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July 2022 - Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

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

 

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Petrol?

The pros or advantages of 2022 Maruti Suzuki S-Presso petrol are:

  • Phenomenal mileage figures of around 25kmpl with the new dual-jet petrol engine
  • SUV-like ground clearance of 180mm
  • Proven long-term mechanical reliability of the K10 petrol engine as it has been on sale in India for over a decade
  • Maruti Suzuki’s wide service network makes it easy to find original or OEM-spec spares and competent mechanics

The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Arena S-Presso petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Substantially smaller than the Renault Kwid in all aspects including ground clearance except for the height
  • The Kwid 1.0L offers marginally better power and torque output
  • Missing features like rear power windows, rear washer wiper, rear defogger, rear camera, day/night inside mirror and LED DRLs
  • Expensive LXI variant offers poor value for money

What Is The Price Of Maruti Suzuki Arena S-Presso Petrol Variants?

The S-Presso petrol-manual is available in 4 variants with prices starting at Rs. 4.25 lakh for the STD variant and going up to Rs. 5.49 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 S-Presso automatic variants cost Rs. 5.65 lakh and Rs. 5.99 lakh.

MARUTI SUZUKI ARENA S-PRESSO PRICES

MANUAL VS AUTOMATIC

EX-SHOWROOM | JULY 2022

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

STD

Rs. 4,25,000

-

-

LXI

Rs. 4,95,000

-

-

VXI

Rs. 5,15,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 5,65,000

VXI Plus

Rs. 5,49,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 5,99,000

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New Maruti Suzuki S-Presso STD - Base Model Features & Review

The base STD variant of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso crossover only comes with a manual transmission and carries an ex-showroom price tag of Rs. 4.25 lakh. The most notable features of the new S-Presso’s STD base model are:

  • Black bumpers, door handles and outside mirrors
  • Front visors
  • Front door pockets
  • 13-inch steel wheels
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Standard safety features

Considering the ex-showroom price, the base variant doesn’t get several must-have features like:

  • AC
  • Power steering
  • Wheel covers
  • 14-inch wheels
  • Music system
  • Remote central locking
  • Front power windows
  • Body-coloured bumpers

The base variant doesn’t get several must-have features. We’ll not recommend this to anyone as you’ll have to make huge compromises in terms of ownership experience.

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO STD

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety & Functional

Style

Front cabin lamp

Black bumpers

Front visors

Black outside door handles

2x door pockets

Black outside mirrors

Std. safety features

13-inch steel wheels

Pretensioners w/ load limiter for front seatbelts 

Digital instrument cluster

2x bottle holders

Side body cladding

Idle start/stop

 

2022 Arena S-Presso STD vs LXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The SPresso LXI variant costs Rs. 4.95 lakh (ex-showroom) with the manual transmission and it’s Rs. 70,000 pricier than the base model. The LXI variant gets only 2 notable features over the base STD variant:

  • Manual AC
  • Power steering

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

  • Wheel covers
  • 14-inch wheels
  • Music system
  • Remote central locking
  • Front power windows
  • Body-coloured bumpers

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO STD vs LXI | PRICE COMPARISON

 

STD

Difference

LXI

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 4,25,000

Rs. 70,000

Rs. 4,95,000

Even if you are content with the additional features of the LXI variant, it fails our value-for-money test as it’s too expensive for the additional features. So, we’ll suggest even budget buyers to spend some more and buy a higher variant.

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO LXI

FEATURES OVER STD

Functional

Manual AC

Power steering

New Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Petrol LXI vs VXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The 2022 S-Presso VXI costs Rs. 5.15 lakh with the manual transmission and Rs. 5.65 lakh with the automatic. The VXI is only Rs. 20,000 more expensive than the LXI petrol-manual and the VXI automatic is another Rs. 50,000 pricier. The new S-Presso’s VXI variant gets the following notable additional features over LXI:

  • Remote central locking
  • Music system
  • Phone dock
  • 2x speakers
  • USB and Bluetooth
  • Front power windows
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • MID
  • Larger 14-inch steel wheels with covers and wider, 165-section tyres
  • ESC and hill start (with automatic only)
  • Internally-adjustable outside mirrors

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

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Rear power windows
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Power mirrors
  • Touchscreen

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO LXI vs VXI | PRICE COMPARISON

 

LXI

Difference

VXI

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 4,95,000

Rs. 20,000

Rs. 5,15,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Auto

-

-

Rs. 5,65,000

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 S-Presso buyers to buy the VXI variant, which is also our top recommendation.

