Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Battle of Compact SUVs

Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

With the advent of the compact SUV segment in India, companies have been bringing in their C-Games in the arena. Two of the best selling ones are Mahindra XUV300 and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. A Fortress on wheels or the wicked wheels, what should you choose and why? Let’s find out in a detailed comparison of the two compacts.

Engine and Transmission | Who has the power?

Powertrain Specifications

Models Mahindra XUV300 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Engine 1.2-litre Turbo Petrol / 1.5-litre Turbo Diesel 1.5-litre K15B Petrol
Power 108.6hp@5,000rpm / 115.05hp@3,750rpm 103.25hp@6,000rpm
Torque 200Nm@2,000-3,500rpm/300Nm@1,500-2,500rpm 138Nm@4,400rpm
Transmission 6-speed Manual / 6-speed manual, AMT 5-speed MT / 4-speed AMT
Fuel Efficiency 17.0kmpl / 20.0kmpl 17.03kmpl

Mahindra XUV300 seems to have taken a huge lead here. The petrol engines of both the compact SUVs when compared have a huge difference with XUV300 being the powerful one. As for the diesel, there is no engine to compare on Brezza’s end as Maruti has discontinued the diesel engines due to BS6 emission norms. Vitara Brezza has more fuel efficiency to offer, although the difference is negligible.

Safety Features Comparison | Mahindra XUV300 vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Safety Features

Models Mahindra XUV300 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Dual Airbags
ABS with EBD
Cornering Stability Control
All 4 Disc Brakes
ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
Speed Sensing Door Lock
Impact Sensing Door Unlock
Panic Braking Signal
Reverse Parking Sensors
Mahindra XUV300’s Global NCAP report
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza | Safest Cars In India

It is clear from the above table that the Mahindra XUV300 is more equipped when it comes to safety. This is the reason that it is India’s safest car and Mahindra terms it as a fortress on wheels. It has scored 5-star rating for the adult occupancy and 4-star for the child occupancy at the global NCAP. It is the only car in India with a 4-star rating for child occupancy. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, on the other hand, has scored 4-star rating for adult occupancy while a mere 2-star rating for the child occupancy.

Note: All the features mentioned above are for the base variants of the cars.

Have a look: 8 Safest 4 and 5 Star Global NCAP Rated Cars in India

Dimensions Comparison | It’s all about size, isn’t it?


Models Mahindra XUV300 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Overall Length (mm) 3995 3995
Width (mm) 1821 1790
Height (mm) 1627 1640
Wheelbase (mm) 2600 2500
Kerb weight (kg) 1307 1110

Both the SUVs are subcompact being less than 4 meters. Mahindra XUV300 is wider making it a good choice for those looking for more shoulder room. As for the height 13mm of extra height in Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza will surely provide better headroom. As for the legroom, XUV300 wins again with wider wheelbase. Mahindra’s compact SUV is heavier due to the fortification that has gone into making it. In this comparison too, Mahindra XUV300 takes lead.

Comfort and Convenience | Battle of the Compact SUVs


Models Mahindra XUV300 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Electric Sunroof
Cruise Control
Dual-Zone Automatic Temperature Control
Touchscreen Infotainment System
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
Projector Headlamps
Follow me home lamps
Rain-sensing wipers
Digital Instrument Cluster
Central Locking
Steering mounted Phone and Audio Control
Inbuilt GPS Navigation

Well, Mahindra XUV300 seems to have no lagging behind in the features arena also. The Indian automaker has done a commendable job here with this compact SUV for sure. With such a list of features and performance figures, Mahindra XUV300 is a for a sure winner. Right? Yes, but we need to do the price comparison yet. Let’s get done with it too.

Also, Read: 10 Cars in India with a Sunroof Feature

Price Comparison

Variants and Price

Models Variants Price (Ex-Showroom)
Mahindra XUV300 W4 Turbo Petrol ₹8,30,000
W4 Turbo Diesel ₹8,69,000
W6 Turbo Petrol ₹9,15,000
W6 Turbo Diesel ₹9,50,000
Autoshift W6 Turbo Diesel ₹9,99,000
W8 Turbo Petrol ₹10,60,000
W8 Turbo Diesel ₹10,95,000
Autoshift W8 Turbo Diesel ₹11,49,800
W8 (O) Turbo Petrol ₹11,84,000
W8 (O) Turbo Diesel ₹12,14,000
Autoshift W8 (O) Turbo Diesel ₹12,69,000
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza LXI ₹7,34,000
VXI ₹8,35,000
ZXI ₹9,10,000
ZXI+ ₹9,75,000
VXI AT ₹9,75,000
ZXI AT ₹10,50,000
ZXI+ AT ₹11,15,000
AT – Automatic Transmission | (O) – Optional

It is clear from the above table that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is going to make a smaller dent on your pocket when compared to the Mahindra XUV300. There is a difference of almost ₹1,00,000 in the base variants. But the safety and extra features do come at a cost.

Mahindra XUV300 or Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza | Which one should you choose?

If you are really looking for safety as well as thrill, Mahindra XUV300 should be your choice. It is not only the safest car in India but also the most powerful one in the segment. This does not mean that Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a poor choice, it simply does not stand a chance against the best-in-segment. If you have extra ₹1lakh to spend, Mahindra XUV300 should surely be your choice.

Which variant of Mahindra XUV300 should you buy?

As for the safety features, even the base variant of Mahindra XUV300 comes equipped with all the features listed above. But the base variant lacks the comfort and convenience features. So, if you plan to keep everything balanced, you can go for the W8 Petrol variant. You can also go for W8 Autoshift if you are looking for an automatic variant.

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