Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT

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Renault India has been riding high on the impressive performance of the Kwid so far. In the coming days, the French car maker has stepped things up a notch with the launch of the automatic variant. The 5-speed AMT makes its debut on the 1.0 L engine variant. Kwid AMT will be gunning for the likes of the Maruti Alto K10 and Wagon R AMT variants. Here, in our Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT, we compare the three to find out which is best.

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT Comparison

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Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT Price Comparison

Renault Kwid AMT^ Maruti Alto K10 AMT^ Maruti Wagon R AMT^
RxT(O) AMT Rs. 4.25 lakh VXi AMT Rs. 4.05 lakh VXi AMT Rs. 4.83 lakh
VXi AMT (airbag) Rs. 4.11 lakh VXi AMT (O) Rs. 5.16 lakh

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

The price mentioned above (for Renault Kwid AMT) is introductory. Since the Kwid AMT is only available in the top end RxT(O) variant, it does not undercut the price of the Alto K10 AMT. However, it boasts more features so the higher pricing is justified. Maruti Wagon R AMT the most expensive here.

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Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT Specifications Comparison

Renault Kwid AMT Maruti Alto K10 AMT Maruti Wagon R AMT
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.0 L Petrol 1.0 L Petrol 1.0 L Petrol
Power 67 bhp 67 bhp 67 bhp
Torque 91 Nm 90 Nm 90 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed AMT 5-speed AMT 5-speed AMT
Mileage 24.04 kpl (claimed) 24.07 kpl (claimed) 20.5 kpl (claimed)

Powering the Kwid is a new 1.0 L SCe Petrol mill. Power and torque numbers are 67 BHP and 91 Nm respectively. Maruti Alto K10 and Wagon R share the same 998 cc engine that puts out 67 bhp – 90 Nm. All three cars will come with a 5-speed AMT. The Kwid AMT has a claimed mileage of 24.04 KMPL. Expect up to 21 KMPL in real world conditions. The Kwid Sce is lighter than the other two. Hence, it is quicker off the block.

Also See – Renault Kwid 1.0 L AMT

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT Mileage Comparison

  Renault Kwid AMT Maruti Alto K10 AMT Maruti Wagon R AMT
Petrol 24.04 KMPL 24.07 KMPL 20.5 KMPL

Maruti is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 24.07 KMPL and 20.5 KMPL for the Alto K10 AMT and Wagon R AMT respectively. Renault Kwid 1.0 SCe AMT has a claimed mileage of 24.04 KMPL, which is more than the manual variant of the Kwid 1.0.

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Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT Dimensions

Kwid AMT Alto K10 AMT Wagon R AMT
Length x Width x Height 3679 x 1579 x 1478 mm 3545 x 1490 x 1475 mm 3539 x 1495 x 1670 mm
Wheelbase 2422 mm 2360 mm 2400 mm
Kerb Weight ~ 700 kg 755 kg 885 kg
Wheel Type and Size 13-inch steel rims 13-inch steel rims 14-inch steel rims
Boot Space 300 L 177 L 180 L

It may not look like it, but the Kwid is actually longer and wider than the other two. It also boasts a massive 300-litre boot space, which is almost double that of the Alto and Wagon R.

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT Features Comparison

Entry-level hatchbacks aren’t very generously kitted out as evident from the features list below However, the Kwid gets a touchscreen infotainment system, something the Alto K10 or Wagon R don’t. Wagon R is the most feature rich of the three, but also the costliest.

Renault Kwid AMT Maruti Alto K10 AMT Maruti Wagon R AMT
Air Conditioner Type Manual Manual Manual
Power Windows Yes (2) Yes (2) Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes Yes (with key) Yes
Steering Audio Controls No No No
Audio System Touchscreen 2-DIN 2-DIN
Airbags 1 1 2
ABS No No Yes

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT Design Comparison

Maruti’s Wagon R and Alto K10 have been around for quite some time now. And the Renault Kwid has also become a familiar sight on Indian roads. Kwid’s SUV-inspired exterior seems to have worked in its favour. Wagon R’s boxy dimensions are quite unappealing but help maximize interior space. The AMT variant of the Kwid looks identical to the 1000cc variant. It features the chequered flag decals on the side.

The cabin of all three cars is a decent place to be in. Renault’s stands apart thanks to the centrally mounted touchscreen and digital speedo. Wagon R gets two gloveboxes. The Renault Kwid’s boot massive 300-litre boot space is almost double that of the Alto K10 and Wagon R.

Also See – Maruti Alto K10 AMT Review

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT vs Wagon R AMT Comparison – Verdict

Renault’s new Kwid AMT has the potential to take customers away from the Alto K10 and Wagon R. While pricing of the Renault Kwid AMT is higher than the Alto K10, it should be noted that it is more feature rich and offers more space as well.

  • Price – Renault has not been able to undercut the Alto K10 AMT in terms of pricing as it comes only in the top end variant. Wagon R AMT is the most expensive
  • Specifications – All three cars are powered by 1.0 L petrol engines mated to a 5-speed AMT unit. Alto K10 and Wagon R AMT boast identical specifications.
  • Features – Wagon R AMT, being the most expensive, is also the most feature rich. Kwid AMT and Alto K10 AMT almost evenly matched.
  • Design – It’s really a matter of personal taste. Since all three are familiar faces, most buyers probably have an opinion about their respective designs by now.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Friends,

    From my point of view actually comparison is between Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Alto K10 AMT due to features and price. Wagon R AMT is better, but costly too. I have Alto k10 and I think it is better than Kwid AMT since Alto AMT having the traditional approach of gear lever with manual gear shit option where Kwid has knob only without manual gear shifting feature (if Iam not wrong). Sometime you may want manual drive.

    I have Alto k10 and I think it is better than Kwid AMT since Alto AMT having the traditional approach of gear lever with manual gear shit option where Kwid has knob only without manual gear shifting feature (if Iam not wrong). Sometime you may want manual drive.

    So finally it depends upon what you want? I prefer new technology with some conversational design, because of my car in not smart phone that I can change yearly!!

    Thanks.

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