Nissan Magnite vs Maruti Vitara Brezza: Which Sub-4m SUV To Buy?

Modified On Jul 20, 2021 04:12 PM By Dinesh for Nissan Magnite

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Which of two petrol-only sub-4m SUVs suits your needs and budget the best?

Nissan has launched the Magnite SUV at an introductory starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom India). We have already pitted the new Magnite against the best-selling sub-4m SUV, the Sonet, so now let’s now compare it with the petrol-only Maruti Vitara Brezza. Let’s start by looking at the specifications of each:

Dimension: 

 

Nissan Magnite

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Length

3994mm

3995mm

Width

1758mm

1790mm

Height

1572mm

1640mm

Wheelbase

2500mm

2500mm

Boot Space

336L

328L

  • The Vitara Brezza is longer, wider and taller than the Magnite. However, the Magnite takes the lead when it comes to boot space. 

  • Both the SUVs have an identical wheelbase at 2500mm.

Engines: Both the SUVs here are petrol-only offerings but Nissan offers choice of two while Brezza only comes with one.

 

Nissan Magnite

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Engine

1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol 

1.0-litre turbo petrol

1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol

Power

72PS

100PS

105PS

Torque

96Nm

160Nm/152Nm

138Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT

5-speed MT/ CVT

5-speed MT/ 4-speed AT

Fuel Economy

18.75 kmpl

20 kmpl/ 17.70 kmpl

17.03 kmpl/ 18.76 kmpl

  • Vitara Brezza’s 1.5-litre litre engine is the biggest and most powerful engine here That said, the Magnite’s 1.0-litre turbo engine makes the most torque.

  • All the three engines get a 5-speed manual transmission as standard. While the Magnite gets an option of CVT with the 1.0-litre turbo engine, the Vitara Brezza is available with an option of a 4-speed torque converter automatic.

  • In terms of fuel economy, the Magnite’s 1.0-litre turbo engine is the most frugal engine with a manual transmission. With the automatic, the Brezza offers better fuel economy, thanks in part to the mild-hybrid tech.

Nissan Magnite

Maruti Vitara Brezza

1.0L XE Rs 4.99 lakh

 

1.0L XL Rs 5.99 lakh

 

1.0L XV Rs 6.68 lakh/ Rs 6.82 lakh (DT)

 

1.0L Turbo XL Rs 6.99 lakh

LXI Rs 7.34 lakh

1.0L XV Premium Rs 7.55 lakh/ Rs 7.69 lakh (DT)

 

1.0L Turbo XV Rs 7.68 lakh/ Rs 7.82 lakh (DT)

 

1.0L Turbo XV Premium Rs 8.45 lakh/ Rs 8.59 (DT)

VXI Rs 8.35 lakh

1.0L Turbo XV Premium (O) Rs 8.55 lakh/ Rs 8.69 lakh (DT)

 
 

ZXI Rs 9.10 lakh

 

ZXI+ Rs 9.75 lakh/ Rs 9.98 lakh (DT)

Automatic

Automatic

1.0L Turbo XL CVT Rs 7.89 lakh

 

1.0L Turbo XV CVT Rs 8.58 lakh/ Rs 8.72 lakh (DT)

 

1.0L Turbo XV Premium CVT Rs 9.35 lakh/ Rs 9.49 (DT)

VXI AT Rs 9.75 lakh

1.0L Turbo XV Premium (O) CVT 9.45 lakh/ Rs 9.59 lakh (DT)

 
 

ZXI AT Rs 10.50 lakh

 

ZXI+ AT Rs 11.15 lakh/ Rs 11.40 lakh (DT)

Price Comparison:  We are comparing only the similarly priced variants (difference of upto Rs 50,000) of both the sub-4m SUVs. 

Nissan Magnite 1.0L Turbo XL vs Maruti VItara Brezza LXI

Nissan Magnite 1.0L Turbo XL

Rs 6.99 lakh

Maruti VItara Brezza LXI

Rs 7.34 lakh

Difference

Rs 35,000 (Maruti Vitara is more expensive)

Features: 

Safety 

Nissan Magnite Turbo XL

Vitara Brezza LXI

Airbags

2

2

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Rear parking sensors

Yes

Yes

ISOFIX child seat anchors

Yes

Yes

Day/night IRVM

Manual

Manual

Fog lamps

No

No

Central locking

Yes 

Yes 

Electronic stability program

Yes

No

Hill launch assist

Yes

No

Traction control

Yes

No

Exterior

   

Headlamps

Halogen

Halogen

Auto headlamps

No

No

DRLs

No

No

Wheels

195/60 R16 steel wheels with covers

205/60 R16 steel wheels 

Rear washer and wiper

Yes

No

Defogger

Yes

No

ORVM

Electrically adjustable and foldable

Electrically adjustable

Interior

   

