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Honda Elevate vs 2023 Tata Nexon Facelift: Which Car Should You Buy?

The compact and mid-size SUV segments have recently witnessed two prominent launches in the form of the Tata Nexon Facelift and Honda Elevate, respectively. The Elevate is Honda’s all-new product that shares its underpinnings and powertrain with the City sedan. The Japanese carmaker has priced it so competitively that its prices overlap with various variants of the Tata Nexon, which is a segment-below car. This might create confusion among buyers. So, in this comparison, we will assess both of these offerings to assist buyers in making an informed decision.


Honda Elevate
2023 Tata Nexon Facelift
SV: Rs 10.99 lakh (MT)Smart: Rs 8.10-9.70 lakh (MT)
V: Rs 12.11 lakh (MT), Rs 13.21 lakh (CVT)Pure: Rs 9.70-10.20 lakh (MT)Pure: Rs 11-11.50 lakh (MT)
VX: Rs 13.50 lakh (MT), Rs 14.60 lakh (CVT)Creative: Rs 11-12.20 lakh (MT), Rs 11.70-12.90 lakh (AMT), Rs 12.20-13.40 lakh (DCT)Creative: Rs 12.40-13.60 lakh (MT), Rs 13-14.30 lakh (AMT)
ZX: Rs 14.90 lakh (MT), Rs 16 lakh (CVT)Fearless: Rs 12.50-13.50 lakh (MT), Rs 13.70 -14.70 lakh (DCT)Fearless: Rs 13.90-14.90 lakh (MT), Rs 14.60-15.50 lakh (AMT)
Honda Elevate vs 2023 Tata Nexon Facelift: Price Comparison

The base price of the upgraded Tata Nexon is nearly Rs 2.89 lakh less than the Honda Elevate. However, the prices of Elevate’s VX and ZX variants are very close to Nexon’s Creative and Fearless variants. In fact, the pricing of Nexon’s Fearless diesel-manual variant is exactly identical to that of the Elevate ZX-manual trim.

New 2023 Tata Nexon Facelift Drive Impressions | Petrol & Diesel | Gagan Choudhary


Honda ElevateTata Nexon Facelift
Length4312 mm3,995 mm
Width1790 mm1,804 mm
Height1650 mm1,620 mm
Wheelbase2650 mm2498 mm
Ground Clearance220 mm208 mm
Boot Space458 litres382 litres
Wheels17-inch alloys16 inch alloys
Honda Elevate vs 2023 Tata Nexon Facelift: Dimensions Comparison

Being a car of the upper segment, the Honda Elevate surpasses the Nexon in every aspect, save for the width. This provides Elevate with a more appealing road presence.

Powertrain and Performance

ParametersHonda ElevateTata Nexon Facelift
Engine1.5-litre Naturally Aspirated Petrol1.2-litre Turbo-Petrol / 1.5-litre Turbo-Diesel
No of Cylinders4Petrol: 3
Diesel: 4
Max Power121PSPetrol:120PS
Diesel: 115PS
Max Torque145NmPetrol: 170Nm
Diesel: 260Nm
Transmission6-speed manual / CVTPetrol: 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed AMT, and 7-speed DCT
Diesel: 6-speed manual, 6-speed AMT
Claimed Mileage15.31 kmpl (manual), 16.92 kmpl (CVT)Petrol: 17.44 kmpl (manual), 17.18 kmpl (AMT), 17.01 kmpl (DCT)
Diesel: 23.23 kmpl (manual), 24.08 kmpl (AMT)
Honda Elevate vs 2023 Tata Nexon Facelift: Specifications Comparison

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  • While the Nexon comes with both petrol and diesel engines, the Elevate only gets a petrol mill.
  • Indeed, the power output of the more compact Nexon’s 3-cylinder unit is nearly identical to that of the Elevate, but it isn’t very exciting to drive. It also has NVH issues. However, there’s ample torque so that you don’t have to shift frequently in city traffic and hilly sections. What’s more interesting is that it comes with as many as four transmission options, including the new DCT automatic, offering performance equivalent to the Hyundai Venue’s DCT version.
  • Speaking of the Honda Elevate, its 1.5-litre engine feels smooth and relaxed but doesn’t offer a thrilling driving experience. It handles city driving well, but when navigating hilly terrain and overtaking, you need to plan your gear shifts carefully. However, the CVT makes the driving experience slightly better.
  • When it comes to the Nexon diesel, it is the most fuel-efficient offering here. However, the engine is noisy, but its healthy torque output makes it feel fairly effortless.

Features Comparison

honda elevate vs tata nexon which is better
Honda ElevateTata Nexon Facelift
LED Projector Headlamps
Auto Headlamps
Rain-Sensing Wipers
Cruise Control
Auto AC
Rear AC Vents
Wireless Charger
Height-Adjustable Driver’s Seat
Height-Adjustable Co-Driver’s Seat
Ventilated Front Seats
(Available as an accessory)
Rear-View Camera
360-degree Camera
Lane Watch Camera
Paddle Shifters✅ (CVT only)✅ (AMT/DCT only)
Remote Engine Start✅ (CVT only)✅ (AMT/DCT only)
Multi-Driving Modes
Instrument Cluster TypeAnalog with a 7.0-inch TFT display10.25-inch Digital Instrument Cluster
Touchscreen Infotainment10.25-inch10.25-inch
Apple CarPlay and Android AutoWirelessWireless
Connected Car Tech
No of Speakers8-Speakers8 JBL Speakers + Subwoofer (limited to AMT/DCT variants)
Keyless Entry with Push Button Start
Electric SunroofSingle-PaneSingle-Pane
60:40 Split Rear Seat
Adjustable Headrests
No of airbags66 (standard)
Parking SensorsRearFront + Rear
Traction Control
Hill Assist
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
ADAS✅ (Camera-based ADAS suite; gets lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, auto high beam assist, road departure mitigation, etc.)
Honda Elevate vs 2023 Tata Nexon Facelift: Features Comparison

As seen in the table above, the Nexon packs more creature comforts than the Elevate. However, the Honda SUV has the advantage of the ADAS suite.

Honda Elevate price comparison

Which SUV You Should Buy?

  • Buy the Honda Elevate if you have low monthly mileage and prioritise reliability and a commanding road presence.
  • Opt for the Tata Nexon, especially its diesel version, if you have high monthly running, prioritise full efficiency, and desire more creature comforts.

Also Read: Honda Elevate V vs. Maruti Brezza ZXi+: Which SUV Should You Buy?


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