Of late the car manufacturers in India have been focusing on catering to the sub-4 metre class. The cars provide immense practicality because of compact size and affordable pricings as well. The sub-4 metre market saw the launch of sedans in the initial stages while compact SUVs also followed closely on its heels.
Thus we bring to you the comparison of Mahindra TUV 300 with Ford EcoSport and Maruti Grand Vitara Signature edition on the basis of their specifications. The Vitara and EcoSport have received a special signature edition launch as well to provide a stand out option for the new buyers. This will be based on price, specifications, features and mileage.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Mahindra TUV 300 Vs Ford EcoSport: Price
Ford EcoSport had everyone beaten by its pricing when it was launched in 2013 but currently it retails for INR 6.93 lakh to INR 9.82 lakh for the top titanium trim. The signature edition is priced at INR 9.26 lakh.
The Vitara Brezza is priced at INR 7.19 lakh for its base variant and goes on till INR 9.88 lakh for its top end trim.
Mahindra TUV 300 is sold for a price of INR 7.38 lakh for base to INR 9.73 lakh for the top end variant. (All the prices are ex-showroom Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Mahindra TUV 300 Vs Ford EcoSport: Exteriors
The Ford EcoSport Signature Edition is very stylish sub-compact SUV that comes with all black styling on the exteriors as well as interiors. The SUV features a massive front grille, sleek headlamps, bulging wheel arches and a strong shoulder line on the side while the rear features an oak door boot-lid that houses the spare wheel and rear tail lights. The car gets several blacked out features around the exterior edges.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is quite appealing and one of the best looking sub-compact SUV in the segment that features compact projector headlights with integrated ‘Bull-Horn’ DRLs and a single slat grille. The side profile features black plastic cladding along the bottom with a sloping roofline while the rear gets LED tail lights and a muscular bumper.
The Mahindra TUV300 features a very boxy and rugged utilitarian design as compared to the competition. It is one of the most robust true blue SUV in the segment with class leading space. The TUV300 features halogen headlamps & a raised bonnet at the front while the side profile mostly comprises of sharp cuts and creases that adds to the boxy characteristics.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Mahindra TUV 300 Vs Ford EcoSport: Features
The Ford EcoSport Signature Edition sports an all black interior scheme and comes loaded with features like multi-media infotainment system, automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, start-stop button etc. The EcoSport comes equipped with class-leading 6-airbags, ABS and rear-parking sensors.
The Vitara Brezza features steering mounted audio controls, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, navigation system and cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, push-button start-stop and key-less entry. On the safety front, the Brezza comes equipped with dual-front airbags, ABS and EBD as standard.
The Mahindra TUV300 comes with a touch-screen multi-functional display, follow-me home headlamps, steering mounted audio controls, rear defogger, key-less entry and two 12V charging points while on the safety front it gets dual-front airbags, ABS and EBD as standard.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Vs Mahindra TUV 300 Vs Ford EcoSport: Engine specifications
The Ford EcoSport is available in two and one diesel engine options. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine that is capable of producing 123 BHP of maximum power and 170 Nm of peak torque while the 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol engine is capable of churning out 110 BHP of maximum power along with 140 Nm of peak torque. The oil burner is powered by a 1.5-litre TDCI engine that pumps out 99 BHP of maximum power while developing 205 Nm of peak torque. All the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the 1.5-litre petrol variant gets an automatic gearbox as well.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is powered by a 1.3-litre four cylinder, DDiS, MultiJet diesel engine that is capable of pumping out 89 BHP of maximum power along with 200 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox. Maruti Suzuki has plans to introduce a powerful 1.0-litre BoosterJet petrol engine along with an automatic transmission in the future.
The Mahindra TUV300 is powered by a 1.5 litre mHawk diesel engine that is available in two states of tunes. The mHawk80 produces 84 BHP of maximum power and 230Nm of peak torque while the mHawk100 pumps out 100 BHP of power along with 240 Nm of peak torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox while a 5-speed AMT transmission is also available as an option.