Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Maruti Alto

Should you buy Hyundai Grand i10 Nios or Maruti Alto? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios price starts at Rs 5.92 Lakh ex-showroom for Era (Petrol) and Maruti Alto price starts Rs 3.54 Lakh ex-showroom for STD Opt (Petrol). Grand i10 Nios has 1197 cc (Petrol top model) engine, while Alto has 796 cc (Petrol top model) engine. As far as mileage is concerned, the Grand i10 Nios has a mileage of 27 km/kg (Petrol top model)> and the Alto has a mileage of 31.59 km/kg (Petrol top model).

Grand i10 Nios Vs Alto

Key HighlightsHyundai Grand i10 NiosMaruti Alto
On Road PriceRs.9,63,169*Rs.4,98,656*
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Engine(cc)1197796
TransmissionAutomaticManual
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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Maruti Alto Comparison

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        Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
        Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
        Rs8.56 Lakh*
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            Maruti Alto
            Maruti Alto
            Rs4.57 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.9,63,169*
          Rs.4,98,656*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.19,214/month
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          Rs.9,489/month
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          Insurance
          User Rating
          4.3
          Based on 159 Reviews
          4.3
          Based on 657 Reviews
          Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years)
          Rs.2,944
          Rs.3,387
          Brochure
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          Engine & Transmission
          Engine Type
          Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
          1.2 Kappa petrol
          F8D Petrol Engine
          Displacement (cc)
          The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
          1197
          796
          No. of Cylinders
          ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          81.80bhp@6000rpm
          47.33bhp@6000rpm
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          113.8Nm@4000rpm
          69Nm@3500rpm
          Valves Per Cylinder
          Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
          4
          4
          Transmission Type
          Automatic
          Manual
          Gear Box
          5-Speed AMT
          5-Speed
          Drive Type
          FWD
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Petrol
          Petrol
          Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
          16
          22.05
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          37
          35
          Emission Norm Compliance
          BS VI 2.0
          BS VI 2.0
          Top Speed (kmph)
          160
          -
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          McPherson strut
          Mac Pherson Strut
          Rear Suspension
          Coupled torsion beam axle
          3-Link Rigid Axle
          Shock Absorbers Type
          Gas Type
          -
          Steering Type
          Electric
          -
          Steering Column
          Tilt
          Collapsible
          Turning Radius (Metres)
          -
          4.6
          Front Brake Type
          Disc
          Disc
          Rear Brake Type
          Drum
          Drum
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          160
          -
          Tyre Size
          175/60 R15
          145/80 R12
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless, Radial
          Tubeless Tyres
          Wheel Size (Inch)
          -
          12
          Alloy Wheel Size Front (Inch)
          15
          -
          Alloy Wheel Size Rear (Inch)
          15
          -
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          3815
          3445
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          1680
          1515
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          1520
          1475
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
          2450
          2435
          Rear Tread (mm)
          The distance from the centre of the left tyre to the centre of the right tyre of a fourwheeler's rear wheels. Also known as Rear Track. The relation between the front and rear Tread/Track numbers dictates a cars stability
          -
          1290
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
          -
          762
          Grossweight (kg)
          The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
          -
          1185
          Seating Capacity
          5
          5
          Boot Space (Litres)
          260
          177
          No. of Doors
          5
          5
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power Steering
          Mechanism that reduces the effort needed to operate the steering wheel. Offered in various types, including hydraulic and electric.
          YesYes
          Power Windows FrontYesYes
          Power Windows RearYes
          -
          Remote Trunk Opener
          Some cars have buttons on the key to unlock only the trunk/boot of the car without unlocking any of the doors.
          -
          Yes
          Remote Fuel Lid Opener
          -
          Yes
          Accessory Power Outlet
          12V power socket to power your appliances, like phones or tyre inflators.
          YesYes
          Trunk Light
          Lighting for the boot area. It usually turns on automatically when the boot is opened.
          Yes
          -
          Vanity Mirror
          A mirror, usually located behind the passenger sun shade, used to check one's appearance. More expensive cars will have these on the driver's side and some cars even have this feature for rear seat passengers too.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Seat HeadrestYesYes
          Adjustable Headrest
          Unlike fixed headrests, these can be moved up or down to offer the ideal resting position for the occupant's head.
