Comparison Review: Maruti Suzuki Ignis vs. Maruti Suzuki Swift

Although both the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Maruti Suzuki Swift are products of Maruti Suzuki Company, they have become a pair of competitors for a long time. So, in this article, we will mainly focus on some parameters that you might be interested in: Ride Quality, On-Road Price, Safety, Exterior, Interior, Dimensions, Colours, Ground Clearance, Mileage, and Specifications & Features to launch a comparison between them.

 

Ride Quality

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Of course the Maruti Suzuki Ignis is very light so that you can easily make a turn. Once you step behind the steering wheel, you would have the feeling of this is an easy-driving car. Besides, the steering of petrol version is even lighter than the diesel version. However, the firm and tough suspension makes the cabin quite noisy, which could be better.

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift

As the “Indian 2019 year of car”, the Maruti Suzuki Swift is fun to drive with good handling and suspension. Moreover, with an upgraded cabin, you can enjoy yourself while driving on a long-distance trip. But the diesel version engine is too noisy that drag the ride quality down.

 

On-Road price in New Delhi (some cities prices are lower than this)

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis on-road price:

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis launch a low marketing position so its price range is relatively low. It starts at ₹ 4.83 Lakhs and reach its peak at ₹ 7.22 Lakhs.

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift on-road price:

Maruti Suzuki Swift price lists a range from ₹ 5.67 Lakhs to ₹ 10.08 Lakhs. The price of Petrol version for Swift ranges between ₹ 5.67 Lakhs to ₹ 8.93 Lakhs and the price of Diesel version for Swift various from ₹ 8 Lakhs to ₹ 10.08 Lakhs.

 

Safety

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Ignis is only equipped with standard safety features: 2 Airbags, Middle rear three-point seatbelt, Child Seat Anchor Points, Seat Belt Warning, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Engine immobilizer, Central Locking, and Child Safety Lock. The Ignis scores a 3-stars rating in the safety test launched by EURONCAP. If you want more detailed safety information of Maruti Suzuki Ignis, click here.

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift:

Maruti Suzuki Swift is equipped with 2 Airbags (Driver & Co-Driver), Child Seat Anchor Points, Seat Belt Warning, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA). And the result of Maruti Suzuki Swift’s crash test shows that the Swift is quite safety-reliable and it also scores 3-stars out of 5. If you want more detailed safety information of Maruti Suzuki Swift, click here.

 

Exterior

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis exterior:

The whole look of Maruti Suzuki Ignis is a compact hatchback. The newly design of Ignis shows a sense of modernization. Besides, the headlamps are coordinated to the front grille with honeycomb mesh pattern. When it comes to the rear part, it looks a little bit more dynamic with the slab-sided black insert in the rear bumper.

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift exterior:

The exterior of Maruti Suzuki Swift is equipped with Roof Mounted Antenna and Body-Colored Bumpers, which gives the Swift a fresh look and shows us a sense of vividness.

 

Interior

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis interior:

Maruti Suzuki Ignis has a quite untraditional layout and design. Although the price positioning of Ignis is low, the materials used inside the Ignis looks quite premium.

Driver Seat Adjustment

8 way manually adjustable(seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)

Front Passenger Seat Adjustment

6 way manually adjustable(seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)

Seat Upholstery

Fabric

Rear Passenger Seats

Bench

Interiors

Dual Tone

Folding Rear Seat

Partial

Split Rear Seat

60:40 split

Front Seat Pockets

Yes

Head-rests

Front & Rear

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift interior:

Driver Seat Adjustment

6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)

Front Passenger Seat Adjustment

4 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back)

Seat Upholstery

Fabric

Rear Passenger Seats

Bench

Interiors

Single Tone

Interior Colours

Black

Folding Rear Seat

Full

Head-rests

Front

 

Petrol & diesel mileage

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis petrol mileage:

As a lower-market positioned car, the Ignis surprisingly owns a good mileage performance of 20.89kmpl in all of its variants. It should be noticed that the Ignis only offers petrol version.

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol & diesel mileage:

According to the official statistics launched by the Maruti Suzuki, the Swift owns a petrol & diesel mileage performance from 21.21 to 28.4 kmpl.

No wonder that the Swift is a car from a segment above, it is obvious that the Swift has a way better mileage performance than the Ignis. Considering the value for money, the Swift beats the Ignis totally in this part.

 

Dimensions

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis dimensions ( length/weight/width/height ):

Length

3700 mm

Width

1690 mm

Height

1595 mm

Wheelbase

2435 mm

Kerb Weight

860 kg

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift dimensions ( length/weight/width/height ):

Length

3840 mm

Width

1735 mm

Height

1530 mm

Wheelbase

2450 mm

Kerb Weight

985 kg

Both these two vehicles are compact hatchbacks, but from the statistics above we can learn that the Swift is slightly larger than the Ignis as long as a little bit heavier.

 

Colours

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis colours:

Although the Maruti Suzuki Ignis has targeted the lower market, it still offers 9 available colours on the market: Nexa Blue, Glistening Grey, Silky Silver, Pearl Arctic White, Tinsel Blue, Uptown Red, Tinsel Blue/Pearl Arctic White, Tinsel Blue/Midnight Black, and Uptown Red with Midnight Black.

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift colours:

Maruti Suzuki Swift offers 6 available colours in total: Pearl Metallic Midnight Blue, Metallic Magma Grey, Metallic Silky Silver, Solid Fire Red, Pearl Metallic Lucent Orange, and Pearl Arctic White.

 

Ground Clearance

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis ground clearance: 180mm
  • Maruti Suzuki Swift ground clearance: 163mm

In this part, the Ignis beats the Swift with a higher ground clearance of 17mm. It means the Ignis could have a better performance when facing various road conditions.

 

Specifications & Features

  • Maruti Suzuki Ignis specifications & features:

Engine

1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Fuel Type

Petrol

Max Power (bhp@rpm)

82 bhp @ 6000 rpm

Max Torque (Nm@rpm)

113 Nm @ 4200 rpm

Drivetrain

FWD

Transmission

Manual - 5 Gears/Automatic

Emission Standard

BS 4

  • Maruti Suzuki Swift specifications & features:

Engine

1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

1248cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type

1.2 L VVT Engine

DDiS 190 Engine

Fuel Type

Petrol

Diesel

Max Power (bhp@rpm)

82 bhp @ 6000 rpm

74 bhp @ 4000 rpm

Max Torque (Nm@rpm)

113 Nm @ 4200 rpm

190 Nm @ 2000 rpm

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

Transmission

Manual - 5 Gears

Manual - 5 Gears

Turbocharger / Supercharger

Turbocharged, Fixed Geometry

Emission Standard

BS 6

BS 4

There are mainly two types of specifications & features of Maruti Suzuki Swift.

 

Conclusion:

After so many rounds of comparison we can learn that Maruti Suzuki Swift is better in most parameters than the Ignis. The Swift is worth the name of “Indian 2019 year of car”. So, if you hold a budget over ₹ 5 Lakhs, the Swift is a choice that you would not regret. If you hold a budget under ₹ 5 Lakhs, I would suggest you to add up your budget limit and go for the Swift, but if you really cannot take out more money, the Ignis would be wise choice too.

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