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Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: A Look at Most Value for Money Variants

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara AWD

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is a mid-size SUV that was first introduced by the Japanese carmaker Suzuki in 1988. It has since undergone several facelifts and upgrades to become the fifth generation Grand Vitara. The car is sold under the Maruti Suzuki brand in India, and it has gained popularity for its versatile nature and comfort. Here’s a look at the Grand Vitara’s variants, and let’s find out which ones offer the most value for money.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: A Look at Most Value for Money Variants

 

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Top Competitors

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara’s top rivals are the Toyota Hyryder, Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor and the Nissan Kicks.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Variants

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has 17 variants, which are listed below along with their prices (ex-showroom, Delhi):

Variant  Price
Grand Vitara Sigma Rs 10.70 lakhs
Grand Vitara Delta Rs 12.10 lakhs
Grand Vitara Delta CNG Rs 13.05 lakhs
Grand Vitara Delta AT Rs 13.60 lakhs
Grand Vitara Zeta Rs 13.91 lakhs
Grand Vitara Zeta CNG Rs 14.86 lakhs
Grand Vitara Alpha Rs 15.41 lakhs
Grand Vitara Zeta AT Rs 15.41 lakhs
Grand Vitara Alpha DT Rs 15.50 lakhs
Grand Vitara Alpha AT Rs 16.91 lakhs
Grand Vitara Alpha AWD  Rs 16.91 lakhs
Grand Vitara Alpha AT DT Rs 17.05 lakhs
Grand Vitara Alpha AWD DT Rs 17.05 lakhs
Grand Vitara Zeta Plus Hybrid CVT DT Rs 18.15 lakhs
Grand Vitara Zeta Plus Hybrid CVT Rs 18.29 lakhs
Grand Vitara Alpha Plus Hybrid CVT DT Rs 19.65 lakhs
Grand Vitara Alpha Plus Hybrid CVT Rs 19.79 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: Quick Review

Design and features: The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has an understated styling, with few chrome appliques. The Grand Vitara is available in 5 colours – Nexa Blue, Arctic White, Splendid Silver, Grandeur Grey, Chestnut Brown and Opulent Red.


The car also comes with a panoramic sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, USB and AUX inputs, and a 6-speaker sound system. Other interior features include automatic climate control, power windows, and a multi-function steering wheel.

The Grand Vitara has a rugged exterior with a chrome grille, projector headlamps with daytime running lamps, and fog lamps. The car comes with keyless entry, push-button start, and a rearview camera.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: A Look at Most Value for Money Variants

Engine and performance: The Grand Vitara is powered by Suzuki’s 1.5 Dualjet, which can produce 101 and a maximum torque of 136.8 Nm. The engine feels smooth and silent, and is not jerky. The 5-speed manual is light and accurate, and the clutch is precise. For the Intelligent Electric Hybrid, the electric propulsion is smooth, and the car can run on electric mode for long, even at regular speeds. The performance is refined, and the Grand Vitara responds sharply to the throttle.

Ride and handling: The Grand Vitara’s suspension system is well-tuned, and potholes and bumps are easily absorbed. On the highway, the car is stable over undulations and is able to tackle broken patches well. The Grand Vitara’s high-speed stability is good, and the car is able to quickly change direction. The steering is well-calibrated, and weighs up nicely with speed. Braking is efficient in the Grand Vitara. Besides, the Grand Vitara is known for its off-road capabilities, and comes with features like all-wheel drive, electronic stability control, and a lockable center differential.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: A Look at Most Value for Money Variants

Comfort and space: There is ample space at the front, with the seats in front and rear being comfortable. The Grand Vitara has spacious interiors and can accommodate up to five passengers. The driver seat has height adjustment, while the steering has tilt and telescopic adjustment. The Grand Vitara also has several storage spaces.

Safety: The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara has several safety features such as 6 airbags, 360 view camera, TPMS, ESP, hill hold assist and descent control, 3-point seatbelts for all passengers and ISOFIX child seat mounts.

Mileage: The Grand Vitara’s mileage ranges from 19.58 km/l to 21.11 km/l, and can go up to 27.97 km/l in its Strong Hybrid variants.

