Remember the last time we did a gig comparing Renault Kwid with the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. Well here’s us continuing the series ahead with Maruti Suzuki Wagon R replacing the Alto K10 model.
Bracketed in the entry level segment of the automobile industry, these models namely Kwid and Wagon R are pretty much the pick of the bunch. It does seem a little far-fetched adhering to their difference in engine displacement but hey we’re allowed the skip of the whip, aren’t we?
But let us drive you into the comparison between Renault Kwid and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R. Let’s just vroom into the stride.
Maruti Suzuki launched the updated model of the previously much loved blue-eyed monster Wagon R in a bid to continue the trend. This one now comes equipped with an improved interior, exterior and features. Add the perfectly mated transmission and it does feel smooth as you’d want.
Renault, on the other hand, bustled into the entry level segment with such enigma, it took all the competitors off guard. A small beast of a machine with a price that ranks lowest among the other segment, this one is truly going to rock the market.
Time for some specs for the nerdy personality in you. Don’t get grumpy, we all love stats, don’t we?
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R bears a 998 cc 3-cylinder engine same as of Alto K10. the power caters at 68 PS @6200 RPM with a maximum torque of 90 Nm @3500 RPM. There’s 5-speed transmission with a front wheel driveline. The transmission differs from manual to automatic according to the variants.
Renault Kwid has a lesser of an engine displacement with the799cc 3-cylinder engine. It provokes a power of 54 PS @5678 RPM with a maximum torque of 72 Nm @4386 RPM. It has 5-speed manual transmission with a front wheel driveline.
Renault Kwid has a petrol engine which is fueled by a comes 28 ltr tank. The mileage as per ARAI-certification is 25.17 km/ltr.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R meanwhile boats of a fuel tank with 35 ltr capacity, higher than the Kwid from Renault. It has an ARAI-certified mileage of 20.51 km/ltr. It is available in petrol and CNG variant with CNG model only catered in specific cities like Delhi. The CNG mileage is marked at 26.6 km/kg.
Suspension & Steering
Renault Kwid bears a front suspension of Mac Pherson strut with a low er-transverse link. On the other hand, the rear suspension is a twisted beam with coil spring. There’s manual steering in Kwid models.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has the Mac Pherson Strut with coil spring for thefront suspension and an isolated trailing link with coil spring for rear side. It has a power steering feature.
Seating and Boot Space
The seating capacity for both Renault Kwid and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is 5 people with 2-seating rows. The number of doors remains 5 for both of them.
When the talk of boot space comes forth, there’s hardly anyone beating Renault from the entry level hatchback segment. The numbers state 180 ltr for Maruti Suzuki Wagon R while the Renault Kwid has 300 ltr boot capacity.
Looking into the amenities and feature list, Wagon R seems to have the upper hand.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R comes equipped with central locking and an auto-gear shift on thespecific model. It has anaudio system with USB support. There’s power windows, airbags for higher variants, air conditioning and more. It further sports airbag for safety.
Kwid meanwhile comes equipped with child safety locks and speed sensor door lock. Kwid also has a seat belt warning feature integrated within. It further sports airbags for driver safety.
Price & Variants
Here’re the pricing and variants for Renault Kwid
Renault Kwid Standard – Rs 2.57 lakh
Renault Kwid RXE – Rs 2.88 lakh
Renault Kwid RXL – Rs 3.11 lakh
Renault Kwid RXT – Rs 3.44 lakh
Renault Kwid RXT (O) – Rs 3.53 lakh
Here’s the one for Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
Wagon R LXI – Rs 4.08 lakhs
Wagon R LXI (O)- Rs 4.41 lakhs
Wagon R VXI- Rs 4.34 lakhs
Wagon R VXI Automatic- Rs 4.81 lakhs
Wagon R VXI (O) Automatic – Rs 5.14 lakhs
Wagon R LXI CNG- Rs 4.63 lakhs
Wagon R LXI CNG (O)- Rs 4.82 lakhs
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