The sub-compact SUV segment has witnessed maximum submissions from almost all brands in last few years. Right from Ford to Honda, Hyundai, Renault and all are keen to have their slice in the fastly expanding mini SUV market. The recent one to join this race is Maruti Vitara Brezza that comes with a promise of decent performance and pocket friendliness for Indian consumers. However, the top-end variant price of this Brezza compels its close comparison with entry level products of the senior SUV segment. Therefore, we bring you a close comparison between the Brezza and two of the most known entry level SUV cars – Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta. We will be comparing the three on grounds of dimensions, engine, mileage, price, and so forth.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Renault Duster Vs Hyundai Creta – Dimensions
In terms of length as well as wheelbase, Maruti Vitara Brezza takes the last position against Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. However, in terms of width and height it is a step ahead from the Creta. But the Duster takes the lead in all spheres over these two. With respect to luggage bearing capacity, the Duster again comes first with 475-liters of boot capacity while the Creta comes second with a boot volume of 398-liters and the Brezza again gets to last with 328-liters. And lastly the ground clearance, here the Duster has 205mm against Creta and Brezza which manage to stand tall with 183mm and 198mm.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Renault Duster Vs Hyundai Creta – Features
The new version of the Renault Duster receives more than 30 new style alterations which includes an updated air conditioning system, rear-view camera screen with reverse guidelines, power windows along with anti-pinch function, 7” MEDIANAV touchscreen infotainment system, voice recognition, Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, new upholstery, color theme, and what not. The safety aspect has been taken care with features like Hill Start Assist, ESP, EBD, ABS, and much more.
The Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, shares some of its equipment with the Verna sedan that comprises of start-stop button, 1GB internal memory, climate control, rear AC vents, navigation, FATC along with cluster ioniser, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, auto headlamps, supervision cluster, keyless entry,AUX-in/USB/Radio/MP3/CD. The safety aspect is taken care by up-market features like Vehicle Stability Management, ESC, ABS, EBD, HSC, rear parking camera. The dashboard has soft-touch materials, and the top-end model comeswith leather upholstery with contrast stitching.
The Maruti Brezza takes interior cues from Baleno which allows it to have dual tone color scheme, automatic control systems, piano black finish console, Smartplay infotainment system, cruise control, Apple CarPlay, Mapcare navigation, keyless entry, push button start/stop, reverse parking camera, chilled govebox, sliding front armrest, ABS, EBD, and much more.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Renault Duster Vs Hyundai Creta – Engine
The Brezza carries the very same 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel power mill which is already empowering its other siblings like S-Cross crossover and Baleno premium hatchback. The engine has a capacity to produce maximum power worth 88.5bhp against a peak torque of 200Nm. It coordinates with a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox. The Duster, on the other hand, comes with a 1.5-liter oil burner that is tuned to give 108bhp for 248Nm. While the Creta’s diesel avatar derives power from a 1.6-liter CRDi and 1.4-liter unit which pushes out 128bhp for 265Nm and 89bhp for 224Nm. Both these mills coordinate with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox while the Duster gets a 5-speed and 6-speed MT.
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Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Renault Duster Vs Hyundai Creta – Price
Keeping all other things apart, it is one of the prime features that calls for a close competition between sales figures of these three SUVs. While the price range for the Renault Duster in diesel goes from Rs. 9.07 lacs to Rs. 13.55 lacs, the same for the Hyundai Creta goes from Rs. 9.57 lacs to Rs. 13.80 lacs and for Vitara Brezza is priced at Rs. 6.99 lacs to Rs. 9. 68 lacs.
Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Renault Duster Vs Hyundai Creta – Specs
|Specification||Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||Renault Duster||Hyundai Creta|
|Engine||1.3-liter Diesel||1.6-liter Diesel||1.4 & 1.6-liter Diesel|
|Displacement||1248cc||1461cc||1396cc and 1528cc|
|Power||89bhp||108bhp||128bhp and 89bhp|
|Torque||200Nm||248Nm||265Nm and 89Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed MT||5-Speed and 6-Speed MT||6-speed MT|
|Mileage||24.3kmpl (ARAI)||19.87kmpl||21.3kmpl and 19.67kmpl|
|Price||Rs.6.99-Rs.9.68 lacs||Rs.9.57-Rs.13.80 lacs||Rs.9.57-Rs.13.80 lacs|