Maruti Suzuki has finally launched the Fronx today and priced it at Rs. 7.46 lakh. So, let’s see how it differs from it’s competitors as we’ll compare the Fronx against its rivals – Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Punch, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Kia Sonet.
Maruti Fronx vs Rivals – Dimensions
|Maruti Fronx||Maruti Brezza||Mahindra XUV300||Tata Punch||Tata Nexon||Renault Kiger|
|Boot Space||308 Litres||328 litres||257 litres||366 litres||350 litres||405 Litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 litres||48 litres||42 litres||37 litres||44 litres||40 Litres|
Maruti Fronx has a total of 8 rivals and above you can see the first 5 rivals of the Fronx. As you can see at the Dimensions table, Maruti Fronx and Brezza, and Mahindra’s XUV300 have the same length of 3995mm while the Tata Punch has 3827mm, Nexon has 3993mm and the Renault’s Kiger has 3991mm length. In Width, the Mahindra XUV300 has 1821mm width which is the highest where as the Fronx has 1765mm and the others are in the range of 1740mm – 1811mm.
In Height, the Brezza has more height of 1685mm where as the Fronx has 1550mm height because of coupe roof-lining and others are in the range of 1601mm – 1627mm height. The XUV300 has the longest wheelbase of 2600mm which is 80mm more than the Fronx’s 2520mm. The Brezza and the Kiger have the same wheelbase of 2500mm and Tata Punch has 2445mm while the Nexon has 2498mm wheelbase. Tata Nexon has the maximum ground clearance of 209mm while the Fronx has 190mm ground clearance. The others are in the range of 180mm – 205mm of ground clearance.
The Renault Kiget has the maximum boot space on offer as it has 405 litres while the Fronx has 308 litres. The XUV300 has the less boot space on offer and that is 257 litres, Nexon has 350 litres, Punch has 366 litres and Brezza has 328 litres. The Fronx and the Punch has the same 37 litres Fuel tank while the Brezza has a bigger 48 litres fuel tank, the XUV300 has 42 litres, Nexon has 44 litres, and the Kiger has 40 litres.
|Maruti Fronx||Hyundai Venue||Kia Sonet||Nissan Magnite|
|Boot Space||308 Litres||350 litres||392 litres||336 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 litres||45 litres||45 litres||40 litres|
As you can see at this table, the Fronx, Venue, and the Sonet has the same length of 3995mm except the Magnite has a length of 3994mm. In width, the Sonet has a maximum width of 1790mm while the Venue has 1770mm, Fronx has 1765mm, and the Magnite has 1758mm. The Sonet has a maximum height of 1642mm while the Fronx has 1550mm height, the Venue has 1617mm and the Magnite has 1572mm. The Venue, Sonet, and the Magnite has a same wheelbase of 2500mm while the Fronx has the longest wheelbase of 2520mm.
The Fronx and the Venue has a ground clearance of 190mm while the Sonet and the Magnite has a ground clearance of 205mm. The Sonet has a maximum boot space of 392 litres while the Fronx has 308 litres, the Venue has 350 litres and the Magnite has 336 litres. The Venue and the Sonet has a fuel tank of 45 litres while the Fronx has 37 litres and the Magnite has 40 litres.
Maruti Fronx vs Rivals – Engine Options
|Maruti Fronx||Maruti Brezza||Mahindra XUV300||Tata Punch||Nissan Magnite|
|Engine||1.2-litre DualJet, Dual VVT||1.5-litre K15C Smart Hybrid petrol||1.2-litre petrol||1.2-litre petrol||1.0-litre NA petrol|
|Power||87.29 bhp||101.62 bhp||108.62 bhp||117.74 bhp||71.02 bhp|
|Torque||113 Nm||136.8 Nm||200 Nm||115 Nm||96 Nm|
|Transmission Type||5-speed MT, 5-speed AT||5-speed MT, 6-speed AT||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT||5-speed MT, 5-speed AT||5-speed MT|
|Fuel Efficiency||21.79 km/l – MT|
22.89 km/l – AT
|19.89 km/l – MT|
19.8 km/l – AT
|16.28 km/l – MT|
16.5 km/l – AT
|20.9 km/l||18.75 km/l|
As you can see at the engine options, Brezza has a bigger engine of 1.5-litre which is mild-hybrid as well, the Fronx, XUV300, and the Punch has the 1.2-litre petrol engine while the Magnite as the 1.0-litre naturally-aspitated petrol engine. In Power, Tata Punch produces 117.74 bhp which is more than the Fronx’s 87.29 bhp power, and lowest power produced is by the Magnite of 71.02 bhp. In Torque, the XUV300 has a lead by 200 Nm while the Fronx has 113 Nm and the lowest torque on offer is by Magnite and that is 96 Nm.
