Date: February 2, 2013
Compare the Best Entry Sedan Car between Maruti Swift Dzire and Chevrolet Sail in India
« Maruti Swift Dzire is powered with 1.2 Lit K Series Engine with peak power of 87 BHP and torque of 114 NM. In Diesel, Dzire Diesel comes with 1.3 Lit Engine with 75 BHP and 190 NM Torque
« Chevrolet Sail Sedan comes with 1.2 Lit Smarttech Petrol Engine with power of 86 BHP and torque of 113 NM. The Diesel Sedan is powered with 1.3 Lit with 78 BHP and torque of 205 NM
« The Power to Body Weight in Sail Sedan is 80.7 PS/1000 kg in Petrol and 69.4 PS/1000 kg in Diesel Model
« The Power to Body Weight in Maruti Swift Dzire is 89.6 PS/1000 kg in Petrol and 71.4 PS/1000 kg in Diesel Model
Swift Dzire scores ahead in Petrol with better mileage and better power output giving it a better handling and drive. However, in Diesel - Sail Uva has a slight edge with better torque leading to lesser gear shifts and more control even on lower speeds.
« Sail Uva has mileage of 18.2 Kmpl in Petrol and 22.1 Kmpl in Diesel
« Swift Dzire has mileage of 19.1 Kmpl in Petrol and 23.4 Kmpl in Diesel
Both cars are fuel efficient, a very marginal difference may be observed on city conditions. One can expect a mileage of 15 Kmpl on City conditions and 18-19 Kml in Diesel on both cars
« Swift Dzire has Length mm - 3995, Width mm - 1695, Height mm - 1555, Ground Clearance mm - 170, Boot Capacity lit - 316, Wheel Base - 2430mm
« Sail Sedan has Length mm - 4249, Width mm - 1690, Height mm - 1503, Ground Clearance mm - 175, Boot Capacity lit - 370, Wheel Base - 2465mm
Sail Sedan has an edge out here with better length giving it a premium against sub 4 Meter cars, also the bigger boot space is a charm for those who found Dzire boot a bit compact. The legroom space is also slight better in Sail Sedan
Exteriors and Looks
Swift Dzire looks tall and smart, New Sail Uva looks modern and gives a feel of a mid sedan car. To our perception, New Sail Uva has an edge over Dzire - thanks to the bigger looks due to length , Wing Style Headlights giving it an edge.
Price, Interiors and Features
The Interiors of both cars looks upmarket and modern, however Dzire has more jazz interiors to our view against elegance of Sail Sedan.
Sail Uva comes in 4 Models - Base, LS, LS ABS and LT. Dzire comes in 3 Models - Lxi (Ldi), Vxi (Vdi) and Zxi (Zdi). If we compare Price and key Features
Chevy Sail Base (4.99 Lakh) - AC, Power Steering with Tilt Adjustable, Front Power Window, Rear Seat Armrest
Swift Dzire Lxi (4.92 Lakh) - AC, Power Steering with Tilt Adjustable. No Power Window, No Rear Seat Armrest
Sail LS (5.49 Lakh) - Additional Driver Side Airbag, All 4 Door Power Window, Manual Central Lock, Body Colored Door Handles and Mirrors, Chrome Finish in Inside Door Handles
Swift Dzire Vxi (5.53 Lakh) - Swift Dzire has all above except Airbags. However Additional has Fog Lights, Double Din Music System, Remote Central Lock
Sail LS ABS (5.7 Lakh) - Has Additional ABS with EBD, also includes High End Infotainment System including Mobile Streaming.
Sail LT (6.41 Lakh), Swift Dzire Zxi (6.44 Lakh) - Both Cars are fully loaded with ABS, Dual Airbags, Alloy Wheels. However, Swift Dzire takes lead here with - Automatic Climate Control and Steering Mounted Audio Control . Both also lack Leather Upholstery
Price referred for Petrol Version as ex-showroom Delhi
Network and Maintenance
Maruti known for lowest maintenance cars in India. However, Chevrolet has an answer to it with its 3-5-3 programme, stating 3 yr warranty on car, 5 yr warranty on engine and 3 yr Chevrolet promise covering wear and tear.
Swift Dzire - Mileage, Powerful Petrol Engine and pickup, Interiors a plus and Unmatched Service Network in India
Sail Sedan - Bigger Length adding premium to car, More boot space especially useful if takes off for weekend getaways, More features in Base Model, Chevrolet 3 5 3 program and Powerful Diesel Engine adding charm to it
Which car to buy? Well Make a choice, by giving a preference of parameters to select, what score more to you of above. Both are real value for money deal with 8 out of 10 on overall criterias.
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