The Hyundai Exter vs i20

The Hyundai Exter vs i20: A Head-to-Head Comparison

Introducing the Hyundai Exter, a rugged alternative to the Grand i10 Nios, recently launched by Hyundai. This new offering presents a value upgrade for potential buyers. However, it also brings about some confusion among customers as its prices overlap with its sibling, the Hyundai i20 hatchback. To help you make the right choice, let’s compare the two and find out which one suits your needs best.

Dimensions

MeasurementsHyundai ExterHyundai i20
Length3,815mm3,995mm
Width1,710mm1,775mm
Height1,631mm1,505mm
Wheelbase2,450mm2,580mm
Boot Space391 litres311 litres
Fuel Tank CapacityPetrol: 37
CNG: 60 (Water equivalent)
37 litres
Tyre Size & Wheel Type175/65 R15 Alloy (in top trims)195/55 R16 Alloy (in top trims)

The Hyundai i20 boasts impressive dimensions with great length, width, and a larger wheelbase, which should result in more spacious cabin accommodations. On the other hand, the Exter offers a larger boot space compared to the i20.

Engine Specifications

Hyundai ExterHyundai i20
Engine1.2-litre Petrol / Petrol-CNG1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol / 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol
No of Cylinders44 / 3
PowerPetrol: 83PS
CNG:69PS
NAPetrol: 83PS (MT), 88PS (CVT)
TurboPetrol: 120PS
TorquePetrol: 114Nm
CNG:97PS
NAPetrol: 115Nm
TurboPetrol: 172Nm
TransmissionPetrol: 5-speed manual, AMT
CNG: 5-speed manual
NAPetrol: 5-speed MT, CVT
TurboPetrol: 7-speed DCT
ClaimedMileagePetrol: 19.4 kmpl (manual), 19.2 kmpl (AMT)

CNG: 27.1 km/kg

NAPetrol: 20.35 kmpl (MT), 19.65 kmpl (CVT)
TurboPetrol: 20.28 kmpl

Both the Hyundai Exter and i20 are equipped with the same 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine. However, the i20 takes the lead in power, producing 5PS more when paired with the CVT automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the Exter delivers an identical output of 83PS with both the manual gearbox and an AMT unit.

In terms of fuel efficiency, the Hyundai i20 slightly outperforms the Exter petrol. For those prioritizing mileage, the Exter offers a CNG kit option, boasting an impressive claim of 27.1 km/kg.

For enthusiasts seeking more power, the Hyundai i20 caters to their desires with a 1-litre turbocharged petrol mill and a sportier 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Price

Hyundai ExterHyundai i20
EX – Rs 6 lakhMagna – Rs 7.46 lakh
S – Rs 7.27 lakhSportz – Rs 8.08 lakh
S AMT – Rs 7.97 lakhAsta – Rs 9.04 lakh
SX – Rs 8 lakhSportz CVT – Rs 9.11
SX (O) – Rs 8.64 lakhAsta (O)– Rs 9.77 lakh
SX AMT – Rs 8.68 lakhSportz Turbo DCT – Rs 10.16 lakh
SX (O) AMT – Rs 9.32 lakhAsta (O) CVT – 10.81 lakh
SX (O) Connect – Rs 9.32 lakhAsta (O) Turbo DCT – Rs 11.73 lakh
SX (O) Connect AMT – Rs 10 lakh

The base-spec Magna variant of the Hyundai i10 costs Rs 1.46 lakh more than the Exter’s entry-level EX variant.

Interestingly, the prices of the Hyundai Exter’s S, SX, and SX (O) Connect variants closely align with the Hyundai i20’s Magna, Sportz, and Asta (O) variants, respectively.

Hyundai Exter S vs i20 Magna

  • Price Difference:Hyundaii20 is Rs 19,000 more expensive than Exter S Manual.

