Maruti S-Presso vs Maruti WagonR Compared | The Sibling Shootout

Maruti S-Presso vs Maruti WagonR | The sibling comparo
Maruti S-Presso vs Maruti WagonR | The sibling comparo

Maruti Suzuki is the leading car manufacturer in India due to its affordable & fuel-efficient hatchbacks. They have a diverse lineup starting with the Alto and going up all the way to Grand Vitara. But here we will compare two of their entry-level cars, S-Presso & WagonR. Let’s see how they compete:

Design & Dimensions

Maruti WagonR

Starting with the design. S-Presso is the newer car in the market and is taken as a micro SUV. It has an upright stance with a compact, boxy appearance. It is relatively newer in the market as compared to the long-running WagonR. We have the dimensions(mm) below:

Aspect/Car S-Presso WagonR
Length 3565 3655
Width 1520 1620
Height 1564 1675
Wheelbase 2380 2435
Ground Clearance 180 170
Boot space(litres) 270 341


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Maruti has kept the tallboy running for more than two decades. It has gone through numerous updates, and the current generation is significantly evolved. The previous boxy design has been curved slightly, and it is also wider. Dimensionally WagonR is more extensive in every aspect but slightly lacks ground clearance.

Engine & Power

Maruti Suzuki S presso

Maruti offers S-Presso with the same engine as Celerio & Alto K10. While the WagonR is available with multiple engine options, including a 1.0-litre & 1.2-litre petrol engine. They offer similar transmission options with a 5-speed manual & AMT, but WagonR also comes with CNG variants. We have the power figures below:

Engine/Car S-Presso WagonR
Displacement 1.0-litre 1.2-litre
Type 3-cylinder 4-cylinder
Power 68hp 88hp
Torque 89Nm 113Nm


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WagonR is the more powerful one out of the two. S-Presso offers fuel efficiency of up to 21.7kmpl while the petrol WagonR offers fuel efficiency of up to 20.52 kmpl. The mileage is almost the same with some power difference.

Features & Price

S-Presso’s All-Digital Cluster

Maruti has significantly improved the number of features offered on their cars. Comparing the top variants of these siblings, we have the following list:

Feature/Car S-Presso WagonR
Infotainment system 7-inch Smartplay Studio 7-inch Smartplay Studio
Idle start/stop Yes Yes
Rear defogger & washer-wiper No Yes
Speakers 2 4
Remote keyless entry No Yes
Power windows Front Front & Rear with Auto Down
Tilt Steering & Tachometer No Yes


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S-Presso being an entry-level car does miss out on a few features, but it makes up with quirky elements such as the digital display mounted in the centre of the dashboard. It has a price range from ₹4.25-5.99 lakhs ex-showroom, while WagonR is available from ₹5.47-7.20 lakhs ex-showroom.

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