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    2020 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 vs Hyundai Santro - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 22 Sep 2020

    Which car is better: Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 or Hyundai Santro? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

     


    2020 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 vs Hyundai Santro

    Alto 800 2020 vs Santro 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    ALTO 800 VS SANTRO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

    Hyundai Santro

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    STD

    ₹2.95

    Era Exe

    ₹4.57

    STD(O)

    ₹3.00

    Magna

    ₹5.04

    LXI

    ₹3.53

    Sportz

    ₹5.40

    LXI(O)

    ₹3.57

    Asta

    ₹5.78

    VXI

    ₹3.76

    -

    -

    VXI+

    ₹3.90

    -

    -


    Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 prices start from Rs. 2.95 lakh and go up to Rs. 3.90 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Hyundai Santro petrol manual prices start from Rs. 4.57 lakh and go up to Rs. 5.78 lakh.

    ALTO 800 VS SANTRO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

    Hyundai Santro

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    -

    -

    Magna

    ₹5.53

    -

    -

    Sportz

    ₹5.98

    -

    -

    Asta

    ₹6.25


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Hyundai Santro starts at Rs. 5.52 lakh. Hyundai Santro petrol automatic is Rs. 49,000 more expensive than the manual. Alto 800 is not available with petrol automatic powertrain.

    Alto 800 2020 vs Santro 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is 3445mm long, 1515mm wide and 1475mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2360mm. The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has a boot space of 177 litres. The Hyundai Santro measures 3610mm in length, 1645mm in width and 1560mm in height. The wheelbase of Hyundai Santro is 2400mm and it has a boot space of 235 litres.

    Also Read - 2020 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R vs Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    ALTO 800 VS SANTRO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

    Difference

    Hyundai Santro

    Length (mm)

    3445

    165

    3610

    Width (mm)

    1515

    130

    1645

    Height (mm)

    1475

    85

    1560

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2360

    40

    2400

    Boot Space (litre)

    177

    58

    235

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    160

    5

    165

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    35

    0

    35

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    145/80 R12

    -

    155/80 R13

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    145/80 R12

    -

    165/70 R14


    Dimension Review

    • The Santro is longer than the Alto 800 by 165mm.
    • The Santro is wider than the Alto 800 by 130mm.
    • The Santro is taller than the Alto 800 by 85mm.
    • The Santro has a longer wheelbase than the Alto 800; by 40mm.
    • The Santro has 58 litres more boot space than the Alto 800.
    • The Alto 800 has 5mm less ground clearance than the Santro.
    • In terms of dimensions, the Santro is a larger car than the Alto 800. So, it will have a better road presence than the Alto 800.

    Alto 800 2020 vs Santro 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    ALTO 800 VS SANTRO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

    Hyundai Santro

    Engine

    0.8 L Petrol

    1.1 L Petrol

    Displacement

    796 cc

    1086 cc

    Cylinder

    3

    4

    Maximum Power

    48PS @ 6000rpm

    69PS @ 5500rpm

    Peak Torque

    69Nm @ 3500rpm

    99Nm @ 4500rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    22.05kmpl

    20kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    5-speed AMT

    Automatic FE

    -

    20kmpl


    Alto 800 Petrol vs Santro Petrol

    Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 0.8 L, 3-cylinder petrol engine makes 48PS of maximum power and 69Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 22.05kmpl.

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Alto 2020 Petrol vs Competition - Price, Specs, Dimensions, Mileage Comparison

    Hyundai Santro 1.1 L, 4-cylinder petrol engine makes 69PS of maximum power and 99Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT type automatic transmission. The Hyundai Santro petrol manual has a mileage of 20kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel-efficiency figure of 20kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Santro has a more powerful petrol engine than the Alto 800.
    • The Santro's petrol engine produces more torque than the Alto 800's.
    • The Alto 800 0.8 L petrol is more fuel-efficient than the Santro.
    • The Santro's petrol engine has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the Alto 800. So, it will offer better driveability compared to the Alto 800.

    Alto 800 2020 vs Santro 2020 | Top Feature Comparison

    Notable top features of Alto 800 2020 are:

    • Dual Front Airbags
    • Front Power Windows
    • Full Wheel Covers
    • 7-inch Touchscreen w/ AUX, USB & Bluetooth Connectivity
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • Internally Adjustable ORVM
    • Body Side Moulding
    • Reverse Parking Sensors
    • ABS w/ EBD
    • Rear Parcel Tray
    • Accessory Socket

    Notable top features of Santro 2020 are:

    • Speed sensitive auto door lock
    • Front Fog lamps
    • 14-inch steel wheels w/ wheel covers
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Remote keyless entry
    • Steering mounted controls
    • Rear AC vents
    • Rear parking camera
    • Electrically adjustable & foldable ORVMs w/ turn indicators
    • Rear defogger
    • Rear wiper & washer
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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna



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