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Which is the Best Car: Hyundai Eon vs Maruti Alto? Please compare

Updated on December 7, 2011
Hyundai Eon Silver
Hyundai Eon Silver

This is a critic of “Which is a Better Car - Hyundai Eon or Maruti Alto. Compare” that is done by another car reviewer, Gagan, at Actually Gagan raised a few points on my hub "Hyundai Eon Vs Alto K10 Vs i10 Vs Santro" to which I have given a few answers that “why people love Eon more than Alto”. Anyone wanting to start a discussion regarding this comparison and critic can do this via the comment box below the SHARE IT button of this page. Here we go:

Hello Gagan, regarding your point #8 in the above comparison:

Hyundai Eon got Fluidic-stylish looks compared to Maruti Alto while this can be judgmental also and subject to ones own purview” is the main point why Hyundai Eon will sell like hot cakes.

Remember time has changed and there is more recognition and appreciation to appeal, style, exteriors, and other things. Eon is the car of "YOUNG" people who want more style, power, performance all packed up in a single car. By young, I don’t mean only people between 17 to 30 years of age but it is about anyone even a person who is 60 years of age but is more stylish and innovative. More curvy looks are in rather than FLAT exteriors of Alto.

Hyundai Eon Boot Space
Hyundai Eon Boot Space

One point that you have not mentioned in your comparison of Eon and Alto K10 is that Eon cannot compete with Maruti on price. There is a 40 k difference in base models of both cars and Eon is costly by 40000 INR which is a huge difference from first time car buyer's perspective. If the base model of Eon had been 239,000 lacs instead of present 269,000 lakhs INR, a whole bunch of Maruti's share would have been lost permanently until and unless Maruti comes up with a more stylish Alto or some other model in comparison of Eon in the future but this has not happened as Hyundai’s purpose is not to cut back on Maruti’s share but they have read and surveyed the mentality of Indian minds better than Maruti’s by developing Eon.

Hyundai has understood the real need of people. If they would have thought of just developing a car that can simply outperform Alto, they would have simply priced it at 225000 lakhs INR. This is the difference between the mentality of Hyundai and Maruti. By this, I don’t mean to underestimate Maruti as it is still the unbeatable leader in Indian auto industry due to its vast network of service centers, better customer care, on-time delivery, and unique used car exchange platforms like True Value which brings in more and more loyal customers in. Also a thing like True Value does not exist with any other car brand in India. Maruti is unique in that.

Plus the most important thing is that I own an Alto and I know about the CRAMPED INTERIORS and ANCIENT STYLE of this car. Just like thousands of Alto users in India, I was waiting for Maruti to launch a car which can be around 30000 INR or more costly but should be packed with style, performance, better maneuverability, and space unlike like present day Alto. Maruti needs to be innovative with its entry level cars also like it is doing with Ritz and Swift. If this can be achieved which I think is not a very far fetched dream, then Maruti will remain as a leader of entry level cars in India.


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      Ahdilarum 3 years ago

      Good review and comparison is between two cars only. Nowadays market is having lots of cars and models.

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      Surjeet kumar 4 years ago

      I am confuse between alto K-10 and Eon Delite+. I am going to purchase first time. Please guide me which one will be better to purchase ?

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      Rajinder Soni 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for your comments friends.

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      umesh sharma 4 years ago

      eon car is batter than alto 800 , don't confused go and purchase eon

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      munna 5 years ago

      just say that eon or alto 800

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      hemendra kumar singh 5 years ago

      i m confused between eon era+ & alto 800 lxi, i m going to purchase my 1st car , will u pls help me to give me a right direction b/w alto 800 & eon.

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      akshit rana 5 years ago

      just suggest me which is heavy in weight eon sportz or alto lxi

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      akshit 5 years ago

      eon is bestttttttttttttttt.

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes you can go ahead with the Eon. It's gaining momentum nowadays.

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      Lokesh,patna 5 years ago

      I am confuse between alto k10 and eon eraplus.I am new user ,going to purchese first time . I am investing so much money,so plz guide me and give me right direction that which one will be better to purchese? I am so hurry .

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      Sameer 5 years ago

      Hi Soni,

      Its a year now when the article was written. What are your view about the EON now. Alto K10 is still the best.

      I'm reading many articles/sites these days as I've to buy one car, which may be EON/AltoK10/CV Beat/Tata Indiaca. But I'm not sure which one to pickup from them.

      I'm still somewhat inclined to EON as 1st time I like some car from Hyundai. (Talking about the looks). I didn't liked the looks of i10/i20 at all. but EON, yes.... looks very b'ful. Though I even know that when it comes to Maruti, its the best trusted brand in India.

      But I want to know more about the EON or rather overall all Hyundai.

      How is the servicing/part availability of EON?

      If we look at the price/features factors. Maruti K10 still rocks in all but it does not have looks at all.

      I'm totally confused? and yes, I'm 1st time buyer, and I've used K10 many times but not yet EON

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @S.K. Das, really funny comment buddy. hahaaaahaaaa..

