Maruti Ignis vs Dzire


Compact sedans and SUVs/crossovers are among the most popular vehicles in the domestic car market right now. Maruti‘s Swift Dzire is the hottest selling compact sedan right now miles ahead of its competitors. However, come 2017, it might have to compete with a new rival. albeit from a different segment. The car in question is the Maruti Ignis mini-SUV. The two Maruti Suzuki products will share the same engines and are likely to fall in the same price bracket. Read our Maruti Ignis vs Dzire comparison to find out how they compare with each other.

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Maruti Ignis vs Dzire Price Comparison


Maruti Ignis* Maruti Dzire^
Sigma INR 6.00 lacs LDi INR 6.12 lacs
Delta INR 6.55 lacs VDi INR 7.10 lacs
Zeta INR 7.25 lacs ZDi INR 8.07 lacs
Alpha INR 7.79 lacs ZDi AMT INR 8.58 lacs

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Maruti Ignis* Maruti Dzire^
Sigma INR 5.00 lacs LXi INR 5.24 lacs
Delta INR 5.60 lacs LXi (O) INR 5.31 lacs
Zeta INR 6.20 lacs VXi INR 5.99 lacs
Delta Automatic INR 6.55 lacs VXi AT INR 6.83 lacs
Alpha INR 6.70 lacs ZXi INR 6.98 lacs
Zeta Automatic INR 7.20 lacs

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

*estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price

The pricing of the Ignis will fall somewhere between the Swift and Dzire. According to our estimates, the Ignis will be priced slightly below the Dzire. However, the price gap will be marginal. It will be interesting to see how prospective buyers react to the narrow price gap.

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Maruti Ignis vs Dzire Specifications Comparison


Maruti Ignis Maruti Dzire
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel 1.3 L Diesel
Power 74 bhp 74 bhp
Torque 190 Nm 190 Nm
Top Speed -NA- -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage 25 kpl (estimated) 26.59 kpl (claimed)

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Maruti Ignis Maruti Dzire
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.2 L Petrol
Power 83 bhp 83 bhp
Torque 115 Nm 115 Nm
Top Speed -NA- -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/CVT 5-speed manual/4-speed AT
Mileage 21 kpl (estimated) 20.85 kpl/18.5 kpl (claimed)

The Ignis will employ a 1.2 L Petrol and a 1.3 L Diesel engine. This the same engine lineup as the Swift/Dzire/Baleno. Transmission duties for the 1.2 L Petrol will be handled by a 5-speed manual or a CVT automatic. On the other hand, Maruti Dzire petrol comes with an optional 4-speed automatic while the diesel gets an option 5-speed AMT. Expect the upcoming car to be more fuel efficient than the Dzire. There have been reports suggesting Maruti’s mild hybrid technology (SHVS) will find its way into the Ignis.

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Swift and Ignis likely to share the same engine lineup

Maruti Ignis vs Dzire Dimensions

  Maruti Ignis Maruti Dzire
Length x Width x Height 3693 x 1709 x 1566 mm 3995 x 1695 x 1555 mm
Wheelbase 2438 mm 2430 mm
Kerb Weight -NA- 965 – 1070 kg
Wheel Type and Size -NA- 15-inch alloys
Boot Space 258 L 320 L

Ignis is shorter but wider than the Swift Dzire. Also, it will be lighter, which should help fuel efficiency.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Mileage Comparison

Claimed mileage of Ignis diesel could easily go up to around 28 kpl if it gets SHVS mild hybrid tech. Even without that, the Ignis should be able to match the Dzire impressive ARAI figures without much difficulty. These are figures obtained under test conditions. Real world figures will vary.

Maruti Ignis (estimated) Maruti Dzire (claimed)
Diesel 25 kpl 26.59 kpl
Petrol Manual – 21 kpl

Automatic – 20 kpl

Manual – 20.85 kpl

Automatic – 18.5 kpl

Maruti Ignis vs Dzire Features Comparison

At the Auto Expo, Maruti announced the Ignis will be sold through the Nexa sales channel making it a premium offering. Highlights will include dual front airbags, ABS, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more. A touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, LED DRLs, projector headlamps are some of the features Dzire misses out on.

Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Yes (Touchscreen) Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags Yes (2) Yes (2)
ABS Yes Yes

Maruti Ignis vs Dzire Design Comparison – Exterior

Compact sedans aren’t the prettiest looking cars around the Dzire is no exception. Its stubby boot looks like an awkward addition to the smart looking Swift. The production-spec Ignis will not be too different from the what we saw at the Auto Expo. Bits like the big, chrome lined grille housing the headlamps, LED daytime running lights, etc. add to the Ignis’ style quotient. Body cladding, roof rails and a high ground clearance work well to enhance its SUV appeal, However, the rear looks a bit old and doesn’t impress as much as the front end.

Maruti Ignis vs Dzire – Interior

Maruti Dzire’s interiors are identical to that of the Swift hatchback. But, unlike theSwift all-black cabin, they’ve been given a black-beige colour scheme. While the design, as such, doesn’t stand out, it is functional with good levels of quality all around. India-spec Ignis might borrow the steering, gear knob and other bits from the Dzire. Maruti will offer the Ignis with their SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system, something the Dzire misses out on.

Maruti Ignis vs Dzire Comparison – Verdict

With the launch of the Ignis Maruti might end up with three cars in the 4-8 lakhs price bracket. With demand for SUVs/crossovers constantly on the rise, the Ignis could turn out to be another success story for Maruti. However, there’s a lot riding on the pricing of the Maruti Ignis. Therefore, we will be able to provide a definitive verdict only after the Maruti Ignis India launch takes place.

  • Price – According to our estimates, the Ignis will cost marginally less than the Dzire. It will be similar in price to the Swift.
  • Specifications – The Ignis and Dzire share their engine lineup. While Ignis petrol will be offered with a CVT, Dzire petrol gets a 4-speed Auto. Additionally, Dzire diesel can be had with a 5-speed AMT as well. Fuel mileage figures are likely to be very similar.
  • Features – Dzire misses out on certain features that the Ignis gets such as LED DRLs, projector headlamps and touchscreen infotainment.
  • Design – The Ignis is definitely a very eye-catching design. Dzire looks a bit awkward because of the 4-metre length cap. But looks are a matter of personal taste so we will leave this one up to you.

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