If we talk about the compact SUVs of India, the latest model that comes to our mind is Maruti Vitara Brezza that has been launched recently on March 8. This vehicle is becoming a threat for others in the segment, and one of its main competitor is Hyundai Creta that was introduced on July 21, 2015.


Creta is already a big name in the market and saw success immediately, whereas the Brezza is also getting a favourable response and is likely to make it big in the coming days. Prospective buyers are getting perplexed as to which one should they choose. Since it’s such an interesting encounter between the two, we are bound to compare these cars today. So, here’s a detailed comparison between the two encompassing all the prominent aspects.

Maruti Suzuki Brezza vs Hyundai Creta : Style and Design

Vitara Brezza stole the show completely at Delhi Auto Expo and is doing the same after being rolled out in the market. Its design has been derived from Grand Vitara, which is already a well known name in the foreign markets. It has been designed quite aggressively, which is evident from the presence of a huge bumper and a wide airdam on its lower portion. There is a lot of body cladding, prominent wheel arches can be seen from the side and the grille is all new unlike other offerings of the brand. The interior dons a piano black palette carrying chromium silver accents, which just looks classy.


On the other hand, Creta is comparatively subtle in terms of style and clearly wins over its rivals in terms of looks, particularly because of its outer stance. From outside, it features a long bonnet, 3-slat grille with chrome accents, projector headlamps housing LED DRLs and there is a dual tone front bumper that contains fog lamps as well as a front spoiler. Moving inside, the car is capacious enough to render an impressive headroom, legroom and shoulder room. Besides, the dual tone dashboard as well as the beige and silver accents further increase its appeal.

Handling and Performance

Vitara Brezza is packed under the hood with a diesel engine that displaces upto 1248 cc and transmission duties are performed by a 5-speed manual gearbox. An absence of variety of powertrains and an automatic transmission facility could clearly make it lose over others in the segment. As far as the handling factor is concerned, its low turning radius and electrically functional power steering help in driving it around smoothly. The front wheels get McPherson Strut whereas the rear is fitted with Torsion Beam to ensure a bump free journey for the occupants.


Creta is offered in both diesel and petrol powertrains that displace upto 1396 cc and 1591 cc respectively. The former can be found with a 6-speed tranny in both manual and automatic versions, while the latter gets just a 6-speed manual gearbox. In terms of acceleration, it can from 0-100 km/h in just 10.5 seconds with the top speed reaching upto 165 km/h. Talking about the handling, the gear shift is really smooth and it also offers a great cruising.

Engine and Power Specifications

Maruti’s Brezza has been rolled out with just one powertrain option. This is a 1.3 litre DDiS 200 diesel engine that is efficient enough to generate 89Bhp of power at 4000rpm and 200Nm of peak torque at 1750rpm. The fuel efficiency returned by this offering stands at 24.3 km/l, which is considered to be the best-in-class figure. The company may come up with more engine options later, but as of now there is just one engine choice in the lineup.


Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, is available with various categories of engines consisting of one petrol and two diesel models. This could be considered as an advantageous aspect over the single engine option of Brezza. Perhaps this is the reason for the huge success of the model considering the fact that Indians are very demanding, particularly in terms of engines (whereby diesel category is a must).

Starting with the diesel category, there is a 1.4 litre unit that is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 1.6 litre motor that is offered with a 6-speed gearbox in both manual and automatic avatars. Moving on, the petrol version is fitted under the hood with a 1.6 litre VTVT motor that makes 123PS and 151Nm of peak torque, which is sent to the wheels via a 6-speed manual tranny. The maximum mileage delivered by Creta is measured at 21.38 km/l.


In terms of comfort, the top end variant of Vitara Brezza is adorned with a hots of fitments that include power steering, engine start/stop button, integrated 2DIN audio system, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity, rear seat centre armrest, air quality control, cruise control and much more. However, it is devoid of rear AC vents, which is nowadays present in almost all cars with the top end variants. Besides, the automaker has also ensured complete safety of the occupants in the form of central locking, rear parking sensors, crash sensor, power door locks, anti-theft alarm, engine immobilizer and impact beams at the front and side. It gets ventilated disc brakes at the front axle and drum brakes at rear.


If we talk about Hyundai Creta, this compact vehicle is loaded with features like multi function steering wheel, adjustable seats, cup holders (front & rear), rear seat centre armrest, air quality control, navigation, integrated 2DIN audio system accompanied by Bluetooth and USB connectivity. Unlike Brezza, there isn’t any cruise control and voice control facility for the top end AT SX Plus variant. Safety is taken care of by components like rear seatbelts, seatbelt warning, door ajar warning, ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, central locking, rear camera, rear parking sensors, anti-theft alarm, follow me headlamps, day/night rear view mirror, passenger side rear view mirror, etc. The front axle gets disc brakes at the front and drum brakes for the rear axle.


Maruti Vitara Brezza has been launched with 7 different variants in the lineup, each loaded with various essential features. The range starts with the base variant named LDI that has been priced at INR 7.1 Lacs (Ex-showroom). The top end variant named ZDI Plus Dual Tone has been tagged at INR 9.9 Lacs (Ex-showroom) and its highlighting feature is its dual tone body paint that looks just amazing.


Hyundai Creta on the other hand has a total of 10 variants that make up the whole range with varying features. It starts from INR 9.3 Lacs and ends with INR 14.7 Lacs (all prices ex-showroom).

Check On-Road Price Here – Maruti Vitara Brezza On-Road Price

Check On-Road Price Here – Hyundai Creta On-Road Price

Apparently the rate at which Vitara Brezza’s top ranging model has been made available is approximately the same at which the base model of Creta is marked. Moreover, the latter also lets the customer to avail a wide range of options.


Looking closely at both the compact SUVs, we can say that Maruti has intelligently priced its model, which makes it a highly attractive offer. No compromise has been made regarding the availability of any feature that could raise any finger. However, the only thing missing is the absence of options regarding the powertrain and variants. Though the available choices are not bad at all, but people always prefer to make a choice according to their needs.

Hyundai Creta has not been left out in any aspect when compared to the Brezza, but then again its price range is clearly more than the latter. If you want to enjoy all these superior amenities, you would be required to pay an amount of close to INR 15 Lacs, which you can very well avail at around INR 10 Lacs with the Brezza. But the number of choices that one is getting with Creta is a highlighting factor here, which is evidently a favourable pointer.

Overall, both the SUVs have their own reputation and their own importance in the market, but as per the pricing, one would logically go for the option which is less costly. Besides, when it comes to Maruti, every other option fails, no matter how good it is. Considering the fact that Maruti has always been a favourite brand for mass buyers, the Brezza could soon create more sizzle in the future, as it’s just the beginning for this car.