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

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

We compare Alto against other A-segment hatchbacks on the basis of prices, engine specs and dimensions to analyse how it holds up against the competition.

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto 2020 Petrol vs Competition

Maruti Suzuki Alto Petrol vs Rivals | Price Comparison

Maruti Suzuki Alto prices start from Rs. 2.95 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Hyundai Santro, Maruti S-Presso, Datsun Redi Go and Renault Kwid in the segment. The complete price list of the petrol-powered Alto is as follows:

A-SEGMENT CARS | PETROL MANUAL | PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUL 2020

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Datsun redi-GO

Renault Kwid

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Hyundai Santro

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Maruti Suzuki

Wagon R

STD

₹2,94,800

D

₹2,83,000

STD 0.8L

₹2,94,290

       

STD (O)

₹2,99,900

           

LXI

₹3,52,900

           

LXI (O)

₹3,57,200

A

₹3,58,000

RXE 0.8L

₹3,64,290

STD

₹3,70,500

     

VXI

₹3,76,100

T

₹3,80,000

 

STD (O)

₹3,76,500

     

VXI (O)

₹3,89,600

 

RXL 0.8L

₹3,94,290

LXI

₹4,09,000

     
 

T (O)

₹4,16,000

RXL 1.0L

₹4,16,290

LXI (O)

₹4,15,000

     
     

VXI

₹4,32,500

     
 

T (O) 1.0L

₹4,44,000

RXT 0.8L

₹4,22,290

VXI (O)

₹4,38,500

 

LXI (O)

₹4,41,200

LXI 1.0L

₹4,45,500

   

RXT (O) 1.0L

₹4,53,990

VXI+

₹4,56,000

 

LXI (O)

₹4,49,600

LXI (O) 1.0L

₹4,52,500

       

Era Exec.

₹4,57,490

   
   

CLIMBER (O)

₹4,85,990

   

VXI

₹4,80,100

VXI 1.0L

₹4,90,500

         

VXI (O)

₹4,87,200

VXI (O) 1.0L

₹4,97,500

       

Magna

₹5,03,990

ZXI

₹5,05,900

VXI 1.2L

₹5,13,500

       

Sportz

₹5,40,490

ZXI (O)

₹5,46,200

VXI (O) 1.2L

₹5,20,500

       

Asta

₹5,78,490

 

ZXI 1.2L

₹5,48,000


Maruti Suzuki Alto petrol manual comes with 6 variants: STD, STD (O), LXI, LXI (O), VXI and VXI+.

  • Maruti Suzuki Alto starts at Rs. 2.95 lakh. Alto STD costs Rs. 12k more than Datsun redi-GOs entry-level variant, which is the most affordable car in this segment.
  • VXI+ is Altos most expensive variant with the petrol manual powertrain. It costs Rs. 3.90 lakh and that makes it more affordable than the most expensive petrol manual A-segment hatchback, Hyundai Santro Asta, by Rs. 1.88 lakh.

A-SEGMENT CARS | PETROL AUTOMATIC | PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUL 2020

Maruti Suzuki

S-Presso

Hyundai

Santro

Datsun

redi-GO

Maruti Suzuki

Wagon R

Renault

Kwid

Maruti Suzuki

Celerio

VXI

₹4,75,500

 

T (O) 1.0L

₹4,77,000

 

RXL 1.0L

₹4,48,290

 

VXI (O)

₹4,81,500

     

RXT (O) 1.0L

₹4,75,190

 

VXI+

₹4,99,000

         
       

CLIMBER (O) 1.0L ₹5,07,190

VXI

₹5,23,200

     

VXI 1.0L

₹5,37,500

 

VXI (O)

₹5,30,200

     

VXI (O) 1.0L

₹5,44,500

 

ZXI

₹5,48,900

 

Magna

₹5,52,990

 

VXI 1.2L

₹5,60,500

 

ZXI (O)

₹5,58,200

     

VXI (O) 1.2L

₹5,67,500

   
 

Sportz

₹5,98,490

 

ZXI 1.2L

₹5,94,800

   

 
Maruti Suzuki Alto is not available with petrol automatic powertrain.

