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Compare Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Vs Maruti Suzuki WagonR

Snapshot: We compare the specifications of the India's best selling hatch - Alto K10 with the WagonR and find out the better car.

Maruti Suzuki India, which is the largest car manufacturer of the country has many firsts to its name. It has always offered top notch cars, which are not only good to drive, but also deliver terrific mileage and most importantly are easy to maintain too. The small cars offered by Maruti Suzuki are not doubt impressive. These comprise of Maruti Alto K10, Maruti Wagon R and Maruti Alto 800. Maruti Alto K10 is one of the most sold small cars for the company and its also competes with the Maruti’s very own tall boy, Wagon R. We will do a specification comparison and find out the better car among the two. The specification sheet present below would help you to find out which one out of the two is a better investment for your family.

Specification Sheet

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Safety vs. Maruti WagonR Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    1
    1
  • Engine Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    No
    No
  • Child Safety Locks
    Yes
    Yes
  • Door Ajar Warning
    No
    No
  • Central Locking
    Yes
    Yes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    No
    Yes
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
    No
    No

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Exterior vs. Maruti WagonR Exterior

  • Headlights
    Halogen
    Halogen
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    No
    Yes
  • Rear Defogger
    No
    Yes
  • Wheels
    Steel with Covers
    Alloy
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment-Manual
    Internal adjustment-Electric
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    No
    No

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Interior vs. Maruti WagonR Interior

  • Power Windows
    Only Front Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Yes
    Yes, Electric Power
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    No
    Yes, Rake
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    No
    No
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    No
    No
  • Start / Stop Button
    No
    No

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Comfort vs. Maruti WagonR Comfort

  • Navigation System
    No
    No
  • Ventilation System
    Manual Air conditioning with cooling and heating
    Manual Air conditioning with cooling and heating
  • Automatic Headlamps
    No
    No
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes
    Yes
  • Second Row AC Vents
    No
    No
  • Adjustable Headrests
    No
    No
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    No
    No
  • USB Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Aux-in Compatibility
    No
    No
  • Cup Holders
    Yes, Front
    Yes, Front
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Remote
    Yes, Remote
  • Infotainment Screen
    No
    No

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Instrumentation vs. Maruti WagonR Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    No
  • Average Speed
    No
    No
  • Tripmeter
    Yes
    Yes,2
  • Distance to Empty
    No
    Yes
  • Fuel Gauge
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Engine Malfunction Light
    Yes
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Key Off Reminder
    No
    Yes
  • Headlight Reminder
    Yes
    Yes
  • Low Fuel Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fasten Seat Belt Warning
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Dimensions and Weights vs. Maruti WagonR Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    3620 mm
    3599 mm
  • Width
    1475 mm
    1495 mm
  • Height
    1460 mm
    1700 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2360 mm
    2400 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    160 mm
    165 mm
  • Boot Space
    117 litres
    180 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    35 litres
    35 litres

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Body vs. Maruti WagonR Body

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Body Type
    Hatchback
    Hatchback
  • Doors
    5
    5

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Engine vs. Maruti WagonR Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    3
    3 (Petrol)
  • Displacement
    998 cc (Petrol)
    998 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    68@6000 (Petrol)
    68@6000 (Petrol)
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    90@3500 (Petrol)
    90@3500 (Petrol)
  • Turbocharger
    No (Petrol)
     No (Petrol)
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV
    BS IV
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
    Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    24.07 km/litre
    20.51 km/litre

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Transmission vs. Maruti WagonR Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
  • Type
    Manual
    Automatic (Petrol)
  • Gears
    5 (Petrol)
    5 (Petrol)

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Maruti WagonR Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Drum
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    155/65R13
    155/65R14
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    155/65R13
    155/65R14

 

 

 

Maruti Alto K10 Vs Maruti WagonR (Design and Exteriors)

Alto K10 emerges to be striking and sharp. The car is decently equipped and comes across as a really sharp and conventional looking car. The facade has a chrome finished grille, which is accompanied by body colored bumper. However, the base trim misses out on the chrome accents on the frontage. The headlights are sharp and big in size along with a windshield and a bonnet with depressions on the sides that make it look dramatic. The side profile has body colored door handles and ORVMs. In conjunction with this, the wheels get the covers in the top end variant. On the other hand, the VXi optional trim has modish side moulding that advances the overall personality of the car. The rear profile has been kept sharp too with angular tail lights.

Maruti Wagon R is company’s tall boy which looks boxy but it helps makes the car extremely spacious. The front profile has wide and squarish headlamps that complement the overall boxy design. The radiator grille has a chrome strip that incorporates Suzuki logo. The headlamps have a blue tint providing a very pleasing appearance. The body colored bumper can also be found here along with a wide air dam that helps in cooling the engine. The VXi variant of Wagon R also has fog lamps. The side profile of the car has door handles and ORVMs dipped in body color. The ORVMs in the top end variant has turn blinkers integrated in them. The set of steel wheels are fixed nicely in the wheel arches. The rear end of the car has large windscreen with defogger and high mounted stop lamp. The boot lid has the company’s logo along with body colored bumper and geometrically shaped tail lights.

