Should you go ahead and buy the Maruti Grand Vitara or wait for the Grand Launch of the Honda Elevate? Let’s do a comparison of both the mid-size SUVs to find out if you should wait or make the grand move!
Honda Elevate vs Maruti Grand Vitara – Engine Options
|Engine||1.5-litre NA Petrol||1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol-hybrid|
|Power||119.35 bhp||122.57 bhp|
|Torque||145 Nm||253 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, CVT||e-CVT|
The Upcoming Honda Elevate will have the same engine options as the Honda City as it’s based on the City. The Honda Elevate is powered by 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine which produces 119.35 bhp and 145 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and CVT Transmission. The petrol-hybrid is powered by 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol-hybrid which produces 122.57 bhp and 253 Nm of torque paired to eCVT Transmission.
|Maruti Grand Vitara|
|Engine||1.5-litre petrol||1.5-litre petrol hybrid||1.5-litre Petrol-CNG|
|Power||101.64 bhp||91.18 bhp||99.22 bhp – Petrol|
86.63 bhp – CNG
|Torque||136.8 Nm||122 Nm||136 Nm – Petrol|
121.5 Nm – CNG
|Transmission Type||5-speed MT, 6-speed AT||eCVT||5-speed MT|
|Fuel Efficiency||21.12 km/l – MT|
20.58 km/l – AT
|27.97 km/l||26.6 km/kg|
While the Honda Elevate will have the hybrid engine on offer, the Grand Vitara does have the petrol-hybrid engine. It has a three powertrains offer – Petrol, Petrol-Hybrid, and Petrol-CNG. The 1.5-litre Petrol engine pumps out 101.64 bhp and 136.8 Nm of torque as it drives the front wheels via a 5-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Gearbox with fuel efficiency of 21.12 km/l in Manual and 20.58 km/l in Automatic. Then there is the 1.5-litre petrol hybrid engine that puts out 91.18 bhp and 122 Nm of torque paired to a eCVT Gearbox with 27.97 km/l fuel efficiency, which is the highest in the segment. At last, is the 1.5-litre Petrol-CNG that puts out 99.22 bhp and 136 Nm of torque in Petrol and 86.63 bhp and 121.5 Nm of torque in CNG. It is paired to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox with 26.6 km/kg fuel efficiency.
Honda Elevate vs Maruti Grand Vitara – Features
|Features||Honda Elevate||Maruti Grand Vitara|
|Wheel size & Tyre||17-inch alloy wheels||17-inch alloy wheels|
|Auto Power Window||Yes||Yes|
|Rear AC vent||Yes||Yes|
|Android Auto, Apple CarPlay||Yes||Yes|
|Ventilated Seats||Driver and Front Passenger||Driver and Front Passenger|
|Sound System||8-speaker premium surround sound system||6-speaker Arkamy’s sound system|
|Height adjustable driver seat||Yes||Yes|
When it comes to features, we’ve no confirmation on what features will be available in Honda Elevate, but we know that majority of these features will be there in the Elevate as it’s based on the City. However, we expect the Elevate to have 8-speaker premium surround sound system instead of the 6-speaker Arkamy’s Sound system, and Grand Vitara misses out on cooled glovebox which the Honda Elevate won’t miss.
|Safety Features||Honda Elevate||Maruti Grand Vitara|
|Airbags||Six airbags||Six airbags|
|Camera||360-degree camera||360-degree camera|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Start Assist||Yes||Yes|
|All 4 Disc Brakes||Yes||Yes|
Even when it comes to safety features, we expect the Honda Elevate safety features to be the same as the Grand Vitara, except the Elevate could have the ADAS which the Grand Vitara does not currently have.
Honda Elevate vs Maruti Grand Vitara – Price
|Honda Elevate||Expected Rs. 12 lakh – Rs. 19 lakh|
|Maruti Grand Vitara||Rs. 10.74 lakh – Rs. 19.95 lakh|
Maruti Grand Vitara starts at Rs. 10.74 lakh for the entry-level ‘Sigma’ variant and goes up to Rs. 19.95 lakh for the top variant, ‘Alpha+ Hybrid’, and as for the Honda Elevate it is expected to be priced at Rs. 12 lakh to Rs. 19 lakh.
Honda will be launching the Elevate SUV on June 6th that will rival the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Since only a month is left for the Elevate to be revealed, it is better to wait than making a rushed decision otherwise you can buy the Grand Vitara which is a good feature-loaded with great comfort on offer.