Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza or Ford EcoSport, which is the best sub-compact SUV, we compare their specs here!
The Indian automobile brand – Tata Motors is all set to heat up the sub-compact SUV market with their all-new Tata Nexon. Recently, Tata has flagged-off the first batch of Tata Nexon from the Ranjangaon facility, and it also shared the news of Tata Nexon reaching dealerships across the country in a phased manner. Built on Tata’s IMPACT design philosophy, the Tata Nexon is surely going to offer a tough time to its rivals.
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A few weeks back, we came to know about the discontinuation of Tata Safari and Zest Quadrajet 90PS, which suggests that Tata will now focus more on its latest offerings like Tiago, Tigor and the all-new Nexon. This amazing compact SUV has been added with brilliant technology and features which aim to make it the best SUV in the compact segment
Here, we try to find out where Tata Nexon stands when compared with its closest rivals like Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Ford EcoSport.
Spec Comparison: Tata Nexon vs. Maruti Suzuki Brezza vs. Ford EcoSport
Thanks to the sub-4 metre compact-SUV category, it is very interesting to see how automobile brands make the best use of available space in this segment. And the one which makes the most spacious SUV is the clear winner. The Ford EcoSport is 3999mm long, while both Nexon and Brezza are 3995mm long. However, the additional 4mm space on EcoSport hardly makes a difference.
The Tata Nexon (1811mm) is widest of all trumping the Vitara Brezza (1790mm) by 21mm and the EcoSport (1765mm) by 46mm. This suggests that the Tata Nexon will surely offer a better shoulder room than the EcoSport and Brezza. Sitting 5 on Tata Nexon won’t be uncomfortable. The Ford EcoSport has the longest wheelbase 2520mm, but it is still fails to offer good legroom on the front and back. Being the tallest, the EcoSport offers the best headroom.
Considering the Indian roads, the ground clearance is very important. This is where both Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport stand at 200mm, while the Brezza at 198mm. We hope that the 2mm shorter height won’t make a difference.
The Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport are available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The Maruti Suzuki Brezza is available with only diesel engine option till date. let’s have a look at the engines powering these SUVs.
- Petrol:2-litre Turbocharged (Power: 110PS, Torque: 170NM) 6-Speed MT
- Diesel:5-litre Turbocharged (Power: 110PS, Torque: 260NM) 6-Speed MT
- Petrol:5-litre/1.0-litre Turbocharged (Power: 112PS/125PS, Torque: 140NM/170NM) 5-Speed MT/6-Speed AT (1.5L)
- Diesel:5-litre Turbocharged (Power: 100PS, Torque: 205NM) 5-Speed MT
Maruti Suzuki Brezza
- Petrol:3-litre (Power: 90PS, Torque: 200NM) 5-Speed MT
All these three compact SUVs are great in terms of safety, comfort and convenience features. Starting from an amazing infotainment system to the brilliant six-airbag system, these SUVs won’t give you a chance to complain.
Price in India
Tata Nexon Price – Rs.6 lacs* – Rs.9 lacs* (*Expected Price – Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Ford EcoSport – Rs.7.1 lacs – Rs.10.71 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Brezza – Rs.7.24 lacs – Rs.9.91 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
Availability in India
Both, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza and Ford EcoSport are available to buy. The Brezza is selling like hot cake that too in good number while the EcoSport is catching close. The Tata Nexon is expected to be launched in the upcoming festive season in India.
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