In the battle of compact SUVs, we see these two famous names popping every time. Both these nameplates, the Tata Nexon and the Maruti Brezza are blockbuster products for their brands. Now, with the new Brezza, Maruti has come up with a fresh packaging to take on the Nexon. The Nexon has grown in popularity, thanks to its high safety and features. Both these SUVs have their peculiarities and they continue to sell in a good number. However, many buyers question which one to go for. So, in this article on Maruti Brezza vs Tata Nexon, we discuss which one should you buy out of these.
Maruti Brezza vs Tata Nexon – Engine
First, talking about the Maruti Brezza, it comes with a single petrol engine option. Maruti offers the updated K15C 1.5-litre engine in the new Brezza. This unit makes 102bhp & 137Nm of torque and returns a claimed mileage of 20.15 kmpl (MT). This new engine in the Brezza is mated to a five-speed manual and an updated six-speed automatic gearbox. This engine feels more refined given the availability of 4-cylinders as well the brand’s tuning.
Now, talking about the Nexon, it is also available with a diesel engine option as well but we are limiting the comparison to the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine. The petrol engine on the Nexon delivers 118bhp & 170Nm of torque. The ARAI-claimed mileage of Nexon petrol stands at 17.5 kmpl. Gearbox options include a five-speed manual and an AMT gearbox.
Maruti Brezza vs Tata Nexon – Dimensions
The Brezza is 3,995mm in length, 1,790mm in width & 1,685mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2500mm and has a ground clearance of 200mm. In comparison, the Nexon is 3,993mm long, 1,811mm wide & 1,606mm tall. It sits on a wheelbase of 2498mm and has a ground clearance of 209mm. Both the cars are similar in terms of dimensions lying in the same compact SUV segment but Nexon gets an additional 9mm of ground clearance. Getting into the boot capacity, the Brezza has 328-litres & Nexon has 350-litres.
As features play a vital role for any car in India, both of these are packed with a lot of them. The updated Brezza comes with a lot of goodies like a Heads-Up Display, 360-degree camera, Arkamys sound system, connected car tech, electric sunroof, wireless charging, and many more. In comparison, Nexon also boasts a decent list of connected car tech, electric sunroof, voice assistant, What-3-Words navigation assist, air purifier, ventilated front seats, TPMS, and more.
Pricing of the Tata Nexon Petrol starts at Rs 8.95 lakh (on-road Mumbai) for XE and goes till Rs. 15.02 lakh (on-road Mumbai) for the XZA Plus Kaziranga edition. Pricing of the Maruti Suzuki Brezza starts at Rs 9.32 lakh (on-road Mumbai) for LXi and goes to Rs. 16.41 lakh (on-road Mumbai) for the ZXi+ AT Dual tone.
Maruti Brezza VS Tata Nexon – Which should you pick?
Starting from the size, the Brezza feels bigger, thanks to some smart design elements used. Moreover, this SUV feels more boxy. In comparison, the Nexon feels a tad small. However, the Nexon definitely gets some muscular elements on the exterior front. In terms of engine, the Brezza offers a more refined, fuel-efficient engine, whereas the Nexon’s engine feels more powerful. Feature-wise, the Brezza does take a slight lead here, but even the Nexon is not far behind.
Coming to comfort, both the SUVs offer good cabin comfort & space. The Nexon, however takes a lead here with its slightly softer suspension which translates to a more cushiony effect on the inside. Overall, both the cars are great value for money propositions. Both the cars are safe as well. The Brezza gets a 4-star safety rating from GNCAP, whereas the Nexon gets a 5-star rating from GNCAP. Though Brezza falls on the pricy side but it has the advantage of Maruti’s widespread service network and affordable spares. Both cars have their unique perk and it completely depends on individual taste and liking. Test drive both these cars to know which car suits the best for your requirement.
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