Maruti Vitara Brezza Automatic Vs Tata Nexon Automatic: — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

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The Maruti Vitara Brezza Automatic and the Tata Nexon AMT are two of the latest competitors in the sub-four-metre compact-SUV segment in India. The Vitara Brezza Automatic was launched at Rs 8.54 lakh while the Tata Nexon AMT was introduced at Rs 9.41 Lakh; all prices being ex-showroom (Delhi).

Here is a detailed comparison between the new Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT and Tata Nexon AMT!

Design

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

Starting with the latest, the Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT comes with a few cosmetic improvements. The new Autumn Orange plus Pearl Arctic White dual-tone paint scheme looks good, against the black 16-inch alloy wheels. Chrome elements are also visible all around the body.

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

The interiors of the new Vitara Brezza Automatic gets an all-black theme. The interior design is similar to most of the new Maruti models.

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

The Tata Nexon, on the other hand, features funky design elementsfrom Tata's Impact Design 2.0 design language. The Nexon AMT was launched in an exclusive Etna Orange and Sonic Silver dual-tone paint scheme. The front end is more rounded than the Brezza, while the rear section features a unique design which doesn't match everyone's taste.

The Nexon Automatic also rides on a set of 16-inch five-spoke alloys.

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

Inside, the Tata Nexon AMT gets contrast panels that run across the dashboard. The interior looks modern and suits well with the exterior design.

Overall Design Rating:
Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT: 7.5/10
Tata Nexon AMT: 7.5/10

Engine

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

While the Tata Nexon AMT is available in both petrol and diesel avatars, the Maruti Brezza gets only a diesel powertrain.

The engines on the Nexon Automatic are mated to a 6-speed AMT while the Maruti Brezza Automatic gets a 5-speed unit.

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

Below are the engine specifications of each model:

Tata Nexon AMT:

Variants Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
1.2-Litre Petrol 108 170
1.5-Litre Diesel 108 260

Maruti Vitara Brezza Automatic:

Variants Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
1.3-Litre Petrol 88.8 200

Overall Engine Rating:
Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT: 7/10
Tata Nexon AMT: 8/10

Mileage

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

Neither Tata nor Maruti has stated the tested mileage figures of their AMT compact-SUVs. Since Indian car manufacturers tune the engine and transmission for optimal mileage, expect a near-close fuel economy of the non-AMT models.

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

Hence, here are the claimed average mileage figures of the non-AMT Tata Nexon and Maruti Brezza:

Model Mileage (km/l)
Maruti Vitara Brezza 24.3
Tata Nexon (Petrol) 17
Tata Nexon (Diesel) 21

Overall Mileage Rating:
Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT: 8/10
Tata Nexon AMT: 8/10

Features

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

Maruti Brezza AMT:

  • Automatic headlamps
  • Cruise control
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Engine Start/Stop button
  • Instrument cluster with mood lighting
  • 7-inch SmartPlay infotainment system (With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)
Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

Tata Nexon AMT:

  • Manual Tiptronic mode for the AMT unit
  • Creep Function & Hill Assist
  • Three driving modes: Eco, City & Sport
  • Projector headlamps with LED DRLs
  • Wearable SmartKey
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment (With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto)

Overall Features Rating:

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT: 7/10
Tata Nexon AMT: 8.5/10

Pricing

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

The new automatic Maruti Brezza starts at a cheaper price than the Tata Nexon AMT. However, the AMT unit in the Nexon is available only on the top-spec XZA+ trim.

Maruti Vitara Brezza:

Variant Price
VDI AGS Rs 8.54 Lakh
ZDI AGS Rs 9.32 Lakh
ZDI+ AGS Rs 10.27 Lakh
ZDI+ Dual Tone AGS Rs 10.49 Lakh
Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

Tata Nexon Automatic:

Variant Price
XZA+ Petrol Rs 9.41 Lakh
XZA+ Diesel Rs 10.3 Lakh

The mid-variant of the Tata Nexon will also be offered with an AMT gearbox soon. Read more here.

Verdict

Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT vs Tata Nexon AMT — Which Lost The Clutch Pedal Better?

The Tata Nexon Automatic and the Maruti Vitara Brezza Automatic are two extremely desirable buys. This is evident from the number of enquiries both brands have received for these models, prior to their launch. From the ratings, the Tata Nexon AMT seems to be the better option. But the Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT is the cheaper buy.

Which one would you choose?

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