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

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Aug 13 2020

    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 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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