Concluding remarks: The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara lives up to its SUV credentials and dimensions. Its interior is comfortable and feels spacious. The Grand Vitara is loaded with features and technology. Besides, its drive and handling are good, with the strong hybrid system delivering great performance at low and medium speeds.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: A Look at Most Value for Money Variants

 

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: The Most Value for Money Variant

We have identified 3 variants as the most VFM in the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara. These are the Grand Vitara Delta (Rs 12.10 lakhs; ex-showroom, Delhi), the Grand Vitara Alpha AWD (Rs 16.91 lakhs; ex-showroom, Delhi), and the Grand Vitara Zeta Plus Hybrid CVT DT (Rs 18.15 lakhs; ex-showroom, Delhi). While the first one is a petrol variant, the second one is all-wheel-drive, while the third one has the strong hybrid system, which can significantly boost the vehicle’s fuel economy.

Most VFM Variant (petrol) in Comparison with Base Variant

The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara’s base variant is the Grand Vitara Sigma (priced at Rs 10.70 lakhs; ex-showroom, Delhi). The VFM variant (petrol) has additional features over the base, which include USB charges in front and rear, reverse parking camera, cruise control, 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, OEM audio system, SmartPlay Pro entertainment system, glove box light, and front footwell light on driver and co-driver sides.

Most VFM Variant (AWD) in Comparison with Base Variant

Besides being an all-wheel-drive, the Grand Vitara Alpha AWD has additional features over the base variant, which include sunroof, USB chargers in front and rear, reverse parking camera, 360-degree camera, cruise control, LED headlights (as against halogen in the base variant), 9-inch touchscreen, Arkamys audio system with SmartPlay Pro, 2 tweeters, knee/curtain airbags, follow-me-home headlights, 17-inch dual tone precision cut alloy wheels, door spot ambient lighting, soft touch IP with premium stitch, bordeaux leatherette seats, bordeaux PVC + stitch door armrest, glove box light, front footwell light on driver and co-driver sides, drive mode selector, chrome beltline garnish, black roof rails, and front variable intermittent wipers.

Most VFM Variant (Strong Hybrid System) in Comparison with Base Variant

Besides having automatic transmission, the Grand Vitara Zeta Plus Hybrid CVT DT has extra features over the base variant, which include sunroof, USB chargers in front and rear, wireless charging, reverse parking camera, cruise control, LED headlights, 9-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Arkamys audio system with SmartPlay Pro, 2 tweeters, knee/curtain airbags, follow-me-home headlights, 17-inch dual tone precision cut alloy wheels, all-black interior with champagne gold accents, door spot and IP line ambient lighting, digital instrument cluster with 7-inch TFT, soft touch IP with premium stitch, black PVC + stitch door armrest, glove box light, front footwell light on driver and co-driver sides, chrome beltline garnish, silver roof rails, dark grey skid plates in front and rear, and front variable intermittent wipers.

Most VMF Variant (petrol) in Comparison with Top-end Variant

The top-end variant of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the Grand Vitara Alpha Plus Hybrid CVT (Rs 19.79 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi). Besides having the Strong Hybrid System, the top-end variants had several features over the most VFM (petrol) variant. These include 6 airbags (instead of 2 in the VFM petrol variant), ventilated seats, sunroof, wireless charging, LED headlights (the VFM petrol variant has halogen headlights), 9-inch touchscreen, Arkamys sound system (the VFM petrol variant has OEM sound system), 2 tweeters, knee/curtain airbags, follow-me-home headlights, tyre pressure monitor, and 17-inch dual tone precision cut alloy wheels.

Most VFM Variant (AWD) in Comparison with Top-end Variant

The top-end variant has some additional features over the VFM (AWD) variant, such as ventilated seats, wireless charging, and tyre pressure monitor.

Most VFM Variant (Strong Hybrid System) in Comparison with Top-end Variant

The features in both variants are similar, except ventilated seats and tyre pressure monitor being present in the top-end variant. Besides, the top-end variant has minor aesthetic changes.

 

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: A Look at Most Value for Money Variants

To conclude, the most VFM variant (petrol) has a few basic extra features over the base variant, while the most VFM variant (AWD and Strong Hybrid System) variants both have a significant list of additional features over the base. The most VFM (Strong Hybrid System), however, costs less than the top-end variant, but has almost all of the features as the top-end variant.