Maruti Grand Vitara vs Hyundai Creta: Things you Must Know Before Making You Purchase

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Maruti Suzuki newly launched Grand Vitara and Hyundai Creta are a bit of a tribute in the midsize SUV segment as they are on their way to dominate the market area. The petrol-automatic models, in particular, cause people’s interest as consumers aim to purchase cars that are easily controlled and deliver high performance. Grand Vitara is priced competitively between Rs 13.6 lakh and Rs 16.91 lakh, respectively, and also has bulk orders from some of the companies above. For the Hyundai Creta, it is Rs 15.86 lakh to Rs 18.88 lakh.

Engine and Performance

While the details are a bit different, both cars are equipped with naturally aspirated 1-liter engines. 5-litre four-cylinder petrol engines. The Creta, with the 1.6-litre diesel engine, produces 115 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque, while the Grand Vitara’s power plant churns out 103 HP and 137 Nm. For instance, Maruti improves the Grand Vitara’s performance by using mild hybrid technology that includes auto start/stop, torque assist, and brake energy recuperation integrated into the vehicle. It also has a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission as its gearbox.

Fuel Efficiency

According to ARAI ratings, the Grand Vitara Petrol AT has a decent fuel efficiency of 20.58 km, which is even higher than the Creta petrol-CVT’s rating of 17.7 km. However, as is always the case in real-life applications, the real scenarios may differ from the benchmark figures.

Similar claims of high fuel efficiency were proved by several experts who conducted test drives of the Grand Vitara, where it returned an impressive figure of 11.6 kmpl in city riding, which is due to the efficient auto start/ stop technology. This feature also boosts the vehicle to a remarkable 15. 3kpl on the highway, all due to engine character at 100kph cruising speed. Still, the latest figures of the Grand Vitara point towards a brighter outlook as far as fuel economy is concerned, albeit recording an average gross fuel consumption of 13.45kpl’ which is below the ARAI rating of over 7kpl.

Real-World Driving Experience

On the other hand, the Hyundai Creta contributed 10.31kpl in urban areas and 13.78kpl on highways, with the vehicles’ real-world CO2 efficiency amounting to 12.05kpl. Although the Creta is slightly lower in efficiency than the Crossover, it has issues with its CVT gearbox, which became sensitive to accelerator inputs, especially when cruising.

Looking at the specifications in general, we can see that the Grand Vitara has better fuel efficiency, but in real conditions, the Creta was not very far behind. Finally, potential consumers realize distinct key factors regarding driving conditions and personal inclination to decide on these two petrol-automatic midsize SUVs.

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