Maruti recently relaunched its compact SUV Brezza with a facelift. Brezza which earlier came in the name of Vitara Brezza now comes with a smart Hybrid engine. Apart from its appearance, looks, and design, Maruti has also done some work on its safety and luxury features also. There is no doubt that Brezza is one of the most selling compact SUVs in the Indian market. However, Tata has also earned its own spot in the SUV segment because of its reliable and safer car bodies. Now with the 2022 Brezza, Maruti has made competition in this segment more interesting and people looking for a compact SUV at this price range are now confused between the two choices. “2022 Brezza Vs Nexon Which is better?” It is a question that most people are now dangling with. So, here we present the significant differences between 2022 Brezza and Nexon to give some relief to you.
2022 Brezza vs Nexon – Dimensions
There is not much difference between the sizes of the two SUVs. Both compact SUVs belong to the sub-4 meter category. Brezza has a length of 3995mm while Nexon is 3993mm long. There is only a difference of 2mm in their length. The same difference is also reflected in their wheelbase. Tata Nexon has a wheelbase of 2498mm whereas Brezza has a wheelbase of 2500mm. A 2mm difference in length does not create much of a contrast. However, Nexon is 21mm wider than Brezza. It has a width of 1811mm as compared to the 1790mm width of Brezza. This gives wider seats hence more comfortable seating for three passengers in the rear. When it comes to headroom, Brezza defeats Nexon with a body height of 1685mm as compared to the 1606mm height of Nexon.
Both the SUVs run on 16inch wheels with Nexon offering diamond-cut alloy wheels in higher trims and Brezza has the option of precision-cut alloy wheels. Brezza is 2mm longer and 79mm taller than Nexon but Nexon defeats Brezza in case of boot space. Nexon packs its engine very smartly in a smaller bonnet which saves its space. As a result of this, Nexon has 22l more boot space than Brezza. With rear seats up, Nexon has 350litres while Brezza got only 328liters of luggage room.
2022 Brezza Vs Nexon – Engine Specs
2022 Brezza draws its power from a 1.5l smart hybrid engine. It delivers a max power of 75.8kW @ 6000rpm and a peak torque of 136Nm @ 4400. The SUV from Maruti comes mated to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, Tata Nexon packs a more potent but smaller 1.2L turbocharged engine under its hood. The engine delivers 88kW of max power @ 5500rpm and a peak torque of 170Nm @ 4000rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed manual as well as 6-speed automatic transmission.
Nexon’s engine is more powerful than Brezza. Not only that, but Nexon also produces its peak power and torque at comparatively lower engine speeds which makes it more fuel efficient at higher speeds.
2022 Brezza vs Nexon – Safety features
When it comes to safety, everyone must remember that Nexon is the first Indian car with a 5-star rating from Global NCAP. Being said that, When we put the comparison “2022 Brezza vs Nexon” to test, Nexon again defeats Brezza. Nexon is loaded with lots of safety features. It has ABS with EBD, ESP, Electronic Traction Control, Roll-over Mitigation, Hydraulic Brake Assist, Hill-Hold Control, Electric Brake Prefill, Brake Disc Wiping, Driver, and Co-driver airbags, and ISOFIX child seat anchorage. Whereas, the 2022 Brezza has only ABS with EBD, ESP, Hill-Hold Assist, ISOFIX Chil seat Anchorage and driver and co-driver airbags.
Maruti Brezza also has side and curtain airbags in its top-spec variant ZXi+. One thing to note here is that all these safety features are offered by Tata in the base variant of Nexon as standard.
2022 Brezza Vs Nexon – Features
On the features front, both car manufacturers are offering lots of infotainment, comfort, and luxury features. For information and entertainment, Nexon has 7-inch floating type touchscreen on the its console which comes with an 8-speaker Harman sound system where as Brezza also comes with a 9-inch infotainment screen with an 8-speaker sound system from Arkamys. Both infotainment systems support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
2022 Brezza Vs Nexon – Price
When compared in terms of money, Nexon again proved to be a worthy choice. The price for the base variant Nexon XE with petrol engine and manual transmission starts at an ex-showroom price of INR 7.59lakh. For the base variant of Brezza, one has to pay INR 40,000 more which is INR 7.99lakh.
2022 Brezza Vs Nexon. Which is better? – The Verdict
2022 Maruti Brezza looks more premium in its design whereas Tata Nexon has more sporty looks that perfectly suit its SUV styling. Still, the looks and the design are individual choices. It will vary from person to person. However, in terms of engine, performance, safety, and price Nexon appear to be a better choice than the 2022 Brezza. Both the SUVs have a hell lot of comfort and luxury features. But Nexon has more safety features. Ane we, The Auto Blogs, believe that nothing is greater than the safety of the passenger. Tata Nexon not only has safety features but its cabin is completely fortified which has also been proved in the Global Ncap safety test. So, if you have this question 2022 Brezza or Nexon, Which one is better? It is definitely Tata Nexon.
Again, you should also do your own research before coming to a conclusion.