Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs rivals: price comparison

    With the prices of the Grand Vitara out, we see how it fares against its competition.

    Published On Sep 29, 2022 10:58:00 AM


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    Maruti Suzuki has just announced the prices for all variants of the Grand Vitara, and prices for its cousin from Toyota, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, were revealed on September 28. The two midsize hybrid SUVs are quite similar to each other, yet have differentiating factors.

    • Grand Vitara is the most expensive midsize SUV
    • Strong hybrid Hyryder undercuts strong hybrid Grand Vitara by Rs 50,000

    The prices for the Grand Vitara range from Rs 10.45 lakh to Rs 19.49 lakh. On the other hand, prices for the Urban Cruiser Hyryder fall in the range of Rs 10.48 lakh to Rs 18.99 lakh.

    Also see: ‘Grand Vitara will swing midsize SUV segment to petrol’: Maruti sales chief

    Also see: Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara review: Creta’s most serious rival yet

    The segment can be divided into two parts on the basis of the powertrain – mild-hybrid with entry-level petrol engines and strong-hybrid with higher-level petrol and diesel engines – with the categorisation based on the power they develop, their fuel efficiency and their price.

    In the lower half of the segment, we can compare the mild-hybrid powertrain with the naturally aspirated ones of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks and MG Astor, as well as the 1.0-litre TSI petrol engines of the Skoda Kushaq and Volkswagen Taigun. Similarly, in the upper half of the segment, the strong-hybrid powertrains are comparable to the turbo-petrol and diesel powertrains. 

    Grand Vitara mild-hybrid vs rivals: Creta 1.5 NA most expensive

    Grand Vitara mild-hybrid vs rivals
    Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara (mild-hybrid petrol)Rs 10.45 lakh-Rs 16.89 lakh
    Hyundai Creta (1.5 NA petrol)Rs 10.44 lakh-Rs 17.22 lakh
    Kia Seltos (1.5 NA petrol)Rs 10.49 lakh-Rs 15.45 lakh
    Volkswagen Taigun (1.0 TSI)Rs 11.40 lakh-Rs 16.90 lakh
    Skoda Kushaq (1.0 TSI)Rs 11.29 lakh-Rs 16.99 lakh
    MG Astor (1.5 NA petrol)Rs 10.32 lakh-Rs 16.60 lakh
    Nissan Kicks (1.5 NA petrol)Rs 9.50 lakh-Rs 10.00 lakh
    Toyota Hyryder (mild-hybrid petrol)Rs 10.48 lakh-Rs 17.09 lakh

    Here, the most expensive midsize SUV is the top-spec variant of the Hyundai Creta, which, priced at Rs 17.22 lakh, is Rs 33,000 more expensive than the top-spec mild-hybrid variant of the Grand Vitara. 

    The cheapest of the lot, by far, is the Nissan Kicks, with the price of its entry-level variant starting at Rs 9.50 lakh – the only one to have a sub-Rs 10 lakh starting price. The second most affordable car in the range is the MG Astor, which has a starting price of Rs 10.32 lakh. 

    Grand Vitara strong-hybrid vs rivals: Kicks, Hyryder most affordable

    Grand Vitara strong-hybrid vs rivals
    Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara (strong-hybrid petrol)Rs 17.99 lakh-Rs 19.49 lakh
    Toyota Hyryder (strong-hybrid petrol)Rs 15.11 lakh-Rs 18.99 lakh
    Hyundai Creta (1.4 Turbo petrol)Rs 15.58 lakh-Rs 18.15 lakh
    Hyundai Creta (1.5 Diesel)Rs 10.94 lakh-Rs 18.24 lakh
    Kia Seltos (1.4 Turbo petrol)Rs 16.05 lakh-Rs 18.29 lakh
    Kia Seltos (1.5 Diesel)Rs 11.39 lakh-Rs 18.65 lakh
    VW Taigun (1.5 TSI)Rs 15.80 lakh-Rs 18.60 lakh
    Skoda Kushaq (1.5 TSI)Rs 17.19 lakh-Rs 19.49 lakh
    MG Astor (1.3 Turbo petrol)Rs 16.58 lakh-Rs 18.23 lakh
    Nissan Kicks (1.3 Turbo petrol)Rs 12.30 lakh-Rs 14.90 lakh

    Also see: Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara hybrid real world fuel economy tested, explained

    The strong-hybrid Grand Vitara's and Skoda Kushaq's top variant are now the most expensive midsize SUV in the segment. Both strong-hybrids – Grand Vitara and Hyryder – remain one of the most expensive SUVs in the segment and also claim to have the highest fuel efficiency. 

    While the higher-level powertrain of the Nissan Kicks still remains the most affordable of the lot, the Hyryder strong-hybrid's lowest variant is the second most affordable one here, with prices starting at Rs 15.11 lakh. This makes the strong-hybrid Hyryder's powertrain one of the most affordable higher-level ones in the segment, since it is offered with the second-from-base variant, while its rivals offer their higher-level powertrains on top-spec variants.

    A point to note is that Kia and Hyundai also offer diesel powertrains on their SUVs. Since diesels and strong-hybrids are not directly comparable, we are considering them solely based on their fuel efficiency. Maruti Suzuki and Toyota claim that the strong-hybrid variants of their respective models have a fuel efficiency figure of 27.97kpl, which is more than the claimed fuel efficiency of the Seltos and Creta. 

    Despite the prices of the Grand Vitara just being announced, the hybrid SUV has already amassed over 50,000 bookings

    *All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi

    Which midsize SUV will you select? Let us know in the comments below. 

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    Also see:

    Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs rivals: specifications comparison

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder review: Say hi to hybrid

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