Maruti 800

This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti 800

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Maruti 800 which is the iconic little hatchback that was launched by Maruti Suzuki in 1983 and it has since sold more than 2.5 million cars till date. It was the best selling car until Maruti Alto overtook it in 2006. Maruti 800 is a household name in India. This small hatchback became famous for its low price, high reliability and low cost of maintenance and running. It was a major hit amongst families looking forward to buying their first car.Maruti has done an excellent job over the decades with its Maruti 800 hatchback. This little car is a household name now and has been the pride and joy of multiple Indian generations.Exterior wise you get traditional small headlamps and neat looking honey-comb grille adorn the front end of the car.

It’s a small hatchback that is well built and exterior fit and finish is a bit old and needs to improve though. Maruti over the years have made small changes to this icon and it looks its best now. Maruti 800 has the typical appearance of a hatchback car with a big front and big rear glass. The interior has seating for all of its 5 passengers which the car will seat easily. It has a simple yet very functional dashboard while the instrument panel is set in a cockpit shape. It comes with features such as air conditioning and heater, optional music system, mobile charging outlet, adjustable head rests. There are also storage areas for keeping small items in the car.The 800 has three cylinder 796cc petrol engine which produces a maximum 37 BHP at 5000 RPM and maximum torque of 59 NM at as low as 2500 RPM. It is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and offers excellent drivability.

The car is a breeze to drive in the city and manages to do well at triple digit speeds. The engine has been tuned well and the refinement levels are very good this carmMaruti has finely tuned its suspension to absorb all the bad roads and provide a comfortable driving experience to its passengers. It has decent ride quality which cushions the bumps well. The noise and vibration levels are well controlled in this car and it’s easy to flick around in city driving conditions and provides adequate highway stability. The engine has been tuned well and the refinement levels are very good this car. It has been rated by ARAI to provide a maximum fuel efficiency of 16.1 kmpl.Priced from 2 lakh to Rs 2.2 lakhs, the 800 is an icon of India. For a detailed analysis read below..

Pros: Timeless classic, Easy to maintain, Easy to drive, Economy
Cons: Dated looks, Dated interior, Lacks performance

Maruti 800 Interiors

Maruti 800 is an affordable hatchback car which has a roomy interior cabin area which offers comfortable seating for all of its 5 passengers which the car will seat easily. It has a simple yet very functional dashboard while the instrument panel is set in a cockpit shape. It comes with features such as air conditioning and heater, optional music system, mobile charging outlet, adjustable head rests. There are also storage areas for keeping small items in the car.

What we like
Basic but simple and spacious given size.
What we don't like
Outdated, no features.

Maruti 800 Interiors Details

Maruti 800 Boot space

Boot space in models of Maruti 800 is 210 litres. The boot space is just sufficient to carry the necessary baggages while travel.

Maruti 800 Speedometer

There is a large dial type speedometer at the centre in all the models of Maruti 800. The speedometer is of analog type.

Maruti 800 Gear lever

The gear lever is of sturdy plastic and is not very smooth. The cost cutting is evident. The quality of gear lever is same in all models of Maruti 800.

Maruti 800 Cup holders

There are no cup holders provided in either of the models of Maruti 800 as it is a budget hatch and lack in these features.

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Maruti 800 Exteriors

Maruti 800 has basic exteriors which are still appealing to the masses mainly because of the car that has creeped into everyone mind over the last two generation. Traditional small headlamps and neat looking honey-comb grille adorn the front end of the car. It’s a small hatchback that is well built and exterior fit and finish is a bit old and needs to improve though. Maruti over the years have made small changes to this icon and it looks its best now. Maruti 800 has the typical appearance of a hatchback car with a big front and big rear glass.

What we like
Simple design is now classic.
What we don't like
Too common and boxy.

Maruti 800 Exteriors Details

Maruti 800 Front design

Maruti 800 has a sloping front with rectangular head lights and a side door mirror on the right side

Maruti 800 Rear design

The earlier models of Maruti 800 had more edgy rear. Newer models have a more lifted and smooth and curvy with smooth edged tail lights in them

Maruti 800 Side profile

Rectangular headlamps are used in all models of Maruti 800. The illumination is not too good, but still it serves the purpose.

Maruti 800 Ground Clearance

Maruti 800 has a ground clearance of 170mm in all its models. The ground space is a decent one and offer good driveability in village roads.

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Maruti 800 Engine & Performance

The 800 has three cylinder 796cc petrol engine which produces a maximum 37 BHP at 5000 RPM and maximum torque of 59 NM at as low as 2500 RPM. It is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and offers excellent drivability. The car is a breeze to drive in the city and manages to do well at triple digit speeds. The engine has been tuned well and the refinement levels are very good this car.

