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    August 2021 Maruti WagonR Variants Explained - Which Variant To Buy?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Tuesday, Aug 10 2021

    V3Cars reviews all the variants of the 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR to give you a better idea about which variant offers the best value for money. The WagonR is available with a 1.0-litre normal petrol engine, which is paired with manual and AMT-type gearbox options. This same engine is also available in CNG option. The WagonR also comes with a 1.2-litre normal petrol engine with the higher variants, which is also paired with both manual and AMT gearbox options.

     

    Maruti WagonR

    What Are The Prices of 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR?

    The Maruti WagonR 1.0-litre entry-level LXI variant has a starting price Rs 4.81 lakh. The base LXI and LXI optional variants are also available for sale with the CNG option, for which you need to pay an additional premium of Rs 80,000. 

    The WagonR 1.0-litre VXI Optional variant is tagged at Rs 5.20 lakh. With the 1.0-litre engine, the VXI and VXI Optional variants also offer AMT option, which cost Rs 50,000 more than their manual counterparts.

    The following are the pricing details of the 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR 1.0L range:

    MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR 1.0 | PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI

    Variant

    Petrol

    Difference

    CNG

    LXI

    Rs 4,80,500

    Rs 80,000

    Rs 5,60,500

    LXI(O)

    Rs 4,87,500

    Rs 80,000

    Rs 5,67,500

    VXI

    Rs 5,13,000

    --

    NA

    VXI(O)

    Rs 5,20,000

    --

    NA

     

    MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR 1.0 | PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI

    Variant

    Manual

    Difference

    Automatic

    LXI

    Rs 4,80,500

    --

    NA

    LXI(O)

    Rs 4,87,500

    --

    NA

    VXI

    Rs 5,13,000

    Rs 50,000

    Rs 5,63,000

    VXI(O)

    Rs 5,20,000

    Rs 50,000

    Rs 5,70,000

     

    The VXI, VXI optional and the top ZXI variants also come with a 1.2-litre petrol engine. With this engine, the WagonR range’s starting price is Rs 5.49 lakh, and all its 3 variants come with AMT option, which have an incremental cost of Rs 50,000 over their manual counterparts. 

    The following are the pricing details of the WagonR 1.2L petrol engine variants:

    MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR 1.2 | PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM DELHI

    Variant

    Manual

    Difference

    Automatic

    VXI

    Rs 5,48,500

    Rs 50,000

    Rs 5,98,500

    VXI(O)

    Rs 5,55,500

    Rs 50,000

    Rs 6,05,500

    ZXI

    Rs 5,83,000

    Rs 50,000

    Rs 6,33,000

     

    What Are The Engine Specifications of  2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR?

    The WagonR gets a 1.0-litre petrol engine that is capable of generating 68PS of maximum power and 90Nm of peak torque. Its power and torque outputs are comparable with Santro and Celerio, and among these 3 cars the WagonR 1.0-litre offers best power:weight and torque:weight ratios. This engine is available paired with a 5-speed manual and AMT, and its claimed fuel efficiency is better than the rest of the cars. 

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    The WagonR also comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine option, which is good to produce 83PS of maximum power and 113Nm of peak torque. Performance-wise, this engine is significantly better than its rivals, and its claimed fuel efficiency is better than the Santro. 

    The following are the specification details of the Maruti WagonR 1.2-litre petrol engine along with its comparison with its rivals:

