Confused if you should buy a Maruti Suzuki Wagon R or not?
Don't worry as we're here to help you out. The Wagon R is one of the most common cars out on the road. After looking at all the aspects, we have filtered out the benefits and drawbacks that you need to know before buying a new one.
What are the benefits of buying a Maruti Suzuki WagonR?
Aside from the brand's dependability, the Wagon R comes with several benefits. Some of these are mentioned below:-
Spacious Cabin With A Strong Road Presence
The Wagon R has a lot of headroom and knee room within the cabin thanks to its tall boy design. Furthermore, due to its tall riding stance, it commands a good road presence. Here are the interior dimensions of the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R:-
Multiple Petrol Engines Available
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R features a 1.0L petrol engine in the entry-level models, while the top-end ZXI and ZXI+ variants now have a more powerful 1.2L petrol engine as standard. When compared to the 1.0L petrol engine, the 1.2L petrol engine offers similar gas mileage although it is far more refined, has a better performance output, and smoother handling. Here are all the petrol (non-CNG) options you have:-
VXI 1.0 AGS
ZXI Plus 1.2
ZXI 1.2 AGS
ZXI Plus 1.2 Dual Tone
ZXI Plus 1.2 AGS
ZXI Plus 1.2 AGS Dual Tone
Impressive After-sales Service
If you live in India, you must be aware of how good are the after-sale services of Maruti Suzuki. Whether you live in the deserts of Rajasthan, or the mountains of Uttarakhand, you are most likely to find a Maruti Suzuki's certified service station out there.
Easy To Drive And Park
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R doesn't compromise the visibility of the driver. The tall stance of the vehicle helps you in maneuvering through turns confidently. Also, being a hatchback the exterior dimensions are within limits, which helps you to park the car in tight spaces. Following are the exterior dimensions of the car:-
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What are the drawbacks of buying a Maruti Suzuki Wagon R?
As new models are released frequently, there is a good probability that the car may lack a few amenities that would otherwise make it perfect. Here are some of the Wagon R's disadvantages:-
The Top Variant Does Not Have A CNG Option
Sadly, the top variants available with the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R are not provided with a CNG. If you wish to get the top trim with CNG, then you can only get it fitted from aftermarket vendors. Following are the CNG models available in the lineup:-
VXI 1.0 CNG
LXI 1.0 CNG
Low Ground Clearance
The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is 1675 mm tall but comes with a subpar ground clearance of 165 mm. It also makes the car look a bit more bulked up from the outside, ruining the exterior appeal.
Poor Build Quality
The Maruti Suzuki cars have been criticized for their poor build quality lately and the new Wagon R is no different. The exterior frame is of subpar quality when compared to the segment cars. Also, a minor collision can result in massive dents and scratches. Buy new insurance now!
Getting more expensive with time
The Wagon R is now significantly more expensive than when it first entered the Indian automobile market. While the increased prices are understandable by the improved features and overall quality, the Wagon-R nameplate fails to do so. Here are the ex-showroom prices of all the trims available:-
Conclusion Should you buy Maruti Suzuki Wagon R?
The Maruti Wagon R will be a suitable vehicle if you have a family of four and prefer to drive around the city. Rare visits over highways won't bother you much, but the car is not made for high speeds, or even cross-city/state runs. Get your FasTag now!
To get the most out of what the brand has to offer, we strongly advise you to purchase the top trims that are currently offered in the lineup.
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