Height-adjustable driver’s seat

No

No

AC

Auto 

Manual

Rear AC vents

No

No

Adjustable headrest

Front and rear

Front

Front armrest

No

No

Rear armrest

Yes (w/ cupholders)

No

60:40 split rear seats

Yes (rear parcel tray too)

No (foldable)

Infotainment

2-din music system with Bluetooth

2-din music system with Bluetooth

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

No

No

Parking camera

No

No

Connected car tech

No

No

Steering-mounted controls

Yes

No

Sunroof

No

No

Cruise control

No

No

Power windows

Yes

Yes 

Adjustable steering

Tilt

Tilt

Verdict: The Magnite is our pick here as it gets more features despite being more affordable. 

Nissan Magnite 1.0 XV Premium vs Maruti VItara Brezza LXI

Nissan Magnite 1.0L XV Premium

Rs 7.55 lakh

Maruti VItara Brezza LXI

Rs 7.34 lakh

Difference

Rs 21,000 (Magnite is more expensive)

Features:

Safety 

Nissan Magnite XV Premium

Vitara Brezza LXI

Airbags

2

2

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Rear parking sensors

Yes

Yes

ISOFIX child seat anchors

Yes

Yes

Day/night IRVM

Manual

Manual

Fog lamps

LED

No

Central locking

Yes 

Yes 

360-degree camera

Yes

No

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Yes

No

Exterior

   

Headlamps

LED

Halogen

Auto headlamps

No

No

DRLs

Yes

No

Wheels

195/60 R16 Alloys

205/60 R16 steel wheels 

Rear washer and wiper

Yes

No

Defogger

Yes

No

ORVM

Electrically adjustable and foldable

Electrically adjustable

Interior

   

Push-button start

Yes

No

Height-adjustable driver’s seat

Yes

No

AC

Auto 

Manual

Rear AC vents

Yes

No

Adjustable headrest

Front and rear

Front

Front armrest

Yes

No

Rear armrest

Yes

No

60:40 split rear seats

Yes

No (foldable)

Infotainment

8-inch touchscreen infotainment system 

2-din music system with Bluetooth

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Yes (wireless)

No

Parking camera

Yes

No

Digital driver’s display

7-inch

No

Connected car tech

No

No

Steering-mounted controls

Yes

No

Sunroof

No

No

Cruise control

Yes

No

Power windows

Yes

Yes 

Adjustable steering

Tilt

Tilt

Verdict: The Magnite continues to be our pick. It gets a lot more features than the Vitara Brezza and the premium it attracts for those features is justified in our opinion. This variant of the Magnite is significantly down on performance in comparison to the Brezza but the extra comforts make up for it. Nissan is the only one to offer a 360-degree camera in this segment, even though the resolution is not the best.

Nissan Magnite 1.0 Turbo XV vs Maruti VItara Brezza LXI

Nissan Magnite 1.0L Turbo XV

Rs 7.68 lakh

Maruti VItara Brezza LXI

Rs 7.34 lakh

Difference

Rs 34,000 (Magnite is more expensive)

Features: 

Safety 

Nissan Magnite Turbo XV

Vitara Brezza LXI

Airbags

2

2

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Rear parking sensors

Yes

Yes

ISOFIX child seat anchors

Yes

Yes

Day/night IRVM

Manual

Manual

Fog lamps

LED

No

Central locking

Yes 

Yes 

Electronic stability program

Yes

No

Hill launch assist

Yes

No

Traction control

Yes

No

Exterior

   

Headlamps

Halogen

Halogen

Auto headlamps

No

No

DRLs

Yes

No

Wheels

195/60 R16 Alloys

205/60 R16 steel wheels 

Rear washer and wiper

Yes

No

Defogger

Yes

No

ORVM

Electrically adjustable and foldable

Electrically adjustable

Interior

   

Push-button start

Yes

No

Height-adjustable driver’s seat

Yes

No

AC

Auto 

Manual

Rear AC vents

No

No

Adjustable headrest

Front and rear

Front

Front armrest

No

No

Rear armrest

Yes

No

60:40 split rear seats

Yes

No (foldable)

Infotainment

8-inch touchscreen infotainment system 

2-din music system with Bluetooth

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Yes (wireless)

No

Parking camera

Yes

No

Digital driver’s display

7-inch

No

Connected car tech

No

No

Steering-mounted controls

Yes

No

Sunroof

No

No

Cruise control

No

No

Power windows

Yes

Yes 

Adjustable steering

Tilt

Tilt

Verdict: The Magnite continues to be our pick. Its next-to-top-spec gets a lot more features than the base specVitara Brezza and the premium it attracts for those features is justified in our opinion.

