Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport Comparison

Maruti-Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport Comparison
Overall, Vitara Brezza is a mind blowing 1.2 Lakh Rs. lower on terms of Total Cost of Ownership and thus far better value for money and a more practical choice than the Ford EcoSport. Plus it has numerous and highly attractive features over the EcoSport as well.

Vitara Brezza vs EcoSport Comparison Video:

Pricing & Features: Vitara Brezza’s top-most variant, the ‘ZDi+’ diesel retails for 9.54 Lakh, Ex-showroom, Delhi, which is 1 Lakh rupees cheaper than EcoSport’s ‘Titanium+’ diesel variant  costing 9.75 Lakh. In addition to being 1 lakh Rs. cheaper, the Brezza also has lots of extra convenience features like Parking Camera, Projector Headlamps and a cutting edge Infotainment System, while the EcoSport has an advantage in safety features namely side and curtain airbags.

Common Features: ABS, Airbags-2, Climate Control, Power Steering, Front Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Stereo: FM, USB, Aux, Bluetooth + 4 Speakers, Electrically Adjustable Mirrors, Electric Tailgate Release, Fog Lamps, Alloys, Driver’s Seat Height Adjust, 2 Tweeters, LED DRLs, Steering Wheel Switches, Parking Sensors, Electrically Folding Mirrors, Rear Wash-Wipe-Defog, Auto headlamps, Auto Wipers, Push Button Start & Smart Key
Extra Features in Vitara Brezza (ZDi+): Parking Camera, Projector Headlamps, 7” Touch-screen, Navigation, CarPlay, Cruise Control, Electrically Folding Mirrors
Extra Features in EcoSport (Titanium+): Side & Curtain Airbags, Telescopic Steering Adjust

Performance & Drivability: Both cars deliver power in a very different manner. The EcoSport has excellent drivability in town as well as a strong mid-range giving it balanced performance. Vitara Brezza has a noticeable turbo-lag and power comes in at around 2000 rpm. This makes it slightly cumbersome to drive in city traffic. However, once its turbo spools up it has a tad more potent mid-range compared to the EcoSport giving it a slight edge in terms of overtaking ability. Both engines are reasonably refined and surprisingly rev happy considering that they are diesel mills.

Power (PS@rpm): Vitara Brezza – 90@4000, EcoSport – 100@3750
Torque (Nm@rpm): Vitara Brezza – 200@1750, EcoSport - 205@1750-3250
Kerb Weight (kg): Vitara Brezza – 1185, EcoSport – 1248
Power to Weight Ratio (PS/ton): Vitara Brezza – 76, EcoSport – 80
Torque to Weight Ratio (Nm/ton): Vitara Brezza – 169, EcoSport – 164

Fuel Efficiency: In our back-to-back tests, the Vitara Brezza was consistently 1 kmpl more efficient than the EcoSport.

ARAI Mileage (kmpl): Vitara Brezza (manual) – 24.3, EcoSport – 22.7 (manual)
Fuel Cost for 75,000 km (Lakh): Vitara Brezza (manual) – 2.15, EcoSport – 2.45 (manual)

Space & Comfort: Both cars have reasonably spacious cabins, with adequate space for 5 occupants. Vitara Brezza has slightly more interior room than the EcoSport, as well as better all-round visibility. Vitara Brezza’s boot-space at 328 litres though is slightly lesser compared to the EcoSport's boot-space of 346 litres.

Length (mm): Vitara Brezza - 3995, EcoSport - 3999
Width (mm): Vitara Brezza - 1790, EcoSport - 1765
Height (mm): Vitara Brezza - 1640, EcoSport - 1708

Ride Quality & Handling: Both cars have surprisingly car-like dynamics, but the EcoSport holds a slight edge over the Brezza. Both cars have a slightly stiff ride and a bit of body roll, which is no surprise considering their tall stance. But the EcoSport has an edge over the Vitara Brezza in terms of its cornering abilities. It’s steering weighs up well at speed and also has better feel and feedback compared to the Brezza’s steering setup. However, thanks to their high ground clearance both cars are well suited to the lunar landscape of Indian roads as well. Interestingly, Vitara Brezza's spare wheel is mounted under the boot floor, unlike the EcoSport's wheel that is mounted on the tailgate, improving its maneuverability in traffic and making it easy to judge while parking.

Ground Clearance (mm): Vitara Brezza – 198, EcoSport – 200
Tyre Size: Vitara Brezza - 215/60R16, EcoSport - 215/60R16

Reliability and After Sales Service: This is where Maruti’s unbeatable prowess at After Sales Service gives an immense advantage to the Vitara Brezza over the EcoSport. Firstly, Suzuki’s products have proven to be far more reliable than Ford products in the past two decades in the Indian Market. And even though Ford has turned a leaf after the launch of the Figo in 2009, they still have a long way to go to catch up with Suzuki. Secondly, the sheer spread of Maruti’s 2000+ touch points is far more than Ford’s 350 odd outlets.

Resale after 5 to 7 years est. (Lakh): Vitara Brezza is bound to hold far better residual value than the EcoSport, thanks to the after sales service and fuel efficiency advantage.

Vitara Brezza (Diesel manual) – 5.70, EcoSport (Diesel manual) – 5.36

Total Cost of Ownership (in Lakh): (Vehicle Price + Fuel Cost – Resale Value)

Vitara Brezza (diesel manual) – 5.94, EcoSport (diesel manual) – 6.84

Verdict: Vitara Brezza is a mind blowing 90,000 Rs. lower on terms of Total Cost of Ownership and thus far better value for money and a more practical choice than the Ford EcoSport. Plus it has numerous and highly attractive features over the EcoSport as well making it the clear winner of this CarComparo.

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