Hyundai Grand i10 vs rivals: Is it really a better deal?

The Hyundai Grand i10 has been launched in eight variants – four petrol and four diesel, and with this line up, it takes on a whole range of mid-size premium hatchbacks, the busiest segment of the premium hatchback market, with cars ranging in price from Rs. 4 lakh to Rs. 7 lakh within its sights.

Hyundai Grand i10 vs rivals: Is it really a better deal?

While there are plenty of mid-range hatchbacks in the market, let’s take a look at how the Hyundai Grand i10 stacks up against six of the more popular cars in the segment – namely the Maruti Swift, Maruti Ritz, Ford Figo, Toyota Liva, Honda Brio and Tata Vista. Of course, the car also competes against some variants of its own siblings – the Hyundai i10 and the Hyundai i20, because of overlapping prices. Also read: Hyundai Grand i10 variants and features

Hyundai Grand i10 vs Maruti Swift

Hyundai Grand i10 vs rivals: Is it really a better deal?

The Maruti Swift is the largest-selling premium hatchback with an average of over 16,000 cars being sold in the last 12 months. That’s a tough task for the Grand i10 to beat. In terms of pricing the Grand i10 is about Rs. 15,000 – Rs. 30,000 cheaper than the Swift variant for variant.

Grand i10 has more space: The Hyundai Grand i10 and the Swift have almost similar wheelbase (2425 mm vs 2430 mm for Swift), but the Grand i10 has better interior space. It also has a much larger boot at 256 litres compared to only 205 litres for the Swift.

Swift has better power: If you compare the engine power, then the Swift’s 1.2 litre petrol puts out slightly more power and torque than the Grand i10. Among diesel engine variants too, the Swift’s four-cylinder 1.3 litre diesel puts out 75 bhp of power compared to 70 bhp for the three-cylinder diesel in the Grand.

Grand claims better mileage: But when it comes to fuel economy the Grand claims 24 kmpl for its diesel compared to 23 kmpl for the Swift, while they are evenly matched on their petrol variants.

Grand boasts of more features: In terms of convenience features, the Grand i10 has more to offer than the Swift, with features like Bluetooth, folding mirrors etc even on mid-variants. However, safety kit such as ABS and airbags are optional, while the Swift top-end variants have them as standard. Also read: Maruti Swift road test and review

Hyundai Grand i10 vs Maruti Ritz

Hyundai Grand i10 vs rivals: Is it really a better deal?

The car that can actually give the Grand i10 a serious run for its money is the Maruti Ritz. The Ritz is slightly cheaper than the Swift, but the Grand i10 is still about Rs. 10,000- Rs. 20,000 cheaper than the Ritz among diesel variants, but the top-end Ritz is cheaper among petrol variants.

Grand i10 has more space: Again, compared to the Ritz, the Grand i10 has more interior space. The Ritz has 236 litres of boot space while the Grand has 256 litres. Rear seat space is better than the Ritz.

Ritz has better power: As the Ritz shares its engine and transmission options with the Maruti Swift, it has better power to offer than the Grand. The Ritz also features an automatic transmission option in the petrol range – a feature that the Grand will get only later.

Grand claims better mileage: The Grand has better mileage on paper – at least that’s a claim it makes, with the diesel being better than the Ritz, while the petrol is about at a par with the Ritz.

Grand has more convenience features: Variant for variant the Grand i10 has more features to offer than the Ritz, except for safety features. The top-end ZXI and ZDI variants of the Ritz come with safety features such as ABS and airbags as standard, while it’s optional on the Grand i10. The Grand i10 though has thoughtful convenience features that the Ritz doesn’t – rear AC vents, power-folding mirrors, push-button start and Bluetooth for example. Also read: New-look Maruti Ritz launched

Hyundai Grand i10 vs Ford Figo

Hyundai Grand i10 vs rivals: Is it really a better deal?

Now if there’s one car that can give the Grand i10 a run for its money on the value-for-money front, it’s the Ford Figo. The Figo is cheaper than the Grand i10 by Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 40,000 variant for variant, and is still incredible value for money.

Figo has more space: The Ford Figo also has more space to offer than the Grand i10. It has a larger boot at 284 litres compared to 256 litres for the Grand. It also has better rear-seat space and shoulder-room than the Grand, with a longer wheelbase too.

Grand has better power: But when it comes to engine power the Grand i10 is better than the Figo. The Figo’s 1.4 litre diesel engine puts out 68 bhp of power, almost as much as the Grand, but the petrol Figo is underpowered at just 70 bhp compared to 82 bhp for the Grand.

Grand is more fuel-efficient: The Ford Figo also loses out to the Grand on claimed fuel efficiency at least on paper. The Figo gives a fuel economy of 16 kmpl for petrol and 20 kmpl for diesel.