What we like
Good in city performance.
What we don't like
When in highways, engne is strained.

Maruti 800 Engine and Performance Details

Maruti 800 Acceleration

Acceleration of this small car is 0-100km per hour in just 18.8 seconds which was impressive for this lightweight vehicle.

Maruti 800 Top speed

Top speed for The Maruti 800 is 140km per hour.

Maruti 800 In-gear acceleration

In gear acceleration of Maruti 800 is 20-80 in 4th gear in 17. 29 seconds.

Maruti 800 Gearbox

Maruti 800comes with four speed manual gearbox in all of its models.

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Maruti 800 Mileage and Running Costs

Maruti 800 Petrol Mileage 16.1 kmpl

Maruti 800 LPG Mileage 12.7 km/kg

The engine has been tuned well and the refinement levels are very good this car. It has been rated by ARAI to provide a maximum fuel efficiency of 16.1 kmpl which is good and the overall running cost of the car is indeed very low and the cost of ownership is also low.

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Maruti 800 Petrol Variants
Maruti 800 Std BSIII 16.1 kmpl
Maruti 800 Uniq --
Maruti 800 AC BSIII 16.1 kmpl
Maruti 800 LPG Variants
Maruti 800 AC LPG 12.7 km/kg
Maruti 800 Std LPG 12.7 km/kg

Maruti 800 Petrol Mileage

 The ARAI tested mileage of the petrol version of Maruti 800 is 16.1kmpl.

Maruti 800 LPG Mileage

The two LPG versions of the Maruti 800 produces an ARAI mileage of 12.7kmpl. 

Maruti 800 Mileage Details

Maruti 800 City fuel economy

The successful Indian hatchback offers a mileage of 16.1 kmpl in urban areas.

Maruti 800 Highway fuel economy

The Highway fuel economy of Maruti 800 in all of its models is an impressive 25.7 km per litre.

Maruti 800 ARAI rated economy

Maruti 800 has an ARAI rated economy of 16 kmpl in its all models.

Maruti 800 Tank Range

Tank fuel capacity of Maruti 800 is 28 litres and a tank range of about 448kms

Maruti 800 Handling Braking & Safety

The 800 does not have many safety features and is starting to show age. The handling is good though as it feels nippy around corners and it is very easy to drive in the city and park. Steering is light and the small size of the car help in this aspect too.

What we like
Nippy handling.
What we don't like
No safety features.

Maruti 800 Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Maruti 800 Handling

4-speed manual gearbox gave a better handling along with Macpherson suspension.

Maruti 800 Braking performance

The Maruti 800 comes with front Disc and rear Drum brakes. The braking performance is good and ensures safety of the occupants.

Maruti 800 Safety features

There was no such mechanized safety features included in the Maruti 800. Just the power and torque offered by the engine could give a comfortable and safe ride. No central locking system was there.

Maruti 800 ABS

ABS is not available in any of the models of Maruti 800.

Maruti 800 Traction control

No traction Control system present in any of the models available in Maruti 800.

Maruti 800 Comfort & Suspension

Maruti has finely tuned its suspension to absorb all the bad roads and provide a decent driving experience to its passengers. It has decent ride quality which cushions the bumps well though it is a tad bouncy. The noise and vibration levels are well controlled in this car and it’s easy to flick around in city driving conditions and provides adequate highway stability.

What we like
Decent refinement.
What we don't like
Ride is bouncy.

Maruti 800 Comfort & Suspension Details

Maruti 800 Comfort

Maruti 800 is a four seater. Passenger comfort rating gets a four on a scale of 10. The seats are not comfortable and luxuriously fabricated.

Maruti 800 Front suspension

The Maruti800's new model comes with McPherson Strut and coil suspension

Maruti 800 Rear suspension

The rear suspension of Maruti 800 came with coil springs and gas filled shock absorbers for facilitating a smoother ride in this Indian bestseller.

Maruti 800 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3335 mm
Overall Width 1440 mm
Overall Height 1405 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm

Engine

Torque 59Nm @2500rpm
Displacement 796 cc
Power 37PS @5000rpm
No of Cylinders 3

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 18.7 kmpl
Mileage City 13.1 kmpl
Mileage Overall 14.2 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 145 / 70 R12
Wheel Size 12 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Maruti 800 Features

Maruti 800 Std BSIII Uniq AC BSIII AC LPG Std LPG
ABS ----
Airbags ----
Power Steering ----
Power Windows ----
Audio System ----
Alloy Wheels ----

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Maruti 800 Colors

  • Blue Blaze
  • Brick Red
  • Superior White
  • Silky Silver

Maruti 800 Price

Maruti 800 Price in New Delhi

Rs 2.21 L - 2.30 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Maruti 800 ranges from Rs 2.21 Lakh to Rs 2.30 Lakh. Maruti 800 is available in 5 variants. To find the on road price of Maruti 800 you need to click on the check on road price.

