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October 2022 - Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol, CNG Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Swift's petrol and CNG variants and the features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Maruti Suzuki Swift with its competitors and other petrol-powered B1-segment hatchbacks like Tata Tiago, Nexa Ignis and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Updated: Maruti Suzuki recently launched the CNG bi-fuel option for the Swift hatchback. This Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol and CNG variants explained article contains the October 2022 prices and buying recommendations based on the latest prices and feature distribution.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol are:

  • The Swift is the widest and the longest car in its segment with the biggest boot space
  • Best-in-class mileage figures with all 3 powertrain options
  • Best-in-class power and torque figures with the CNG powertrain
  • Classic hot hatch styling with wide body and low stance
  • A fairly long list of features like cruise control, LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, power mirrors, keyless entry, auto AC, split rear seatbacks, rear washer wiper, rear defogger, machined alloy wheels, steering-mounted controls and touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Maruti's service network is the widest by a considerable margin

The Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • The larger and more feature-rich Baleno is only a little bit more expensive
  • CNG is not available in the top-spec ZXI Plus variant
  • Missing features like rear AC vents, front and rear armrests and tyre pressure monitoring system
  • VXI petrol-manual offers poor value for money considering the additional features and incremental cost over the LXI variant
  • 163mm ground clearance is the lowest in the segment
  • 14-inch wheels with 165-section tyres are too small for the lower variants; the Ignis offers 15-inch wheels with 175-section tyres as standard

What Is The Price Of Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol And CNG Variants?

The Swift is available in 4 variants with the petrol-manual powertrain with prices ranging from Rs. 5.92 lakh and going up to Rs. 8.21 lakh. The top 3 variants of the Swift petrol are also available with an AMT automatic transmission for an additional Rs. 50,000. The Swift petrol-automatic variants cost between Rs. 7.32 lakh and Rs. 8.71 lakh (ex-showroom).

The middle 2 variants of the Swift also get the CNG bi-fuel option for an additional Rs. 95,000. The VXI and ZXI variants of the Swift CNG-manual cost Rs. 7.77 lakh and Rs. 8.45 lakh, respectively.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT PETROL, CNG | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | OCTOBER 2022

Variant

CNG-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Manual

Difference

Petrol-Auto

LXI

-

-

Rs. 5,91,900

-

-

VXI

Rs. 7,77,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 6,82,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 7,32,000

ZXI

Rs. 8,45,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 7,50,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 8,00,000

ZXI Plus

-

-

Rs. 8,21,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 8,71,000

The top XZ Plus variant is also available with dual-tone exterior colour option for an additional Rs. 9,000.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol LXI - Base Model Features & Review

The base model of the Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol costs Rs. 5.92 lakh and it’s only available with a petrol-manual powertrain. It gets some notable features like:

  • Tilt steering
  • Body-coloured bumpers
  • Fixed front headrests
  • Black door handles and outside mirrors
  • 14-inch steel wheels

This variant misses out on some key features like:

  • Day/night internal mirror
  • Music system
  • Wheel covers
  • Power mirrors
  • Power windows
  • Remote central locking
  • Body-coloured door handles and mirrors

While this variant is missing several key features, the higher VXI variant is quite expensive and offers poor value for money. So, budget buyers should buy the base variant and consider adding some aftermarket accessories.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT LXI

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Others

Functional

Std. safety feature

MID

ISOFIX

Manual AC

Front seatbelts pretensioners, force limiters

Internally-adjustable outside mirrors

LED tail lamps

Tilt steering

14-inch steel wheels

Gear shift indicator

Black outside door handles and mirrors

12V front power socket

Body-coloured bumpers

Fixed front headrests

Roof antenna

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol LXI vs VXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

Besides the petrol-manual powertrain, the VXI variant of the Maruti Suzuki Swift is also available with the petrol-AMT automatic and CNG-manual powertrain options. The Swift VXI with the petrol-manual powertrain costs Rs. 6.82 lakh, which is Rs. 90,100 more than the LXI variant. With the petrol-automatic and CNG-manual, the Swift VXI variant costs Rs. 7.32 lakh and Rs. 7.77 lakh. The Swift VXI CNG costs Rs. 95,000 more than the VXI petrol-manual while the VXI automatic costs Rs. 50,000 more.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT LXI vs VXI | PRICE COMPARISON

 

LXI

Difference

VXI

CNG-Manual

-

-

Rs. 7,77,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 95,000

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 5,91,900

Rs. 90,100

Rs. 6,82,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Automatic

-

-

Rs. 7,32,000

For the additional price, this variant adds the following features:

  • Remote central locking
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • All power windows
  • 4x speakers
  • Wheel covers
  • Power mirrors
  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Hill start assist (AMT only)
  • ESC (AMT only)
  • Body-coloured outside mirror and door handles
  • Rear parcel tray

VXI variant of the Swift adds several must-have features but the price gap over the base variant is too high. So, we won’t recommend Swift petrol-manual buyers to buy this variant. You should either consider the lower LXI variant and add accessories or stretch your budget for the ZXI variant for better value and features.

