All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift - Price, Variants, Dimensions, Features and Powertrain Comparison

   
All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift - Price, Variants, Dimensions, Features and Powertrain Comparison

The All-New Brezza is here to give tough competition to the recently launched Hyundai Venue Facelift; The segment leaders are again face to face and we compare them in terms of Price, Variants, Dimesions, Features and Powertrain.

Maruti Suzuki launched the All-New Brezza in India with a slew of updates inside out and a new powertrain. The best-selling sub-compact SUV is aimed squarely to rival the Hyundai Venue Facelift as both these SUVs have always stayed neck to neck in terms of sales figures. Today we compare both the SUVs in their latest avatar in terms of price, variants, dimensions, features and powertrain options; to know which of these two SUVs is a better choice for you based on your requirements. 

All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift: Price

The price is the most important criterion when buying a new car and in this case, both the SUVs are priced aggressively taking into account the fierce competition in this segment. The price for the Hyundai Venue starts from Rs. 7.53 lakhs and goes till 12.57 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the top-of-the-line 1.0-litre turbo petrol SX(O) DCT variant.

All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift: Price

Variants
1.2 NA Petol
Variants
1.0 Turbo Petrol
 
E (MT)
Rs. 7.53 lakhs
S (O) iMT
Rs. 9.99 lakhs
S (MT)
Rs. 8.70 lakhs
S (O) DCT
Rs. 10.96 lakhs
S (O) (MT)
Rs. 9.50 lakhs
SX (O) iMT
Rs. 11.92 lakhs
SX (MT)
Rs. 10.69 lakhs
SX (O) DCT
Rs. 12.57 lakhs

On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza is priced from Rs. 7.99 lakhs for the base LXi trim and the range extends to Rs. 13.96 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the ZXi+ dual-tone Automatic variant.

The Brezza is the more expensive car between the two in terms of both initial and top range pricing; however, interestingly, the automatic range of both cars starts at an identical price point of Rs. 10.96 lakhs. The top-end automatic trim of Brezza is almost 1.4 lakhs pricier than the Venue’s SX (O) DCT variant.

Variants (Manual)
All New Brezza
 
LXi
Rs. 7.99 lakhs
VXi
Rs. 9.46 lakhs
ZXi
Rs. 10.86 lakhs
ZXi Dual Tone
Rs. 11.02 lakhs
ZXi+
Rs.12.30 lakhs
ZXi+ Dual Tone
Rs.12.46 lakhs
Variants (Automatic)
All New Brezza
 
VXi
Rs.10.96 lakhs
ZXi
Rs.12.36 lakhs
ZXi Dual Tone
Rs.12.52 lakhs
ZXi+
Rs.13.80 lakhs
ZXi+ Dual Tone
Rs.13.96 lakhs

All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift: Variants

The Hyundai Venue’s line-up is spread across 5 trim levels, namely E, S, S (O), SX and SX (O). These trim levels vary according to the powertrain options on offer, like the 1.2 naturally aspirated petrol is offered in E, S, S (O) and SX with no automatic variant on offer. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol is only limited to the higher S (O) and SX (O) variants with both iMT and DCT transmission. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is available with S+, SX and SX (O) with only a manual transmission option.

The Brezza comes in 6 trim levels namely LXi, VXi, ZXi, ZXi Dual Tone, ZXi+ and ZXi+ Dual Tone. All the trims are available with the manual transmission, while the range of automatic transmission starts from the VXi variant.

Overall the Brezza provides more flexibility in terms of variant line-up by maintaining consistency in terms of manual and automatic trims. The portfolio is easy to understand and the customers can choose the preferred trim level based on their requirements and budget. Additionally, the automatic transmission is offered in 5 variants in Brezza, while it is limited to just 2 in the Venue Facelift.

All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift: Variants

All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift: Dimensions

Both the Brezza and Venue fall under the sub-4-meter category which means that the length of both the SUVs is well under 4 meters or 4000 mm. Both SUVs are similar with 1995 mm of length, while the Brezza is wider and taller than the Venue by a good margin. This gives the Brezza a straight advantage in terms of shoulder room while seating 3 passengers in the second row of seats. Additionally, the Brezza is a more favourable SUV for taller customers; however, the wheelbase of both the SUVs is identical at 2500 mm. The luggage carrying capacity of the Venue is marginally better with 350 litres of boot space, while the Brezza has 328 litres. Last but not the least, the 198 mm of ground clearance of Brezza is a bit better than Venue’s 195 mm.

