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October 2022 - Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 petrol you should buy based on the expected prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the Alto 800's petrol variants and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 with other petrol-powered A-segment cars like Alto 800, S-Presso and Renault Kwid.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Petrol?

The pros or advantages of 2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 petrol are:

  • Compact dimensions make it very easy to drive in traffic
  • Good mileage figure of 22kmpl+ with the petrol engine and 31.5kmpkg+ with the CNG
  • Maruti’s reliability and widest service network makes it easy to find spare and competent mechanics for long-term ownership
  • Option of a factory-fit CNG kit with good mileage figure

The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Arena Alto 800 petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • The Alto 800’s 160mm ground clearance doesn’t inspire confidence
  • 12-inch wheels are the smallest among all passenger cars
  • The Alto 800’s limited power and torque output makes it less suitable for highway driving
  • Kwid RXL, RXL (O) aren’t priced too far and offers more features, better styling and the option of a more powerful 1.0L petrol engine for a negligible premium of just Rs. 10,000

What Is The Price Of Maruti Suzuki Arena Alto 800 Petrol Variants?

The new Alto 800 petrol-manual is available in 4 variants with prices starting at Rs. 3.99 lakh for the STD (O) variant and going up to Rs. 5.34 lakh for the VXI Plus variant. The top 2 variants also offer the option of an automatic for an additional Rs. 50,000, which is a good price for this type of automatic transmission. The 2 Alto 800 automatic variants cost Rs. 5.50 lakh and Rs. 5.84 lakh.

MARUTI SUZUKI ARENA ALTO 800 PRICES

PETROL VS CNG

EX-SHOWROOM | OCTOBER 2022

Variant

Petrol

Difference

CNG

STD (O)

Rs. 3,39,000

-

-

LXI (O)

Rs. 4,08,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 5,03,000

VXI

Rs. 4,28,000

-

-

VXI Plus

Rs. 4,41,500

-

-

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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 STD - Base Model Features & Review

The base STD variant of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 only comes with a manual transmission and carries an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 3.39 lakh. The most notable features of the Alto 800’s STD base model are:

  • Black outside mirrors and bumpers
  • Body-coloured door handles
  • 12-inch steel wheels
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Standard safety features
  • Retractable rear seatbelts

The base variant doesn’t get several must-have features like:

  • AC
  • Power steering
  • Wheel covers
  • Music system
  • Remote central locking
  • Body-coloured bumpers

So, we’ll not recommend this to anyone as you’ll have to make huge compromises in terms of the ownership experience.

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 STD (O)

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. safety features

2x front sun visors

12-inch steel wheels

Headlamp leveller

2x bottle holders

Leather upholstery

2-speed front wiper

2x front door pockets

Dual-tone interiors

 

Ball joint outside mirrors

Body-coloured door handles

   

Black outside mirrors and bumpers

2022 Arena Alto 800 STD (O) vs LXI (O) Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Alto 800 STD variant costs Rs. 4.08 lakh (ex-showroom) with the manual transmission and it’s Rs. 69,000 pricier than the base model. The LXI variant is also available with a CNG powertrain for an additional Rs. 95,000 and it costs Rs. 5.03 lakh (ex-showroom). It gets the following notable features over the base STD variant:

  • Manual AC with heater
  • Power steering
  • Front power windows
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Intermittent wiper setting
  • Internal fuel and boot lid open lever
  • Wheel covers
  • Digital clock
  • Fabric + leather upholstery

With the VXI variant, you will miss the following features:

  • Music system
  • Remote central locking
  • Internally-adjustable outside mirrors
  • Rear parcel tray

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 STD (O) vs LXI (O) | PRICE COMPARISON

 

STD (O)

Difference

LXI (O)

Petrol

Rs. 3,39,000

Rs. 69,000

Rs. 4,08,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 95,000

CNG

-

-

Rs. 5,03,000

While the LXI variant offers decent value for money and most of the must-have features, the higher worth stretching your budget for the VXI variant. It only costs Rs. 20,000 more than the LXI. If you absolutely can’t stretch your budget further, then this variant is worth buying. So, it’s suitable for budget buyers.

For Alto 800 CNG buyers, the LXI (O) is suitably loaded and gets several must-have features. Since this is the only variant with the CNG powertrain, you have no choice. Otherwise, we’d have recommended VXI to CNG buyers.

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 LXI (O)

FEATURES OVER STD (O)

Others

Functional

Intermittent wiper setting

AC with heater

Integrated rear headrest

Interior silver accents

Power steering

Boot & fuel lid open lever from inside

Fabric + leather upholstery

2x front power windows

Retracting rear seatbelts

Wheel covers

Digital clock

 

Body-coloured bumpers

   

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Petrol LXI (O) vs VXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The 2022 Alto 800 VXI costs Rs. 4.28 lakh with the manual transmission and it’s only Rs. 20,000 more expensive than the LXI variant. The Alto 800’s VXI variant gets the following notable additional features over LXI:

  • Music system
  • Phone dock
  • Remote central locking
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Internally-adjustable outside mirrors

Even in this variant, you may miss the following features:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Rear power windows

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 LXI (O) vs VXI | PRICE COMPARISON

 

LXI (O)

Difference

VXI

Petrol

Rs. 4,08,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 4,28,000

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

-

CNG

Rs. 5,03,000

-

-

Not only are the VXI variant’s features a must-have, this variant also offers a far better value for money than the lower LXI variant. So, we’ll suggest all Alto 800 buyers to buy at least the VXI variant. This is also our top recommendation.

