Maruti Ritz Variants

Petrol Variants
  • Mileage
    Engine
    Price Start
  • LXI
    18.5 kmpl
    1197 cc
    ` 4.38 Lakh
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  • VXI
    18.5 kmpl
    1197 cc
    ` 4.73 Lakh
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  • VXI (ABS)
    18.5 kmpl
    1197 cc
    ` 4.98 Lakh
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  • ZXI
    18.5 kmpl
    1197 cc
    ` 5.33 Lakh
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  • VXI AT
    17.16 kmpl
    1197 cc
    ` 5.97 Lakh
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Diesel Variants
  • LDi
    23.2 kmpl
    1248 cc
    ` 5.46 Lakh
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  • VDi
    23.2 kmpl
    1248 cc
    ` 5.79 Lakh
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  • VDi ABS
    23.2 kmpl
    1248 cc
    ` 5.97 Lakh
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  • ZDi
    23.2 kmpl
    1248 cc
    ` 6.38 Lakh
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Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti Ritz

3/4 view of Maruti Ritz

Maruti Ritz Road Test

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

UPDATED: Read the review of the new look Ritz Automatic (click)

Known as the Suzuki Splash in the international market, Maruti launched this tall boy mid-sized hatchback in the Indian market in May 2009. In 2012 it has been given a face-lift with new features and design tweaks plus only a diesel is offered. The Ritz surely has a good road presence and the front end is dominated by a pair of big, vertically positioned headlamps and a new front design. Other changes include a signature front smiling grille embossed with Suzuki logo, new headlamp, rear spoiler. You get choice of three new colours- Mystique Red, Granite Grey & Breeze Blue.Being a tall boy offering, there is no dearth of headroom in the Ritz. Infact, the first thing that strikes you, before even sitting in the car, is the ease of getting in.The speedometer console in itself looks great, especially once it gets dark on the outside. While the front two passengers can end up being very comfortable, space at the rear can be tight if you have two tall people sitting on the front seats. Changes to the new Ritz include red dual tone interiors, multi-information display in Instrument Panel- including fuel efficiency, new Audio with USB, electrically adjustable ORVM and Day & Night IRVM. Like is the case with the Swift and Dzire, the Ritz also uses the same FIAT derived multi-jet unit that displaces 1248cc and puts out 75PS of power with 190Nm of torque. . It also has a respectable ARAI rated economy of 23.2kmpl. The NVH levels of the diesel version are good and the engine is pretty smooth and silent for a diesel unit. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is also a petrol engine which is also available with an automatic option. The mileage of the automatic is 17.6 kmpl. When it comes to suspension, the high seating position and a relatively light steering makes the Ritz easy to drive in traffic. It isn’t as agile as the Swift Low speed ride on the lower variants is good due to their tall tyre walls though on the ZXI, the undulations, especially sharp ones, are easily transmitted into the cabin.High speed stability is pretty impressive and the Ritz feels at home at triple digit highway speeds.The Maruti Ritz diesel has a starting price of Rs 5.3 lakh. A new variant is the fullyloaded ZDi which is priced at Rs 6.3 lakh ex-showrrom. Recently Maruti also added the Ritz automatic to the line-up which is only available with a petrol Ritz. and has a four speed automatic gearbox. The new Ritz is a sporty yet practical small car. For a detailed analysis read below.

Maruti Ritz Fascia

Maruti Ritz Interiors

Being a tall boy offering, there is no dearth of headroom in the Ritz. Infact, the first thing that strikes you, before even sitting in the car, is the ease of getting in. The seats aren’t placed low, Ergonomics are spot on – for example the higher placed gear lever just falls into your left hand so easily! Like the A-Star, higher trim levels get an external tachometer which in this case sits on the left side of the single pod speedometer console. The speedometer console in itself looks great, especially once it gets dark on the outside. While the front two passengers can end up being very comfortable, space at the rear can be tight if you have two tall people sitting on the front seats. Changes to the new Ritz include red dual tone interiors, multi-information display in Instrument Panel- including fuel efficiency, new Audio with USB, electrically adjustable ORVM and Day & Night IRVM.

What we like
New features are welcome
What we don't like
Legroom and boot space could be better

Maruti Ritz Interiors Details

Maruti Ritz Boot space

Ritz has 236litres of boot space in the car, which is quite enough for a family hatchback car. The 60 40 folding rear seats is of great help wherein you can store in extra luggage in case of long drive.

Maruti Ritz Speedometer

Ritz has got a huge speedometer which is clearly visible from the driver point of view.

Maruti Ritz Gear lever

The gear lever in the Ritz is very small and handy and well within the reach of the driver.

