Maruti Swift Vs Hyundai i20

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Maruti Motors is the most trusted name of the car market in the country. Swift is a premium hatchback from the company which is facing a fierce competition from stylish hatchback Hyundai i20.


Swift has a bold exterior design supported by body coloured bonnet and body coloured rear-view mirror. The 15-inch alloy wheels give it a look. The front fascia is dominated by Bright and large headlamps.

I20 is a stylish hatchback   made to complement the urban lifestyle. The highly dazzling and stylish exterior of i20 has eye shaped headlamps provide ample illumination which looks dazzling, cover fog lamp has chrome moulding blanking giving a sporty persona to the hatchback. The chrome door handles at the side profile adds a touch of class and the rear end is equipped with boot space of 295L.Additional Sun Roof is also offered with the top end trim.


The interior of new Swift is luxurious and equally stylish as the exterior.  The cabin is done with waterfall central console and black colour dashboard. The tilt power steering and gear knob makes the interior even sportier. The cabin is provided with Adjustable seats and head rest providing ample head and leg room. The biggest drawback of hatchback is that it has a small boot space of only 204 L.

Hyundai i20 has an exquisite and rich interior design. The beige and brown dual interior looks elegant with high quality of plastic used in cabin. The black dashboard looks stylish and also very convenient; it is effectively design to put everything in the convenient reach of driver. The front row has adjustable seats which provide ample leg room.


Swift is offered in petrol and diesel variant. The petrol model is built with a 1.2L, 1197cc; KB series engine which produces maximum power of 85PS@ 6000 rpm and torque of 114Nm@ 400 RPM. The diesel model has a 1248cc, 1.3l, DDIS engine which produces maximum output of 75PS@ 4000 RPM and torque of 190Nm@ 2000 RPM. Both models are equipped with MPFI (Multi- Point Fuel Injection) that aid car to deliver optimize performance.

Hyundai i20 is also available in both petrol and diesel variant. The diesel variant is built with 1.4L, 1396cc, and U2 CRDi diesel engine while the petrol trim has a 1.2L, 1197cc, Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine. The petrol model delivers maximum output of 100PS@ 6000 RPM and torque of 130Nm while the diesel engine produces maximum power of 90PS@ 4000 RPM and torque of 219Nm@ 2750RPM.


Swift is highly fuel efficient the petrol model maintain a healthy mileage of 18.6 KMPL and diesel engine gives an impressive mileage of 22.9 KMPL.

The diesel engine of i20 maintains a decent mileage of 21.9 KMPL and petrol model gives 18.5 KMPL.


Swift is equipped with a  list of factory fitted features like Automatic climate controls, Multi functional display, this shows fuel consumption, mileage, trip meter all in one screen, electronically control ORVM, power steering, retractable cup-holder, Accessory socket and USB port connectivity.

Hyundai i20 is loaded with all comfort and convenience features available in the class like fully automatic temperature control, turning indicator in OVRM,  music player with two speakers, electronic power steering, battery savers, glove box, Rear parcel tray, luggage lamp and rear defogger


Swift is loaded with high end safety features like Air bags and front and rear seat-belts, ABS (Anti lock braking system) with Engine Drag Control (EDC), Front wheels have discs brakes and rear has drums brakes on the other hand i20 is the only hatchback in the class to offer some special features in top end trim like 6 airbags (dual front and side). Engine immobilizer, Reverse parking sensor, rain sensing wipers and Smart pedal with clutch lock ensures that car won’t start until clutch is pressed first.


Swift is available in variety of colours like metallic midnight black, arctic white, metallic silky silver, pearl metallic and glistening grey metallic to choose from. I20 is available in Variety of paint jobs like Colorado red, Diamond white, Bright yellow, Kinetic blue and Moon dust silver.


Swift is priced at 4.5-6.77lakhs.While Hyundai i20 is priced at 4.8-7.8 lakhs


Maruti Suzuki Swift offers better mileage and has a trusted brand name of Maruti embedded on it on the other hand Hyundai i20 is more powerful and loaded with more luxury features. I20 has some unique safety features not found in other hatchback of the class.

              Comparison between Swift and Hyundai i20

Maruti Swift Hyundai i20
Engine Size 1.2L, 1197cc, KB series engine (Petrol)/ 1248cc, 1.3l, DDIS engine ( Diesel) 1396cc, 1.4 L U2 CRDi diesel engines / 1197cc, 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine.
Price Range 4.5-6.77lakhs. 4.8-7.8 lakhs
Power 85Ps@ 6000 rpm (Petrol)/ 75PS@ 4000 RPM (Diesel) 89Ps@ 4000 RPM (diesel)
Gear box 5 speed 5 speed
Boot Space 204 L 295 L
Mileage 18.6 (Petrol)/ 22.69KMPL (Diesel) 18.5 KMPL in city and 21.9 KMPL on highway (diesel)
Transmission Manual Manual
Variants  Petrol  + diesel Petrol+ diesel

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