          Yes
          -
          Cup Holders Front
          Storage spaces that are specifically designed to hold cups or beverage cans. Sometimes these can be cooled and heated too.
          Yes
          -
          Rear AC Vents
          Dedicated AC vents for the rear passengers, usually located between the front seats. Helps cool the rear compartment, while offering passengers the option to control the flow. Some rear AC vents allow for fan speed control.
          Yes
          -
          Multifunction Steering Wheel
          A steering wheel that has many buttons to control various functions of the infotainment system and key car functions like cruise control. This allows the driver to manage these functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
          Yes
          -
          Cruise ControlYes
          -
          Parking Sensors
          Sensors on the vehicle's exterior that use either ultrasonic or electromagnetic waves bouncing off objects to alert the driver of obstacles while parking.
          Rear
          Rear
          Foldable Rear Seat
          Rear seats that can be folded down to create additional storage space.
          -
          Bench Folding
          Engine Start Stop ButtonYes
          -
          Glove Box Cooling
          A function in the glove box that allows you to keep food items and beverages cool for long durations.
          Yes
          -
          Bottle Holder
          Front & Rear Door
          -
          Voice CommandYes
          -
          USB Charger
          Front
          -
          Tailgate Ajar
          A warning to indicate that the vehicle's boot or tailgate isnt properly closed.
          Yes
          -
          Gear Shift Indicator
          A display that shows the current gear the car is in. More advanced versions also suggest the most prefered gear for better efficiency.
          NoNo
          Rear Curtain
          -
          No
          Luggage Hook And Net
          -
          No
          Battery SaverYes
          -
          Additional Features
          Low fuel,Dual tripmeter, Distance to empty ,Average fuel consumption,Instantaneous fuel consumption, Average vehicle speed, Elapsed time,Service reminder,Rear parcel tray,
          -
          One Touch Operating Power Window
          Unlike standard power windows, this one allows you to roll up/down the window fully with a single press of the button.
          Driver's Window
          -
          Air ConditionerYesYes
          HeaterYesYes
          Adjustable SteeringYes
          -
          KeyLess EntryYesYes
          Height Adjustable Driver SeatYes
          -
          Automatic HeadlampsYes
          -
          Follow Me Home HeadlampsYes
          -
          Interior
          Tachometer
          A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
          Yes
          -
          Fabric Upholstery
          -
          Yes
          Leather Steering WheelYes
          -
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          YesYes
          Digital Clock
          Refers to a display that shows the current time in a digital (numerical) format.
          -
          Yes
          Dual Tone Dashboard
          When the dashboard has two colours of trim it's called a dual tone dashboard.
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Premium glossy black inserts, Footwell lighting, Chrome finish Gear knob,Parking lever tip, Front passenger seat back pocket,Metal finish inside door handles, Front room lamp,
          Dual-Tone interiors,B & C Pillar Upper Trims,C Pillar Lower Trim (Molded),Silver Accent Inside Door Handles,Silver Accent on Steering Wheel,Silver Accent on Louvers,Silver Accent on Center Garnish,Front Door Trim Map Pocket (DrIver & Passenger),Front & Rear Console Bottle Holder, rear parcel tray, Assist Grips (Co - Dr. + Rear), Sun Visor
          Digital Cluster
          Semi
          -
          Digital Cluster Size (Inch)
          3.5
          -
          Upholstery
          Fabric
          -
          Exterior
          Available ColorsSpark Green With Abyss BlackFiery RedTyphoon SilverAtlas WhiteAtlas White With Abyss BlackTitan GreyAqua TealSpark Green+3 MoreGrand i10 Nios ColorsUptown RedSilky SilverGranite GreySolid WhiteAlto 800 Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable HeadlightsYesYes
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          Yes
          -
          Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
          Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
          NoYes
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          A vehicle's rear-view mirrors that can open and close at the touch of a button.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Wiper
          It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Washer
          It is the sprayer/water dispenser located near the rear windshield that works with the rear wiper to clean the glass.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Defogger
          Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
          Yes
          -
          Wheel CoversNoYes
          Alloy Wheels
          Lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they enhance the look of a vehicle.
          Yes
          -
          Power Antenna
          -
          Yes
          Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
          An additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle that warns both oncoming and following traffic.
          Yes
          -
          Integrated AntennaNo
          -
          Projector Headlamps
          Projector headlights are high-performance headlights that use a special lens to focus the headlight beam better, improving visibility.
          Yes
          -
          Halogen Headlamps
          -
          Yes
          Roof Rail
          Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
          Yes
          -
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          Yes
          -
          LED Taillights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the taillamps.
          Yes
          -
          Additional Features
