Why The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta Are The Most Wanted SUVs In India 2022

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta

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The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Hyundai Creta are both SUVs that have similar features and are closely matched. When it comes to choosing between the two, car buyers will have to look at the overall package they offer to see which suits their requirements the best. The battle between the Vitara Brezza vs Creta is anyone’s game depending on how you look at it.

 

 

Vitara Brezza Vs Hyundai Creta

Vitara Brezza

The new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is available in four variants. This new model was launched on June 30th, 2022 and comes powered by a K12C, 1.5 litre petrol engine with an output of 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque. There are options for a manual transmission as well as an automatic drivetrain.

Hyundai Creta

The 2022 Hyundai Creta is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The 2022 Hyundai Creta was released on May 3rd, 2022. It gets a 1.5 litre petrol engine coupled to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, producing 113 bhp and 143 Nm of torque. The 1.5 litre diesel produces 113 bhp and 250 Nm of torque while transmission options are a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. There is also a 1.4 litre turbo petrol that gets a 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and outputs 138 bhp.

The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza gets LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs (twin L-shaped), a brand-new grille that looks sporty and sleek, fog lights, skid plates, new front and rear bumpers, 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels, blacked out pillars, special wrap around LED tail lights, rear spoiler with high mounted brake light, and a shark fin antenna.

The Hyundai Creta gets the signature Hyundai cascading front grille and sleek, split LED headlights flanked by DRLs. Additionally, it gets front and rear skid plates, functional roof rails, C-pillar embellishments, and at the rear there are special split LED tail lamps that give the SUV a premium look. Depending on the variant of the Creta, it gets either 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels. All exterior designs are part of Hyundai’s global design language which makes the vehicle stand out from the crowd.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The interiors of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza come equipped with an electric sunroof, heads up display (HUD), paddle gear shifters, a new Suzuki connect feature, 9-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system, six airbags for added safety, a sporty steering wheel and Electronic Stability Program.

Hyundai Creta

For the Hyundai Creta, there is the option of glossy black centre console, tyre pressure monitoring system. The 1.4 litre, turbo petrol variant gets a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging function, and a host of electronic aids for safety and convenience. There is a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic headlights, disc brakes all round, a Bose sound system, air purifier and ambient lighting.

 

Hyundai Creta Vs Vitara Brezza – Long Term Review

The Creta sends power to the front wheels through a smooth and refined powertrain. Gear shifting is intuitive, and the stick-shifter takes to your hand like a glove. There is oodles of insulation all round which makes for favourable NVH levels even at high speeds and the engine operating at high rpms. Having said that, the motor is a relaxed unit that gives you a surge of power both in the city and when you are travelling on the highway.

In an overcrowded SUV segment, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza is a breath of fresh air, and is dependable while having a loyal fan following. The engine will not get your pulse racing no matter how hard you push it, and in time you will learn to respect its smooth power delivery, in a setting that doesn’t urge you to constantly rev it. The rear seat is quite comfortable and on long journeys you will be well rested because it offers good thigh support and legroom.

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

The slow speed ride on the Brezza isn’t the best in its segment, although it does swallow up pothole ridden roads with considerable ease. The Maruti can be best described as a fuel efficient, reliable and dependable SUV which is what most buyers are looking for nowadays.

The Hyundai Creta, with its new design language may have you wondering why they have gone with such quirky looks but the advantage is it is instantly identifiable and you will not mistake the Creta for any other SUV. It is a comfortable, well-equipped SUV that is the perfect size for a small family driving around the city. Which is why it has been so popular with buyers.

 

Vitara Brezza vs Creta – Comparison of Specs, Features and Price

The Hyundai Creta is priced at Rs.10.44 lakhs while the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza costs Rs. 7.82 lakhs ex-showroom. For this comparison we will stack up the Hyundai Creta petrol engine (1,497 cc) and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza petrol unit (1,462 cc). Both SUVs have a mileage figure of 17 kmpl.

 

Creta

Vitara Brezza

Price

Rs.10.44 lakh

Rs.7.82 lakh

Engine Capacity

1,497 cc, 4 cylinders inline, DOHC

1,462 cc, 4 cylinders inline, DOHC

Power (bhp)

113 bhp @ 6300 rpm

103 bhp @ 6000 rpm

Transmission

Manual 6-speed

Manual 5-speed

Fuel Type

Petrol

Petrol

Torque (Nm)

144 Nm @ 4500 rpm

138 Nm @ 4400 rpm

Mileage (ARAI) kmpl

17 kmpl

17 kmpl

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

Emission Standard

BS6

BS6

Length (mm)

4300 mm

3995 mm

Width (mm)

1790 mm

1790 mm

Height (mm)

1635 mm

1640 mm

Wheelbase (mm)

2610 mm

2500 mm

Ground Clearance (mm)

190 mm

198 mm

Kerb Weight (kg)

-

1110 kg

Boot space (litres)

433 litres

328 litres

Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)

50

48

Front Suspension

McPherson strut / coil spring type suspension

McPherson strut / coil spring type suspension

Rear Suspension

Coupled Torsion beam axle

Torsion beam with coil spring

Front Brake

Disc

Ventilated Disc

Rear Brake

Disc

Drum

Steering Type

Electric

Electric

Wheels

Steel Rims

Steel Rims

Overspeed Warning

1 beep over 80 km/h, continuous beeps over 120 km/h

1 beep over 80 km/h, continuous beeps over 120 km/h

NCAP Rating

3 stars

4 stars

Airbags

Dual airbags (1 driver, 1 passenger airbag)

