Brand Analysis
Pros
  • Reliable, easy on pocket models
  • Widest Service and Sales network
  • Most products have excellent resale value
Cons
  • Not so good built in all segments
  • Product range overlap
  • Interior quality & design can be better
Wrap Up
 

A market leader for a long time, Maruti is known to provide hassle free car ownership acorss a wide range, has earned reputation of efficient, value oriented manufacturer. Peace of mind and vast sevrice network are added benefits although it falls behind gadgetry offering.

 
Alto 800

Base Price:
₹ 2,54,585
Rating 6.7/10
An easy to buy, run and maintain car which can also handle highways. Looks a bit quirky but the engine is one of the most responsive ones in its segment, and it retains its value over a longer period of time. Refreshed recently, the price has reduced and a few features added in which increases the sheer value quotient.
Verdict
Alto K10

Base Price:
₹ 3,19,930
Rating 6.9/10
An improvised Alto with an excellent 1.0 L K10 engine, it offers performance that can put smile on driver's face. Also, available with an AT. It performs well on highways too. Looks a bit dull and ergonomics can see an improvement too.
Verdict
Baleno

Base Price:
₹ 4,99,000
Rating 7.5/10
A premium hatchback from MSIL that has Spacious cabin, sporty looks, safety kit and fuel efficient engines, that offer decent performance, are its forte. Unfortunately, we can't say the same for its rear suspension, rear seat under-thigh support and interior quality.
Verdict
Celerio

Base Price:
₹ 3,96,806
Rating 7/10
The 1st automatic in its segment that does its job pretty well. While the petrol engine is quite responsive, it's not the same for the diesel one. Overall, a nice package with reasonably good built for its price. On the flip side, it has average looks and basic seats.
Verdict
Ciaz

Base Price:
₹ 7,31,000
Rating 7.3/10
Maruti's attempt to crack the sedan segment finally gets success. Massive space inside the cabin, stable handling, excellent ride and engines that are very fuel efficient. Both the engines beg for power. Plus, the flat rear seat lacks under-thigh support.
Verdict
Dzire

Base Price:
₹ 5,45,000
Rating 7.9/10
What an amazing transformation! New Dzire is in its 3rd avatar in 9 years! Superb seats, spacious & comfortable cabin, improved quality and NVH levels, nifty attention to detail, efficient yet strong powertrain, 6 automatic variants, aesthetically appealing and standard safety kit. Dzire extends its dominance in the segment with ease. Another Maruti with a waiting list!
Verdict
Eeco

Base Price:
₹ 3,18,973
Rating 5.9/10
Eeco is reworked avatar of erstwhile Versa. Engine is surprisingly good, so is the NVH level. Despite the height, the placement of engine helps its cause and overall handling for its tall design. Has a lot of space inside specially in the 5 seater variant. Safety features and a diesel motor are what it badly needs.
Verdict
Ertiga

Base Price:
₹ 5,99,912
Rating 6.9/10
Ertiga boasts of excellent space utilization, a middle row that slides fore and aft, ride is stable and comfortable and handling are predictable and safe. The diesel engine has turbo lag though the highway performance is decent in both the engines. The 3rd row is best for short adults only.
Verdict
Gypsy

Base Price:
₹ 6,04,641
Rating 4.8/10
Unbreakable, made to be tortured to the limits. Loved only by armed forces and off road enthusiasts for its simplicity and ability.
Verdict
Ignis

Base Price:
₹ 4,59,000
Rating /10
Verdict
Omni

Base Price:
₹ 2,59,104
Rating 4.5/10
These days, Omni comes across as a people mover with little or no safety. It's still a practical urban cargo delivery car with simple mechanicals.
Verdict
Ritz

Base Price:
₹ 4,45,106
Rating 6.5/10
Ritz offers practical space, ease of ingress and egress, an airy cabin and a built that's strudy. It was overshadowed by Swift and the rear end was not liked by all.
Verdict
S Cross

Base Price:
₹ 7,79,000
Rating 6.8/10
It has got fantastic ride and handling, but the looks & NVH need improvement. The 1.6 offers strong performance where as the 1.3 feels under-powered for its price. The cabin is spacious, has good standard safety kit but the 1.3 doesn't justify its price tag.
Verdict
Swift

Base Price:
₹ 4,64,733
Rating 7.3/10
Has been in the market for a long time yet has not got boring with constant updates but now it has an interesting contest with its elder sibling Baleno . High time to make it available with an auto gearbox.
Verdict
Vitara Brezza

Base Price:
₹ 6,99,000
Rating 7.1/10
Maruti's first serious attempt at compact SUV, Vitara Brezza, provides typical SUV presence that is sought after. Interior space is good, has a proven motor and safety kit is optional on lower variants. A practical package with high ground clearance to boot, but lack of petrol motor options seems to be an oversight.
Verdict
Wagon R

Base Price:
₹ 3,74,403
Rating 6.9/10
The practical design leads to very good space inside and provides very easy ingress/egress. Wagon R continues to sell well and is now also available with an auto gearbox and safety features. It isn't an ideal highway car, but a decent performer nevertheless. It's reliable, value for money proposition.
Verdict
Wagon R Stingray

Base Price:
₹ 4,25,570
Rating 6.8/10
String Ray carries forward the Wagon R with a bit more features and some external changes. The best part is the availability of projector headlights, infact it's standard across the range.
Verdict