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    2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Kia Seltos - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

    by Lakshya Khanna Dates: 06 Aug 2020

    Which C-segment SUV is better: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross or Kia Seltos? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

     


    2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Kia Seltos

    S-Cross 2020 vs Seltos 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    S-CROSS VS SELTOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Kia Seltos

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Sigma

    ₹8.39

    HTE

    ₹9.89

    Delta

    ₹9.60

    HTK

    ₹10.29

    Zeta

    ₹9.95

    HTK+

    ₹11.49

    Alpha

    ₹11.16

    HTX

    ₹13.09

       

    GTK

    ₹13.79

       

    GTX

    ₹15.29

       

    GTX+

    ₹16.29


    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 8.39 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.16 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Kia Seltos petrol manual prices start from Rs. 9.89 lakh and go up to Rs. 16.29 lakh.

    S-CROSS VS SELTOS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Kia Seltos

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Delta

    ₹10.84

    HTX

    ₹14.09

    Zeta

    ₹11.19

    GTX

    ₹16.29

    Alpha

    ₹12.39

    GTX+

    ₹17.29


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 10.84 lakh and Kia Seltos starts from Rs. 14.09 lakh.

    S-Cross 2020 vs Seltos 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is 4300mm long, 1785mm wide and 1595mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has a boot space of 375 litres. The Kia Seltos measures 4315mm in length, 1800mm in width and 1645mm in height. The wheelbase of Kia Seltos is 2610mm and it has a boot space of 433 litres.

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki S Cross Specifications - Engine, Power, Transmission & Fuel Efficiency (Mileage)

    S-CROSS VS SELTOS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Difference

    Kia Seltos

    Length (mm)

    4300

    15

    4315

    Width (mm)

    1785

    15

    1800

    Height (mm)

    1595

    50

    1645

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2600

    10

    2610

    Boot Space (litre)

    353 - 375

    58

    433

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    180

    10

    190

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    48

    2

    50

    Tyre Size (Base Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    205/65 R16

    Tyre Size (Top Variant)

    215/60 R16

    -

    215/60 R17

    Dimension Review

    • The Seltos is longer than the S-Cross by 15mm.
    • The Seltos is wider than the S-Cross by 15mm.
    • The Seltos is taller than the S-Cross by 50mm.
    • The Seltos has a longer wheelbase than the S-Cross; by 10mm.
    • The Seltos has 58 litres more boot space than the S-Cross.
    • The Seltos has 10mm more ground clearance than the S-Cross.

    In terms of dimensions, the Seltos is a larger car compared to the S-Cross. So, it will have a better road presence than the S-Cross.

    S-Cross 2020 vs Seltos 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    S-CROSS VS SELTOS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

    Kia Seltos

    Kia Seltos

    Engine Type

    Hybrid Petrol

    Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.4L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    140PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    242Nm @ 1500 - 3200rpm

    Manual Transmission

    5-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    18.55kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    16.1kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    4-speed torque converter

    CVT

    7-speed DCT

    Automatic FE

    18.43kmpl

    16.8kmpl

    16.2kmpl

    S-Cross Petrol vs Seltos Petrol

    Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets a 1.5L hybrid petrol 4-cylinder engine which makes 105PS of maximum power and 138Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 4-Speed Torque Converter type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol manual has a mileage of 18.55kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 18.43kmpl.

    Kia Seltos gets a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a CVT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.8kmpl.

    Also Read - Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Ground Clearance, Boot Space, Dimensions and Tyre Size

    There is also a 1.4L 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 140PS of maximum power and 242Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission. The Kia Seltos turbo petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 16.1kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 16.2kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • The Seltos has more powerful engines than the S-Cross.
    • The Seltos' turbo petrol engine produces far more torque than the S-Cross'.
    • S-Cross has a slightly better torque-to-weight ratio than the Seltos 1.5. Together with the off-peak torque from the electric motor, the S Cross should deliver marginally better drivability than the Seltos 1.5.
    • The S-Cross petrol manual is far more fuel-efficient than the Seltos manual.

    S-Cross 2020 vs Seltos 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of S-Cross 2020 are:

    • LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Auto headlamps
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Auto AC
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • Cruise control
    • Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop
    • Rear wiper & washer
    • Rear defogger
    • Front and rear armrests
    • Height adjustable driver seat

    Notable top features of Seltos 2020 are:

    • LED Headlamp & LED DRL w/ LED Lightbar
    • Auto-Dimming IRVM
    • R17 Alloy Wheels
    • 10.25-inch Touchscreen
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • Ambient Mood Lighting
    • Cruise Control
    • Smart Key w/ Push Start/Stop Button
    • Auto AC
    • Telescopic Steering
    • Rear Door Sunshade Curtain
    • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
    • Air purifier
    • 6 airbags
    • Front and rear armrests
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Internet-connected telematics features

    Is the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross better than the Kia Seltos?

    Price of the base variant of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is Rs. 8.39 lakh and Kia Seltos is Rs. 9.89 lakh (both ex-showroom). The S Cross has a far lower price tag than the Seltos.

    In terms of dimensions, the Seltos is larger than the S-Cross. So it will have a better road presence than S-Cross.

    Also Read - Exclusive Leak: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol Variants Explained

    For petrol powertrain, Seltos' turbo petrol engine offers way more torque, so it will offer better driveability compared to S-Cross' hybrid engine. But the S Cross hybrid may offer slightly better in-gear acceleration than the Seltos 1.5. The S Cross maintains a visible lead over the Seltos with its better mileage figures.

    The SCross has the basics covered well but it doesn’t wow like the Seltos, which has far more features than the S-Cross. But the S-Cross has a lower price tag too to compensate for its shorter feature list.

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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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