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Compare Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Honda Brio

Snapshot: We compare the specifications of the two hot hatchbacks - Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Honda Brio

Maruti Suzuki India is the top most car manufacturer in the country. The car maker has a widespread portfolio, which has cars for almost every car fanatic. You could choose from small budgetary cars, hatchbacks, sedans, SUVs etc. Maruti Swift is one of the most flourishing and thriving model in its portfolio. This one has taken the sales for the firm to shoot up to a great extend. However, this is not the only hatchback in the market that is able to charm everyone. Honda Brio is amongst the forerunner. The attractive exteriors and smart interiors have made it big into the car bazaar. The specification sheet here will provide you a clearer picture of both cars technically.

Specification Sheet

Maruti Suzuki Swift Safety vs. Honda Brio Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    2
  • Engine Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Yes, Rear sensors
    Yes, Rear sensors with camera
  • Child Safety Locks
    Yes
    Yes
  • Door Ajar Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Central Locking
    Yes
    Yes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    Yes
    Yes
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki Swift Exterior vs. Honda Brio Exterior

  • Headlights
    Halogen
    Halogen
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Alloy
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment-Electric with folding
    Internal adjustment-Electric
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki Swift Interior vs. Honda Brio Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Electric Power, Yes
    Electric Power, Yes
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    Yes, Rake
    Yes, Rake
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    Yes
    Yes
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
  • Start / Stop Button
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki Swift Comfort vs. Honda Brio Comfort

  • Navigation System
    No
    Yes
  • Ventilation System
    Fully automatic climate control, Yes
    Manual Air conditioning with cooling and heating
  • Automatic Headlamps
    Yes
    No
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Manual
    Internal
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes
    Yes
  • Second Row AC Vents
    No
    No
  • Adjustable Headrests
    Yes, Front and Rear
    No
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
  • USB Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Aux-in Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Cup Holders
    Yes, Front and Rear
    Yes, Front and Rear
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Smart Key
    Yes, Remote
  • Infotainment Screen
    No
    No

Maruti Suzuki Swift Instrumentation vs. Honda Brio Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    No
  • Average Speed
    No
    No
  • Tripmeter
    Yes
    Yes
  • Distance to Empty
    No
    No
  • Fuel Gauge
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Engine Malfunction Light
    Yes
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Key Off Reminder
    No
    Yes
  • Headlight Reminder
    Yes
    Yes
  • Low Fuel Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fasten Seat Belt Warning
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki Swift Dimensions and Weights vs. Honda Brio Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    3850 mm
    3610 mm
  • Width
    1695 mm
    1680 mm
  • Height
    1530 mm
    1500 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2430 mm
    2345 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    170 mm
    165 mm
  • Boot Space
    204 litres
    175 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    42 litres
    35 litres

Maruti Suzuki Swift Body vs. Honda Brio Body

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Body Type
    Hatchback
    Hatchback
  • Doors
    5
    5

Maruti Suzuki Swift Engine vs. Honda Brio Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    4 (Petrol)
  • Displacement
     1197 cc (Petrol)
    1198 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    84.3@6000 (Petrol)
    88@6000 (Petrol)
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    115@4000(Petrol)
    109@4500 (Petrol)
  • Turbocharger
    No (Petrol)
     No (Petrol)
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV
    BS IV
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
    Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    20.4 km/litre
    16.5 km/litre (Petrol)

Maruti Suzuki Swift Transmission vs. Honda Brio Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
  • Type
    Manual
    Automatic (Petrol)
  • Gears
    5 (Petrol)
    5 (Petrol)

Maruti Suzuki Swift Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Honda Brio Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Drum
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    185/65 R15
    175/65 R14 
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    185/65 R15
    175/65 R14 

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Maruti Swift ZXi Vs Honda Brio VX AT. Compare full features of the cars by clicking here.

Maruti Swift Vs Honda Brio (Design and Exteriors)

Maruti Swift hatchback has received a refurbishment in recent times and from that time; the car’s exteriors have been improved drastically. It has become much sportier than ever. On the front, the bumper has been revamped with a sporty appearance along with signature honeycomb styled mesh and chrome finished radiator grille. The halogen headlamps are good looking with the turn indicators complementing the exteriors well. The side profile of Swift is cute with body colored door handles and ORVMs with turn blinkers in the top end trim. Also, the alloy wheels grace the wheel arches, while the mid range variants have full wheel covers. The rear profile of Swift is smart and chic. The curvy tail gate augments the overall appearance, while the tail lights have been given a sharp look in order to go in sync with the overall persona.

Honda Brio’s major highlight is its exteriors. The car has a very hip and trendy appearance especially when we talk about the rear profile. The maximum glass look for the rear is quite appealing to the eyes and the chic tail lights just add up more to the overall exteriors. The side profile on the other hand has been installed with alloy wheel in the top trim, and the silver steel wheels can be seen in the mid range variant. On the front the pair of fog lamps is offered for better visibility, while the front bumper is fixed in sync with the personality of the hatchback. The windshield has a good size and the grille is finished in chrome to enhance the appearance even more.

