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

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 03 Aug 2020

    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-GO's entry-level variant, which is the most affordable car in this segment.
    • VXI+ is Alto's 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-GO's 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

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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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