexon, to see how they stack up against each other.

Astor vs Nexon: Design and dimensions

MG Astor

MG Astor front view

 The Astor is the revamped version of the MG ZS EV with minor upgrades. But MG has given exceptional design upgrades to differentiate the SUVs. The Design elements provided by MG include a chrome studded parametric grille, sharp headlamps, etc.

Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon front view

While the revamped Tata Nexon looks a lot sharper, especially with the new, sleeker grille, which also comes with a glossy black slat that houses the Tata logo. It also gets a pair of sharp new headlights, including LED headlights and integrated LED daytime running lights. Black plastic cladding and roof rails are common in both models. 

Dimension comparison

DimensionsMG Astor 

Tata Nexon 

Length (in mm)

4,3233,993
Width (in mm)1,809

1,811

Height (in mm)

1,6501,606
Wheelbase (in mm)2,585

2,498

Ground clearance (in mm)

209
Boot Space (Litres)

350

 

From the table, It is clear that the MG Astors is comparatively big in most of the dimensional aspects. Compared to the Nexon, Astor is 30mm longer, 44mm taller and the wheelbase is 87 mm more. Both the SUVs are similar widthwise, but the ground clearance and boot space for the Astor is still not disclosed. 

Clearly, MG Astor is the Larger vehicle comparatively and we expect the cabin to be spacious with more legroom because of the larger wheelbase. 

Astor vs Nexon: Engine and transmission

The MG Astor is provided with two petrol engine options. The 1.5l VTi-TECH naturally aspirated petrol engine. It can churn out 120 bhp and 150 Nm of torque. The high-end model is powered by a 1.3l turbocharged engine and produces 163bhp and 230NM of torque. Both the variants come along with an automatic transmission, while the superior model will get DCT.

Tata Nexon features a turbocharged gasoline engine. The 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine is tuned to produce 118 bhp and 170 Nm of torque. It also has a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 108 bhp and 260 Nm of maximum torque. The gasoline engines are paired with a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission.

Features: Tech and safety

MG Astor provides a premium feel in its interior. features inside the cabin include- The 10.1-inch floating type infotainment system and a 7.0 inch fully digital instrument cluster and a personal AI assistant on the dashboard to create a complete digital experience. Other features included in the Astor are automatic climate control, panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, keyless entry and go, e- parking brake, electrically adjustable driver seat, TPMS, and up to 6 airbags, etc.

The interior elements of the Tata Nexon Facelift include- a free-standing screen at the centre, sporty flat-bottomed steering wheel, digital instrument cluster, LED DRLs, both at the front and rear.

Tata Nexon is a five-star SUV with a Global NCAP classification and is known for its high safety standards. Dual airbag, ABS with EBD, ESP, electric traction control, hydraulic brake assist, rollover damping, climb control, and ISOFIX child seat supports are all standard on all variants. 

Astor vs Nexon: Pricing

Nexon prices start from Rs 6.95 to Rs 11.20 lakh for the petrol version while MG Astor is on the expensive side. MG Astor base model has priced Rs 9.78 lakh and it goes up to 17.38 lakh for the top-end automatic variant.

Final Verdict

Tata Nexon is a brilliant car and it provides great value for money. The vehicle has a 5-star GNCAP safety rating and won’t disappoint the customers in terms of features. The MG Astor would be a better choice for customers who have a little extra money to spend on their new car. Astor brings in the complete package to the compact SUV segment when it comes to design, performance, technology, and safety.

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