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Tata Nexon owner explains why he bought it over Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300 & Ford EcoSport

Tata Nexon is the first five-star safety rated, made-in-India SUV and there are many who choose it over the competitors. Well, there can be many reasons for choosing Nexon over the other vehicles in the segment. This Tata Nexon owner explains the exact reasons on why he chose the vehicle over the likes of Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport.

The owner starts by giving reasons to choose the Nexon over the Sonet first. He says that for the budget that he decided to buy a new car, Sonet offered only IMT while the Nexon offers AMT. The owner preferred AMT over the IMT. He also said that Kia offers smaller tyres compared to the Nexon.

The owner also explains that the Sonet’s music system in the lower variant is not as good as the Nexon’s. Lastly, he says that the service centre network of Kia is not as expansive as Tata and if he ever needs to go out anywhere, he will not be able to find the service centres in smaller towns.

The owner also adds that he preferred the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol over the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol of the Sonet. He also compared the rear space of the Nexon and the Sonet and said that the Nexon offers bigger space. Coming to the price, he said that the Nexon seems to be much more value for money as he was not getting the sunroof in the variant that he was in his budget.

The second comparison he did with the EcoSport. He started by saying that the automatic version of the EcoSport is available for about Rs 14 lakh, which makes it too expensive. He also mentions that the EcoSport is rated four stars in safety and says that since the spare wheel is mounted in the tailgate of the EcoSport, it sometimes creates problems while climbing the mountains or steep inclines.

The owner added that he found the cabin to be claustrophobic and limited space in the rear seats. The owner says that the EcoSport’s cabin feels outdated since it has been the same for years. However, he appreciated the ride quality of the car and also the service. However, he rejected the vehicle because of the price.

Coming to the Venue, he says that he did not like the rear look of the vehicle. He also says that he did not like the looks of the WR-V since it looks like a muscular version of the Jazz. He did not consider the Venue and the WR-V at all. The owner says that the XUV300 seems much better than the Tata Nexon and it is also safer than the Nexon. However, he did not like the boot space of the vehicle.

Coming to the Nexon, he says that Tata offers all the safety features starting from the base variant. Also, he said that the Nexon is extremely value-for-money and loves the well-balanced features of the Nexon.