The Fronx and the Punch have the Transmission types on offer – 5-speed Manual and 5-speed Automatic Transmission. The Brezza has 5-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic on offer. The XUV300 has 5-speed Manual and 6-speed Automatic Transmission of offer while the Magnite only has 5-speed Manual Transmission. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Fronx has the highest which is 21.79 km/l in Manual and 22.89 km/l in Automatic Transmission where as the lowest is by the XUV300 which offers 16.28 km/l on Manual and 16.5 km/l in Automatic Transmission.
|Maruti Fronx||Hyundai Venue||Kia Sonet|
|Engine||1.2-litre DualJet, Dual VVT||1.2-litre NA petrol||1.2-litre petrol|
|Power||87.29 bhp||82 bhp||81.86 bhp|
|Torque||113 Nm||114 Nm||115 Nm|
|Transmission Type||5-speed MT, 5-speed AT||5-speed MT||5-speed MT|
|Fuel Efficiency||21.79 km/l – MT|
22.89 km/l – AT
|18 km/l||18.4 km/l|
As you can see at the table, all three here offers the 1.2-litre petrol engine. However, the Fronx offers the maximum power of 87.29 bhp while the Kia Sonet offers the less power which is 81.86 bhp. When it comes to torque, the Sonet offers maximum torque by 115 Nm while the Fronx offers 113 Nm and the Venue offers 114 Nm. The Venue and the Sonet have the same transmission option of 5-speed Manual Transmission only with the Venue having a fuel efficiency of 18 km/l while the Sonet has fuel efficiency of 18.4 km/l.
|Maruti Fronx||Kia Sonet||Mahindra XUV300||Nissan Magnite|
|Engine||1.0L Turbo Boosterjet||1.0-litre turbo petrol||1.2-litre Turbo petrol||1.0-litre turbo petrol|
|Power||100 bhp||118.36 bhp||128.73 bhp||98.63 bhp|
|Torque||147.6 Nm||172 Nm||230 Nm||160 Nm / 152 Nm|
|Transmission Type||5-speed MT, 6-speed AT||6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT||6-speed MT||5-speed MT, CVT|
|Fuel Efficiency||21.5 km/l – MT|
20.01 km/l – AT
|18.3 km/l – DCT|
18.2 km/l – iMT
|16.82 km/l||20 km/l – MT|
17.4 km/l – CVT
As you can see at the table, Fronx, Sonet, and Magnite has the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine while the XUV300 has 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. In Power, XUV300 offers maximum power which is 128.73 bhp while the Fronx has 100 bhp, Sonet has 118.36 bhp, and Magnite has 98.63 bhp. In Torque, XUV300 has the maximum torque output of 230 Nm while the Fronx has 147.6 Nm, the Magnite has 160 Nm for Manual Variant and 152 Nm for CVT Variant, and 172 Nm by Sonet.