    MARUTI SUZUKI WAGONR vs COMPETITION

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    WagonR

    Celerio

    Santro 

    Displacement

    1.2-litre

    1.0-litre

    1.0-litre

    1.1-litre

    Cylinder

    4

    3

    3

    4

    Capacity

    1197 cc

    998 cc

    998 cc

    1086 cc

    Maximum Power

    83PS @ 6000rpm

    68PS @ 5500rpm

    68PS @ 6000rpm

    69PS @ 5500rpm

    Power:Weight

    99.4PS/t

    82.93PS/t

    80.95PS/t

    74.73PS/t

    Peak Torque

    113Nm @ 4200rpm

    90Nm @ 3500rpm

    90Nm @ 3500rpm

    99Nm @ 4500rpm

    Torque:Weight

    135.33Nm/t

    109.76Nm/t

    107.14Nm/t

    108.79Nm/t

    Manual Transmission

    5MT

    5MT

    5MT

    5MT

    Manual Claimed FE

    20.52 kmpl

    21.79 kmpl

    21.63 kmpl

    20.3 kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    5AMT

    5AMT

    5AMT

    5AMT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    20.52 kmpl

    21.79 kmpl

    21.63 kmpl

    20.3 kmpl

     

    The WagonR’s 1.0-litre engine is also available with the CNG option, and in this case, it offers 59PS of maximum power and 78Nm of peak torque. The WagonR CNG’s outputs are comparable with the CNG versions of the Celerio and Santro. However, the WagonR’s claimed efficiency remains better than its rivals. 

    The following are the specification details of the 2021 WagonR CNG and its comparison with its rivals:

    MARUTI SUZUKI WAGON R VS COMPETITION

    CNG ENGINE SPECS

     

    WagonR

    Celerio

    Santro

    Displacement

    1.0-litre

    1.0-litre

    1.1-litre

    Cylinder

    3

    3

    3

    Capacity

    998 cc

    998 cc

    1086 cc

    Maximum Power

    59PS @ 5500rpm

    59PS @ 6000rpm

    60PS @ 5500rpm

    Power:Weight

    64.84PS/t

    NA

    60PS/t

    Peak Torque

    78Nm @ 3500rpm

    78Nm @ 3500rpm

    85Nm @ 4500rpm

    Torque:Weight

    85.71Nm/t

    NA

    85Nm/t

    Transmission

    5MT

    5MT

    5MT

    Claimed FE

    32.52 km/kg

    31.76 km/kg

    30.48 km/kg

     

    What Are The Dimensions of 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR?

    The WagonR is an A-segment car, and its length is less than 3.7m. Among the cars in this segment, the Santro is the widest hai, but the WagonR’s height and boot space are better than its rivals. The WagonR gets 13- and 14-inch wheel options.

    You can check the dimension details of the Maruti WagonR in the following table along with its comparison with its rivals:  

    MARUTI SUZUKI WAGON R VS COMPETITION

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    WagonR 

    Celerio

    Santro

    Length

    3655 mm

    3695 mm

    3610 mm

    Width

    1620 mm

    1600 mm

    1645 mm

    Height

    1675 mm

    1560 mm

    1560 mm

    Wheelbase

    2435 mm

    2425 mm

    2400 mm

    Boot space

    341-lt

    235-lt

    235-lt

    Fuel Tank

    32-lt

    35-lt

    35-lt

    Tyre Size (base)

    155 / 80 R13

    155 / 80 R13

    155 / 80 R13

    Tyre Size (top)

    165 / 70 R14

    165 / 70 R14

    165 / 70 R14

     

    2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR Variant-Wise Features

    What Are The Features of 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR LXI & LXI(O) Variants? 

    The WagonR 1.0-litre engine’s base LXI variant is priced at Rs 4.81 lakh and the LXI(O) variant costs Rs 7,000 more. These 2 variants are also available with CNG option, which will cost you an additional premium of  Rs 80,000.

    WAGONR 1.0 | PRICE COMPARISON

    Variant

    Petrol

    Difference

    CNG

    LXI

    Rs 4,80,500

    Rs 80,000

    Rs 5,60,500

    Difference

    Rs 7,000

     

    Rs 7,000

    LXI(O)

    Rs 4,87,500

    Rs 80,000

    Rs 5,67,500

     

    The LXI variant offers all the standard safety features along with driver airbag, while the LXI Optional variant offers the additional features of passenger airbag and front seatbelts with pretensioners. 

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    We would strongly recommend to all the buyers to consider only the optional variants in this case. 

