Compare Maruti Suzuki 800 and Hyundai Eon

Key difference: The Maruti Suzuki 800 and the Hyundai Eon are both predominant hatchback cars, which are produced and sold in India. They differ in terms of their performance, engine capacity, transmission, etc.

Maruti Suzuki 800 was first launched in the year 1983 and since then has gone on to become one of the most sold cars in the world. The 800 was one of the very first hatchback cars to be sold in Asian countries such as India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The car features a decent 796 cc engine, which is run only on petrol, with a mileage of 16.1 kmpl. Accommodating four persons at once, the 800 facilitates manual transmission using four gears. Having seat upholstery made out of artificial leather, the 800 doesn’t provide the standard conventional features such as an anti-lock braking system, airbags, central locking, alloy wheels, etc. It would be a major folly on one’s part to expect modern provisions from a traditional machine like the 800, especially at the price at which it is marketed. However, the 800 still proves to be a cheap and viable means of transportation that promises reasonable performance, along with a happy nostalgia of one's yesteryears.

The Hyundai Eon is a smartly designed hatchback variant, which is specifically targeted at the transportation needs of an upper middle class, or a middle class family. Manufactured in collaboration with the South Korean Hyundai research and development center, the Hyundai Eon has its production base in Chennai, India. The car was launched on 1 October 2011 in India, March 2012 in the Philippines, and June 2012 in Vietnam. The car is exported to a few other Southeast Asian countries as well, from the Chennai plant itself. Packing in a decent amount of standard features such as an 814 cc engine, 21.1 kmpl mileage capacity and a five-gear manual transmission system, the Eon is competitively priced in many car markets around the world. Apart from its jazzy presentation, the Hyundai Eon also delivers some top notch car aspects such as power steering, remote controlled central locking system, provision of airbags, power windows, and a fully fabric seat upholstery. However, a significant downside for Hyundai with this car is that the mentioned features do not make the cut in its basic models. Regardless of this one shortcoming, it can be said that the Hyundai Eon is indeed among a consumer’s best bet, especially in the hatchback section.

Comparison between Maruti Suzuki 800 and Hyundai Eon:

Overview:

 

Maruti Suzuki 800

Hyundai Eon

Fuel Type                    

Petrol

Petrol

Mileage-City(kmpl)                 

13.1

17.3

Mileage-Highway(kmpl)                       

16.1

21.1

Fuel Tank Capacity(litres)                       

28

32

Seating Capacity                      

4

5

Transmission Type                   

Manual

Manual

Engine Description                   

0.8-litre 37bhp 6V Hi-Tech Petrol Engine

0.8-litre 55.2bhp 9V SOHC Petrol Engine

Engine Displacement(cc)                       

796

814

Maximum Power                     

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Engine:

 

Maruti Suzuki 800

Hyundai Eon

Engine Type                

Hi-Tech Petrol Engine

SOHC Petrol Engine

Engine Description                   

0.8-litre 37bhp 6V Hi-Tech Petrol Engine

0.8-litre 55.2bhp 9V SOHC Petrol Engine

Engine Displacement(cc)                       

796

814

No. of Cylinders          

3

3

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Valves Per Cylinder     

2

3

Valve Configuration     

SOHC

SOHC

Fuel Supply System     

MPFI

MPFI

Transmission

Transmission Type       

Manual

Manual

Gear box                     

4 Speed

5 Speed

Drive Type      

FWD  

FWD

Suspension System

Front Suspension         

 

McPherson Strut and Coil Spring

McPherson Strut WIth Coil Spring and Anti Roll Bar

Rear Suspension          

 

 

Coil Spring With Gas Filled Shock Absorbers

Torsion Beam Axle With Coil Spring

ShockAbsorbers Type 

Gas Filled

Gas Type

Steering

Steering Type              

Manual

Manual

Brake System

Front Brake Type        

Disc

Disc

Rear Brake Type         

Drum

Drum

Performance

Top Speed                  

144km/hr

135km/hr

Acceleration (0-100 kmph)

21 seconds

19 Seconds

Fuel

Mileage-City (kmpl)                

13.1

17.3

Mileage-Highway (kmpl)                       

16.1

21.1

Fuel Type        

Petrol  

Petrol

Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)

28

32

Emission Norm Compliance

BS III

BSIV

Tyres

Tyre Size                     

145/70 R12

145/80 R12

Tyre Type                   

Radial Tyres

Tubeless Tyres

Wheel Size                  

R12

R12

Other Specifications

Seating Capacity          

4

5

No of Doors                

4

5

Features:

 

Maruti Suzuki 800

Hyundai Eon

Remote Trunk Opener

No

Yes

Remote Fuel Lid Opener

No

Yes

Low Fuel Warning Light

Yes

Yes

Rear Seat Headrest

Yes

No

Cup Holders-Front

No

Yes

Seat Lumbar Support

No

Yes

Foldable Rear Seat

Bench Folding 

Bench Folding

Interior

Tachometer

Yes

Yes

Electronic Multi-Tripmeter

No

Yes

Fabric Upholstery

Yes

Yes

Glove Compartment

Yes

Yes

Digital Clock

No

Yes

Digital Odometer

No

Yes

Exterior

Adjustable Headlights

Yes

No

Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror

Yes

Yes

Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror

Yes

Yes

Wheel Covers

No

Yes

Rear Spoiler

No

Yes

Chrome Grille

No

Yes

Dimensions:

 

Maruti Suzuki 800

Hyundai Eon

Length             

3335mm

3495mm

Width  

1440mm          

1550mm

Height             

1405mm

1500mm

Ground Clearance       

170mm

170mm

Wheel Base                 

2175mm

2380mm

Safety:

 

Maruti Suzuki 800

Hyundai Eon

Child Safety Locks

No

Yes

Anti-Theft Alarm

Yes

No

Halogen Headlamps

Yes

Yes

Rear Seat Belts

Yes

Yes

Side Impact Beams

Yes

Yes

Front Impact Beams

No

Yes

Adjustable Seats

Yes

Yes

Engine Immobilizer

No

Yes

Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank

Yes

Yes

Note: The above comparison is between the base models of the respective cars.

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