Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift Variants

Petrol Variants
Maruti Swift LXi
1197 cc Petrol, 20.4 kmpl
Rs. 4,42,000
Maruti Swift LXi (O)
1197 cc Petrol, 20.4 kmpl
Rs. 4,49,000
Maruti Swift VXi
1197 cc Petrol, 20.4 kmpl
Rs. 5,08,000
Maruti Swift ZXi
1197 cc Petrol, 20.4 kmpl
Rs. 5,90,000
Diesel Variants
Maruti Swift LDi
1248 cc Diesel, 25.2 kmpl
Rs. 5,56,000
Maruti Swift VDi
1248 cc Diesel, 25.2 kmpl
Rs. 6,00,000
Maruti Swift ZDi
1248 cc Diesel, 25.2 kmpl
Rs. 6,95,000

Editorial Test Drive Review of Maruti Swift


Maruti Suzuki Swift front

The Suzuki Swift gets a mid-life refresh, the hatchback was launched in 2011. The Swift has been a popular hatchback ever since the first generation of the car was launched in India in 2004, it changed the segment forever. The design inside-out, interior quality, ride and handling and peppy-and-efficient engines have made the Swift a favourite. The refreshed Swift gets minor styling changes outside, new paint options, minute design changes inside, added equipment and a new variant. The biggest change though is the fact that both the petrol and diesel engines powering the Swift are now more economical than before, by around 10 per cent. The engines have also been re-tuned for better drivability.

The Swift face-lift gets minor styling changes on the outside. The car retains the peeled-back headlamps, heavily raked front windscreen, floating roof, short rear and the sculpted body. At the front changes include a new honeycomb grille along with a new bumper with a larger air-dam. Also added are silver L-shaped insert beside the front fog lamps which give the illusion that the car has LED daytime running lamps. The front door handles on the top-end variants get request sensors for the key-less entry system, the ORVMs covers are integrated with side indicators. The top-end variants get new alloy-wheels while the full-wheel covers for the other variants have been redesigned too. Apart from that the design remains the same as that of the earlier model. The rear is compact, features tail-lamps which mirror the front, a short hatch and a sculpted bumper.

Inside, the Swift gets the same interiors as before. The interiors still get the all-black theme with shiny-black and matte-silver inserts. The three-spoke steering wheel is good to look at and good to hold, higher variants get steering mounted controls. The new Swift also gets steering-column mounted call controls. Top-end variants also get key-less entry-and-go, which adds a start/stop button along with request sensors on the front door handles. The ORVMs are now electrically foldable too, they were electrically adjustable earlier. The multimedia system now gets Bluetooth connectivity, the design of the interface remains the same. The A/C controls also remain the same as before. Rear seats are now foldable in a 60:40 split, which adds to the practicality of the car.

The Maruti Swift face-lift comes with a choice of either a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated four cylinder petrol engine or a 1.3 litre turbocharged and intercooled four cylinder diesel engine. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual-transmission. The engines are fuel efficient units and offer adequate performance as well.

The Maruti Suzuki Swift was always a popular premium hatchback, these additions make it even more appealing.

Maruti Swift Interiors

The Maruti Swift gets a smart interior, all black trim with matte-black inserts add to the sporty design theme of the car. The multi-function steering, centre console integrated multimedia system, instrument cluster etc. add to the smart interior design. The front seats are very comfortable and drivers will find the ergonomics good. Tilt-adjustable steering and height adjustable driver seat mean that getting into a comfortable driving position is not difficult. Rear seat space is the only point where the Swift disappoints. Add the all-black interiors and small rear windows to the mix and you get a claustrophobic situation at the rear. The Swift is for those who love to drive, not for those who want to be driven. It comes loaded with features, and is a good deal for the price.

What we like
Interior design is sporty, ergonomics for front occupants is good. Featured laden.
What we don't like
Black interiors make the rear cabin dreary.

Maruti Swift Interiors Details

Maruti Swift Boot space

The Maruti Swift has 204-litres of boot space

Maruti Swift Speedometer

The Maruti Swift has an analogue speedometer located on the right side in the instrument cluster

Maruti Swift Gear lever

The Maruti Swift gets a golf-ball shaped gear-lever head and has short, precise throws

Maruti Swift Cup holders

The Maruti Swift gets a single cup-holder placed ahead of the gear-lever


Maruti Swift Exteriors

The Maruti Suzuki Swift gets a sporty design theme outside. The swept-back headlamps, sharply raked front windshield, floating roof and stubby-boot add to the good design. The Swift is a good looking car even though the competition has updated itself. 

What we like
Sporty profile.
What we don't like
Can do with a design overhaul as it has been around for a while.

