Maruti Grand Vitara vs Toyota Hyryder: Which sibling would you choose?

A most interesting poll of two almost identical siblings with small differences in pricing, but big differences in the badge on the hood & after-sales network.

Maruti Grand Vitara

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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

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Here’s what GTO had to say on the matter:

A most interesting poll of two almost identical siblings with small differences in pricing, but big differences in the badge on the hood & after-sales network.

Here’s what BHPian DicKy had to say on the matter:

Haven’t seen either, sat in either or driven either. So have to reserve comments.

While I appreciate the Hyryder’s Harrier (the original one) imitating the front end and the handsome rear end, somehow the Grand Vitara’s design language looks more proportionate. And hate the fact that Toyota is lazy enough not to change even the steering wheel. Look at the VW-Skoda twins. That is how one should share stuff, not slapping on emblems. But then, they didn’t even bother changing the dashboard in the mighty Supra, so… But the Hyryder does score on the alloy wheel design and a black colour option, though I don’t like how Toyota turned that tasteful chrome applique in the D pillar to a glossy one.

That said and done. The choice is simple.

Grand Vitara if one is going to buy the K15C or AWD versions.

Here’s what BHPian Eddy had to say on the matter:

I will go with respective home advantage, so

  • Full Hybrid = Toyota
  • Mild Hybrid = Maruti

Here’s what BHPian amalji had to say on the matter:

Voted Maruti Suzuki grand vitara.

Context: I’ve been a customer of Maruti Suzuki till 2011 and then been using Toyota Etios (2011 – 2017) and then Toyota Innova Crysta (2017 – till date)

While Toyota’s customer service used to be very professional, I’m also seeing a steady decline in their professionalism over these years. (Both from the dealership – Nandi Toyota, Kudlu gate and Toyota’s own customer service)

With Maruti, at least I have a choice to change my service centre even within a city. Here I’m stuck with 2 or 3 dealers. Add the unmatched Maruti roadside assistance and I’m leaning towards Maruti now.

PS: I’ll be penning down a thread soon with why I feel the professionalism of Toyota is coming down consistently in India.

Here’s what BHPian CEF_Beasts had to say on the matter:

Went to a Toyota dealership to see the latest price revision for the Fortuner, since we’re planning to replace our type 2 Fortuner soon.

Saw the HyRyder in flesh.

People were flocking like crazy towards the car, this is the first time I have seen a Toyota dealership jam-packed with people.

Got to touch and feel the car:

The doors are so damn light! I just couldn’t believe it, I felt the display Glanza standing on inside the showroom had heavier doors than the Hyryder.

The rear headroom is quite less and a 6ft person is a tight fit.

From the outside, the car is quite imposing and looks big but on the inside the space vanishes!

The boot was locked since the battery was disconnected, maybe because they didn’t want to show its shortcoming.

Black HyRyder looks sexy! MS has done a blunder by not offering a black with the Grand Vitara.

The dealership had only full Hybrids on display and for a test drive as well. No mild hybrids in sight.

So it looks like mild hybrids will be peddled in the form of the Grand Vitara and strong hybrids in the form of the Hyryder.

Check out BHPian comments for more insights and information.

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