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Mahindra XUV300 vs Tata Nexon vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Compact SUV Comparison

Mahindra XUV300 vs Tata Nexon vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Compact SUV Comparison

Snapshot: A new challenger is on its way to give a fight to Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in the sub-compact SUV segment.

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Airbags, 17-inch alloy wheels, muscular LEDs and a functional dashboard - these are very few of the things that a Rs. 10 lakh car buyer would admire in 2019. Same is the case with the three car manufacturers that are purely Indian at the core - Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra and Mahindra, and Tata Motors. With the rising demand for crossovers and compact SUVs, all three of them have something for us. There is intense competition between these three companies. If Maruti Suzuki comes up with a Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Motors has a ready response in the form of a Tata Nexon. Now, Mahindra has also jumped into the league with  Mahindra XUV300. Let us see how Tata Nexon vs Brezza vs XUV300 comparison yields us a decision.

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  • Variants and Price​

Mahindra XUV300

Mahindra XUV300 is yet to be introduced in the Indian market, though the car has been completely revealed. It has received its character from the elder sibling Mahindra XUV500. For all the fans out there, you can celebrate 15th February 2019 as the Mahindra XUV300 launch day. The car has been revealed fully in the commercials and over the web and looks as muscular as its big brother. Being based on Ssangyong Tivoli, it may look close to the donor car. However, Mahindra has changed it all around to make it look more like a fresh car. Mahindra XUV300 price will fall between Rs. 8 lakh and Rs. 11 lakh. It may get petrol and diesel options under the hood.

Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon is a subcompact crossover SUV introduced by Tata Motors in 2017. The car made its debut at the New Delhi Motor Show in 2014, but the production of the vehicle commenced at the Ranjangaon factory in July 2017 before hitting the Indian roads in September 2017. Tata Nexon comes in 11 diesel and petrol variants, respectively. The Tata Nexon price ranges between INR 6.23 Lakhs and INR 10.67 Lakhs. These are ex-showroom prices in New Delhi. The Tata Nexon on road price varies from city to city. The Nexon price in India is the lowest of all the Tata SUV cars.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The Vitara Brezza is also a subcompact crossover SUV from the Maruti Suzuki stable. The Vitara Brezza has the distinction of being the first Suzuki car designed in India. It does not have a petrol variant but nine diesel variants. The Vitara Brezza price ranges from INR 7.58 Lakhs to INR 10.55 Lakhs. The Brezza on road price will be more because of other factors like insurance, road tax, add-on facilities and so on.

The Nexon car price starts at a lower level as compared to the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza car price because of the petrol variants that are available in the Tata Nexon. On the same verge, the Mahindra XUV300 petrol price may remain below the cheapest Brezza.

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  • Features

Mahindra XUV300

Mahindra XUV300 will be the most feature-packed car out of the three. As promised by the brand, it will be carrying some first-in-class features, like 7 airbags. Unlike other Mahindra SUVs, the Mahindra XUV300 seating capacity will be adequate for 5 occupants. It will receive a sunroof as well along with other amenities like LED DRLs, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, reverse camera and parking sensors, touchscreen infotainment system, climate control system, dual tone dashboard etc. Looking at the Mahindra XUV300 specifications on paper, the 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and 1.5-liter diesel engine with 120 PS and 123 PS of power, respectively, will do their duties post launch. On the safety front, as said earlier, it will carry 7 airbags, ABS, EBD, projector headlamps, all 4 wheels with disc brakes, fog lamps, etc.

Tata Nexon

The Tata Nexon features are some of the best in the industry. The petrol variants come with the Revotron engine whereas the diesel variants use the Revotorq engine. You have a couple of models coming with the KRAZ engines as well. The engine is the USP of the Tata Nexon cars, be it the Tata Nexon XE model or the Tata Nexon XM model.

The Tata Nexon vehicles have exciting features, like floating infotainment comprising 8-speaker music system from Harman, multi-drive modes and the latest in safety measures. The high-end Tata Nexon models come with additional features like ABS, EBD, airbags, voice warnings, reminders for seat belts and low fuel, child safety locks, and much more.

There are six Tata Nexon models with automatic transmission systems. The Tata Nexon interiors are exquisite with sophisticated seats, ample legroom and state-of-the-art music systems.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

If you study the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza specifications, you will note that there are three variants of the Maruti Brezza having automatic transmission systems whereas the others have a manual transmission.

The Maruti Brezza is one of the most fuel-efficient cars as the powerful diesel engines deliver mileage performance in the range of 24.3 kmpl. The Vitara Brezza provides full value for your money because of excellent features like cruise control, projector headlamps, and safety features like dual airbags, child safety locks and ABS. The top-end versions come with additional safety measures like the anti-theft security system, important features like a double horn, and entertainment features such as Apple CarPlay and so on.  

The Maruti Vitara Brezza seats do not match up with those of the Tata Nexon.

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  • Colours

Tata Nexon and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza come in six exciting colours. Mahindra XUV300 colours haven’t been revealed yet, but it will have come with youth-oriented colours.

  • Pros and Cons

Mahindra XUV300

Mahindra is known to build some really tough and sturdy cars.


  • 7 Airbags in the top of the range variant, 2 Airbags as standard across the range

  • Longer wheelbase

  • 17-inch Diamond-Cut Alloy Wheels

  • 1.5-litre diesel engine is the most powerful in the segment

  • Dual zone climate control and Sunroof


  • Petrol engine might not come any time soon.

Tata Nexon

The customer reviews of Tata Nexon are encouraging.


  • Exquisite designing, both interior as well as exterior

  • Capable of driving at high speeds

  • Excellent ride quality and cabin fit and finish

  • Harman Kardon stereo system is fabulous

  • Sophisticated equipment

  • 4-star safety rating from Global NCAP


  • Customers have reported that the petrol version does not deliver satisfactory mileage.

  • Tata’s service is not upto the standards of other two.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The Maruti cars have a reputation for being the most fuel-efficient models.


  • Provides full value for money

  • Highly efficient motor

  • Excellent driving dynamics

  • 4-star safety rating from global NCAP

  • easy parts availability


  • The Vitara Brezza interiors are not as good as that of the Tata Nexon.

  • Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol variant does not exist.

  • Vitara Brezza looks dated now

The Nexon vs. Brezza vs. XUV300 comparison proves that these cars are perfect competitors. On one hand, Nexon is a futuristically built car, the Vitara Brezza has a sense of reliability and assurance. Nexon has a great ride quality and Brezza car has a fuel-efficient engine. Mahindra XUV300 is inspired from the bigger beast from the stable and also shares South Korean flavour underneath. It would be a tough call and consumers can go with their personal choice to choose their perfect companion. However, we recommend waiting till 15th February for the younger XUV for a better view.

  • Images

The first impression is usually the lasting one as well. Here are the Tata Nexon images, Vitara Brezza images and XUV300 images.

Tata Nexon Images

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Images

Mahindra XUV300 Images

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