Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – COMPARISON


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.

Tat Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

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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.

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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
Power 108BHP 89BHP
Torque 260Nm 200Nm
Transmission 6-speed MT 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 gets a 1.5-litre turbocharged RevoTorq diesel engine with peak power and torque outputs of 108BHP and 260Nm, respectively. In comparison, the Vitarar Brezza’s engine makes only 89BHP of peak power and 200Nm of peak torque. 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.

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Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Mileage Comparison

Car Mileage (diesel)
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 as the Vitara Brezza. To do so, Tata has equipped the Nexon with three drive modes – Eco, City and Sport. Still, when comparing the two cars, since the Nexon’s mileage is an expected figure, the Vitara Brezza’s mileage is tough to beat.

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Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Dimensions

Dimensions Tata Nexon Maruti Vitara Brezza
Length (mm) 3,995 3,995
Width (mm) 1,811 1,790
Height (mm) 1,607 1,640
Wheelbase (mm) 2,498 2,500

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.

Also See – Tata Nexon vs Hyundai Creta | Tata Nexon vs Maruti Ignis

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.

Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza - Tata Nexon

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 - Maruti Vitara Brezza

Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza – Interior Design Comparison

The Nexon’s interior looks as good as the exterior. The dual-tone black-grey treatment 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.

Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza - Tata Nexon Interior

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.

Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza - Maruti Vitara Brezza Interior

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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 comes with a bigger engine than Vitara Brezza’s. Hence, it in terms of power and torque outputs, it has an edge over the Maruti Suzuki car.

Also Read: Ford EcoSport vs Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Tata Nexon

Mileage – The Nexon’s bigger engine may be at a slight disadvantage here, even when equipped with three drive modes. 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.

Also Read: Creta vs Vitara Brezza vs Duster vs EcoSport vs BR-V vs Nexon

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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