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      s.k.das 5 years ago

      I think both R best (Apne Apne jaga o pay) . Pasand apne apne , App ko ALTO pasand app Alto lelo. App ko EON pasand app EON lelo.Bhai paisa app ka , to gaddi to app ki ho gee,charangay v app. Hum to shrif dakhan gay .But Kintu Parantu Bandhu ALTO lay k ghumo gay to PADOSAN bolay ga "Rent pay car Q lay tay ho ak naya laylo na"

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      Helbin lai 5 years ago

      Maruti suzuki is the best it has low cost, great milliage, low maintanence, great to drive, good looks and safety security.

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      Jithinraj 6 years ago

      I think alto is best which compare to eon because alto is more length than eon.and in interior more space is on alto lxi.alto gives 19.3 miliage with a/c in my alto i think alto is best

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      SONY RANA 6 years ago


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      atl 6 years ago

      Eon is a best car to buy?

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      Vino 6 years ago

      Can Anyone Suggest a Good Practical Reason/Comparison for Purchasing a Hyundai Eon against Maruti Alto-K10

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      RAMKI 6 years ago


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      CHANDU S KUMAR 6 years ago


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      yuvraj mishra 6 years ago

      i like eon it is best

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      rajeev kumar 6 years ago

      Eon is the worst car I have had. Its gears keep vibrating

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      shabin 6 years ago

      which is the best economical car....please rply....+919747348932 dis ma number..

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      Natu 6 years ago

      I own K10 its been 2 months and rode for about 3000Kms.

      Its really superb in case of Milage as i am getting 22 on highway and 17 to 18 KM in the city.

      Really worth for money.

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      dilip 6 years ago

      wich is value 4 money car between alto 800LX- eon era. i want to buy in 10 to 15 days. wich is economical in maintenance and in petrol consumption. as this is my first car. plz advice...

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      mandy 6 years ago

      i am confused between Alto 800 lxi & Eon era. i want reliable car.plz suggest me one.

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      mohit gujjar 6 years ago

      k10 is amaging .... afterall maruti is true on mileage. i own a white vxi and feel amaging. giving miliage of 18 after 4000kms local in this crude patrol prices. comfortwise feature wise quick close. i got this toy for 3.38 with center locking, leather covers, mats, mud flap, nippon double din stereo and speakers all perfact. and because of flat shape no need to worry if wants to get in shaper later.

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      Shivam 6 years ago

      @sanjay singh bisht u cannot underestimate hyundai

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hello Allan buy i10 1.1 and Kunj Patel thank you so much for sharing your views about Eon.

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      kunj patel 6 years ago

      mene eon kharid li he. its interior iz very beautiful than alto. and peacop was amaizing. and also very big space dan alto. and ya milege iz 19 in city.

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      allan 6 years ago

      I am from israel. Pls compare alto 1.0 automatic vs. i10 1.1 inspire automatic. I cannot decide which to buy...

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for expressing your view Mehul but it is a bit confusing.

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      MEHUL JOSHI 6 years ago

      Hello, all i appriciate comments & views from you all.

      i took test drive of both EON & Alto. from my experience EON is more stylish & comfortable inside. About engine & power i would like to ask queastion. Why one buy family car for comfort & convineance or for race & long travels?? If the intension is to buy the car for race & long travel then maruti 800 would have been great failure by maruti.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      No that's not a type Sudarshan. I am talking about the being costly by 30000 INR and not 3 lakhs INR.

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      Sudharshan 6 years ago

      Nice review Soni. But I guess there is a typo in your last paragraph! Isn't that 300000 INR ?!

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      Sanjay Singh Bisht 6 years ago

      go for ALTO k10....It's far better than EON.I had a santro and it gave me 10 km per litre where as co claims 18.Whereas,K10 is already giving me 16 in city and 21 in Highway.AC is so coooooooooool. You compare the power,torque,fuel effeciency,length,leg space..........anything man....ALTO K10 Roczzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and offense man..................IT SUCS..

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      shubbu 6 years ago

      hello soni, can u tell which car should i buy eon or i10 as my first car.

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for sharing your view point Inspired to Write.

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      Dale J Ovenstone 6 years ago from Wales UK

      Hi soni2006 great review & a well wriiten hub, in my experience & point of view, I realise 'total reliability' & 'economically to run' are also two of the most vital elements a car can posses. Problem free mototring. That is why I would choose hyundai within your context of car differences. (I don't know too much about Maruti)

      Regards Dale

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      Rajinder Soni 6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Chevy Spark is going to have a big impact and that's clear and you are totally right about Santro GLS' price. Great review. Let's wait for some time to see what turns on next.

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      Gagan Modi 6 years ago from Delhi, India

      Hello Soni, Appreciate your refined review on both the cars !! The comparison which we intend to mention is b/w similar pricing range i.e Eon Dlite Option with Alto K10 Lxi...

      Looks, Appeal, Style matters - but for an entry segment customer - what equally matters more is the Power, Pickup, Engine . Suggest users to have a test drive of Eon which has been done with Alto K10 the very same day. Feel the Difference. Moreover with the discount offers going on of Rs. 10K cash discount + MP3 player worth Rs. 10K - Alto K10 Lxi appeals.

      Even , if you compare the top end Eon Sportz - then it follows a direct competition with its own Santro GLS.

      Its too expensive to buy a Car EON Sportz at a higher price than top end Santro GLS (which after discount of Rs. 20,000) is economical then EON sportz .

      To be honest - we feel that instead of Eon hitting the leader Alto - it will have more impact on Chevy Spark.

      Thanks !!


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