The Nissan Sunny was once one of the stalwarts of the mid-size executive sedan segment but due to stiff competition that changed but now there is a new one. In this article, we put Sunny 2014 against one of the best cars of the two respective segments, Toyota Etios and Honda City. Read on.
Sunny retains its both 1.5L petrol and diesel units which churns out a maximum power of 98bhp and 85 bhp respectively. These engines come mated with a five speed manual gearbox with petrol unit available with an optional CVT transmission. The petrol engine of City is also on offer with a five-speed automatic transmission and five speed manual gearbox.
City comes equipped with two 1.5L petrol and diesel units each of them producing 117bhp and 99bhp respectively. The diesel engine is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox. City diesel is the only car in this trio which uses a six-speed transmission as the 1.4L diesel engine of Etios also comes mated with a five-speed manual gearbox similar to its petrol version. Technically, its the least power diesel engine here with a power output of 68bhp. However, the 1.5L petrol unit of Etios pumps out a healthy power output of 88bhp.
All these cars are extremely spacious from inside and offers ample amount of boot space for your long journeys. Etios has the largest boot capacity of 595 litres followed by City with 510 litres and Sunny with 490litres.
The rear legroom is what has made Sunny so popular in India and it surely is one of the most spacious car in its class. The top variants of these cars come equipped with 2-Din music system with steering mounted controls, Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted controls. Electrically adjustable side mirrors integrated with indicators, dual front airbags with ABS and EBD are some of the key features which you will find in these cars.
Sunny and City also features touchscreen system with display for rear parking camera, automatic climate control,push button start and these both come standard with Driver side airbag. City offers the most premium features including electric sunroof, bigger touchscreen system with three different camera views, rear a.c vents, cruise control and leather upholstery.
All three cars are big on space inside and offers practical features. Moreover these are powered by 1.5L engines which are quite agile, dynamic, efficient and easy on pocket in comparison to bigger 1.6L engines. City is the most expensive out of these three which not to forget is also the most powerful and feature rich car. The Etios is a spacious, practical choice too but as a car to be driven around in, the updated Sunny makes for a fantastic choice plus it is also good value.