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Maruti Fronx vs Citroen C3 vs Tata Altroz vs Hyundai i20: Specification and Mileage Comparison

The Baleno-based Maruti Suzuki Fronx is all set to hit the Indian market in the coming days. Bookings for the sub-4m crossover are already underway. While it doesn’t have any direct rival, it can be seen as a more rugged alternative to the Tata Altroz, Hyundai i20, Citroen C3 and its younger siblings, Maruti Baleno and Toyota Glanza.

Here we’ve compared the engine specifications and fuel efficiency (mileage) figures of the Fronx with the above-mentioned premium hatchbacks.

Naturally Aspirated Petrol Engines (Non-Turbo)

Engine1.2-litre1.2-litre1.2-litre 1.2-litre1.2-litre
Max Power90PS90PS83PS86PS82PS
Peak Torque113Nm113m113Nm113Nm115Nm
Gearbox5-speed manual / AMT5-speed manual / AMT5-speed manual / CVT5-speed manual / 6-speed DCT5-speed manual
Mileage21.79kmpl / 22.89kmpl22.35kmpl/ 22.94kmpl20.3kmpl / 19.6kmpl19.3kmpl19.8kmpl
Maruti Fronx vs Maruti Baleno vs Toyota Glanza vs Citroen C3 vs Tata Altroz vs Hyundai i20: Specs and Mileage

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  • The Maruti Suzuki Fronx and Baleno get the same 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol engine, making 90PS and 113Nm. However, their fuel efficiency figures slightly differ due to their weight difference of 15kg.
  • The Maruti siblings are the most powerful of the lot.
  • While the Citroen C3 is the least powerful offering with its 1.2L mill, it offers the most torque among all.
  • The Maruti Baleno and Toyota Glanza are the most fuel-efficient cars here, followed by Fronx, Hyundai i20, and Citroen C3.
  • Tata Altroz claims the least fuel efficiency.
  • The Citroen C3 misses out on the automatic transmission.

Turbocharged Petrol Engines

Engine Capacity1-litre 1-litre 1.2-litre1.2-litre
Max Power100PS120PS110PS110PS
Peak Torque147.6Nm172Nm140Nm190Nm
Gearbox5-speed manual / 6-speed automatic6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT5-speed manual6-speed manual
Mileage21.5kmpl / 20.1kmpl20.2kmpl18.13kmpl19.4kmpl
Maruti Fronx vs Maruti Baleno vs Toyota Glanza vs Citroen C3 vs Tata Altroz vs Hyundai i20 Turbo Pertrol: Specs and Mileage

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  • The Hyundai i20 has the most powerful turbo-petrol engine in its class. Its fuel efficiency is on par with Fronx Turbo-AT.
  • The turbo-petrol motors of the Altroz and C3 are more powerful than the Fronx’s turbo Booster jet unit.
  • In terms of mileage, the Altroz is again the least efficient of all.
  • Automatic transmission options aren’t available with the Tata and Citroen models.