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Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Hyundai Elite I20 Facelift. Review Best Buy in Swift, I20 Facelift 2018 Model

Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Hyundai Elite I20 Facelift. Review Best Buy in Swift, I20 Facelift 2018 Model

Maruti Suzuki Swift 2018 compared against Hyundai Elite I20 2018 Model. Review Changes with Difference in Engine, Performance, Features, Space, Styling for Best Overall Value Buy

 

Maruti Swift 2018 Vs Hyundai Elite I20 2018

As the Facelift Version of both cars are announced, review in which could be a better buy in all New Elite I20 2018 and Maruti Swift 2018. Let review the best Hatchback in 2018

Exterior Design Appeal: Although this is subjective, but Maruti Swift in exterior styling looks more sporty as against Elite I20 in Front Fascia. Even, the alloy wheels of all new I20 looks relative boring as against Swift Alloys

But Coming to Side and Rear - where the Door Handles on Swift on C Pillar does not appeal us (although again Subjective) - but is what the Rear Tail Light where Elite I20 Tail lights on first impression gives a feel of Audi Alike

The Catch is Hyundai Elite I20 Dual Tone with Contrast Roof Wrap - which may otherwise appeal to buyers looking for a differentiating appeal from rest of crowd.

So - Exterior Design appeal could vary, based on one perception but overall - if one care for a differentiating appeal from rest of segment then Hyundai Elite I20 Asta Dual Tone is what the best looking overall proposition

 

Interior Design Appeal: Although Maruti suzuki has done host of enhancements with Touchscreen Music System, all new Dash Layout, New Flat Bottom Steering Wheel and the car depicts host of enhancement

But - care for even better you would be pleased with Plastic Quality, Dual Tone Interiors, Instrumentation Cluster. Even the Base Swift Lxi and Vxi Variants Music system control knob buttons did not appeal in much. Hyundai I20 certainly feels more premium in Interior

On Rear Seat - due to C Pillar extended as door handles tucked on it - somehow it gives a conjest feel with a smaller side window glass as against I20



Power Performance: Well Swift is Sporty and thanks to even shed off Body Weight - the Power Performance of Swift feels more sporty to drive especially in the petrol engine. The 1.2 Litre VVT Petrol Engine on 84.3 PS Power delivers in almost 15% more Power on comparison of Power to Body Kerb Weight

So care for pickup - Swift races ahead

But - if you care for Diesel,  then the overall engine refinement levels in 1.4 Litre Crdi Diesel Engine with 90 PS Power and 224 NM Torque takes Elite I20 ahead of the race.

 

Build, Safety Features: Both Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Elite I20 comes with ABS and Dual Airbags as standard

Suzuki Swift International version got 3 Star Safety rating in NCAP Crash test - but the model used to come with 6 Airbags, Indian Swift comes with Dual Front Airbags

While Hyundai Elite I20 scores slight better as got 4 star safety rating. Adding on is presence of 6 Airbags in Top End Asta Option Model - for those who just dont want to compromise on safety features

 

Suspension: Maruti Swift Suspension yet remains sporty (slight more stiff) and is lot more improved. Hyundai Elite I20 Suspension is more on softer side. You may experience very good ride and handling on Elite I20 in city traffic, but care to drive on slight bad roads - its Maruti Suzuki Swift which steals the show

Needless to mention - if you care for even stiff suspension - Tata Cars are the best in same

However - if suspension is referred in Diesel Car - then Hyundai Elite I20 if not better is neither lower in suspension dynamics

The Steering Feel Hyundai Elite I20 is reasonably good enough but Maruti Swift with all new Flat Bottom Steering Wheel and even lower  turning radius even scores ahead against I20

 

Features: More or less - the features are same. You will get - Push Button Ignition, 7 Inch AVN with Andorid Auto and Apple Car Play, LED DRL and LED Projector Headlights, Rear View Camera, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Power Fold ORVM

But - Hyundai has some marginal edge - Rear AC Vents, Additional Side and Curtain Airbag,  More Advanced Instrumentation Cluster, Cooled Glove Box, Leather wrapped Gear knob

  Maruti Swift Hyundai I20
Length 3840 mm 3985 mm
Width 1695 mm 1734 mm
Height 1500 mm 1505 mm
Boot Space 268 Litre 285 Litre
Wheelbase 2450 mm 2570 mm
Ground Clearance 163 mm 165 mm

Space: Now New Swift comes with 268 Litre Boot Space - almost no difference with Hyundai I20 having 285 Litre. Despite slight shorter wheelbase at 2450 mm as against I20 Wheelbase of 2570 mm - the rear seat legroom in Swift is designed to almost offer similar legroom as in I20.  Now - Swift due to slight narrower width feels bit tight for 3rd Passenger but even in I20 Due to rear Seat AC Vents - 3rd passenger wont be of much comfort

Will rate both cars as quiet similar in space, even though its Hyundai I20 which can have marginal edge on overall space factor.

 

Which to Buy - Maruti Swift 2018 or Hyundai I20

» Maruti Swift: For a better Pickup Performance in petrol Engine more Sporty Styling, Better Suspension, Maruti Suzuki unmatched reliability, mileage, ever improved Swift with equally good cabin space, Top of line features and Fully Loaded Zxi Option priced lower as against I20 Asta Option

» Hyundai I20 : If care for Diesel Engine or more Premium Interiors, overall Features List in Base Era Model as against Swift Lxi Model or Advanced High End Features in Asta Option as against Swift Zxi/Zdi Plus. Even the Safety Features, Build Quality and Marginally better cabin space

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