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September 2022 - Maruti Suzuki WagonR Petrol, CNG Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variants explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR petrol or CNG you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 WagonR’s petrol and CNG variants and features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki WagonR with its main competitors like the Hyundai Santro and Maruti Celerio.

Maruti Suzuki Wagonr

Updated: This Maruti Suzuki WagonR variants explained article includes the latest prices and buying recommendations for the WagonR petrol and CNG variants.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of The New Maruti Suzuki WagonR 2022?

The pros or advantages of new 2022 Maruti WagonR are:

  • Extremely value for money pricing for the ZXI variant makes it an easy recommendation for WagonR facelift buyers
  • Tall boy design gives it phenomenal head room and unmistakable road presence
  • Super efficient petrol engines offer significantly higher mileage figures than before
  • Negligible mileage and cost difference between 1.2L and 1.0L engines makes the 1.2L worth the upgrade for better drivability, performance and refinement
  • WagonR has a very high residual value in the used car market given its popularity
  • Maruti Suzuki’s wide service network makes it extremely easy to find spares (first party and OEM-spec) and skilled labour for the WagonR
  • Optional manual and automatic transmissions with both engines; CNG bi-fuel also available with the 1.0L engine

The new Maruti Suzuki WagonR facelift has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • 1.2L CNG is not available with the value-for-money ZXI variant
  • WagonR’s popularity also makes it quite common and doesn’t stand out on the road
  • Inflation and the WagonR’s popularity are also pushing the prices of the WagonR to new heights; the top model costs as much as Rs. 7.08 lakh ex-showroom, which may be a difficult to digest for a WagonR
  • Ground clearance of 165mm doesn’t do justice to a tall car like WagonR

What Is The Price Of Maruti Arena WagonR Petrol Variants?

The 2022 Maruti Arena WagonR is available with 5 engine-transmission combinations:

  • 1.0L normal petrol with manual
  • 1.0L normal petrol with AMT automatic
  • 1.2L normal petrol with manual
  • 1.2L normal petrol with AMT automatic
  • 1.0L normal CNG bi-fuel with manual

The 1.0L petrol engine is only available in the LXI and VXI variants while the 1.2L petrol engine is only available in the ZXI and ZXI Plus variants. All variants are available with a petrol-manual combination while petrol-automatic is available in all but the base variant. WagonR facelift’s prices start at Rs. 5.48 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.08 lakh.

NEW MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR | PETROL & CNG PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | SEP 2022

Variant

CNG Manual

Difference

Petrol Manual

Difference

Petrol Auto

LXI 1.0L

Rs. 6,42,500

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 5,47,500

-

-

VXI 1.0L

Rs. 6,86,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 5,91,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,41,000

ZXI 1.2L

-

-

Rs. 6,09,600

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 6,59,600

ZXI Plus 1.2L

-

-

Rs. 6,58,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 7,08,000

AMT automatic, which is available in the VXI 1.0L, ZXI 1.2L and ZXI Plus 1.2L models, carries an additional Rs. 50,000 premium over the petrol-manual variants. Meanwhile, the CNG bi-fuel option, which is available in LXI 1.0L and VXI 1.0L variants, carries a premium of Rs. 95,000.

Maruti Arena WagonR LXI - Base Model Features & Review

The base LXI variant of the Maruti Arena WagonR is only available with the 1.0L normal petrol engine and a 1.0L CNG bi-fuel engine option. It costs Rs. 5.48 lakh (ex-showroom) with the petrol engine and Rs. 6.43 lakh with the CNG bi-fuel option. The most notable features of the WagonR LXI are:

  • 5x bottle holders
  • Dual-tone interiors
  • Standard safety features
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Auto-start/stop (with petrol only)
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Black door handles and outside mirrors
  • Manual AC with heater
  • Front power windows
  • 13-inch steel wheels with hubcaps
  • Manual central locking

