Clash Of The Titans: Vitara Brezza vs Creta vs Duster 2016 Comparison

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Has the actual compact SUV arrived? Let us compare the best of the sub-four-metre compact SUVs and find out.

Design - Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster 2016

The Brezza's exterior is masculine and sporty, and will appeal to the youth with its offering on dual-tone colour option. Also, there are many first-in-segment features for the Maruti Vitara Brezza. The Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, is fluidic in design and has sharper finishes to its exteriors. The Renault 2016 Duster has not received any changes from the exterior except for clustered headlamps and LED taillamps.

maruti vitara brezza design

Overall Design Rating

  • Maruti Vitara Brezza 8/10
  • Hyundai Creta 8/10
  • Renault Duster 8/10

    Engine Specification & Gearbox - Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster 2016

    The Maruti Vitara Brezza has been launched only as a diesel engine. Powering it will be a 1.3 litre DDiS 200 Fiat engine seen in the Swift and Ciaz. This is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and will punch out 89bhp and 200Nm of torque.

    The Hyundai Creta is powered by three power plants, 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre diesel engine and 1.6 petrol engine. The 1.6 litre petrol engine produces 122bhp and 154Nm of torque, and the 1.4 litre diesel engine punches out 89bhp and 224Nm of torque. The third, which is a 1.6 litre diesel engine, produces 126bhp and 265Nm of torque. The petrol engine is mated to 6-speed gearbox and the diesel will come with 6-speed manual and top of the variant will get the 6-speed automatic.

    hyunda creta centre console

    The Renault Duster 2016, on the other hand, comes with 1.6 litre petrol which pushes out 103bhp and 248Nm of torque. The 1.5 litre diesel engine comes in two state of tune, one at 84bhp and 109bhp, both at 200Nm of torque. The top of the variant will sport the automatic gearbox called the Easy-R Dial and the remaining will come with 5-speed and 6-speed gearbox.

    Overall Engine Rating

    • Maruti Vitara Brezza 7.5/10
    • Hyundai Creta 8/10
    • Renault Duster 7.5/10

      Features - Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster 2016

      The Maruti Vitara Brezza features are basic, however, a lot of practicality have been looked into. What the Vitara Brezza lacks are SUV features like the Eco mode which is seen in Duster, automatic gearbox, Hill Climb Assist and All Wheel Drive. These options are available in the Creta and the Duster.

      renault duster 2016 centre console

      Maruti will be adding these features to its arsenal in the recent future to make it competitive in the market. Since it has launched just the 1.3 litre diesel engine with a whole lot of features like Cruise Control, Auto Headlamps, Rain Sensing wipers, ABS with EBD across variants, the value for money is better for the Brezza.

      Overall Features Rating

      • Maruti Vitara Brezza 8/10*
      • Hyundai Creta 7.5/10
      • Renault Duster 7.5/10

        *Considering the features available for the base variant.

        Safety - Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster 2016

        Maruti Vitara Brezza takes the cake as it provides airbags from the base variant itself along with ABS with EBD. Also, the top of the variant provides a whole lot of features like the cruise control, intuitive reverse parking camera and auto headlamps.

        The Hyundai Creta's safety features Hill-start Assist, Electronic stability control and Static bending lights. The Creat comes with six Airbags and ABS with EBD for the top of the variants and Follow Me Headlamp.

        The Duster 2016 comes with ABS, ESP and EBD with brake assist. Dual airbags, reverse parking camera as well as rapid deceleration warning.

        Overall Safety Rating

        • Maruti Vitara Brezza  8/10*
        • Hyundai Creta  7.5/10
        • Renault Duster  7.5/10

          *Considering the features available for the base variant.

          Pricing - Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster 2016

          Maruti Vitara Brezza - Rs. 6.99 lakh - Rs. 9.68 lakh
          Hyundai Creta - Rs. 9.74 lakh - Rs. 11.72 lakh
          Renault Duster - Rs. 9.27 lakh - Rs. 11.47 lakh

          *All prices at ex-showroom (Delhi)

          Overall Pricing Rating

          • Maruti Vitara Brezza  8/10*
          • Hyundai Creta  7.5/10
          • Renault Duster  7.5/10

            *Considering the features available for the base variant.

            Verdict - Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Duster 2016

            The Maruti Vitara Brezza is a better buy when you do not require SUV features and it has been loaded with a lot of practicality. The Brezza comes with good safety and colour combinations, also, a lot fun factors like the personalisation of your car which the other manufacturers do not provide.

            Hyundai Creta is for serious buyers who are looking for SUV features like Hill Climb Assist and six airbags and would like to push the car to the limits.

            As for the Renault Duster, the compact SUV has a cult following, however, it seems to be diminishing in the recent past. However, this SUV does pack a punch with features like Eco drive and the Easy-R dial automatic gear shift which is developed using their Formula One expertise.

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            Story first published: Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 20:01 [IST]
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