          Painted black radiator grille, Body colored Bumpers, Body colored Outside door mirrors,Chrome outside door handles, B pillar & window line black out tape,
          Body Coloured Bumpers,Body Coloured Outside Door Handles,Body Side Molding
          Antenna
          Shark Fin
          -
          Boot Opening
          Manual
          -
          Tyre Size
          175/60 R15
          145/80 R12
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless, Radial
          Tubeless Tyres
          Wheel Size (Inch)
          -
          12
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking System
          A safety system that prevents a car's wheels from locking up during hard braking to maintain steering control.
          YesYes
          Central LockingYesYes
          Child Safety Locks
          Safety locks located on the car's rear doors that, when engaged, allows the doors to be opened only from the outside. The idea is to stop the door from opening unintentionally.
          -
          Yes
          Anti Theft Alarm
          An alarm system that sounds when anyone tries to access the car forcibly or break into it.
          Yes
          -
          No. of Airbags
          6
          2
          Driver Airbag
          An inflatable air bag located within the steering wheel that automatically deploys during a collision, to protect the driver from physical injury
          YesYes
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Side Airbag FrontYesNo
          Side Airbag RearNoNo
          Day Night Rear View Mirror
          A rearview mirror that can be adjusted to reduce glare from headlights behind the vehicle at night.
          Yes
          -
          Seat Belt Warning
          A warning buzzer that reminds passengers to buckle their seat belts.
          YesYes
          Door Ajar Warning
          A function that alerts the driver when any of the doors are open or not properly closed.
          Yes
          -
          Tyre Pressure Monitor
          This feature monitors the pressure inside each tyre, alerting the driver when one or more tyre loses pressure.
          Yes
          -
          Engine Immobilizer
          A security feature that prevents unauthorized access to the car's engine.
          YesYes
          Electronic Stability ControlYes
          -
          Advance Safety Features
          Emergency stop signal
          RR Seat belt ELR Type,High-Mounted Stop Lamp,2 Speed+Intermittent Front Wiper & Washer
          Rear Camera
          A camera at the rear of the car to help with parking safely.
          With Guidedlines
          -
          Speed AlertYesYes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYes
          -
          Isofix Child Seat Mounts
          A secure attachment system to fix child seats directly on the chassis of the car.
          Yes
          -
          Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts
          These mechanisms tighten up the seatbelts, or reduces their force till a certain threshold, so as to hold the occupants in place during sudden acceleration or braking.
          Driver and Passenger
          -
          Hill Assist
          A feature that helps prevent a car from rolling backward on a hill.
          Yes
          -
          Impact Sensing Auto Door UnlockYes
          -
          Curtain AirbagYes
          -
          Electronic Brakeforce DistributionYes
          -
          Global NCAP Safety Rating
          -
          1 Star
          Entertainment & Communication
          RadioYesYes
          Speakers FrontYesYes
          Speakers RearYes
          -
          Integrated 2DIN AudioYesYes
          Wireless Phone ChargingYes
          -
          USB And Auxiliary Input
          -
          Yes
          Bluetooth ConnectivityYesYes
          Touch ScreenYesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          8
          7
          Connectivity
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          -
          Android AutoYes
          -
          Apple Car PlayYes
          -
          No. of Speakers
          4
          -
          Additional Features
          -
          Smartplay Studio - 17.78 cm Touch Screen Infotainment System
          Usb Ports
          Type C
          -
          Subwoofer
          -
          No
          Rear Touch Screen SizeNo
          -
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          Pros and Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

            • Premium looking hatchback
            • Refined engine, easy to drive in the city
            • Feature-rich with an 8-inch touchscreen system, cruise control, and wireless charging
            • Safety packed with up to six airbags, ESP, hill hold assist, and tyre pressure monitoring

            Maruti Alto

            • Passenger airbag optional on all variants.
            • Maruti’s wide sales and service network
            • Easy to drive with compact dimensions
            • Fuel efficient with a claimed 22.05 kmpl mileage

            Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

            • No 1-litre turbo-petrol engine; no diesel motor too
            • Not fun or exciting to drive
            • ISOFIX anchorages only limited to the top-spec variant

            Maruti Alto

            • No automatic transmission option
            • Stripped out base variant
            • Not very spacious. Taller passengers will have difficulty sitting one behind the other.

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          Which car is cheaper between Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti Alto?

          Hyundai Grand i10 Nios price starts at Rs 5.92 Lakh & Maruti Alto price starts at Rs 3.54 Lakh in New Delhi. Maruti Alto is cheaper between these two cars.

          Which car has good mileage Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti Alto?

          The mileage of Grand i10 Nios is 16 kmpl in New Delhi & The mileage of Alto is 22.05 kmpl in New Delhi. Maruti Alto gives better mileage than Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.
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