The battle for supremacy in the burgeoning compact SUV segment intensified with the arrival of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The first compact SUV of Maruti Suzuki goes up against the Mahindra TUV 300 and the Ford EcoSport. Mahindra launched TUV300 in September 2015 and the vegicle has been doing healthy sales for the utility vehicle major.
On the other hand, the EcoSport is one of the early entries in the compact SUV segment and carries a reputation of a balanced product in the segment. That leads to the question of which of these three compact SUV is the pick of the segment?
Let us check out the key specifications of Mahindra TUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport, and find out which vehicle makes more sense to buy. The TUV300 and the Vitara Brezza is only available in diesel engines. Hence the comparison is for the diesel models.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is powered by 200 DDis 1248cc diesel engine develops 88.5bhp at 4,000rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750rpm, mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. Mahindra TUV300 comes with 3-cylinder 1493cc mHawk80 diesel engine that gives 84bhp power and 230Nm torque. The engine comes paired to either a five-speed manual or an AMT gearbox.
The Ford EcoSport's engine is a 4-cylinder 1498cc unit that develops 90bhp power and 204Nm torque mated 5-speed manual transmission. It is obvious that the Vitara Brezza and EcoSport go neck and neck in terms of power, while TUV300 leads in torque figures. Mahindra's compact SUV also comes with AMT gearbox, while rest of the two is not available in automatic transmission with the diesel engine.
The Vitara Brezza measures 3,995mm in length, 1,790mm in width, 1,640mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,500mm. It comes with 198mm ground clearance and 328-litres of boot capacity. TUV300 measures 3,995mm in length, 1,835mm in width and 1,839mm in height, having a wheel base of 2,680mm and 384-litre of boot capacity.
Ford EcoSport, on the other hand, is 3,999mm long, 1765mm wide and 1708mm tall along with 2520mm wheelbase. EcoSport has 346-litre boot capacity. Being compact SUVs, all three vehicles comes under the four-metre length category. The TUV300 is the only vehicle that offers seven seats and it comes with the biggest boot capacity of 384-litres.
The Vitara Brezza comes with a class leading claimed fuel efficiency of 24.3 kmpl. The Ford EcoSport, on the other hand, returns fuel efficiency with 22.27kmpl. Mahindra TUV300 returns 18.09kmpl, which is not impressive enough.
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||Mahindra TUV300||Ford EcoSport|
|ZDi+ dual tone||9,68,000||T8 AMT||9,53,406||-||-|
All prices, ex-showroom Delhi