The Toyota Urban Cruiser has been launched in the Indian auto market to become a formidable competitor in the fiercely competitive sub-4-metre compact SUV segment. This article is going to provide you with a comparison between the Toyota Urban Cruiser and Tata Nexon as regards their features, specifications and prices.
The Tata Nexon received a mid-life facelift earlier this year; nevertheless, the sub-4-metre SUV segment has welcome several newcomers. The Tata Nexon has been one of the most popular sub-4-metre compact SUVs in the Indian auto market and was the third best-selling subcompact SUV in India last month. Nevertheless, the Toyota Urban Cruiser, based on the Maruti Vitara Brezza, is likely to cause a hit to the Tata Nexon’s sales number. Below is a comparison between the Tata Nexon and the Toyota Urban Cruiser as regards their features, specifications and prices to figure out which one will fare better in the Indian auto market.
Tata Nexon Vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Dimensions
Toyota Urban Cruiser
The Toyota Urban Cruiser will measure greater in length, height and wheelbase than the Tata Nexon by 2 mm, 34 mm and 2 mm, respectively. Nevertheless, the latter will be wider than the former by 21 mm.
The Tata Nexon is one of the best-equipped cars in its segment with a wide range of features on offer. The equipment list includes automatic headlights with LED DRLs, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, a digital instrument cluster, iRA connected-car technology with remote car control via smartphone, etc.
In the meanwhile, the Toyota Urban Cruiser is equipped with LED projector auto headlights with DRLs, LED taillights, powered wing mirrors, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic air conditioner, auto-dimming IRVM, rain-sensing wipers, start-stop push button, height-adjustable driver seat, keyless entry and autocruise.
In the safety front, Tata cars are well-known for the great safety level that they offer to the customers. The Tata Nexon is not an exception. Actually, the car is the first made-in-India car to achieve a 5-star rating in the adult safety by Global NACP. The Nexon is packed with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, dynamic stability program, hill-holder, brake disc wiping, hydraulic brake assist and rear parking sensors as standard across all the variants. A reverse parking camera is offered on the high-spec variants.
On the other hand, the Toyota Urban Cruiser is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, hill start assist, high-speed alert, front seatbelt reminders and a reverse parking camera.
Tata Nexon Vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Engine and Transmissions
Toyota Urban Cruiser
1.2-litre 3-cyl turbo petrol
1.5-litre 4-cyl NA petrol
5-speed MT/4-speed torque converter
The Toyota Urban Cruiser receives its power from only a 1.5-litre 4-cyl NA gasoline burner which can generate 105 PS against 138 Nm and is mated to a 5-speed MT/4-speed torque converter. The Tata Nexon is powered by a 1.2-litre 3-cyl turbo petrol motor which can deliver 120 PS against 170 Nm, which is much higher than those of the Urban Cruiser. The Tata Nexon also keeps under its hood a 1.5-litre 4-cyl oil burner which can manufacture 110 PS against 260 Nm. The transmission duties on both of the two versions are undertaken by a 6-speed MT/AMT.
The Toyota Urban Cruiser is priced from INR 8.4 lakh to INR 11.3 lakh. On the other hand, the Tata Nexon petrol costs between INR 7 lakh and INR 11.33 lakh. We can see that there is not much discrepancy between Tata Nexon petrol and the Toyota Urban Cruiser's prices. The diesel version of the Nexon is priced from INR 8.45 lakh to INR 12.7 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom).
The Toyota Urban Cruiser is actually the rebadged version of the Maruti Vitara Brezza which has maintained its top position in the sub-4-metre compact SUV sales chart for quite some time now. With the Toyota badging and the ‘low cost of maintenance’ tag, the Urban Cruiser is a really good deal.
Being one of the most well-equipped cars in the segment, the Tata Nexon is also one of the cars that provide the utmost safety in India. The Nexon also offers both petrol and diesel motors along with the manual and automatic transmission for both of the versions.
Between the Tata Nexon and the Toyota Urban Cruiser, which one is worth your money? The answer totally depends on your demands and interests. If you are interested in a car which offers the utmost safety, a full list of features and both the petrol and diesel motors, the Tata Nexon will be a perfect choice. On the other hand, if you are looking for a car which inherits all the good qualities from the best-selling subcompact SUV Maruti Vitara Brezza but with a Toyota basge, the Toyota Urban Cruiser will be the better option.