Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Honda WR-V vs Tata Nexon: Real-world Performance & Mileage

By: | Updated: 27 Mar 2018 06:30 PM

Which of these sub-4m SUVs outperforms the others? Let’s find out.





Sub-4m SUVs are quite popular these days. These cars offer a more commanding high-set driving position compared to hatchbacks, are nearly as fuel efficient, more practical and still not very expensive to own. If you’re in the market to buy a diesel one for the daily grind, we have the real-world performance data of three of the popular sub-4m SUVs - Vitara Brezza, Nexon, and WR-V - for you to compare.



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1. Acceleration and roll-on tests: Nexon impresses with quick roll-on times





The 0-100kmph acceleration test sees the Maruti Vitara Brezza leading the pack as it manages the stint in 12.36s, closely followed by the WR-V, which manages the feat in 12.43s. The Brezza’s engine has the least power on tap but it’s also lighter than the WR-V. The Nexon finishes third with a time of 13.25s.



But not many of us want a car that is just quick off the mark. Instead, we all need one that can effortlessly pick up pace from city speeds. And that’s where the Nexon shines.



The Tata Nexon’s 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 260Nm of peak torque from 1500rpm. The peak torque, which is 60Nm more than both its competitors, also comes in 250 revs lower. That makes the Nexon win the battle both in theory and practice. It accelerates quicker than both the Brezza and WR-V from speeds like 30kmph and 40kmph. From 40kmph to 100kmph, the Nexon is faster than the Brezza by over 2 seconds!



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Car



0-100kmph



30-80kmph



40-100kmph



Maruti Brezza



12.36s



8.58s



15.68s



Honda WR-V



12.43s



8.89s



14.22s



Tata Nexon



13.25s



7.82s



13.35s




 



2. Braking test: The Tata takes the lead again





All the three sub-4m SUVs get disc brakes at the front and drum at the rear. But it’s the Nexon that performs the best in the braking test as it is the quickest to come to a halt from 100kmph - in 2.96s. Both the other cars take over 3s to do that. More importantly, the Nexon also manages that in the least distance - 41.58m.



























Car



100-0kmph



80-0kmph



Maruti Brezza



3.30s/44.05m



2.65s/27.67m



Honda WR-V



3.43s/41.90m



2.81s/26.38m



Tata Nexon



2.96s/41.58m



2.36s/26.34m




 



3. Fuel efficiency test: Brezza is extremely frugal within the city





Take into account the claimed fuel efficiency figures for the diesel-powered Brezza, WR-V and the Nexon, and you’d pick the Honda WR-V for its class-leading claimed fuel efficiency of 25.5kmpl. It’s followed by the Brezza and the Nexon at 24.3kmpl and 21.5kmpl, respectively. Out on the highway, the order remains the same as the WR-V ranks first, returning us 25.88kmpl. However, both the other cars aren’t far behind either, with the Brezza returning 25.3kmpl and the Nexon giving 23.97kmpl.



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It is, however, the city runs that paint a completely different picture, with the Brezza delivering an astounding 21.7kmpl against the WR-V’s 15.35kmpl and Nexon’s 16.8kmpl. Needless to say, if you’re driving a lot within the city and are looking for a frugal sub-compact SUV, the Brezza should be your pick.



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Car



City fuel efficiency



Highway fuel efficiency



Claimed fuel efficiency



Maruti Brezza



21.7kmpl



25.3kmpl



24.3kmpl



Honda WR-V



15.35kmpl



25.88kmpl



25.5kmpl



Tata Nexon



16.80kmpl



23.97kmpl



21.5kmpl




Which of these three SUVs would you buy? Still confused? Read our detailed comparison report of the WR-V vs Brezza here. Watch video review of the Nexon vs Brezza here.



 



Specifications:







































Car



Engine displacement



Transmission



Max. power



Max. torque



Claimed fuel efficiency



Maruti Brezza



1248cc



5-speed manual



90PS @ 4000rpm



200Nm @ 1750rpm



24.3kmpl



Honda WR-V



1498cc



6-speed manual



100PS @ 3600rpm



200Nm @ 1750rpm



25.5kmpl



Tata Nexon



1497cc



6-speed manual



110PS @ 3750rpm



260Nm @ 1500rpm



21.5kmpl




 



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