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Compare Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Nissan Micra Active

Snapshot: We compare the specifications of the hatchback king - Maruti Suzuki Swift with the Nissan Micra Active and find out the better car.

Maruti Suzuki India is loved by almost every car consumer. It has a strong reputation, which has made the car truly successful. The hatchback segment of the Indian car bazaar is also dominated by Maruti Swift. The car is certainly the best budgetary hatchback in the market and has broken many sales records for the firm. This one is available in both diesel and petrol variants. On the other hand, the competition is faced from almost every other hatchback from the market, Nissan came up with Micra Active, which competes with the Swift. The car has been loaded with numerous options. The detailed specification sheet here would allow you to compare the cars in a better way.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Safety vs. Nissan Micra Active Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    2
  • Engine Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Yes, Rear sensors
    No
  • 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 Active Exterior

  • Headlights
    Halogen
    Halogen
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    No
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    Yes
    No
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    No
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Steel with covers
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment-Electric with folding
    Internal adjustment-Manual
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    Yes
    No

Maruti Suzuki Swift Interior vs. Nissan Micra Active Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Electric Power, Yes
    Electric Power, Yes
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    No
  • 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
    Not on offer
  • Start / Stop Button
    Yes
    No

Maruti Suzuki Swift Comfort vs. Nissan Micra Active Comfort

  • Navigation System
    No
    No
  • 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
    Yes, Rear
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    No
  • 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. Nissan Micra Active 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 Active Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    3850 mm
    3801 mm
  • Width
    1695 mm
    1665 mm
  • Height
    1530 mm
    1530 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2570 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. NNissan Micra Active Body

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

Maruti Suzuki Swift Engine vs. Nissan Micra Active Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    3
  • Displacement
    1197 cc (Petrol)
    1198 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    84.3@6000 (Petrol)
    68PS@5000rpm (Petrol)
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    115@4000(Petrol)
    104Nm@4000rpm (Petrol)
  • Turbocharger
    No (Petrol)
    No (Petrol)
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
    Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    20.4 km/litre
    19.34 km/litre (Petrol)

Maruti Suzuki Swift Transmission vs. Nissan Micra Active Transmission

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

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

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Nissan Micra Active (Design and Exteriors)

Maruti Swift hatchback has got some cosmetic changes some time ago. The car has been revamped to give a fresh appearance. The radiator grille has a company of honeycomb styled mesh and chrome finished Suzuki Logo on the front. The headlight cluster is not changed and has been equipped with strapping and huge sized halogen lamps and turn indicators. The front bumper is refurbished to change the appearance a bit and the air dam looks sportier. The side profile of Swift is enhanced with alloy wheels that have Maruti Suzuki badging and the mid range variants come in with steel rims and full wheel caps. The door handles and ORVMs are dipped in body color, which could be found in mid and top end variant. Also, the presence of ORVMs with turn blinkers will augment the exteriors big time. the rear profile here has a concave shaped tail gate, whilst the rear bumper in the top end trim is equipped with parking sensors. The rear spoiler, high mounted brake light and tail light design, are not changed and are pretty much the same as the outgoing model.

The cool and delightful looks of Nissan Micra Active are the highlights here. The hatchback comes with body colored bumpers in all models and the huge headlamp cluster is quite exquisitely done. The hefty-sized air dam is in attendance that helps in cooling engine without any problem. The fog lamps are fitted in the top end variant and the windshield has intermitted wipers. The ORVMs with turn indicators and body colored door handles are present in the top end variants of Micra Active. Also you would find full wheel in top end trims. The rear end has company’s logo with chrome hints, curvy tail lights and wind screen.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Nissan Micra Active (Interiors and Features)

Maruti Swift hatchback is a stylish car and interiors got refurbished a tiny bit too. In the refinement, the quality of the interiors has been improved in a big way. The new-fangled metallic inserts enhances the interiors nicely and the upholstery done for the seats is quite wonderful. The 60:40 ratio split folding rear seat boosts up the storage in the boot, and sufficient amount of legroom and headroom for the rear occupants, make the ride for them worthwhile. In addition to this, the air conditioning system is very efficient here that promises to cool down the cabin within a matter of minutes. The music system in the top end trim has been equipped with Bluetooth connectivity that makes audio streaming from phone totally wireless. The multifunctional steering wheel has been mounted with audio and call controls to make it easier for the driver. The widespread dashboard inculcates a glove box, music system and air conditioning system. Also the interiors are highlighted with numerous other features like accessory power socket, dual front sun visors, drink holders and more.