Specifications
All New Maruti Suzuki Brezza
Hyundai Venue Facelift
 
Length
3995 mm
3995 mm
Width
1790 mm
1770 mm
Height
1685 mm
1617 mm
Wheelbase
2500 mm
2500 mm
Ground Clearance
198 mm
195 mm
Boot Space
328 litre
350 litre

All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift: Features

Both the Venue and Brezza have recently got a major update, so both are bound to be loaded with the latest tech features. The carmakers have surely equipped the SUVs to get them to the 2022 technology level mark making them relevant enough for the next couple of years. The Venue has got some segment-first features in its bag like the home-to-car connectivity (H2C) feature with Alexa and Google Voice Assistance supported in both Hindi and English. 2 way rear reclining seats and a soothing acoustic sound feature with segment-first “sound of nature” feature. Other notable feature additions include an updated infotainment unit, with 60 plus connected car features, through Hyundai’s Blue Link mobile application with over-the-air updates, embedded voice commands and more. The Venue also gets 3 driving modes namely Normal, Eco and Sport along with a coloured digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting and an electronically adjustable driver’s seat.

The Maruti Suzuki Brezza is leaps and bounds ahead of the outgoing model and now the SUV is also loaded with some segment-first features like the Heads-up display and 360-degree parking camera. Other significant features on the Brezza include an electric sunroof, SmartPlay Pro+ infotainment system with Arkamys surround sound and the next-gen Suzuki connect feature and ambient lighting.

Both the SUVs are neck to neck in terms of features on offer; however, Venue offers some useful features over the Brezza such as driving modes, 2-way rear reclining seats and an electronically adjustable driver’s seat. The head-up display is one of the features that the Venue misses out on.

In terms of safety, both cars are equipped with advanced safety features like six airbags, ESP, traction control, hill start assist and more. 

All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift: Features

All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift: Powertrain

Specifications
All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza
Hyundai Venue Facelift
 
Displacement
1.5 litre K15C 4 cylinder Petrol Engine
1.2 Litre MPi Petrol
1.0 litre tGDi Petrol
1.5 litre CRDi Diesel
Power
102 bhp
83 bhp
120 bhp
100 bhp
Torque
138 Nm
114 Nm
172 Nm
240 Nm
Transmission
5 Speed Manual/ 6 Speed Torque
Converter
5 Speed Manual
6 Speed iMT/ 7 Speed DCT
6 Speed Manual

The Venue is offered in 3 powertrain options i.e. 1.2 litres naturally aspirated petrol, 1.0 litre 3 cylinder tGDi petrol and 1.5 litre CRDi diesel engine. The naturally aspirated petrol and diesel are paired to a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed manual transmission respectively, while the turbo petrol is available with the option of a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT gearbox. The turbo petrol is the most powerful of the lot with 120 bhp of power, while the diesel engine has the highest torque of 240 Nm, at the same time being the most fuel-efficient. 

Contrary to the Venue, Brezza is only available in a single 1.5 litre K15C Petrol powertrain mated to a 12V mild-hybrid system. The engine is paired to either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter unit.

The Venue has the clear advantage of a wide variety of powertrain options on offer. The 1.2 naturally aspirated petrol engine of Venue is comparable to Brezza’s 1.5-litre unit, however, the 1.2 petrol on Venue is quite dull in terms of performance and only usable in city driving conditions. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre turbo petrol is a revv happy motor and quite powerful, however, it lacks a proper manual gearbox. The 1.5 K15C on Brezza is a well-balanced engine with good performance for both highway and city usage while delivering good fuel efficiency and has the advantage of proven long-term reliability. The Venue also gets a mile muncher 1.5 litre CRDi diesel engine which is a boon for highways and also capable enough to handle day-to-day city usage. The Brezza gets the mild-hybrid system which the Venue doesn’t offer with any of its powertrains.

All-New Maruti Suzuki Brezza VS Hyundai Venue Facelift: Verdict

The final decision rests in the hand of the buyer and it is a matter of choices and requirements. If you want a reliable product for long-term usage, the Brezza is the one for you, however, you have to live with the brand’s uncertain after-sales service. The Brezza should be your preferred choice if you want to go for a naturally aspirated engine. The Venue, on the other hand, is a tempting option and you can go for it if you want a powerful and fun-to-drive turbo petrol engine. It is the only option if you want to buy a diesel engine. The Brezza is a more spacious car and better suited for family usage. Given the pricing of both cars, you won’t go wrong with any of these two, owing to their established brand value, resale value and price-to-value proportion.