Maruti Ignis vs Swift

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


Maruti Ignis^Maruti Swift^
SigmaLDiRs. 5.97 lakh
DeltaRs. 6.39 lakhLDi ABSRs. 6.17 lakh
ZetaRs. 6.91 lakhVDiRs. 6.44 lakh
AlphaRs. 7.80 lakhVDi ABSRs. 6.57 lakh
Delta AMTRs. 6.94 lakhZDiRs. 7.44 lakh
Zeta AMTRs. 7.46 lakhZDiRs. 7.44 lakh


Maruti Ignis^Maruti Swift^
SigmaRs. 4.59 lakhLXiRs. 4.76 lakh
DeltaRs. 5.19 lakhLXi ABSRs. 5.01 lakh
ZetaRs. 5.75 lakhVXiRs. 5.52 lakh
Delta AMTRs. 5.74 lakhVXi ABSRs. 5.72 lakh
AlphaRs. 6.69 lakhZXiRs. 6.36 lakh
Zeta AMTRs. 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


Maruti IgnisMaruti Swift
Engine Type/ Displacement1.3 L Diesel1.3 L Diesel
Power74 bhp74 bhp
Torque190 Nm190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/5-speed AMT5-speed manual
Mileage26.80 kpl (claimed)25.2 kpl (claimed)


Maruti IgnisMaruti Swift
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L Petrol1.2 L Petrol
Power83 bhp83 bhp
Torque113 Nm115 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/5-speed AMT5-speed manual/CVT
Mileage20.89 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 IgnisMaruti Swift
Length x Width x Height3700 x 1690 x 1595 mm3850 x 1695 x 1530 mm
Wheelbase2435 mm2430 mm
Kerb Weight825-960 kg965 – 1060 kg
Wheel Type and Size15 inch alloys15-inch alloys
Boot Space260 L205 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 IgnisMaruti Swift
Diesel26.80 kpl25.2 kpl
Petrol20.89 kpl20.4 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 IgnisMaruti Swift
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingYesYes
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemYes (Touchscreen)Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags2 (Standard)2
ABSYes (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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