Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 S-Cross's petrol variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross with its competitors and other petrol C-segment SUVs.
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol?
The pros or advantages of S-Cross petrol 2020 are:
For a non-turbo engine, the hybrid petrol engine has phenomenal fuel efficiency and best-in-class torque-to-weight ratio with some more off-peak torque from the electric motor for better drivability.
Well-priced lower three variants and very well equipped Delta and Zeta variants after the feature rejig.
C-segment car for B2-segment SUV price.
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol 2020 has the following shortcomings or problems:
4-speed automatic, and a torque converter at that, is not acceptable for an Rs. 12 lakh on-road car.
No turbo petrol and turbo diesel engine option.
Sub4m SUVs from B2-segment offer better road presence in a smaller package.
Ground clearance of 180mm is barely enough to qualify for the SUV tag.
Missing features for a C-segment SUV- rear AC vents, 6 airbag option, 3-point seatbelt for centre passenger, sunroof, telematics, power driver seat, premium music system.
Although it’s a sedan, the Skoda’s Rapid Rider turbo offers far better value for the price than the S-Cross Sigma. Rapid Rider gets front and rear armrests, auto AC, rear AC vents, telescopic steering, music system, a larger boot, torquey turbo petrol engine, 6-speed transmission, better mileage - for almost Rs. 1.0 lakh less than SCross Sigma.
Here’s our Hindi variant breakdown video of the S-Cross petrol for those who prefer watching instead of reading:
What Is The Price Of 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross?
The 2020 S-Cross petrol is available in 4 variants - Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. Their prices start at Rs. 8.39 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.16 lakh. It’s worth noting that the lower 3 variants are below Rs. 10 lakh ex-showroom, so, in many states, they’ll have a much lower on-road price than an Rs. 10+ lakh car.
The top 3 variants have the option of a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission, which adds almost Rs. 1.25 lakh to the cost. None of these is below Rs. 10 lakh and their prices range from Rs. 10.84 lakh to Rs. 12.39 lakh.
S-CROSS PETROL PRICES
EX-SHOWROOM DELHI | AUG 2020
2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol Sigma - Base Model Features & Review
For Rs. 8.39 lakh (ex-showroom), the base, Sigma variant of the S-Cross gets the following notable standard features:
Rear parking sensors
All power windows
Split rear seatback
Halogen projector headlamps
15-inch steel wheels with wheel covers
Remote central locking
Rear disc brakes
While the Sigma variant is reasonably priced, it misses out on the following features:
Height adjustable driver seat
Front and rear armrests
Steering mounted controls
If you don’t mind these missing features, then the Sigma is worth buying but if you do, then you should at least consider the Delta variant.
MARUTI SUZUKI S-CROSS SIGMA | STD. FEATURES
₹8,39,000 (PETROL MT) | AUG 2020
Std. Safety Features
All Power Windows
Adjustable Rear Headrests
Body-coloured Door Handles & ORVMs
Halogen Projector Headlamps
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
Driver Window Auto Up/Down
R16 Steel Wheels w/out Wheel Covers
Front & Rear Disc Brakes
60:40 Split Rear Seat
Auto Engine Start/Stop
Silver Skid Plate
Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts
Remote Central Locking
Front Seatbelt Pretensioners
2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol Sigma vs Delta Variant
The Zeta variant of the S Cross petrol costs Rs. 9.6 lakh, which is Rs. 1.21 lakh more than the Sigma’s price. For another Rs. 1.24 lakh, you can also get the Delta with automatic transmission, which costs Rs. 10.84 lakh.
The notable additional features of the Delta variant are:
Rear washer wiper
Power folding mirrors
Hill-start assist (Auto only)
16-inch alloy wheels
Keyless entry with a push-button start stop
The Delta variant justifies the incremental asking price with the additional features. This trim also covers most of the must-have features and also mixes in some goog-to-have items like cruise control, alloy wheels, etc.
Delta is the bare minimum variant we’d recommend to an SCross buyer. But, if you can stretch your budget just a bit more, then the Zeta is a better option. Let’s see why.
MARUTI SUZUKI S-CROSS DELTA | FEATURES OVER SIGMA
₹9,60,000 (PETROL MT) | ₹10,83,500 (PETROL AT) | AUG 2020
R16 Alloy Wheels
Rear Wiper & Washer
Steering-mounted Audio Controls
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
Light in Glovebox, Footwell & Boot
CD, Bluetooth, USB & Aux-in
Keyless entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop
Turn Indicators on ORVMs
Hill Start Assist (AT)
Roof Rails (black)
Driver Vanity Mirror
2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol Delta vs Zeta Variant
The Zeta variant is another Rs. 35,000 more expensive than the Delta for both the manual and automatic transmissions. The S Cross Zeta manual costs Rs. 9.95 lakh and with the automatic, it costs Rs. 11.19 lakh.
