Which one to choose between Alto 800 and Tata Nano?
By: Hans on 25 august 2014
There is tough competition in entry level hatchback with Alto 800 and Tata Nano. Tata Nano has advantage of cute styling and lesser price of tag. However it suffers from lack of separate boot space and also lesser power as compared to Alto800. Alto 800 clearly has better power, spacious interiors and best of mileage too. Tata Nano is a good selection for city and small distances usage whereas Alto 800 would be very handy for long distance usage and tourings aswell. Hence Alto 800 would be better selection.
Sonal Gupta 2014-08-25
If budget is not constraint, Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 will be better option than Tata Nano. Its engine performance is very good with 47 bhp of maximum power, 69 Nm of maximum torque, 140 kmph of maximum speed and 22 kmpl of mileage. On the other hand, Tata Nano has 0.6 Liter, 37 bhp petrol engine which gives mileage of 25 kmph. Passenger cabin of Maruti Alto 800 is more spacious and comfortable and it is loaded with more number of advanced features as compared to Tata Nano.
Both these cars are hatchbacks, but they are differently built. While Suzuki Alto 800 is longer, TATA Nano is wider and taller. The seating capacity of Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is 5 persons, whereas TATA Nano can seat only 4 persons. Even the power mills of these two cars have different displacement capacities. While Alto 800 engine has a displacement capacity of 796cc, TATA Nano has only 624cc of engine. If we compare their features, then we find that Alto 800 is a far superior car compared to Nano.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is a far better car compared to the TATA Nano, it can seat more people and has a more powerful engine that allows it to negotiate difficult stretches with much ease. The boot space of Alto 800 is also more. Maruti Alto 800 is a FWD, while TATA Nano is a RWD. Maruti Alto 800 also comes with power windows for the front passengers, which are sadly absent in TATA Nano. Compared to TATA Nano, the base variant of Alto 800 is cheaper than the base variant of TATA Nano.
I believe on appearance when we are spending the money then it is natural we expect everything from the car and if the car is not attractive than why would any buyer attract to buy that car. If we compare Tata Nano and Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, then according to me Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is much better in terms of look, features and fuel efficiency. There are different models available in the market of Alto.
Well as far as my experience is considered Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is better than Tata Nano. As Alto has enough space for the family members to go for long duration journey without tiring whereas Tata Nano is not that comfortable. Tata Nano is comparatively cheaper than Alto but money is not everything? We also have to see safety, average and convenience of the passenger. I don’t think Tata Nano has enough safety systems.
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