2023 Tata Nexon Facelift Vs Honda Elevate: Go Big Or Go Small, With Features Abound?

  • Sep 7, 2023
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The Honda Elevate and 2023 Tata Nexon are the newest SUV offerings and serve different segments, but given the advances made by the Nexon, their prices are in the same ballpark

UPDATE: The 2023 Tata Nexon has been launched in India. Prices here.

September has been good for potential new SUV buyers. Honda launched the Elevate on September 4 and Tata finally lifted the covers off the 2023 Nexon, which will be launched on September 14. Yes, we’re aware that both go up in different segments, but we couldn't help but draw a comparison between them. Why and how? Let’s begin with the most defining factor - price.

Price Talk

 

Honda Elevate top-spec (Introductory)

Outgoing Tata Nexon top spec

2023 Tata Nexon top-spec 

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 14.89 lakh (MT) - Rs 15.99 lakh (CVT)

Rs 14.59 lakh

Estimated Rs 15 lakh

Given that the top-spec variant of the Elevate is priced at Rs 15.99 lakh, and that of the outgoing Nexon goes up to Rs 14.59 lakh, prices for the two already overlap for a few variants. 

And with this new facelift, the prices of the Nexon are bound to become dearer and could likely touch the Rs 15 lakh mark for the top variant, considering the new tech it has on board. This will bring it even closer to the Elevate’s top-spec prices. So we’ll compare the specifications of their respective top-end variants to keep things fair and square. 

Dimensions

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Dimensions

Honda Elevate

2023 Tata Nexon

Length

4312mm

3995mm

Width

1790mm

1804mm

Height

1650mm

1620mm

Wheelbase

2650mm

2498mm

Boot space

458 litres

382 litres

The Honda Elevate identifies as a compact SUV, whereas the Nexon slots into the sub-4m or subcompact SUV segment; and that is apparent in their respective dimensions. The Nexon sits just within the 4-metre bracket, while the Elevate stretches beyond with a length of 4312mm.

The Nexon only boasts a wider track width than the Elevate, but in every other parameter, it is the Honda that triumphs over the Nexon. Subsequently, the Honda Elevate will offer you a more spacious overall experience and a larger boot as well. But that’s a given considering that the Elevate sits one segment above.

Features

Equipment 

Top-spec Elevate ZX

Top spec 2023 Tata Nexon Fearless +S

Infotainment system

10.25-inch touchscreen

10.25-inch touchscreen

Driver’s display

7-inch semi-digital

10.25-inch fully digital display

Apple Carplay/Android Auto

Wireless

Wireless

Connected Car Tech

Yes

Yes

Ambient lighting

Yes

No

Ventilated Seats

No

Yes

Audio system

4 speakers + 4 tweeters

9 speaker JBL sound system with subwoofer

Climate control

Automatic AC

Automatic AC

Rear AC vents

Yes

Yes

Headlights

LED projector headlights with LED DRLs

Sequential LED DRLs with LED projector headlights

Auto headlights

Yes

Yes

ORVMs

Automatic and electronically adjustable

Automatic and Electronically adjustable

Keyless entry/push button start-stop

Yes

Yes

Cruise control

Adaptive

Yes

Sunroof 

Yes

Yes

Wireless phone charger

Yes

Yes

Airbags

6

6

360-degree camera

No

Yes

Parking sensors

Rear only

Front and rear

ISOFIX mounts

Yes

Yes

Tyre pressure monitoring system TPMS

Yes

Yes

ADAS

Yes

No

Surprising, right? Despite sitting a segment below, the 2023 Tata Nexon packs more features than the Honda Elevate, save for the availability of ADAS. Most of the features are shared between the two, but the Tata also packs ventilated seats, a fully digital 10.25-inch driver’s display, front parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera over the Honda Elevate.

The only three things that the Elevate boasts over the Nexon facelift are the automatic folding and opening ORVMs, ambient lighting, and ADAS.

Powertrains

 

Top-spec Elevate ZX 

Top spec 2023 Tata Nexon Fearless +S

Engine

1.5-litre NA petrol

1.2-litre turbo-petrol 

1.5-litre diesel

Transmission

6-speed MT/CVT

6-speed-MT/7-speed DCT

6-speed MT/6-speed AMT

Output

121PS/145Nm

120PS/170Nm

115PS/260Nm

Fuel efficiency (claimed)

16.92kmpl (CVT)/15.31kmpl(MT)

NA

NA

Irrespective of the variant , the Honda Elevate is offered with a single 1.5-litre NA petrol option that can be paired with either a 6-speed MT or CVT in its top-spec guise. As for the 2023 Nexon, it gets a 1.2-litre turbo petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine option for those looking for a frugal option. 

Also Read: 2023 Tata Nexon Facelift: Variant-wise Powertrain Options Detailed

Also, the turbo-petrol engine on the Nexon is almost as powerful as the Elevate’s engine, while being even torquier. So in terms of outright options, there’s more to choose from in the 2023 Nexon with both petrol and diesel options, than the Elevate’s single petrol engine.

Verdict

So space and road presence apart, it is the 2023 Tata Nexon that offers more and appeals more in terms of powertrain options and features, respectively. Sure, it might not have the same footprint as the Elevate, but if size is something that isn’t a priority for you, then the Nexon should surely be your pick. In fact, you might even be left with some cash in comparison to the Elevate’s top-spec variant, which could then be spent in accessories or future service bills.

Also Read: 2023 Tata Nexon Facelift: Variant-wise Interior Colours Detailed

That said, the Elevate’s sense of space inside the cabin, extra boot storage, and premium interior quality will offer you a better in-cabin experience apart from the materialistic gimmicks. Plus, you’ll also get the bragging rights for its larger dimensions over the 2023 Nexon. 

So it boils down to your preference; you could either go for the space and practicality – along with the fuss-free ownership – of the Honda badge, or the multiple engine and gearbox options along with a well-rounded features list of the Nexon. And with that in mind, which one would you pick?

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