Citroen C3 Aircross vs Honda Elevate Spec Comparison: Which SUV is Better?

The Citroen has launched the C3 Aircross at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh in India (ex-showroom). Let's see how this newly introduced mid-size vehicle by Citroen fares against one of its rivals, the Elevate in India.

By Sanorita | on September 24, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Given the range of alternatives offered by different automakers, there never seems to be a shortage of choices when purchasing an SUV in India. Citroen, a French automaker, recently launched the C3 Aircross SUV in the nation after much anticipation, with a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Before Citroen, Honda Cars India launched the Elevate at an ex-showroom price of Rs 11 lakh. The entrance of these two models has increased the size of the compact SUV market. The C3 Aircross is available in a 5-seat and a 7-seat seating configuration, however, the Honda Elevate only comes in a 5-seat layout. Let's compare how these vehicles from different automakers stack up against one another in terms of variables like design, powertrain, and cost.

Honda Elevate Front Three Quarter jpg

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Citroen C3 Aircross vs. Honda Elevate: Engine

Citroen C3 Aircross Engine jpg

There is just one engine available for both SUVs. A 1.2-litre turbocharged engine with 108bhp and 190Nm of peak torque powers the Citroen C3 Aircross. It employs a 6-speed manual transmission. The 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated petrol motor housed in the Honda Elevate SUV, in contrast, produces 120bhp  and 145Nm. Additionally, a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-step CVT transmission are available as options for this unit.

Honda Elevate Engine

Citroen C3 Aircross vs. Honda Elevate: Dimensions 

The only SUV in its class with three rows of seating is the Citroen C3 Aircross. It measures 4,323mm in length, 1,796mm in width, and 1,669mm in height, and has a 2,671mm wheelbase and 200mm of ground clearance. The Honda Elevate SUV is marginally more compact in contrast, measuring 4,312mm long, 1,790mm wide, and 1,650mm tall. Further, the vehicle has a 2,650mm wheelbase. Compared to its arch-rival C3 Aircross, it has a better 220mm of ground clearance. The boot capacity of the Citroen C3 Aircross variant is an astounding 511 litres. The storage capacity of the 7-seater variant, however, is 444 litres. Contrarily, the Honda Elevate's boot has a capacity of 458 litres.

Citroen C3 Aircross vs. Honda Elevate: Features 

Honda Elevate View Of Steering Console And Instrumentation jpg

When compared to some of their Korean competitors, both models have basic features. The Elevate SUV includes a single-pane sunroof, up to six airbags, a digital driver display, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), ADAS, and more. It also boasts a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The C3 Aircross, on the other hand, includes a 7.4-inch digital driver display and a 10.2-inch infotainment screen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. In terms of safety, the Citroen SUV includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), hill hold assistance, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and more. In contrast to the Elevate, none of the C3 Aircross's models offer a sunroof.

Citroen C3 Aircross View Of Steering Console And Instrumentation jpg

Also Read: Honda Elevate SV, V, VX, and ZX Variants Explained: Which One Should You Buy?

Citroen C3 Aircross vs. Honda Elevate: Pricing

There are three different models of the Citroen C3 Aircross: You, Plus, and Max. The beginning price for the entry-level 1.2P Turbo You variant is Rs 9.99 lakh, while the pricing for the mid-spec Plus and the top-spec Max variants are respectively from Rs 11.30 lakh to  Rs 11.45 lakh and Rs 11.95 to Rs 12.10 lakh. The Elevate, on the other hand, is offered in four variations: SV, V, VX, and ZX, with pricing starting at Rs 11 lakh and reaching up to Rs 16 lakh. All are ex-showroom figures. 

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