Updated On: 27 July 2021 Jatin Jhamb
Ford has finally launched the 2021 Figo Automatic and it costs Rs 7.75 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. But is it a worthy buy at all? Well, to know if it is still a value for money hatchback, we pitch the 2021 Ford Figo Automatic vs Maruti Swift AMT. In this detailed comparison, we pitch both the hatchbacks and share their design, features, engine, price and more.
Let's start with what these hot hatchbacks offer -
|Engine||Ford Figo Automatic||Maruti Swift AMT|
|Power (bhp)||95 bhp||89 bhp|
|Torque (Nm)||119 Nm||113 Nm|
|Gearbox||6-speed torque converter||5-speed AMT|
|ARAI||16 kmpl||23.76 kmpl|
Clearly, the Figo automatic wins here when compared with Swift AMT. The 1.2L petrol unit of Figo churns out 95 bhp at 6500 RPM with a peak torque of 119 Nm at 4250 RPM. Furthermore, when paired with a 6-speed AT, we believe that the shifts will be smoother and jerk-free, unlike the Swift AMT.
On the other hand, Maruti Swift uses the updated 1.2L DualJet motor. This is the same four-cylinder BS6 unit as seen on the Baleno and Dzire. It generates 89 bhp at 6000 RPM with a peak torque of 113 Nm at 4400 RPM. The ARAI mileage of the AMT Swift sticks to 23.76 kmpl and it is better than the Figo Automatic that delivers only 16 kmpl.
If you are looking for a performance-driven hatchback with a peppy engine and a smooth automatic gearbox then Figo will be the right choice for you. However, if you drive in city traffic, occasional weekend tours with family and friends then look no further than the Maruti Swift AMT between these two.
|Dimensions||Ford Figo Automatic||Maruti Swift AMT||Difference|
|Length||3941 mm||3845 mm||96 mm|
|Width||1704 mm||1735 mm||31 mm|
|Height||1525 mm||1530 mm||5 mm|
|Wheelbase||2490 mm||2450 mm||40 mm|
|Boot space||NA||260 litres||NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42 litres||37 litres||5 litres|
From the table above, Ford Figo is longer by 96 mm and gets 40 mm added wheelbase when compared with Swift. That accounts for a roomier cabin but it is the Swift that offers more shoulder space as it is wider by 31 mm. Maruti Swift is also taller than Ford Figo by 5 mm. We checked the brochures of both the hatchbacks and surprisingly, ground clearance was not mentioned at all.
|Features List||Ford Figo Automatic||Maruti Swift AMT|
|Touchscreen Infotainment Unit||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay/Android Auto||No||Yes|
|Rain Sensing Wipers||Yes||No|
|Interior Door Handle||Black||Chrome|
|Projector Headlight||No||LED Projector|
|Follow me home headlight function||No||Yes|
|Instantaneous Fuel Economy||No||Yes|
Here, we have included the features that one hatchback has over another. As you can see, both the cars come with touchscreen infotainment units but only the Swift offers Voice Command, 6 speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for higher variants. On the other hand, Ford Figo gets electronic IRVM and average speed. Both of these features are lacked by Swift.
The common features on both the hatchbacks include a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, push-button start/stop, automatic climate control, vanity mirror on co-driver, reverse camera, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, headlight reminder, leather-wrapped steering wheel, front cup holders, all four power windows, power folding ORVMs with turn indicators, rear defogger and wiper, automatic headlight function and steering mounted controls.
|Safety and Braking||Ford Figo Automatic||Maruti Swift AMT|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Hold Control||Yes||Yes|
|Electronic Stability Control||Yes||Yes|
This is where the Figo Automatic takes an edge over Maruti Swift AMT as it provides 6 airbags and a better Global NCAP crash rating of 3 stars. Maruti Swift has got only 2 stars. Other features like ABS with EBD and ESP, hill hold control and keyless entry sticks with both the cars.
Sharing details on the recently launched Figo Automatic then it retains its agile styling like before but the carmaker has brought in the new 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels to jazz it up a little. This is the same alloy wheels pattern that will be brought in the Aspire as well. Rest, all bits like chrome inserts on the mesh grille and on the fog light housing remains. Although, Ford could have brought in the projector headlight setup for the top-spec variant. Overall, the Figo retains a simpler design and it isn't as appealing as its rival, Maruti Swift.
Maruti Swift has a unique approach with its design, be it the kids or the adults, this hatchback attracts them all. In the newer version of Swift, you get a tweaked grille design with a chrome strip that runs from one corner to another. One addition that the Swift gets over Figo is the dual-tone colour options. This makes the Swift likeable.
|Model||Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Ford Figo Automatic||Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 8.20 lakh|
|Maruti Swift AMT||Rs 7.01 lakh to Rs 8.56 lakh|
Ford Figo Automatic is brought in a two variants - Titanium and Titanium+ and costs Rs 7.75 lakh and Rs 8.20 lakh, respectively. Maruti Swift AMT is available in three variants - VXI, ZXI and ZXI Plus and the cost sticks between Rs 7.01 lakh to Rs 8.56 lakh. All prices stick to ex-showroom, Delhi.
|Ford Figo Automatic||3 years/1 lakh km|
|Maruti Swift AMT||2 years/40,000 km|
Again, Figo Automatic wins the game as the standard warranty sticks to 3 years or 1 lakh km against the 2 years/40000 km of the Maruti Swift AMT.
So this was our Ford Figo Automatic vs Maruti Swift AMT comparison for you? Which one of these power hatchbacks will be your pick? Will you pick performance over mileage or the other way around? Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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