Nissan Magnite 1.0 Turbo XV Premium vs Maruti VItara Brezza VXI

Nissan Magnite 1.0L Turbo XV Premium

Rs 8.45 lakh

Maruti VItara Brezza VXI

Rs 8.35 lakh

Difference

Rs 10,000 (Magnite is more expensive)

Features:

Safety 

Nissan Magnite Turbo XV Premium

Vitara Brezza VXI

Airbags

2

2

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Rear parking sensors

Yes

Yes

ISOFIX child seat anchors

Yes

Yes

Day/night IRVM

Manual

Manual

Fog lamps

LED

No

Central locking

Yes 

Yes 

360-degree camera

Yes

No

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Yes

No

Electronic stability program

Yes

No

Traction control

Yes

No

Hill launch assist

Yes

No

Exterior

   

Headlamps

LED

LED

Auto headlamps

No

No

DRLs

Yes

Yes

Wheels

195/60 R16 Alloys

205/60 R16 steel wheels with wheel covers

Rear washer and wiper

Yes

No

Defogger

Yes

Yes

ORVM

Electrically adjustable and foldable

Electrically adjustable and foldable

Interior

   

Push-button start

Yes

Yes

Height-adjustable driver’s seat

Yes

No

AC

Auto 

Auto

Rear AC vents

Yes

No

Adjustable headrest

Front and rear

Front and rear

Front armrest

Yes

No

Rear armrest

Yes

No

60:40 split rear seats

Yes

No (foldable)

Infotainment

8-inch touchscreen infotainment system 

2-din music system with Bluetooth

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Yes (wireless)

No

Parking camera

Yes

No

Digital driver’s display

7-inch

No

Connected car tech

No

No

Steering-mounted controls

Yes

Yes

Sunroof

No

No

Cruise control

Yes

No

Power windows

Yes

Yes 

Adjustable steering

Tilt

Tilt

Verdict: The Magnite continues to be our pick as it offers a lot more features than the Vitara Brezza for a premium of just Rs 10,000. For an extra Rs 10,000, the Magnite also gets connected car tech but the premium is not justified in our opinion. 

Automatic Transmission:

Nissan Magnite 1.0 Turbo XV Premium CVT vs Maruti VItara Brezza VXI AT

Nissan Magnite 1.0L Turbo XV Premium CVT

Rs 9.35 lakh

Maruti VItara Brezza VXI AT

Rs 9.75 lakh

Difference

Rs 40,000 (Vitara Brezza is more expensive)

Features:

Safety 

Nissan Magnite Turbo XV Premium CVT

Vitara Brezza VXI AT

Airbags

2

2

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Rear parking sensors

Yes

Yes

ISOFIX child seat anchors

Yes

Yes

Day/night IRVM

Manual

Manual

Fog lamps

LED

No

Central locking

Yes 

Yes 

360-degree camera

Yes

No

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Yes

No

Electronic stability program

Yes

No

Traction control

Yes

No

Hill launch assist

Yes

Yes

Exterior

   

Headlamps

LED

LED

Auto headlamps

No

No

DRLs

Yes

Yes

Wheels

195/60 R16 Alloys

205/60 R16 steel wheels with wheel covers

Rear washer and wiper

Yes

No

Defogger

Yes

Yes

ORVM

Electrically adjustable and foldable

Electrically adjustable and foldable

Interior

   

Push-button start

Yes

Yes

Height-adjustable driver’s seat

Yes

No

AC

Auto 

Auto

Rear AC vents

Yes

No

Adjustable headrest

Front and rear

Front and rear

Front armrest

Yes

No

Rear armrest

Yes

No

60:40 split rear seats

Yes

No (foldable)

Infotainment

8-inch touchscreen infotainment system 

2-din music system with Bluetooth

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Yes (wireless)

No

Parking camera

Yes

No

Digital driver’s display

7-inch

No

Connected car tech

No

No

Steering-mounted controls

Yes

Yes

Sunroof

No

No

Cruise control

Yes

No

Power windows

Yes

Yes 

Adjustable steering

Tilt

Tilt

Verdict: The Magnite continues to be our pick. It’s the top-spec Magnite automatic variant against the base-spec Brezza automatic variant after all. For a premium of Rs 10,000, the Magnite also gets connected car tech but the premium is not justified in our opinion. Magnite buyers can also opt for the Tech Pack accessory kit for Rs 39,000 which further adds features like wireless charging, air purifier, puddle lamps, ambient lighting and JBL speakers.

The Magnite’s aggressive pricing is available to those who order one before the end of the year and on paper, it offers a lot of value for money while being more affordable than the Maruti Vitara Brezza.

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