The Compact SUVs are getting tremendous response from the people all over India and the competition in this segment is getting tougher day by day . The latest entrant in this competition is the Mahindra XUV300 and its competitors which are already present in the market are Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford Ecosport.
So, now its Mahindra XUV300 Vs Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Ford Ecosport .!
The Mahindra XUV300 launched on 14th February at Rs 7.9 lakhs and goes upto 11.99 lakhs. The front looks of the XUV300 are very appealing and modern. The DRLs are unique and give it a boost over other competitors but the rear looks are simple. Mahindra offers some first in class features in XUV300 which are front parking sensors, dual zone climate control and knee airbag. It also offers sunroof which is absent in Tata Nexon & MS Vitara Brezza. The top end model also has 17 inch alloy wheels.
Coming to the interiors, XUV300 cabin is good looking with dual zone climate control on offer and also a 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also offers cruise control.
Mahindra XUV300 gives you two engine options i.e. 1.2 litre (109bhp/200Nm) turbocharged petrol engine and 1.5 litre (115bhp/300Nm) turbocharged diesel engine. Both the engines are mated to 6 speed manual gearbox. An AMT gearbox variant will be launched soon. The petrol engine promises a mileage of 17 kmpl and diesel gives 20 kmpl.
The Tata Nexon styling is different from others. The funky designing of the car helps it to stand out from the crowd. Recently, the Nexon has achieved a milestone and became the first Indian car to score perfect 5 stars in global NCAP safety test. In terms of safety, Nexon is the best car. It also offers 16 inch alloy wheels.
We would also say that Nexon has the best interiors and it gives you the feeling of a high end luxury car. The infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and reverse parking camera is quite good and has an excellent sound quality. The front & back seats are also comfortable with proper leg room at the back. The cabin of Nexon is best of all its competitors.
Tata Nexon comes with two engine options 1.2 litre (108bhp/170Nm) turbocharged petrol engine and 1.5 litre (108bhp/260Nm) turbocharged diesel engine. Both the engines are mated to 6 speed manual and automatic transmission. The petrol variant returns a mileage of 17 kmpl and diesel variant gives 21.5 kmpl. The prices start from 6.22 lakhs and goes upto 10.66 lakhs.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
This car is the segment leader since its launch and every month Maruti Suzuki sells more than 10,000 units of the Vitara Brezza.
Vitara Brezza looks like a muscular SUV and its exterior styling definitely attracts a large number of people. The front headlights are attached to a wide chrome bar and below that are the fog lamps. The rear looks are also as good as the front ones. The dual tone color combination looks very good on this car. The top end model offers 16 inch alloy wheels.
The cabin of the vitara brezza is very simple. Like any other car, it offers 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay. At the back you get rear AC vents and rear seats are also comfortable and can easily accomodate 3 people. Overall, the cabin of vitara brezza is at the bottom as compared to all its competitors.
The MS Vitara Brezza has only one engine option which is the tried & tested 1.3 litre (90bhp/200Nm) turbocharged diesel engine. This engine is attached to 5 speed manual and automatic transmission. Maruti has been using this fiat sourced engine in all its cars since a very long time. It promises a mileage of 24.3 kmpl. The prices of vitara brezza start from 7.67 lakhs and goes upto 10.64 lakhs.
It was the first car to enter as a compact SUV in the Indian market and has been very popular among the people since its launch. It got a facelift in November 2017.
The exterior styling of the ecosport remains same as its earlier version except the front headlights and bumper that now looks much better and gives the car a proper & muscular SUV look. The tail lamps remain also remain the same. The top end model offers 17 inch alloy and a sunroof.
The ecosport undoubtedly has got one of the best cabins in its segment. The best part of its cabin is the 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system and 4.2 inch MID. This infotainment system has the best response and offers everything. The only thing in which the cabin lacks is the space at the rear seats and 3 persons can’t sit comfortably.
There are 3 engine options in the ecosport which are 1.5 litre (121bhp/150Nm) dragon petrol engine, 1.5 litre (99bhp/205Nm) diesel engine and 1 litre (124bhp/170Nm) turbocharged petrol engine. The petrol & diesel 1.5 litre engine is mated to 5 speed manual gearbox and only the petrol 1.5 litre variant gets automatic gearbox. The 1 litre turbocharged petrol is mated to 6 speed manual gearbox. Both the petrol engines claim an average of 16.8 kmpl whereas diesel promises 23 kmpl.
The prices of the ecosport start from 7.82 lakhs and goes upto 11.89 lakhs.
In this race of Mahindra XUV300 Vs Tata Nexon Vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Ford Ecosport, if we consider all the factors like interior & exterior styling, features, mileage and most important the pricing then the Nexon wins and is way ahead of its competitors.