    Other noteworthy features of the LXI variant include central locking, front power windows, front power outlet and body-coloured bumpers. It gets black door handles and ORVMs and 13-inch steel wheels without wheel covers. 

    All the features of the 2021 Maruti WagonR LXI and LXI Optional variants are listed in the table below:

    WAGONR LXI & LXI(O) | FEATURES

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    Std Safety Features w/ Driver Airbag

    Front Power Windows w/ Driver Side Auto Down

    MID w/ Fuel Consumption & Distance-to-empty

    Body Coloured Bumpers

    Passenger Airbag (O)

    Front Power Outlet

    Driver Sunvisor w/ Ticket Holder

    Black ORVMs & Door Handles

    Front Seatbelt Pretensioners & Load Limiters (O)

    Fixed Front & Rear Headrests

    Front Cabin Lamps

    R13 Wheels w/out Covers

    Central Locking

    All Door Pockets

    Parcel Tray (CNG)

     

     

    According to us, these variants lack a number of key features such as day/night IRVM, remote central locking, audio system, electrically adjustable ORVMs and tilt steering adjustment.

    Only the LXI and LXI Optional variants are available with CNG option, and we suggest you go for the LXI Optional variant in this case. 

    In case of the petrol version, if you are on a budget, then should you consider the WagonR LXI Optional variant or consider a higher variant, this we will discuss after looking into the next variant.

    What Are The Features of 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR VXI & VXI(O) Variants?

    The WagonR VXI variant is Rs 32,500 more expensive than the LXI variant.

    WAGONR 1.0 | PRICE COMPARISON

    Variant

    LXI

    Difference

    VXI

    Regular

    Rs 4,80,500

    Rs 32,500

    Rs 5,13,000

    Difference

    Rs 7,000

     

    Rs 7,000

    Optional

    Rs 4,87,500

    Rs 32,500

    Rs 5,20,000

     

    The VXI variant also comes with an Optional package, which you should consider.

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    The VXI Optional variant adds a whole host of important features, such as day/night IRVM, remote central locking with speed-sensing auto door lock, electrically adjustable ORVMs & rear power windows, tilt steering, phone dock wi front speakers, 60:40 split rear seat, body coloured door handles & ORVMs and 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers. 

    You can see all the additional features of the 2021 WagonR VXI Optional variant in the following table: 

    WAGONR VXI/VXI(O) | FEATURES OVER LXI/LXI(O)

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Day/Night IRVM

    Phone Dock

    Remote Central Locking

    Body Coloured Door Handles & ORVMs

    Speed-sensing Auto Door Lock

    USB, AUX & Bluetooth Connectivity

    Electrical Adjustable ORVMs

    R14 Steel Wheels w/ Full Covers

    Security Alarm

    Front Speakers

    Tilt Steering

    Steering Wheel Garnish

       

    Rear Power Windows

    Silver Inside Door Handles

       

    60:40 Split Rear Seat

    Silver Finish on Gear Knob (AMT)

       

    Rear Parcel Tray

     
       

    Vanity Mirror in Passenger Sunvisor

     
           

     

    According to us, the VXI(O) variant lacks some features such as rear speakers, defogger, steering-mounted controls, height adjustable driver seat and adjustable rear headrests.

    Still, the VXI Optional variant covers most of the basic features. More importantly, these added features easily justify the incremental value of Rs 33,000. Hence, going for the VXI Optional variant over the LXI optional variant would be definitely sensible both in terms of value and features. 

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    The VXI optional variant is also available with a 1.2-litre engine, which costs another Rs 35,500 more. However, we feel that for better performance, you may go for this powertrain option. 

    If you are considering buying the WagonR as your primary car, then we would definitely recommend the VXI Optional variant with the 1.2 powertrain. This is true for both manual and automatic transmission options. 

    WAGONR VXI(O) | PRICE COMPARISON

     

    WagonR 1.0

    Difference

    WagonR 1.2

    Manual

    Rs 5,20,000

    Rs 35,500

    Rs 5,55,500

    Difference

    Rs 50,000

     

    Rs 50,000

    Automatic

    Rs 5,70,000

    Rs 35,500

    Rs 6,05,500

     

    What Are The Features of 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR ZXI Variants?

