Maruti S-Presso vs Renault Kwid vs Tata Tiago vs Maruti Alto K10

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Here’s the comparison of Maruti S-Presso, Renault Kwid, Tata Tiago and Maruti Alto K10. Know which hatchback is good and why.

  • Renault Kwid base model is cheapest among all.
  • Tata Tiago is longer and wider than the other three.
  • Maruti S-Presso is taller than others, but Renault Kwid has maximum ground clearance.

S-Presso vs Kwid vs Tiago vs Alto K10

The February month saw sales of more than 9500 Maruti S-Presso unit, which swears for its popularity among Indian audience. On the other hand, Renault Kwid too managed a decent number in the proximity of 4200 units. Moreover, Tiago and the Alto K10 too stood with decent numbers. The element that brings these four commendable hatchbacks under one roof is their tempting price tag that falls in the bracket of under Rs 5 lakh. As a buyer, you may face a dilemma when choosing the best among the fabulous four. So, to make your choice hassle-free, we have put together all the four hatchbacks against each other and compared them on various ‘stand-out’ aspects. Here we go.

Prices 

Car Models Maruti S-Presso Renault Kwid Tata Tiago Maruti Alto K10
Price range (ex-showroom) Rs 3.70 – Rs 4.99 lakh Rs 2.92 – Rs 5.01 lakh Rs 4.60 – Rs 6.60 lakh Rs 3.60 – Rs 4.39 lakh

 

In this comparison, the Renault Kwid is the most economical option starting at almost Rs 68,000 lesser than the next affordable car – Maruti Alto K10. The Tata Tiago ranks as the most expensive car as its top-end version costs Rs 1.59 lakh more over the Kwid’s.

Exterior

On one hand, Kwid and S-Presso can be seen bragging about their SUV-ish stance, while on the other Tiago and Alto K10 fight for the conventional soothing to eye looks. Excluding K10, which has not received any update in the recent past, the Tiago, S-Presso and Kwid flaunt a modern-day appearance and stand-out in terms of overall styling.

The updated Renault car has very distinctive headlamps that sit below the new DRLs and the grille. It continues to be a looker and keeps its butch DNA intact in the recent makeover.

RENAULT KWID

 

However, the S-Presso gets raised ground clearance but it isn’t proportioned well. The large wheel arches and tall boy design gives it average looks. But cladding in wheel arches would have filled those gaps but that’s missing. A major reason for its disproportionate appearance is its taller height and shorter length (it is mere 10 mm bigger than Alto K10!).

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New Tata Tiago gets designing cues from the bigger Altroz hatch. It gets a mature design with pointed nose look and swept-back headlamps. The piano black grille with tri-arrow dash and revised bumper enhance its overall appeal.

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The top-spec versions of the Maruti S-Presso and Renault Kwid get 14-inch wheels whereas the Alto K10 gets the smallest 13-inch wheels with wheel covers. The biggest and the only option of alloys come in Tiago which is equipped with 15-inch alloys.

Dimensions

Car Models Maruti S-Presso Renault Kwid Tata Tiago Maruti Alto K10
Length 3565 mm 3731 mm 3765 mm 3545 mm
Width 1520 mm 1579 mm 1677 mm 1515 mm
Height 1564 mm 1474 mm 1535 mm 1475 mm
Wheelbase 2380 mm 2422 mm 2400 mm 2360 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm 184 mm 170 mm 160 mm
Boot space 270-litres 279-litres 242-litres 117-litres

 

In terms of dimensions, the Tata Tiago beats the competition by being the longest and the widest car. However, the Maruti S-Presso with its SUVish stance is the tallest of the lot. Renault Kwid has the longest wheelbase and highest clearance among the rivals. While rest three cars have higher seating position, the Maruti Alto K10 sits low and it also has the lowest ground clearance here.

