Comparison Maruti S-Cross vs Maruti Brezza vs Hyundai Creta vs Tata Nexon

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Maruti S-Cross vs Maruti Brezza vs Hyundai Creta vs Tata Nexon: Which SUV is better? 

Maruti S-Cross
After the success of Renault Duster, the French automaker introduced a segment in the Indian auto industry which was not only met with a lot of interest but also several new contenders, each fighting for its piece of the consumer base. In this review, we will look at four compact SUVs- Maruti S-Cross, Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon and to the uninitiated, this is a collation of premium and standard compact SUVs. These cars will be evaluated against each other to prove whether the additional features and premium pricing on these cars justify them as quality products in their segment.

Dimensions comparison

Maruti Brezza

Maruti S-Cross clearly offers the most cabin space of all four offerings. It is the longest of the four cars and has the longest wheelbase. Maruti Brezza is comparatively more compact to its premium sibling but the taller design translates into more cabin space in form of additional headroom. In terms of dimensions, Hyundai Creta is clearly the best all-rounder. It is just as long as Maruti S-Cross (longest of all four cars), just as wide and tall as Brezza. Tata Nexon’s saving grace is its suspension travel and the 209mm ground clearance means it can take on the toughest off-road conditions.

Dimensions Maruti S-Cross Maruti Brezza Hyundai Creta Tata Nexon
Length 4300mm 3995mm 4270mm 3994mm
Width 1785mm 1790mm 1780mm 1811mm
Height 1595mm 1640mm 1630mm 1607mm
Wheelbase 2600mm 2500mm 2590mm 2498mm
Ground clearance 180mm 198mm 190mm 209mm

Engine Comparison

Petrol engine comparison

hyundai creta

The Maruti offerings are only available in diesel avatars, so for this segment, we will only be comparing Hyundai Creta against Tata Nexon. Creta comes powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine which produces 121.3bhp whereas the cheaper 1.2-litre Revotron mill in Tata Nexon produces an admirable 108.5bhp of peak power. It is also worth noting that 1.2-litre Revotron motor produces 19 more torques than the motor offered in Creta. Both SUVs offer their petrol variants with automatic transmissions but the Nexon is more frugal than Korean compact SUV.

Petrol Maruti S-Cross Maruti Brezza Hyundai Creta Tata Nexon
Engines N/A N/A 1.6L 1.2L
Power N/A N/A 121.3bhp 108.5bhp
Torque N/A N/A 151Nm 170Nm
Transmission N/A N/A AT/MT AT/MT
Mileage N/A N/A 13.0kmpl(AT)/15.29kmpl(MT) 17kmpl

Diesel engine comparison

Tata Nexon

Maruti S-Cross and Vitara Brezza both get the same Fiat Multijet 1.3-litre DDiS motor which produces 88.5 bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. Both cars are offered only with manual transmissions but S-Cross offers a better fuel economy as compared to Brezza. Hyundai Creta is the most powerful diesel SUV and is the only car which is offered with automatic transmission in its diesel variants. Tata Nexon’s Revotorq motor produces just as many torques as the 1.6-litre motor in Creta and it offers better fuel economy as compared to the latter.

Diesel Maruti S-Cross Maruti Brezza Hyundai Creta Tata Nexon
Engines 1.3L 1.3L 1.6L 1.5L
Power 88.5bhp 88.5bhp 126.2bhp 108.5bhp
Torque 200Nm 200Nm 259.9Nm 260Nm
Transmission MT MT AT/MT MT
Mileage 25.1 kmpl 24.3 kmpl 17.01kmpl(AT)/19.67kmpl(MT) 21.5kmpl

Prices Comparison

Hyundai Creta in a true Hyundai tradition is priced at a premium and is the most expensive car of the four. The cheapest compact SUV in this comparison is Tata Nexon followed by Maruti Vitara Brezza and S-Cross which is priced just undercutting the Hyundai offering.

Maruti S-Cross Maruti Brezza Hyundai Creta Tata Nexon
Rs. 8.62- 11.3 Lakh Rs. 7.24- 9.91 Lakh Rs. 9.29- 14.6 Lakh Rs. 5.99- 9.62 Lakh

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