Although its lightness helps its performance, it also makes the ride a bit jiggly at low speeds and the suspension is not very adept at handling sharp bumps, and you can feel the suspension thump through the light body especially at the rear. Though it never gets to the point of being uncomfortable and it is something you can live with.
On the contrary, its high speed ride is fairly flat and even road undulations doesn’t bother this Maruti SUV.
Thanks to its rigid monocoque construction, the Brezza behaves like a normal hatchback around corners. It displays good stability at speed and handling is very safe and predictable, with no nasty surprises. As a family car, meant for sedate driving, the precise steering and easy controls make it a stress-free car to drive. But the steering feels over assisted and it weighs up inconsistently as you pick up speed. Though body-roll is well contained, it doesn’t have the willingness to change direction as the EcoSport and it’s certainly not a car that enjoys being hustled.
The brakes, on the other hand, offer good bite and stopping power and it just takes 38.29 metres to come to a dead halt from 100kmph. But the initial pedal feel is wooden and a more linear feedback would have been welcomed.