With the automatic transmission, this variant offers much better value because of some exclusive features like ESC and HSA. so budget buyers looking for the Swift petrol-automatic powertrain can consider this variant. However, if you can accommodate the ZXI variant, then that will offer even better value and feature spread.

The Swift CNG buyers considering the VXI variant should stretch their budget and buy the higher ZXI variant for a much better value and features.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT VXI

FEATURES OVER LXI

Others

Functional

Electronic stability control (AMT only)

Outside temperature display (AMT only)

Hill-start assist (AMT only)

Frontpassenger seatback pocket

Anti-theft alarm

Front passenger vanity mirror

Day/night inside mirror

1-touch down driver window

Remote central locking

Power mirrors

Body-coloured door handles

Adjustable front headrests

Body-coloured outside mirror with indicators

Height-adjustable driver seat

Dashboard panel garnish

Gear-position indicator (AMT only)

Wheel covers

Driver footrest/dead pedal (AMT only)

Chrome brake lever

Rear parcel tray

Music system

60-40 split rear seatbacks (CNG only)

Steering-mounted controls

All power windows

USB, Aux, Bluetooth, FM

 

4x speakers

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol VXI vs ZXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXI also gets all 3 powertrain options and it costs Rs. 68,000 more than the lower VXI variant. The Swift ZXI with the petrol-manual, petrol-automatic and CNG-manual powertrains costs Rs. 7.50 lakh, Rs. 8.0 lakh and Rs. 8.45 lakh, respectively.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT VXI vs ZXI | PRICE COMPARISON

 

VXI

Difference

ZXI

CNG-Manual

Rs. 7,77,000

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 8,45,000

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

Rs. 95,000

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 6,82,000

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 7,50,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Automatic

Rs. 7,32,000

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 8,00,000

The ZXI variant adds the following features:

  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Rear defogger
  • Auto AC
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Split rear seatbacks

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT ZXI

FEATURES OVER VXI

Style & Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Front fog lamps

7-inch touchscreen

60-40 split rear seatbacks (Petrol also)

15-inch alloy wheels

Wired Android Auto

Outside temperature display (Petrol also)

Leather steering cover

Wired Apple Carplay

Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

Rear defogger

Voice commands

Auto AC

Rear washer wiper

2x tweeters

1-touch up driver window

   

Power folding outside mirrors

The ZXI variant of the Swift offers the best value for money with all 3 powertrains. Therefore, this is our top recommendation for all Swift buyers.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol ZXI vs ZXI Plus Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The top-spec Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXI Plus variant doesn’t get the CNG-manual powertrain option. The Swift ZXI Plus petrol-manual costs Rs. 8.21 lakh, which is Rs. 71,000 more than the lower ZXI variant. With the petrol-automatic, it costs Rs. 8.71 lakh.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT ZXI vs ZXI PLUS | PRICE COMPARISON

 

ZXI

Difference

ZXI Plus

CNG-Manual

Rs. 8,45,000

-

-

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

-

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 7,50,000

Rs. 71,000

Rs. 8,21,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Automatic

Rs. 8,00,000

Rs. 71,000

Rs. 8,71,000

The ZXI Plus variant adds the following notable features:

  • Machined alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • LED projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Rear camera

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT ZXI PLUS

FEATURES OVER ZXI

Safety

Functional

Style

Rear camera

Cruise control

15-inch machined alloy wheels

LED projector headlamps

Auto-fold outside mirrors

Colour LCD MID

 

Follow me headlamps

LED DRLs

 

Auto headlamps

 

The top variant of the Swift petrol-manual and automatic almost justifies the incremental cost over the lower ZXI variant. However, most of its features are good-to-have. So, you can consider buying this variant if you find these features compelling enough. On the value front, this variant is worth the upgrade.

Which Variant Of The Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol Should You Buy?

