The compact SUV segment in India is quickly becoming one of the most hotly contested segment. After enjoying a monopoly in this segment for a few years, the Ford EcoSport has come under fire from both the Mahindra TUV300 and the Maruti Vitara Brezza. And it’s only going to get more competitive now with the launch of the new Tata Nexon early next year. One of the biggest highlights of the new compact SUV is its striking exterior and interior design. Also, this compact SUV offers really powerful turbocharged petrol and diesle engines. More than anything else, a starting price of just Rs 5.85 lakh (ex-showroom) makes it look like a really lucrative option. Here’s a look at how the new compact SUV from Tata compares with its main rivals in our Tata Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport spec sheet comparison.
Tata Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport – Price Comparison
|Tata Nexon*||Maruti Vitara Brezza||Ford EcoSport|
|INR 5.85 lakh – 9.45 lakh||INR 6.99 lakh – 9.58 lakh||INR 7.29 lakh – 9.75 lakh|
all prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi
Ford gave the EcoSport a massive price cut following the launch of the Vitara Brezza, which means the price gap, especially between the top level trims of the EcoSport and Brezza, is not much anymore. Also, bear in mind, the prices of the Vitara Brezza are introductory and will go up in the coming months. The Tata Nexon undercuts the petrol variants of the EcoSport by a decent margin. The base diesel variant of the Nexon Diesel is also much cheaper than the Vitara Brezza. The Nexon is the clear winner of this price wars.
Tata Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport – Features
As is the case with most new Tata products, the Nexon comes loaded with equipment. The The Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport come similarly equipped with features like pilot lamps, automatic climate control, auto headlamps, dual front airbags and ABS, etc. Top spec Titanium+ trim of the Ford EcoSport is offered with 6 airbags. Additionally, the Brezza is offered with dual tone paint options, multiple backlight options for the instrument console and a touchscreen infotainment system. Even the Nexon gets a dual tone paint scheme. But it offers several other premium bits like projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system, multiple driving models, cooled glovebox, and more.
Tata Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport Comparison of Specifications
|Tata Nexon||Maruti Vitara Brezza||Ford EcoSport|
|Type||1.2 L Turbo petrol, 1.5 L Turbo Diesel||1.3 L Turbo Diesel||1.5-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.5 L Turbo Diesel|
|Displacement||1199cc, 1497cc||1248 cc||1496 cc, 999cc, 1498cc|
|Power||108 bhp||89 bhp||110 BHP, 123 BHP, 99 bhp|
|Torque||260 Nm||200 Nm||140 Nm, 170 Nm, 205 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT||5-speed Manual||5-speed Manual|
|Mileage||17 KMPL, 21.5 kpl||24.3 kpl||15.85 KMPL, 18.88 KMPL, 22.7 kpl|
The Brezza shares its engine with the S-Cross/Ciaz, which makes it the least powerful of the lot. No petrol is on offer yet. In addition to the new 1.5 L diesel, Tata also offers the Nexon with a 1.2 L turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 108 bhp of maximum power. Ford offers the EcoSport with one diesel engine, as mentioned above, and two petrol engine options – a 1.5 L Ti-VCT and a 1.0 L EcoBoost. The bigger petrol engine even comes with an optional 6-speed dual clutch automatic.
Tata Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport Design Comparison
Design will be the Nexon’s biggest selling point and it’s not hard to see why. The designers have not deviated much from the concept that was showcased a few years back as you get the same coupe-like silhouette and cab-forward design. In stark contrast to Nexon, the Vitara Brezza gets a very simple, two-box shape that isn’t as eye-catching as the Nexon or even the EcoSport. That said, it still looks elegant and is sure to please everyone. The EcoSport might have been around for a long time now, but it still remains on the better looking small SUVs out there.
The interiors of the Nexon are unlike anything we have seen from Tata yet. The dashboard comes finished in a dual tone colour scheme with a floating touchscreen placed above the centre console. The steering wheel is the only familiar element here. Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza features an all-black dashboard complete with a touchscreen infotainment system and multiple colour options for the instrument console, and dual tone paint schemes. The interiors of the EcoSport follow the same aggressive design theme as the exteriors with the highlights being the striking centre console and hooded dials.
Tata Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport Comparison Verdict
Design – It all comes down to personal taste really. Maruti could’ve added a little more flair to the Vitara Brezza’s design like Ford did to the EcoSport’s. From the looks of it, the Tata Nexon will be the most stylish SUV amongst the three.
Features – Both the Vitara Brezza and the EcoSport are very well equipped in terms of features. The Nexon enjoys few additional features over the other two.
Specifications – The Maruti Vitara Brezza gets only a diesel engine. The Nexon gets a 1.2-litre turbocharged RevoTron petrol and a 1.5L turbocharged RevoTorq diesel engine. Ford offers the choice of three engines with the EcoSport.
Price – The Nexon holds a clear price advantage over the other two.
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