Hyundai has shown unreal dominance in the SUV space. The Creta alone pulls in around 11k to 12k sales month on month. As a product, the Creta is known for its features and engine transmission options. To challenge the Creta, Maruti has launched the Grand Vitara. The Grand Vitara is quite a competent product, but still, it’s an expensive proposition. Instead of the Grand Vitara, you can buy the Alcazar at the same price. In today’s article, let’s compare the Alcazar vs the Grand Vitara.
Alcazar vs Grand Vitara – Dimensions
To get it straight, the Alcazar is a 7-seater version of the Creta and so naturally it will be bigger than the Grand Vitara. The Alcazar is 4500mm in length, 1790mm in width & 1675mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2760mm and has a ground clearance of 200mm. In comparison, the Grand Vitara is 4345mm in length, 1795mm in width & 1645mm in height. Wheelbase figures are 2600mm and ground clearance is 210mm. As stated at the start, the Alcazar offers more space than the Grand Vitara.
The Alcazar comes with petrol and diesel engine options. It comes with a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol capable of producing 156bhp & 191Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre diesel engine capable of producing 113bhp & 250Nm of torque. Both the engines come with manual and automatic gearbox options.
In comparison, the Grand Vitara comes with two petrol engine options. One is with a mild hybrid setup (1.5-litre ISG) making 103bhp & 137Nm of torque. What about the strong hybrid setup? The strong hybrid makes 113bhp & 122Nm of torque. The strong hybrid setup offers a claimed mileage of 27.97kmpl. Grand Vitara also gets the added bonus of a all-wheel-drive setup.
Alcazar vs Grand Vitara – Features
Being a Hyundai, it comes loaded with features. The Alcazar comes with features like a panoramic sunroof, captain seats, ventilated seats, driving modes, a 360-degree camera, and front parking sensors. Safety features include all-disc brakes, front parking sensors, TPMS, ESC etc.
Maruti cars are not known for their features, but Maruti is changing that aspect. The Grand Vitara comes with features like a 9.0-inch infotainment system, HUD, wireless charging, connected car technology, a digital instrument cluster and a 360-degree camera. Safety features include six airbags, ESP with hill hold and TPMS.
Why does the Alcazar make more sense?
The top-end model of the Grand Vitara goes to almost 23 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai). With that same money, you can buy the Platinum or Signature variants of the Alcazar. The Alcazar as a product will offer 7-seaters or the extra boot when the seats are not required. Also, the second row of the Grand Vitara is not that comfortable compared to the Alcazar. The mileage figures of Grand Vitara are good in the city, but the same can’t be said on highways. This is where the diesel engine of the Alcazar shines. Just to say, the Grand Vitara has its plus points with features and hybrid tech. But the Alcazar seems to offer more value at a similar price point.
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