Tata Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs TUV300 vs EcoSport
Tata Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs TUV300 vs EcoSport

Expected to be the game changer for Tata Motors, the much awaited Tata Nexon subcompact SUV is finally out in the open with all the details revealed. In fact, we have driven the sub 4-metre SUV as well and can say, it holds a lot of promise (Read: Tata Nexon Review). However, the subcompact SUV space is a crowded one with a healthy load of SUVs and even crossovers are already present in the market from bestsellers including the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, to the likes of Mahindra’s TUV300, Hyundai i20 Active and the all-new Honda WR-V. So, where does the Tata Nexon stand amidst the multitude of rivals? We do a quick spec sheet comparison to find out.

Dimensions

Tata NexonVitara BrezzaTUV300EcoSportWR-Vi20 Active
Length3994 mm3995 mm3995 mm3999 mm3999 mm3995 mm
Width1811 mm1790 mm1835 mm1765 mm1734 mm1760 mm
Height1607 mm1640 mm1839 mm1708 mm1601 mm1555 mm
Wheelbase2498 mm2500 mm2680 mm2520 mm2555 mm2570 mm
Ground Clearance209 mm198 mm190 mm200 mm188 mm190 mm

 

While the Tata Nexon is as long as the Maruti Vitara Brezza, it is narrowly beaten by the Honda WR-V and Ford EcoSport – both cars measure in 3,999 mm in length. Between these aforementioned cars, the Nexon is the second widest, losing out to the Mahindra TUV300 with the latter remaining the tallest and widest car here. Moving on to ground clearance,the Nexon leads the chart with 209 mm, followed by the EcoSport with 200 mm. The WR-V has the lowest ground clearance in this comparison.

Powertrain

The Tata Nexon draws power from the newly developed engine line-up. The 1.5-litre Revotorq four-cylinder engine is completely new and churns out 108 bhp of power at 3750 rpm and 260 Nm of peak torque available between 1500-2750 rpm. The petrol motor is a turbocharged derivative of the 1.2-litre Revotron three-cylinder motor from the Tiago and has power uprated to 108 bhp at 5000 rpm and peak torque of 170 Nm between 1750-4000 rpm. Both units come paired to only a 6-speed manual transmission.

 

Diesel Engine Specifications:

Diesel SpecificationsTata NexonVitara BrezzaMahindra TUV300Ford EcoSportHonda WR-Vi20 Active
Displacement1198 cc1248 cc1493 cc1498 cc1396 cc1498 cc
Max Power108 bhp @ 3750 rpm89 bhp @ 4000 rpm84/ 100 bhp @ 3750 rpm99 bhp @ 3750 rpm89 bhp @ 4000 rpm99 bhp @ 3600 rpm
Peak Torque260 Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm200 Nm @ 1750 rpm230 Nm @ 1500-2250 rpm / 240 Nm @ 1600-2800 rpm205 Nm @ 1750-3250 rpm220 Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm200 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Transmission6-speed MT5-speed MT5-speed MT/AMT5-speed MT6-speed MT6-speed MT

 

The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, meanwhile, derives power from an 89 bhp 1.3 litre DDIS diesel engine and does not get a petrol option. The others get a choice between diesel and petrol engines though the Ford EcoSport gets three: 1.0-litTe EcoBoost petrol, 1.5-litre petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel. The Honda WR-V receives an 89 bhp 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 99 bhp 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. The Hyundai i20 Active gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine while diesel power comes from a 1.4-litre unit. The TUV300’s 1.5-litre diesel is available in two outputs – 84 bhp and 100 bhp

Petrol Engine Specifications:

Petrol SpecificationsTata NexonFord EcoSportHonda WR-Vi20 Active
Displacement1198 cc1499 cc / 999 cc1199 cc1197 cc
Max Power108 bhp @ 5000 rpm110 bhp @ 6300 rpm / 123 bhp @ 6000 rpm89 bhp @ 6000 rpm82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Peak Torque170 Nm @ 1750-4000 rpm140 Nm @ 4400 rpm / 170 Nm @ 1400-4500 rpm110 Nm @ 4800 rpm115 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission6-speed MT5-speed MT / 6-speed AT5-speed MT5-speed MT

 

Safety

Considering the upcoming safety regulations in India, all of these cars come equipped with front dual airbags and ABS + EBD as standard provision pretty much across their entire variant line-up. In addition to that, the Tata Nexon will also get advanced dual path suspension, ISOFIX mounts, and a rear-view camera interface with a touchscreen infotainment system.

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