Mahindra XUV300 Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza — A Detailed Comparison

Mahindra recently launched the XUV300 in the Indian market. The new Mahindra XUV300 comes with a starting price of Rs 7.90 lakh, ex-showroom (India). The latest entrant to the sub-four-metre SUV segment offers a number of features (few segment-firsts) and is available in four trim levels.

The Mahindra XUV300 directly rivals the segment-leader, the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Introduced a couple of years ago in the Indian market, the Vitara Brezza has become one of the most popular product in the segment.

Here is a detailed comparison between the Mahindra XUV300 and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

mahindra xuv300 vs vitara brezza comparison

Design:

Starting from the latest entrant, the Mahindra XUV300; the SUV comes with a completely fresh design, compared to any other model from the brand. However, it does borrow certain design cues from its bigger sibling, the XUV500. The chrome-studded front grille, with the projector headlamps and LED DRLs extending to the front bumper, give it a stylish look. The boxy design with the blacked-out pillars and the character lines along the wheel arches further accentuate the SUV design.

The interior of the XUV300 comes with a dual-tone cabin, offering a premium upmarket feel to the compact-SUV.

The Maruti Vitara Brezza, on the other hand, also offers the same boxy SUV-stance. The large 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome accents all-around and the prominent shoulder lines further accentuate the look of the Vitara Brezza. Interiors of the Vitara Brezza is similar to most other Maruti products; featuring an all-black cabin.

Overall Design Rating:
Mahindra XUV300: 8/10
Maruti Vitara Brezza: 7.5/10

mahindra xuv300 vs vitara brezza comparison

Dimensions:

The dimensions of both; Mahindra XUV300 and Maruti Vitara Brezza is almost the same. The Mahindra XUV300 though does offer the longest wheelbase in its class, improving additional space in the cabin.

However, the Maruti Vitara Brezza is taller than the XUV300 while also having a slight advantage, in terms of ground clearance. Below is a table, showcasing the overall dimensions of both SUVs:

Dimensions (mm) Mahindra XUV300 Maruti Vitara Brezza
Length 3,995
3,995
Width 1,821 1,790
Height 1,617 1,640
Wheelbase 2,600 2,500
Ground Clearance 180 198

Overall Dimension Rating:
Mahindra XUV300: 8/10
Maruti Vitara Brezza: 8/10

Engine Specifications:

The Mahindra XUV300 is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. This includes 1.5-litre turbo petrol and 1.5-litre diesel units. The turbo-petrol engine produces 110bhp and 200Nm of torque.

The diesel engine is the same unit as seen on the Mahindra Marazzo. Both engines come mated to a standard six-speed manual, without the option of an automatic. However, Mahindra is testing its automatic transmission, which is expected to be introduced within the next few months.

Mahindra XUV300 Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

The Maruti Vitara Brezza, on the other hand, is available in a single 1.3-litre diesel option. This is the same engine, which powers most of the Maruti Suzuki diesel products. The engine is mated to either a five-speed manual or AMT gearbox.

Here are the exact specifications of the diesel variants of both SUVs:

Specifications Mahindra XUV300 Maruti Vitara Brezza
Engine 1.5-litre Diesel 1.3-litre Diesel
Power (bhp) 115 89
Torque (Nm) 300 200
Transmission 6MT 5MT/AMT

Overall Engine Rating:
Mahindra XUV300: 9/10
Maruti Vitara Brezza: 8/10

Mahindra XUV300 Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

Mileage:

Below are the claimed ARAI certified mileage figures of both, the Mahindra XUV300 and the Maruti Vitara Brezza:

Mileage (Km/l) Mahindra XUV300 Maruti Vitara Brezza
Petrol 17
NA
Diesel 20
24.29

Overall Mileage Rating:
Mahindra XUV300: 7.5/10
Maruti Vitara Brezza: 8/10

Features:

The Mahindra XUV300 comes with a host of features and equipment on all its four trims. It also offers a few segment-first features such as front parking sensors, heated ORVMs, smart steering system and disc brakes on all four ends. Other features include, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with built-in navigation, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, rear parking camera with a dynamic assist, auto-dimming IRVM, push button start/stop, seven airbags (top-spec only) and ISOFIX child-seat mounts; among a host of others.

Mahindra XUV300 Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

The Maruti Vitara Brezza also comes loaded with a number of similar features. This includes automatic headlamps, cruise control, push-button start/stop, seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ABS with EBD, multiple airbags and number of others.

Overall Feature Rating:
Mahindra XUV300: 9/10
Maruti Vitara Brezza: 8/10

Price:

Mahindra has priced the XUV300 in the market, extremely competitively. The prices for the Mahindra XUV300 start at Rs 7.90 lakh for the base variant while the top-spec trim is priced at Rs 11.99 lakh. This makes it costlier than the Vitara Brezza; prices for which start at Rs 7.67 lakh and goes up all the way till Rs 10.64 for the diesel AMT variant. All prices are ex-showroom.

Overall Price Rating:
Mahindra XUV300: 7/10
Maruti Vitara Brezza: 8/10

Mahindra XUV300 Vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

Verdict:

The Maruti Vitara Brezza has been one of the best-selling SUVs in the sub-four-metre segment. The Vitara Brezza offers a number of features and equipment, including an AMT, for an extremely competitive price. However, with the arrival of the XUV300 in the Indian market, the Vitara Brezza finally will have formidable competition in the market. It will be interesting to see how the XUV300 will fare, more so with the arrival of the AMT version soon.

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Article Published On: Monday, February 18, 2019, 12:02 [IST]
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