Maruti and Hyundai are two of India’s most popular automakers, and their small SUV models are no exception. Maruti has also released the much-anticipated 2022 version of the Brezza SUV in India, following Hyundai’s debut of the Venue SUV in the nation. Maruti has updated its Vitara Brezza and renamed it Brezza, while Hyundai has unveiled the 2022 Venue. There are a lot of new features and improvements in both upgrades, and we’ll take a look at them in this post. This raises the basic issue of whether the two sub-4m SUVs are the best choice. The design, features, engine, and pricing of these two SUVs will be compared in this comparison.
With the previous model, Maruti lacked several features, but the 2022 Brezza aims to fix that. There are a lot of new features in this latest release that wasn’t there before. The Brezza’s infotainment device sports a larger 9-inch display than the Venue’s 8-inch touchscreen. The Venue, on the other hand, has a wireless smartphone connection, as well as 10 regional languages and ambient noises. Power-adjustable driver’s seat and a two-step recline on the back bench are also included.
The Brezza has a semi-digital arrangement, whilst the Venue gets a new fully-digital instrument cluster. It’s a question of taste which one you choose out of these two excellent options. Both cars include a sunroof, inside illumination, a wireless phone charger, and AC vents in the back.
A closer look at the safety features reveals that the Brezza has a slight advantage over the Ateca in terms of interior amenities. Head-up display and a 360-degree camera are new features in the Maruti Brezza’s 2022 model. Dual airbags are standard on all models, while six airbags are available on the most expensive models. There are no major differences between the two SUVs in terms of safety features such as ABS/EBD/ISOFIX/Hill Hold Assist, ESC/TPMS, and TPMS.
Compared to the Brezza, the Venue has a better selection of engines and gears to pick from when it comes to powertrain choices. A Hyundai Venue may be had with either a conventional gasoline engine or a performance-focused turbo-petrol engine, or even a diesel-powered one. Brezza’s 1.5-liter NA petrol engine is larger than the Venue’s 1.2-liter engine, but it’s also more efficient and less expensive to run.
It is possible that Maruti only offers a basic 5-speed manual transmission for the Brezza, yet both choices are available for all trims save the cheapest model. The 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine in the Venue is the only way to acquire an iMT or a 7-speed DCT transmission in the Venue. There are 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmissions for the NA petrol and diesel variants. If you’re looking for a car that can earn you between 19 and 20mpg on the highway, the Brezza is a good option.
Let’s take a closer look at price data now. The Brezza has now priced at Rs 7.99 lakh, while the Venue is priced at Rs 7.53 lakh with the current upgrade (all prices are ex-showroom). This implies that the Venue is around Rs. 46,000 cheaper than the Brezza, but bear in mind that the Brezza has a larger and more powerful petrol engine. The Brezza is more costly even when looking at the top-end models, extending the difference by almost Rs 1.39 lakh. There are some additional safety measures and a more efficient engine for the extra money. If you’re looking for a diesel-powered car or more fun and frills, the Venue should do the trick.