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Compare Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Hyundai i20 Active

Snapshot: The Hyundai i20 Active has an increased ground clearance in comparison to the Hyundai Elite i20. Check out how does the i20 Active fares with the Maruti Suzuki Swift.

Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai both are two of the biggest names in the Indian car bazaar. Both carmakers know the tricks to keep the consumers happy. They offer in budget cars, which are not only aesthetically sound, but also come with features that enhances the comfort and safety for the passengers. Maruti Swift topped the chart as soon as it was launched in the country. It took over with style and sat on the throne. After, came Hyundai i20 Active, which was a revolution in the hatchback segment. The specification sheet will help you through the technical details and give you a clearer picture as to which one is better equipped.

 

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing the Maruti Suzuki Swift ZXi with the Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 S and Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDi with the Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 SX. Compare full-features of the cars by clicking here.

Maruti Suzuki Swift exteriors Vs Hyundai i20 Active exteriors
Talking about the exteriors, Maruti Swift is good looking hatchback for sure. The sleek bumper along with the L-shaped LEDs is done to perfection. The rounded bonnet edges allow the car to look smart and not boxy at all. The side has been blessed with very flowy and smooth design and the ORVMS with LED turn indicators augment the driving for the owner. The rear has been blessed with very chic and stylish tail light accompanied by high mounted stop lamp and body colored bumper.

On the other hand, Hyundai i20 Active has similar exteriors as its sibling Elite i20. The car has the fluidic design, which has become the signature design strategy for the car firm. The front has been poshed-up with the presence of wide grille with chrome finish and the refurbished fog lamps. The headlamps are big and bold complementing the overall design persona of the car. The bumper is dipped in body color, while the body cladding is nicely done. The alloy wheels go well in sync with the roof rails. The circular reflector along with silver skid plate develops the appearance. The tail gate is done well with the pair of stylish tail lights.

Maruti Suzuki Swift interiors Vs Hyundai i20 Active interiors
Maruti Suzuki has been quite innovative with the interiors of Maruti swift. The car is a spacious hatchback that is designed for a comfortable ride. The seats are well cushioned, which promise utter comfort during the ride. The electrically adjustable ORVMS provides top notch ease to the driver while zipping around. The top end variant of Swift has been installed with all four power windows, the power steering wheel has tilt steering column. The music system is extremely sophisticated that is accompanied by Bluetooth connectivity. The power steering wheel has audio and Bluetooth controls making it more delightful. Furthermore, you would find numerous storage spaces such as front seat back pockets, cup holders, console box, ticket holders etc. What’s more is that the driver’s seat is height adjustable. The air conditioning system has automatic climate control too but only in top end variant.

Coming to the interiors of Hyundai i20 Active, this one is no less either. The car has been loaded with ample of features. Hyundai i20 Active is much sportier. You would find automatic climate control in the top end variant, while manually operated air conditioning is quite effective too. To give a little rest to your foot, the firm has installed clutch foot rest too. Apart from this, the car also comes with accessory power outlet, front head restraints, dual trip meter, tachometer, rear parcel tray, passenger’s vanity mirror, ticket holder, internally adjustable ORVMs and more. The leather upholstery is exquisite along with the tilt and telescopic steering wheel and parking sensors.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Hyundai i20 Active (Engine, Gearbox and Transmission)
The tech-specs of Maruti Suzuki Swift are good. The hatchback is offered in both diesel and petrol variants. The petrol variant features 1.2-Litre K-series motor that has DOHC valve configuration. This 1197cc engine has the capacity to give away maximum power of 83.1 bhp along with 115Nm of peak torque. The diesel variant on the other hand has 1.3-Litre Multijet powertrain with a displacement of 1248cc. In turn the engine comfortable churns out 74bhp power and 190Nm of torque. Both of them have been coupled with the tried and tested five-speed manual transmission.

Coming to Hyundai i20 Active, the car is offered in both diesel and petrol engine options. The diesel one has 1.4-Litre powertrain that has a displacement capacity of 1396cc. It manages to give out 88.7bhp of power and torque of 220Nm. the diesel one has one perk that is it has been combined with six-speed manual transmission. The 1.2-Litre Kappa 4 engine is fitted in the petrol variants. This 1197cc of engine has 16 valves and 4 cylinders that are capable of producing maximum power of 81.8bhp along with 114.7Nm torque. Being mated with five-speed manual transmission, drive in Hyundai i20 Active becomes charming.

Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Hyundai i20 Active (Mileage and Safety)

Mileage is an important feature of any car and Hyundai i20 Active doesn’t disappoint. The petrol one manages to give out 17.19kmpl of mileage, while the diesel has the ability to deliver 16kmpl of city roads and 21.19kmpl on the highways. The mileage delivery of Maruti Swift is quite impressive and is better than what Hyundai i20 Active delivers. The petrol one manages to give out a good mileage of 20.4kmpl, while the diesel variant provides an overwhelming mileage of 25.2kmpl.

Both car companies have taken care of the safety of its passengers. Starting with Maruti Suzuki Swift, the hatchback has lots of advanced safety traits. The dual SRS front airbags are present to keep the driver and front co-passenger safe and sound. The Anti-lock braking system is there with electronic brake force distribution system and Brake assist, which ensures that the car wheels don’t lock up and the vehicle doesn’t skid on slippery roads. The hatchback gets locked automatically courtesy the auto-lock feature. The halogen headlamps are present for a clear vision of road and the fog lamps would grant better visibility during rains and misty weather. The rear parking sensors, high mounted stop lamp, central locking system, etc are the other safety features in Maruti Swift.

Hyundai i20 Active doesn’t disappoint when it comes to safety features. The car has been made in order to secure and keep the passengers safe during the ride. This crossover hatchback has been provided with strong protection beams along with dual SRS airbags for the driver and front co-passenger. Along with the rear parking sensors are accompanied by a camera with display on the electro-chromic mirror. The automatic headlamps are perfect along with clutch lock and keyless entry feature. The ABS, EBD and BA come in as standard.

Verdict
On the whole, it is evident that Maruti Swift and Hyundai i20 Active are stuck in a cut-throat competition. Both the cars are top and impressive in its own way. But Hyundai i20 Active wins in terms of exteriors, while Swift takes away the car when it comes to interior features. Maruti Swift takes away the cake when we talk about mileage. The engine performance scores a few brownie points too. The competitive pricing another plus point here. Therefore, we wouldn’t say that Hyundai i20 Active is losing the race, but Swift is a clear winner altogether.

You may want to watch a comprehensive video review of the Hyundai i20 Active or Maruti Swift

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