Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, a storm in the compact SUV segment or the S-Cross Petrol, a not-so storm in the crossover segment. What should be your choice if you are planning to buy a car soon? Should you go for the wicked SUV or the refined one? This is what we are here for you. In today’s featured, we are going to compare both the cars and see which one’s better. So, let’s get started!

Which one has got more space to offer?

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Dimensions
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Dimensions

Dimensions Comparison

Vitara Brezza 2020 SCross Petrol
Length (mm) 3,995 4,300
Width (mm) 1,790 1,785
Height (mm) 1,640 1,595
Wheelbase (mm) 2500 2,600
Boot space (Litres) 328 353
  • SCross petrol is lengthier than the Brezza for sure. But when it comes to width and height, Vitara Brezza has got some extra millimetres to it.
  • The extra length lets SCross have a bigger boot space. We have been in both the SUVs and the space inside SCross felt a bit more.
  • Vitara Brezza has got extra headroom to offer though.

What about the performance? Which one’s better?

Engine and Transmission
Engine and Transmission

First things first, both the cars have got the same engine under the hood. Its the BS6-compliant K15B Petrol engine. Let’s take a look at its specs.

Engine Specifications

Engine K15B Smart Hybrid
Capacity 1,462
Power  104.6hp@6,000rpm
Torque 138Nm@4,400rpm
Fuel Efficiency 17.03kmpl (Vitara Brezza)

18.55kmpl (SCross)

  • Both being powered by the same engine have almost similar performance.
  • Maruti Suzuki offers 5-speed Manual transmission as standard while there is a 4-speed AT with both the cars as an option.
  • In the comparison of company claimed efficiency, SCross offers slightly better fuel efficiency. The real-world comparison though has a different story, both cars offer around 15kmpl.
  • In our comparison of 0 to 100, SCross won by a slight margin (less than a second).
  • Both cars are fun to drive. The torque converter offers great performance in the city drive but does restrict the engine when it comes to highway driving.

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It’s time we talk about the safety aspect!

Safety Features Comparison
Safety Features Comparison

Indian buyers have started to look towards safety and its time we take a look at the safety of both the cars. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has scored a 4-star rating at the Global NCAP crash test rating making it the safest offering from the Maruti Suzuki Arena. On the other hand, SCross has scored a 5-star rating at the ASEAN NCAP. This is what we expect from a premium offering from NEXA. Let’s take a look at the safety features now.

Safety Features Comparison

Vitara Brezza SCross
Dual Front Airbags
ABS with EBD
Brake Assist
Front Disc Brakes
Rear Disc Brakes
ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
Halogen Projector Headlamps
High-Speed Warning
Reverse Parking Sensor
*THE FEATURES MENTIONED ARE FOR THE BASE VARIANT*

So, SCross offers better safety with disc brakes at all the wheels and brake assist. It does feel safe to drive both cars.

So, what about the comfort and convenience? Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza or SCross?

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs SCross
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs SCross

Comfort and Convenience Features

Vitara Brezza SCross Petrol
Touchscreen Infotainment
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Keyless Entry
Tilt Steering
Telescopic Steering
Auto AC
Cruise Control
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Rain Sensing Auto Wipers
Rear AC Vents
Steering Mounted Controls
Auto folding ORVMs

Both cars have an equal amount of features when it comes to comfort and convenience. We would have expected more from the S-Cross, it is a premium offering under the NEXA channel. Both the cars lack on modern-day features such as sunroof, rear AC vents or the rear 12V or USB socket.

It’s time for the Price Comparison!

Variant-Wise Price

Model Variant Price
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
Maruti Suzuki SCross Sigma ₹8,39,000
Delta ₹9,60,000
Zeta ₹9,95,000
Delta Automatic ₹10,83,000
Alpha ₹11,15,500
Zeta Automatic ₹11,18,500
Alpha Automatic ₹12,39,000
*Ex-Showroom Delhi*

The extra 300mm adds to the cost as SCross Petrol cannot enjoy the excise duty benefits of being sub-4 metre car as the Vitara Brezza does.

So which car should you go for? Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza or SCross

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs SCross Verdict!
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs SCross Verdict!

If you are looking for a car with simple yet comfortable driving, definitely go for the S-Cross. It has got premium looks, a comfortable ride and good performance. The same can be said for the Vitara Brezza too, but the feel of a hatchback and a stance of the SUV is what the SCross Crossover offers. Plus, there is a slightly better safety offered at the SCross with extra space too. And if you want to save money, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is a good choice. Stay tuned to our YouTube channel for the detailed review of both the cars.

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