Interior

The Maruti S-Presso makes up for its average with its cabin. The large glass area and commanding seating position make it the airiest cabin in the competition. Although the instrument setup will take some time getting used to. The fit and finish, quality of materials are better than the Kwid and match that of the Tata Tiago. Rear seats too are comfortable and can seat 6-footers side by side without complaints. The Kwid is more car-like from inside and tall people might have to seat in a slight knee up position. The rear passengers will feel tired in longer journeys. The Kwid’s cabin does look snazzier with brighter elements tastefully used in bits across its interiors.

The Maruti Alto K10 continues with its tried and tested practical interiors. It gets thin seats to liberate more space but offer good under-thigh support. Due to its low seating, ingress and egress require skill. The Tata Tiago comes with the most neatly laid out cabin here. It is conveniently designed with easy access to key features. There are plenty of storage spaces for your knick-knacks inside the cabin.

Engine

Car Models Maruti S-Presso Renault Kwid Tata Tiago Maruti Alto K10
Engine 1.0-litre 0.8 / 1.0-litre 1.2-litre 1.0-litre
Power 67.98 PS 54 PS/ 68 PS 86 PS 67.98 PS
Torque 90 Nm 72 Nm / 91 Nm 113 Nm 90 Nm
Transmission 5 MT/ AMT 5 MT/ AMT 5 MT/ AMT 5 MT/ AMT
ARAI certified mileage 21.7 kmpl 24.04 kmpl (AMT) / 25.17 kmpl 23.84 kmpl 23.95 kmpl

 

The Maruti S-Presso and Maruti Alto K10 share the same 1.0-litre petrol engine that results in similar power and torque figures. The Kwid is offered in two engine options – 0.8 and 1.0-litre petrol. The former engine generates the lowest power and torque in the competition. With the biggest engine here, the Tiago produces the highest power and torque figures. All the cars here are offered with 5-speed manual gearbox as well as automated manual transmission (AMT) options. The Kwid returns the best fuel efficiency figures in the competition with 25.17 kmpl.

Features

The Maruti S-Presso comes with AC, 1-litre bottle holders with map pockets (front doors), reclining and front sliding seats, remote keyless entry, front power windows, internally adjustable ORVMs (Outside Rearview Mirrors), steering mounted controls and instrument cluster with details about headlamp on warning and distance to empty. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also offered.

The new Kwid gets AC, rear seats with foldable backrest, full wheel covers, 12V power socket – rear, fast USB charger, rear power windows, body-coloured bumpers, rear grab handles, cabin light, front power windows, optional rear power windows and intermittent front wiper. It gets a bigger 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Tata Tiago gets automatic AC, cooled glove box, electrically adjustable and auto-foldable ORVMs, follow-me home headlamps, 7-inch touchscreen system by Harman, 4-speakers, speed dependent volume control, voice command recognition, steering mounted phone controls and an instrument cluster with tachometer, trip average fuel efficiency and distance to empty display.

Maruti Alto K10 comes with AC, 2 speakers, front power window, rear parcel reminder, internally adjustable ORVM, tailgate opener, CD, MP3-USB, shift up indicator, tachometer, floor console with 2 cup holders and key off audible reminder.

Safety

The Maruti Alto K10 is packed with speed alert system, driver airbag, front fog lamps, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensor, child-safety lock, 3-point ELR front and rear seat belts and seat belt reminder.

The S-Presso gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, speed-sensitive auto door, speed alert system, parking brake warning, low fuel warning, door ajar warning and immobiliser.

Renault Kwid is bestowed with reverse parking camera with guidelines, reverse parking sensors, driver airbag, optional passenger airbag, roof mic, ABS with EBD, Overspeed alert, high mounted stop lamp and several others.

Being the most expensive of the lot, the Tata Tiago gets dual airbags, Overspeed alert, seat belt with pretensioners and load limiters, speed-sensitive auto door locks, rear park assist sensor and display, rear park assist camera, day/ night IRVM, ABS with EBD and corner stability control, front fog lamps and many more.

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