Both the Nexon and the Brezza have a nearly identical wheelbase; eager to know which one offers more space inside then?

Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Tata Nexon - Which SUV Offers Better Space?

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The Tata Nexon and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza compete in the same sub-compact SUV space, but both look very different from each other. WhileMaruti has taken a very conventional design approach with the Brezza, the Nexon looks more like a crossover, with a sloping roof and curvy exterior design elements. The Nexon is wider than the Brezza on paper and it’s evident to the naked eye as well if you see both the cars side-by-side. Since both the SUVs measure almost the same when it comes to overall length and wheelbase, it’s quite easy to assume that the Nexon will have more space (read shoulder room) inside. Is that true? Time to bring out our measuring tape.

Exterior dimensions:

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

MARUTI VITARA BREZZA

TATA NEXON

Length (mm)

3995

3994 (-1mm)

Width (mm)

1790

1811 (+21mm)

Height (mm)

1640

1607 (-33mm)

Wheelbase (mm)

2500

2498 (-2mm)

Maruti Vitara Brezza Vs Tata Nexon - Which SUV Offers Better Space?

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What exterior dimensions want us to believe:

1) Since the Nexon is wider than the Brezza, it should offer more shoulder room on the inside

2) Since the Brezza is taller than the Nexon, it should offer more headroom

3) Since the wheelbase and overall length of both the vehicles are similar, both should offer similar legroom

Let’s take each case separately.

1) Cabin width: Is the Nexon’s cabin wider than the Brezza’s?

DIMENSION

SEAT BASE WIDTH (FRONT)

CABIN WIDTH (FRONT)

SHOULDER ROOM (REAR)

SEAT BASE WIDTH (REAR)

Maruti Vitara Brezza

520mm

1410mm

1400mm

1300mm

Tata Nexon

510mm

1405mm

1385mm

1220mm

Although the Nexon is wider than the Brezza, it is the latter that offers more usable space on the inside. While the Brezza’s cabin is only marginally wider (5mm at the front and 15mm at the back), its rear seat base is 80mm wider than that of the Nexon. So it’s the Brezza that offers more seating space at the rear.

Tata Nexon's rear seat

Vitara Brezza's rear seat

2) Headroom: Does the Nexon’s raking roofile eat into headroom?

DIMENSION

MIN. HEADROOM (FRONT)

HEADROOM (REAR)

Maruti Vitara Brezza

950mm

950mm

Tata Nexon

965mm

970mm

No. Despite the steeply raking roofline and being shorter than the Brezza, the Nexon offers more headroom. Readers’ note: Minimum headroom at the front is measured with the driver’s seat set at the highest level of vertical adjustment.

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3) Legroom: More surprises?                       

  MAX. FRONT LEGROOM

MAX. FRONT KNEE ROOM

SEAT BASE LENGTH (FRONT)

MIN. REAR KNEE ROOM

SEAT BASE LENGTH (REAR)

Brezza

1060mm

740mm

480mm

625mm

460mm

Nexon

1050mm

770mm

480mm

715mm

510mm

Yes, one last surprise. Despite being equally long on the outside and having the same wheelbase (well, almost), it’s the Nexon that offers significantly more knee room for the rear passengers. And that doesn’t come at the cost of front passenger legroom or a smaller rear seat base either. In fact, the Nexon’s rear seat base is 50mm longer than the Brezza’s, which means it not only offers more legroom but better underthigh support as well.

Review: Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

Key takeaways

1) The Brezza offers more shoulder room and has a wider rear seat. Pick it if you have three people sitting at the rear more often

2) The Nexon offers more legroom, both at the front and at the rear. Pick it if you have two or less people sitting at the rear more often

3) The Nexon offers more headroom, both at the front and at the rear

Do come back for more interesting comparison stories. Let us know what you think of the two sub-compact SUVs below.

Source: cardekho.com


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