Vitara Brezza vs TUV300 Comparison

Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra TUV300 Comparison
Overall, the Brezza is the clear winner of this comparison as a personal vehicle. It is more refined, reliable, has better dynamics, better mileage and more features than the TUV300. However, the Brezza sorely lacks an automatic gearbox and if you intend to spend 90% of your time in urban traffic jams, the TUV300 AMT will liberate you from the tyranny of endless clutching-declutching and gear rowing.

Vitara Brezza vs TUV300 Comparison Video:

Pricing & Features: TUV300’s top-end variant, the ‘T8’ retails for 9.75 Lakh, On-road, Delhi, which is identical to Vitara Brezza’s ‘ZDi’ variant. In spite of being cheaper, the Brezza has many more features than the TUV300 as illustrated below. (TUV300 T8 AMT automatic retails for 80,000 Rs. more i.e. 10.55 Lakh)

Common Features: ABS, Airbags – 2, Power Steering, Central Locking by Remote, Power Windows, Parking Sensors, Music System with FM, USB, Bluetooth & Aux + 4 Speakers, Steering Wheel Switches, Rear Wash-Wipe-Defog, Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Cornering Lamps, Electrically Adjustable ORVM, Alloy Wheels, Fog Lamps – Front
Extra Features in Vitara Brezza (VDi): Automatic Climate Control, Projector Headlamps, LED Daytime Running Lights, Anti-Pinch Driver's Window
Extra Features in TUV300 (T8): none

Performance & Drivability: Even though TUV300 has almost as much power and more torque than the Brezza, it also has a 400 kg heavier kerb weight. This makes it much slower than the Vitara Brezza at highway speeds, requiring a downshift or two and need for building up the momentum while overtaking. The TUV300 does have better drivability than the Brezza, thanks to short gearing, 250 additional cubes and lesser turbo lag than the Brezza.

Power (PS@rpm): Vitara Brezza – 90@4000, TUV300 – 85@3750
Torque (Nm@rpm): Vitara Brezza – 200@1750, TUV300 – 230@1500-2250
Kerb Weight (kg): Vitara Brezza – 1185, TUV300 – 1590
Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Vitara Brezza – 76, TUV300 – 54 (39% difference)
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Vitara Brezza – 169, TUV300 – 145 (17% difference)

Fuel Efficiency: In our back-to-back tests, the Vitara Brezza was consistently 2 to 3 kmpl more efficient than the TUV300, which translates to savings of Rs. 80,000 over a usage of 75,000 km.
ARAI Mileage (kmpl): Vitara Brezza – 24.3, TUV300 – 18.49
Fuel Cost for 75,000 km (Lakh): Vitara Brezza – 2.38, TUV300 – 3.15
assuming current fuel prices

Space & Comfort: The TUV300 is significantly more spacious than the Vitara Brezza. That being said the Brezza itself is remarkably roomy for 5 full size adults, just that it cannot squeeze in a fourth passenger in the middle row as easily as the TUV300! What the Brezza doesn’t have is a side-facing third of seats, which the TUV300 has, making it a makeshift 8-seater if and when required. TUV300 also has a slight advantage in terms of boot-space with its 384 liter capacity being slightly bigger than Brezza’s 328 liters.

Length (mm): Vitara Brezza - 3995, TUV300 - 3995
Width (mm): Vitara Brezza - 1790, TUV300 - 1835
Height (mm): Vitara Brezza - 1640, TUV300 - 1839

Ride Quality & Handling: Vitara Brezza is far superior to the TUV300 in terms of dynamics. It has lesser body roll and inspires much more confidence around corners than the TUV300. TUV300 does absorb bumps better at low speed, but as the speeds rise, the Brezza’s ride becomes better and better than the TUV300. High speed stability and stability under emergency braking is also far better in the Brezza.

Ground Clearance (mm): Vitara Brezza – 198, TUV300 – 190
Tyre Size:
Vitara Brezza - 215/60R16 (ZDi, ZDi+), 205/60R16 (LDi, VDi)
TUV300 - 215/75R15

Reliability and After Sales Service: Mahindra is still no match to the legendary Maruti-Suzuki in terms of product reliability and service support in our country. Firstly Maruti-Suzuki’s products have proven to be immensely more dependable than Mahindra’s making the service technician’s life relatively easier. Secondly it doesn’t have the sheer reach of Maruti’s 2000+ dealerships compared to Mahindra’s 450 odd touch points.

Resale after 5 to 7 years est. (Lakh): Vitara Brezza is bound to depreciate at least 50,000 Rs. lesser than the TUV300 over a usage of 5 to 7 years.
Vitara Brezza – 4.88, TUV300 – 4.39

Total Cost of Ownership (in Lakh): (Vehicle Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)
Overall the Vitara Brezza works out to be Rs. 1.25 lakh cheaper than the TUV300 combining the fuel efficiency and resale price advantage over the TUV300.
Vitara Brezza – 7.25, TUV300 – 8.50 (17% difference)

Verdict: The Brezza is the clear winner of this comparison as a personal vehicle. It is more refined, reliable, has better dynamics, better mileage and more features than the TUV300. However, the Brezza sorely lacks an automatic gearbox and if you intend to spend 90% of your time in urban traffic jams, the TUV300 AMT will liberate you from the tyranny of endless clutching-declutching and gear rowing.

Related CarComparos:

Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport Comparison


Vitara Brezza vs Honda City Comparison


Vitara Brezza vs Creta Comparison


Vitara Brezza vs Elite i20 Comparison

Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra Bolero



Vitara Brezza vs Ciaz Comparison



Comments

CareOCar.com - Ultimate Tyre Resource

More from CarComparos