Maruti S-Cross Zeta vs Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus Petrol - Which Car To Buy For Rs. 10 Lakh

Maruti S-Cross Zeta vs Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus Petrol - Which Car To Buy For Rs. 10 Lakh

We now have the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol prices. So, let’s compare the prices, dimensions, engine specs and features of the S Cross Zeta variant with the Maruti Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus to decide which car offers better value for money and which one you should buy.

 

Maruti S-Cross Zeta vs Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus Petrol

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta vs Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus Petrol - Price Comparison

The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta costs Rs. 9.95 lakh - Rs. 5,000 below the psychological barrier of a million rupees. The Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus with the 1.5-litre petrol engine and 5-speed manual transmission costs Rs. 9.75 lakh. So, these both cars are priced in the same ballpark.

It’s worth noting here that the Vitara Brezza’s ZXI Plus variant, which we’re looking at here is the top variant. Meanwhile, the S-Cross also has a more expensive Alpha variant.

S Cross Zeta vs Brezza ZXI Plus

Price Comparison

S Cross Zeta MT

Difference

Brezza ZXI Plus MT

₹9,95,000

₹20,000

₹9,75,000

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Zeta vs Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus - Safety Features Comparison

Let’s first go through the common safety features available in these two cars.

Common Safety Features

Here’s the list of common safety features available in the SCross Zeta and Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus:

S-Cross Zeta & Brezza ZXI Plus - Common Safety Features

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

Driver & Front Passenger Seatbelt Reminder

ISOFIX

High-Speed Alert

Dual Front Airbags

Rear Defogger

ABS with EBD

Rear Wiper & Washer

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Camera

Unique Safety Features

With the common features out of the way, let’s now compare what unique features the S-Cross Zeta and Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus bring to the table.

Unique Safety Features

S CROSS ZETA

BREZZA ZXI PLUS

Rear Disc Brakes

Auto-Dimming IRVM

Halogen Fog Lamps

LED Fog Lamps

 

LED Projector Headlamp

The Brezza seems to offer more value and features that you can show off like LED fog and headlamps. LED lighting is likely to have a greater perceived value for most buyers as you see its impact every time you switch them on. Rear disc brakes, meanwhile, are great for reducing braking distances but they stay out of sight and out of mind for the majority of the ownership period. Simply calculating the monetary value, though, leads us to conclude that the Brezza is offering better value in this situation.

S-Cross Zeta vs Brezza ZXI Plus - Functional Features Comparison

In terms of functional features, we have a lot of common elements shared between these two cars.

Common Functional Features

The S Cross Zeta and Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus have the following common functional features:

S-Cross Zeta & Brezza ZXI Plus - Common Functional Features

Driver Window Auto Up/Down

Engine Push Start/Stop w/ Smart Key

Illuminated footwell

Illuminated glovebox

Tilt steering

Rear Armrest

Electrically Adjustable ORVM

Height-adjustable Front Seatbelts

Dead pedal

Cruise Control

Auto AC

Boot light

Electric Fold ORVM

60:40 Split Rear Seat

All 4 Adjustable Headrests

Vanity Mirror w/ Lamp

Height-adjustable Driver Seat

Sunglass Holder

Front Armrest

Rear Parcel Tray

All Power Windows

 

Unique Functional Features

The SCross gets a hybrid engine, and therefore gets auto start-stop. Along with that, it also gets telescopic steering and reclining rear seats. The Brezza’s features are also mostly good-to-have as the two cars already have so much in common as listed in the preceding section.

To conclude, the Brezza ZXI Plus has a minor advantage over the S-Cross Zeta in terms of value for money.

Unique Functional Features

S CROSS ZETA

BREZZA ZXI PLUS

Auto Engine Start/Stop

Automatic Headlamps

Telescopic Steering

Auto Wipers

Reclining Rear Seat

Auto Fold ORVMs

 

Cooled Upper Glove Box

Maruti SCross Zeta vs Brezza ZXI Plus - Entertainment Features Comparison

Let’s see if the Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus can catch up to the S-Cross Zeta with some entertainment features.

Common Entertainment Features

Here are the common entertainment features of the SCross Zeta and Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus:

S-Cross Zeta & Brezza ZXI Plus - Common Entertainment Features

7-inch Touchscreen

4 Speakers

Steering-mounted Audio Controls

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

CD, Bluetooth, USB & Aux-in

2 Tweeters

Unique Entertainment Features

There are no unique entertainment features for the Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus and SCross Zeta. Therefore, in this aspect, the two cars are even and there’s no winner.

