26 Feb 2021 Jatin Jhamb
With the launch of the new 2021 Maruti Swift, there is no visual change but the carmaker has added a lot of features than before and a mechanical upgrade from before. In this article, we pit the 2021 Maruti Swift vs Ford Figo Petrol and share our opinions as to which one should you buy.
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|Model||2021 Maruti Swift||Ford Figo Petrol|
|Engine||1.2-L 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated||1.2-L 3 Cylinder|
|Power (PS @ RPMs)||90 @ 6000||96 @ 6500|
|Torque (Nm @ RPMs)||113 @ 4400||119 @ 4250|
|Transmission||5-Speed MT and AMT||5-Speed MT|
|Fuel Economy (kmpl)||23.20 - MT|
23.76 - AMT
From the table above, it is the Ford Figo which feels more powerful on the paper as it churns out 96 PS of power with a peak torque of 119 Nm. It surely is higher than the 90 PS and 113 Nm of Maruti Swift. It is the 'kitna deti hai' factor where Swift stands out and delivers 23.20 for the manual and 23.76 kmpl for the AMT. Oh yes, the Swift gets an optional AMT which the Figo lacks. It only gets a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Clearly, the Swift has been updated with all the new features like cruise control, coloured multi-information display, idle start-stop button, auto-foldable ORVMs and the AMT versions of the hatchback gets electronic stability control and hill hold. It continues with the 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with modern connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
On the other hand, the Figo gets a 7.0-inch floating touchscreen but it is not the best as it misses out on Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and even the mirror link. If you choose the Blu variant then you get highlights on the seat covers, door pads and it is just okay. The 257 litres of boot space is good for those weekend drives.
|Model||Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|2021 Maruti Swift||Rs 5.73 lakh - Rs 8.41 lakh|
|Ford Figo||Rs 5.64 lakh - Rs 7.09 lakh|
It is at the pricing point where the Ford Figo stands out as it is much cheaper than the Maruti Swift. So which hatchback are you planning to buy and will the Figo be on your list? Or it is the Swift? Is it the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios? Do tell us below!