Maruti Swift Exteriors Details

Maruti Swift Front design

The Maruti Swift gets a honeycomb grille, swept-back headlamps and silver inserts alongside the front fog lamps

Maruti Swift Rear design

The Maruti Swift gets a short hatch-door, swept-back tail-lamps and a large bumper

Maruti Swift Side profile

The Maruti Swift features swept-back headlamps, sharply-raked windscreen, floating-roof and stubby boot

Maruti Swift Ground Clearance

The Maruti Swift has a ground clearance of 170mm


Maruti Swift Engine & Performance

The Maruti Suzuki Swift is powered by the company's 1.2 litre engine four cylinder naturally aspirated from the K-Series generation of petrol motors. The engine is refined and offers rear world good performance along with commendable fuel economy. The diesel Maruti Swift is powered by the famed 1.3 litre four cylinder turbocharged and intercooled MultiJet engine. The engine in the Swift has been tuned to deliver an ARAI rated efficiency figure of 25.2 km/l. Making it a very efficient car in it's segment.

What we like
Responsive and efficient engines.
What we don't like
Petrol engine could have been more powerful to live up to the car's sporty image.

Maruti Swift Engine and Performance Details

Maruti Swift Acceleration

The Maruti Swift accelerates well. The diesel variants accelerate better thanks to more torque at lower RPMs

Maruti Swift In-gear acceleration

The Maruti Swift petrol variants have better in-gear acceleration, the diesel suffer from slight turbo lag

Maruti Swift Gearbox

The Maruti Swift has a 5-speed manual gearbox which has short and crisp throws

Maruti Swift Power

The Maruti Swift VVT produces 84.3PS @ 6000 rpm, the Maruti Swift DDiS produces 75PS @ 4000 rpm


Maruti Swift Mileage and Running Costs

Maruti Swift Petrol Mileage 20.4 kmpl

Maruti Swift Diesel Mileage 25.2 kmpl

The Maruti Suzuki Swift 1.3-litre DDiS returns a claimed mileage of 25.2 km/l while the Maruti Suzuki Swift 1.2-litre VVT engine returns a claimed 20.4 km/l.

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Maruti Swift Petrol Variants
Maruti Swift LXi 20.4 kmpl
Maruti Swift LXi (O) 20.4 kmpl
Maruti Swift VXi 20.4 kmpl
Maruti Swift ZXi 20.4 kmpl
Maruti Swift Diesel Variants
Maruti Swift LDi 25.2 kmpl
Maruti Swift VDi 25.2 kmpl
Maruti Swift ZDi 25.2 kmpl

Maruti Swift Petrol Mileage

 The Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol powered by it's 1.2-litre VVT engine returns a claimed 20.4 kml as per ARAI

Maruti Swift Diesel Mileage

The Maruti Suzuki Swift diesel powered by the 1.3-litre DDiS engine returns a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 25.2 kml as per ARAI

Maruti Swift Mileage Details

Maruti Swift ARAI rated economy

The Maruti Swift VVT returns 20.4 kml while the Maruti Swift DDiS returns 25.2 kml

Maruti Swift Tank Range

The Maruti Swift gets a 42-litre tank. Ideally the VVT engine should give a range of about 850 km while the DDiS engine should allow for 1050 km

Maruti Swift Handling Braking & Safety

The Maruti Swift has good road manners with predictable manners. The hatchback has a well setup suspension that gives it nice handling characteristics, making it a fun to drive car as well.

What we like
Good handling. Predictable road manners.
What we don't like
Nothing really.

Maruti Swift Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Maruti Swift Handling

The Maruti Swift is a good handling car

Maruti Swift Braking performance

The Maruti Swift VDi and ZXiZDi have good brakes backed by ABS and EBD, the rest of the variants could do with better brakes

Maruti Swift Safety features

The Maruti Swift VDi and ZXiZDi get ABS+EBD, while dual-airbags and rear parking sensors are limited to the top-end variants

Maruti Swift ABS

The Maruti Swift VDi and ZXiZDi gets ABS

Maruti Swift Traction control

The Maruti Swift is not offered with traction control

Maruti Swift Comfort & Suspension

The Swift has McPherson strut suspension upfront and a torsion beam setup at the rear. There are coil springs all around. The Swift has a comfortable ride overall with good cushioning and limited body roll.

What we like
Good ride with limited body roll.
What we don't like
Suspension could have better cushioning at higher speeds.