  • Renault Kwid starts at Rs. 4.48 lakh. Kwid RXL 1.0 is the most affordable automatic car in the segment.
  • Hyundai Santro Sportz at Rs. 5.98 lakh is the most expensive petrol automatic A-segment hatchback.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 0.8 Petrol vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

A-SEGMENT CARS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Maruti Alto

Maruti S-Presso

Renault Kwid

Datsun redi-GO

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Hyundai Santro

Maruti Celerio

Displacement

0.8

1.0

1.0

0.8

1.0

0.8

1.2

1.0

1.1

1.0

Cylinder

3

3

3

3

3

3

4

3

4

3

Cubic Capacity

796cc

998cc

999cc

799cc

999cc

799cc

1197cc

998cc

1086cc

998cc

Maximum Power

48PS @ 6000rpm

68PS @ 5500rpm

68PS @ 5500rpm

54PS @ 5678rpm

68PS @ 5550rpm

54PS @ 5600rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

68PS @ 6000rpm

69PS @ 5500rpm

68PS @ 6000rpm

Peak Torque

69Nm @ 3500rpm

90Nm @ 3500rpm

91Nm @ 4250rpm

72Nm @ 4386rpm

91Nm @ 4250rpm

72Nm @ 4386rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

90Nm @ 3500rpm

99Nm @ 4500rpm

90Nm @ 3500rpm

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

22.05kmpl

21.7kmpl

21.7kmpl

20.71kmpl

21.7kmpl

20.71kmpl

20.52kmpl

21.79kmpl

20kmpl

21.63kmpl

Automatic

-

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

-

5-speed AMT

-

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

Automatic FE

-

21.7kmpl

22.0kmpl

-

22kmpl

-

20.52kmpl

20.79kmpl

20kmpl

21.63kmpl


Maruti Suzuki Alto is available with a 0.8L petrol engine and a 5-speed transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 48PS and 69Nm, respectively.

  • Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.2 produces 83PS of power. It is the most powerful engine in the segment, having 35PS more power than Alto 0.8.
  • Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.2 produces 113Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment - 44Nm more than the Alto 800.
  • With a manual transmission, Maruti Suzuki Alto has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 22.05kmpl.
  • With an automatic transmission, Renault Kwid and Redi Go 1.0 have the best fuel-efficiency figure of 22.0kmpl.
  • It’s worth noting that the Renault Kwid automatic is the only AMT-type automatic car without manual gear selection. The Redi-Go, which uses the same engine and transmission has this option and so do all the other automatic cars in this comparison.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.2 petrol engine offers the best torque in this segment, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to all other cars. WagonR’s 1.2-litre engine is the most powerful in this comparison as it belongs in the B1 and B2 segment. So, naturally, it’ll win the performance challenges against the A-segment cars like the Kwid, Redi GO and SPresso.

Maruti Suzuki Alto vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

A-SEGMENT CARS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Maruti Alto

Datsun redi-GO

Renault Kwid

Maruti S-Presso

Hyundai Santro

Maruti Wagon R

Maruti Celerio

Length

3445mm

3435mm

3731mm

3565mm

3610mm

3655mm

3695mm

Width

1515mm

1574mm

1579mm

1520mm

1645mm

1620mm

1600mm

Height

1475mm

1546mm

1474mm

1564mm

1560mm

1675mm

1560mm

Wheelbase

2360mm

2348mm

2422mm

2380mm

2400mm

2435mm

2425mm

Boot Space

177-lt

222-lt

279-lt

270-lt

235-lt

341-lt

235-lt

Ground Clearance

160mm

187mm

184mm

180mm

160mm

165mm

165mm

Fuel Tank

35-lt

28-lt

28-lt

27-lt

35-lt

32-lt

35-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

145/80 R12

165/70 R14

165/70 R14

145/80 R13

155/80 R13

165/70 R14

155/80 R13

Tyre Size (Top)

145/80 R12

165/70 R14

165/70 R14

165/70 R14

165/70 R14

165/70 R14

165/70 R14


Maruti Suzuki Alto is 3445mm long, 1515mm wide, 1475mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2360mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 177 litres. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage. Alto has a 160mm ground clearance, it rides on 145/80 R12 tyres size and has 35 litres fuel tank capacity.

  • Renault Kwid is the longest car in the segment. It is 286mm longer than Alto.
  • Hyundai Santro is the widest car in the segment. It is 130mm wider than Alto.
  • Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is the tallest car in the segment. It is 200mm taller than Alto.
  • Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has the longest wheelbase in the segment. Its wheelbase is longer than the Alto’s by 75mm.
  • Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has the biggest boot space in the segment. It has 164-lt more boot space than the Alto - almost twice compared to the Alto’s.
  • Datsun redi-GOs ground clearance of 187mm is the best in the segment. The Kwid isn’t too far behind at 184mm and it has the second-best ground clearance.
  • While all cars get 14-inch wheels at least in their higher variants, Alto 800 remains the only car that has the smallest 12-inch wheels. Its tyre size is also the narrowest in this class of entry-level cars.

Amongst all the A-segment cars, Datsun redi-GO has the highest ground clearance, so it should be the last car to bottom-out on uneven roads. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has the biggest boot in the segment, so it can carry maximum luggage. In terms of cabin space, the WagonR’s bulbous proportions give it almost an unfair advantage. It’s tall boy design also gives it a better road presence than all other cars in this comparison.

Also Read - Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Specifications - Engine, Power, Transmission & Fuel Efficiency

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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