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2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Ignis Comparison



Which is Better? 2018 Maruti Swift Vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis

2018 Maruti Swift


Both 2018 Maruti Swift and Ignis micro SUV are based on the company’s Heartect platforms. The cars are also offered with the same engine options for both petrol and diesel variants. This is where the similarities end. With comparable prices, both cars have pros and cons that appeal to their customer base. In the following comparison, we will highlight what both cars have to offer in their own individual way.

2018 Maruti Ignis


Thanks to its Heartect platform the 2018 Swift offers more space as compared to its predecessor. The new hatchback also happens to be lighter than the previous model. In comparison, Maruti Ignis is more compact as compared to the 2018 Swift. Ignis also offers more ground clearance, however, it does suffer in the cabin space aspect, even with its tall boy design.

Dimensions 2018 Maruti Swift Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Length 3985mm 3700mm
Width 2570mm 1690mm
Height 1505mm 1595mm
Wheelbase 2570mm 2435mm
Ground clearance 163mm 180mm


Petrol Engine Comparison

The petrol powertrains are the same for both cars, but Ignis is 35kgs lighter than Swift. This should translate into a better power-to-weight ratio but as it turns out, Ignis is less frugal than the new hatchback. The fuel tank capacity of Ignis is also five litres less than that of 2018 Swift, which means the micro-SUV also has a lower driving range as compared to the hatchback. This can be credited to Ignis’ design which is not as aerodynamic as that of the 2018 Maruti Swift.

Petrol 2018 Maruti Swift Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Engines 1.2L 1.2L
Power 83PS 83PS
Torque 113Nm 1143Nm
Transmission MT/AMT MT/AMT
Mileage 22kmpl 20.89lmpl

Diesel Engine Comparison

Same as the petrol variants even the diesel option shared by the two cars are identical. What is interesting to see is even though Maruti Ignis is offed only with a 5-speed manual transmission, it somehow manages to offer an inferior claimed fuel economy than that of the 2018 Maruti Swift. The new hatchback offers automated manual transmission option for both petrol as well as diesel engine options.

Diesel 2018 Maruti Swift Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Engines 1.3L 1.3L
Power 75PS 75PS
Torque 190Nm 190Nm
Transmission MT/AMT MT
Mileage 28.4kmpl 26.8kmpl


Maruti’s new premium hatchback is Rs. 33,000 more expensive than the base petrol model of Ignis. Having said that it should be noted that the 2018 Swift is offered with a host of features as standard. The Swift gets dual-front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOfix child seat and much more as standard in terms of safety features. Comparing the base diesel models of the two cars, we find that the tables have been turned. The base VDi variant of 2018 Swift is surprisingly Rs. 33,000 cheaper than the 1.3 Delta base model of Maruti Ignis.

2018 Maruti Swift also gets a host of creature comforts which are offered in variants with competitive price tags as compared to those found in Ignis. Touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Maruti’s MirrorLink are some of the comfort features that are offered in the new Swift.

2018 Maruti Swift Rs. 4.99 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Rs. 4.66 Lakh

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