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Maruti S-Presso vs Renault Kwid: Which Car To Buy?

Published On Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM By Sonny for Maruti S-Presso

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Which offers the most bang for your buck?

The entry-level cross-hatch segment has become hotly contested in a matter of just two days with the back to back launches of the Maruti S-Presso and Renault Kwid facelift. Both cars appeal to the same demographic and offer similar features. The S-Presso is priced from Rs 3.69 lakh to Rs 4.91 lakh while the facelifted Kwid’s price tag ranges between Rs 2.83 lakh to Rs 4.85 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

But which of these two mini-SUVs offers the most value for money? Let’s take a look:

Dimensions

 

Maruti S-Presso

Renault Kwid

Length

3565mm

3731mm

Width

1520mm

1579mm

Height

1549mm-1564mm

1474mm-1490mm(w/ roof rails)

Wheelbase

2380mm

2422mm

Boot space

270 litres

279 litres

Ground Clearance

180mm

184mm

Engine

 

Maruti S-Presso

Renault Kwid

Engine

998cc (BS6)

799cc/ 999cc (BS4)

Power

68PS

54PS/ 68PS

Torque

90Nm

72Nm/ 91Nm

Transmission

5MT/ 5AMT

5MT/ 5AMT

Fuel efficiency

21.4kmpl-21.7kmpl

23.01kmpl-25.17kmpl

Also read: Maruti S-Presso Detailed In Pics

Variants Comparison

We will be comparing similarly priced variants with similar engine options of both the S-Presso and facelifted Kwid (a price difference of upto Rs 50,000).

Maruti S-Presso

Renault Kwid

 

Std 0.8- Rs 2.83 lakh

 

RXE 0.8- Rs 3.53 lakh

 

RXL 0.8- Rs 3.83 lakh

 

RXT 0.8- Rs 4.13 lakh

Std(O) - Rs 3.75 lakh

 

Lxi(O) - Rs 4.11 lakh

 

Vxi(O) - Rs 4.30 lakh

RXT 1.0L - Rs 4.33 lakh

Vxi+ - Rs 4.48 lakh

Climber 1.0L - Rs 4.55 lakh

Vxi(O) AGS - Rs 4.73 lakh

RXT 1.0L AMT - Rs 4.63 lakh

Vxi+ AGS - Rs 4.91 lakh

Climber 1.0L AMT  - Rs 4.85 lakh

Note: We’ve only listed the prices of ‘Optional’ variants of the Maruti models above as they are equipped with more safety features and would be the ones we’d recommend.

Maruti S-Presso Vxi(O) vs Renault Kwid RXT 1.0

 

MT

AMT

S-Presso Vxi(O)

Rs 4.48 lakh

Rs 4.73 lakh

Kwid RXT 1.0

Rs 4.33 lakh

Rs 4.63 lakh

Difference

Rs 5,000 (S-Presso more expensive)

Rs 10,000 (S-Presso more expensive)

Common Features

Safety: Dual front airbags (optional for Kwid), rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, remote keyless entry, front seatbelts reminder, speed alert.

Exterior: Full wheel covers, halogen headlamps and taillamps.

Interior: Fabric upholstery

Comfort and convenience: Front power windows, manual AC, digital instrument cluster, 12V front power socket. 

Audio: Front speakers, USB and Aux-in, Bluetooth compatibility.

What S-Presso Vxi(O) offers over Kwid RXT 1.0: Nothing.

What Kwid RXT 1.0 offers over S-Presso Vxi(O): Dual-barrel headlamps, Rear power windows(optional), leather wrapped steering wheel, rear power socket, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, reverse parking camera, chrome garnish, LED DRLs, body coloured bumpers, rear armrest and rear parcel tray.

Verdict: The Kwid RXT, with its optional package that closes the price gap to the more expensive S-Presso VXI (O) is the more value-for-money package here.

Maruti S-Presso Vxi+ vs Renault Kwid Climber

 

MT

AMT

S-Presso Vxi+

Rs 4.48 lakh

Rs 4.91 lakh

Kwid Climber

Rs 4.55 lakh

Rs 4.85 lakh

Difference

Rs 7,000 (S-Presso more expensive)

Rs 6,000 (S-Presso more expensive)

Common Features (over previous variants)

Interior: Rear parcel tray, orange inserts around the dashboard. 

Audio: Touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

What S-Presso Vxi(O) offers over Kwid RXT 1.0: Internally adjustable ORVMs, steering mounted audio controls.

What Kwid RXT 1.0 offers over S-Presso Vxi(O): Dual-barrel headlamps, Rear power windows(optional), leather wrapped steering wheel, rear power socket, touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, chrome garnish, body coloured bumpers, rear armrest, LED DRLs.

Verdict: While the S-Presso is better equipped in its top-spec variant, the Kwid has more to offer in terms of comforts, features and visual presence. The Renault is our pick yet again at this price.

Also read: Maruti S-Presso vs Kwid vs redi-GO vs GO vs Maruti WagonR vs Celerio: What Do The Prices Say?

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yadu thapa
Oct 3, 2019 10:37:34 AM

metre board in the centre instead front looks very odd and uncomfortable

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james kunthara
Oct 6, 2019 11:42:19 AM

Yeah that true. Very much similar to Nano.

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    girish jahagirdar
    Oct 2, 2019 9:48:47 PM

    We Recommend Renault to buy features,millage,other benifits

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