Maruti Suzuki WagonR vs Ignis | The Arena vs Nexa Battle

Maruti Suzuki WagonR vs Ignis Ft.

Maruti Suzuki is a name enough to introduce anyone to India’s automotive industry. Currently, Maruti Suzuki offers cars through two channels, Arena and Nexa.  Today, we have with us two tallboys. On one side is WagonR, a car that has been loved by families across India for the VFM it offers.

On the other hand, we have an urban SUV, Ignis. So, without further delay, let’s put Maruti Suzuki WagonR against its premium sibling, Ignis, in a battle of Arena vs Nexa.

Which of the two is more powerful?

Maruti Suzuki WagonR vs Ignis

Engine Comparison | Maruti Suzuki WagonR vs Ignis

Maruti Suzuki WagonR Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Engine K10B K12M 1.2-litre VVT
Power 67.98ps@5,500rpm 82.93ps@6,000rpm 82.93ps@6,000rpm
Torque 90Nm@3,500rpm 113Nm@4,200rpm 113Nm@4,200rpm
Fuel Mileage 21.79kmpl 20.52kmpl 20.89kmpl
Transmission 5-speed MT/AMT (AGS)

Maruti is known to offer VFM when it comes to mileage. This goes for both cars. But, WagonR does make a mark with the S-CNG at the offer, which makes it possible to deliver a mileage of 32.52km/kg. The CNG is only available with the K10B engine. There is a significant reduction in power (59.14ps) and torque(78Nm) figures. Suzuki offers Ignis all-wheel-drive options, but not in India.

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What about space? Does Ignis justify the Urban SUV tag?

Dimension Comparison | Maruti Suzuki WagonR vs Ignis

Dimensions Comparison | Maruti Suzuki WagonR vs Ignis

Maruti Suzuki WagonR Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Length (mm) 3,655 3,700
Width (mm) 1,620 1,690
Height (mm) 1,675 1,595
Wheelbase (mm) 2,435 2,435
Boot Space(Litres) 341 260

Ignis does offer a better shoulder room but lacks behind the WagonR when it comes to headroom. WagonR also offers a better boot space. So, does Ignis justify its Urban SUV tag? What do you think? Do let us know in the comments section below.

Is Ignis any more premium than the WagonR?

Interior Comparison | Maruti Suzuki WagonR vs Ignis

Ignis has the upper hand when it comes to being premium. The dark interiors, when compared to WagonR’s dull, do look much better. But there are a few similarities. One is the centre of the dash, a 7.0-inch touchscreen that Maruti calls the SmartPlay Studio. It offers smartphone connectivity via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But again, the semi-floating display on Ignis looks more premium than WagonR. Overall, Ignis is surely premium over the Arena cousin.

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Let’s take a look at the features comparison.

Comfort and Convenience Features**

Maruti Suzuki WagonR  Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Steering Mounted Audio and Calling Controls
Voice Command System
Speakers 2 4
Tweeters 0 2
Tilt Steering
Electrically adjustable ORVMS
Parcel Tray
Engine Push Start/Stop
Driver Seat Height Adjuster
Automatic Climate Control
Remote Keyless Entry
Front Power Windows
Rear Power Windows
Rear Defogger

Safety Features*

Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag (Optional)
ABS with EBD
Rear parking sensors
Speed Sensing Door Locking
‘*’ BASE VARIANT ONLY | ‘**’ Features Across Variants

Maruti Suzuki Ignis (African Spec manufactured in India) scored 3-star at the Global NCAP crash testing. WagonR, on the other hand, scored a 2-star rating. If we go by the company’s saying, all the cars adhere to the minimum requirements per India’s BNVSAP norms. As for the comparison, Ignis surely seems to be a better car in safety.

The Final Comparison!

Price Comparison | Maruti Suzuki WagonR vs Ignis

Variants Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki WagonR  (Base) 1.0-litre ₹4,65,500
1.0-litre (AGS Top-Spec) ₹5,55,000
1.0-litre CNG ₹5,45,500
1.2-litre (Base) ₹5,33,500
1.2-litre (AGS Top-Spec) ₹6,18,000
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Sigma (Base) ₹4,89,320
Alpha AMT (Top-Spec) ₹7,30,898

Verdict | Arena or NEXA

It’s all about premium. If you seek premium and have bucks to spare, Ignis does make a better option. It has good modern looks, a powerful engine and an overall safer package. WagonR, on the other, has got enough for a commoner’s needs. What do you think about the two? Do let us know in the comments section below.