Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
3 minute read
8 Mar 2021
2:08 pm

The difference: Toyota Urban Cruiser vs Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Charl Bosch

Same engine and largely specification but different looks.

Toyota Urban Cruiser vs Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

After posting specification and pricing details of the Urban Cruiser last week, Toyota has officially detailed its new entry-level SUV based on the Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Toyota Urban Cruiser rear.

Unveiled last year, the Urban Cruiser revives a moniker last used seven years ago on a European version of the Japanese market ist, and slots in below the C-HR in the brand’s local line-up.

Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Suzuki Vitara Brezza rear

Comprising five models versus the Brezza’s four, the Urban Cruiser sports the same dimensions and derives motivation from the same 1.5 K15B petrol engine rated at 77kW/138Nm. Drive is send to the front wheels only via a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. Claimed fuel consumption is 6.2 L/100 km regardless of the gearbox.

Toyota Urban Cruiser

Toyota Urban Cruiser interior.

Aside from the visual differences, which consist of a redesigned front facia and replacing the Suzuki badges with Toyota ones, the Urban Cruiser is otherwise identical to the Vitara Brezza, with the only other difference being the specification and price.

Suzuki Vitara Brezza

Suzuki Vitara Brezza interior.

As a breakdown, here is how the Urban Cruiser stacks-up against its Indian-made sibling:

  Urban Cruiser
Model Xi Xs Xs AT Xr Xr AT
Price R247,900 R267,800 R289,000 R294,500 R315,700

 

Wheels 16-inch steel 16-inch alloy 16-inch alloy 16-inch alloy 16-inch alloy
Infotainment seven-inch touchscreen seven-inch touchscreen seven-inch touchscreen seven-inch touchscreen seven-inch touchscreen
Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes
Mirrors electric electric electric folding electric folding electric
LED headlights yes yes yes yes yes
LED fog lamps no no no yes yes
Audio four-speaker four-speaker four-speaker six-speaker six-speaker
Brakes ABS w/EBD ABS w/EBD ABS w/EBD ABS w/EBD ABS w/EBD
Cruise Control no no no yes yes
Air-conditioning manual automatic automatic automatic automatic
Windows electric all around electric all around electric all around electric all around electric all around
Rain sense wipers no no no yes yes
Rear camera no yes yes yes yes
Airbags 2 2 2 2 2
Ignition push-button push-button push-button push-button push-button
Cooled glovebox no no no yes yes
Parking sensors rear rear rear rear rear
Armrest no rear rear front +rear front +rear
Roof rails no yes yes yes yes
Steering wheel multi-function multi-function multi-function multi-function multi-function

 

  Vitara Brezza
Model GL GL AT GLX GLX AT
Price R244,900 R264,900 R289,900 R309,900

 

Wheels 16-inch steel 16-inch steel 16-inch alloy 16-inch alloy
Infotainment seven-inch touchscreen seven-inch touchscreen seven-inch touchscreen seven-inch touchscreen
Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes yes/yes/yes
Mirrors folding electric folding electric folding electric folding electric
LED headlights no no yes yes
LED fog lamps no no yes yes
Audio four-speaker four-speaker six-speaker six-speaker
Brakes ABS w/EBD ABS w/EBD ABS w/EBD ABS w/EBD
Cruise Control no no yes yes
Air-conditioning automatic automatic automatic automatic
Windows electric all around electric all around electric all around electric all around
Rain sense wipers no no yes yes
Rear camera yes yes yes yes
Airbags 2 2 2 2
Ignition key key push-button push-button
Cooled glovebox no no yes yes
Parking sensors rear rear rear rear
Armrest rear rear front + rear front + rear
Roof rails yes yes yes yes
Steering wheel multi-function multi-function multi-function multi-function

 

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