I just bought a vezel and my driving is a bit performance oriented, i sold a GLi 3 days ago after being fed up with its lack of features and poor quality. keep in mind that i had a vezel last year and ended up selling it after being scared off by local mechanics. i had also considered a new Grande but the CVT gearbox, lack of practicality and poor handling made me change my mind. the GLi and Grande have the same suspension which really does make me wonder if spending upward of 3 million on a locally assembled car is worth it. In my opinion anyone who has a budget of upwards of 28 lacs should look no further than the vezel because you wont find half as much features in a car which is twice the price. (im looking at you CH-R)
suspension woes are important for people over the age of 60, anyone less than that can easily bear the PERFORMANCE oriented suspension of the vezel. Wallowy suspensions are a thing of the past. the coilovers in the vezel are meant to reduce body roll. anyone who has ever driven a corolla over the speed of 60 will know how much the car rolls in the corners.
as far as luggage space is concerned the vezel has 3 litres less luggage capacity than the corolla, which is a very tiny disadvantage. moreover the vezel has space under the trunk floor where you can store many things as well, the seats in the vezel recline and adjust accordingly and overall it is much more practical than the corolla.
features are plentiful and never will you ever feel like youre sitting in the car which was designed 4 years back.
power, of which there is more in the vezel, instant torque and the dual clutch transmission which uses the same technology that many other comoanies use SUCH AS AUDI MERCEDES AND BMW. cvt transmissions fel so rubber band-y. the dct is fast and quick to respond.
the only point that the grande has on the vezel is after sales service. however if driver the right way and if maintained after deep research and analysis, the vezel will be as worry free as the grande.
im sure nabs would love to disagree