Maruti Ritz Cup holders

There are cup holders in the Ritz

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Maruti Ritz Exteriors

The Ritz surely has a good road presence and the front end is dominated by a pair of big, vertically positioned headlamps and a new front design. Other changes include a signature front smiling grille embossed with Suzuki signia, stylish headlamp, sporty rear spoiler, elegant Body Side moulding and three new colours- Mystique Red, Granite Grey & Breeze Blue.

The bonnet itself is short and raised which gives the Ritz a hint of sportiness. The roofline’s curvature dips down sharply after reaching its peak, further adding to the sportiness to the tall overtures of the car.

What we like
New grille looks good
What we don't like
Basic shape is same

Maruti Ritz Exteriors Details

Maruti Ritz Front design

The cars exterior look is very sporty and attracts lot many people in just a single glance. Ritz is a very smart and classy car that posses very dynamic and robust look. The car is surely a head turner

Maruti Ritz Rear design

Rear visibility is a bit of an issue with the Ritz. The cars styling; its the oddly angled rear doors and pillars which support those gorgeous-looking boomerang tail-lights that create the massive blind spot.

Maruti Ritz Side profile

the roof line that flows in an arc to combine with the vertical rear window of the Maruti Ritz and conveys a sense of lively movement with stability at high speed

Maruti Ritz Ground Clearance

The ground clearance of 170 mm in the Ritz is pretty good.

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Maruti Ritz Engine & Performance

On the Ritz there is only a diesel option . Like is the case with the Swift and Dzire, the Ritz also uses the same FIAT derived multi-jet unit that displaces 1248cc and puts out 75PS of power with 190Nm of torque. . The NVH levels of the diesel version are good and the engine is pretty smooth and silent for a diesel unit. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The auto Ritz comes in petrol only and has a 4-speed automatic gearbox.

What we like
Diesel improved, no petrol
What we don't like
Refinement could be better

Maruti Ritz Engine & Performance Details

Maruti Ritz Acceleration

The acceleration of any car is mainly dependent on the power, torque and transmission gearbox of the car. The pickup and acceleration of a car is very much essential and one cannot ignore its importance Maruti Ritz crosses the barrier of 100 Kms in just 14.71 seconds and reaches top speed of 156kmph.

Maruti Ritz Top speed

Ritz has a top speed of about 170kmph.

Maruti Ritz In-gear acceleration

Maruti Suzuki Ritz can reach between 40 - 60 in 3.57 seconds in 3rd gear and 80 to 100 in 6.11 seconds.

Maruti Ritz Gearbox

The gearbox too is superb with short, snappy shifts via the console-mounted gear lever. Ritz uses six-step manual gearbox.

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Maruti Ritz Mileage and Running Costs

Maruti Ritz Petrol Mileage 18.5 kmpl

Maruti Ritz Diesel Mileage 23.2 kmpl

The Ritz diesel version has a 1248 cc engine with 75 PS and has got some changes to make it more efficient. It has now got an ARAI efficiency of 23.2 kmpl which is very good and efficient also. The Ritz petrol gives 18.5 kmpl and the automatic gives 17.6 kmpl.

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Maruti Ritz Petrol Variants
Maruti Ritz LXI 18.5 kmpl
Maruti Ritz VXI 18.5 kmpl
Maruti Ritz VXI (ABS) 18.5 kmpl
Maruti Ritz ZXI 18.5 kmpl
Maruti Ritz VXI AT 17.16 kmpl
Maruti Ritz Diesel Variants
Maruti Ritz LDi 23.2 kmpl
Maruti Ritz VDi 23.2 kmpl
Maruti Ritz VDi ABS 23.2 kmpl
Maruti Ritz ZDi 23.2 kmpl

Maruti Ritz Diesel Mileage

Ritz gives an overall mileage of 20.75kmpl. On highway it gives 32kmpl and in city it gives 17kmpl.

Maruti Ritz Mileage Details

Maruti Ritz City fuel economy

Ritz returns 17kmpl in the city

Maruti Ritz Highway fuel economy

Ritz returns about 32kms in the highways.

Maruti Ritz ARAI rated economy

The fuel efficiency has been increased to 23.2kmpl (ARAI rating)

Maruti Ritz Tank Range

Ritz has a tank range of about 850 Kms which is quite a lot of distance.

Maruti Ritz Handling Braking & Safety

When it comes to suspension, the high seating position and a relatively light steering makes the Ritz easy to drive in traffic. Being a tall boy, you do expect body roll around corners and curves but the car surprises you with its behavior. It isn’t as agile as the Swift though. Steering feedback is good though and its light but direct.

