Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta: Mileage or Features
You must be thinking about the title of this article, and it’s pretty easy to figure out which car offers mileage and which car offers features. Maruti Suzuki cars are known for delivering impressive mileage. There is no doubt about that. But, at the same time, the indigenous carmaker should also work on their build quality. The same applies to Hyundai India. Their modern and youth-oriented design cues with loads of features are one of their USPs.
Speaking of looks, the new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has an appealing design language, making it one of the best-looking compact SUVs in the Indian market. The Vitara also offers better mileage as it offers an optional hybrid engine. Furthermore, it has several cutting-edge features to ensure that the Indian automaker survives and competes.
There are a few other offerings in features and specifications that set these two cars apart at similar pricing. So, let’s see how the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara stacks up against the Hyundai Creta. Let’s begin, then!
For starters, let’s know about the Hyundai Creta’s features. Hyundai cars are known for their long list of features and waiting periods.
Once you enter the car, the cabin will look premium with its dual-tone colour scheme. Then, in the middle, you will see a big 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Both have a wireless connection.
There is also a wireless charger near the centre console. Moreover, the Hyundai Creta gets a Bose-sourced sound system. The touchscreen also comes with in-built navigation and voice command. The touchscreen unit lets the user access the car settings (interior and exterior), ambient lighting, tyre pressure monitoring, and upcoming service(s), to name a few.
You will also get a standard multi-function steering wheel with a semi-digital instrument cluster. The top-ranging variant of the Creta includes electrically adjustable seats with manually adjustable headrests. Asides from that, you can check out the Hyundai Creta’s price, especially for the top model on the autoX website.
However, the co-passenger gets a manually adjustable seat. Ventilated seats are also present to help the front passengers beat the harsh summer. You can also open the panoramic sunroof if you love sunlight. And when the sunroof opens, the cabin feels airier, which further gives a calm feeling to the passenger(s). For further relaxation, you can adjust the lumbar support on the seats. During summer, if you have a warm beverage and you think that it won’t quench your thirst, then you can store your beverage in the glove box for cooling. And, for ambient room temperature, you can access the automatic HVAC. This compact SUV also offers air quality control with AQI for cleaner air.
On the safety front, the large touchscreen display also shows the rear view with adaptive guidelines on reverse gear. That makes parking easier. Besides that, all doors get automatically locked after a certain speed, which is known as a speed-sensing auto door lock. This vehicle also gets six airbags, but it is worth mentioning that the lower variants get dual airbags. A car with several safety features cannot guarantee safety as the build quality matters more than the features. The Hyundai Creta’s safety rating is decent, as it carries only three stars out of five. Global NCAP gave a three-star safety rating to the Hyundai Creta.
Furthermore, the Hyundai Creta doesn’t get rain-sensing wipers, but it gets auto headlights. You also get standard ABS with EBD, traction control, and hill assist, to name a few.
These are the features of the top-ranging variant of the Hyundai Creta. You can check the Hyundai Creta on-road price on autoX.
On the contrary, the all-new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara also bags several features, but not much like its Korean counterpart. As for user interaction and entertainment, the new Grand Vitara has a nine-inch infotainment system accompanied by a premium sound system. Then there is also Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Like other new-age cars, the top model of the Grand Vitara also offers a wireless charging tray. Besides that, this compact SUV also offers front-ventilated seats. But it is worth noting that only a cooling function is there. In addition, this vehicle also comes with a panoramic sunroof.
Unlike the Hyundai Creta, the Grand Vitara misses out on the electrically adjustable front seats. As for the upholstery, the top-most variant gets leather treatment inside the cabin. However, both these vehicles offer a leather-hard plastic duo on their interior. For your reference, the top model of the Grand Vitara is more expensive than the Hyundai Creta. You can visit the autoX website to check Grand Vitara’s on-road price.
Moreover, there are several features that the Grand Vitara doesn’t offer. Those include a power boot, air quality control, rear reading lights, lumbar support, smart access doors, glove box cooling, etc. Other features that the 2022 Vitara misses out on are voice control, steering with paddle shifters, a lane change indicator, and a sunglass holder, to name a few.
Overall, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara shouldn’t let you complain of inadequacy.
This indigenous counterpart also has a rear-view camera with guidelines and sensors as far as safety is concerned. Other safety features include six airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control, auto-dimming IRVM, a tyre pressure monitoring system, etc. Further, the Grand Vitara also comes with auto-headlights and rain-sensing wipers.
As for the connected car technology, the 2022 Grand Vitara and the Hyundai Creta both get that feature. However, at the same time, you can also have a look at the location-based Grand Vitara’s price on the autoX website.
Let’s start with the Hyundai Creta. If you are looking for a hybrid vehicle in this segment, consider the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara or the Toyota Hyryder. And that is why the hybrid variants of these two vehicles are priced higher than the Hyundai Creta. But moving on, the Creta has three engines on offer. There is a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which produces 115PS and 144Nm of torque. Next comes a 1.5-litre diesel engine with an output of 115PS and 250Nm of torque. And the last option includes a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, which churns out 140PS and 242Nm of torque.
The naturally-aspirated engines come with a standard six-speed manual transmission. However, in automatic, the petrol variant gets an optional CVT, while the diesel variant gets an optional torque converter.
There is also a seven-speed DCT, but that’s exclusive to the turbo-petrol variant.
In parallel, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has two petrol engine options: a 1.5-litre mild-hybrid and a 1.5-litre strong-hybrid. The mild-hybrid variant is Maruti Suzuki’s engine, which produces 102bhp and 137Nm of torque. On the other hand, Toyota’s strong-hybrid engine churns out 91bhp and 122Nm via the ICE unit and 114bhp and 141Nm (combined output). The strong-hybrid variant is exclusive to the eCVT gearbox, while the mild-hybrid gets both manual and automatic transmissions. In addition, like other CNG versions of Maruti cars, the new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara will also come in a CNG version.
Prices and Variants
As for the pricing, the starting ex-showroom price of the 2022 Grand Vitara starts at Rs 10.45 lakh for the base model, the Sigma Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 19.65 lakh for the top model, the Alpha Plus Hybrid CVT DT. All are ex-showroom prices, New Delhi, as of December 2022.
On the flip side, the Hyundai Creta’s price starts at Rs 10.44 lakh for the base model, the E Petrol MT, and goes up to Rs 18.24 lakh for the top model, the SX(O) Knight Diesel AT. These are also ex-showroom prices in New Delhi.
Yes, there is a marginal price difference between their base models. However, there is a significant difference between their top models. The Grand Vitara strong-hybrid is a no-brainer when it comes to choosing a vehicle with the best mileage.
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