Maruti Ritz vs Maruti A-Star

Ritz is the newest addition to Maruti Suzuki Indias hatchback cars. Petrol and diesel versions are available for the car. It houses a 1.2 litre engine and packs more power and more style. It is a high end hatchback, based on the Swift, yet a comparison with the previous release from Maruti, the A-star will be invevitable. An overall comparison is given below.

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Length : 3500mm

Width : 1600mm

Height : 1490mm

Wheelbase : 2360mm

Ground Clearance : 170mm


Length : 3715mm

Width : 1680mm

Height : 1620mm

Wheelbase : 2360mm

Ground Clearance : 170mm



Fuel capacity : 35l

Type : KB series

Max Power : 67PS/6200rpm

Max Torque : 90Nm/3500rpm

Capacity : 998cc/cm cube

Transmission : 5 speed manual

Ritz (Petrol)

Fuel capacity : 43l

Max Power : 85PS/6000rpm

Max Torque : 113Nm/4500rpm

Capacity : 1197cc/cm cube

Transmission : 5 speed manual

Other Specs


Brakes : Front-Ventilated Disc , Rear - Drum

Suspension : Front - Mcpherson strut and coil spring, Rear- Isolated trailing link and coil spring


Brakes : Front-Ventilated Disc , Rear - Drum

Suspension : Front - Mcpherson strut and coil spring, Rear- Torsion beam and coil spring


A-star- Lxi, Vxl, Zxi

Ritz - Lxi, Vxl, Zxi


A-star is available in 9 different colors and the Ritz in 8 colors.

Safety & Features

Astar provides ABS and dual airbags in the high end model Zxi only. Power window is available in the two top models. Power steering is available for all three models. Tachometer available only in Zxi. Front fog lamps are also available only in Zxi.

Similar to Astar, Ritz also has ABS and dual air bags only in the top end model Zxi. Power steering is given for all three models. Tachometer available for top two models.

Price (subject to variations)


Lxi : 3.4lakhs

Vxi : 3.7 lakhs

Zxi : 4.1 lakhs


Lxi : 3.9 lakhs

Vxi : 4.2 lakhs

Zxi : 4.8 lakhs

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Comments 22 comments

rohan 7 years ago

useful article. thanks

abhi99 7 years ago

thank you man!!! its nicely tabulated,please specify the mileage sector if possible

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macro_life 7 years ago from India Author

Ritz mileage : Diesel 12kmpl, Petrol 10kmpl

Astar mileage :13kmpl

Mileage given is for city driving and is only approximate.

devika 6 years ago

helpful info, thanks.

just mention which is suitable for feminine driving

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macro_life 6 years ago from India Author

well devika, there is no such thing as feminine driving. But i think women are usually more comfortable with smaller cars.

In that case , go for the A-star.

Angel 6 years ago

Really useful information given thanx

santhosh 6 years ago

ritz an awesome car... interiors of ritz are superb, even better den i20,jazz and fabia.. u will enjoy d luxury comfort when driving ritz.As far engine is considered, petrol k series and diesel engine..both are too good... ritz have more sapce, comfortable legroom and head space..

make friends 6 years ago

i buyed a-star vxi it is really good looking car. it is too good.

prasad nair 6 years ago

I had a astar it's very good better but ritz came after a star so it may be better then a star but has same engine

i do not think that we should bye bye ritz

to be continude.....

Watson 6 years ago

Ritz has superb ride quality. Suspension is very soft and soaks all the bumps on road. Ritz is returning 19 kmpl of diesel. Ritz has great pickup and power delivery. Braking is excellent and car is stable at higher speeds. A Star is true star

Ramya 6 years ago

Maruti A Star is going to stir the segment because, Maruti will launch A Star with automatic gears in July 2010. Yes friends, now I will book A Star automatic instead of that Korean car i10

Prabhu 6 years ago

maruti is giving automatic gears to A star and the car will be available from mid of july 2010. If you are looking for automatic variant, go for A Star. 6 years ago

Maruti A-Star has huge scope. Especially the recently launched Automatic variant is priced 22,000 rupees lesser than i10 automatic. Hence, all will go only for A Star automatic...

Muthukrishnan 6 years ago

mileage of A Star in long ride

mohan rao 5 years ago

A-star is Good car really I am enjoying it.

manish rai 5 years ago

i bought astar 1 year back its giving mil. of 20kmpl ,its the best car in this segment and at this price range

sandeep 5 years ago

Astar getting a mileage of 22kmpl

junu 5 years ago

it is true or falls ???

king of road 4 years ago

A star is the best to steer and one having guts can play the road.

snpailoor 4 years ago

i have an a-star which gives a milage of 22 kms per lite in highway and 17 up in city with ac on. the best among all cars. i really enjoy the driving.

amit 4 years ago

a star is wonderful car

Arun 3 years ago

is astar production is going to stop. is it astar spare parts available in market??

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