Expert Review of Maruti Wagon R
The country's largest car maker Maruti Suzuki India has a number of vehicles in their stable, in which Maruti Wagon R is one of the most popular hatchback in the country's car market. This model is available with petrol and CNG engine options. The company is selling this model in quite a few variants and Maruti Wagon R LX is the entry level trim of this model line up. It is available with a very economical price tag and affordable for the middle class society. This Maruti Wagon R LX comes with a 1.0-litre, 998cc, three cylinder based petrol engine, which is capable to deliver 67.1bhp of power at 6200rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3500rpm. This engine is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. The exteriors of this hatchback are very compact and stylish with a good height and it has the tallest cabin in this class. This compact hatchback comes with a wide radiator grille with a thick chrome slat and a well designed head light cluster. The body colored bumper is incorporated with an air dam and gives the vehicle an impressive look. Apart from these, the company has given this trim a very comfortable, spacious and sophisticated interior cabin. It is bestowed with reclining and sliding full flat front seats, foldable grip assist, driver side storage space, air conditioner with a heater and many other such things, which gives the passengers extra comfort.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
This compact hatchback is equipped with a 1.0-litre petrol power plant and it gives a very good fuel economy. This trim returns 17.08 Kmpl of fuel efficiency, when it is driven on the city roads and on the highways it gives an impressive mileage of 20.51 Kmpl.
This variant of Maruti Wagon R is available in seven bright and sparkling exterior paint options. The list of these colors are a Superior White, Bakers Chocolate, Silky Silver, Glistening Grey, Breeze Blue, Ecru Beige and Passion Red.
Acceleration and Pick up
The company has blessed this trim with a 1.0-litre petrol engine with the displacement of 998cc. This engine is mated with a five speed manual transmission gear box. This motor is capable to deliver a very smooth and vibration free drive. The top speed of this hatchback is 148 Kmph and this petrol mill has the ability to propel this hatchback from 0-100 Kmph in just about 15.9 seconds.
Coming to the appearance of this compact hatchback, it has an impressive body design with the tallest cabin height in its class. The company has given this trim a wider radiator grille, which gives it an appealing look. This grille is flanked with a bright head light cluster, which is blessed with halogen lamps. The body colored bumper is incorporated with a wide air dam and flared fenders. The side profile of this vehicle is quite sleekly designed with outside rear view mirrors, amber colored side indicators. The wheel arches of this hatchback are fitted with a set of 13 inch steel wheels and enhances the look of the side profile. Apart from these, the car is loaded with a tail gate, tinted glass, crystal effect tail lamps, body colored back door, pillar antenna and many other such features for the better appearance of the car.
This Maruti Wagon R LX is bestowed with a number of sophisticated and comfort giving features. The dual tone interior cabin of this hatchback are very spacious, which is designed in beige and black colors and gives it a classy look. The car maker has given this trim ergonomically designed seats with reclining and sliding full flat front seats for better lumbar support and all seats are covered with dual tone 3D effect plush upholstery. This trim of Maruti Wagon R comes with an advanced and stylish instrumental panel for easy accessibility, which is incorporated with a digital fuel indicator with double trip meter and unique amber speedometer illumination. The center console of this car comes with contemporary AC vent design, foldable utility hook, cup holders and glove box. Apart from these, the company has given this variant a number of features for the comfort and convenience of the occupants. These features are an air conditioner with a heater and rotary AC control, remote fuel lid and tail gate opener, front passenger seat back pocket, map pockets in front doors, driver side storage space, wide opening doors and many other such aspects. All these features makes the interior of the hatchback quite comfortable and passengers feel very relaxing while traveling.
This compact hatchback comes with standard dimensions such as 3599mm of length, 1475mm of width and 1670mm of total height. Then it has a decent wheelbase of 2400mm, which makes the car wider and specious too. Apart from these, the company has given this model an impressive ground clearance of 165mm, which is quite decent.
This Maruti Wagon R LX comes with a 1.0-litre, three cylinder, 12-valve based petrol power plant, which gives out 998cc. This engine is capable to produce a maximum power of 67.1bhp at the rate of 6200rpm and 90Nm of peak torque at 3500rpm. The company has mated this engine with a five speed manual transmission gear box.
The wheel arches of this hatchback are fitted with a sturdy set of 13 inch steel wheels, which are further covered with 145/80 R13 size of tubeless radial tyres. These wheels are protected with full wheel caps for enhancing the appearance of side profile.
The company has given this trim a very proficient suspension mechanism. The front axle of this vehicle is incorporated with a McPherson strut with coil spring, while the rear axle is fitted with isolated trailing link with coil spring.
Handling and Control
The front wheels of this hatchback are fitted with ventilated disc brakes, while the rear wheels are incorporated with drum brakes.
Spacious interior cabin, good fuel economy.
Rear profile is not so impressive, more features can be added.