Hi Yatin, Selecting one model among your asked cars totally depends on your preference and the requirements. If mileage, fuel economy, after sale service and low maintenance matter the most to you than Maruti Swift will be the best option for you. On the other hand, if the passenger comfort, interior space, and engine power are what you are looking for in your prospective car than i20 is the best option for you. Finally, if you are keen on looks, style and road presence, than Fiat Punto would be good. For a detailed comparison of these cars you can click on the link given above - Compare Hyundai i20 with Maruti Swift and Nissan Micra and Fiat Punto Thanks,
sachin on 2010-07-24 17:49:55.0
Ritz is a great car from Maruti. It has got practical design with easy ingress and egrees. The car is narrow and hence you can drive easily in tight and crowded streets. Also, Ritz can be easily parked too, because the steering is very light and the gears are easy to shift. If you are looking for a practical, low running cost car, go for Ritz.
Karunas on 2010-07-16 14:07:04.0
Hi Yatin, it totally depends on your requirement.. if you are looking for a luxurious hatchback car you may go for Hyundai i20, Fiat Punto or Volkswagen Polo.. if you are looking for a fuel efficient car that requires low maintenance cost then Maruti Swift will be better.. The 1.3L Multijet diesel engine and K-Series petrol engine of Maruti Swift is well known for delivering excellent performance with excellent fuel efficiency.. also Swift is cheaper than Punto, Polo and i20.. the 1.4L Duratorq diesel engine of Ford Figo which is currently powering the company flagship model Ford Ikon and Ford Fiesta has also proven its excellency when we talk about mileage.. however for Nissan Micra you have to wait till its road test at Indian roads.. Volkswagen Polo will be available in the showroom from the last week of Feb.. Ford Figo will hit the Indian road in March 2010.. while Nissan Micra is expected to be launched in the Indian auto market in March or April this year..
It is hard to pick one out of the cars that you have selected. Both cars are quite nice to drive and compete neck to neck with each other. i20 has got some extra comfort features like glove box cooling, Air Quality Control and rear AC vents in Hyundai i20 Asta 1.2 . On the other front Baleno has ABS, EBD and dual airbags which are standard across all the variants. Baleno is lighter as compared to i20 which helps it to attain higher speed in less amount of time. i20 on the other hand is heavy and is quite confident to drive over turns. Our pick here would be Baleno as it is fresh and also is easy to maintain. On top of that, it offers you better fuel economy. Click here to check out the comparison.
Both cars are great, Duster is compact, less powerful and short in height hence is easier to maneuver in traffic. Due to the less power that it generates, it is also more fuel efficient. On the other front, Safari is massive, it has a bigger engine, it is bigger is dimensions and hence, is less fuel efficient. In order to choose one out of these, you need to look at the conditions you would drive your car in. If you are going to drive mostly in cities, go for Duster as it is more "Car" like and if that is not the case, go for Safari. Safari would not be a good choice if you drive mostly in traffic as it hefty and massive and therefore, it isn't easy to maneuver it. When we drove them, we got about 13 KMPL by Duster and 10.4 KMPL by Safari. Click here to take a quick look at the features on offer.
Personally, I'd pick the diesel over the petrol. The petrol not only feels under-powered, but isn't too fuel efficient either. Moreover, since it isn't available in the top trims, it misses out on most feel-good features such as touchscreen infotainment, automatic climate control. Also, it skips out on the passenger airbag which we think is a big negative. Talking about the engine performance and drive It's smooth, and relatively quiet. Gets the job done inside the city easily. Clutch is light, but travel is still slightly long. On the highway, you get the feeling that it is under-powered..
Both of them belong to different segments. You will be able to purchase the base variant of Brezza in the price of the top end KUV 1OO. If features are something that you look forward to, you should go for KUV 1OO and if rigidity and better space is something that you are looking for, you should choose Brezza. Click here to check out the comparison.