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Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Most Value For Money Variant

Maruti Suzuki has recently launched the Grand Vitara flagship SUV, replacing the S-Cross from its India lineup. Available in two powertrain options including the self-charging strong-hybrid unit, the Grand Vitara comes loaded with a plethora of premium features. It also gets the option of the segment’s first All-Wheel-Drivetrain (AWD) with the mild-hybrid unit. Following is an analysis of all variants of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara to find which of its variant offers the most value for money. But first, have a look at its specifications: –

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara – Specifications

Engine1.5-litre petrol with 48V mild-hybrid system1.5-litre TNGA petrol with a self-charging strong hybrid system
Max Power 103PS116PS (combined)
Peak Torque 137NmEngine: 122Nm, Motor: 144Nm
Transmission5-speed manual / 6-speed torque converter automatice-CVT automatic
DrivetrainFWD / AWD (with manual transmission only)FWD
Claimed Fuel Efficiency21.11kmpl (MT),  20.58kmpl (AT), 19.38kmpl (AWD)27.97kmpl
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Specs and Mileage

As mentioned above, the Grand Vitara can be had with either 1.5-litre K-series mild-hybrid petrol or a Toyota-sourced 1.5-litre strong-hybrid engine that also gets three driving modes: petrol, hybrid and pure EV. The strong-hybrid unit starts the SUV in electric mode only, thus providing instant acceleration. It feels very quiet at low speeds and completes most of the city run in electric mode only, given it has enough charge. And so, it offers exceptional fuel efficiency of roughly 26kmpl in real-world conditions if you are gentle on the throttle. It cruises well on highways too, but lacks that outright punch that you get in the turbocharged iteration of its rivals like the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, MG Astor, Volkswagen Taigun and Skoda Kushaq.

Speaking of the mild-hybrid powertrain, it is super refined and delivers linear power through the range. It can cruise effortlessly on the highways but feels stressed while quick acceleration. All-in-all, it is best suited for laid-back motorists. However, offering its manual version with Suzuki’s All-Grip Select All-Wheel-Drivetrain (AWD) gives it an edge over other cars in the segment. Though it lacks low-end torque, it can dive on uneven terrains with ease and with the means of electronics, it offers good traction on slippery surfaces.

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The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is a 5-seater mid-size SUV that is 4345mm long, 1795mm wide and 1645mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2600mm and a ground clearance of 210mm. However, at 355 litres (255 litres in strong-hybrid variants), its boot space is on par with sub-4m SUVs.

Colour Options

Maruti Suzuki offers the Grand Vitara in as many as nine colour options, comprising six monotone and three dual-tone schemes.

Maruti Grand Vitara – Variants Explained

1. Grand Vitara Sigma

PowertrainPrice (Ex-Showroom)
mild-hybrid petrol with manual transmission (FWD)Rs 10.45 lakh

What does it offer?

  • Exterior: Bi-halogen projector headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, LED tail lamps, ORVM mounted turn indicators, 17-inch steel wheels with caps, shark fin antenna, silver skid plate, and roof-end spoiler
  • Interior: Dual-tone cabin scheme with silver highlights, 4.2-inch colored MID, chrome finished door handles and 1-litre bottle holder in all doors.
  • Comfort & Convenience: All four power windows with one-touch function for the driver’s unit, tilt & telescopic adjustment for the steering wheel, keyless entry, push-button start/stop, auto AC, dedicated rear AC vents, manually height-adjustable driver’s seat, reclinable 60:40 rear split seat, front sliding armrest, power adjustable & foldable side mirrors, steering mounted audio & telephony controls, and rear armrest with cup holders.
  • Safety: Day/night IRVM, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, hill hold assist, front seatbelt pretension with force limiter, height adjustable front seat belts, 3-point seat belts for all seats, ISOFIX child seat mounts.

Verdict: Being an entry-level offering, the Grand Vitara Sigma variant covers almost all essential features except for the music system. Skip this if you can increase your budget.

2. Grand Vitara Delta

PowertrainPrice (Ex-Showroom)Premium Over Sigma Variant
mild-hybrid petrol with manual / auto transmission (FWD)Rs 11.9 lakh (MT), Rs 13.4 lakh (AT)Rs 1.45 lakh

What does it offer over the Sigma variant?

  • Interior: Front footwell lamp, glovebox light, and boot lamp.
  • Comfort & Convenience: Cruise control, paddle shifters (AT only), fast charging USB ports in the rear (both A & C type), and power socket in the boot.
  • Infotainment: 7-inch Smartplay Pro touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto (wired), and connected car technology with remote control functionality.
  • Safety: Rear parking camera.

Verdict: The Delta variant offers almost all the features that most of us desire in our vehicles. One can surely consider it if on a tight budget.

Also Read: Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara All Accessories Detailed With Prices

Grand Vitara pros and cons

3. Grand Vitara Zeta / Zeta+

PowertrainPrice (Ex-Showroom)Premium Over Delta Variant
Zeta: mild-hybrid petrol with manual / auto transmission (FWD)Rs 13.89 lakh (MT), Rs 15.39 lakh (AT)Rs 1.99 lakh
Zeta+: Strong-Hybrid (FWD)Rs 17.99 lakhNA

What does it over the Delta variant?

  • Exterior: Chrome beltline finish and automatic LED projector headlamps with follow-me-home function.
  • Interior: Ambient lighting and soft touch material finish on the dashboard & door trims.
  • Comfort & Convenience: Vanity mirror lamps (Driver + Co-driver), rear wiper & washer, and auto-folding side mirrors.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara interior
  • Infotainment: 9-inch Smartplay Pro+ floating touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, Arkamys tuned sound system with 6 speakers including 2 tweeters.
  • Safety: Front side & curtain airbags (total 6 airbags) and electrochromic rear-view mirror.
  • Exclusive features for the Zeta+ variant: Silver roof rails, dark grey finish on skid plates, chrome plating around headlamps, all-black interior with Champagne Gold accent, panoramic sunroof, digital driver’s display, fabric seats, Head Up Display (HUD), and a wireless charger.

Verdict: For the price premium and added features over the previous trim, the Grand Vitara Zeta variant offers the most value for your money. Go with its strong-hybrid version if your budget permits.

Also Read: Toyota Hyryder vs Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Price Comparison

4. Grand Vitara Alpha / Alpha+

PowertrainPrice (Ex-Showroom)Premium Over Zeta Variant
Alpha: mild-hybrid petrol with manual / auto transmission (FWD)Rs 15.39 lakh (MT), Rs 16.89 lakh (AT)Rs 1.5 lakh
mild-hybrid petrol with manual (AWD) Rs 16.89 lakhNA
Alpha+: Strong-Hybrid (FWD)Rs 19.49 lakhRs 1.5 lakh

What does it over the Alpha/Alpha+ variant?

  • Exterior: Optional blacked-out roof & ORVMs, panoramic sunroof, and roof rails.
  • Interior: Leatherette seats, and leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • Comfort & Convenience: Multiple drive modes (AWD only).
  • Safety: 360-degree surround view system and hill descent assist (AWD only).
  • Exclusive features for the Alpha/Alpha+ variant: Puddle lamp, premium sound system, ventilated front seats, and tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

Verdict: Consider Alpha+ strong-hybrid variant to get the most out of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara.