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Maruti Grand Vitara Vs Rivals: Price, Features, and Specifications Comparison

Maruti Suzuki has recently forayed into the hotly contested mid-size SUV segment with the all-new Grand Vitara. It features the segment-first self-charging strong-hybrid powertrain and mild-hybrid petrol engine with an all-wheel drivetrain (AWD) option, which sets it apart from the other contenders in this space. But is that enough to take on the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta, and other mid-size SUVs? Let’s find out through a detailed on-paper comparison.

Dimensions

Maruti Grand VitaraHyundai CretaKia SeltosSkoda Kushaq/VW TaigunMG Astor
Length 4345mm4,300mm4,315mm4225mm4323mm
Width 1795mm1790mm1,800mm1760mm1809mm
Height 1645mm1635mm1620mm1612mm1650mm
Wheelbase 2600mm2610mm2610mm2651mm2585mm
Ground Clearance210mm190mm190mm188mm180mm
Boot Space355L433L433L385L448L
Maruti Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos vs others: Dimension Comparison
  • The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is longer than its competitors. However, its wheelbase is shorter than its German and Korean rivals. Nevertheless, its 210mm ground clearance gives it an advantage over its opponents.
  • MG Astor is the widest & tallest in this group.
  • Grand Vitara has the smallest boot in its class, whereas the Astor has the biggest.

Engine Specifications

Grand VitaraCreta / SeltosKushaq / TaigunAstor
Engine1.5L NA petrol with mild-hybrid / 1.5L petrol with strong-hybrid1.5L NA / 1.4L turbo-petrol1L / 1.5L turbo petrol1.5L NA / 1.3L turbo-petrol 
Max PowerMild hybrid: 103PS
Strong hybrid: 116PS (Combined)
NA: 115PS
Turbo: 140PS
1-litre: 115PS
1.5-litre: 150PS
NA: 110PS
Turbo: 140PS
Max TorqueMild hybrid: 135NmNA: 144Nm
Turbo: 242Nm
1-litre: 178Nm
1.5-litre: 250Nm
NA: 144Nm
Turbo: 220Nm
GearboxMild hybrid: 5-speed MT or 6-speed AT
Strong hybrid: e-CVT
NA: 6-speed MT or CVT
Turbo: 7-speed DCT (Seltos also gets 6-speed MT)
1-litre: 6-speed MT / AT
1.5-litre: 6-speed MT / 7-speed DSG
NA: 5-speed MT / CVT
Turbo: 6-speed AT
DrivetrainMild hybrid: FWD / AWD optional with petrol-MT
Strong hybrid: FWD
FWDFWDFWD
Claimed MileageMild hybrid: 21.11kmpl (MT), 20.58kmpl (AT), 19.38kmpl (AWD)
Strong hybrid: 27.97kmpl
NA: – 16.8kmpl (MT), 16.9kmpl (CVT)
Turbo: – 16.8kmpl (DCT), 16.5kmpl (MT)
1-litre: 17.88 kmpl (MT), 15.78 kmpl (AT)
1.5-litre: 17.95 kmpl (MT), 17.71 kmpl (DSG)
NA: – 14-15kmpl (MT), 10-12kmpl (CVT)
Turbo: – 9-12kmpl
Maruti Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos vs others: Specs Comparison

*NA: Naturally Aspirated

  • The Maruti Grand Vitara is the least powerful SUV when compared to its competitors. But it is the only one in its segment to get mild-hybrid & strong-hybrid tech and an optional all-wheel drive system (AWD). Also, it is the most frugal car of all. Its strong-hybrid mill can deliver a mind-bobbling mileage of around 28 kmpl.
  • Thanks to the Active Cylinder Technology (ACT), the 1.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine of the German siblings (Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun) is the second most fuel efficient mill, despite being the most powerful among all. 
  • All SUVs get an automatic transmission.
  • The Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, and Volkswagen Taigun are the only models that offer both manual and automatic transmission options with all engine options.
  • The Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos also come with a diesel engine option.

Features

 Grand VitaraCreta / SeltosKushaq / TaigunAstor
LED Headlamps with DRLs
Auto Headlamps
Rain Sensing Wipers❌/ ✅
Cruise Control✅(Adaptive)
Auto AC
Rear AC Vents
Wireless Charger
Powered Driver’s Seat❌ (manual adjustment)❌ (manual adjustment)
Ventilated Front Seats
360-degree Camera❌ (rear camera only)/✅❌ (rear camera only)
Heads-up display❌/✅
Digital Driver’s DisplaySemi-digital /
Analogue with coloured MID
Touchscreen Infotainment9-inch 10.25-inch10-inch10.1-inch
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto✅(Wireless)✅(Wireless)
Connected Car Tech
Keyless Entry with Puch Button Start
SunroofPanoramicPanoramic / Single-PaneSingle-PanePanoramic
Ambient lighting
Reclining rear seats
No of airbags6666
Parking SensorsRearRear / Front + RearRearRear
ESP
Traction Control
Hill Assist
ADAS
Maruti Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos vs others: Features Comparison

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is a well-loaded offering. It only misses out on auto wipers, powered driver’s seat, front parking sensors, and ADAS technology when compared to the other cars in the segment.

Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Review: Pros, Cons, and Should You Buy It?

Grand Vitara pros and cons

Price

ModelPrice Range (Petrol variants)
Maruti Grand VitaraRs 10.45 – 19.49 lakh
Hyundai CretaRs 10.44 – 18.18 lakh 
Kia SeltosRs 10.49 – 18.29 lakh
Volkswagen TaigunRs 11.40 – 18.60 lakh
Skoda KushaqRs 11.29 – 19.49 lakh
MG AstorRs 10.32 – 18.23 lakh
Maruti Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos vs others: Price Comparison