Comparison Review: Maruti Suzuki Swift VS Hyundai Elite i20

Ride Quality

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The Maruti Suzuki Swift is fun to drive with good handling and suspension. The cabin is also upgraded. But the diesel version engine is too noisy for the drive experience.

Hyundai Elite i20

The Hyundai Elite i20 has a spacious cabin with good quality all around, however, the steering lacks feedback and the suspension is a little bit soft for driving.

 

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

●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.

●Hyundai Elite i20 On-Road Price:

Hyundai Elite i20 price starts at ₹ 6.28 Lakhs and goes up to ₹ 10.87 Lakhs. The price of Petrol version for Elite i20 ranges between ₹ 6.28 Lakhs to ₹ 10.39 Lakhs and the price of Diesel version for Elite i20 various from ₹ 8.1 Lakhs to ₹ 10.87 Lakhs.

Both the lowest and the peak price of Hyundai Elite i20 is slightly higher than the Maruti Suzuki Swift’s respectively. Besides, both these two hatchbacks offer two different variants (petrol and diesel).

 

Safety

●Maruti Suzuki Swift safety

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 scores 4-stars out of 5.

For more safety information of Maruti Suzuki Swift, you can check the report.

 

●Hyundai Elite i20 safety

The Hyundai Elite i20 is also loaded with 2 Airbags (Driver & Co-Driver), Seat Belt Warning but missing the Child Seat Anchor Points. Also, for the braking & traction, the i20 is only equipped with the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and the Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). The Hyundai i20 also scores a 4-stars out of 5 in the safety test.

For more safety information of Hyundai Elite i20, you can check the report.

 

Exterior

●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.

●Hyundai Elite i20 exterior

The Hyundai Elite i20 is also equipped with the Roof Mounted Antenna and Body-Colored Bumpers. However, the i20 shows us a sense of elegance.

 

Interior

●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

●Hyundai Elite i20 interior 

Driver Seat Adjustment

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

Interior Colours

Beige & Black

Folding Rear Seat

Full

Front Seat Pockets

Yes

Head-rests

Front & Rear

The Hyundai Elite i20 pays more attention to upgrade your interior comfort, compares with the Swift, it adds rear head-rest, which is considerate. Besides, its interiors are dual-tone and there are 2 more ways for front passenger seat adjustment.

 

Petrol & diesel mileage

●Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol & diesel mileage: 21.21 to 28.4 kmpl

●Hyundai Elite i20 petrol & diesel mileage: 19.8 to 22.5 kmpl

Maruti Suzuki Swift has greater performance in mileage than the Hyundai Elite i20. The mileage of the Swift is better both in the lowest and the highest.

 

Dimensions

●Maruti Suzuki Swift dimensions ( length/weight/width/height )

Length

3840 mm

Width

1735 mm

Height

1530 mm

Wheelbase

2450 mm

Kerb Weight

855 kg

●Hyundai Elite i20 dimensions ( length/weight/width/height )

Length

3985 mm

Width

1734 mm

Height

1505 mm

Wheelbase

2570 mm

Kerb Weight

1066 kg

From the table above, we can see that the Hyundai Elite i20 is a little bit bigger than the Maruti Suzuki Swift. However, the i20 is way heavier than the Swift, which could be a big challenge to the engine.

 

Colors

●Maruti Suzuki Swift colors

Pearl Metallic Midnight Blue, Metallic Magma Grey, Metallic Silky Silver, Solid Fire Red, Pearl Metallic Lucent Orange, and Pearl Arctic White.

●Hyundai Elite i20 colors

Marina Blue, Star Dust, Fiery Red, Fiery Red / Black, Passion Orange, Passion Orange / Black, Typhoon Silver, Polar White, Polar White / Black.

Colors-preference is very subjective since both these two cars offer quite a lot of available colors, you can choose freely.

 

Ground Clearance

●Maruti Suzuki Swift ground clearance:163 mm

●Hyundai Elite i20 ground clearance:170 mm

There is not a big difference in ground clearance between the Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Hyundai Elite i20. The i20 is only 7 mm higher than the Swift. For hatchbacks, both of them can handle various road conditions successfully with good ground clearance.

 

Specifications & Features

●Maruti Suzuki Swift specifications & features

Engine

1197 to 1248 cc

Transmission

Manual and AMT

Fuel Type

Petrol and Diesel

Seating Capacity

5

●Hyundai Elite i20 specifications & features:

Engine

1197 to 1396 cc

Transmission

Manual and Automatic (CVT)

Fuel Type

Petrol and Diesel

Seating Capacity

5

 

The Hyundai Elite i20 has a max power of 89bhp@4000rpm and a max torque of 220Nm@1500rpm (top variants), while the Maruti Suzuki Swift has a max power of 74bhp@4000rpm and a max torque of 190Nm@2000rpm. The i20 is slightly more powerful in the engine than the Swift, which could be one of the ways to solve the problem of its heavyweight and make it easy for city driving.

 

Automatic Modified Accessories

●Maruti Suzuki Swift AMA

You can select Dash kits, Custom Gauges, and Body kits, etc. accessories & parts for the Swift.

●Hyundai Elite i20 AMA

You can select Floor Mats, Seat Covers, Trailer Hitches, and etc. accessories & parts for the i20.

 

Conclusion

Both of these two hatchbacks are good vehicles. They all have their different pros and cons. Considering the balance between the budget and the features loaded, it is suggested that:

if you hold a budget range from ₹ 5.67 Lakhs to ₹ 7.2 Lakhs, the Maruti Suzuki Swift would be a better choice, because in this price range, with nearly the same features, the Swift is cheaper than the i20 and has lighter weight. If you are not budget limited, hold a budget over ₹ 8 or 9 Lakhs, the Hyundai Elite i20 is definitely the better choice because it is much more well loaded in most parameters.

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