The mid-size SUV market in India is a competitive one because Indian customers believe that a car with good ground clearance and an SUV stance is a better option than a hatchback or sedan. Now when it comes to the most popular mid-size SUV in India, the Hyundai Creta has been at the forefront of the industry figures for many years. However, there is now competition in the market as Maruti will compete with Creta with a proper SUV. The recently unveiled Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is packed with features that will help it compete with its strong rival. So here we compare the two of them, in terms of every aspect that an Indian buyer considers.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta- Exterior Design
With a straight grille, squared wheel arches, plastic body claddings, and sleek headlights, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has a great SUV stance. Overall, the Vitara is sporty all while maintaining its SUV design.
Whereas, The Hyundai Creta is all about sportiness and stylish sections. It has a large front grille and headlights in the lower half of the front end while maintaining a modern SUV design.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta- Dimensions
In terms of size, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is longer, wider, and taller, implying more interior space. The Hyundai Creta, on the other hand, has a longer wheelbase, as the figures clearly show.
|Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta- Interior Design/ Features
The Creta is regarded as the feature loaded car. It has a 10.25-inch infotainment system, ventilated seats, a panoramic sunroof, connected car technology, an electronic parking brake, and other features. The Creta has six airbags, hill assist control, all disc brakes, VSM, ESC, TPMS, and other safety features. In terms of interiors, it gets a dual-tone interior without any soft touch material on offer.
In comparison, the Vitara has a 360-degree camera, a floating 9.0-inch infotainment system, a digital instrument cluster, a heads-up display, and other features. It has ESP, hill hold, TPMS, six airbags, all disc brakes, and other safety features. In terms of interiors, the Grand Vitara has a three-tone interior with a soft-touch dash and leatherette seats.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta- Engine/ Powertrains
Both vehicles have a variety of engine options. The new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is available with two petrol engines: a 1.5-litre mild hybrid and a 1.5-litre powerful hybrid. The former is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters, whereas the latter is mated to an eCVT transmission.
|Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
The Hyundai Creta is offered with three engine options — 1.5-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel, and 1.4-litre turbo petrol. Gearbox choices include a manual, automatic, an iMT, and DCT.
Apart from the Hyryder, the Grand Vitara is the only SUV in this segment that offers an All-Grip all-wheel-drive system with different modes. According to Maruti Suzuki, the decision was made because customer demand for an AWD SUV was high. However, according to numbers, the Hyundai Creta is more powerful in every segment.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta- Pricing
Maruti Suzuki has not revealed pricing for the new Vitara, but we can expect the SUV to start at Rs 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom). The official pricing will be announced in September. Bookings for the 2022 Grand Vitara start at Rs 11,000 and go up from there. Whereas the Hyundai Creta has priced between Rs 10.44 lakh and Rs 18.18 lakh, (ex-showroom).
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