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

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

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.

Source :- CarDekho.com