The Hyundai Grand i10 and the Xcent are within touching distance of each other when it comes to pricing. You may already know that the Xcent is the sedan version of the Grand i10 and that both cars share the same platform too. As a result, both have an identical width and height. Being a sedan, the Xcent is obviously the longer one. But does that mean it’s more spacious than its hatchback sibling? If yes, by how much? Let’s find out.
(Pictured: Grand i10)
Cabin Width: Identical or not?
No. While both the cars are equally wide on the outside, the Xcent has the wider cabin. It’s front cabin width and front seats are wider than the hatchback’s by 90mm and 20mm, respectively. At the rear, the Xcent offers 110mm of extra shoulder room over the Grand i10. Rear passengers will also find a slightly wider seat, which means there’s some more seating space for the third passenger.
(pictured: Hyundai Xcent)
The roofline of both vehicles are similar and drops slightly towards the rear. If you measure the two from the outside, both cars are equal in height. But on the inside, the Xcent trumps the Grand i10 by a huge margin when it comes to headroom for the driver and front passenger. The sedan offers better rear headroom too, albeit marginally.
Readers’ note: Minimum headroom at the front is measured with the driver’s seat set at the highest level of vertical adjustment.
Legroom - Xcent should be the obvious winner, no?
The Hyundai Xcent takes another victory as it offers more space at the front to stretch your legs. And that is despite the front seat base length of the Xcent being longer by 20mm, which should translate to better under-thigh support as well.
However, if the front passenger seat is slid all the way back, the Grand i10 offers a little more knee room than the sedan. However, it’s worth noting that although the Grand i10 offers 30mm more minimum knee room, the Xcent offers 30mm more maximum front legroom. So if the Xcent’s front seat is slid 30mm ahead, it would still offer the same legroom for the front passenger and the same knee room for the rear passenger as the Grand i10.
Considering the fact that the Grand i10’s rear seat base length is smaller than the Xcent’s , it’s clear that the sedan is overall the better car here when it comes to the roominess of the cabin.
The Hyundai Xcent offers a more spacious cabin experience and will be much better as a family car.
The Xcent is better in terms of shoulder space, be it at the front or at the rear. Seating three abreast will be a slightly better experience on the rear bench of the sedan than the hatchback.
Headroom in the Xcent is also better at the front and rear.