The cool and delightful looks of Nissan Micra Active are the highlights here. The hatchback comes with body colored bumpers in all models and the huge headlamp cluster is quite exquisitely done. The hefty-sized air dam is in attendance that helps in cooling engine without any problem. The fog lamps are fitted in the top end variant and the windshield has intermitted wipers. The ORVMs with turn indicators and body colored door handles are present in the top end variants of Micra Active. Also you would find full wheel in top end trims. The rear end has company’s logo with chrome hints, curvy tail lights and wind screen. 

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

When it comes to engine, Maruti Swift is not disappointing and is catering to both diesel and petrol consumers. The petrol variants of Swift are outfitted with powerfully built and beefy 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 variants has 1.3-Litre multijet engine that is burly ad displaces 1248cc. The engine comfortably churns out maximum power of 75PS of power @ 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque @ 2000rpm. Both the engines have been fitted with five-speed manual transmission.

Nissan Micra Active is available only petrol engine options. The 1.2-Litre motor displaces around 1198c and has 12 valves and 3 cylinders configuration. This strongly built engine comfortably churns out 68PS power in company of 104Nm peak torque. The five speed-manual transmission coupled with the engine is idyllic and ascertains good performance on road. The absence of diesel engine variants certainly adds up to a grey list of Micra Active.  

Maruti Suzuki Swift Vs Nissan Micra Active (Mileage and Safety)

Maruti Swift is one of the most fuel efficient cars around. The mileage is not at all a letdown. The petrol version of Swift has K-series engine manages to give out a good mileage of 20.4kmpl. On the other hand, the diesel one manages to stretch the stats up to 25.2kmpl.

Nissan Micra Active is outfitted with a very fuel efficient 1.2-litre 1198cc petrol engine. This engine gives away a good mileage. On the city roads, 16.24kmpl of mileage is delivered without any trouble, while on the expressways; the car manages to give away great fuel economy of 19.49kmpl.

The safety department of Swift hatchback is top notch just like its interiors. The car has been loaded with numerous safety features. The dual SRS airbags for the driver and front co-passenger protect them in case of collision. The Anti-Lock Braking system is installed to avert the wheels from locking up when immediate brakes are applied. Along with this, the car also comes with electronic brake force distribution system and brake assist. The high intensity halogen headlamps, anti-theft system, ELR seat belts, central locking system, rear parking sensors, fog lamps, engine immobilizer, child safety locks, etc are also present.

Nissan Micra Active is decent in terms of safety and has been incorporated with numerous safety features. The body structure of Micra Active is strapping and side impact beams protects the car as well as the occupants. The dual SRS airbags are there for the driver and front co-passenger accompanied by anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution system and brake assist, engine immobilizer. Furthermore, the central door locking system can be found in all variants excluding the base one. The driver’s seat belt warning, key-in reminder, low fuel warning indicator, headlight on indicator are also present in Micra Active.

Verdict

Maruti Suzuki Swift has been in the market since a long time now. The car has exceeded expectations of the Indian car buyers in almost every sense. Decent performance engines and impressive mileage figures are the two high points of the car. 

The Nissan Micra Active is a decent hatchback and has retro looks that few others can match. However, the car misses out certain key comfort features in even the top most variant. That said, you get what you actually pay for. Marginally inexpensive than the Swift, the car still affords to offer big car looks that it actually isn't. The lack of diesel engine option is something that may be undermining sales somewhat.  

Watch comprehensive video review of the Maruti Swift below

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