Maruti Ignis vs Ritz [COMPARISON!]


Maruti Suzukiwho rule the hatchback segments in India, has launched yet another product. The car in question is the Maruti Ignis. According to some reports, the new “mini-SUV” replaces the Ritz in the manufacturer’s portfolio. While the Ritz is no longer in production, the Ignis isn’t exactly its replacement. It targets a very different audience. However, the Ignis has gone on sale in roughly the same price bracket as the Ritz. So we will compare the two Maruti products to find out how they differ from one other. Read our Maruti Ignis vs Ritz comparison to know more

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Maruti Ignis vs Ritz Price Comparison


Maruti Ignis^ Maruti Ritz^
Sigma LDi Rs. 5.50 lakh
Delta Rs. 6.39 lakh VDi Rs. 5.98 lakh
Zeta Rs. 6.91 lakh VDi ABS Rs. 6.17 lakh
Alpha Rs. 7.80 lakh ZDi Rs. 6.58 lakh
Delta AMT Rs. 6.94 lakh
Zeta AMT Rs. 7.46 lakh

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Maruti Ignis^ Maruti Ritz^
Sigma Rs. 4.59 lakh LXi Rs. 4.30 lakh
Delta Rs. 5.19 lakh VXi Rs. 4.89 lakh
Zeta Rs. 5.75 lakh VXi ABS Rs. 5.14 lakh
Alpha Rs. 6.69 lakh ZXi Rs. 5.50 lakh
Delta AMT Rs. 5.74 lakh AT Rs. 6.14 lakh
Zeta AMT Rs. 6.30 lakh

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

*estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price

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Maruti was very aggressive with the pricing of the Baleno hatchback and the Vitara Brezza. And that trend continues with the Ignis. The new Maruti Ignis costs slightly more than the Ritz. Top end variants are considerably more expensive as they carry more features.

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Maruti Ignis vs Ritz Specifications Comparison


Maruti Ignis Maruti Ritz
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) 23.2 kpl (claimed)


Maruti Ignis Maruti Ritz
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 20.89 kpl (claimed) 18.50 KMPL/17.16 KMPL (claimed)

The Ignis carries the same engines as the Ritz. Which means it features the same 1.2 L Petrol and 1.3 L Diesel engines, that too in an identical state of tune. While petrol automatic variant of the Ritz gets a 4-speed torque converter, the Ignis receives a 5-speed AMT unit. Even the diesel Ignis lets customers chose between a 5-speed Manual and a 5-speed AMT. The Ignis is the first Maruti product to offer an AMT option in both petrol and diesel guise.

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Maruti Ignis vs Ritz Dimensions

  Maruti Ignis Maruti Ritz
Length x Width x Height 3700 x 1695 x 1595 mm 3775 x 1680 x 1620 mm
Wheelbase 2435 mm 2360 mm
Kerb Weight 825-960 kg 1005-1125 kg
Wheel Type and Size 15 inch alloys 14-inch alloys
Boot Space 260 L 236 L

In terms of dimensions, the Ignis is wider than the Ritz, but not as tall. Also, it is lighter, which should contribute to higher fuel efficiency. The Ignis has more luggage space too.

Maruti Ignis vs Ritz Mileage Comparison

  Maruti Ignis Maruti Ritz
Diesel 26.80 kpl (est.) 23.2 kpl
Petrol 20.89 kpl (est.) 18.50 KMPL/17.16 KMPL (AT)

Ignis is more fuel efficient than the Ritz. Expect the automatic variants of the Ignis to be as fuel efficient as the manual versions thanks to the use of an AMT gearbox.

Maruti Ignis vs Ritz Features Comparison

Maruti Ignis Maruti Ritz
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Manual
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Keyless entry and go Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Touchscreen 2-DIN
Airbags 2 (Standard) 2
ABS Yes (Standard) Yes

Maruti’s upcoming micro SUV is sold through the Nexa sales channel. That means it is a premium offering and comes with a long list of features. Highlights include LED daytime running lights, LED projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, automatic aircon and more. In terms of safety, the Ignis comes with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard fitment. In comparison, the Ritz misses out on automatic climate control, touchscreen AVN and certain other features.

Maruti Ignis vs Ritz Design Comparison – Exterior

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. help enhance the Ignis’ style quotient. SUV like elements such as body cladding, roof rails and a high ground clearance add to its appeal. The Ritz’s exterior has a bit of love it or hate it thing going on. There were many who did not like the odd ball rear end. Since its launch in the market, the Ritz received only one minor facelift.

Maruti Ignis vs Ritz – Interior

Like the exteriors, the interiors of the Ritz have started showing their age. Still, it features a pretty interesting dashboard design with bits like the tacho being stand out features. The interiors of the Ritz can be had with a red black combination. As for the Ignis, the cabin looks very modern with interesting design touches all around. Body coloured highlights seen in the picture above will be offered as an option. The cabin of the Ignis comes finished in a combination of black and ivory white.

Maruti Ignis vs Ritz Comparison – Verdict

The Ignis is a much better product than the Ritz. We’re certain it will perform better. It is, arguably, better looking, it carries more in terms of equipment and has the SUV appeal Indians so badly crave these days.

  • Price – Maruti has priced the Ignis around the same region as the Ritz. However, top end variants are more expensive thanks to a longer list of features.
  • Specifications – Powering the Ignis are the same petrol and diesel engines that power the Ritz. However, Ignis automatic gets a 5-speed AMT, unlike the Ritz’s 4-speed torque converter. Even diesel variants of the Ignis get an AMT.
  • Features – The Ritz misses out on certain features that are considered premium such as auto aircon, touchscreen AVN, keyless entry, etc. Ignis comes loaded with features.
  • Design – The Ignis is definitely a very eye-catching design. The Indian car buying lot always had a mixed opinion on the Ritz’s design. The Ignis should appeal to more people.


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