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Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra KUV100 vs Maruti Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20

With the launch of the Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. has not only declared war on fellow compact SUVs, but has also ruffled a few feathers in the premium hatchback segment. Thanks to the Brezza’s aggressive pricing, buyers can opt for top-level trims of the Brezza for a slight premium over the price of top-end variants of premium hatchbacks like the Maruti Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. Then there is the Mahindra KUV100. Although it sits a segment below the Vitara Brezza, the KUV100 still is an interesting alternative to the large hatchbacks and small SUVs. Read our Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20 vs Mahindra KUV100 spec sheet comparison to find out which of these suits your needs the best based on design, features, specifications and price.

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Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20 vs Mahindra KUV100- Price Comparison

Barring the top of the line ZDi+ trim, the rest of the variants of the Brezza are evenly matched with the Baleno and Elite i20 in terms of price. If it’s a Diesel you’re looking for, then for the price of a premium hatchback you can opt for a compact SUV, which will be similar in terms of performance, space and features. A hatchback, which sits lower, will obviously be more dynamically accomplished, but that will hardly matter to most of the buyers. The KUV100 is a much cheaper option. However, it does sit a segment lower and offers less space, features and performance.

Maruti Vitara Brezza Prices (in Rs.) Maruti Baleno Prices (in Rs.) Hyundai Elite i20 Prices (in Rs.) Mahindra KUV100 Prices (in Rs.)
LDi 6.99 Lakhs Sigma Petrol 5.25 Lakhs Era 1.2 5.65 Lakhs K2 4.67 Lakhs
LDi(O) 7.12 Lakhs Delta Petrol 5.90 Lakhs Magna 1.2 6.25 Lakhs K2+ 4.94 Lakhs
VDi 7.62 Lakhs Zeta Petrol 6.51 Lakhs Sportz 1.2 6.82 Lakhs K4 5.13 Lakhs
VDi(O) 7.75 Lakhs Delta Petrol Auto 6,96 Lakhs Asta 1.2 7.32 Lakhs K4+ 5.35 Lakhs
ZDi 8.55 Lakhs Alpha Petrol 7.22 Lakhs Asta(O) 1.2 7.70 Lakhs K6 5.73 Lakhs
ZDI+ 9.54 Lakhs Zeta Petrol Auto 7.58 Lakhs Era 1.4 Diesel 6.88 Lakhs K6+ 5.95 Lakhs
ZDI+ (Dual Tone) 9.68 Lakhs Sigma Diesel 6.37 Lakhs Magna 1.4 Diesel 7.48 Lakgs K8 6.29 Lakhs
Delta Diesel 7.03 Lakhs Sportz 1.4 Diesel 8.07 Lakhs K2 Diesel 5.57 Lakhs
Zeta Diesel 7.64 Lakhs Asta 1.4 Diesel 8.58 Lakhs K2+ Diesel 5.80 Lakhs
Alpha Diesel 8.36 Lakhs Asta(O) 1.4 Diesel 8.96 Lakhs K4 Diesel 5.92 Lakhs
K4+ Diesel 6.21 Lakhs
K6 Diesel 6.64 Lakhs
K6+ Diesel 6.87 Lakhs
K8 Diesel 7.21 Lakhs

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Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20 vs Mahindra KUV100 – Specifications & Mileage Comparison

Maruti Vitara Brezza Maruti Baleno Hyundai Elite i20 Mahindra KUV100

Engine 1.3 L Diesel 1.3 L Diesel 1.4 L Diesel 1.2 L Diesel
Power 89 bhp 89 bhp 89 bhp 77 bhp
Torque 200 Nm 200 Nm 220 Nm 190 Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT 5-speed MT 6-speed MT 5-speed MT
Mileage 24.3 kpl 27.39 kpl 22.54 kpl 25.32 kpl

The Vitara Brezza and the Baleno share the exact same engine – 1.3 L Multijet diesel. There are identical in terms of power and torque outputs, but the Baleno is more efficient than the Brezza thanks to its lighter weight. A higher torque output and a 6-sped transmission give the Elite i20 a slight upper hand in terms of specifications. For its size, the KUV100 gets a sufficiently powerful diesel unit that is also the most fuel efficient here. None of the cars in thsi comparison are available with an automatic transmission option.

Vitara Brezza and Baleno Powered by the same 1.3 L Diesel Engine

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Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20 vs Mahindra KUV100 – Features

The Maruti Vitara Brezza, Baleno and the Hyundai i20 come similarly equipped with premium features like projector headlamps, LED pilot lamps/DRLs, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment, auto headlamps, dual front airbags and ABS, etc. Owing to the fact that it belongs to a lower segment, the KUV100 misses out on some of those features, but still comes across as a decently equipped proposition. Additionally, the Brezza is offered with dual tone paint options, but that trim costs considerably more than the rest of the cars here.

Hyundai Elite i20 AVN

Boot Space

Maruti Vitara Brezza Maruti Baleno Hyundai Elite i20 Mahindra KUV100
328 litres 339 litres 285 litres 243 litres

Despite its crossover credentials, the Vitara Brezza losses out to Baleno by a small margin. For its size, the KUV100’s boot capacity is pretty impressive, but it still is the lowest one here. While the Baleno’s boot is the most spacious, a high loading lip means it is low on practicality. Hyundai could have tried giving the Elite i20 a bigger boot.

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The Vitara Brezza doesn’t break any new ground in terms of design. However, all the styling elements come together to make it a smart looking SUV. The projector headlamps, LED pilot lamps and dual tone paint schemes add a bit of flair to the exteriors of the Brezza. The KUV100 is easily the most unconventional looking car of the lot thanks to the mini-SUV look. However, the small tyres do not suit the bulky exterior of the KUV100. Among the biggest draws of the Maruti Baleno is its styling, which has been widely accepted. The i20’s design has aged very well. The i20 is among the smartest looking cars on the road.

Much like the exteriors of the Vitara Brezza, designers have played it safe with the interiors as well. The dashboard design is simple yet elegant finished in all black with glossy black inserts. The KUV100’s cabin uses a much lighter colour scheme and feels airy. It gets an unconventional dashboard mounted gear lever. The Baleno’s interiors come finished in all blackbut aren’t as conservative as the Brezza’s. Finished in black & beige, quality levels of the Hyundai Elite i20’s interiors are top notch.

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20 vs Mahindra KUV100 – Verdict

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Baleno vs Hyundai Elite i20 vs Mahindra KUV100 Comparison Results –

  • Price – The Maruti Vitara Brezza is only marginally more expensive than the Maruti Baleno and the Hyundai Elite i20. The cheapest here is the Mahindra KUV100, which tops off at just under INR 7 lacs.
  • Specifications – The Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Baleno share the same engine with the exact same specifications. The Hyundai Elite i20 has an upper hand thanks to more torque and a 6-speed manual transmission.
  • Features – All four cars are very well equipped in terms of features. However, the Mahindra KUV100 misses out on certain premium features since it belongs to a lower segment.
  • Design – It all comes down to personal taste really. Maruti could’ve added a little more flair to the Vitara Brezza’s design like they did to the Baleno’s. The Hyundai i20’s design has aged very well and it remains one of the smartest cars on the road. The Mahindra KUV100 looks unconventional and slightly overdone.

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