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Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Mild Hybrid Or Hybrid? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara mild hybrid or hybrid then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the grand vitara and look at the price difference. Based on the current mild hybrid and hybrid prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the grand vitara will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

Grand Vitara

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Mild Hybrid Vs Hybrid - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara mild hybrid and hybrid to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Grand Vitara hybrid over the Grand Vitara mild hybrid.

MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA MILD HYBRID VS HYBRID PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (NOVEMBER 2022)

Variants

Mild Hybrid Prices

Difference

Hybrid Prices

Zeta Automatic

Rs. 15,39,000

Rs. 2,60,000

Rs. 17,99,000

Alpha Automatic

Rs. 16,89,000

Rs. 2,60,000

Rs. 19,49,000

With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price of the Grand Vitara hybrid is Rs. 2.6 lakh higher than the mild hybrid.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Mild Hybrid Vs Hybrid - Running Cost Calculation - November 2022

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA

COST PER KM (NOVEMBER 2022)

 

Mild Hybrid

Difference

Hybrid

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 96.76

Rs. 0

Rs. 96.76

Automatic Mileage

20.58kmpl

7.39kmpl

27.97kmpl

Automatic Cost Per KM

Rs. 4.7

Rs. 1.24

Rs. 3.46

With the automatic, the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara hybrid will save you Rs. 1.24 compared to the mild hybrid automatic.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Hybrid

MARUTI SUZUKI GRAND VITARA MILD HYBRID VS HYBRID

KM TO RECOVER (NOVEMBER 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

Zeta Automatic

2,09,301km

Alpha Automatic

2,09,301km

With the automatic, you’ll have to drive at least 2.09 lakh km to justify buying the Grand Vitara hybrid over the mild hybrid automatic.

Should You Buy Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Mild Hybrid Or Hybrid?

With a km-to-breakeven figure of 2.09 lakh km, it is hard to recommend the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara hybrid over its mild-hybrid petrol-automatic variants. However, it’s worth noting that the hybrid variants also get some additional features compared to the similar mild-hybrid variants.

Still, the premium for the hybrid powertrain is difficult to justify if you’re only buying it to save money. So, you’ll have to boil it down to your usage. If you mostly drive in the city and in stop-and-go traffic, then the Grand Vitara hybrid will offer much better drivability and considerably higher fuel efficiency. This is because the torque converter automatic has poor fuel efficiency in stop-and-go traffic and this is exactly where the hybrid powertrain shines.

If your daily commute involves long and open highway stretches, then we recommend the Grand Vitara mild-hybrid as its 4-cylinder engine will feel smoother than the hybrid variants’ 3-cylinder engine.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

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