Vitara Brezza vs Swift Comparison

Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Swift Comparison

Overall, the Brezza decimates the Swift to claim the winning spot in this comparison. It is an immensely more practical car than the Swift, with much better space inside the cabin as well as the boot, excellent all-round visibility and significantly more pliant ride quality than the Swift. To us these fundamental advantages trump the extra electronic trinkets that the Swift offers for similar money as the Brezza. Our only qualm remains that neither of these cars is available with an automatic gearbox yet.

Swift vs Vitara Brezza Comparison Video:

Pricing & Features: Swift’s top-end diesel variant, the ‘ZDi’ retails for 8.50 Lakh, On-road, Delhi, which is around 30,000 rupees cheaper than Vitara Brezza’s ‘VDi O’ variant (costing 8.80 Lakh). However, the Swift is not only cheaper, but also has many more features than the Vitara Brezza (listed below) has, which are worth around 35,000 Rs. making it 65,000 rupees cheaper than an equivalent Brezza.

Common Features: ABS, Airbags-2, AC, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Stereo: FM, USB, Aux, Bluetooth + 4 Speakers, Electrically Adjustable Mirrors, Driver’s Seat Height Adjust, Parking Sensors, Electric Boot Release
Extra Features in Vitara Brezza (VDi O): none
Extra Features in Swift (ZDi): Automatic Climate Control, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Electrically Folding Mirrors, Electric Boot Release, Steering Wheel Switches, 2 Tweeters, Fog Lamps (front), Rear Wash-Wipe-Defog, Alloys

Performance & Drivability (Diesel): Swift has better overall performance than the Brezza. It is around 125 kg lighter than the Brezza and is powered by the same engine as the Brezza (minus the VGT), hence it easily able to out-drag the Brezza, quite easily. However, Brezza has shorter gearing compared to the overtly tall gearing of the Swift, making it marginally easier to drive in city traffic. The Fiat sourced 1250cc Multijet engine remains one of the most free-revving and refined mills in the market even after seven years since its launch.

Power (PS@rpm): Vitara Brezza – 90@4000, Swift – 75@4000
Torque (Nm@rpm): Vitara Brezza – 200@1750, Swift – 190@2000
Kerb Weight (kg): Vitara Brezza – 1185, Swift – 1050
Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Vitara Brezza – 76, Swift - 71
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Vitara Brezza – 169, Swift – 181

Fuel Efficiency: In our back-to-back tests, Swift was consistently over a kmpl more efficient than the Vitara Brezza.

ARAI Mileage (kmpl): Vitara Brezza – 24.3, Swift – 25.2
Fuel Cost for 75,000 km (Lakh): Vitara Brezza – 2.47, Swift – 2.39
assuming current fuel prices

Space & Comfort: The Vitara Brezza is a far more spacious and comfortable vehicle than the Swift. Brezza’s rear seat has enough space and then some for three full-size adults, while the Swift is barely enough for two. Brezza has at least four inches of additional knee room, leg room and head room than the Swift as well. Brezza’s also has better ingress-egress than the Swift and an airy cabin with good outward visibility compared to the claustrophobic interiors of the Swift. Swift’s painfully tiny 205-liter boot is around 125 crucial liters smaller than Brezza’s 328-liter capacity.

Length (mm): Vitara Brezza - 3995, Swift - 3850
Width (mm): Vitara Brezza - 1790, Swift - 1695
Height (mm): Vitara Brezza - 1640, Swift - 1530

Ride Quality & Handling: Swift has enthusiastic dynamics compared to Brezza’s rather dull road manners. Swift has a quick and precise steering rack coupled to a stiff suspension setup and an eager chassis making it a hoot to drive around the bends. The Brezza on the other hand is safe and predictable, but a bit boring around the curves. However, Swift has a punishing ride quality, especially for the rear seat passengers. The Vitara on the other hand is far better suited to Indian road conditions than the Swift and absorbs all but the sharpest of bumps with reasonable pliancy.

Ground Clearance (mm): Vitara Brezza – 198, Swift – 170
Tyre Size:
Vitara Brezza - 215/60R16 (ZDi, ZDi+), 205/60R16 (LDi, VDi)
Swift - 185/65R15 (ZXi/ZDi), 165/80R14 (LXi/VXi/LDi/VDi)

Reliability and After Sales Service: Maruti’s unchallenged leadership in providing hassle free service support in India is known to all. Suzuki’s excellent product reliability coupled to Maruti’s network reach of over 2000+ touch points puts it far beyond the reach of all other competitors.

Resale after 5 to 7 years est. (Lakh): The Brezza is bound to have slightly better retained value than the Swift, thanks to the overwhelming demand for the compact SUV body style in India.

Vitara Brezza (VDi O) – 5.28, Swift (ZDi) – 4.85

Total Cost of Ownership (in Lakh): (Vehicle Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)
In spite of being more expensive than the Swift ZDi, the Brezza ‘VDi O’ works out be just as expensive in terms of Total Cost of Ownership. Both cars would need an outlay of six lakh rupees over an ownership period of 5 to 7 years.

Vitara Brezza (VDi O) – 6.00, Swift (ZDi) – 6.05

Verdict: The Brezza decimates the Swift to claim the winning spot in this comparison. It is an immensely more practical car than the Swift, with much better space inside the cabin as well as the boot, excellent all-round visibility and significantly more pliant ride quality than the Swift. To us these fundamental advantages trump the extra electronic trinkets that the Swift offers for similar money as the Brezza. Our only qualm remains that neither of these cars is available with an automatic gearbox yet.

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