Even though both of these cars are almost identical inside-out, find out which one would you benefit more from!
Toyota launched the Urban Cruiser (formerly a showroom in Delhi) at a starting price of Rs 8.40 lakhs. It is essentially a rebadged version of Maruti Vitara Brezza, which received a mid-life updated in mid-2020. But what is the difference between these two SUVs and which one should you preferably buy is the real question.
Maruti Vitara Brezza and Toyota Urban Cruiser Similarities
Both of these cars are identical in terms of external features including length, width, height, wheelbase, and boot space. Now let’s take a look at the engine. The story here is also very similar because both SUVs have only petrol models. They are powered by the same 1.5-liter naturally aspirated engine, which is matched with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
Apart from a few changes, everything else remains basically the same: the same 16-inch alloy wheels, the same side profile, and the same rear, despite the Toyota logo instead of the Maruti and Urban Cruiser has a thick splash of chrome near the license plate.
Although there are some external changes that distinguish the Urban Cruiser and Vitara Brezza, there is almost no difference in the cabin-you will get the same dashboard design and the same textured hard plastic, and the same 7.0-inch touch screen infotainment system with integrated navigation, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and even the same dashboard. In fact, the only noticeable changes are the Toyota logo on the steering wheel instead of Suzuki, and the brown fabric of the seats, and the black on the Brezza.
Although the similarities seem to be too much, there are distinctive points of difference for the models!
Maruti Vitara Brezza and Toyota Urban Cruiser Differences
Toyota redesigned the front of the Urban Cruiser to distinguish it from the Vitara Brezza and give it a more familiar Toyota look. This rebadged maruti vehicle with toyota badge is accompanied with a new grille with two square notched shutters and vertical chrome bars on each side. The bumper itself has a very typical Toyota angled vent design, with a large center hole and silver shielding plates at each end. An interesting design element is an annular groove in the lower half of the driver’s side bumper, behind which the horn is located. Although the overall layout changes may be small, the new grille and bumper make Urban Cruiser more aggressive than Vitara Brezza and more like other Toyota cars.
The standard warranty period of Toyota Urban Cruiser is 3 years on 100,000 kilometers, while the standard warranty period of Vitara Brezza is 2 years on 40,000 kilometers. Both SUVs offer an extended warranty of up to 5 years, but Toyota’s mileage limit is 2,20,000 kilometers, while Maruti’s mileage limit is only 1,00,000 kilometers.
Toyota Urban Cruiser starts at Rs. 8.62 lakhs, which is Rs. 1.11 lakh higher than the Rs. 7.51 lakh of the basic Maruti Vitara Brezza. Toyota Urban Cruiser (gasoline model) has 17 km/h. In the technical specifications, the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Toyota Urban Cruiser both are powered by the same 1462 cc engine and provide a mileage of 17 km/l.
With this extensive comparison, it’s clear that the choice boils down to warranty and the price of the models!
Although this rebadging of cars is nothing new, as we already witnessed the same with Maruti Baleno, some people are still confused with what badge they should settle with. In this case the two SUVs are identical in terms of functionality, still we recommend that you choose Toyota Urban Cruiser because it offers a better standard warranty package than the Vitara Brezza. Toyota Urban Cruiser provides a 3-year/1,00,000 km standard warranty, while Brezza provides a 2-year/40,000 km standard warranty. This might seem like a long shot judging a car on the warranty, however, it will be a game-changer in the long run!