Available with two petrol engine options: 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre.
Claimed fuel efficiency of 22.5kmpl for the 1.0-litre and 21.5kmp for the 1.2-litre engine.
Priced from Rs 4.19 lakh to Rs 5.69 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
All cars on this list get an AMT option, except for the Datsun GO.
The compact-hatchback segment is not only price sensitive, but buyers also tend to be very conscious of the running costs and fuel efficiency is a key aspect there. With the new Maruti Wagon R now launched, we compare it with its segment rivals to see how well it fares in terms of the claimed fuel efficiency figures.
Since the Wagon R is only available with petrol engines, we will only be considering the ARAI-certified fuel efficiency figures for the petrol motors of its rivals. This puts the Hyundai Santro CNG, Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG and Tata Tiago diesel variants out of question for our comparison. Here is how these cars compare mechanically:
Despite being the heaviest car in the segment, the Tata Tiago trumps its rivals when it comes to certified fuel efficiency. The Tata also happens to be the most powerful hatchback in the segment. The new WagonR comes at the third position, right after it own sibling, the Celerio, which shares the 1.0-litre engine with it. The 1.2-litre WagonR trumps the only other 4-cylinder hatchback, the Santro, which is also slightly heavier than the Maruti.
The WagonR’s figures stated above are provided by ARAI. We will be able to give a better real world comparison between these cars once we get our hands on the new third-gen model and find out the real-world figures.