Maruti Brezza vs Hyundai Creta: Which would be the number one in the premium SUV segment?

by Vivaan Khatri | 13/08/2018
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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta are two familiar names in the SUV segment. These two names make one of the fiercest competition in the car market.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the star in the segment of premium SUV. Launched in 2016, this sub-four-meter SUV has become a best-selling car. Moreover, just in 2 years, it is the one to reach 3 lakh sales fastest in the Indian market. Averagely, 10,714 units are sold monthly, which is an insane sales figures. 

Hyundai Creta is the biggest rival of the Brezza in the same segment. Even though the sales volume of the Creta could not compete with the Brezza, the Creta still manages an impressive number. On the average, Hyundai sold around 8000 Creta per month, making it the second best-selling car, just behind the Brezza. 

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Basing on the number, it is easy to see that these two cars make a neck-to-neck rivalry. Moreover, they all make a good option for ones who are looking for a powerful family car. And with the recent facelift, will the Creta be able to turn the table and surpass the Brezza? IndianAuto will give you a comprehensive comparison review of the Brezza and Creta to find out the strengths and weakness of each car.

1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta: Dimension

At 4270mm, Hyundai Creta is distinguishingly longer than the Brezza which is only 3995mm long. Understandably, the wheelbase of the Creta is 90mm longer than the Brezza. However, in terms of width and height, the Brezza is slightly wider and higher than the Creta. 

 Dimension Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza  Hyundai Creta 
 Length  3995mm  4270mm
 Width  1790mm  1780mm
 Height  1640mm  1630mm

2. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta: Exterior

Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2018Hyundai Creta 2018

On the front profile, the Creta features a pronounced hexagon grille and a large bumper. Hyundai has given the front file a considerable amount of chrome accent, around the grille and the bumper. The highlight of the fascia is the LED running headlight enhancing the impressive and sporty-looking of the SUV. Overall, the front end of the Creta gives an impression of a smart and grand design.

Maruti Suzuki, Brezza on the other hand, looks tougher with a strong black insert on the grille and the fog light units. Maruti also applies many complimenting accents, like the think chrome streak connecting the two headlights and chrome strip above the license plate. On the side, the Brezza features new gloss black alloys, making the overall design look sportier. 

Apparently, the Brezza is boxier and more muscular. Notably, on the top-specs variants of the two cars, they both have the floating roof effect with contrasting black pillars. This shared element makes the two cars look quite compatible in terms of the exterior. 

3. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta: Interior

Hyundai Creta features a dual black and beige interior, whereas the new Brezza is given an all-black interior theme. 

Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2018 InteriorHyundai Creta 2018 Interior

Interior features:

Both the Creta and Brezza has height adjustable driver seats, power steering, power window, auto climate control, power outlet, rear seat headrest, rear seat central armrest as well as a multifunction steering wheel. Parking sensor, push start and stop, and touchscreen infotainment with Bluetooth connectivity are available for both Creta and Brezza. 

There are some features that exclusively exist in the Creta, for example, sunroof, rear AC vent, cruise control and lane changing indicator. Whereas the Brezza offers cooling glovebox and voice control which the Creta does not have. Plus, the Brezza also have auto headlamps, folding OVRMs and rain sensing wipers on the outside. The Brezza has fabric upholstery and the Creta has leather seat and leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Safety features:

Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki Brezza, which one will offer a better safety package? It seems that the Creta could beat the Brezza in this category with a 6 airbags, hill assist, vehicle stability control system and impact sensing auto door lock. 

The Brezza even though doesn’t have the features the listed features, but it has automatic headlamps anti-pinch power window, ISOFIX child restraint system.

However, the two both share common safety features like ABS with EBD, rear camera, crash sensor, engine immobilizer, dual front airbags.

The refreshed Vitara Brezza comes loaded with new safety features comprising ISOFIX child restraint system, high-speed warning alert, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors and front seatbelt pre-tensioners and force limiters.

Space: 

With the advantage of a longer length, the Creta easily beats the Brezza in terms of space. The Creta has a more spacious legroom and legroom. However, the Brezza’s cabin still offers decent space for car occupants.

The Creta also has a cargo space of 400 litres, much larger than the 328-litres boot space of the Brezza.

4. Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza vs Hyundai Creta: Engine and Performance

The Brezza also comes solely with a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder DDiS200 diesel engine which makes 90PS of power and 200Nm of torque. The diesel engine is mated with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT).

There is still turbo lag under the 200rpm. Above that mark, the Brezza delivers a smoother and more decent performance. It also doesn’t require much gearshift and could rev up quite smoothly in low gears. With the AMT transmission, Brezza serves better for city driving. The AMT version also offers better drive with less turbo lag.

Maruti Suzuki Brezza 2018 on road

Maruti Suzuki Brezza offers smooth drives

The Creta offers a 1.4L CRDi diesel engine which could make 88 PS and 219 Nm. With the higher variants, the Creta comes with 1.6L dual VTVT petrol engine and 1.6L CRDi VGT diesel engine, which provides 121PS/151Nm and 126PS/260 Nm, respectively.

There are two gearbox options, which are a 6-speed automatic transmission and 6-speed manual transmission.

With the 1.6-litre petrol engine, it is hard to notice any vibration as the car floats effortlessly even when starting. But the driveability comes at the expense of an exciting drive. And the 1.6-litre diesel engine remains to be the most powerful engine of its segment. Whereas the 1.4 diesel engine is most suitable for city driving and it will feel insufficient at highway driving.

a couple siting on Hyundai Creta 2018

Hyundai Creta's 1.6-litre diesel engine is the most powerful engine of its segment.

Riding and handling

Just like the previous version, the Brezza’s suspension continues to sit on the stiff side, which comes with thud and bumps when driving through bad roads.

Whereas the Creta has a good balance between riding quality and handling, offering a compliant drive. 

Mileage

When we consider the mileage, the Brezza has the mileage of 24.3kmpl, which is an incredible number and higher than the Creta. The manual Creta could return the mileage of 21kmpl and the AMT offers the mileage of 17.6kmpl.

5. Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza vs Hyundai Creta: Price

Maruti Brezza has a lower price than the Creta. Maruti Vitara Brezza ranges from 7.52 lakhs and 10.49 lakhs, while Hyundai Creta is priced from 9.44 to 15.04 lakh.

To make a better decision, read more car compare review from IndiaAuto.com.

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