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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, now, 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 share the same engines and 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 LDi Rs. 6.12 lakh
Delta Rs. 6.39 lakh VDi Rs. 7.10 lakh
Zeta Rs. 6.91 lakh ZDi Rs. 8.07 lakh
Alpha Rs. 7.80 lakh ZDi AMT Rs. 8.58 lakh
Delta AMT Rs. 6.94 lakh
Zeta AMT Rs. 7.46 lakh

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Maruti Ignis^ Maruti Dzire^
Sigma Rs. 4.59 lakh LXi Rs. 5.24 lakh
Delta Rs. 5.19 lakh LXi (O) Rs. 5.31 lakh
Zeta Rs. 5.75 lakh VXi Rs. 5.99 lakh
Alpha Rs. 6.69 lakh VXi AT Rs. 6.83 lakh
Delta AMT Rs. 5.74 lakh ZXi Rs. 6.98 lakh
Zeta AMT Rs. 6.30 lakh

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

There isn’t a very significant price gap between the Ignis and the Dzire. The top end variants are almost identical in terms of price. While the Dzire is a bigger car with the added bonus of a boot, the Ignis comes with more features. 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
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT
Mileage (claimed) 26.80 kpl 26.59 kpl

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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 113 Nm 115 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual/4-speed AT
Mileage (claimed) 20.89 kpl 20.85 kpl/18.5 kpl

The Ignis employs a 1.2 L Petrol and a 1.3 L Diesel engine. Which is the same engine lineup as the Swift/Dzire/Baleno. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. On the other hand, Maruti Dzire petrol comes with an optional 4-speed automatic while the diesel gets an optional 5-speed AMT. Fuel efficiency, according to ARAI figures, is similar.

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Maruti Ignis vs Dzire Dimensions

  Maruti Ignis Maruti Dzire
Length x Width x Height 3700 x 1695 x 1595 mm 3995 x 1695 x 1555 mm
Wheelbase 2435 mm 2430 mm
Kerb Weight 825-960 kg 965 – 1070 kg
Wheel Type and Size 15 inch alloys 15-inch alloys
Boot Space 260 L 320 L

Ignis is shorter but wider than the Swift Dzire. However, it boasts a longer wheelbase.

Maruti Ignis vs Swift Mileage Comparison

Maruti Ignis Maruti Dzire
Diesel 26.80 KMPL 26.59 KMPL
Petrol 20.89 KMPL Manual – 20.85 KMPL

Automatic – 18.5 KMPL

Maruti Ignis vs Dzire Features Comparison

In Maruti Suzuki’s own words, the Ignis is a premium compact offering. Which means it comes with a long list of features. Highlights include dual front airbags and ABS as standard, 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 the 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 2 (standard) 2
ABS Yes (standard) Yes

Maruti Ignis vs Dzire Design Comparison – Exterior

Compact sedans aren’t the prettiest 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 odd 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 the Swift’s 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. Ignis also gets dual tone combination of black and ivory white. Maruti is offering 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 now has four 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.

  • Price – The Ignis has a lower starting price than the Dzire. However, top end variants of both cars cost almost the same.
  • Specifications – The Ignis and Dzire share their engine lineup. While Ignis petrol is offered with a 5-speed AMT, Dzire petrol gets a 4-speed Auto. Diesel models of both cars get a 5-speed AMT as an option.
  • 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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