What we like
Easy to drive
What we don't like
Handling not as good as Swift

Maruti Ritz Handling Braking & Safety Details

Maruti Ritz Handling

The light clutch and easy steering all do their job in making the Ritz a zero-effort car to drive

Maruti Ritz Braking performance

Maruti Ritz are Ventilated Disc brakes and the rear brakes drum brakes which offers very safe drive in case of unexpected surprises in the road. The powerful braking system of Maruti Ritz is very helpful in de- accelerating the car when the car s moving in high speed

Maruti Ritz Safety features

Maruti Ritz is one of the safe cars with many advanced safety features. Maruti Ritz is packed with both active and passive safety features to safeguard you against the unexpected surprises that come in your way. Maruti Ritz is endowed with the life saving safety device, Dual front SRS Airbag in the car. This dual SRS Airbag is a very important safeguard which helps in providing a cushioning effect in collision and jerk and also reducing the impact of collision. Maruti Ritz is also packed with AB

Maruti Ritz ABS

There is an option for ABS in the car.

Maruti Ritz Traction control

Ritz doesnt have an option of traction control in the car.

Maruti Ritz Comfort & Suspension

When it comes to suspension, the high seating position and a relatively light steering makes the Ritz easy to drive in traffic. Low speed ride on the lower variants is good due to their tall tyre walls, the undulations, especially sharp ones, are easily transmitted into the cabin.High speed stability is pretty impressive and the Ritz feels at home at triple digit highway speeds.

What we like
Improved suspensio
What we don't like
Still a bit bouncy

Maruti Ritz Comfort & Suspension Details

Maruti Ritz Comfort

The cabin is remarkably airy thanks to large windows. The seats too are more comfortable than the interior space suggests, thanks to an upright seating position and loads of headroom. The generous and comfortable front seats with a high seating position translate to hours of stress-free city travel. Its amazing how much an extra couple of inches of height boost your confidence. Sitting in the Ritzs lofty seat

Maruti Ritz Front suspension

The best bit really is the suspension set-up which is softened for low-speed trundling over uneven roads. Ritz uses McPherson struts and coil spring at the front.

Maruti Ritz Rear suspension

Ritz uses torsion coil and beam spring at the rear. The Ritzs soft suspension, which is its greatest asset in the city, becomes a weakness on the highway.

Maruti Ritz Specifications

Maruti Ritz Technical Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3715 mm
Overall Width 1680 mm
Overall Height 1620 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm

Engine

Torque 113Nm @ 4500 rpm
Displacement 1197 cc
Power 87PS@ 6000 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 165 / 80 R 14
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Maruti Ritz Features

Maruti Ritz LXI VXI VXI (ABS) ZXI VXI AT LDi VDi VDi ABS ZDi
ABS
Airbags
Power Steering
Power Windows Front Only Front Only Front Only Front Only Front Only
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Maruti Ritz Colors

  • New Breeze Blue
  • New Mystique Red
  • Silky Silver
  • Bakers Chocolate
  • Superior White
  • New Granite Grey

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Maruti Ritz Price

Maruti Ritz Price in New Delhi

` 4.38 L - 6.38 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Maruti Ritz ranges from Rs 4.38 Lakh to Rs 6.38 Lakh. Maruti Ritz is available in 9 variants. To find the on road price of Maruti Ritz you need to click on the check on road price.

Maruti Ritz has 5 Petrol variant(s), 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti Ritz LXI which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 4.38 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Maruti Ritz ZDi which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 6.38 Lakh .

User Review of Maruti Ritz

ritz classic
Posted on Sep,09,14 4:12 PM

Pros great look,giving good mileage and many space

Cons nothing

this car sooo nice and good luking.giving good mileage.good interior design.having more space.nice gear placement.

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nice
Posted on Jun,06,17 11:32 PM

Pros great ..............

Cons nothing

i like this car very much ...... i want to buy this car

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RIRTZ POOR PERFORMANCE
Posted on Jun,06,01 8:05 AM

Pros very poor milage and is cost expensive

Cons ok

It is not giving mileage as described by company. Ms Pratham Motors HSR layout Bangalore is not reliable dealer in Bangalore. for further clarification may feel free to contact. This my second Maruti Vehicle I am very depressed from the dealer and performance of vehicle.

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The best car in a city
Posted on Aug,08,09 8:29 PM

Pros A great hight an cool looks.

Cons the lights are a little off fashion.

Its an excllent car to buy , i sugest you to not to buy swift it is very bad . you should buy RRRRRRIIIIIIITTTTTTTZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Maruti Ritz And Swift is superb
Posted on Sep,09,20 9:27 PM

Pros Good Performance,

Cons Average Performance,1

I am going to purchase the i ten cng model in 2011 but when check the performance of Ritz and Swift. Then i change my opinon and plan to purchase the maruti swift but due to waiting period i purhached the Ritz VDI. Now, i m thinking that my decision was good.

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