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Maruti S-Presso vs Renault Kwid Petrol-AMT: Real-world Performance And Mileage Comparison

Modified On Nov 28, 2019 12:22 PM By Dhruv for Maruti S-Presso

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Which of these two petrol-AMT pseudo-SUV offerings perform better in the real world?

 

Maruti recently launched the S-Presso and its biggest rival in the segment is the Renault Kwid. To keep things fresh, Renault also gave the Kwid a facelift. How do these two entry-level hatchbacks posing as SUVs perform in the real world? We find out.

Before we dive into the results we found out during our testing procedure, let us take a look at the engine specs of the two cars we tested.

 

Maruti S-Presso

Renault Kwid

Displacement

1.0-litre

1.0-litre

Power

68PS

68PS

Torque

90Nm

91Nm

Transmission

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

Claimed FE

21.7kmpl

22.50kmpl

Emission Type

BS6

BS4

Taking a look at the engine specs of the S-Presso and Kwid, it becomes clear that both these cars are at a level playing when it comes to numbers. But how well do these numbers translate into everyday driveability?

Performance Comparison

Acceleration and Roll-on Tests:

 

0-100kmph

20-80kmph (Kickdown)

Maruti S-Presso

15.10 seconds

9.55 seconds

Renault Kwid

19.05 seconds

10.29 seconds

In a sprint from 0 to 100kmph, the S-Presso has the Kwid beat hands down. It manages to reach the triple digit mark almost 4 seconds quicker. When talking about roll-on acceleration, that gap narrows down quite a bit. Their difference in their acceleration times from 20-80kmph is less than a second, and as such won’t be felt in everyday driving.

Also Read: Renault Kwid Variants Explained: Which One To Pick?

Braking Distance

 

100-0kmph

80-0kmph

Maruti S-Presso

46.85m

27.13m

Renault Kwid

42.75m

26.66m

The Kwid is much quicker in coming to a stop, being it from 100kmph or 80kmph. The difference in coming to a stop from a 100kmph is enough to suggest that the Kwid’s brakes are better than the S-Presso’s. However coming to a stop from 80kmph, the difference between the two can be considered negligible.

Fuel Efficiency Comparison

 

Claimed (ARAI)

Highway (Tested)

City (Tested)

Maruti S-Presso

21.7kmpl

21.73kmpl

19.96kmpl

Renault Kwid

22.50kmpl

21.15kmpl

17.09kmpl

Renault claims slightly higher fuel efficiency for the Kwid, compared to what Maruti claims for the S-Presso. However, in the real world, the S-Presso is more fuel efficient than the Renault Kwid. Out on the highway the difference between the two is negligible, but in the city, there is a difference of almost 3kmpl.

Take a look at the table below to figure out the fuel efficiency you can expect from either of the two, depending upon your usage.

 

50% highway, 50% city

25% highway, 75% city

75% highway, 25% city

Maruti S-Presso

20.81kmpl

20.37kmpl

21.26kmpl

Renault Kwid

18.9kmpl

17.95kmpl

19.96kmpl

Also Read: Maruti S-Presso Variants Explained: Which One To Pick?

Verdict

In terms of straight line speed, the S-Presso has the Kwid beat. However, when it comes to stopping from those speeds, the Kwid is better. In the fuel efficiency comparison, the Kwid comes second once again.

Overall, we recommend you buy the S-Presso if your daily usage has more of city driving where you have to squeeze in and out of gaps quickly. However, if you drive on the highway more, we recommend the Kwid as its fuel efficiency is almost on par with that of the S-Presso and it comes to a stop much faster than the Maruti hatchback.

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