Maruti Suzuki first launched the Vitara Brezza compact SUV in 2016 and since then it has been the most desirable product in its segment. To give the competition to the model, Tata Motors came with an entrant, Nexon. With its advances on the product, Tata launched the automatic version of the Nexon, which is available in both petrol and diesel options and Maruti Suzuki is always ready with its wild card introducing the automatic version of the model and is offered in diesel option only.
Exterior and Dimension
The Vitara Brezza gets some subtle changes to its exterior such as a front chrome grille, back door chrome garnish and new glossy black finished alloy wheels. Looking at both the models, the Brezza gives a greater feeling of being an SUV, however, it’s the Nexon that offers a good clearance of 209mm, which best in its segment. Nexon is just 1mm shorter than the Brezza, but doesn’t make any difference. However, Nexon is wider with 1811 mm than its counterpart that has a width of 1640mm.
|Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT||Tata Nexon AMT|
|Length||3995 mm||3994 mm|
|Width||1790 mm||1811 mm|
|Height||1640 mm||1607 mm|
|Wheelbase||2500 mm||2498 mm|
|Kerb Weight||1195 kg||1305 kg|
|Ground Clearance||198 mm||209 mm|
Nexon’s 1.5-litre diesel engine makes 108bhp at 3,750rpm and 260Nm of torque at 1,500-2,750rpm and Brezza’s 1.3 on the other hand, produces 89bhp at 4,000rpm and 200Nm at 1,750rpm. Now this clearly sounds that the Nexon is high on power output figures and, especially, when talking of the torque value. Both the models are offered with AMT, where Maruti call it Auto Gear Shift (AGS), which is a 5-speed automated-manual transmission. Tata Motors has named its 6-speed AMT as a ‘Hyprdrive Self-Shift Gears (S-SG)’, giving an edge for better flexibility. The Hyprdrive also offers three different Drive - Eco, City and Sport. The mileage of both the model goes neck in neck, Maruti Vitara Brezza returns a mileage of 24.29 kmpl, Nexon is close enough with 23.97 kmpl.
|Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT||Tata Nexon AMT|
|Engine||1.3 Litre Diesel||1.5 Litre Diesel|
|Power||90 PS||110 PS|
|Torque||200 Nm||260 Nm|
|Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)||24.29 kmpl||23.97 kmpl|
Cabin and Features
Maruti Vitara Brezza’s interiors have been refreshed with an all-black colour scheme and complementing accents. In both models, the rear-seat passengers are well catered but there are some clear differences too. While the rear section of the Brezza’s cabin feels airier and offers more width to seat three, while the thigh support is about average and the middle-seat backrest is a bit firm. Whereas in the Nexon, the rear seat sits lower and won’t give good view due small glass area. On the Nexon, the outer seats are contoured makes them really comfortable and moreover a middle passenger will find the comfort better here, despite lesser shoulder room. That is sure not done from Maruti, as Brezza also has an edge in practicality, with dual gloveboxes, a larger centre storage bay and more space for items. What's also good about the Nexon is that is has a larger boot of 350 litres compared to Brezza’s 328 litres.
In terms of features in the refreshed Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, it comes loaded with new safety features comprising ISOFIX child restraint system, high speed warning alert, dual air bags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and front seat belt pre-tensioners and force limiters. These features have now been made standard across all variants.
Whereas, the Nexon comes with features like Smart Hill Assist and Crawl function, Smart Hill Assist that prevents the car from rolling-back on uphill drives during bumper-to-bumper traffic, crawl function comes into play during slow moving traffic by helping the car move ahead without pressing the accelerator. And the most interesting of all is the wearable PEPS Key, which will allow you to wear their car key smartly as a wristband and enjoy hassle-free access and ignition of the vehicle. For safety, the SUV provides standard safety features like dual frontal airbags and ABS with electronic brake-force distribution in all wheels, to ensure peace of mind while enjoying a spirited drive.
Value for Money
Maruti Suzuki has always been known for its after-sales backup where Tata still got a lot of work to do on that. Vitara Brezza ZDi+ Dual Tone AGS is priced at Rs 10.49 lakh and as a product is good proposition, but the Nexon is a better option when it comes to power and torque figures, interior comfort, though it is Rs 21,000 pricier than its counterpart at Rs 10.49 lakh (All Prices,Ex showroom).
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