The key difference between these two transmission models of Maruti S-Presso is that a manual transmission requires you to do more work when the vehicle is in motion. An automatic transmission, on the other hand, does the grunt work for you, changing gears fluidly as you push on the gas pedal. If you are looking for a comfortable car for city commutes and like calm driving, you may opt for an automatic transmission version. On the other hand, if you want a better command of the vehicle and want like quick driving you can opt for a manual transmission.
S-Presso gearbox is pretty forgiving though, and you won't require too much frequent gear changing in city traffic. The AMT is also reasonably smooth and will do what an AMT is meant to. Maruti's AGS has come a long way, and so this is probably the best it will get. Also, if you planning a long drive in S-Presso, you need not to worry it will perform better only. Moreover, we would suggest you walk into the nearest dealership to take the test drive of the vehicle. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Car Showrooms.
For a perfect car choice, a comparison is to be done on the basis of price, size, space, mileage, performance, features, and other specs. The ex-showroom price of Maruti S-Presso STD (base) and Maruti Wagon R LXI (base) are Rs. 3.69 lakh and Rs. 4.34 lakh respectively. The claimed mileage for the Maruti S-Presso Petrol is 21.4 kmpl and the Maruti Wagon R Petrol is 22.5 kmpl. In technical specifications, Maruti S-Presso STD is powered by 998 cc engine whereas, Maruti Wagon R LXI is powered by 998 cc engine. For a detailed comparison, follow the below link - Compare. Moreover, you may have a test drive of the cars for a better idea of comfort and drive quality by visiting the nearest dealer in your city. You can click on the following link to see the details of the nearest dealership and selecting your city accordingly - Dealers.