Mahindra finally launched the much-awaited Bolero Neo. The SUV faces tough competition from the products that fall in its price bracket. These include compact SUVs. One such product that will compete with the Bolero Neo is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. In this article on Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra Bolero Neo, we will compare the two cars and see which one is best for you under Rs 12 lakh.

Note – You can get the currently available top-of-the-line N10 variant of the Bolero Neo under Rs 12 lakh. You can get the ZXI+ Dual Tone (with MT) or the VXI (with AT) under Rs 12 lakh.

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The Bolero Neo is 3995mm long, 1795mm wide and 1817mm tall. The new Bolero comes sat on a 2680mm wheelbase. The Vitara Brezza, on the other hand, measures 3995mm in length, 1790mm in width and 1640mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2500mm. Looking at the comparatives, it surely is a close one here, however, the number suggests the Bolero Neo is much taller than the Vitara Brezza and even has a longer wheelbase. Also, Brezza is a five-seater whereas Bolero Neo comes with a seven-seater configuration, with side facing third-row seats.

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra Bolero Neo specifications

Vitara Breeza

The Bolero Neo is offered with a 1.5-litre mHawk diesel engine which produces 100bhp and 260Nm of torque. The engine powers the SUV’s rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox. Bolero Neo comes sat on Mahindra’s third-generation chassis (Body On Frame) that the brand uses for other iconic products like Thar and Scorpio. It comes fitted with chunky 215/75 R15 tyres. On the other hand, the Vitara Brezza is currently available with a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine which produces 103bhp and 168Nm of torque. The engine powers the front wheels of the Brezza via a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic gearbox. Maruti’s Heartect platform (Monocoque structure) underpins the Brezza. This one comes sat on 205/60 R16 tyres for VXI & below and 215/60 R16 tyres for ZXI & above.

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Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra Bolero Neo features

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The Bolero Neo gets connected car features like the Blue Sense application, Bluetooth and AUX compatibility, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, steering mounted controls for audio and cruise control functions, rear washer-wiper and a twin-pod instrument cluster being some of the key ones. Mahindra will also offer Multi-Terrain Technology (MTT) in the coming time with its N10 (O) variant.

The Vitara Brezza offers automatic climate control, start-stop button, keyless entry, four speakers, rear defogger, hill hold, reverse parking sensors and anti-theft security system being some key features of the VXI (AT) variant. The ZXI+ Dual Tone (MT) offers everything that the Brezza has to offer. Some exclusive features include a reverse parking camera, full-LED headlamps, auto-fold ORVMs, automatic day/night IRVM, six speakers, sliding front armrest, rain-sensing automatic wipers, automatic headlamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel and cooled glove box.


Maruti Vitara Brezza Interiors

Mahindra Bolero Neo starts at Rs 10.12 lakh and goes up to Rs 11.89 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). We expect Mahindra to bring the N10 (O) variant with MTT not too far away from the Rs 12 lakh mark. Maruti Vitara Brezza starts at Rs 8.73 lakh. The VXI (with AT) comes in at Rs 11.41 lakh whereas the ZXI+ Dual Tone (with MT) variant costs Rs 11.55 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).

Best one under Rs 12 lakh?

Maruti Vitara Brezza is an overall value-for-money product. The car comes sat on a monocoque chassis, meaning it is a comfort-oriented product. The car comes loaded with almost all the necessary features that you can get with the ZXI+ variant. However, if you want extra convenience, you can go with the VXI AT variant. The only downside of the manual variant is the unavailability of hill hold and a few other features. With that being said, Mahindra Bolero is a much capable product when it comes to overall rough usage. The car comes powered by a diesel engine which the Brezza misses. The Bolero Neo is overall going to be a more value for money product if you want a good balance of features, comfort and rough road capability.

Moreover, with the addition of MTT in the near future, the car becomes equally capable on the most difficult terrains that you would generally face in daily usage. Also, the cabin has been made plush which will surely result in a much better cabin comfort if compared to a regular Bolero.

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