The recently launched Mahindra Alturas G4 belongs to the body-on-frame premium SUV segment in India. This means the new Mahindra SUV is a direct competitor of the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and the likes. However, if the Mahindra Alturas G4 gets really successful in the home market, it can also eat into some of the demands of the other premium SUVs, for instance, the Skoda Kodiaq and the Honda CR-V which belong to a bit more premium SUV segment and comes with monocoque or unibody chassis.
So, here we compare the new Mahindra Alturas G4 with two of its indirect rivals in the Indian car market, the Skoda Kodiaq and the Honda CR-V. Take a look:
Dimensions do matter when it comes to 7-seater SUVs, as buyers look for better space to accommodate 7 occupants. When it comes to dimensions, the Alturas G4 is 4850 mm long, the Kodiaq is 4697 mm long and the CR-V is 4592 mm long.
The Alturas G4 has a width of 1960 mm, the Kodiaq is 1882 mm wide, while the CR-V is 1855 mm wide.
The Alturas has a height of 1845 mm, the Kokiaq is 1676 mm tall and the CR-V is 1689 mm high.
The Alturas rides on a wheelbase of 2865mm, the Kodiaq’s wheelbase measures 2791 mm, while the CR-V sits on a 2660 mm wheelbase.
Thus, it is apparent that the all-new Mahindra Alturas G4 is the largest vehicle among the three compared SUVs here in all proportions. The Honda CR-V is the smallest model in this comparison, but is higher than the Kodiaq, which is coming second in all other dimensions.
The Mahindra Alturas G4 has been launched with a single 2.2 litre diesel engine option, which offers 178 BHP of power and 420 Nm of torque and gets paired with a 7 speed automatic transmission sourced from Mercedes-Benz. The SUV is available in both front-wheel and all-4 wheel drive system options.
The Skoda Kodiaq gets powered by a 2.0 litre oil burner which generates 148 BHP along with 340 Nm and is also mated to a 7 speed automatic transmission along with an AWD system.
The 7-seater version of the Honda CR-V gets the smallest engine of the lot which is 1.6 liter motor delivering 118 BHP and 300 Nm. The motor is coupled with a sophisticated 9 speed automatic transmission along with a choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drive systems.
Thus, the Alturas G4 offers the highest power figures, while the CR-V offers the least. Kodiaq is again in between these two models.
However, it is necessary to point out that the Alturas G4 is also the largest and the heaviest among these there SUVs. The AWD Alturas is a huge 425kg heavier than the CR-V AWD and 351kg heavier than the Kodiaq. The bulk of the Mahindra SUV is most likely to counteract its added power figure.
Finally, when it comes to price, the Mahindra Alturas G4’s price range is Rs. 26.95 lakhs to Rs. 29.95 lakhs. The Skoda Kodiaq is priced from Rs. 34.84 lakhs to Rs 35.99 lakhs. The Honda CR-V has a price range of Rs. 30.65 lakhs to Rs. 32.75 lakhs.
The Alturas G4 is the most affordable amongst the trio, while the Skoda Kodiaq is the priciest.