Maruti Swift vs Maruti Dzire – Buy the Hatchback or Sedan?

Maruti Swift against the Maruti Dzire!

Should you buy the hatchback Swift, or buy the Sedan Dzire? What is the main difference between the two Maruti models? Why don’t we compare the two against each other to find that out!

Maruti Swift vs Maruti Dzire – Exterior and Interior

At the front, the Swift has a big honeycomb grille for air intake for the engines and chrome strip at the center of the grille, with LED DRLs and LED projector headlamps but the fog lamps are halogens. From the side, it has alloy wheels with the door handles for the rear passengers at the window frame. Moving to the rear side, it gets LED taillamps but the indicators are halogen and a standard bumper with no changes or sportier look.

From the front, the Dzire has LED headlamps and the grille has chrome borders around it the fog lamps has chrome coverings as well. The front of the Dzire gives a mean look because of how low the grille has been positioned, which is also covered in chrome. From the side, it has chrome lines on the windows frame and 15-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it has LED taillamps and chrome bar that connects with the taillamps.

From the inside, the Swift has a 7-inch infotainment system placed below the round-shaped AC vent and the AC vents at the side are placed horizontally. It has dual-tone dashboard theme option, and the pedals are finished in black. It has three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with analog instrument cluster, and round dials for automatic climate controls. It has one USB port at the front for charging. At the rear, the seats are split in 60:40 ratio.

As for the Dzire, it has a 7-inch infotainment system at the center placed below the AC vents and the AC vents are placed horizontally at the side. It has dual-tone dashboard option with pedals finished in black. The Dzire has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with analog instrument cluster, automatic climate control, and fabric seat upholstery. Moving to the rear, it has seats that is split in 60:40 ratio, and 6-speaker standard sound system.

So, from the outside and the inside, the Swift looks good from the outside than the Dzire given the Swift looks sportier from the outside and the Dzire looks a bit meaner. However, from the inside, the Swift and Dzire looks similar and comfortable as well, and therefore, you might like the Swift interior or the Dzire interior as the similarity is a lot between the two models.

Maruti Swift vs Maruti Dzire – Dimensions

Maruti SwiftMaruti Dzire
Ground Clearance163mm160mm
Boot Space268 litres378 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity37 litres – Petrol,
55 litres – CNG
37 litres – Petrol,
55 litres – CNG
Kerb Weight985 kg990 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight1,405 kg1,405 kg

When it comes to dimensions, the Swift measures 3845mm in length, 1735mm in width, and 1530mm in height. The Dzire measures 3995mm in length that is longer by 154mm, width of 1735mm which is the same as the Swift, and height of 1515mm that is shorter by 15mm. Both the Swift and the Dzire has the same wheelbase of 2450mm and the same fuel tank capacity, which is 37 litres Petrol and 55 litres of CNG. The Swift has a ground clearance of 163mm while the Dzire has a ground clearance of 160mm. The Swift has a boot space of 268 litres which is smaller by 110 litres. The Kerb weight of Swift of 985 kg while the Dzire has a kerb weight of 990 kg and gross weight of both the models is 1,405 kg.

When it comes to dimensions, the Dzire is bigger than the Swift and offers more space and comfort than the Swift.

Maruti Swift vs Maruti Dzire – Engine Options

Maruti SwiftMaruti Dzire
Engine1.2-litre petrol1.2-litre petrol
Power88.50 bhp88.50 bhp
Torque113 Nm113 Nm
Transmission5-speed MT, 5-speed AT5-speed MT, 5-speed AT
Fuel Efficiency22.38 kmpl – MT
22.56 kmpl – AMT
22.41 kmpl – MT
22.61 kmpl – AMT

When it comes to engine options, both the Swift and the Dzire has the same petrol engine on offer. It is powered by the 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 88.50 bhp and 113 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed Manual and 5-speed Automatic Gearbox. The Swift has a fuel efficiency of 22.38 kmpl on Manual and 22.56 kmpl on Automatic, and on Dzire it is 22.41 kmpl on Manual, and 22.61 kmpl on Automatic.

Maruti Swift Maruti Dzire
Engine1.2-litre CNG1.2-litre CNG
Power76.43 bhp76.43 bhp
Torque98.5 Nm98.5 Nm
Transmission Type5-speed MT5-speed MT
Fuel Efficiency30.9 km/kg31.12 km/kg

Other than the petrol engine, both the models has CNG fuel option as well. The 1.2-litre CNG produces 76.43 bhp and 98.5 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox only, no Automatic on offer. The Swift has a mileage of 30.9 km/kg and the Dzire has a mileage of 31.12 km/kg.

Maruti Swift vs Maruti Dzire – Features

FeaturesMaruti SwiftMaruti Dzire
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED Projector
Wheel size & Tyre15-inch, alloy wheels15-inch, alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryFabricFabric
Rear AC ventYes
Instrument clusterAnalogAnalog
Infotainment System7-inch7-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayYesYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System6-speaker standard sound system6-speaker standard sound system
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes

When it comes to features, the Swift misses out on Rear AC vents. Rest every features in both the models is same, nothing different.

Safety FeaturesMaruti SwiftMaruti Dzire
AirbagsTwo AirbagsTwo airbags
CameraReverse-parking cameraReverse-parking camera
Parking SensorsRearRear
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesFront DiscFront Disc

Even when it comes to safety, both the models has the same safety features on offer. However, the Dzire has a Global NCAP rating of 2-star which is 1-star more safer than the Swift as it scored 1-star Global NCAP rating, and therefore, the Dzire is safer than the Swift in this case.

Maruti Swift vs Maruti Dzire – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Maruti Suzuki SwiftRs. 5.99 lakh – Rs. 9.03 lakh
Maruti Suzuki DzireRs. 6.51 lakh – Rs. 9.39 lakh

The Maruti Swift is priced at Rs. 5.99 lakh for the entry-level ‘LXI’ variant and goes up to Rs. 9.03 lakh for the top variant ‘ZXI Plus DT Automatic.’ The Maruti Dzire starts at Rs. 6.51 lakh for the entry-level ‘LXI’ variant and goes up to Rs. 9.39 lakh for the ‘ZXI Plus Automatic’ top variant. The price difference between the two model’s entry-level variant is Rs. 52,000 and Rs. 36,000 for the top model.

As for the warranty, Maruti offers 2 years/40,000 warranty period for the Swift and Dzire that can be extended up to 5 years/1,00,000 km.

Maruti Swift vs Maruti Dzire – Verdict

In the end, the decision to buy which Maruti model depends totally on you, however, both the cars has the same features and safety on offer, yet when it comes to dimensions, the Dzire is bigger than the Swift to accommodate passengers with space and comfort. Moreover, the Dzire is safer than the Swift as the Dzire has 2-star Global NCAP rating while Swift has 1-star safety rating. Therefore, if you’re looking for a sedan with good features, mileage, comfort, and space, the Dzire is a good choice, otherwise, if you’re tight on budget, you can go for the Swift as it’s the comfort, features, and great mileage on offer. So, which one would you choose?

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