ZDi
`7.0 Lac*
vs
Quadrajet VX Tech
`6.0 Lac*

Compare Maruti Swift and Tata Indica Vista

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`7.0 Lac*
`6.0 Lac*

Overview

  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    20.9
    19.1
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    25.2
    22.3
  • Available Colors
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    42
    37
  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Engine Description
    1.3-litre 73.97bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    1.3-litre 73.97bhp 16V Quadrajet Diesel Engine
  • Engine Displacement (cc)
    1248
    1248
  • Maximum Power
    73.97bhp@4000rpm
    73.97bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    190Nm@2000rpm
    190Nm@1750-3000rpm

Standard Features

  • Air Conditioner
  • CD Player
  • AntiLock Braking System
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Leather Seats
  • Central Locking

Engine

  • Engine Type
    DDiS Diesel Engine
    Quadrajet Diesel Engine
  • Engine Description
    1.3-litre 73.97bhp 16V DDiS Diesel Engine
    1.3-litre 73.97bhp 16V Quadrajet Diesel Engine
  • Engine Displacement(cc)
    1248
    1248
  • No. of Cylinders
    4
    4
  • Maximum Power
    73.97bhp@4000rpm
    73.97bhp@4000rpm
  • Maximum Torque
    190Nm@2000rpm
    190Nm@1750-3000rpm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
  • Fuel Supply System
    CRDI
    MPFI
  • Bore x Stroke
    69.6 X 82 mm
  • Compression Ratio
    17.6:1
  • Turbo Charger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Super Charger
    No
    No

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gear Box
    5 Speed
    5 Speed
  • Drive Type
    FWD
    FWD
  • Clutch Type
    Dry Single Disc

Suspension System

  • Front Suspension
    McPherson Strut
    Independent, Lower Wishbone , McPherson Strut With Coil Spring
  • Rear Suspension
    Torsion Beam
    Semi-Independent,Twist Beam With Coil Springs And Shock Absorber
  • Shock Absorbers Type
    Coil Spring

Steering

  • Steering Type
    Power
    Power
  • Steering Column
    Tilt Steering
    Tilt Adjustable
  • Steering Gear Type
    Rack & Pinion
    Rack & Pinion
  • Turning Radius
    4.8 metres

Brake System

  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc
    Disc
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
    Drum

Performance

Fuel

  • Mileage-City (kmpl)
    20.9
    19.1
  • Mileage-Highway (kmpl)
    25.2
    22.3
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel
    Diesel
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    42
    37
  • Emission Norm Compliance
    BS IV
    BS IV

Tyres

  • Tyre Size
    185/65 R15
    175/65 R14
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless Tyres
    Tubeless Radial Tyres
  • Wheel Size
    R15
    R14
  • Alloy Wheel Size
    15 Inch

Other Specifications

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • No. of Doors
    5
    5

Payload & Towing

  • Cargo Volume
    232-litre

General Car Details

  • Country of Assembly
    India
    India
  • Country of Manufacture
    India
    India
  • Introduction Date
    2014-10-27
    2014-01-21
  • Warranty Time
    2 Years
  • Warranty Distance
    40000 Km

Comfort & Convenience

  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows-Front
  • Power Windows-Rear
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Quality Control
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • Remote Fuel Lid Opener
  • Low Fuel Warning Light
  • Accessory Power Outlet
  • Trunk Light
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Rear Reading Lamp
  • Rear Seat Headrest
  • Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Cup Holders (Front)
  • Cup Holders (Rear)
  • Rear A/C Vents
  • Heated Seats (Front)
  • Heated Seats (Rear)
  • Seat Lumbar Support
  • Multifunction Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
    Rear
  • Navigation System
  • Foldable Rear Seat
    60:40 Split
    Bench Folding
  • Smart Access Card Entry
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Glove Box Cooling
  • Bottle Holder
    Front Door
  • Voice Control
  • Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddles

Interior

  • Air Conditioner
  • Heater
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • Tachometer
  • Electronic Multi-Tripmeter
  • Leather Seats
  • Fabric Upholstery
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Glove Compartment
  • Digital Clock
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Cigarette Lighter
  • Digital Odometer
  • Electric Adjustable Seats
  • Folding Table in The Rear
  • Driving Experience Control Eco
  • Height Adjustable Driving Seat

