Honda Elevate Vs Maruti Grand Vitara - Comparing Top-End Variants

  • Honda Elevate gets ADAS
  • Grand Vitara available with smart, strong hybrid
  • Elevate cheaper than Grand Vitara by Rs. 66,000 

   
Honda Elevate Vs Maruti Grand Vitara - Comparing Top-End Variants

The compact SUV segment has been populated by the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara and Honda Elevate and continues to remain one of the most in-demand segments in India. While the Vitara gets three engines to choose from, the Elevate comes with a single naturally aspirated motor. Notably, electric versions of the Elevate is also in the works. Range-topping models of the SUVs are priced between Rs. 16.5 lakh to Rs. 17.17 lakh.

In this comparison, we have highlighted key features of both SUVs to help you decide which one is the right fit for you. 

Specifications

Model

Grand Vitara Alpha Hybrid MT

Honda Elevate ZX CVT Dual Tone

Engine

1.5-litre 

1.5-litre 

Horsepower

101.64 bhp 

119.35 bhp 

Torque

136.8 Nm

145 Nm

Mileage ARAI

19.38 kmpl

16.92 kmpl

L x B x H (in mm)

4395 x 1795 x 1645

4312 x 1790 x 1650

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs. 17.17 lakh

Rs. 16. 51 lakh

Exterior

Based on the Honda City’s platform, the Elevate is a handsome SUV. LED DRLs on this one also work as indicators and the headlamps are LEDs as well. With a ground clearance of 220 mm, the SUV does look ‘Elevated’. While black cladding on the sides and 17-inch alloy wheels add to the look, roof rails finished in silver paint over the blacked-out roof stand out. Turn indicators at the back are also LEDs apart from brake lights. 

Maruti’s Grand Vitara Smart Hybrid follows the brand’s design philosophy and looks similar to the Fronx sub-compact SUV. The nose features a thick chrome line housing the Suzuki logo in the middle, underneath which sits a hexagonal grill. Like the Elevate, dual-tone 17-inch alloy wheels are available as well and the rear gets similar LED bits.

Interior

Model

Grand Vitara Alpha Hybrid MT 

Honda Elevate ZX CVT Dual Tone

Infotainment system

9 inches

10.25 inches

360-degree camera

Yes

No

Ventilated seats

Yes

No

Sunroof

Panoramic

Single Pane

Electronic parking brake

No

Yes

Elevate’s interior is finished in dual-tone with loads of tanned leatherette. The 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system is equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other notable features include ADAS suite, a single-pane sunroof, electronic parking brake, wireless charging and lane-watching camera. It would remind you of the City for sure. 

On the other hand, the Grand Vitara gets a typical Nexa design for the dashboard and features a 9-inch touchscreen paired with speakers powered by Arkamys. A major highlight is the panoramic sunroof which gives the interior a roomier feel. It also gets ventilated seats which are missing on its Honda rival.

Engine

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara (left), Honda Elevate (right)
Honda has an upper edge here when it comes to power and torque at 119.35 bhp and 145 Nm. Under the hood does duty the City’s 1.5-litre iVTEC which is Honda’s tried and tested mill known for its reliability. There is no hybrid on offer, however and mileage stands at 16.92 kmpl. 

The Grand Vitara’s top model comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine paired to a smart hybrid system. While power and torque figures of 92.45 bhp and 122 Nm might not be impressive, the same is not true when it comes to fuel efficiency. Mileage output, combined with the hybrid system, stands at 19.38 kmpl and is more than most of its competitors.

Pricing

There is a huge price difference in the top models of both the SUVs, with Honda Elevate ZX CVT Dual Tone coming at Rs. 16.51 lakh and the Grand Vitara Alpha Hybrid MT at Rs. 17.17 lakh, marking a premium of Rs. 66,000.

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Honda Elevate
Starting at ₹ 11,69,000
EMI Starting at ₹ 16,398
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Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Starting at ₹ 10,99,000
EMI Starting at ₹ 15,416
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