Maruti Suzuki Wagon R All Variants Compared – Read to Find Out Which Suits You Best

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If you are planning to buy Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and can’t decide which variant to buy, this post might help you in forming a decision.

In the automotive world, Maruti Suzuki is a name that everyone knows. This name has been around for the longest time and has the most market share of all automakers. Maruti Suzuki has been pioneering the small car segment for decades and one such product is Maruti Suzuki Wagon R. Its tall boy design and spacious interior caught the eye of many people and became instantly popular. It started selling in big numbers and made a place for itself in the Indian market. This car has received numerous facelifts and updates over the years and the latest update promises a lot to the customers. There are a lot of variants on offer with varying powertrains. To find out which variant to buy, read this post as we compare all of them.

Engine Specifications

Maruti Wagon R Engine Specs

Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
LXI 1.0-litre 5-speed M 67 90
LXI O 1.0-litre 5-speed M 67 90
VXI 1.0-litre 5-speed M 67 90
VXI O 1.0-litre 5-speed M 67 90
VXI 1.2 1.2-litre 5-speed M 81 113
VXI O 1.2 1.2-litre 5-speed M 81 113
VXI AMT 1.0-litre 5-speed AMT 67 90
VXI AMT O 1.0-litre 5-speed AMT 67 90
ZXI 1.2 1.2-litre 5-speed M 81 113
VXI AMT 1.2 1.2-litre 5-speed AMT 81 113
VXI AMT O 1.2 1.2-litre 5-speed AMT 81 113
ZXI AMT 1.2 1.2-litre 5-speed AMT 81 113
CNG LXI 1.0-litre 5-speed M 58 78
CNG LXI O 1.0-litre 5-speed M 58 78

 

As you can derive from the table, there are three different engine options and two gearbox options. The standard 1.0-litre engine producing 67 bhp and 90 Nm of torque is the one that used to come with this car. Recently, Maruti introduced the 1.2-litre engine as well for people who were raising demand. Both of these engines are great for city driving and occasional highway runs with the 1.2-litre engine feels a bit peppier. Buying either of the engine options wouldn’t be a bad choice. The 1.0-litre engine paired with CNG has been tuned to produce 58 bhp and 78 Nm which might seem less but works well with CNG kit to maximize economy. Choosing the engine is a matter of personal preference but choosing either of the options is not a bad choice.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
LXI Rs 4.80 Lakhs
LXI O Rs 4.87 Lakhs
VXI Rs 5.13 Lakhs
VXI O Rs 5.20 Lakhs
VXI 1.2 Rs 5.48 Lakhs
VXI O 1.2 Rs 5.55 Lakhs
VXI AMT Rs 5.63 Lakhs
VXI AMT O Rs 5.70 Lakhs
ZXI 1.2 Rs 5.83 Lakhs
VXI AMT 1.2 Rs 5.98 Lakhs
VXI AMT O 1.2 Rs 6.05 Lakhs
ZXI AMT 1.2 Rs 6.33 Lakhs
CNG LXI Rs 5.70 Lakhs
CNG LXI O Rs 5.77 Lakhs

 

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R has been priced attractively to undercut the competition and attract customers. The price range is large due to a large number of variants available. There is a variant for everybody in the line-up and for people going for the 1.0-litre configuration should choose VXI (manual or automatic) and for the 1.2-litre configuration, people should again go for VXI (manual or automatic) as these will prove to be the most value for money variants.

Safety Features

Maruti Wagon R best CNG car india

Features LXI LXI O VXI VXI O VXI 1.2 VXI O 1.2 VXI AMT VXI AMT O ZXI 1.2
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Central Locking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2
Rear Camera No No No No No No No No No
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts No No No No No No No No No
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Features VXI AMT 1.2 VXI AMT O 1.2 ZXI AMT 1.2 CNG LXI CNG LXI O
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Central Locking Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Anti-theft Alarm Yes Yes Yes No No
Airbags 1 2 2 1 2
Rear Camera No No No No No
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts No No No No No
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

There are plenty of safety features on offer by Maruti Suzuki to increase the confidence of people in the product. However, there are a few misses like the absence of a rear camera and ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts which could have been included in the upper variants. Nonetheless, the most value for money variant to buy in terms of safety is VXI, be it in the 1.0-litre configuration or 1.2-litre configuration paired with a manual or an AMT based on personal preference.

Comfort and Convenience Features

Features LXI LXI O VXI VXI O VXI 1.2 VXI O 1.2 VXI AMT VXI AMT O ZXI 1.2
Adjustable Steering No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control No No No No No No No No No
Rear AC Vents No No No No No No No No No
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Keyless Entry No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control No No No No No No No No Yes

 

Features VXI AMT 1.2 VXI AMT O 1.2 ZXI AMT 1.2 CNG LXI CNG LXI O
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes No No
Automatic Climate Control No No No No No
Rear AC Vents No No No No No
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Keyless Entry Yes Yes Yes No No
Voice Control No No Yes No No

 

There are plenty of features to induce comfort and convenience inside the cabin. Maruti has missed out on some features like rear AC vents, automatic climate control and push-button start. All of these features could have been included at this price bracket in the top variants at least. And the fact that CNG variants miss out on every feature is a big disappointment and Maruti should rectify this as soon as possible. VXI in 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre configuration paired with a manual or an AMT is the most value for money variant in the line-up.

Interior and Entertainment

New Maruti Wagon R

Features LXI LXI O VXI VXI O VXI 1.2 VXI O 1.2 VXI AMT VXI AMT O ZXI 1.2
Tachometer No No No No No No No No Yes
Electronic-Multi Tripmeter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat No No No No No No No No No
Touchscreen No No No No No No No No 7-inch
Android Auto No No No No No No No No Yes
Apple CarPlay No No No No No No No No Yes
Speakers No No 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

 

Features VXI AMT 1.2 VXI AMT O 1.2 ZXI AMT 1.2 CNG LXI CNG LXI O
Tachometer No No Yes No No
Electronic Multi-Tripmeter Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat No No No No No
Touchscreen No No 7-inch No No
Android Auto No No Yes No No
Apple CarPlay No No Yes No No
Speakers 2 2 2 No No

 

There are not many features when it comes to entertainment inside the Wagon R. It has all the basic amenities a modern-day car requires so that it appeals to other people, but that’s about it. It misses out on a tachometer in the basic variants which is a disappointing omission and does not get a height-adjustable driver seat in any variant. Maruti should work on this and provide people with more kits so that their cars are more complete and enticing. VXI variant in the 1.0-litre or 1.2-litre configuration paired with a manual or an AMT is the most value for money purchase in the line-up.

Conclusion

Maruti Suzuki has more market share than any other automaker in the Indian market and yet they have a lot to work on. There are some very small features that are missing on all variants in the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and the base variants miss out on a lot of things. In the whole line-up, the VXI variant is the most value for money offering. Choosing the engine option along with the gearbox is a personal preference, but the VXI variant in any configuration would prove to be value for money.

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