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR LXI

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety & Functional

Style

Std. Safety Features

Driver Sun Visor w/ Ticket Holder

Dual-tone interiors

Front Seatbelt Pretensioners w/ Load Limiter

Front Cabin Lamp

Centre cap wheel covers

Rear parking sensors

Auto start/stop (w/ petrol only)

Body-coloured bumpers

5x 1.0L bottle holders

Manual AC with heater

Black door handles

Rear parcel tray (CNG only)

MID

Black outside mirrors

Manual central locking

Front power windows

13-inch steel wheels

If you buy this variant, you’re likely to miss features like remote central locking, music system, wheel covers, 14-inch wheels, rear parcel tray. Whether you’re buying the WagonR facelift with petrol-manual or CNG, we strongly recommend stretching your budget for the higher VXI variant for a better ownership experience.

2022 Maruti Suzuki WagonR Facelift LXI Vs VXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The WagonR VXI variant gets 3 powertrain options - 1.0L petrol-manual, 1.0L petrol-automatic, 1.0L CNG-manual. With the 1.0L petrol-manual, the VXI variant costs Rs. 5.91 lakh and with the 1.0L automatic, it costs Rs. 6.41 lakh. The WagonR VXI CNG-manual costs Rs. 6.86 lakh (ex-showroom). These prices are Rs. 43,500 more than the LXI variant. For this additional sum, you get the following features over the base LXI variant:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Remote central locking
  • Tilt steering
  • Split rear seatbacks
  • Hill start assist with AMT
  • Music system
  • Rear parcel tray
  • 14-inch wheels with full wheel covers
  • Rear power windows
  • Auto door locking
  • Power mirrors

MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR | PRICES

 

LXI

Difference

VXI

1.0L CNG Manual

Rs. 6,42,500

Rs. 43,500

Rs. 6,86,000

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

Rs. 95,000

1.0L Petrol Manual

Rs. 5,47,500

Rs. 43,500

Rs. 5,91,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 50,000

1.0L Petrol Auto

-

-

Rs. 6,41,000

The VXI variant of the new WagonR offers enough features to justify the upgrade from the LXI variant. For WagonR CNG buyers, we’ll strongly recommend skipping the base model and buying the VXI CNG for a better ownership experience. The VXI variant is also a value for money upgrade. So, you’re getting the features worth your money.

For petrol-manual and automatic buyers, we strongly recommend skipping the VXI variant and jumping to the ZXI. While the VXI is a value upgrade, you should still buy the WagonR ZXI. In terms of EMI, the upgrade is worth barely anything as the ZXI only costs Rs. 18,600 more.

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2022 MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR VXI

FEATURES OVER LXI

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Day/night inside mirror

60-40 split rear seatbacks

Silver accents on steering

Hill start assist (AMT only)

Tilt steering

Silver inside door handles

Alarm for central locking

Remote central locking

Silver accents on gear lever (AMT only)

Music system

Rear power windows

Full wheel cover

2 speakers

Gear position indicator (AMT only)

Body-coloured door handles

USB, Bluetooth, Aux connectivity

Rear parcel tray (w/ petrol also)

Body-coloured outside mirrors

Phone mounting dock

Auto door locking

14-inch steel wheels

 

Power mirrors

 

Maruti Arena WagonR VXI vs ZXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Maruti Arena WagonR ZXI variant is available only with the 1.2L petrol engine and has the option of a manual and an AMT automatic transmission. The ZXI petrol-manual costs Rs. 6.10 lakh while the petrol-automatic costs Rs. 6.60 lakh. Even after the price change, it’s only Rs. 18,600 more expensive than the lower VXI 1.0L variants. For this additional price, the WagonR ZXI adds only 2 notable features over the VXI variant, which are steering-mounted controls and B-pillar black wrap.

MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR | PRICES

 

VXI 1.0L

Difference

ZXI 1.2L

CNG Manual

Rs. 6,86,000

-

-

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

-

Petrol Manual

Rs. 5,91,000

Rs. 18,600

Rs. 6,09,600

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol Auto

Rs. 6,41,000

Rs. 18,600

Rs. 6,59,600

While the ZXI variant doesn’t add too many features, the extra power and torque output of the 1.2L engine alone are worth more than the incremental asking price. On top of that, you also get steering-mounted controls, which will certainly improve your ownership experience.

