The recently launched Kia Seltos has emerged as the highest-selling mid-size SUV in India. It has been generating a positive response from the masses due to its new-age styling, competitive pricing and a wide range of variant options. Moreover, mid-size SUVs have become a preferred choice among potential buyers primarily due to the abundant space to accommodate everything and everyone. Today, we compare the biggest contenders in this segment, the Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Kicks in terms of interior dimensions to know which one has the most to offer.
One of the many first things to consider before settling for any model is the front seats. A majority of car buyers across the world make the buying decision on the basis of their first drive experience. Under ideal seating position, the Hyundai Creta scores brownie points for ideal legroom space of 74cms, while the Seltos and the Kicks offer 70cms and 71 cms respectively. Moreover, the Creta is also a good option for passengers above the average height as it offers the maximum legroom of 88cms, while the Nissan Kicks and the Kia Seltos offer maximum space of 82cms and 85cms. Moreover, the Creta offers maximum headroom of 100cms, while the Nissan Kicks and the Kia Seltos offer maximum headroom space of 97cms and 94mm respectively. The Creta also offers marginally better backrest height of 64cms, which is particularly helpful for tall occupants.
In terms of shoulder room, the Hyundai Creta takes a back seat as it offers the least shoulder room of 129cms for the front passengers, while the Kia Seltos is the widest at 134cms. The Nissan Kicks emerges as the second best with a shoulder room of 132cms.
This is one of the most important aspects of any vehicle, particularly if you are looking for that perfect family car. Looking at the measurements, we can now tell why Kia Seltos is one of the popular choices in this segment. Among the three cars on comparison here, the Kia Seltos offers the ideal legroom of 70cms, while the Creta and the Kicks measure 69cms and 68cms respectively. With the seats pushed to the maximum point forward, the Creta offers the maximum rear legroom of 88cms, while the Kicks and the Seltos offer 84cms and 85cms respectively. Moreover, the Creta offers an impressive headroom of 97cms, while the other two are more or less similar to each other at 95cms (Kicks) and 94cms (Seltos).
In terms of shoulder room in the rear seat, the Nissan Kicks is the most spacious at 132cms, while the Seltos offers the second-best rear seat shoulder room of 126cms. The Kia Seltos misses out on the brownie points in this aspect with a shoulder room of 126cms. Like the front, the Hyundai Creta also lacks shoulder room in the rear seat as it measures 122cms.
However, the Creta offers the largest rear backrest height of 67cms and seat base length of 48cms. The Kia Seltos comes a close second with a backrest height of 60cms and a seat base length of 48cms.
In terms of boot space, the Nissan Kicks scores extra brownie points over the other two as it measures 96cms in length, 99cms in width and has a height of 51cms. The Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Creta are more or less the same with marginal differences.
All three cars have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. The Hyundai Creta is better suited for tall passengers, but it does not offer much shoulder room for healthy occupants seated in the front and the rear. The Kia Seltos offers the best shoulder room for front occupants but it misses out on the headroom as compared to the other two cars on our list. The Nissan Kicks offers the best rear seat space, which is particularly helpful with three passengers in the back, but then, it misses out on the legroom space as compared to the Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Creta. As for the boot space, the Nissan Kicks and the Hyundai Creta are marginally better as compared to Kia Seltos which only offers a slightly wider boot than the other cars.