    The top of the line WagonR ZXI variant is Rs 28,000 costlier than the VXI Optional variant. The ZXI variant comes with both manual and automatic transmission options.

    WAGONR 1.2 | PRICE COMPARISON

     

    VXI(O)

    Difference

    ZXI

    Manual

    Rs 5,55,500

    Rs 27,500

    Rs 5,83,000

    Difference

    Rs 50,000

     

    Rs 50,000

    Automatic

    Rs 6,05,500

    Rs 27,500

    Rs 6,33,000

     

    Some of the key notable additional features of the top ZXI variant include - rear defogger, rear wiper, front fog lamps, electrically foldable ORVMs and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and steering-mounted controls. 

    You can view all the additional features of the top WagonR ZXI variant in the table below:

    WAGONR ZXI | FEATURES OVER VXI(O)

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Rear Defogger

    7-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment

    Tachometer

    ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

    Passenger Seat Under Tray & Back Pocket

     

    Front Fog Lamps

    Steering-mounted Controls

    Electrically Foldable ORVMs

     
           

     

    The ZXI’s additional features easily justify the incremental cost of Rs 28,000. However, in the ZXI variant, most of the non-safety features are in the good-to-have category, and are not must-have in nature. 

    Thus, you can consider choosing the WagonR ZXI variant depending on your personal budget and requirements. 

    2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR - Which Variant to Buy?

    Let’s sum up all the variants of the 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR in order to simplify your buying decision.

    In case of the petrol-manual powertrain, according to us, the VXI optional variant with the 1.0-litre engine is better than settling for the base LXI Optional variant.

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    If you are considering buying the WagonR as your primary car, then we would suggest choosing the VXI Optional variant with 1.2-litre engine, for the sake of better performance. 

    Over the VXI Optional, the ZXI variant is a value-wise sensible buy. However, the ZXI mostly offers added good-to-have features, so choosing this variant over the VXI depends on your personal choices. 

    Here’s a look at our variant-wise recommendations for the 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR:  

    WAGONR PETROL | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    1.0 LXI(O)

    Rank 3

    Rs 4,87,500

    Not recommended

    1.0 VXI(O)

    Rank 1

    Rs 5,20,000

    Can buy. Upgrade to 1.2-litre engine recommended.

    1.2 VXI(O)

    Rank 4

    Rs 5,55,500

    Top recommended

    1.2 ZXI

    Rank 2

    Rs 5,83,000

    Worth upgrading

     

    In case of AMT also, our top recommended variant is the VXI Optional with the 1.2-litre engine. In this case again, going for the ZXI variant totally depends on your decision.

    WAGONR AUTOMATIC | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    1.0 VXI(O)

    Rank 1

    Rs 5,70,000

    Upgrade to 1.2-litre engine recommended

    1.2 VXI(O)

    Rank 4

    Rs 6,05,500

    Top recommended

    1.2 ZXI

    Rank 2

    Rs 6,33,000

    Worth upgrading

     

    For the CNG buyers, there are only the WagonR LXI and LXI Optional variants available with 1.0-litre. And clearly, from the safety point of view, the LXI Optional variant should be your choice. 

    WAGONR CNG | RECOMMENDATION

    Variant

    VFM Rank

    Price

    Recommendation

    1.0 LXI

    Rank 3

    Rs 4,87,500

    Not recommended

    1.0 LXI(O)

    Rank 1

    Rs 5,20,000

    The only variant you can buy

     

    What Are The Colour Options of 2021 Maruti Suzuki WagonR?

    The Maruti Suzuki WagonR is available in 6 exterior colour options - white, silver, grey, orange, brown and blue. The base LXI Optional variant is available only in grey, silver and white colour options. We like the WagonR in its blue and brown colour options the best. Let us know which colour option you like the most in the comment section.


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he’s mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He’s usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars’ editorial team. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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