Variant-by-Variant Review of Vitara Brezza

Is Vitara Brezza better than similarly priced Ameo, Baleno, EcoSport, Dzire & Ciaz?


Vitara Brezza ‘LDi’ Diesel – NOT RECOMMENDED
Vitara Brezza ‘LDi O’ Diesel – RECOMMENDED
Vitara Brezza ‘VDi’ Diesel – NOT RECOMMENDED
Vitara Brezza ‘VDi O’ Diesel – RECOMMENDED
Vitara Brezza ‘ZDi’ Diesel – CONDITIONALLY RECOMMENDED
Vitara Brezza ‘ZDi Plus’ Diesel – NOT RECOMMENDED

Vitara Brezza ‘LDi’ Diesel – NOT RECOMMENDED
Brezza LDi costs 8.1 Lakh Rs. on road Delhi. However the ‘LDi O’, which has extra ABS & Passenger Airbag over the LDi, costs 8.3 Lakh Rs. which is just 20,000 Rs. more expensive than the LDi, which is why we recommend the ‘LDi O’ variant to readers who are considering the ‘LDi’

Vitara Brezza ‘LDi O’ Diesel – RECOMMENDED
Brezza ‘LDi O’ costs 8.3 Lakh Rs. on road Delhi. It is the cheapest diesel SUV on the market. Other options at this price include the Volkswagen Ameo ‘Trendline’, Baleno ‘Delta’ & Elite i20 ‘Magna’ diesels. All three of them have a few extra features that are absent in the Brezza. However none of them have the rough-road suitability of the Brezza, which is absolutely indispensable on Indian roads. The Brezza ‘LDi O’ is simply the most reliable, practical and the best value-for-money of all cars up to 8.9 Lakh Rs. in India. Check out our Vitara Brezza vs Baleno, Vitara Brezza vs Ameo & Vitara Brezza vs Elite i20 comparisons for detailed analysis.

Vitara Brezza ‘VDi’ Diesel – NOT RECOMMENDED
Brezza VDi costs 8.7 Lakh Rs. on road Delhi. However the ‘VDi O’, which has extra ABS & Passenger Airbag over the VDi, costs 8.9 Lakh Rs. which is just 20,000 Rs. more expensive than the VDi, which is why we recommend the ‘VDi O’ variant to readers who are considering the ‘VDi’

Vitara Brezza ‘VDi O’ Diesel – RECOMMENDED
Brezza ‘LDi O’ costs 8.9 Lakh Rs. on road Delhi. It is the cheapest diesel SUV on the market. Other options at this price include the Volkswagen Ameo ‘Comfortline’ and EcoSport ‘Ambiente’ diesels.

Common Features: 2-Airbags, AC, Power Steering, Central Locking by Remote, Front Power Windows, Music System with FM, USB, Aux + 4 Speakers, Electrically Adjustable Mirrors

Extra Features in Ameo (Comfortline): ABS, Rear Power Windows, Cruise Control, Auto-Up Anti-Pinch Passenger Windows, Tachometer, Fog Lamps, Telescopic Steering Adjust, Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat

Extra Features in Vitara Brezza (VDi O): ABS, Parking Sensors, Rear Power Windows, Tachometer

Extra Features in EcoSport (Ambiente): Telescopic Steering Adjustment

Ameo has the most number of extra features, followed by Brezza, while the EcoSport has the least number of features. But what the Ameo lacks is the real-world suitability to Indian roads, the Brezza & EcoSport have higher Ground Clearance, bigger Wheels and Tyres and sturdier suspension, which makes them immensely more suitable to Indian road conditions than the Ameo. We would recommend sturdier underpinnings over the few extra electronic gimmicks to our readers any day! That being said, it is the Brezza which inspires more confidence towards its reliability, after sales service and resale value over the EcoSport. Overall the Vitara Brezza ‘VDi O’ is the best car in the market up to 9.7 Lakh Rs. and is highly recommended by us. Check out our Vitara Brezza vs Baleno and Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport comparisons for detailed analysis.

