Renault Kwid vs Datsun RediGo vs Maruti Suzuki Spresso: Budget Car Face-off

SPresso vs Kwid vs RediGo

With conditions not getting any better, everyone is forced to practice social distancing as things need to come to a normal for economy to revive. One such way is to avoid public transport. With more and more people shifting towards a private mode of transport, the budget cars seem to be a good choice. In the market at present, you will find Renault Kwid, Datsun Redigo and the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. Let us take a look at the comparison on the basis of performance, safety and features.

Budget car face-off | Performance Comparison

Engine Specs (Performance)

Car Model Renault Kwid Datsun RediGo Maruti Suzuki SPresso
Engine 0.8-litre / 1.0-litre 0.8-litre / 1.0-litre K10B 1.0-litre
Power(hp) 53.26 / 67.06 53.64 / 67.05 67.05
Torque(Nm) 72 / 91 72 / 91 91
Transmission 5-speed Manual / 5-speed AMT MT / 5-speed AMT 5-speed Manual / AGS
Fuel efficiency 20.71 / 21.7 20.68 / 21.6 21.4kmpl / 31.2km/kg(CNG)

Gone are the days when Maruti had dominance in terms of fuel efficiency. Although the CNG variant of the S-Presso still offers the best-in-class mileage. All the cars come with a manual as well as automatic transmissions. Talking about power and torque outputs, there seems to be no major difference too.

Renault Kwid vs Datsun RediGo vs Maruti Suzuki Spresso | Safety

Let’s take a look at the safety features each of the cars have to offer.

Safety Features

Car Model Renault Kwid Datsun RediGo Maruti Suzuki SPresso
ABS with EBD
Driver Side Airbag
Passenger Side Airbag X X X
Rear door child Safety Lock
Rear Parking Assist Sensors
Rear seat belts with Emergency Locking Retractor

All the cars come equipped with basic safety equipment required. The passenger side airbags are available in upper variants. All the features mentioned above are for the base variant.

Budget Car Face-off | Features

Renault Kwid

2020 Renault Kwid Interior

It has got a good list of features to offer. It offers first-in-class features like floor-mounted AMT dial, LED Digital instrument cluster, Reverse parking camera and 20.32cm touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. At the outside, it gets halogen headlamps with LED DRLs and partially LED tail lamps.

Datsun RediGo

2020 Datsun RediGo Features

RediGo was recently given a much-awaited update. At the outside, it gets the chrome-finish honeycomb front grille, humungous L-shaped LED DRLs, new bumper, LED tail lamps, 14-inch steel wheels with “Pentablade” wheel covers, body-coloured ORVMS and intermittent wipers. Inside, it gets dual-tone dashboard and trims panels, internally adjustable ORVMs, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The infotainment system also doubles up as the reverse parking camera screen. Yes, the RediGo gets a reverse parking camera with non-adaptive guidelines.

Maruti Suzuki Spresso

Maruti S-Presso interior

The micro SUV from Maruti Suzuki has Internally adjustable ORVMs, Maruti Suzuki SmartPlay Studio, Steering Mounted Controls, Body-Coloured ORVMs, Body-Coloured door Handles, Full Wheel Covers to offer. At the exterior, it gets SUV-inspired bold front Fascia, 14″ tyres with squarish wheel arches, signature C-shaped tail lamps, twin-chamber headlamps and much more.

Price Comparison

Starting Price (Ex-Showroom Delhi)

Renault Kwid ₹2,92,000
Datsun RediGo ₹2,83,000
Maruti Suzuki Spresso ₹3,70,500

It is clear from the table that Datsun RediGo is going to make the smallest hole in your pocket.

Which one to buy?

If you are really looking for seamless experience after buying the car, Maruti Suzuki Spresso should be your choice as Maruti Suzuki has got the largest service network in the country. If you are planning to save some money, Renault Kwid can be your option. Both Renault Kwid and Datsun RediGo come from the same family. However, the Renault Kwid makes more sense to buy given that, it is a proven car with much better after-sales service and resale value. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below.