Maruti Ignis vs Swift

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The Maruti Baleno, which came to India last year, might be positioned above the Swift, but it managed to take a fair few customers away from the popular hatchback. Now, the Swift could lose further customers to another Maruti Suzuki product. The car in question is the Maruti Ignis. The new “premium compact” hatchback is likely to appeal to the Indian audience, who seem to lap up anything evenly remotely resembling an SUV. You can read all about how the two stack up against each other in our Maruti Ignis vs Swift comparison

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Maruti Ignis vs Swift Price Comparison

Diesel

Maruti Ignis^ Maruti Swift^
Sigma LDi Rs. 5.97 lakh
Delta Rs. 6.39 lakh LDi ABS Rs. 6.17 lakh
Zeta Rs. 6.91 lakh VDi Rs. 6.44 lakh
Alpha Rs. 7.80 lakh VDi ABS Rs. 6.57 lakh
Delta AMT Rs. 6.94 lakh ZDi Rs. 7.44 lakh
Zeta AMT Rs. 7.46 lakh ZDi Rs. 7.44 lakh


Petrol

Maruti Ignis^ Maruti Swift^
Sigma Rs. 4.59 lakh LXi Rs. 4.76 lakh
Delta Rs. 5.19 lakh LXi ABS Rs. 5.01 lakh
Zeta Rs. 5.75 lakh VXi Rs. 5.52 lakh
Delta AMT Rs. 5.74 lakh VXi ABS Rs. 5.72 lakh
Alpha Rs. 6.69 lakh ZXi Rs. 6.36 lakh
Zeta AMT Rs. 6.30 lakh


*estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price

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While the starting price of the Ignis is less than that of the Swift, the top end variants of the new car from Maruti are more expensive. That is because top spec trims of the Ignis get more features than the ZXi/ZDi trim of the Swift.

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Maruti Ignis vs Swift Specifications Comparison

Diesel

Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.3 L Diesel 1.3 L Diesel
Power 74 bhp 74 bhp
Torque 190 Nm 190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual
Mileage 26.80 kpl (claimed) 25.2 kpl (claimed)

 Petrol

Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.2 L Petrol
Power 83 bhp 83 bhp
Torque 113 Nm 115 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual/CVT
Mileage 20.89 kpl (claimed) 20.4 kpl (claimed)

Ignis shares its engine lineup with the Swift/Dzire/Baleno. Which means the Ignis employs the same 1.2 L Petrol and 1.3 L Diesel engines as the Swift in an identical state of tune. Additionally, the Ignis also features an optional 5-speed AMT mated to the 1.2 L Petrol, as well as the 1.3 L diesel. A 5-speed Manual is on offer with petrol and diesel variants as standard. According to ARAI figures, the Ignis is marginally more fuel efficient that the Swift.

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Maruti Ignis vs Swift Dimensions

  Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Length x Width x Height 3700 x 1690 x 1595 mm 3850 x 1695 x 1530 mm
Wheelbase 2435 mm 2430 mm
Kerb Weight 825-960 kg 965 – 1060 kg
Wheel Type and Size 15 inch alloys 15-inch alloys
Boot Space 260 L 205 L

The Ignis is shorter but wider than the Swift. It will be taller as well, which could translate to better cabin space. The Ignis also boasts better luggage space.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Mileage Comparison

  Maruti Ignis Maruti Swift
Diesel 26.80 kpl 25.2 kpl
Petrol 20.89 kpl 20.4 kpl

The Ignis has a claimed fuel mileage of 20.89 km/l and 26.80 km/l for petrol and diesel motors respectively. Even in real world conditions, the fuel mileage figures of the Ignis will be as good as the Swift’s, if not more.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Features Comparison

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 2 (Standard) 2
ABS Yes (Standard) Yes

At the Auto Expo, Maruti announced the Ignis will be sold through the Nexa sales channel. Which means it is a relatively premium offering so it comes loaded with features. Highlights include dual front airbags and ABS as standard, LED daytime running lights, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system and more. While the Swift comes with all the essential features, it does miss out on certain ‘premium’ equipment. This includes a touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, LED DRLs, projector headlamps. However, the next gen Swift due in late 2017 is likely to boast these features.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Design Comparison – Exterior

The only drawback of the Swift’s styling is the fact that it has been around for quite some time now. Those lines still impart a sportiness to the Swift’s exterior that is missing in other hatchbacks. The production-spec Ignis is not 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. should help enhance the Ignis’ style quotient. We feel the SUV-like design of the Ignis will turn out to be hit with India audience.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift – Interior

Maruti Swift comes with an all-black colour scheme for the interiors. While the design, as such, doesn’t stand out, it is functional with good levels of quality all around. The Ignis, on the other hand, gets a rather funky dashboard. We’re seeing a new steering wheel in a Maruti after a really long time. A combination of black and ivory white is what the Ignis’ cabin gets. Body coloured highlights for the cabin are on offer too. Also, Maruti offers the Ignis with a touchscreen infotainment system at least in the top end trims.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Comparison – Verdict

First, the Baleno took buyers away from the Swift. Now, the Ignis will, in all probability, do the same. At least, till the new Swift comes out. Maruti’s new Ignis ‘mini SUV’ could turn out to be a huge hit amongst the SUV-crazed Indian audience. Top end variants of the Ignis might be more expensive in comparison, but they offer more in terms of features. Also, the Swift is due to get a replacement by the end of next year. Buyers might shy away from the hatchback because of that.

  • Price – While the starting price of the Ignis is less than that of the Swift, the top end variants are comparatively more expensive.
  • Specifications – Both cars boast an identical engine lineup with the same transmission options. Ignis petrol and diesel is offered with a 5-speed AMT as well.
  • Features – The Swift misses out on certain features that are considered premium. Also, the Ignis comes with the said premium features.
  • Design – The Ignis is definitely a very eye-catching design. Swift might old now, but still looks pretty smart. But looks are a matter of personal taste so we will leave this one up to you.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. ever green swift is having an unmatched features and appearance when compared with any new vehicles.
    swift is always in the minds on many Indians.

  2. Swift is an unmatched excellency! though the new generation cars may have a few better features but the they can be added to it as well. And when it comes to design Swift is the best a person can get. It’s Simple and still the best.

  3. The maruti swift is a great car not because I have one but the controls and power on demand take over all other cars in its category.

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