Exterior

  • Adjustable Headlights
  • Fog Lights (Front)
  • Fog Lights (Rear)
  • Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
  • Manually Adjustable Ext. Rear View Mirror
  • Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Window Wiper
  • Rear Window Washer
  • Rear Window Defogger
  • Wheel Covers
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Power Antenna
  • Tinted Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Removable/Convertible Top
  • Roof Carrier
  • Sun Roof
  • Moon Roof
  • Side Stepper
  • Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
  • Integrated Antenna
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Garnish
  • Smoke Headlamps
  • Roof Rail

Entertainment

  • Cassette Player
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Audio System Remote Control
  • Speakers Front
  • Speakers Rear
  • Integrated 2DIN Audio
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • USB & Auxiliary Input
  • Touch Screen

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length
    3850mm
    3795mm
  • Width
    1695mm
    1695mm
  • Height
    1530mm
    1550mm
  • Ground Clearance
    170mm
    165mm
  • Wheel Base
    2430mm
    2470mm
  • Front Tread
    1475mm
  • Rear Tread
    1485mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1060kg
    1140kg
  • Gross Weight
    1505kg

Interior Dimensions

Safety-Info

  • Anti-Lock Braking
  • Brake Assist
  • Central Locking
  • Power Door Locks
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Anti-Theft Alarm
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Side Airbag (Front)
  • Side Airbag (Rear)
  • Night Rear View Mirror
  • Passenger Side Rear View Mirror
  • Xenon Headlamps
  • Halogen Headlamps
  • Rear Seat Belts
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Door Ajar Warning
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front Impact Beams
  • Traction Control
  • Adjustable Seats
  • Keyless Entry
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Control System
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Crash Sensor
  • Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
  • Engine Check Warning
  • Automatic Headlamps
  • Clutch Lock
  • EBD
  • Advance Safety Features
    Dual Horn
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Rear Camera
  • Anti-Theft Device

Expert Review

Maruti Swift
Tata Indica Vista
INTERIOR:
Ed's take:

Maruti Suzuki Swift has been one of the best sellers for the company and now the refreshed model comes with silver accents and new seat upholstery. The all-black interiors look neat but it may repel anyone looking for an airy interior.

The Swift's front seats are the best in the business and the driver seat comes with a height adjuster. Other premium features on the list include push start button, electric retractable ORVMs with turn indicators, new alloy wheels, premium upholstery, reverse parking sensor, speed based auto volume and Bluetooth connectivity, audio switch in steering wheel and Electromagnetic back door opener.

LXi - The petrol base variant 3-point ELR seatbelts, high mounted stop lamp, sporty wrap around door trims, parcel shelf, sun visor, body coloured bumper, manual internally adjustable ORVMs, 14-inch steel wheel with centre cap, 60:40 split rear seats, tilt steering, remote fuel lid opener and back door opener, and manual air conditioner.

LXi (O)/LDi - The LXi (O)/LDi variants get security alarm system, silver accents on trims, front door power windows, driver side power window-auto down function, central door locking and keyless entry.

VXi/VDi - The mid variants VXi/VDi get day/night IRVM, passenger side vanity mirror, silver accents on steering wheel, inside chrome door handles, body coloured door handles, electric adjustable ORVMs, ORVM mounted side indicator, front and rear fog lamps, blacked out A and B pillars, 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel cap, front and rear power windows, tachometer, stereo with radio and CD player with USB and Aux-in support. The VDI variant gets the ABS with EBD option.

ZXi/ZDi - The top end ZXI/ZDI variants get reverse parking sensors, driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, 15-inch alloy wheels, push button engine start, electro-magnetic back-door opener, rear window defogger, rear wiper and washer, front seat belt shoulder adjuster, automatic air conditioner, outside temperature display, Bluetooth connectivity and steering mounted audio controls.

 

INTERIOR:
Tata Indica Vista interior
Ed's take:

The Indica Vista was always a spacious hatchback, just like its predecessor Indica. The interiors were also leaps and bounds ahead of the previous generation and the recent facelift has also solved the quality issues in the car.

The titivated version of the Vista has much better interiors than the outgoing version. We do love the black and beige interior combination over the previous beige interiors. Indians love the beige colour for some reason. We believe beige goes well only when used on leather than fabric.

The front row seats are large and comfortable, even the thigh and back support offered is good. The only issue is the seat adjustment levers are hard and need some extra effort for adjustment. The central tunnel in the second row is also almost flat. This makes easy seating for the middle passenger. Even the second row seats are comfortable, with sufficient shoulder room for three people without any squeezing. The thigh support in the second row is decent. Space is immense in the front and the second row and this has been the biggest USP of all Tata vehicles.

