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Compare Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Nissan Micra

Snapshot: We compare the specifications of the king of hatchback segment - Swift with the Nissan Micra and find out if the Swift is indeed a better car.

Maruti Suzuki India is the largest car manufacturer in the country. The manufacturer has charmed the car buyers with its line of hatchbacks, sedans and other cars alike. Maruti Swift, which was launched years back still rules the market in terms of sales. The car became a runaway success and managed to grab maximum sales numbers in the hatchback segment. The amount of competition that the car faces is immense. Out of all the contenders, Nissan Micra is another hatchback in this segment with which the Swift competes for space. The car looks exceptionally different and offers exclusivity like no other car in this segment. The specification sheet present below would help you compare the specifications of the cars.

Specification Sheet

Maruti Suzuki Swift Safety vs. Nissan Micra Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    4
  • 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. Nissan Micra 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 with folding
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    Yes
    Yes

Maruti Suzuki Swift Interior vs. Nissan Micra 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. Nissan Micra Comfort

  • Navigation System
    No
    No
  • Ventilation System
    Fully automatic climate control, Yes
    Fully automatic climate control, Yes
  • Automatic Headlamps
    Yes
    No
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Manual
    Internal
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes
    Yes
  • Second Row AC Vents
    Yes
    No
  • Adjustable Headrests
    Yes, Front and Rear
    Yes, Front and Rear
  • 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, Smart Key
  • Infotainment Screen
    No
    No

Maruti Suzuki Swift Instrumentation vs. Nissan Micra Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    Yes
  • 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. Nissan Micra Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    3850 mm
    3825 mm
  • Width
    1695 mm
    1665 mm
  • Height
    1530 mm
    1530 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2430 mm
    2450 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    170 mm
    160 mm
  • Boot Space
    204 litres
    251 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    42 litres
    41 litres

Maruti Suzuki Swift Body vs. Nissan Micra Body

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

Maruti Suzuki Swift Engine vs. Nissan Micra Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    4 (Diesel) / 3 (Petrol)
  • Displacement
    1248 cc (Diesel) / 1197 cc (Petrol)
    1461 cc (Diesel) / 1198 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    75@4000 (Diesel) / 84.3@6000 (Petrol)
    64@4000 (Diesel) / 77@6000 (Petrol)
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    190@2000 (Diesel) / 115@4000(Petrol)
    160@2000 (Diesel) / 104@4000 (Petrol)
  • Turbocharger
    Yes (Diesel) / No (Petrol)
    Yes (Diesel) / No (Petrol)
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel / Petrol 
    Diesel / Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    25.2 km/litre / 20.4 km/litre
    23.08 km/litre (Diesel) / 19.34 km/litre (Petrol)

Maruti Suzuki Swift Transmission vs. Nissan Micra Transmission

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

Maruti Suzuki Swift Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Nissan Micra Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Drum
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    185/65 R15
    175/60 R15 
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    185/65 R15
    175/60 R15 
  • Wheels Size
    R15
    R15

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Swift ZDi with Micra XV Diesel and Swift ZXi with Micra XV Petrol.

Maruti Swift Vs Nissan Micra (Design and Exteriors)

Maruti Swift hatchback went under a knife to get through some cosmetic changes. The radiator grille on the front has honeycomb styled mesh and chrome finished Suzuki Logo. The headlight cluster is still the same has before and come with strong and big halogen lamps and turn indicators. The bumper on the front has been revamped with the air dam has sportier look this time. Coming to the side profile of the car, alloy wheels have company badging and the mid range variants will feature steel rims with full wheel caps. The door handles and ORVMs are dipped in body color. The higher variants feature ORVMs with turn blinkers. Talking about the rear profile, the car has a concave style tail gate, which is its highlighting feature, while the rear bumper in the top end trim has parking sensors. The rear spoiler, high mounted brake light and tail light design remains the same as before.

The well-groomed and appealing exteriors are the positive points of Nissan Micra. The car has good looking body colored bumpers along with colossal headlamp cluster and large air dam that supports the engine to cool down as soon as possible. The front windscreen has intermittent wipers, and fog lamps are mounted in the top end variant to enhance the safety as well as the looks. The higher variants of the hatchback also come with outside rear view mirrors incorporated with turn indicators and body colored door handles. The full wheel covers boost the exteriors which in turn provide extremely appealing exteriors. The rear end has chrome finished company’s logo, rounded tail lights and a big windscreen.