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO VXI

FEATURES OVER LXI

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Remote central locking

Phone dock

Power outlet

14-inch steel wheels

Speed sensing auto door lock

USB & Bluetooth

Front power windows

Wider, 165-section tyres

Electronic stability control (AMT)

2x speakers

Internally-adjustable outside mirrors

Body coloured bumpers

Hill start assist (AMT)

Music system

MID

Wheel covers

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Petrol VXI vs VXI Plus Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The top-spec VXI Plus manual costs Rs. 5.49 lakh while the automatic costs Rs. 5.99 lakh. These prices are Rs. 34,000 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
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Power mirrors
  • Body-coloured outside door handles and outside mirrors
  • Rear parcel tray

Even in the top model of the S-Presso, you may miss features such as:

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO VXI vs VXI PLUS | PRICE COMPARISON

 

VXI

Difference

VXI Plus

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 5,15,000

Rs. 34,000

Rs. 5,49,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 5,65,000

Rs. 34,000

Rs. 5,99,000

The top variant adds some more important features, which justify the incremental cost over the VXI variant. So, you can consider upgrading to the VXI Plus variant if you find these features important. It offers similar value for money as the VXI trim.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO VXI PLUS

FEATURES OVER VXI

Entertainment

Functional & Style

7-inch touchscreen

Black B-pillar

Wired Android Auto

Parcel tray

Wired Apple CarPlay

Power mirrors

Steering-mounted Controls

Body coloured outside mirrors & door handles

Which Variant Of The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Petrol Should You Buy?

The base STD variant doesn’t get must-have features like AC and power steering. So, we won’t suggest STD variant to anyone. The LXI variant gets these 2 critical features but it costs way too much and offers poor value for money. The S-Presso VXI costs only Rs. 20,000 more and offers many must-have features along with a far better value for money than the LXI variant. So, this is our top recommendation for all S-Presso buyers. This is the minimum variant you should buy if you’re buying the S-Presso. The top-spec VXI Plus variant also offers similar value for money as the VXI variant and is worth considering if you find its features compelling enough. It’s worth noting that besides better value and ownership experience, the VXI and VXI Plus variants also offer about 0.6kmpl better mileage than the lower STD and LXI variants.

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO PETROL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

STD

Rank 1

Rs. 4,25,000

Not recommended

LXI

Rank 3

Rs. 4,95,000

Not recommended

VXI

Rank 2

Rs. 5,15,000

Top recommended

VXI Plus

Rank 2

Rs. 5,49,000

Can upgrade

Just like the S-Presso manual, the VXI (O) variant is our top recommendation for all buyers. Meanwhile, the VXI Plus (O) is also value-wise worth buying if you want the unique features of the top model. It’s worth noting that besides the electronic stability control (ESC) and hill start assist (HSA), the S-Presso AMT automatic variants also offer about 0.5kmpl better mileage than the comparable manual variants.

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO AUTOMATIC

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

VXI

Rank 1

Rs. 5,65,000

Top recommended

VXI Plus

Rank 2

Rs. 5,99,000

Can upgrade

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Petrol?

In terms of performance too, the Kwid 1.0L has the upper hand over the 2022 S-Presso in all areas but mileage. The 2022 S-Presso’s new dual-jet petrol promises around 25kmpl while the Kwid’s mileage figures are almost 22kmpl. The Kwid 1.0L has a slightly better power and torque output than the S-Presso. The S-Presso has the exact same power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios as the Kwid 1.0L and the 2 cars should offer comparable city drivability.

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO VS RENAULT KWID

PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

S-Presso

Kwid

Engine

1.0L

0.8L

1.0L

Cylinder

3

3

3

Displacement

998cc

799cc

999cc

Power

67PS @ 5500rpm

54PS @ 5600rpm

68PS @ 5500rpm

Power:Weight

91PS/t

73PS/t

91PS/t

Torque

89Nm @ 3500rpm

72Nm @ 4250rpm

91Nm @ 4250rpm

Torque:Weight

121Nm/t

98Nm/t

121Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

24.76kmpl

20.71kmpl

21.7kmpl

Automatic 

5AMT

-

5AMT

AutoFE

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 S-Presso?

In terms of dimensions, the 2022 S-Presso is taller than the Kwid but narrower and considerably shorter too. Maruti S-Presso’s ground clearance of 180mm, 2380mm wheelbase, boot space measuring 270L, fuel tank capacity of 27L are also inferior to the Kwid’s. The Kwid also offers 14-inch wheels with 165-section tyres in all variants with a few extra features in all variants.

MARUTI SUZUKI S-PRESSO vs RENAULT KWID

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

S-Presso

Difference

Kwid

Length

3565mm

166mm

3731mm

Width

1520mm

59mm

1579mm

Height

1553mm

79mm

1474mm

Wheelbase

2380mm

42mm

2422mm

Boot Space

270L

9L

279L

Ground Clearance

180mm

4mm

184mm

Fuel Tank

27L

1L

28L

Tyre Size (base)

145/80 R13

 

165/70 R14

Tyre Size (top)

165/70 R14

 

165/70 R14

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 S-Presso?

The 2022 S-Presso is available in the following 6 monotone colour options:

  • Red
  • Orange
  • Grey
  • Silver
  • White
  • Blue

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, GO, 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.

1 Comments

  1. N Nirmal says:
    August 19 2021 14:22:34

    testing

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