Difference between Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Swift

Key Difference: The Hyundai i20 is a hatchback car, which is a successor to the i10. The Maruti Suzuki Swift is also a hatchback car that proves to be very cost effective.

The Hyundai i20 is a hatchback car that was launched in 2008. It is considered as the premium hatchback car in many markets. Hyundai made huge profits after the launch of the i20. However, it replaced the Hyundai Getz and the production of it was stopped by 2011. The i20 is also considered as a supermini car and is positioned after the i10. The Hyundai i20 is produced in Turkey for the European market; and in India for the Asian and Oceanic markets. It is available in the markets in three-door and five-door body styles. The Hyundai i20 is not introduced in the South Korean and North American markets as they have the Accent hatchback. The Hyundai i20 provides features like ABS, rear defogger and wiper, parking sensors with camera, etc. As per the Indian market, there are four variants of the i20 such as Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. Era is the basic model and Asta is the top model.

On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Swift is also a hatchback car that was launched in 2000. Since then, three generations of the Swift have launched in the market. The 3rd generation Swift was launched in 2010. The Swift is also available in two body options, three and five door hatchback. The Swift is considered as a subcompact car that has proved to be very economical to the customers of almost all the markets. It also has many features like ABS, parking sensors, EBD, music system with USB connectivity, Bluetooth, etc. The features and variants differ among markets. It is a wide selling car in many countries and markets. It has both, petrol/gasoline and diesel engine options. In Thailand, the Swift has variants like GA, GL and GLX. The Indian market has petrol and diesel engine options with variants LXi, VXi, ZXi, LDi, VDi and ZDi; Xi refers to the petrol engine and Di refers to the diesel engine.

Comparison between Hyundai i20 and Maruti Suzuki Swift:

 

Hyundai i20 Asta

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Engine Displacement (CC)

Petrol: 1197

Diesel: 1396

ZXi: 1197

ZDi: 1248

No. Of Cylinders

4

4

Max Power (PS)

Petrol: [email protected]

Diesel: [email protected]

ZXi: [email protected]

ZDi: [email protected]

Max Torque (NM)

Petrol: [email protected]

Diesel: [email protected]

ZXi: [email protected]

ZDi: [email protected]

Transmission

Manual and Automatic

Manual

No of gears (Gears)

Manual: Petrol – 5 and Diesel – 6

Automatic: Petrol – 5

5

Fuel Type

Petrol and Diesel

Petrol and Diesel

Fuel Tank Capacity (litre)

45

42

Turning Radius (metre)

5.2 M

4.8

Ground Clearance

165 mm

170 mm

Boot Space (litre)

295

232

Length (mm)

3,995

3,850

Width (mm)

1,710

1,695

Height (mm)

1,505

1,530

Wheelbase (mm)

2,525

2,430

Front Suspension

McPherson strut with coil spring & stabilizer bar

McPherson Strut

Rear Suspension

Coupled torsion beam axle with coil spring

Torsion beam

Front Brake Type

Disc

Disc

Rear Brake Type

Drum

Drum

Front Tyres

Tubeless, 185 / 65 R14”

Tubeless, 185 / 65 R15”

Rear Tyres

Tubeless, 185 / 65 R14”

Tubeless, 185 / 65 R15”

0-60 (seconds)

Petrol: 6.14

Diesel: 5.63

ZXi: 1197

ZDi: 6.19

0-100 (seconds)

Petrol: 15.13

Diesel: 13.88

ZXi: 1197

ZDi: 14.35

Top Speed (KPH)

Petrol: 148

Diesel: 160

ZXi: 170

ZDi: 160

Seating Capacity (Person)

5

5

ABS(Anti-Lock Braking System)

Yes

Yes

EBD (Electronic Brake-forceDistribution)

Yes

Yes

Electronic Stability Program

No

No

Brake Assist

No

Yes

Traction Control System

No

No

Airbags

2 (Driver & Co-Driver)

2 (Driver & Co-Driver)

Steering Type

EPS (Electronic Power Steering) with Tilt and telescopic feature

EPS (Electronic Power Steering) with Tilt feature

Cruise Control

No

No, but has steering controls

Note: Comparison is made between the top models and may vary among different markets.

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