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The ride is very good but the steering is totally lifeless

Driving Dynamics – The Kwid has very good ride quality like other Renault cars and doesn’t disappoint on the comfort front. The suspension feels good enough to cope up with our roads. The 13-inch tyres are just enough to do their job but grip levels aren’t very good. The brakes however are fairly decent but the Kwid still misses out on ABS. The steering lacks any sort of feel or feedback and the driving experience is unexciting. NVH levels in the Kwid leave a lot to be desired because even though the engines are silent at idle, they get noisy at speeds and the sound insulation in the Kwid does little to filter out outside noises and disturbances.

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The Kwid is good but spending a bit more can get you better cars

Verdict – The Renault Kwid is a good package and is a popular choice among people who want to buy their first ever car by upgrading from a 2-wheeler. However, the car lacks in the safety department and it scored 0 stars in the NCAP crash tests and it still misses out on ABS and a passenger side airbag. If you’re on a really tight budget and cannot stretch further, go for the Kwid 1.0 but if you think you can spend around Rs. 1-1.5 lakh more, we’d totally recommend getting the Tata Tiago which not only is slightly bigger, but also offers more features, better safety and feels like a well-rounded car.

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The rear armrest is a useful addition

What’s Cool

* Styling is very good
* Interiors feel fresh and get good features
* 2 engines on offer, 1 with an AMT too
* Ride quality is very likeable

What’s Not So Cool

* Steering wheel lacks feel and feedback
* Poor safety, just like every car in this segment

Alternatives: Maruti Alto, Datsun redi-GO, Datsun GO, Hyundai Eon

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Will you buy the Renault Kwid over its rivals?

Further Reading

2018 Renault Kwid Video Review
Renault Kwid AMT Video Review
2017 Renault Kwid AMT Review
2016 Renault Kwid 1.0 Video Review
2016 Renault Kwid 1.0 Review
Renault Kwid 800cc Review
Maruti Alto 800 vs Renault Kwid vs Hyundai Eon

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