Maruti Swift Comfort & Suspension Details

Maruti Swift Comfort

The Maruti Swift has a pliant ride but is firm

Maruti Swift Front suspension

The Maruti Swift gets MacPherson struts at the front

Maruti Swift Rear suspension

The Maruti Swift gets torsion beam suspension at the rear

Maruti Swift Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3850 mm
Overall Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1530 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm


Torque 115Nm @ 4000rpm
Displacement 1197 cc
Power 84.3PS @ 6000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 17.6 kmpl
Mileage City 12.8 kmpl
Mileage Overall 15 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 165/80 R14
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Maruti Swift Features

Maruti Swift LXi LXi (O) VXi ZXi LDi VDi ZDi
Power Steering
Power Windows Front-
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Maruti Swift Colors

  • Pearl arctic white
  • Glistening grey
  • Silky Silver
  • Mysterious violet
  • Bright Red
  • Granite grey

Maruti Swift Price

Maruti Swift Price in New Delhi

Rs 4.42 L - 6.95 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Maruti Swift ranges from Rs 4.42 Lakh to Rs 6.95 Lakh. Maruti Swift is available in 7 variants. To find the on road price of Maruti Swift you need to click on the check on road price.

Maruti Swift has 4 Petrol variant(s), 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Maruti Swift LXi which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 4.42 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Maruti Swift ZDi which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 6.95 Lakh .

Maruti Swift News

Maruti Swift
Maruti Suzuki launches Limited Edition 'Swift Windsong'
By Jeo George Posted on Nov,11,13 3:21 PM

Soon after the launch of the face-lifted 2014 Swift, Maruti Suzuki has unveiled a limited edition version of the car. Titled as 'Swift Windsong', the car was revealed at the ongoing 'Windsong Music Festival' in Lonavala, Maharashtra. This limited edi

Maruti Swift
Maruti set to sell 11.48 lakh cars by year end
By Siddharth Posted on Dec,12,26 9:34 AM

The country's largest car manufacturer, Maruti Suzuki, has weathered the storm of a slow domestic market very well in 2014. In fact, it is on its way to a yearly new sales record. Maruti claims that it would have sold over 11.48 lakh cars in Indi

Maruti Swift
New Maruti Swift Competition Check
By Siddharth Posted on Oct,10,30 7:29 PM

The Maruti Swift has been a brisk seller for the company ever since the first generation of the car was launched in India in 2005. The second generation continued the sales success, but recently the car has been facing some tough competition. Per

Maruti Swift
New Maruti Suzuki Swift prices out!
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Oct,10,28 4:32 PM

Maruti Suzukis Swift has been the most popular hatchback in the country not only as the most sought after hatchback with its sporty and youthful image, but also as the second highest selling hatchback in the market. The news of an updat

Maruti Swift
Maruti Swift face-lift becomes more fuel-efficient
By Siddharth Posted on Oct,10,27 6:13 PM

Details of the upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift face-lift reveal that the company has been able to squeeze more in terms of economy from both the engines powering the hatchback. The 1.3-litre DDiS (a rebadged MultiJet engine from Fiat) will deliver 2

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By Posted on Dec,12,21 10:25 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Fuel Efficiency,

i have recently purchase swift vxi 2008 model 2.80 L from maruti true value 40k running car swift is my second car before i am using alto lxi compared to this car swift is great car in looking and power and comfort i am enjoying of swift driving and controlling power is also good i am facing only one problem with this car poor mileage in city only 12 kml and good mileage in highway approx 19 kml without ac for i am plan for install lpg kit in my car plz suggest me my decision is worth or not after install lpg kit any problem in car engine or car power plz reply or how to improve car mileage

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Slight changes have made the Swift even better
By Posted on Jan,01,05 3:16 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,

Cons CongestedUncomfortable,

Although I dont own the new Swift but went for a test drive recently while getting my own 2012 Swift Diesel serviced at the workshop. The new Swift looks same as the old one but with small changes here and there. The interiors are a big step forward with more features and a better feel. I drove the petrol model and although power is slightly down as compared to the old version, I liked the engine a lot. It is very smooth and worked well during my 4km drive. I am told that fuel economy of the petrol model has gone up too. Why Maruti is not offering an auto on the petrol surprises me. Overall, the Swift is a good and peaceful buy - it will keep customers happy though I dont recommend the car for family use as the rear seat is tight on space and the boot is very small too

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By KAPOOR CHAND Posted on Jan,13,2015 at 19:38 PM

Swift zdi--purchased on 28-11-2014 giving average as follows upto 500km- 17.9 upto 700km-19.1 upto800km and more
20.1 speed bet.80-90 on highway --22.00 increasing as the powertrain tunes.

By bikashrai Posted on Dec,21,2014 at 11:11 AM

i m using 2005 model car and i feel comfort to to use but about suspension i feel disappointment because i m not
getting available mine parts like bush and other parts otherwise it good to use swift car.

By pradeep Posted on Dec,18,2014 at 17:28 PM

very nice pic

By ks Mishra Posted on Dec,03,2014 at 21:08 PM

Plz call me to discuss about the car features and prices in detail.

By ajay pawar Posted on Nov,28,2014 at 11:46 AM

Swift VDI please give me a details on my contact no 9725542217 BY sms thanks ajay pawar

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