2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Nissan Magnite: Cross Segment Comparison

  • May 22, 2024
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The Magnite gains powertrain options and features over the Swift, but also commands a lower starting price point.

The hatchback segment in India has picked up pace with the 2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift re-entering the market in its fourth-gen avatar. With competitive pricing at par with the segment above, it receives competition from sub-4 metre SUVs like the Nissan Magnite. Before we do a ‘proper’ road-test comparison to bring out the prominent differences, let's first examine how these two cars stack up against each other on paper. 

Dimensions

2024 Maruti Swift Review

Model

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift

Nissan Magnite

Length

3860 mm

3994 mm

Width

1735 mm

1758 mm

Height

1520 mm

1572 mm*

Wheelbase

2450 mm

2500 mm

Boot Space

265 L

336 L

Ground Clearance

163 mm

205 mm

*With roof rails

It is pretty evident and obvious from the table above that the new-gen Swift is smaller in overall dimensions when compared to the Nissan Magnite. The Magnite also has a longer wheelbase and a better ground clearance than the Swift, considering it is an SUV.

Feature Highlights

2024 Maruti Swift Review

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Equipment 

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift

Nissan Magnite

Infotainment system

9-inch touchscreen

8-inch touchscreen

Driver’s display

Analogue dials with MID

7-inch Digital driver’s display

Apple Carplay/Android Auto

Wireless

Wireless

Connected Car Tech

Yes

Yes

Ambient lighting

Footwell 

Footwell

Audio system

6-Speaker

6 Speaker

Climate control

Automatic

Automatic

Rear AC vents

Yes

Yes

Headlights

LED Projector 

LED Projector

ORVMs

Automatic and electronically adjustable

Automatic and electronically adjustable

Upholstery

Fabric

Fabric 

Wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

16-inch alloy wheels

Keyless entry/push button start-stop

Yes

Yes

Cruise control

Yes

Yes

Wireless phone charger

Yes

Yes

Airbags

6

Rear Parking camera

Yes

Yes

Parking sensors

Only Rear

Only Rear

ISOFIX mounts

Yes

Yes

Both the Swift and Magnite are generously packed with tech and safety equipment. Both of them get niceties such as cruise control, automatic climate control, LED headlights, and 16-inch alloy wheels. In comparison, the Magnite gets few additional things over the Swift like a central armrest for front as well as rear seat passengers, a premium JBL speaker system, air purifier, and puddle lamps.

Safety features in the Swift encompass six airbags while the Magnite gets only 2 as standard. Other features like ESP, hill-hold assist, and ISOFIX child seat mounts are standard across both of them. It is worth pointing out that the Magnite offers three driving modes: Eco, Normal and Sport for its turbo-petrol CVT variants, which the Swift doesn’t get. 

Powertrain

Specifications

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift

Nissan Magnite

Engine

1.2-litre NA Z12E petrol 3-cylinder

1-litre NA 3-cylinder /  1-litre turbo-petrol 3-cylinder

Power

82 PS

72 PS / 100 PS

Torque

112 Nm

96 Nm / 160 Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT / 5-speed AMT

5 MT / 5 AMT / CVT

The new-gen Swift gets a single Z12E series 3-cylinder 1.2-litre NA petrol engine, which can either be opted with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. On the other hand, Nissan offers the Magnite in two different engine options: a naturally aspirated 1-litre unit producing 72 PS and 90 Nm and a 1-litre turbocharged unit producing 100 PS and 160 Nm. The naturally aspirated engine can be opted with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT while the turbo-petrol can be had with a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT transmission. 

Prices

2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift

Nissan Magnite

Rs 6.49 lakh to Rs 9.64 lakh (introductory)

Rs 5.99 lakh to Rs 11.27 lakh

All prices ex-showroom

2024 Maruti Swift Review

It is worth noticing that despite the Magnite being a car from a segment above, it still starts at Rs 50,000 lower than the starting price of the Swift. With the Magnite being offered in more variants and powertrain options, its variants list is more extensive than that of the Swift. Hence, it tops out at Rs 11.27 lakh which is Rs 1.63 lakh more than the top-spec Swift, especially considering that the Nissan gets a turbo-petrol engine option.


It must also be noted that the Magnite facelift is in the works, expected to be launched later this year. Both these cars rival hatchbacks like the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and other micro-SUVs like the Tata Punch, Renault Kiger, and Hyundai Exter.

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