Vitara Brezza ‘ZDi’ Diesel – CONDITIONALLY RECOMMENDED
When it comes to the ZDi, the option of Dzire ZDi AGS automatic comes into picture. On one hand you have better suitability to Indian road condition with the Brezza, while on the other hand you have the convenience of the AMT automatic gearbox with the Dzire AGS. If your usage is primarily going to be in city traffic, go for the Dzire ZDi AGS with your eyes closed. However, if your usage is primarily in semi-urban and rough road environments, the Brezza would be a better choice. Check out our Vitara Brezza vs Dzire comparison for further details.

There’s also the option of the EcoSport ‘Trend’, but it loses out to the Brezza in terms of reliability, service support, resale value, fuel efficiency & feature richness. Check out our Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport Comparison for a comprehensive analysis.

Vitara Brezza ‘ZDi Plus’ Diesel – NOT RECOMMENDED
The problem with the ZDi+ is that it enters into the 1.5 iVTEC territory of Honda City & BR-V. The Brezza is no match to the all-round capabilities of the City & BR-V be it in terms of performance, refinement, space, ergonomics, interiors etc. Which is why we recommend the Brezza only to those who anticipate a usage of over 1-1.5 Lakh kilometers in the 5 to 7 years, for the rest we recommend the City ‘S MT’ over the Brezza ZDi+. Check out our detailed Vitara Brezza vs City & Vitara Brezza vs BR-V comparison for detailed analysis.

Price (on road Delhi): Vitara Brezza ZDi – 10.90 Lakh, City S MT – 10.00 Lakh, BR-V E MT - 10.00 Lakh
Fuel Cost (for 75,000 km): Vitara Brezza – 2.60 Lakh, City MT – 4.25 Lakh, BR-V MT - 4.60 Lakh
Resale Value (after 5 to 7 years): Vitara Brezza ZDi – 6.50 Lakh, City S MT – 6.50 Lakh, BR-V E MT - 6.50 Lakh
Total Cost of Ownership: Vitara Brezza ZDi – 7.00 Lakh, City S MT –7.75 Lakh, BR-V E MT - 8.10 Lakh

The second problem for the ZDi+ is the highly capable automatic geared alternative, the Ciaz ‘VXi+ AT’. It works out to be 1 lakh Rs. or about 15% more expensive than the Brezza ZDi+ in terms of Overall Ownership Cost. But then if your usage is mostly on city streets, the automatic gearbox can take away half the fatigue of your daily commute by eliminating the pain of constant clutching-de-clutching and gear-rowing. And with the Brezza's irritable turbo-lag bumper-to-bumper commuting becomes even more painful than usual. We recommend the Brezza only to those who anticipate a usage of over 1-1.5 Lakh kilometers in the 5 to 7 years, for the rest we recommend the Ciaz ‘VXi+ AT’ over the Brezza 'ZDi+'. Check out our detailed Vitara Brezza vs Ciaz Comparison for detailed analysis.

Price (on road Delhi): Vitara Brezza ZDi – 10.90 Lakh, Ciaz VXi+ AT – 10.30 Lakh
Fuel Cost (for 75,000 km): Vitara Brezza – 2.60 Lakh, Ciaz AT – 4.25 Lakh
Resale Value (after 5 to 7 years): Vitara Brezza ZDi – 6.50 Lakh, Ciaz VXi+ AT – 6.50 Lakh
Total Cost of Ownership: Vitara Brezza ZDi – 7.00 Lakh, Ciaz VXi+ AT – 8.00 Lakh

Related CarComparos:

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Honda Amaze

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Honda BRV

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Honda City

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Elite i20

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra Bolero

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra KUV100

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra TUV300

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Baleno

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Ciaz

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Dzire

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Ertiga

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti S Cross

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Maruti Swift

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Nissan Terrano

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Renault Duster

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Volkswagen Ameo



*If you can't find the Comparison you were looking for? Just mention it in the comments section below and we'll put it up as soon as possible.

No comments:

Post a Comment