Maruti 800 has 3 Petrol variant(s), 2 LPG variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti 800 Std BSIII which has a Petrol engine, and starts at --, the most expensive variant is Maruti 800 Std LPG which has a LPG engine and is for -- .

Maruti 800 News

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Maruti 800 Reviews

Expert Reviews

Maruti 800
Tata Nano Twist Vs Maruti Alto 800 LXi
By Kanika Sood Posted on May,05,12 7:32 PM

Entry-level car segment is a very interesting segment in India. Reason number one There has been no car till date, since 2000, that has been able to de-throne the leader Maruti Suzuki Alto.Reason number two Despite an overall sluggish behaviour

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Tata Nano versus Maruti 800
By Meghan Naik Posted on Oct,10,23 4:46 PM

Tata Nano is the worlds cheapest car to buy and is built by Tata Motors. Tata Motors which proved to the world with its engineering capabilities and innovation that it could build the worlds most affordable and low cost car. It was built to the bud

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Maruthi 800 AC
By Posted on Jul,07,31 7:13 AM

Pros Most realistic car for the indian roads

Cons No pwer brakes or power steering

for the ditches & uneven roads, 7 when there's no parking everywhere, its the most convenient 4 wheeler

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needed engine
By Posted on Aug,08,08 11:25 AM

Pros good mileage

Cons more jerks

can any one please guide me how can i purchase the new engine with automatic transmission for my maruti 800 car and that can be suitable to convert the car with that engine can that engine be installed in normal maruit 800 Thanks

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Poor Service provided by Maruti
By Posted on Jul,07,03 11:31 AM

Pros Good Mileage, but poor service by company

Cons Poor service provided by company

I own a Maruti 800AC bought in Sep 2005 through Competent Automobile, Delhi, ever since I bought my vehicle I had been through extensive trouble, the complete experience had been extremely poor with Competent Automobile, Gazipur, Delhi. But the current experience with Competent Automobile, Gurgaon was a nightmare experience and made me feel regretted about opting for a brand called MARUTI. Now without wasting much of your time I shall share my experience with you. I along with my family was going to Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan) on 12th April 08, we started from home at around 545pm and after crossing Manasar we meet with a massive accident at 830am, though none of us were hurt, but the vehicle was in bad shape and it had to been taken to nearest Maruti service station. After clearing all formalities like police complaint etc, I reached at competent Automobile at 430pm, the vehicle was received by Mr Ashish in Body Shop, I was given a time frame of 10days for repairing the vehicle i.e. 22nd April was the delivery day. Now to see the progress of work I reach Competent Automobile on 17th April at 130pm without informing them, I was surprise to see that the vehicle was not attended by Competent was keep in poor share, i.e. full of dust etc. I got furious seeing this and reported the matter to Mr. Pankaj Narula, GM Maruti Udyog as soon as I got back to my office at 2.30pm. I didnt receive any reply from Maruti from next 4 to 5 days, I was really surprise to see such a poor service from them, so I decided to give him a call, but he was not available to talk, later I spoke to Mr. KK Gaur, who was heading Maruti Service, north. After several calls and email I finally got my vehicle on 25th April 08, but there was no body to explain the job carried out on the vehicle, neither the company provided me copies of bills. The list of problems were never ending. I had contacted following people but non of them looked into the problems, Mr. Pankaj Narula (GM Maruti, Mr. Ramaswamy (chairman, National Insurance) and Mr. Kamal Kumar (CEO, Competent Automobile) I feel like being cheated by Competent Automobile, Maruti Udyog Limited and National Insurance Company. Now I am planning to approach the consumer cost of India to file a legal case against the companies. I would request you all not to buy any products from above companies, customers dont have any importance to them. Thanks for reading my review.

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beautiful car for small family
By Posted on Sep,09,09 1:37 AM

Pros great looks and milage

Cons nothing

very nice compact car for a small family. hassle free , no problems with maintenance as its cheaper, we get parts easily, no other make can can fial this car as it has become the choice of all

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My Maruthi; my love
By Posted on Oct,10,01 3:57 AM

Pros Very handy and reliable

Cons seat cushions to be improved for long distance travel

My Maruthi 800DX TN O5 H 7534 gives me 24.84 kms per litre of petrol and crossed 25kmpl once.In Chennai city drive it gives me more than 20kmpl.So I am unable to make up my mind for a REPLACEMENT.SIMONS

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