Key Features: –

CommonAdditional Features In Exter SAdditional Features In i20 Magna
– Driver & passenger airbags

– ABS with EBD

– 3 Points seat belts for all seats

– Seat belt reminder for all seats

– LED DRLs

– Steel wheels with covers

– All-black interiors

– Digital instrument cluster

– Adjustable headrests

– Power windows

– Auto down function for driver’s window

– Rear AC vents

– Electrically adjustable ORVMs

– 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

– Apple Carplay & Android Auto

– Steering-mounted audio & telephony controls

– Day/night IRVM

– Side & curtain airbags

– Black AC vents

– Interior garnish with 3D pattern

– LED turn indicators on outside mirrors (AMT only)

– Painted black C pillar garnish

– Height-adjustable driver seat

– C-type fast USB charger

– Rear parcel tray

– Tyre pressure monitoring system

– Electronic stability control (AMT only)

– Hill hold assist (AMT only)

Vehicle stability management (AMT only)

– Projector fog lamps

– Automatic headlamps

– Wireless Apple Carplay & Android Auto

– Tilt & telescopic steering

– Front armrest (fixed)

– ISOFIX anchors

In conclusion, the Hyundai Exter S offers more features compared to the Hyundai i20 Magna. Additionally, its safety features are superior, making it the recommended choice. However, it is essential to note that the Exter misses out on ISOFIX anchors.

Hyundai Exter SX vs i20 Sportz1.2

  • Price Difference:Hyundaii20 Sportz (non-turbo) is Rs 8,000 more expensive than Exter SX Manual.

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CommonAdditional Features In Exter SXAdditional Features In i20 Sportz
– Tyre pressure monitoring system

– Driver & passenger airbags

– ABS with EBD

– Rear camera

– Day/night IRVM

– 3-point seat belt for all with belt reminder

– Projector headlamps

– LED DRLs

– Turn indicators on side mirrors

– Tilt steering

– Electric adjustable & folding ORVMs

– Rear parcel tray

– Rear defogger

– ISOFIX anchors

– Height-adjustable driver’s seat

– 8-inch touchscreen infotainment

– Apple Carplay & Android Auto

– Steering-mounted controls

– Cruise control

– Digital instrument cluster

– Power windows

– Auto down function for driver’s window

– Auto AC

– Rear AC vents

– Black roof rails

– Black rear spoiler (petrol only)

– Painted black C pillar garnish

– 15-inch dual-tone steel wheels, diamond-cut alloy wheels (in dual-tone version only)

– B pillar & window line black-out tape

– Fabric + leather seat

– Single-pane Electric Sunroof

– C-type fast USB charger

– Electronic stability control (ESC)

– Hill Start Assist (HSA)

– Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

– Side & curtain airbags

– 16-inch styled steel wheels

– Automatic headlamps

– Projector fog lamps

– Glovebox cooling

– Telescopic steering

– Wireless Apple Carplay & Android Auto

– Front armrest

Hyundai Exter SX (O) Connect vs i20 Asta (O)

The Hyundai i20 Asta Opt (non-turbo) comes with a price difference of Rs 45,000 more compared to the Exter SX (O) Connect manual variant.

CommonAdditional Features in Exter SX (O) ConnectAdditional Features in Asta (O)
– Six airbags

– Tyre pressure monitor

– 3-point seat belts for all seats with reminders

– ABS with EBD

– Electronic stability control (ESC)

-Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)

– Hill Start Assist (HSA)

– ISOFIX anchors

– Rear camera

– Smart keyless entry with push button start

– Electric Sunroof

– Rear defogger, wiper & washer

– Auto headlamps

– LED DRLs

– Alloy Wheels

– Height-adjustable driver’s seat

– Digital instrument cluster

– Touchscreen infotainment system

– Apple Carplay & Android Auto

– Connected car tech

– Adjustable headrests

– Front & rear power outlets

– Cruise control

– Wireless smartphone charger

– Cooled glovebox

– Tilt-adjustable multi-function steering wheel

– Auto up-down driver-side window

– Auto AC

– Rear AC vents

– Ambient lighting

– Rear parcel tray

– Dual dash camera

– C-type charging port

– Leather+fabric seats

– Paddle shifters (AMT only)

– Bigger alloys (16-inch)

– Cornering lamps

– LED projector headlamps

– Front fog lamps

– Front sliding armrest

– Bigger touchscreen infotainment (10.25-inch)

– BOSE premium sound system

– Air purifier

– Telescopic adjustment for steering

– Leather seats (Turbo only)

– Puddle lamps

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