Maruti Alto K10 Vs Maruti Wagon R (Interiors and Features)

Maruti Alto K10 interiors are elegant and tasteful. The beige theme followed here is sophisticated and provide a spacious appearance to the interiors. The interiors of K10 are certainly comfortable and ideal. The rear seat can accommodate three passengers, while the front cabin has been equipped with numerous utility features. The instrument panel shows required notifications, and the gear shift indicator makes the driving easy for the owner. The air conditioning system is powerful and efficient and can cool the cabin in minutes. The top two trims of Alto K10 are blessed with numerous features such as accessory power socket, driver’s seat belt warning, digital clock and power windows. The sun visors for the front along with vanity mirrors are in attendance. The power steering wheel makes the driving effortless, while the 2-Din music system adds on the entertainment section of the car.

The interiors of Maruti Wagon R are smart, airy and sophisticated. The cabin allows 5 occupants to accommodate with greater ease. The beige and black theme is very pleasing and the dual colored widespread dashboard has been made with a high quality plastic. The power steering wheel has chrome finishes and the instrument panel provides all the required information. The air conditioning system is powerful and the AC vents are well positioned in order to cool the rear cabin in few minutes. The fabric upholstery is of decent quality and the legroom and headroom for the rear passengers is much better than the Alto K10. Furthermore, the car also comes with various utility features. These include in parcel tray, 12V power socket, front cabin lamp, and bottle holder, mini storage spaces on the front doors, glove box, sun visors with vanity mirrors and more.

Maruti Alto K10 Vs Maruti Wagon R (Engine, Transmission & Gearbox)

Under the bonnet, Maruti Alto K10 is installed with 1.0-Litre K-Series petrol engine displacing 998cc. The engine has an arrangement of 3 cylinders with a total of 12 valves. The powertrain gives out maximum power output of 68PS at 6000rpm along with 90Nm torque at 3500rpm. There is also a CNG option available, where the engine delivers maximum power of 60PS at 6000rpm accompanied by 78Nm torque at 3500rpm. The variants are coupled with 5-speed manual transmission, while the top end trim has an option of four-speed automatic transmission.

In the Maruti Wagon R, you would find the same 1.0-Litre KB10 petrol engine that displaces 998cc. The engine abides by the Bharat Stage IV norms. The configuration of the engine here comprises of 3 cylinders and 12 valves. This arrangement makes it deliver a good power output of 68PS along with 90Nm of torque when in LPG mode. On the other hand, the petrol one gives out 62.5PS power at 6200rpm and 85Nm of torque at 3500rpm. The CNG version has the capacity to produce 59PS power and 77Nm torque. All these engines have been coupled with 5-speed manual transmission.

Maruti Alto K10 Vs Maruti Wagon R (Mileage & Safety)

Alto K10 is an well-organized and proficient car, which has K10B motor fixed inside. This engine permits the car to deliver a superb fuel economy of 22kmpl on the city roads and 24.07kmpl on the expressways. The CNG variant gives away a great mileage of 32.26km per kg.

Wagon R’s petrol variant has 1.0-Litre petrol engine, which allows the tall boy to deliver peak mileage of 20.51kmpl on the highways and 15kmpl of mileage on city roads. The LPG variants of the car manage to give out 26.6km per kg on the freeways and 14.6kmpl of fuel economy in the city traffic.

Maruti Alto K10 is an impressive small car, which won’t let you down when it comes to safety. It has been endowed with basic safety features that guarantee safeguard of the occupants and of the car too. The top end variant of K10 come with airbags for the driver (optional). The side impact beams are brawny. This is accompanied by headlight leveling facility, 3-point seat belts for the front and rear passengers and a 2-point seat belt for the middle rear occupant. Apart from these, the car is also fitted with high mounted stop lamp, driver’s seat belt warning, rear door child locks, central locking system and a pair of front fog lamps.

Maruti Wagon R doesn’t only score high marks in terms of interiors, but also manages to impress you with its safety features. The car comes with halogen headlamps, fog lamps, collapsible steering column, ELR seat belts, driver’s seat belt reminder, warning notifications (driver’s seat belt warning, low fuel indicator etc), and more. Furthermore, the top end trim has been fixed with central locking system, child safety locks, rear windscreen with defogger and airbag for the driver.

Verdict

The Maruti Wagon R and Alto K10 are perhaps the cars that lie at the opposite extremes in terms of the form. While both the cars have sold in large numbers and please different sets of audience. It is worth mentioning, that WagonR is boxy and marginally better than the AltoK10 in terms of space. While the Alto K10 has lost some of its charm with the latest update and does not look better that the version that it replaced.

The Alto K10 manages to impress with its fuel economy and its small size that makes it nice car to drive around in the city. The presence of automatic variant makes it the perfect city car that you can drive around without tiring.

Watch comprehensive video review of the Alto K10 below

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