Top 5 counts Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara maybe better than Hyundai Creta

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Although every car is different in their own character and charisma, here are top 5 counts why the Maruti Suzuki's Grand Vitara could have an edge over the Hyundai's Creta in the mid-size SUV segment in Indian market.

The soon-to-be-relaunched Maruti Suzuki's Grand Vitara, the company’s long-lost warrior in mid-size SUV is all due to re-enter the segment that is currently dominated by Hyundai's Creta. Creta has seen popularity due to several factors, but let us look into 5 areas that matter the most, as to why the Japanese manufacturer has an edge over its South Korean counterpart.

Listed below are the top 5 factors.

1. Dimensions


Maruti Suzuki's Grand Vitara measures overall 4,345 mm in length; 1,795 mm in width; 1,645 mm in height; and has a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. Hyundai's Creta, on the contrary, overall measures at 4,300 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width, 1,635 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,610 mm, a slight smaller in overall dimensions against Grand Vitara.

DimensionsGrand VitaraHyundai Creta
Length4,345 mm4,300 mm
Width1,795 mm1,790 mm
Height1,645 mm1,635 mm
Wheelbase2,600 mm2,610 mm
Fuel capacity45-litres50-litres
Ground Clearance210 mm190 mm

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is longer, taller, and wider than the Hyundai Creta, however, it would be interesting to know which one could be offering more headroom, shoulder room, and leg room compared to the other. Only a one on one direct review could reveal this.

2. Hybrid Engine (only by Maruti Suzuki)

The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara gets two engine options, a Mild Hybrid and a Strong Hybrid, both in petrol. The Mild Hybrid is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed AT with paddle shifters, while the Strong Hybrid has only CVT gearbox to offer. The Creta is offered with two petrol engines and a diesel engine, with a choice of gearboxes ranging from manuals to DCT.

Suzuki Grand Vitara 2022 | Drive

Grand VitaraMild HybridStrong Hybrid
Displacement1.5-litre1.5-litre
Power101 bhp114 bhp
Torque136.8 Nm122 Nm
GearboxMT/ATe-CVT
Mileage20.58 kmpl27.97 kmpl

Here in the engine department the Grand Vitara has already won over the Creta with its Hybrid engine. It is claimed to return a mileage of 27.9 kmpl, making it the most fuel-efficient SUV in the segment. Moreover, the Grand Vitara is definitely a good choice to make the move towards cleaner mobility, as it can be driven in all-electric mode as well. The anxiety of understanding the newer generation of electric cars for the new-comers will be relaxed with the hybrids.

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Hyundai CretaPetrol-NATurbo-PetrolTurbo-Diesel
Displacement1.5-litre1.4-litre1.5-litre
Power113 bhp138 bhp113 bhp
Torque144 Nm242 Nm250 Nm
GearboxMT/CVT/iMTDCTMT/AT
Mileage17 kmpl17 kmpl21 kmpl

3. 360-Degree camera

One more feature that Hyundai missed out is on the 360-degree camera option that is offered by Maruti Suzuki in it's flagship Grand Vitara. Having a 360-degree camera option enables the driver a better view of the SUV’s surroundings, especially while navigating through tight parking or on a tricky & treacherous terrain.

Suzuki Grand Vitara 2022 | Drive

 

4. Heads-Up Display

Hyundai's Creta offers with several modern comfort, technological and convenience features against Maruti Suzuki's Grand Vitara. However, Maruti Suzuki has managed to pull the trump card of offering the Heads-Up Display, where the bare basic info such as speed, gear, navigation, etc is projected onto the windshield, thereby allowing the driver to concentrate on the road than on the dash below while driving.

One more feather on the cap for Maruti Suzuki here for adding an useful feature in real-life challenges on a day to day basis.

 

5. All-wheel-drive

An all-wheel-drive (AWD) transmission is a boon to any SUV, and that is something Maruti Suzuki has always responded to with its top end SUV's. All the previous generations of Grand Vitara's had it atleast as an option and with this new upcoming model it didn't disappoint with. Apart from Toyota's Hyryder there is absolutely no choice for the Indian consumer to get hold of an AWD presently which shoots the Grand Vitara to the top choices for the offroading & motorsporting enthusiasts.
 

With all these above features definitely makes Maruti Suzuki's Grand Vitara a grand choice. Let us see how Hyundai will respond to it, and how quickly.

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