Mid-spec 2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Top-spec Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Which Maruti Hatchback Should You Pick

  • May 17, 2024
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For the price of a mid-spec Swift, you can consider a top-spec Ignis. But which one should you pick?

Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Ignis

The 2024 Maruti Suzuki Swift re-entered the hatchback segment with refreshed styling, an updated interior, and enhanced safety features. It competes not only with models like the Grand i10 Nios but also offers an alternative to its sibling, the Maruti Ignis. If you're confused between the two, we've got you covered with a comparison between the mid-spec Swift and the top-spec Ignis as both of them are similarly priced.

Price

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift Vxi (O)

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Alpha 

Price (ex-showroom)

Rs 7.57 lakh (MT)

Rs 8.07 lakh (AMT)

Rs 7.61 lakh (MT)

Rs 8.11 lakh (AMT)

With a difference of only Rs 4,000 between them, the Maruti hatchbacks are priced almost identically. Both also offer you either a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission.  

Dimensions

2024 Maruti Swift

Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Length

3860 mm

3700 mm

Width

1735 mm

1690 mm

Height

1520 mm

1595 mm

Wheelbase

2450 mm

2435 mm

Boot Space

265 litres

260 litres

The 2024 Swift is overall a larger vehicle than the Ignis. It is not only longer and wider but also has a slightly larger wheelbase and boot space. However, the Ignis is taller than the Swift.

Features

2024 Maruti Swift Interior

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Equipment 

Maruti Suzuki Swift Vxi (O) 

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Alpha

Headlights

Halogen projector 

LED projector with DRLs

ORVMs

Electrically adjustable and foldable

Electrically adjustable and foldable

Wheels

15-inch steel wheels

15-inch alloy wheels

Infotainment system

7-inch touchscreen

7-inch touchscreen

Apple Carplay/Android Auto

Wireless

Yes (Wired)

All four power windows

Yes with one touch up/down for driver

Yes with one touch up/down for driver

Rear defogger

Yes

Yes

Rear wiper

No 

Yes

Climate control

Manual climate control

Automatic climate control

Audio System

4-speaker sound system

6-speaker sound system

Keyless entry 

Yes 

Yes with push button engine start/stop

Airbags

6

ABS with EBD

Yes 

Yes

Electronic Stability Control

Yes

Yes

Parking sensors

Rear

Rear 

Rear Parking Camera

No

No

Both, the 2024 Swift and Ignis, are neck-and-neck in terms of features. The Ignis being a top-end variant offers automatic climate control and a 6-speaker sound system over the Swift’s 4-speaker unit. That said, the Swift offers better safety with 6 airbags as standard, which is better than the Ignis’ two airbag setup.

Powertrain

Maruti Suzuki Swift

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Engine Capacity

1.2-litre naturally aspirated three-cylinder petrol engine

1.2-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine

Power

82 PS

83 PS

Torque

112 Nm

113 Nm

Transmission 

5-speed MT/5-speed AMT

5-speed MT/AMT

Claimed Fuel Efficiency

24.80 kmpl (MT)/25.75 kmpl (AMT)

20.89 kmpl 

Finally, coming on to powertrain choice, both the Swift and Ignis offer a single 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine paired with either a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Swift is equipped with a newer three-cylinder unit while the Ignis is powered by a four-cylinder unit which the new-gen Swift now replaces.

The new-gen Swift is also much more fuel-efficient than the four-cylinder engine. 

Verdict

2024 Maruti Swift

At the end, considering the pricing of both the hatchbacks, we consider the Swift to be the better choice. You get a new and modern product with a more fuel-efficient petrol engine. Yes, you miss out on some features like the LED headlights, alloy wheels, and niceties like the automatic climate control system, but with the Swift you get better safety equipment.

Overall, the Swift also offers a superior cabin experience compared to the outdated one in the Ignis, and you can opt for higher-spec variants of the Swift to access more features.

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