Honda BRV vs Vitara Brezza Comparison Review

Honda BR-V vs Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza Comparison Review

Overall, it is a very close call between the Brezza and the BR-V. The BR-V is technically a superior vehicle than the Brezza. It is a more spacious and practical car than the Brezza. It also has better drivability and dynamics than the Brezza. But the Brezza is a mind-blowing 24% cheaper than the BR-V, in spite of having a list of extra features and is backed by a stronger service network, both in terms of reach and quality and thus is our choice of this test.
Vitara Brezza vs Honda BR-V Comparison Video Review:


Pricing & Features:
Vitara Brezza’s top-most variant, the ‘ZDi+’ diesel retails for 10.85 Lakh, On road, Delhi, which is a tremendous 4.25 Lakh rupees cheaper, than BR-V’s ‘VX’ diesel variant costing 15.1 Lakh. In addition to being cheaper, the Brezza also has a multitude of extra features over the BR-V like Reversing Camera & Touch-screen Infotainment System, while the BR-V has extra Leather Upholstery over the Brezza.
(BR-V petrol ‘VX’ manual costs 13.58 Lakh, BR-V ‘V CVT’ petrol-automatic costs 13.75 Lakh)

Common Features: ABS, Airbags-2, Climate Control, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Stereo: FM, USB, Aux, Bluetooth + 4 Speakers, Electrically Adjustable Mirrors, Electrically Folding Mirrors, Projector Headlamps, Electric Tailgate Release, Fog Lamps, Alloys, Driver’s Seat Height Adjust, 2 Tweeters, Steering Wheel Switches, Electrically Folding Mirrors, Rear Wash-Wipe-Defog, Auto headlamps, Auto Wipers, LED DRLs, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Cruise Control

Extra Features in Vitara Brezza (ZDi+): Parking Camera, Parking Sensors, 7” Touch-screen, Navigation, CarPlay

Extra Features in BR-V (VX): Leather Upholstery

Performance & Drivability:
Honda BR-V has a 250cc larger engine than the Brezza, which coupled to minimal turbo-lag makes the BR-V much easier car to drive around city streets compared to the lag-ridden Brezza. Both cars have similar overtaking prowess, but the Brezza’s sound deadening is much more effective than the BR-V.

Power (PS@rpm): Vitara Brezza – 90@4000, BR-V – 100@3600
Torque (Nm@rpm): Vitara Brezza – 200@1750, BR-V - 200@1750
Kerb Weight (kg): Vitara Brezza – 1185, BR-V – 1275

Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Vitara Brezza – 76, BR-V – 78
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Vitara Brezza – 169, BR-V – 157

Fuel Efficiency:
In our back-to-back tests, both cars returned more-or-less similar fuel efficiency.
ARAI Mileage (kmpl): Vitara Brezza (manual) – 24.3, BR-V – 21.9 (manual)
Fuel Cost for 75,000 km (Lakh): Vitara Brezza (manual) – 2.40, BR-V – 2.67 (manual)

Space & Comfort:
If you plan to travel with only 5 passengers on board, you would be better off in the Brezza. The BR-V gets a bit too tight for 3 passengers in the middle row. But then the BR-V has 2 extra seats in the rear which are surprisingly as spacious as the Innova’s if not better. Even with all seats up, there’s a decent 220 litres of boot-space. With the seats folded there’s a cavernous 691 litres of room which is more than twice of the Brezza’s boot capacity of 328 litres.

Length (mm): Vitara Brezza - 3995, BR-V - 4455
Width (mm): Vitara Brezza - 1790, BR-V - 1735
Height (mm): Vitara Brezza - 1640, BR-V - 1666

Ride Quality & Handling:
Neither of the cars are enthusiastic corner carvers, but they have stable and safe dynamics. Brezza has an edge over the BR-V in terms of ride quality over potholes and speed bumps. But the Brezza loses out to the BR-V in terms of steering feel, with a dull, lifeless steering unit compared to a rather progressive and precise steering setup of the BR-V.

Ground Clearance (mm): Vitara Brezza – 198, BR-V – 210

Tyre Size: Vitara Brezza - 215/60R16, BR-V - 195/60R16

Reliability and After Sales Service:
Both Suzuki and Honda are well known for their stellar track record of making supremely reliable vehicles. However, Honda is nowhere compared to Maruti when it comes to After Sales Service. Firstly Maruti’s sheer service reach, courtesy of its 2000+ touch points is far wider than Honda’s measly 250 service centres. Secondly, Maruti Service Stations run like well oiled machines compared to ill managed and rather  complacent Honda dealerships.

Resale after 5 to 7 years est. (Lakh):
Both Brezza and BR-V are bound to have excellent resale value after a usage of 5 to 7 years, thanks to being the most fuel efficient and reliable SUVs in the market, today.
Vitara Brezza (Diesel manual) – 6.50
BR-V (Diesel manual) – 9.05

Total Cost of Ownership (in Lakh): (Vehicle Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)
The Brezza will save you a sizeable 2 lakh Rs. i.e. 30% expenditure, compared to the Honda BR-V (diesel).
Vitara Brezza (diesel manual) – 6.75
BR-V (diesel manual) – 8.75

Verdict:
It is a very close call between the Brezza and the BR-V. The BR-V is technically a superior vehicle than the Brezza. It is a more spacious and practical car than the Brezza and also has better drivability and dynamics than the Brezza. But the Brezza is a mind-blowing 4 lakh Rs. cheaper than the BR-V, in spite of having more features, and is backed by a stronger service network, both in terms of reach and quality, and thus the Vitara Brezza is our choice of this test.

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