The Fronx offers 5-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission, the Sonet offers 6-speed iMT Transmission and 7-speed DCT Transmission, the XUV300 has 6-speed Manual Transmission only, and Magnite has 5-speed Manual Transmission and CVT Transmission. The Highest fuel efficiency achieved is by Fronx which is 21.5 km/l in Manual and 20.01 km/l in Automatic, while the lowest fuel efficiency achieved is by XUV300 which is 16.82 km/l.
|Maruti Fronx||Hyundai Venue||Tata Nexon||Renault Kiger|
|Engine||1.0L Turbo Boosterjet||1.0-litre turbo petrol||1.2-litre turbo petrol||1.0-litre turbo petrol|
|Power||100 bhp||120 bhp||118.35 bhp||71.01 bhp / 98.63 bhp|
|Torque||147.6 Nm||172 Nm||170 Nm||96 Nm / 152 Nm / 160 Nm|
|Transmission Type||5-speed MT, 6-speed AT||6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT||5-speed MT, 5-speed AT, CVT|
|Fuel Efficiency||21.5 km/l – MT|
20.01 km/l – AT
|18 km/l||17.05 km/l||18.24 km/l – 20.5 km/l|
As you can see at this table here, all three cars are powered by 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine while the Nexon is powered by 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine. In Power, the Venue has 120 bhp, the Nexon has 118.35 bhp and the lowest power is by Kiger who offers 71.01 bhp for lower Turbo and 98.63 bhp for higher turbo variants. In Torque, the Venue has the highest torque of 172 Nm while the lowest is by the Kiger as the lower turbo variants has 96 Nm of torque.
In Transmission choices, the Venue has 6-speed iMT Transmission, and 7-speed DCT Transmission. The Nexon has 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission. Lastly, the Kiger has 5-speed Manual Transmission, 5-speed Automatic Transmission, and a CVT Transmission.
Maruti Fronx vs Rivals – Price
|Maruti Fronx||Rs. 8.39 lakh – Rs. 15.12 lakh|
|Maruti Brezza||Rs. 9.31 lakh – Rs. 16.31 lakh|
|Mahindra XUV300||Rs. 9.44 lakh – Rs. 17.30 lakh|
|Tata Punch||Rs. 7.09 lakh – Rs. 10.99 lakh|
|Tata Nexon||Rs. 8.75 lakh – Rs. 17.01 lakh|
|Hyundai Venue||Rs. 8.67 lakh – Rs. 15.59 lakh|
|Kia Sonet||Rs. 9.05 lakh – Rs. 17.78 lakh|
|Nissan Magnite||Rs. 6.67 lakh – Rs. 12.83 lakh|
|Renault Kiger||Rs. 7.40 lakh – Rs. 13.07 lakh|
The Fronx starts at Rs. 8.39 lakh for the base Sigma variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 15.12 lakh for the Alpha Turbo DT Automatic variant where as the Brezza starts at Rs. 9.31 lakh for the base LXI variant and goes up to Rs. 16.31 lakh for the ZXI Plus DT Automatic Variant. Mahindra XUV300 starts at Rs. 9.44 lakh for the base W4 variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 17.30 lakh for the W8 (O) Automatic variant.
Tata Punch has literally 30 variants on offer as the starting price is Rs. 7.09 (on-road) for the ‘Pure’ variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 10.99 lakh for the ‘Creative IRA’ with Automatic Transmission and Dual tone option. Also, Tata Nexon literally has 65 variants on offer. The base XM diesel variant starts at Rs. 11.35 lakh and goes up to Rs. 17.01 lakh for the top-end XZA Plus LUXS Red Dark AMT Edition. The petrol base variant starts at Rs. 8.75 lakh and goes up to Rs. 15.04 lakh for the XZA Plus LUXS Red Dark AMT Edition.
The Kia Sonet starts at Rs. 9.05 lakh for the HTE variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 17.78 lakh for the X-Line AT variant. As for the Hyundai Venue, it starts at Rs. 8.67 lakh for the E variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 15.59 lakh for the SX (O) DCT DT variant. The Nissan Magnite starts at Rs. 6.67 lakh for the base XE variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 12.83 lakh for the Turbo CVT XV Prm Opt DT. The The Renault Kiger is priced between Rs. 7.40 lakh for the entry level RXE variant and Rs. 13.07 lakh for the top variant RXZ Turbo CVT DT.
The Fronx is priced just below the Tata Nexon and top of Hyundai Venue positioning it right at the center its rivals and now only time will tell how the Baleno-cross SUV, Fronx will actually perform in the market.