Battle of the baby SUVs: Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Tata Nexon vs Ford EcoSport vs upcoming Mahindra XUV300

The Indian subcompact SUV market is growing rapidly with new model launches. The latest entrant in the segment is the Mahindra XUV300. The bestselling vehicle in the Indian sub-4 meter compact SUV segment is the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, followed by the Tata Nexon which is a new model that launched in September, 2018. The next in line in terms of sales is the oldest model in the segment – the Ford EcoSport. Mahindra & Mahindra already has another contender in this segment – the TUV300, but that is not selling as well as its other rivals in India. Thus, Mahindra has brought in the all-new XUV300, which is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli.

Brezza vs Nexon vs EcoSport vs Mahindra XUV300

The new Mahindra XUV300 indeed seems to be a very nice new contender in the hot subcompact SUV segment. However, being a Mahindra vehicle it’s pricing has not pleased many Indians. We are comparing the base models of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300 to figure out which one is worth its bucks the most.

(Note: the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the only diesel powered vehicle in this comparison, as it doesn’t yet have a petrol version).

Exterior Design & Features

The Vitara Brezza looks sporty, yet elegant and its base variant LDI comes with steel wheels, split rear combination lamp, an LED high mount stop light and roof spoiler.

The Tata Nexon grabs attention with its trendy, impressive looks. The entry-level XE model gets body-coloured door handles and wing mirrors, door side body cladding, LED tail lights, roof rails, flared wheel arches and a shark-fin antenna.

The Ford EcoSport is still loved for its smart design and its base Ambiente model flaunts halogen quadbeam reflector headlights with chrome housing, high mount stop lamp, black door handles and wing mirrors and dual reversing lamp.

The new Mahindra XUV300 looks aggressive with its sort of low-slung boxy looks. Its base W4 model comes with steel wheels, body hued door handles and ORVMs and LED tail lights.


Monalisa Saha

An adventurer at heart and introvert by nature, I love to travel, click nature's beauty and beautiful machines on wheels. Art, literature and poetry are also close to my heart.


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