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2021 Maruti Suzuki Swift Facelift vs Rivals: Specification Comparison


Have the updates made the Swift a worthy contender when pitched against its rivals?

Maruti Suzuki has launched the facelifted Swift at a starting price of Rs 5.73 lakh (ex-showroom). As a part of this midlife update, the Swift gets a mildly revised grille, more features, and a new 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine. While the Swift remains a best seller in its category, do these updates make it an even more tempting option when compared to the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Ford Figo? Also, let’s see how it fares against the similarly priced Renault Triber sub-4m MPV with three rows of seats. 

Dimensions

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Ford Figo

Renault Triber

Length (mm)

3,845mm

3,805mm

3,941mm

3,990mm

Width (mm)

1,735mm

1,680mm

1,704mm

1,739mm

Height (mm)

1,530mm

1,520mm

1,525mm

1,643mm

Wheelbase (mm)

2,450mm

2,450mm

2,490mm

2,636mm 

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  • The Swift isn’t as long as the Figo or the Triber, in fact, the Renault is the largest model in all aspects. 

  • Despite having the same 2,450mm wheelbase as the Swift, the Grand i10 Nios is the smallest car in all aspects. 

  • The Triber also has the longest distance between both axles.

Features

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Ford Figo

Renault Triber

Headlamps

Projector LED headlamps with DRLs

Projector halogen headlamps with DRLs

Halogen headlamps

Projector halogen headlamps with DRLs

LED Tail lamps 

Yes

No

No

No

Infotainment

7-inch touchscreen 

8-inch touchscreen 

7-inch touchscreen 

8-inch touchscreen

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Climate Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Cruise Control

Yes

No

No

No

Multi-info display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyless Entry with Push button start

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Headlamps

Yes

No

Yes

No

Automatic Wipers

No

No

Yes

No

Connected Car Tech

Optional (Telematics only)

No

Ford Pass (Telematics only)

No

Wireless Phone Charger

No

Yes

No

No

Auto dimming IRVM

No

No

Yes

No

All four models have their bases covered with a touchscreen infotainment system, a multi-info display, and keyless entry with push-button start.

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The Swift is the only model to come with cruise control while the Grand i10 Nios features a wireless phone charger. Exclusive features in the Ford include rain-sensing wipers and auto-dimming IRVM.  

That said, the Ford misses out on Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Triber doesn’t get all the niceties its rivals offer, though it’s the most practical offering, capable of seating seven occupants in decent comfort. 

Safety Features

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Ford Figo

Renault Triber

Airbags

2

2

6

4

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parking Sensors

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parking Camera

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Electronic Stability Control

Yes (only AMT)

No

No

No

Hill Hold Assist

Yes (Only AMT)

No

No

No

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Common safety features on all models include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors with camera. While the Figo offers side and curtain airbags, the Swift is the only one to come with electronic stability control and hill hold assist as standard with AMT variants. The Triber’s top variant also comes with side airbags.  

The Grand i10 Nios gets the fewest safety features in this comparison. 

Engines

Note: Since the Swift is a petrol-only model, we have only compared the petrol engine specifications. 

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo

Ford Figo

Renault Triber

Engine

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

1.0-litre

1.2-litre

1.0-litre

Power (PS)

90PS

83PS

100PS

96PS

72PS

Torque (Nm)

113Nm

113Nm

172Nm

119Nm

96Nm

Transmission Options

5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT

5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT

5-speed manual

5-speed manual

5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT

Fuel Efficiency (Claimed)

23.20kmpl / 23.76kmpl

NA

NA

18.5kmpl

20kmpl / 20.5kmpl

The Swift’s updated petrol engine develops 7PS more, at 90PS, but it isn’t as powerful as the Figo’s engine. Even its 113Nm torque figure isn’t class-leading. That said, if you want sheer power, you may want to consider the Grand i10 Nios Turbo which has the best power and torque figures in this test. The Triber, on the other hand, is the least powerful model in this test but it offers the second highest certified fuel efficiency of around 20kmpl. 

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All the models are offered with a 5-speed manual transmission, but only the Swift, Triber and Grand i10 Nios can be specced with an optional 5-speed AMT.

The Swift’s engine also features auto start-stop functionality that shuts down the engine when idling to save fuel. It’s also the most fuel efficient car in this test. 

Verdict

Note: Since the Swift is a petrol-only model, we have only compared the petrol model’s prices. 

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Ford Figo

Renault Triber

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 5.73 lakh to Rs 8.27 lakh

Rs 5.19 lakh to Rs 7.87 lakh

Rs 5.64 lakh to Rs 7.09 lakh

Rs 5.20 lakh to Rs 7.50 lakh

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At Rs 5.73 lakh to Rs 8.27 lakh (ex-showroom), the Swift is the most expensive model in this test. Its range-topping model is the priciest in its segment and one of the most feature-rich models here. The Nios and Triber, on the other hand, have the most affordable entry-level variants. 

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