Grand has more features: In terms of features too, the Grand offers more than the Figo. The top-end Figo Titanium has airbags and ABS as standard, but all variants of the Figo don’t offer rear power windows. The Grand has an edge with rear AC vents, power folding mirrors etc. Also see: Ford Figo diesel video review

Hyundai Grand i10 vs Toyota Liva

Hyundai Grand i10 vs rivals: Is it really a better deal?

Against the bare-bones Toyota Liva, the Grand i10 does seem like good value for money. The Grand i10 is cheaper than the Liva variant for variant, by Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000, but has far more features to offer.

Liva has more space: Of course, when it comes to space, the Liva has far more to offer than the Grand i10. The Liva is one of the most spacious in seating space, while it also offers similar boot space to the Grand i10 at 251 litres.

Grand has more power: In engine power the Grand i10 has more than the Liva. It has a 70 bhp diesel engine compared to 68 (from a 1.4 litre diesel) for the Liva. The Liva petrol puts out 79 bhp of power, while the Grand clocks 82 bhp.

Grand and Liva equally fuel efficient: In terms of fuel-efficiency the two cars are equally matched, with the Grand petrol and Liva petrol around 18.9 kmpl, and diesels at 24 kmpl.

Grand has more features: The Liva doesn’t even offer power-steering on its base variant, while the Grand offers that as standard, including a tachometer. Power folding mirrors, Bluetooth, rear AC vents, are some of the other features of the Grand that the Liva doesn’t have. Also see: Toyota Liva vs Maruti Swift video comparison

Hyundai Grand i10 vs Honda Brio

Hyundai Grand i10 vs rivals: Is it really a better deal?

The Grand i10 will have to put up with a tough competitor in petrol hatchbacks – the Honda Brio. Among petrol hatchbacks, the Brio is cheaper than the Grand i10 marginally, by about Rs. 5,000 on the base variant to about Rs. 40,000 on the top-end petrol variants. The Brio comes only in petrol for now, and does not offer as many features that the Grand i10 does.

Grand has more space: The Grand i10 has more interior space and boot space than the Brio, which only has a tiny 175 litre boot. Rear seat too can only seat two in comfort and not three. The Grand i10 on the other hand is good enough for three at the rear, with adequate boot space too.

Brio has more power: Since the Brio is only in petrol, we’ll look at the petrol cars only. The Brio also has a 1.2 litre four-cylinder engine, but puts out 86 bhp of power and 109 Nm of torque (more power, less torque) compared to the Grand i10. It is a peppy car to drive and ideal for city traffic. It also has two five-speed automatic variants that are very convenient.

Brio and Grand i10 even matched on mileage: Both the cars have similar fuel economy of between 18.6 kmpl and 18.9 kmpl for their petrol variants. Since the Brio doesn’t have a diesel right now, we won’t compare it, but for information’s sake, the Amaze with its 1.5 litre diesel engine gives over 25 kmpl.

Grand i10 has more features: In terms of features, the Grand i10 with Bluetooth, power folding mirrors, rear AC vents, etc has more to offer than the Brio, although the Brio offers safety features as an option in the mid-variant (S) model and standard on the top-end V and VX variants. Also read: Honda Brio gets new features

Hyundai Grand i10 vs Tata Vista

Hyundai Grand i10 vs rivals: Is it really a better deal?

Tata has a pretty wide range of cars in the Vista line up – with the top-end D90 offering navigation, climate control, and a more powerful engine. The Tata Vista range is cheaper than the Grand i10 for most variants by about Rs. 20,000, although the top-end Vista variant is about Rs. 40,000 more, but offers far more equipment and power, making it better value for money.

Vista has more passenger space: The Vista is one of the most spacious premium hatchbacks around and offers plenty of passenger cabin room. It also has 232 litres of boot space – a little bit less compared to the Grand i10.

Vista diesel has more power, Grand i10 petrol better: The Vista diesel range uses the 1.3 multijet engine from Fiat and offers power output of 75 bhp in the lower-end variants and 90 bhp in the top-end D90 range. The petrol Vista uses a 65 bhp 1.2 litre engine again from the Fiat stable.

Grand i10 more fuel efficient: But in terms of claimed fuel-efficiency the Grand i10 does better, with a claimed diesel mileage of 24 kmpl compared to 23 kmpl for the Vista and 17 kmpl for the Vista petrol.

Vista and Grand loaded with features: The Tata Vista and the Grand i10 have pretty comparable features. The top-end Vista has climate control and Navigation with a touchscreen infotainment system. The Grand i10 offers rear AC vents. All other features such as Bluetooth, steering controls etc, are comparable. Also watch: Tata Vista D90 video review

Hyundai Grand i10 vs Toyota Liva vs Ford Figo vs Maruti Swift vs Tata Vista vs Maruti Ritz

Diesel specifications at a glance

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