Here’s The Quickest Hybrid Car We’ve Tested Under Rs 31 Lakh

  • Mar 18, 2024
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Self charging strong-hybrids combine both performance and efficiency into a single package!

Hybrid vehicles are often considered to be strong on efficiency, but not so much in terms of performance. But the truth in fact is that they combine the best of both worlds. So if you’re looking for a hybrid vehicle but also want a taste of performance as well, here’s a list of all the hybrids we’ve tested under the Rs 31 lakh mark.

Price check


Maruti Grand Vitara

Honda City Hybrid

Toyota Innova Hycross

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 18.43 lakh to Rs 20.09 lakh

Rs 18.89 lakh to Rs 20.39 lakh

Rs 25.72 lakh to Rs 30.68 lakh

The Maruti Grand Vitara and Honda City Hybrid are priced in a very similar ballpark, while the Toyota Innova Hycross is more expensive. 

Spec check


Maruti Grand Vitara

Honda City Hybrid

Toyota Innova Hycross


1.5-litre petrol with self charging hybrid

1.5-litre petrol with self charging hybrid

2-litre petrol with self charging hybrid






116 PS/122-141 Nm

126 PS/253 Nm

190 PS/206 Nm

Kerb weight

1290-1295 kg

1260-1280 kg


While the Grand Vitara and the City Hybrid both get a 1.5-litre self-charging strong-hybrid powertrain, the Innova Hycross gets a bigger 2-litre engine. All are paired to an e-CVT transmission sending power to the front wheels only.

The Innova Hycross has the most power, while the City Hybrid has the highest torque figure.


Tested performance paramaters

Maruti Grand Vitara

Honda City Hybrid

Toyota Innova Hycross

0-100 kmph 

11.55 seconds (Wet)

9.95 seconds

10.13 seconds

Quarter mile

18.03 seconds @ 125.24 kmph (Wet)

17.11 seconds @ 128.55 kmph

17.17 seconds @ 134.99 kmph

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  • The Honda City Hybrid is the quickest under 30 lakh hybrid car tested by us with a time of 9.95 seconds

  • The Toyota Innova Hycross comes in a close second with a 0-100kmph time of 10.13 seconds, which is impressive for a car its size.

  • The Maruti Grand Vitara’s test was carried out in wet conditions and took 11.55 seconds to hit the 100kmph mark.

  • The City Hybrid and Innova Hycross complete the quarter mile in near identical times, with the City just edging it. 

While hybrid powertrains might be more expensive than their non-hybrid powertrains, they do offer both better performance and efficiency. Under the Rs 31 lakh mark, it is the Honda City Hybrid that will offer you the best performance, but the Innova Hycross does really well for a car its size. The Grand Vitara would have certainly done better in dry conditions, but is still not a slow car by any means. If you had to, which one of the three would you pick?

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