Tata Altroz Racer vs Maruti Suzuki Fronx: Which Turbo-petrol Car Is Quicker From 0-100 Kmph?

  • Jun 25, 2024
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The Tata Altroz Racer has the power advantage on paper. Can it use that to beat the Maruti Suzuki Fronx, which has an enthusiast-friendly turbo-petrol engine?

The Tata Altroz Racer has been launched in India from Rs 9.49 lakh to Rs 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom). It gets a sporty paint scheme, plentiful feature additions and most importantly, a more powerful turbo-petrol engine. But for similar money, one can consider the middle turbo-petrol variants of the Fronx, which has an enthusiastic turbo-petrol engine. 

In this report, we are going to find out which car is quicker from 0-100kmph. But before that…

Spec Check 

On paper, the Altroz Racer has the larger engine in this test and is the more powerful one in this test. The Tata hatchback is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as opposed to the Fronx’s 5-speed unit. But do note that you can also pick up the Fronx with an optional automatic transmission, unlike the Altroz Racer. 

Take a look at the detailed specifications here:

 

Tata Altroz Racer

Maruti Suzuki Fronx 

Engine 

1.2-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder

1-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder

Power (PS)

120 PS

100 PS 

Torque (Nm) 

170 Nm

148 Nm

Transmission Options

6-speed manual

5-speed manual / 6-speed torque converter

Tata Altroz Racer

Acceleration Test 

Despite the Fronx being less powerful, it managed to beat the Tata Altroz Racer by a whisker. You can take a look at the times posted by both the cars in the table below: 

 

Tata Altroz Racer

Maruti Suzuki Fronx Turbo MT 

0-100kmph 

11.15 seconds* 

10.38 seconds 

*Speedo indicated

We couldn’t test the Tata Altroz Racer for any other parameters such as roll-on acceleration and braking performance. But we’ll update this report once we get it for a detailed road test review. 

Verdict

In the confines of this test, the Fronx beat the Altroz fair and square, and as a result, is the winner of this test. Do note that in the real world, both these cars offer you more than satisfactory performance. You can check out our review of the Tata Altroz Racer here and if you have your eyes on the Fronx, check out our impressions here.  

 

Tata Altroz Racer

Maruti Suzuki Fronx 

Ex-showroom Price 

Rs 9.49 lakh onwards

Rs 7.52 lakh onwards

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