Maruti Swift Vs Honda Brio (Interiors and Features)

Maruti Swift interiors are modernized in most recent facelift. The car has distinguished and improved interiors, which incorporate the enhancement of the material used inside.  The fresh metallic inserts are attractive, and the upholstery is of high quality. The 60:40 ratio split folding rear seat has increased the storage space and the ample of headroom and legroom for the passengers have made the drive comfortable for them. Moreover, the hatchback has been outfitted with air conditioning system, which is sturdy and very competent and the music system is prepared with Bluetooth connectivity that makes audio streaming from phone, totally hassle free and wireless. This is available in the top end variant. The multifunctional steering wheel gets audio and call controls making it thoroughly convenient for the driver. The dashboard is prevalent, slotting in a massive glove box. With the exception of this, the car also has drink holders, dual front sun visors, accessory power socket etc.

The interiors of Honda Brio are done in beige, which makes the cabin appear to be airy and spacious. The high quality material used here further adds up to a big advantage for the car. The air conditioning system is resourceful and the positioning of AC vents is done carefully in order to provide coolness to all the occupants. The chrome finish around the vents is impressive. The EX variant of the car has 1-Din audio system with radio tuner, antenna and CD player along with Aux-in and USB support. The higher variant on the other hand has been blessed with a further advanced music system that has DVD player, USB and Aux-in and iPod support. The 15.2inches of screen comes with touch capacity making the car much more advanced. The visual navigation system in the top trim acts as icing on the cake. The top end trims, the height adjustable driver’s seat is accompanied by four power windows auto touch down button on the driver’s side, front sun visors with vanity mirrors and more.

Maruti Swift Vs Honda Brio (Engine, Transmission & Gearbox)

Technically speaking, Maruti Swift will bring a smile on your face with its engine options. The car is available in both diesel and petrol. The petrol one is outfitted with the strapping and beefy 1.2-Litre K-Series engine with a displacement capacity of 1197cc. it produces 84.3PS of power @ 6000rpm along with 115Nm of torque @ 4000rpm. On the other hand, the diesel trims of Swift has 1.3-Litre multijet engine that has a displacement capacity of 1248cc. The engine contentedly churns out maximum power of 75PS of power @ 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque @2000rpm. Both these engines are united with five-speed manual transmission that ensures high class performance on road.

The engine options in Brio are limited to petrol only. The car comes with 1.2-Litre engine with displacement capacity of 1198cc. The configuration of 16 valves and 4 cylinders ensure good power and torque. The engine gives out maximum power output of 88PS at 6000rpm along with 109Nm of torque at 4500rpm. The automatic variant of the car produces pretty much the same amount of power. The manual version features the tried and tested five-speed manual gearbox.

Maruti Swift Vs Honda Brio (Mileage and Safety)

Maruti cars are known for its mileage and Maruti swift doesn’t let down at all. The petrol version of the car which has 1.2-Litre K-Series engine gives away a subtle mileage of 20.4kmpl. The diesel one featuring the 1.3-Litre multijet engine manages to deliver a cool mileage of 25.2kmpl.

Honda Brio has a petrol engine option only on all its variants. The one with the manual transmission delivers fuel economy of 16.2kmpl on the city roads and 19.4kmpl on the highways. On the other hand, the one with the automatic transmission, Brio gives away 13.3kmpl of mileage on the city roads and on the expressway this fuel economy goes up to 16.2kmpl.

Safety section of Maruti Swift hatchback is perfectly done. The car is top notch in both active and passive safety. The body structure is strong enough to absorb pressure, while side impact beams makes sure that the occupants are safe inside soaking up the strain of collision. Furthermore, dual SRS airbags, anti-lock braking, brake assist and electronic brake force distribution system are also present in the top end trim of hatch. Along with this, Swift automatically unlocks itself lest of a crash. To ensure more safety for the occupants, Maruti has also provided Swift with anti-theft system, high intensity halogen headlamps, ELR seat belts, rear parking sensors and more. The other features like central locking system, child safety locks, fog lamps, engine immobilizer etc are also there.

Honda Brio is amongst the safest cars in the market today. The company has provided it with the advanced compatibility engineering body structure that can take in maximum pressure of an accident. The anti-theft alarm system would save your car from any unauthorized access. The regular safety traits here include in inside day and night rear view mirror, high mounted stop lamp and central car locking system with engine immobilizer. The high variants come with driver’s seat belt warning, anti lock braking system with electronic brake force distribution system. The rear defogger, ELR seat belts, airbags for the driver and front co-passenger can also be seen in the top trim of Brio.

Verdict

Honda Brio and Maruti Swift both are hatchbacks, which are full of positive points. However, what makes Swift a better choice is its reputation, great interiors and high class mileage. On the other hand, Brio is a great choice as its exteriors would make your heart melt. Also the navigation system with touch screen is a perk here.

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