Maruti Swift Vs Nissan Micra (Interiors and Features)

Maruti Swift interiors are updated in last facelift that it got. The car has refined and better interiors, which has improved the material quality overall.  The new metallic inserts add a bit of bling to the interiors, while the upholstery for the seats is quite exquisite. The 60:40 ratio split folding rear seat increases the luggage storage in the boot, while the ample of legroom and headroom for all makes the ride in Swift extremely comfortable. Furthermore, the car comes with air conditioning system, which is strong and very efficient and the music system is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity in the top end variant. The multifunctional steering wheel in the higher trim gets audio and call controls for the driver’s comfort. The dashboard is spread in a decent manner, incorporating a huge glove box. Apart from this, the car also gets drink holders, dual front sun visors, accessory power socket and more.

Nissan Micra has cheerful and roomy cabin that leaves no chance for impressing its consumers. The manual air conditioning is methodically competent that doesn’t take up much time in cooling off the cabin. The music system is illustrious and has Bluetooth connectivity. Accompanied by this, the superior music system also has USB and Aux-in support. However, this could be found in the top end variant of the car. To make it easier for the driver, the power steering wheel is mounted with audio and call controls, and the dashboard is widespread with a good-sized glove box that has enormous space for your things. The sun visors along with vanity mirror are present with the upholstery of premium quality. Also the top end trim has been installed with all four power windows.

Maruti Swift Vs Nissan Micra (Engine, Transmission & Gearbox)

Under the bonnet, Maruti Swift will surprise you with fuel efficient engine options. The petrol variants of the car has been outfitted with the brawny and muscular 1.2-Litre K-Series engine with a displacement capacity of 1197cc. it has the ability to produce 84.3PS of power @ 6000rpm along with 115Nm of torque @ 4000rpm. On the other hand, the diesel variant of the car has been fitted with 1.3-Litre multijet engine, which is surprisingly strong and has the displacement capacity of 1248cc. The engine comfortably churns out maximum power of 75PS of power @ 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque @2000rpm. Both these engines have been coupled with five-speed manual transmission.

Nissan Micra also caters to both diesel and petrol engine consumers. The petrol variant of Micra has been equipped with 1.2-Litre (1198cc) engine that has 3 cylinders and 12 valves configuration. The engine churns out maximum power of 76PS and 104Nm torque. The automatic variant of Micra permits the car to deliver 77PS power and 104Nm of torque.  The diesel variants of this cute little hatchback doesn’t disappoint too. It has been installed with 1.5-Litre (1461cc) engine, which comfortably gives away good power and torque.

Maruti Swift Vs Nissan Micra (Mileage and Safety)

Maruti Swift is counted amongst the most fuel efficient cars around. The petrol version of this hatchback with K-series engine manages to give out a good mileage of 20.4kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel one manages to take the figure to 25.2kmpl.

Nissan Micra with 1.2-Litre petrol engine gives away fuel economy of 18.44kmpl, while the automatic variants top the mileage with 19.34kmpl. The diesel variants of the car manage to deliver 23.08kmpl.

The safety department of Maruti Swift is perfect as the top end variant is loaded with tons of features. It comes with dual SRS airbags, anti-lock braking, brake assist and electronic brake force distribution system. along with this, the hatchback automatically unlocks itself in case of a collision. The car also has anti-theft system, high intensity halogen headlamps, ELR seat belts, rear parking sensors and more. The body structure of the car is strong enough to ensure the safety of the occupants to a great extend. The other features like central locking system, fog lamps, child safety locks, engine immobilizer etc are also in attendance.

The safety section of Nissan Micra is upright. The strong structure of Micra is one of the high points here. apart from this, the top end trims of Micra comes with dual SRS airbags, anti-lock brake system, electronic brake force distribution system and brake assist. this ABS and EBD makes sure that the vehicle doesn’t skid when immediate brakes are applied. also, the firm does not disappoint and has equipped the hatchback with numerous other safety traits, such as central locking system, 3-point seat belts, child safety locks, engine immobilizer, headlight on warning indicator, driver’s seat belt warning, auto touchdown button for power windows on the driver’s side and more.

Verdict

The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been by far the most successful hatchbacks in its category. The Micra on the other hand has been not so popular perhaps due to the only reason that it's from Nissan. Nissan has been quietly ramping up the operations and the service network is also expanding. The Micra is a great car that comes loaded with features and can offer you exclusivity like no other car from Maruti. Go for the Micra if you prefer to stand out in the crowd.

However, if the mileage and reliability are on the top of your list, the Swift will make a worthy buy.

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