Honda has taken a bold step into the highly competitive mid-size SUV segment with its latest offering, the Elevate. The newcomer is now being closely compared to the well-established Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and a comprehensive comparison video has been shared online. This in-depth analysis examines every aspect of the two SUVs, including design, features, performance, and fuel economy, providing viewers with a detailed look at how these giants measure up against each other.
Bunny Punia, in his detailed YouTube comparison, introduces the Honda Elevate, highlighting how Honda has entered the competitive mid-size SUV segment with this new offering. The pricing of the Elevate is yet to be announced, but it is expected to start at around Rs 13 lakh, making it slightly more expensive than the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, which starts from under Rs 11 lakh.
The Honda Elevate will feature a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine, while the Grand Vitara comes with a similar engine but with mild and strong hybrids, offering slightly less power but better fuel economy.
Moving on to the design comparison, both SUVs are praised for their appealing looks. The Elevate boasts a muscular and bold stance with a massive front grille, while the Grand Vitara showcases a sleek and elegant design. Both cars come equipped with LED headlights and DRLs, with slight differences in their designs.
In terms of dimensions and side profiles, the SUVs are quite similar, featuring pseudo roof rails, 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, and sunroofs. However, the Grand Vitara offers a panoramic sunroof, while the Elevate has a smaller single-pane sunroof.
Inside, the Honda Elevate provides a plush and upscale feel with soft-touch materials, fake wood trims, and tan leather. The seating position is comfortable and spacious, and the SUV comes with modern features. On the other hand, the Grand Vitara offers a few more features but compromises slightly on the seating position.
During the test drive, the Elevate impresses with its punchy performance, while the Grand Vitara delivers a smooth driving experience. Fuel economy-wise, the Grand Vitara outperforms the Elevate, offering an ARAI claimed mileage of 20+ kmpl compared to the Elevate’s 17 kmpl, according to ARAI ratings.
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