Maruti 800 Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti 800
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maruti 800 Mileage and Running Costs
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.
Maruti 800 Mileage View full detail
|Maruti 800 Petrol Variants|
|Maruti 800 Std BSIII||16.1 kmpl|
|Maruti 800 AC BSIII||16.1 kmpl|
|Maruti 800 Uniq||--|
|Maruti 800 LPG Variants|
|Maruti 800 AC LPG||12.7 km/kg|
|Maruti 800 Std LPG||12.7 km/kg|
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.
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.
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
|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|
Maruti 800 Features
|Maruti 800||Std BSIII||AC BSIII||Uniq||AC LPG||Std LPG|
Maruti 800 Price
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 -- .
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Maruti 800 Reviews
By Sarina Bhandary 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
By navneet agarwal 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
By rajesh bahl Posted on Sep,09,09 1:37 AM
Pros great looks and milage
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
By A Saraf 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.
By Simon Albert Albert 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