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 VXI

FEATURES OVER LXI (O)

Safety & Style

Entertainment

Functional

Remote central locking

Aux, USB, FM, Bluetooth

Door side scratch guard

Extra silver garnish in cabin

Music system

Rear parcel tray

 

Phone mounting dock

12V front power socket

 

2x speakers

Internally-adjustable outside mirrors

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Petrol VXI vs VXI Plus Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The top-spec VXI Plus manual costs Rs. 4.42 lakh, which is Rs. 13,500 higher than the lower VXI variant. It gets the following notable additional features over the VXI trim:

  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple Carplay

The top variant adds some more good-to-have features, which justify the incremental cost over the VXI variant. So, you can consider upgrading to the VXI Plus variant if you want a touchscreen. It offers similar value for money as the VXI trim.

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 VXI vs VXI PLUS | PRICE COMPARISON

 

VXI

Difference

VXI Plus

Petrol

Rs. 4,28,000

Rs. 13,500

Rs. 4,41,500

However, even in the top model of the Alto 800, you may miss features such as:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Rear camera
  • Rear power windows

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 VXI PLUS

FEATURES OVER VXI

Entertainment

7-inch touchscreen

Wired Android Auto

Wired Apple Carplay

Which Variant Of The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Petrol Should You Buy?

The base STD variant doesn’t get must-have features like AC and power steering. So, we won’t suggest the Standard variant to anyone. The LXI variant gets these 2 critical features along with a few more, but it costs a bit much and offers less value for money than all other variants. Moreover, the VXI variant only costs Rs. 20,000 more and offers more useful features along with the best value for money. So, this is our top recommendation for all Alto 800 buyers.

This is the minimum variant we can happily recommend to all Alto 800 buyers. The top-spec VXI Plus variant also offers similar value for money as the VXI variant and is worth considering if you want a touchscreen.

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 PETROL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

STD (O)

Rank 2

Rs. 3,39,000

Not recommended

LXI (O)

Rank 3

Rs. 4,08,000

Not recommended

VXI

Rank 2

Rs. 4,28,000

Top recommended

VXI Plus

Rank 1

Rs. 4,41,500

Can upgrade

LXI (O) CNG

-

Rs. 5,03,000

Up to buyers

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Petrol?

In terms of performance, the Alto 800 has the lowest power and torque output among all entry-level cars. But, its torque peaks at a lower RPM compared to the Kwid’s 0.8L petrol engine, which should help with the drivability.

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 VS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Alto 800

New Alto K10

S-Presso

Kwid

Engine

0.8L

1.0L

1.0L

0.8L

1.0L

Cylinder

3

3

3

3

3

Displacement

796cc

998cc

998cc

799cc

999cc

Power

48PS @ 6000rpm

67PS @ 5500rpm

67PS @ 5500rpm

54PS @ 5600rpm

68PS @ 5500rpm

Power:Weight

66PS/t

93PS/t*

91PS/t

73PS/t

91PS/t

Torque

69Nm @ 3500rpm

89Nm @ 3500rpm

89Nm @ 3500rpm

72Nm @ 4250rpm

91Nm @ 4250rpm

Torque:Weight

95Nm/t

124Nm/t*

121Nm/t

98Nm/t

121Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

22.05kmpl

24.39kmpl

24.76kmpl

20.71kmpl

21.7kmpl

Automatic 

-

5AMT

5AMT

-

5AMT

Auto FE

-

24.9kmpl

25.3kmpl

-

22kmpl

*Estimated

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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What Are The Dimensions Of The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800?

In terms of dimensions, the 2022 Alto 800 is the smallest among entry-level cars and it also has the lowest ground clearance of 160mm. The Alto 800 also has the smallest wheelbase and the smallest boot. It’s also the only A-segment car with 12-inch wheels. However, it has the biggest fuel tank measuring 35 litres.

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO 800 vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Alto 800

Alto K10

S-Presso

Kwid

Length

3445mm

3530mm

3565mm

3731mm

Width

1490mm

1490mm

1520mm

1579mm

Height

1475mm

1520mm

1553mm

1474mm

Wheelbase

2360mm

2380mm

2380mm

2422mm

Ground Clearance

160mm

165mm*

180mm

184mm

Boot Space

177L

214L

270L

279L

Fuel Tank

35L

27L

27L

28L

Tyre Size (base)

145/80 R12

145/80 R13

145/80 R13

165/70 R14

Tyre Size (top)

145/80 R12

145/80 R13

165/70 R14

165/70 R14

*Estimated

Find out how you can get the best mileage or fuel efficiency from your car:

10 Tips To Get Better Mileage From Your Petrol, Diesel Or CNG Car

What Are The Colour Options Of The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800?

The 2022 Alto 800 is available in the following 4 monotone colour options:

  • Red
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • White

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

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, Nios, Swift, Tiago

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Brezza, Baleno, Amaze, Nexon, Dzire

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Ciaz, Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

Exception - New City, Slavia, Virtus

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V, Carens

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

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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