find out who takes the best

find out who takes the best

Citroën C4 Cactus X-SERIES and Nissan Kicks (Photo: Publicity/Citroën and Nissan)

The Brazilian market has compact SUV options for all tastes. Among these options, Citroen C4 Cactus it is Nissan Kicks seen as an alternative to the best-selling models. These two cars have a bold design and an impressive equipment list. But what is the best SUV that costs up to R $ 120 thousand?

Citroen C4 Cactus
Are you looking for an SUV that costs up to R$ 120 thousand? See a comparison between the Citroën C4 Cactus X-SERIES and the Nissan Kicks (Photo: Solutions / Citroën)

Which is the best SUV that costs up to R$ 120 thousand: Citroën C4 Cactus or Nissan Kicks?

Both models have versions with automatic transmission and cost less than R$120,000. O Citroën C4 Cactus X-SERIES it costs out BRL 118,990. At the same time, the Nissan Kicks 1.6 meaning CVT cost out BRL 119,190. As for sales, the example of the French automaker collects 10,618 units were sold in the year.

Citroën C4 Cactus X-SERIES (Photo: Advertising/Citroën)

At the same time, the car of the Japanese company has already had it 17,087 units sold so far. Both types emerged in the last decade. O C4 Cactus was launched in the national territory in the year of 2018. according to PF1 platformThe style has always stood for its future lines.


THE X-SERIES version adds some features that make the style more sporty. One of the important things is color. Craft ash. At the same time, the roof drawn black color. In addition, the car description of fog lights, from the air pipe and from other areas within copper color Ocher. The owner can still get it X-SERIES monogram.

Citroen C4 Cactus
Nissan Kicks (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

This item can be found on the front doors, trunk and seats. On the other side of the “ring” is kicks. Produced in the city of Resende-RJ, the model was officially presented in 2016. Last year, the model was renewed which left the model more in line with the rest of the line.

Nissan Kicks (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

Focus on “Double V-Motion” grid.. part of the version 1.6 Sense CVT has details and chrome finish. Also important are electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, a longitudinal roof rack painted in silver, 16-inch alloy wheels (tires 205/60 R16) and others.

A set of machines and applications

Citroën C4 Cactus X-SERIES (Photo: Advertising/Citroën)

Both cars have a 1.6 liter engine. O Citroën C4 Cactus X-SERIES equipped with an engine 1.6 VTi 16V Flex. This thruster can produce a maximum power of 118 hp and maximum torque 16.1 kgfm. THE streaming it is six-speed automatic.

already Nissan Kicks 1.6 Sense CVT it has an engine under the hood 1.6 CVVTCS Flexwhich can provide high power of 113 hp and maximum torque 15.3 kgfm. The engine is connected to the transmission automatic CVT type (X-TRONIC). In this regard, the French model has an advantage.

Now, if we think about the usage, Kicks wins. See below the numbers of the two models (data from Inmetro).

Citroen C4 Cactus

  • City = 11.2 km/l (petrol) and 7.7 km/l (ethanol)
  • Road = 12.7 km/l (petrol) and 8.9 km/l (ethanol)

Nissan Kicks

  • City = 11.4 km/l (petrol) and 7.8 km/l (ethanol)
  • Road = 13.9 km/l (petrol) and 9.6 km/l (ethanol)


Nissan Kicks (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

These two SUVs have good interior space. the car Nissan it has a longer wheelbase, but the difference is small: 2,620 mm from Mateka against 2,600 mm from the C4 Cactus. On the other hand, cars are different when it comes to the trunk: the kicks have room for 432 liters and the one of C4 Cactus to be able to 320 liters.

Check the car specifications:

  • Citroen C4 Cactus = length 4,170 mm, width 1,979 mm (with mirrors) and height 1,534 mm
  • Nissan Kicks = 4,310 mm long, 1,760 mm wide and 1,610 mm tall

Equipment list

Citroën C4 Cactus X-SERIES (Photo: Advertising/Citroën)

O Citroën C4 Cactus X-SERIES comes standard with dual airbags, alarm, signature LED light (DRL), dynamic stability control, Hill Assist, digital air conditioning, reversing camera, on-board computer, height-adjustable steering wheel, center seven-inch multimedia, leather-wrapped steering wheel. wheel and more.

It is also possible to feature 16-inch alloy wheels, 2 speakers, 2 tweeters, ISOFIX, fog lights and more.

Nissan Kicks (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

At the same time, the Nissan Kicks 1.6 Sense CVT leaves the factory with a system for opening and closing the doors by means of remote control, climate control, driver’s seat with height adjustment, front seats with Zero Gravity technology, follow the home system, steering wheel with polyurethane finish and among others .

The car also has six airbags, alarm, rear parking camera, traction and stability control, ABS brakes, autopilot, seven-inch multimedia center and others.


Citroen C4 Cactus
Nissan Kicks (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

So, here we have two compact SUVs that can be good alternatives to the best-selling SUVs. both C4 Cactus how much kicks They have an impressive equipment package, for example. However, the best option for up to R$120,000 is a Nissan car because of the interior space and utility.

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Pedro Giordan

Pedro GiordanJournalist graduated from the Methodist University of São Paulo in 2017. Editor of Garage360 since 2021, where since then he has gathered experience and research on the automotive industry. Previously, he worked in journalism, press relations, a football blog and a sports website.