For the Rs. 35,000 of incremental cost, it gets the following features:
Android Auto and Apple Carplay
Reclining rear seatback
Height-adjustable driver seat
The list of features is small but useful and the price gap is also similarly small. The Zeta variant of the SCross is our top recommendation and the most value for money variant in the list.
MARUTI SUZUKI S-CROSS ZETA | FEATURES OVER DELTA
₹9,95,000 (PETROL MT) | ₹11,18,500 (PETROL AT) | AUG 2020
7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System (Smartplay Studio)
Height-adjustable Driver Seat
Chrome & Piano Black Interior Finish
Rear Parking Camera
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
Reclining Rear Seat
Vanity Mirror Lamps
2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol Zeta vs Alpha Variant
The Alpha variant is Rs. 1.21 lakh more expensive than the S Cross Zeta. The S-Cross Alpha manual costs Rs. 11.16 lakh and the Alpha automatic costs Rs. 12.39 lakh. The price difference between the manual and automatic stays at Rs. 1.24 lakh just like the other variants.
Here’s what you get with the Alpha variant:
LED projector headlamps
Auto-dimming inside mirror
For a small list of features, consisting entirely of good-to-have features, the asking price seems quite high. The S-Cross variant doesn’t earn our recommendation as it’s not a value for money upgrade over our top choice, the Zeta variant.
MARUTI SUZUKI S-CROSS ALPHA | FEATURES OVER ZETA
₹11,15,000 (PETROL MT) | ₹12,39,000 (PETROL AT) | AUG 2020
LED Projector Headlamps
Auto Headlamps w/ Auto Levelling
Leather Wrapped Steering
Rain Sensing Wipers
LED Tail Lamps
Silver Roof Rails
Which 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol Variant To Buy?
Maruti Suzuki made it extremely easy for you to choose the right variant based on your budget and requirements. The Sigma is a good buy for someone on a budget as it’s priced well. If you find the Sigma bland, then the Delta is a steep but VFM upgrade over the Sigma. For S-Cross automatic buyers, this is the starting point. Delta is the lowest variant you should buy for a decent ownership experience.
Then the Zeta variant adds some useful features for just Rs. 35,000 more and earns our top recommendation. Zeta is the variant you should buy if you want the best value for your money.
The Alpha adds only good-to-have features and that too for a fairly higher-than-justifiable asking price. The Alpha variant of the SCross is not recommended.
200 MARUTI SUZUKI S-CROSS PETROL | RECOMMENDATION
VFM pricing, but some basic features missing
VFM upgrade but consider Zeta variant instead
What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Petrol?
The S-Cross uses the same 1.5-litre hybrid petrol engine, which is available in the Brezza automatic, Ciaz, Ertiga and XL6. it has a better torque-to-weight ratio than the other non-turbo cars in the segment. Its lowest torque and power specifications may put off some buyers but it will, in fact, have better in-gear acceleration and drivability than the non-turbo SUVs in the C-segment.
Not only does the S-Cross petrol have better usable performance, it also has the best mileage figure of around 18.5kmpl with either transmission. It’ll expand that lead in real life as the hybrid’s off-peak torque makes it even more drivable at low RPMs and minimizes the need to rev the engine.
S-CROSS vs C-SEGMENT SUVs
1.5L, mild hybrid
105PS @ 6000rpm
138Nm @ 4400rpm
144Nm @ 4500rpm
144Nm @ 4500rpm
142Nm @ 4000rpm
142Nm @ 4000rpm
What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross?
The Maruti SCross is one of the shorter cars in the C segment as it measures 4300mm - exactly the same as the Creta. It’s the lowest and the narrowest in the segment and has the shortest wheelbase and smallest boot space too. The ground clearance is the lowest as well and so is the fuel tank. The only saving grace for the S Cross is its theoretical driving range of 888km per full tank thanks to its best-in-class mileage figure.
Other than that, there’s nothing working in S Cross favour. If you want road presence, the S-Cross is not for you. The Seltos, Creta and Kicks are expensive, but for under Rs. 10 lakh, you can get a fairly well-equipped Duster, which is on the other end of the spectrum with best-in-class width, wheelbase, height and boot space. The Duster may be lacking in many areas like fuel efficiency and features, but it excels in the dimensions department like no other C-segment SUV.
MARUTI SUZUKI S-CROSS PETROL vs C-SEGMENT SUVs
Tyre Size (base)
Tyre Size (top)
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross?
The 2020 S-Cross is available in the following 5 colour options:
Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.
CLASSIFICATION OF CARS
Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio
Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago
Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza
Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga