Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 Petrol Vs 2011 Tata Indigo e-CS Petrol–Which Sedan Is Better And Why?

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Just a couple of minutes back we compared 2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Diesel with 2011 Tata Indigo e-CS Diesel which I hope you people will like. Now it is time to compare the 2012 Maruti Swift Dzire petrol with Tata Indigo e-CS petrol.

2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Exteriors Vs 2011 Tata Indigo e-CS Exteriors

Evidently and mentioning it once again, the Dzire 2012 is redesigned 2011 Maruti Swift. Or you can say it is a 2011 Maruti Swift Dzire but with a chopped boot. The overall appearance is more or less the same except at the rear where the car has a new and compact design. Comparing it with the existing Dzire it has a bunch of new things to be noted including new headlamps, tail lamps, alloys, fenders, fog lamp housing, etc.

Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 Vs Tata Indigo eCS

image – 2012 Maruti Swift Dzire(left) and 2011 Tata Indigo eCS(right)

The Indigo e-CS is not as sporty as the Dzire but is definitely elegant looking. The road presence of the car is good enough and being a Tata, the build is always fine. There may not be something very striking about the car but as an overall package it is quite nice.

Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 Dimensions

  • Length = 3995 mm
  • Width = 1695 mm
  • Height = 1555 mm
  • Wheelbase = 2430 mm
  • Ground clearance    170 mm

Tata Indigo eCS Dimensions

  • Length    3,988 mm
  • Width     1,620 mm
  • Height    1,540 mm
  • Wheelbase   2,450 mm
  • Ground clearance    165 mm

Both the cars are at par in terms of ground clearance, wheelbase and length but the Dzire is significantly longer wider and marginally taller. For more details click here.

2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Interiors Vs Tata Indigo e-CS Interiors

image – 2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Interiors

The Dzire is less spacious than the e-CS but offers more features. The list includes door handles with chrome finishing, Electrically adjustable outside rear view mirrors , Wood inserts at the front door trims and dashboard , Large AC vents for effective air conditioning ,Integrated audio system with USB/CD/AM/FM Radio, USB and Aux-input ,Tilt adjustable steering ,Steering mounted audio controls ,ABS and EBD ,Automatic climate control ,3 spoke steering wheel with sporty black-silver finish For more details click here.

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Image – 2011 Tata Indigo e-CS

The Indigo e-CS is not as cramped at the rear as the Dzire and offers enough room but at the same time it is not as loaded as the Dzire. Features include power steering, power windows, height adjustable driver seat and head rests, rear seat centre armrest, auto drive assist, music system with four speakers and USB & auxiliary support, coco brown and beige interiors, wood inserts on dashboard,turn indicators on ORVM, electrically adjustable ORVM, front and rear fog lamps, ABS, central locking with key, keyless entry, collapsible steering, high mounted stop lamp etc. For more details click here.

2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Petrol Engine Vs Tata Indigo e-CS Petrol Engine

2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Petrol Engine

  • 1.2 Litre MPFI Petrol Engine
  • K12 M Petrol Engine With VVTI Technology
  • Peak Power of 85.8 BHP @ 6000 RPM
  • Peak Torque of 114 Nm @ 4000 RPM
  • ARAI Tested Mileage of 19.1 KMPL !
  • 5 Speed Manual transmission or 4 Speed Automatic transmission option in VXi variant only
  • Kerb Weight between 960 Kg and 990 Kg
  • Power to weight ration 86.6 BHP/1000KG

2011 Tata Indigo e-CS Price Engine

  • Type: MPFI Petrol engine
  • Engine Capacity: 1193cc
  • Maximum Power: 65 BHP @ 5000rpm
  • Maximum Torque: 100Nm @ 2700rpm
  • Kerb weight between 1065 kg and 1070 kg
  • 5 speed manual transmission
  • ARAI certified mileage of 15.6 KMPL
  • Power to weight ratio 60 BHP/1000kg

The Dzire gets a 1.2 litre engine delivering 85.8 BHP and 114 Nm. The e-CS has a same capacity engine but delivers much less power and torque figures of 65 BHP and 100 Nm respectively. Fuel efficiency is also one of the strong attribute of the 2012 Dzire.

2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Price Performance & Handling Vs Tata Indigo e-CS Price Performance & Handling

The chassis of Dzire is quite nice and this is one of the reason why it has good handling characteristics. The Indigo too has a good chassis but compared to Dzire, Tata still needs to work a lot.

2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Petrol Price Vs Tata Indigo e-CS Petrol Price

2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Petrol Price

  • Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 Petrol LXi With Manual Transmission has been priced at Rs. 4.79 Lakhs
  • Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 Petrol VXi With Manual Transmission has been priced at Rs. 5.32 Lakhs
  • Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 Petrol VXi With Automatic Transmission has been priced at Rs. 6.54 Lakhs
  • Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 Petrol ZXi With Manual Transmission has been priced at Rs. 6.19 Lakhs

2011 Tata Indigo e-CS Petrol Price

  • Tata Indigo e-CS Petrol GLS With Manual Transmission has been priced at Rs. 4.54 Lakhs
  • Tata Indigo e-CS Petrol GLX With Manual Transmission has been priced at Rs. 4.74 Lakhs
  • Tata Indigo e-CS Petrol GVX With Manual Transmission has been priced at Rs. 5.04 Lakhs

Once again the Indigo leads in affordability. The base model is priced at 4.54 lakhs with the second variant coming at 4.74 lakhs and the top end at 5.04 lakhs. On close analysis you will notice that firstly there is a considerable price difference between the two cars and secondly there is no automatic variant in e-CS.

2012 Maruti Swift Dzire LXi Vs 2011 Tata Indigo e-CS GLX

We have already mentioned that e-CS is low on features but importantly except for ABS, rear seat arm rest and height adjustable driver seat, the GLX model offers everything. On the other hand the closest Swift variant is 5 k cheaper but offers less features.

The VXi automatic,  VXi manual and ZXi top end are quite distinguishable in pricing and it will not be fair to compare them e-CS because of the price difference.

Car Blog India Verdict – 2012 Maruti Swift Dzire Petrol Vs Tata Indigo e-CS Petrol

As always I would first advice you to take a test drive of both the cars before deciding. As far as the verdict is to be given, I would say that Dzire is for people who are willing to spend more money for a better car. It offers more features, including airbags, and rides extremely well. The e-CS is affordable, won’t strain your pocket much but is less on features and lacks the killing looks but as an overall package it’s a good deal.

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