Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza


Maruti will launch the Ignis micro-SUV in India around the end of this year. With India’s love for SUVs at an all-time high, Maruti is sure to benefit from it. As they did in the Vitara Brezza‘s case, which has become a runaway success for MSIL. Although the only direct rival to the Ignis we can think of will be the Mahindra KUV100, mid-level and top-level trims might find themselves competing with the entry-level trims of the Brezza. In this post, we will compare the two small SUVs based on price, specifications, mileage, dimensions and more. Read our Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza comparison for more.

Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Comparison Price, Specifications

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Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Price Comparison

If our estimates are anything to go by, the mid and top level trim of the Ignis will be comparable in terms of price to the Brezza’s entry and mid level variants. In relative terms, the Brezza is more of an SUV than the Ignis. However, opting for a top-end trim of the Ignis will mean more premium features. Conversely, opting for entry and mid level trims of the Brezza will mean a bigger car and more space. Also, the Ignis will come with a petrol engine as well that will be much cheaper with pricing in the INR 5 – 6.5 lacs range.

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Maruti Ignis* Maruti Vitara Brezza^
Maruti Ignis Sigma INR 6.00 lacs LDi INR 6.99 lacs
Maruti Ignis Delta INR 6.55 lacs LDi (O) INR 7.12 lacs
Maruti Ignis Zeta INR 7.25 lacs VDi INR 7.62 lacs
Maruti Ignis Alpha INR 7.79 lacs VDi(O) INR 7.75 lacs
ZDi INR 8.55 lacs
ZDi + INR 9.54 lacs

*estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

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Maruti Vitara Brezza start at INR 6.99 lacs

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Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Specifications Comparison

 Specs Maruti Ignis Maruti Vitara Brezza
Length x Width x Height 3693 x 1709 x 1566 mm 3995 x 1790 x 1640 mm
Wheelbase 2438 mm 2500 mm
Kerb Weight -NA- 1195 kg
Wheel Type and Size -NA- 16 inch alloys
Boot Space -NA- 328 L
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel 1.3 L Diesel
Power 75 bhp 89 bhp
Torque 190 Nm 200 Nm
Top Speed -NA- -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Mileage 25 kpl (estimated) 24.3 kpl (claimed)
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic climate control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Yes (2-DIN) Yes (Touchscreen)
Airbags Yes (2) Yes (2)
ABS Yes Yes

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Diesel variants of both cars will come with the 1.3 L Multijet engine. However, the Ignis’ power and torque outputs will be similar to that of the Swift’s. This means the Vitara Brezza will be more powerful and will boast a higher torque output. A 5-speed manual gearbox will be handling will be handling transmission duties in both cases. As we mentioned earlier, the Vitara Brezza will be longer and wider than the Ignis and hence, will have more interior space and boot space. Maruti does not offer the Brezza with a petrol engine yet. So, if it’s a petrol car you’re looking for, you’ll have to settle for either the Ignis or something else.

Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Comparison Price, Specifications new suv launches at auto expo 2016
Maruti Ignis will be smaller and less powerful

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Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Mileage Comparison

  Maruti Ignis Maruti Vitara Brezza
Diesel 25 kpl (est.) 24.3 kpl
Petrol 20 kpl (est.)

Maruti is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 24.3 kpl for the Vitara Brezza. We’re expecting the Ignis to return an overall claimed mileage of 25 kpl. If the Ignis gets SHVS technology or mild hybrid tech then that figure could go up to around 28 kpl.

Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Features

Maruti will be selling the Ignis through the Nexa dealership network meant for their premium models. This means the micro-SUV will come with all the bells and whistles. Highlights will include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more. All the aforementioned features are also part of the Vitara Brezza’s equipment list. Again, it will come down to how much you are willing to pay. For instance, with a budget of around 8 lacs, you will either get a fully loaded Ignis or a mid-level Vitara Brezza. The former will be more feature loaded.

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Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza – Dimensions Comparison

The Ignis is a sub-4 metre compact SUV. In terms of dimensions, it is 3,693 mm long, 1,709 mm wide and 1,566 mm tall. The Ignis has a wheelbase of 2,438 mm. The Vitara Brezza is also a sub-4 metre SUV. However, it is 3,995 mm long, 1,790 mm wide and 1,640 mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2,500 mm. Hence, the Vitara Brezza is dimensionally bigger than the Ignis. It is almost 300 mm longer, 81 mm wider and is 44 mm taller too. The Ignis has a ground clearanc eof 180 mm but the Brezza gets 198 mm. Ignis has a boot space of 258-litres but the Brezza has a boot space of 328-litres.

Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza– Dimension Comparison

Parameter Maruti Ignis Maruti Vitara Brezza
Length 3,693 mm 3,995 mm
Width 1,709 mm 1,790 mm
Height 1,566 mm 1,640 mm
Wheelbase 2,438 mm 2,500 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm 198 mm

Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Design Comparison

If the model that was present at the Auto Expo is anything to go by, the Ignis will definitely be a looker. Some of the highlights include – the big, chrome lined grille up front, which also houses the headlamps. LED daytime running lights, steeply raked rear windshield and more. Add to that SUV-like design elements and you get a smart blend of hatchback and SUV. While the overall look of the Vitara Brezza is certain to please almost everyone, there isn’t much that makes it stand out from the crowd. Maruti designers have clearly played it safe in this case.


On the inside, it’s pretty much the same story. The Ignis gets a very cool dashboard design different from anything we’ve seen from Maruti. While the Vitara Brezza features a functional, but a slightly bland dashboard. We’re not sure what colour scheme the Ignis will employ for the India-spec model. It is possible that the mini-SUV gets a dual tone dash with body coloured highlights.

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Maruti Ignis vs Vitara Brezza Comparison – Verdict

This will not be the first occurrence of cannibalism within the ranks of Maruti Suzuki. The Baleno took away a huge chunk of Swift sales. But that’s because of a greater price overlap than we’re expecting in the Ignis’ and Vitara Brezza’s case. At the end of the day, a lot will depend on the pricing of the Ignis. That’s why we will have to wait till it is launched for a more conclusive verdict.

  • Price – There will be a price overlap between the mid and top level trims of the Ignis and entry and mid level trims of the Vitara Brezza. Petrol variants of the Ignis will be much cheaper.
  • Specifications – Both cars are powered by 1.3 L diesel engines. However, the Vitara Brezza boasts more power and torque. It will also be more spacious. Petrol Ignis will get an automatic engine option.
  • Features – Both cars will offer an identical list of features. We’re not expecting any significant omissions from Maruti in the case of the Ignis.
  • Design – The Ignis will be smaller, but definitely a more eye-catching design than the Vitara Brezza. Maruti seems to have played it safe with the interior and exterior styling of the Brezza.

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  1. The existing wagon r has got comfortable backseat both all round visibility and knee room. The only thing that was not good in it was it’s ground clearance and a maybe 15cm extra width would have been generous. Also the height was very high, boxy shape giving it much of a body roll in corners and no diesel engine. The IGNIS solves all these problems and incorporates all latest features. It’s going to be a runaway hit. But for it to happen the NVH levels inside the cabin has to be low.