For the Swift petrol-manual buyers, the base variant is suitable if you’re on a tight budget. Even if you can accommodate the VXi variant, we’ll suggest against buying it as it offers poor value for money considering the incremental cost over the LXI trim and the additional features. If you want more features, then you should either buy the base variant for better value or stretch your budget for the ZXI variant, which is our top recommendation. The top variant almost justifies its price jump over the ZXI variant but most of its features are good-to-have. So, you can consider buying it if you find its features compelling enough.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT PETROL-MANUAL | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

LXI

Rank 1

Rs. 5,91,900

Suitable for budget buyers

VXI

Rank 4

Rs. 6,82,000

Not recommended because of poor value for money

ZXI

Rank 2

Rs. 7,50,000

Top recommended

ZXI Plus

Rank 3

Rs. 8,21,000

Value upgrade over ZXI variant

With the petrol-automatic powertrain, the base variant almost justifies its incremental cost over the base variant. But we’ll still suggest you consider accommodating the ZXI variant as it offers slightly better value and features for better ownership experience. The ZXI Plus variant has a decent value for money score but its features aren't a must-have. So, you can consider upgrading if you have the budget for this variant.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT PETROL-AUTOMATIC | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

VXI

Rank 3

Rs. 7,32,000

Suitable for budget buyers; consider upgrading to ZXI for better value and features

ZXI

Rank 1

Rs. 8,00,000

Top recommended

ZXI Plus

Rank 2

Rs. 8,71,000

Value upgrade over ZXI variant

Just like the petrol-manual, the VXI CNG is a little expensive for what it brings to the table. An upgrade to the ZXI variant will offer better value for money and is our top recommendation.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT CNG-MANUAL | BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

VXI

Rank 2

Rs. 7,77,000

Consider upgrading to ZXI

ZXI

Rank 1

Rs. 8,45,000

Top recommended with CNG powertrain

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol?

The Swift gets a 4-cylinder petrol engine, which makes 90PS of power and 113Nm of torque. These figures are above average for this segment while the Nios turbo’s power and torque figures set a new benchmark. The Swift’s performance figures aren’t worth bragging about but its mileage figures certainly are. With an official fuel efficiency figure of around 22.5kmpl, it is much better than its rivals.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT VS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Swift

Nios

Ignis

Tiago

Engine

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

Cylinder

4

4

3

4

3

Displacement

1197cc

1197cc

998cc

1197cc

1199cc

Power

90PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

102.86PS/t

90.12PS/t

101.73PS/t

97.08PS/t

87.58PS/t

Torque

113Nm @ 4400rpm

114Nm @ 4000 rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

Torque:Weight

129.14Nm/t

123.78Nm/t

174.97Nm/t

132.16Nm/t

115.07Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

22.38kmpl

20.7kmpl

20.3kmpl

20.89kmpl

20.09kmpl

Automatic

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

-

5-speed AMT

5-speed AMT

Auto FE

22.56kmpl

20.5kmpl

-

20.89kmpl

20.09kmpl

In terms of CNG specifications, the Swift has a good torque-to-weight ratio and it should offer better drivability than its rivals. Its power output is also better than the rest and so is its mileage figure.

MARUTI SWIFT VS RIVALS

CNG ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Swift

Tiago

Nios

Engine

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

1.2L Normal

Cylinder

4

3

4

Displacement

1197cc

1199cc

1197cc

Power

77.5PS @ 6000rpm

73PS @ 6000rpm

69PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

78.7PS/t*

70PS/t

67PS/t

Torque

98.5Nm @ 4400rpm

95Nm @ 3500rpm

95Nm @ 4000rpm

Torque:Weight

100Nm/t*

91Nm/t

92PS/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

30.9kmpkg

26.49kmpkg

28.1kmpkg

Per KM Fuel Cost

2.45

Rs. 2.85

Rs. 2.69

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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What Are The Dimensions Of The Maruti Suzuki Swift?

In terms of dimensions, the Swift is the longest B1-segment hatchback with the widest body. The Swift also offers the best-in-class boot space and the widest tyres with the higher variants.

MARUTI SUZUKI SWIFT VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Swift

Nios

Ignis

Tiago

Length

3845mm

3805mm

3700mm

3765mm

Width

1735mm

1680mm

1690mm

1677mm

Height

1530mm

1520mm

1595mm

1535mm

Wheelbase

2450mm

2450mm

2435mm

2400mm

Ground Clearance

163mm

165mm

180mm

170mm

Boot Space

268L

260L

260L

242L

Fuel Tank

37L

37L

32L

35L

Tyre Size (base)

165/80 R14

165/70 R14

175/65 R15

175/65 R14

Tyre Size (top)

185/65 R15

175/60 R15

175/65 R15

175/60 R15

What Are The Colour Options Of The Maruti Suzuki Swift?

The 2022 Swift is available in the following 6 exterior colour options:

  • Red
  • Blue
  • White
  • Orange
  • Grey
  • Silver

The Swift ZXI Plus also gets the following 3 dual-tone exterior colour options:

  • Red with black roof
  • White with black roof
  • Blue with white roof

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we classify cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700 - 3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Swift

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia, Virtus

Ciaz, Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V, Carens

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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