Even the boot of the Vista is large enough to swallow the clobber for a weekend. We wish the sill was a bit lower for easy loading of luggage. Another good touch on the car is the place to pull down the hatch without dirtying your hand. To our dismay, the steering wheel feels a bit large for a hatchback and we wish it was a bit smaller. The steering mounted-audio controls are perfectly placed and are easy to use. These buttons on the steering wheel are illuminated, and these come handy at night.

LS: This is the base model of the Indica Vista. The G stands for gasoline. This version gets power steering, air conditioning and central locking as standard features.

LX: The Indica Vista LX/GLX gets features like steering mounted audio controls, integrated music system, Bluetooth, keyless entry and front power windows. This is the only car in the segment that gets so many features in the second base model.

VX Tech: This model gets features like adjustable tilt on the steering wheel, height adjustable for driver’s seat, 60:40 rear seat fold, full fabric seats, tachometer, anti glare rear view mirror, rear wiper and defogger, electrically adjustable ORVMs, ABS, seatbelt and door open warnings. This variant also gets more features, as the instrument panel is moved to the right, ahead of the driver and it also gets driver information system and a touchscreen infotainment system too. This variant basically gets all the features that the D90 had in it, but it is available on the 75bhp multijet engine.

ENGINE:

Maruti Suzuki has retained the same petrol and diesel engines as before, but has made some tweaks to improve its overall fuel efficiency. The petrol variants are equipped with a 1.2-litre engine while the diesel variants are powered by the famous 1.3-litre Multijet engine. Both engines are peppy and finely refined.

1.2-litre Petrol

Maruti Suzuki Swift petrol engine makes a maximum power of 84.3 PS at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 115 Nm at 4000 rpm and comes fitted with 5-speed manual transmission. The Swift Petrol comes with a 9.67 % improvement and a fuel efficiency of 20.4 kmpl.

1.3-litre Diesel

Maruti Suzuki Swift diesel is fitted with a 1.3-litre diesel engine making a maximum power of 75 PS at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm. Here too the diesel variants get only the 5-speed manual transmission. The Swift Diesel's fuel efficiency has been increased by 10% at 25.2 kmpl.

 

ENGINE:

The 1.3-litre quadrajet is definitely the pick of the lot. The engine is frugal and has good pick-up also. The 1.3-litre quadrajet is one of India’s favourite diesel engines and has to the ideal choice, if you have loads of travel. The petrol engines are discontinued for a while as it will get new engines.

1.3-litre multijet engine:

The Indica Vista is powered by a 1.3-litre multijet diesel engine. The 1248cc oil burner produces 74bhp at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 190Nm. The Vista comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission.The NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels of the engine are fairly low, however there is a typical diesel clatter on cold starts. The clutch has been softened by 20% as per Tata’s claim and it does feel light. However, if you release the clutch slowly in traffic, there is a lot of clattering noise from the engine. This sounds like knocking, but is actually to do something with the clutch plate, as it stops once you leave the clutch pedal or press it completely.

The engine has some amount of turbo lag and it is at about 1900rpm when there is a rush of power. Below 1900rpm, the engine hesitates a bit to pull. This multijet engine is one of the most reliable engines and the most widely used diesel engine in the Indian car market. This can be a bit of trouble, but once used it things are fine. The Vista’s engine is fairly smooth, and the engine doesn’t really slur and the power delivery is fairly linear like a petrol mill. Overtaking isn’t an issue and the engine has sufficient power to drive in the city and also on the highway.

The gearbox on the Vista is a five-speed manual and is a tad rubbery. The clutch is soft but its the shifts that we have complaints about. Even the throws could have been shorter.

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Maruti Swift Dashbord

Maruti Suzuki Swift has always been a fun car to drive with a great steering. The feedback from the steering is among the best in its class and the car's suspension is tuned for great handling.

The Swift gets McPherson struts to the front and torsion beam to the rear. The car gets around the corners and turns with amazing confidence and holds its ground.

 

RIDE AND HANDLING CHARACTERISTICS:
Tata Indica Vista Dashbord

The Indica Vista definitely has one of the best ride in its segment and it is ideal for Indian road conditions. There are no two ways about it. The handling is good enough for city driving.

The ride of the Vista is supple and composed. The upgraded Vista has even better suspension set-up than the previous version of the Vista, when speaking of the handling. The company has managed to improve the ride quality without affecting the handling characteristics.

The handling is better than before, as the suspension had been tweaked for better handling, when Tata introduced the D90 variant. The suspension set-up now is a lot better for handling. The steering wheel is light, but it does feel slack in terms of feedback.

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