The Maruti Dzire has been launched recently. We pit it against another hot selling Maruti which is the Vitara Brezza. Yes, thought the Brezza is a compact SUV as opposed to the Dzire which is a compact sedan, they both fall more or less in a similar price bracket. So if you wanna buy amongst the two, which one should you opt for? Let’s find out in the Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Dzire comparison.
Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Dzire Design
The Vitara Brezza is based on the Swift platform whereas the Dzire is based on the Heartect platform, also shared with the Baleno. The Vitara Brezza looks like a proper compact SUV. It has a raised stance, tall proportions and short overhangs at the front and rear. There is a lot of chrome treatment on the Vitara Brezza.
The new Maruti DZire is a compact sedan and has undergone some major changes. It gets a new platform. The new platform is modular and is easily flexible. The boot seems better integrated now. The car looks proportionate and much more attractive than before.
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Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Dzire Interiors
Maruti Vitara Brezza has neat interiors. The interiors have an all black theme. They are not flashy but subtle. The rear legroom and boot space is good too. The seating position is high and you get a commanding view of the road ahead, in a typical SUV fashion.
The black and beige dash board looks stylish and offers good fit and finish. The quality of the materials used on the inside are better than before. The fit and finish of the interior is good.
Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Dzire Space
This is one are where there is a significant difference between both vehicles. In terms of space, the Vitara Brezza is of course more spacious. It offers a generous front and rear legroom. and three people can sit in comfortably at the rear. The Brezza is wider hence it feels more spacious with more headroom too, as it is taller.
The Dzire is now more spacious than the earlier model. There is an increase in the shoulder room as the car’s width has been increased.There is more than sufficient width for three people to now sit at the back. The rear seat offers good enough support for tall people, although we wish there was a bit more thigh support at the rear. The front seats are large and spacious. There is more than sufficient space for the front passengers.
Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Dzire Features
The Vitara Brezza gets Airbags and ABS, automatic climate control, push button start. It also gets a touchscreen bluetooth audio system with steering mounted controls.
The Maruti Dzire is a feature loaded car. The top end Z variant gets engine push start and stop, smart key for keyless entry, automatic climate control, electrically folding mirrors and driver’s side window auto up and down.
The other variants have rear AC vents, keyless entry (remote operated), 12V rear charging socket, all four power windows, central locking, electromagnetic boot opening, electrically adjustable mirrors, driver side, auto down window, height adjustment for driver’s seat and luggage room lamp also.
Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Dzire Engine
The Maruti Vitara Brezza comes with a 1.3-litre diesel that churns out 74bhp of power. There is no petrol option yet, but is expected soon. The Vitara Brezza will also get an AMT soon. Both diesel engines in these cars are same and have good power and driveability.
The new DZire still has the same 1.2-litre K-series, four-cylinder engine that churns about 83bhp of power and 115Nm of peak torque. There is more than sufficient power in this engine to drive in comfort and overtake as well. The AMT on this engine is amazing as there is minimal lag and it is responsive.
The driveability is good too. The engine has good enough torque to drive in comfort and even to overtake on highways with ease. The new Maruti DZire 2017 has the same 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel engine has good performance too, but gets noisy. At the same time, the AMT is also responsive. The diesel engine has a 1.3-litre DDiS, four-cylinder diesel engine making 75bhp of power and 190Nm of maximum torque. Both the engines come with five-speed manual and AMT options.
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Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Dzire Price
The Maruti Vitara Brezza is priced between INR 7.7 lakhs and INR 10.5 lakhs (on-road, Delhi). The New Dzire is priced INR 5.95 lakhs to INR 10.6 lakhs (on-road, Delhi)
Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Dzire – Which one should you buy?
The Maruti Dzire is the latest car in this segment and comes loaded with more number of features as compared to its older model. With a fresh new look and architecture it is a much improved car too. If you commute is mainly in the city and you wanna opt for a petrol car, the choice is undoubtedly the Maruti Dzire.
If you want a diesel vehicle then you need to see whether you prefer an SUV kind of styling, which offers more space and can tackle bad roads better. Also if you do frequent highway runs, then the Vitara Brezza would make more sense. But if you want a diesel car which you would be using mainly in the city and also have more number of features along with an AMT, then it is the Dzire you should be looking at.