Tata Nexon launch is drawing close. Tata‘s entry in the compact SUV segment has been able to generate quite a buzz even before launch. However, Tata will have to contend with Maruti Suzuki in the compact SUV space with the Nexon. That’s right! The Vitara Brezza will be one of Nexon’s chief rivals. Hence, a comparison between the two is inevitable. So, we thought why not compare the two cars and see how they fare against each other. Here’s our Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza comparison for you to see how the two cars compare against each other.
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Price Comparison
|Tata Nexon Price (estimated)*||₹ 6.50 lakh – 10.50 lakh|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza Price*||₹ 7.23 lakh – 9.69 lakh|
*all prices ex-showroom Delhi
The Nexon’s pricing is expected to be quite competitive. So, a low starting price cannot be ruled out. However, Maruti Suzuki prices its products quite competitively. So, it is likely that the Nexon’s lead will vanish once you compare the prices of top trims of both. Dpo note that there is nothing concrete on Tata Nexon’s price yet. So, final story may turn out to be different than what you can picture here.
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Specifications Comparison
|Specifications||Tata Nexon||Maruti Vitara Brezza|
|Engine||1.5-litre turbo diesel||1.3-litre DDiS 200 turbo diesel|
|Transmission||5-speed MT; AMT (optional)||5-speed MT|
The Nexon will come with both petrol and diesel engines. However, the Vitara Brezza is available with a diesel engine only. Hence, we can only compare the diesel engines of both cars. The Nexon is likely to get a 1.5-litre RevoTorq turbo diesel engine with higher power and torque outputs than Vitara Brezza. It is also likely to get an AMT transmission option, which the Vitara Brezza lacks. In our Vitara Brezza review, we found the engine’s manners to be nice. That’s one area where Nexon has to be better than Vitara Brezza.
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Mileage Comparison
|Tata Nexon||24 KMPL (estimated)|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza||24.3 KMPL (ARAI)|
The Vitara Brezza’s fuel economy of 24.3 KMPL is quite good. So, we expect the Nexon to offer mileage in the same range a the Vitara Brezza. However, to do so, Tata may equip the Nexon with various drive modes. Still, when comparing the two cars, since the Nexon’s mileage is an expected figure, the Vitara Brezza’s mileage is tough to beat.
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Dimensions
|Dimensions||Tata Nexon||Maruti Vitara Brezza|
Both cars offer almost the same wheelbase measurement. After all, both cars’ length are same. While the Tata Nexon offers 21mm more elbow room, the Vitara Brezza offers 33mm more headroom. So, both cars compare against each other rather closely. What you have to choose is either more elbow room in Nexon or more headroom in Vitara Brezza.
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Features
|Tata Nexon||Maruti Vitara Brezza|
|Black-grey interior||Apple CarPlay|
|8-speaker audio system by Harman Kardon||6-speaker audio system|
|Dual airbags+ABS and EBD||Upper glove box|
|Projector headlamps with LED DRLs||Dual airbags+ABS and EBD|
|LED taillights||Auto A/c|
|Auto A/c||Black-grey interior|
This list is just an indication of the features both cars come packed with. However, in the case of Nexon, there is no clarity on what features it will offer. However, to outdo its competitors, Vitara Brezza included, it will have to offer the features mentioned above plus more. We will update this bit when the car finally comes to India.
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Exterior Design Comparison
Tata has revealed the Nexon internationally and boy, does it look great! It wowed the audience at the 2016 Auto Expo where it debuted as a concept. The best part about this car’s design is that is cohesive. Each bit comes together quite nicely, be it the grille merging into the headlamps. The bulging wheel arches do give it a muscular character which feels adequate. The rear end looks neat and there is a chrome strip running across the width of the car. All-in-all, a nicely executed design is what the Nexon carries.
The Vitara Brezza feels more SUV-esque than sedan-like. The front end looks quite brawny with narrow headlamps and grille but a big air inlet in the centre of the bumper. It looks as if it will eat up the road. The wheel arches are more square-like to give it the stance of a classic SUV. The rear end has a big chrome strip above the number plate housing. The wraparound taillamps look quite good and the rear windscreen is quite upright. Its design drives home the point that this is an SUV you are looking at.
Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Interior Design Comparison
The Nexon’s interior looks as good as the exterior. The dual-tone black-grey treament given to the dashboard makes it looks quite nice. The brushed aluminium insert running the width of the dashboard makes it look plush. The same treatment extend to the door panels making the interior look quite nice, as a result. The centre console is devoid of any screens, barring the floating infotainment unit. However, expect the car’s dashboard to see some changes when the car is launched in India.
The Vitara Brezza has a purpose interior design. Its dashboard features two gloveboxes. Barring the brushed aluminium and chrome inserts, the car’s interior feels quite nice. The centre console has the SmartPlay infotainment system as its highlight. Below it are HVAC controls with a digital readout. With iCreate customisation program, you can further personalise this space. In general, if you want the feel of an SUV interior with plushness of a car, the Vitara Brezza’s interior does quite a good job at imitating the two.
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Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Conclusion
Price – The Nexon is expected to be priced quite competitively. However, it will be a Herculean task for Tata to outdo Maruti Suzuki in this department. That’s how good the Vitara Brezza’s overall pricing is.
Specifications – The Nexon is expected to come with a bigger engine than Vitara Brezza’s. hence, it will likely have an advantage over the Maruti Suzuki car when it comes to power and torque outputs. Also, it is likely to come with an AMT option to one-up the Vitara Brezza.
Mileage – The Nexon’s bigger engine (expected) will be at a disadvantage here, unless Tata gives it some driving mdoes too. That’s how good the Vitara Brezza’s mileage is.
Dimensions – The Nexon is wider than the Vitara Brezza while the Maruti car has more headroom than the Tata car. In the end, it is a toss-up between the two cars for you.
Features – The two cars’ feature list is likely to be identical. However, it is likely that Tata will throw in a few extra features in the Nexon to outdo the Vitara Brezza. We will know more about this near the Nexon’s India launch.
Design – If you are looking for SUV with more sedan-like design, the Nexon is what you will like. The Viatara Brezza is for those looking for a car that looks like a proper SUV. Inside too, while the Nexon feels more sedan-like, the Vitara Brezza has a purposeful design and layout.
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