For the sheer value-for-money quotient of the ZXI, we can’t suggest a lower variant to any WagonR buyers. The ZXI is an easy choice and earns our top recommendation.

2022 Maruti WagonR Petrol ZXI vs ZXI Plus Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The ZXI Plus top model of the Maruti Arena WagonR Rs. 48,400 more than the lower ZXI variant and it’s available with the same 1.2L petrol engine. It costs Rs. 6.58 lakh with the petrol-manual and Rs. 7.08 lakh with the petrol-automatic powertrain. The top model of the new WagonR 2022 gets the following additional features over the ZXI trim:

  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Front fog lamps
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Tachometer
  • Power folding outside mirrors
  • White instrument cluster
  • Alloy wheels
  • Underseat storage tray and seat back pockets

MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR | PRICES

 

ZXI 1.2L

Difference

ZXI Plus 1.2L

Petrol MT

Rs. 6,09,600

Rs. 48,400

Rs. 6,58,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol AT

Rs. 6,59,600

Rs. 48,400

Rs. 7,08,000

The WagonR ZXI Plus adds some must-have along with mostly good-to-have features. On the value front, the top model of the WagonR seems like a worthy upgrade. So, if you want these features in your car, then you can buy the ZXI Plus variant without compromising on value.

2022 MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR ZXI PLUS

FEATURES OVER ZXI

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear defogger

7-inch touchscreen

Tachometer

White instrument cluster theme

Front fog lamps

Android Auto & Apple Carplay

Front passenger under seat tray

Alloy wheels

Rear washer wiper

+2 speakers

Front passenger seat back pocket

Dual-tone exterior (optional)

 

Voice command button on steering

Power folding mirrors

Black outside mirrors (w/ DT)

Which Variant Of The 2022 Maruti Arena WagonR Petrol Should You Buy?

Let’s start the buying recommendation for the new Maruti WagonR 2022 with the petrol-manual variants.

The base model is missing many must-have features. So, we can’t recommend buying it. While the VXI variant justifies the cost of upgrade, it can’t match the ZXI’s value for money points, which gives you a more powerful 1.2L petrol engine with steering-mounted controls. The 1.2L petrol engine offers better drivability and performance with a similar mileage figure as that of the 1.0L engine. It’ll also be smoother because of 4 cylinders. For these reasons, the ZXI variant is an easy choice for WagonR buyers and our top recommendation.

The top model also justifies the upgrade over the ZXI variant, but it mostly adds good-to-have features. So, you can buy it if you want these features without compromising on value for money.

MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR PETROL-MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

LXI 1.0L

Rank 3

Rs. 5,47,500

Not recommended

VXI 1.0L

Rank 4

Rs. 5,91,000

Not recommended

ZXI 1.2L

Rank 1

Rs. 6,09,600

Top recommended

ZXI Plus 1.2L

Rank 2

Rs. 6,58,000

VFM upgrade; buyer discretion

The recommendation remains the same for WagonR automatic buyers. Skip the VXI even though it offers a balanced set of features for a value-for-money price tag. The ZXI will offer a far better driving experience with its better power and torque output without affecting the mileage. The ZXI Plus is worth buying but doesn’t add enough must-have features to warrant an upgrade. If you want these features or intend to add these later on, then you should consider the ZXI Plus trim.

MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR PETROL-AUTOMATIC

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

VXI 1.0L

Rank 

Rs. 6,41,000

Not recommended

ZXI 1.2L

Rank 

Rs. 6,59,600

Top recommended

ZXI Plus 1.2L

Rank 

Rs. 7,08,000

VFM upgrade; buyer discretion

Since the WagonR CNG is not available with the 1.2L ZXI variant, you’ll have to choose between the LXI and VXI 1.0L CNG bi-fuel options. Between these two, the VXI is our top choice as it will offer a far better ownership experience without compromising on value for money. We wish Maruti Suzuki also offered the ZXI 1.2L CNG as that would’ve been a better choice.

MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR CNG-MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

LXI 1.0L

Rank 

Rs. 6,42,500

Not recommended

VXI 1.0L

Rank 

Rs. 6,86,000

Top recommended

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Maruti Arena WagonR Petrol?

The new WagonR 1.0L has about the same power and torque output as before but a significantly higher mileage figure. The WagonR 1.2L also gets a higher mileage figure along with a slight bump in the power output. The WagonR’s mileage figures are almost on par with the new Celerio’s and way ahead of the Hyundai Santro. Even compared to the already efficient older WagonR model, these are more than 10% higher.

Also Read: New Maruti WagonR Facelift 2022 - Old Vs New

NEW MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR PETROL VS COMPETITION

ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

WagonR

Celerio

Santro

Displacement

1.2L

1.0L

1.0L

1.1L

Cylinder

4

3

3

4

Cubic Capacity

1197cc

998cc

998cc

1086cc

Maximum Power

90PS @ 6000rpm

67PS @ 5500rpm

67PS @ 5500rpm

69PS @ 5500rpm

Peak Torque

113Nm @ 4400rpm

89Nm @ 3500rpm

89Nm @ 3500rpm

99Nm @ 4500rpm

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

23.56kmpl

24.35kmpl

24.97 - 25.23kmpl

20kmpl

Automatic

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

Automatic FE

24.43kmpl

25.19kmpl

26.00 - 26.68kmpl

20kmpl

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

The WagonR’s 1.0L CNG bi-fuel engine also gets a slightly better mileage figure but the jump is not as big as that with the petrol model. This is partially because the CNG model doesn’t get the auto-start stop feature. Still the mileage figures of the new WagonR CNG are quite a bit better than the Santro’s.

MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR CNG VS COMPETITORS

ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

WagonR

Celerio

Santro

Displacement

1.0L

1.0L

1.1L

Cylinder

3

3

4

Cubic Capacity

998cc

998cc

1086cc

Maximum Power

57PS @ 5300rpm

57PS @ 5300rpm

60PS @ 5500rpm

Peak Torque

82Nm @ 3400rpm

82Nm @ 3400rpm

85Nm @ 4500rpm

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

34.05kmpkg

35.6kmpkg

29.1kmpkg

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

Fuel Cost Calculator in India

What Are The Dimensions Of The 2022 Maruti Arena WagonR?

The new WagonR uses the same platform as the older model with minimal changes in the design. So, it retains the same dimensions and offers the same road presence as before. It has the best boot space among its peers and a middle-of-the-road ground clearance figure.

CELERIO vs RIVALS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

WagonR

Celerio

Santro

Length

3655mm

3695mm

3610mm

Width

1620mm

1655mm

1645mm

Height

1675mm

1555mm

1560mm

Wheelbase

2435mm

2435mm

2400mm

Boot Space

341L

313L

235L

Ground Clearance

165mm

170mm

160mm

Fuel Tank

32L

32L

35L

Tyre Size (Base)

155/80 R13

165/70 R14

155/80 R13

Tyre Size (Top)

165/70 R14

175/60 R15

165/70 R14

*Estimated

What Are The Colour Options Of The 2022 Maruti Arena WagonR?

The 2022 WagonR is available in the following 6 monotone colour options:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Brown
  • Blue

The ZXI Plus variant is also available with an optional dual-tone exterior for an additional premium of Rs. 12,000. The 2 optional dual-tone colour options of the 2022 Maruti Arena WagonR are:

  • Grey with black roof
  • Red with black roof

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we classify 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

 

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

New City (Exception), Slavia (Exception),

Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500-4750mm

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

       

D+ Segment

D2

4750+mm

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.

2 Comments

  1. N Nawab Ali says:
    March 04 2022 22:24:36

    Cng

  2. N Nawab Ali says:
    March 04 2022 22:24:37

    Cng

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