Ford Figo Diesel Vs Maruti Ritz Diesel – Which Is Better And Why ?


Continuing on the Car Comparison Series on Car Blog India, today I am going to review two fresh looking hatchbacks, Maruti Ritz Vs Ford Figo, both these cars have their own unique styling and plus points to consider. In this article I will go into the detailed comparison of Ford Figo Diesel And Ritz Diesel by Maruti Suzuki. In this post, I am comparing the diesel variants. Check out the comparison of Ford Figo Petrol VS Maruti Ritz Petrol here.


Ford Figo Vs Maruti Ritz Exterior Styling

The styling of both Ford Figo and Maruti Ritz are fresh new and modern. I personally like looks of Ritz better than that of Figo viewing from front. From side and rear, I like the styling of Figo better. So as far as looks are concerned, I would rate them almost equally as both have modern looks which most buyers prefer.

Both come with stylish crystal head lamps, body colored bumpers and door handles, fog lamps and stylish grille. Ritz is more on a tall boy design compared to Figo which is based on a more conventional wider design. For taller people, Ritz will be slightly more comfortable to get in and out of the car. For averaged height people up to 6 feet height and below, Figo will be as comfortable too. I personally prefer wider design like Figo as they give more pleasant feel to be inside it.

Ford Figo diesel Exterior Dimensions :

Length = 3795mm; Width = 1680mm;  Height = 1453mm;

Maruti Ritz diesel Exterior Dimensions :

Length = 3715mm; Width = 1680mm;  Height = 1620mm;

Considering the exterior dimensions, the comfort for rear passengers will be almost same in terms of width, but again, taller people will feel more comfortable in Ritz because of more head-room.

Ford Figo diesel Engine Vs Maruti Ritz diesel Engine

Engine Specifications of Ford Figo diesel:
  • 4 Cylinder
  • 1399 CC CRDI Engine
  • Max Power – 69 BHP @ 4000 RPM
  • Max Torque – 160 Nm @ 2000 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual transmission
Engine Specifications of Maruti Ritz diesel:
  • 4 Cylinder Water Cooled Engine
  • 1248 CC CRDI Multijet Engine
  • Max Power – 75 BHP @ 4000 RPM
  • Max Torque – 190 Nm @ 2000 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual transmission

Considering that Ritz has a smaller cubic capacity engine and still delvers more power and much more torque compared to the Figo, Ritz comes out to be a clear winner on the performance side. This is because of high performance Fiat Multi-jet CRDI engine which is the heart of Maruti Ritz, Maruti Swift and Swift Dzire diesel variants.

Ford Figo Interiors Vs Maruti Ritz Interiors

Ford Figo gives Maruti Ritz a tough competition when it comes to the interiors. Maruti Ritz is a costlier car compared to Figo, but styling of Figo Interiors is at par in styling with the Ritz. The feel of quality of plastic is slightly better in Ritz though.


Ford Figo Interiors

Ritz also is has winning point here because of its tall boy design, it is able to give more space vertically and more space on the dashboard. It feels more spacious inside a Ritz than what it fells inside a Figo. One thing that most Figo lovers crib is the absence of power windows from the feature list of Figo which you can get in Maruti Ritz.


Maruti Ritz Interiors

Price Of Ford Figo diesel Vs Price Of Maruti Ritz diesel

The price difference between Ford Figo and Ritz is the biggest differentiating factor, but there is a price to pay for the features you get.

Cost Of Ford Figo diesel In Delhi (Ex-Showroom)
    • Price of Ford Figo 1.4L TDCi LXi is Rs. 4,47,900
    • Price of Ford Figo 1.4L TDCi EXi is Rs. 4,72,900
    • Price of Ford Figo 1.4L TDCi ZXi is Rs. 4,96,900
    • Price of Ford Figo 1.4L TDCi Titanium is Rs 5,29,900
Cost Of Maruti Ritz diesel, Metallic Color  In Delhi (Ex-Showroom)
  • Price of Maruti Ritz 1.2 LDI BS-IV is Rs.4,74,525
  • Price of Maruti Ritz 1.2 VDI BS-IV is Rs.5,09,642
  • Price of Maruti Ritz 1.2 ZDI BS-IV With ABS is Rs.5,27,981

After Sales Service Of Ford Figo Vs Maruti Ritz

This is one area where Maruti Ritz seems to have a large advantage of belonging to India’s largest car service network run by Maruti Suzuki. Although ford has its presence in almost all cities in India, but not as extensively as Maruti does. If you live in urban areas, it will not matter much to you if you buy a Ford or a Maruti, but if you live at a place where you don’t have a service center nearby, it may become a hectic task to get your car’s regular maintenance. So check out the nearest service center before making your final decision between Figo and Ritz.

Car Blog India verdict – Ford Figo diesel Vs Maruti Ritz diesel

My take on this is clearly Maruti Ritz Diesel, because of the Engine performance. I know the price difference is about 30 thousand in the consequent models, but with a powerful engine, Ritz is worth it. If you are on a tight budget go for Figo, else, Ritz is the car to go for.

For detailed Specifications of Maruti Ritz And Ford Figo, check out the following links –

Maruti Ritz Features Specifications And Review

Ford Figo Specification, Features, Price and Looks

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  1. conveniently left out wheelbase … figo has longer wheelbase and SIGNIFICANTLY better rear legroom … unless its the performance … ritz is a no show compared with figo

  2. not to mention ride quality and cornering ability of the ford … given tht ritz interiors slightly better feel … but not space of build quality , which is better in the ford

  3. Ritz with multijet diesel engine is far better than figo in all the aspects .I have both the cars i brought my ritz on november 09 and my elder brother brought Figo on may 15 ,2010.I feel blue tooth pairing, fuel meter and Airbag are some significiant features of figo over RITZ.In case performance figo is far behind Ritz

  4. . I am using Ritz for the past 8 months and covered 8000 kms, in both city and highways. Ritz has great pickup, performance and also consistent mileage of 18 kmpl. Ritz has comfortable seats, good leg room and head room, adequate boot space. The plastics are of durable quality. Ritz is better than other hatchbacks. Go for Ritz. done. When compared to Micra, Ritz has more refined engine and also service of Maruti is very good. Micra is new, so we don’t know the durability of plastics, but Ritz has best quality as I am using it daily I know very well

  5. i am using ford figo from 4 months and i feel this car is more comfortable than ritz and also it has more features and bigger boot space and more legroom in comparison to ritz overall it is a true value for money and great car

  6. I am using Ritz VDI from last 4 months. It is very comfortable in Ritz comapred to Figo. asa far as interior is concerned, Ritz is rich. You feel like sitting in a sedan (like Innova feel). Though the width is same, you feel like sitting in Maruti 800 in Figo. AC also not powerful in Figo. All the seats are bigger in Ritz compared to Figo. Dash board is superb in Ritz.

  7. honestly speaking i too considered figo when i was planning o buy my new diesal car.but seeing the attitude of ford’s agents i thought that while seeling a product they are behaving so rudely and how would they after????i made right choice by buying ritz.amazing performance,20-21 kl per lt,spacious,maruti’s service backup.excellent is the only word for a year i have driven it 24,000 please buy this car dont go for figo

  8. I too agree about the comment on sales person’s attitude. Some of the newer sales folks speak quite rudely and do not how to handle/pamper customers. Luckily for me, I got the attention of a senior person from Ford, who set things right for me.
    My analysis points out that Fords has more features packed in for the same cost. I really liked the Bluetooth phone feature and Fuel meter options. Other thing that I liked was that it had a more powerful engine than Ritz for almost the same cost.


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