Maruti Grand Vitara VS Kia Seltos Comparison

The new 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara comes with the best In-class fuel efficiency and a powerful hybrid powertrain. Let’s see how it compares to the Kia Seltos in terms of Price, Specs, and Features

The new 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara is the latest entrant in the company’s NEXA portfolio. It features the signature design language (Crafted Futurism). Along with a distinct exterior design, the new car comes with sophisticated interiors, a powerful hybrid powertrain, and the best In-class fuel efficiency. It rivals the extremely popular Kia Seltos. In our 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara vs Kia Seltos comparison, let’s see how the two compact SUVs compare with each other in terms of price, specs, and features.

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Kia Seltos vs Maruti Grand Vitara Comparison
Kia Seltos vs Maruti Grand Vitara

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2022 Maruti Grand Vitara Vs Kia Seltos Price Comparison

2022 Maruti Grand VitaraKia Seltos
Rs 10.45 lakh – 19.65 lakhRs 10.49 lakh – Rs 18.65 lakh

The new 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara is priced between Rs 10.45 lakh and 19.65 lakh (ex-showroom). It comes in Smart Hybrid and Intelligent Electric Hybrid variants. On the other hand, the Kia Seltos comes with a price range of Rs 10.49 lakh to Rs 18.65 lakh (ex-showroom). The compact SUV comes in two broad trims – Tech (HT) Line and GT Line.

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Kia Seltos vs Maruti Grand Vitara Specifications Comparison

SpecsMaruti Grand VitaraKia Seltos
Engine1.5-liter mild hybrid;
1.5-liter intelligent hybrid
1.5-liter petrol;
1.5-liter diesel;
1.4-liter turbo petrol
Power92.45PS (P)/ 103.06PS (Hybrid)115 PS (P) / 115 PS (D) / 140 PS (P)
Torque122Nm (P)/ 136.8Nm (Hybrid)144 Nm (P) / 250 Nm (D) / 242 Nm (P)
Transmission5-speed MT/6-speed AT /e-CVT6-speed MT/6-speed AT/CVT/DCT
DrivetrainFWD/AWDFWD
Mileage21.11 kmpl – 27.97 kmpl16.1kmpl -18kmpl

The new Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is powered by a 1.5-liter intelligent hybrid powertrain that outputs 68kW (92.45PS) of peak power and 122Nm of max torque. A 1.5-liter engine option offers 75.8kW (103.06PS) and 136.8Nm of peak power and max torque. The Smart Hybrid variants get 6-speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters and 5-speed Manual. However, the Intelligent Electric Hybrid variants get e-CVT transmission. The new car offers impressive fuel efficiency of 27.97 kmpl with the 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain and 21.11 kmpl with the Petrol option.

On the other hand, the Kia Seltos is powered by 1.5-litre (offering 115PS/ 144Nm) and 1.4-liter turbocharged Petrol (offering 140PS/ 242Nm) engines. Both units are paired to a 6-speed manual as standard. You can also choose a 7-speed DCT (1.4-litre turbo-petrol) and a CVT (1.5-liter petrol). The 1.5-litre diesel (offering 115PS/ 250Nm) option comes with both 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The new Kia Seltois offers fuel efficiency of 16.5kmpl for the petrol manual and 16.8kmpl for the petrol-CVT variants. While the diesel 6-speed AT offers fuel efficiency of 18kmpl, the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol DCT comes with a claimed mileage of 16.5kmpl (16.1kmpl with the manual).

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Design

ParameterMaruti Grand VitaraKia Seltos
Length4,345 mm4,315 mm
Width1,795 mm1,800 mm
Height1,645 mm1,645 mm
Wheelbase2,600 mm2,610 mm

In terms of design, the Vitara comes with the signature NEXA design elements. It features a bold SUV stance with muscular wheel arches and a 3-element sweeping LED tail lamp. On the front, the 3-element LED DRLs come with an integrated turn-lamp. The NEXWave Grille comes with hi-gloss black and dark chrome accentuation. While the Intelligent Electric Hybrid option gets a “Fervent Dark Chrome” finish on the front grille garnish and the Progressive Smart Hybrid variants get a “RichChrome” finish. Additionally, the new car gets a crafted instrument panel (IP), panoramic sunroof, rich faux leather with matching accents on the doors, and piano black finishes in the cabin. Additional features include 3D sculpted driver & co-driver ventilated seats. The new car comes in 6 monotone color options and 3 Dual-tone color options.

Just like Vitara, the Kia Seltos also sports a muscular and modern design. On the outside, it looks blingy and grand. The front facia features the LED headlamps along with an LED strip and LED DRLs, that run across the width of the car on the nose, a large signature Tiger Nose grille with chrome outlines, and vertical LED fog lamps on the bumper and skid plates. On the sides, the 17-inch Crystal Cut Alloys with red brake calipers and floating roof rails make the car look sporty. On the rear, the most striking features include a chrome bar that connects the two LED heartbeat Tail lamps, Rear Spoiler, Shark Fin Antenna, and much more.

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New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Vs Kia Seltos Features

Maruti Grand VitaraKia Seltos
Colored Head-Up Display8-inch Head-up Display UVO Connected Car Tech
Full Digital Instrument Cluster7-inch Digital Colour Instrument Display
360 View CameraBlind View monitor
Wireless Car play & Android autoDriving rearview monitor
Premium sound systemBOSE premium 8 speaker system with dynamic speed compensation
Qi-certified Wireless chargerWireless Smartphone Charging
9-inch Smart Play Pro+ Infotainment system10.25-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System
HD displaySteering Mounted Audio Control
In-built voice assist systemVoice Recognition
Remote functionalities8-way Driver power seat
Ventilated Front SeatsVentilated Front Seats
Ambient LightingSmart Pure Air purifier
Ambient LED mood lighting

The new Maruti Grand Vitara is based on the acclaimed Suzuki TECT platform (Global C-platform). It comes with NEXA Safety Shield. Additional safety features include 6 airbags (Front, Side & curtain), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Hill Hold Assist, 3-point ELR seat belts (All seats), and Rear Disc Brake, Hill Descent Control, and Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The new car also comes with a Colored Head-Up Display, an all-new Full Digital Instrument Cluster, 360 View Camera, Wireless CarPlay & Android Auto, a premium sound system, Qi-certified Wireless charger, in-built voice assist system, remote functionalities, and more. The 9-inch Smart Play Pro+ Infotainment system comes with an HD display.

The Kia Seltos is packed with comfort and convenience features as well. This includes features like a 10.25-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch Digital Colour Instrument Display, an 8-inch Head-up Display UVO Connected Car Tech, Smartwatch Connectivity, BOSE premium 8 speaker system with dynamic speed compensation, Bluetooth Connectivity, Voice Recognition, Steering Mounted Audio Control, Blind View monitor, Driving rearview monitor, Ventilated Front Seats, Wireless Smartphone Charging, Smart Pure Air purifier, Traction and Drive Modes (AT and DCT only), 8-way Driver power seat, Ambient LED mood lighting and much more. Safety features include up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, a tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management (VSM), and hill-assist control. So, which of these SUVs do you think is the winner of our 2022 Maruti Grand Vitara vs Kia Seltos comparison?

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