Dual airbags (1 driver, 1 passenger airbag)

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Yes

No

Seatbelt Warning

Yes

Yes

ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

Yes

Yes

EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution)

Yes

Yes

Air conditioning

Yes (Manual)

Yes (Manual)

Front AC

Common Fan Speed Control

Common Fan Speed Control

Rear AC

Vents behind front armrest

No

Parking Sensors

Rear

Rear

Keyless Start Button

No

No

Steering Adjustment

Tilt

Tilt

Driver Seat Adjustment

8 way manually adjustable

6 way manually adjustable

Seat Upholstery

Fabric

Fabric

Interiors

Dual Tone

Single Tone

Manufacturer Warranty

3 Years / Unlimited

2 Years / 40,000 km

 

Vitara Brezza Vs Creta – Pros and Cons

Let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two SUVs and how they compare against each other.

Pros of the Hyundai Creta

  • It gets a refined engine that is rev happy and powerful, yet smooth during city driving and highway jaunts.
  • The Hyundai Creta is feature laden with equipment such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a Bose stereo with speakers.
  • It gets amazing market value due to its brand (trustworthy and reliable) and people will buy this SUV just because it is a Hyundai.

Cons of the Hyundai Creta

  • Styling is not the best, and although the Creta tries to look new age and modern, it somehow comes across as quirky and not very sporty either.
  • The Creta is not a driver’s car, although the engine is peppy and refined, it lacks the dynamics that make it a pleasure to drive fast.
  • Rear seats are not the most comfortable place to be seated because of their lack of headroom which will be tight for tall passengers.

Pros of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

  • The Brezza gets a true SUV appearance and has an tall, appealing design.
  • The seating is very high which gives the driver a commanding view of the road and good street presence.
  • The interiors are very airy and there is ample space, headroom and legroom.
  • Easy to drive due to its light controls, compact dimensions and good all-round visibility.
  • The cabin is very practical with lots of cubby holes to store items.
  • It has a wide service network, brand value, and excellent build quality which makes it a reliable SUV.

 

Cons of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza

  • The petrol engine could do with some more low range power and it ends up being a bit unresponsive without enough rpms.
  • The ride and handling are a bit bumpy, and the suspension is not tuned to low-speed driving.
  • Cabin looks a bit bland and uninteresting, although there is a fair amount of thought put into the interior, it fails to impress.

 

Conclusion

The Hyundai Creta gets a number of engine options and is a feature laden SUV. The new styling may not have many new fans, because it takes some getting used to, but this is a serious SUV, no doubt, and along with the Hyundai brand-following, it is sure to sell in droves.

The Maruti Suzuki Brezza (the Vitara name has been dropped for the 2022 model) is now looking for buyers that have safety and added features on their requirement list. Indeed, the Brezza comes with modern technology and far more features than the previous generation, while it still retains the proper SUV stance and tall driving position that buyers have become accustomed to.

The only caveat is that the Brezza is considerably pricier than the old generation, while the unresponsive low end of the powertrain has not been addressed. Also, the slow speed ride is still a bit tight and Maruti Suzuki could have done better with the suspension set up this time.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza better than the Hyundai Creta?

Ans. There is little to complain about the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, except maybe the dated exterior design and the less than eager petrol engine. However, overall, the Vitara Brezza is a proven product from Maruti Suzuki and is a well-rounded package.

The Hyundai Creta has the advantage of being feature laden and has a number of powertrain options that appeal to a wide audience. It also has a strong brand following that has made the Creta one of the best sellers in the segment.

Both SUVs are good in their own right, and are equally capable of satisfying the needs of the car buyer.

Q2. Is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza worth buying?

Ans. The Vitara Brezza is worth buying if you are looking for a solidly built, powerful, compact SUV that has low maintenance costs, is easy to drive and has good resale value.

The Vitara Brezza has time and again proved itself by leading the sales charts in the compact SUV segment. It has a frugal, fuel-efficient engine that has a mileage of 18.76 kmpl.

The styling is of a much larger SUV and offers a premium look to the Brezza. It gets a good number of features for comfort and convenience as well as safety. 

Its Global NCAP safety standards are 4 out of 5 stars making it a very safe vehicle to drive. And finally you have the trusted Maruti Suzuki brand value, a wide service network and availability of budget friendly spares to keep your Vitara Brezza running at a very low cost.

Q3. How many Vitara Brezzas were sold in India since its launch?

Ans. The Maruti Suzuki Brezza has reached the 7-lakh milestone in sales and has taken less than 7 years to reach this figure since its launch in 2016.

Maruti Suzuki would have reached this milestone much earlier if it were not for the decision to stop manufacturing the diesel version of the Vitara Brezza in April 2021. The car maker uses a K15, 1.5 litre petrol engine that makes 105 bhp and 138 Nm of torque. It is a Bharat Stage 6 compliant engine that gets the option of a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter.

 

 

Colin Dias

Colin Dias

Automotive enthusiast. Heavy Metal fan. Classic car aficionado.

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