Unique Entertainment Features

S CROSS ZETA

BREZZA ZXI PLUS

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SCross Zeta vs Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus - Style Features Comparison

Let’s see if the Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus can beat the S Cross with style features.

Common Style Features

The Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus and S-Cross Zeta have the following common style features:

S-Cross Zeta & Brezza ZXI Plus - Common Style Features

Body-coloured Bumpers

Silver Skid Plates

Body-Coloured Door Handles

LED DRLs

ORVMs w/ Indicators

Leather Steering Wheel

Chrome Front Grille

LED Taillamps

16-inch Alloy Wheels

Black Roof Rails

Unique Style Features

There’s only 1 major style feature in Brezza’s favour and it’s dual-function DRLs. These LED DRLs also work as indicators. The Brezza stretches its lead further in this competition.

Unique Style Features

S CROSS ZETA

BREZZA ZXI PLUS

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Roof End Spoiler

 

Turn Signal In DRLs

 

Multi Colour Meter Illumination

S Cross Zeta vs Maruti Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus - Dimensions Comparison

In the comparison of the dimensions, the S Cross has a huge advantage with its length as it measures as long as the Creta. The Brezza ZXI Plus makes up for that with a taller body and proper SUV-spec ground clearance of 200mm. The two cars are equally wide and have comparable boot space too.

We’ll have to call it even. The S-Cross is volumetrically a larger car than the Brezza even though it may look smaller from certain angles. On the other hand, the Brezza has better ground clearance, taller body and a comparable boot space too.

S-CROSS ZETA vs BREZZA ZXI PLUS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

S-Cross Zeta

Brezza ZXI Plus

Length

4300mm

3995mm

Width

1785mm

1790mm

Height

1595mm

1640mm

Wheelbase

2600mm

2500mm

Boot Space

353-lt

328-lt

Ground Clearance

180mm

200mm

Fuel Tank

48-lt

48-lt

Tyre Size

215/60R16

215/60 R16

S Cross Zeta vs Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus - Engine Specs Comparison

Although the two cars have the same engine and transmission, there’s one major difference - the Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus MT is not a hybrid. This gives the SCross a final fighting chance. Over a course of covering 50,000km, at the advertised mileage figures, you’ll save about Rs. 20,000 over the Brezza in an S-Cross if you assume the petrol cost of Rs. 80/ litre. This price advantage greatly covers the features gap the Brezza ZXI Plus has over the SCross Zeta. The SCross is also likely to offer slightly better drivability because of the additional off-peak torque from the electric motor in the hybrid mechanism.

Other than that, the two cars even have the same power to weight and torque to weight ratios.

S-CROSS ZETA vs BREZZA ZXI PLUS

ENGINE SPECS

 

S-CROSS ZETA

BREZZA ZXI PLUS

Displacement

1.5-litre Hybrid

1.5-litre

Cylinder

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1462cc

1462 cc

Maximum Power

105PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

92.92PS/t

92.92PS/t

Peak Torque

138Nm @ 4400rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

Torque:Weight

122.12Nm/t

122.12Nm/t

Transmission

5-speed

5-Speed MT

Mileage

18.55kmpl

17.03kmpl

S Cross Zeta vs Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus - Which Car Should You Buy?

The only place where the Maruti’s S-Cross Zeta wins in this comparison is with its better mileage and a slight off-peak torque advantage. Other than that, the Brezza ZXI Plus has the advantage of lower upfront price, more valuable safety, style and functional features. As things stand right now, the Brezza ZXI Plus seems to win this battle and is our recommendation over the S-Cross Zeta.

But that’s not to say that the S-Cross Zeta is a bad option. In this comparison, it was a close call because the Zeta gets almost all of the important functional, entertainment, style and safety features you can get in the S-Cross.

You should buy the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza ZXI Plus over the S-Cross Zeta petrol variant.

MARUTI S-CROSS ZETA vs BREZZA ZXI PLUS

VERDICT

Car

Price

Recommendation

S Cross Zeta

₹9,95,000

Loses by a small margin but is worth considering.

Brezza ZXI Plus

₹9,75,000

Top recommended. Offers better value than S-Cross Zeta.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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