The new Figo facelift model takes on the segment best seller Maruti Suzuki Swift
Ford has officially launched the Figo facelift model in India. The company has tweaked the exterior and interior design to give a fresh look for the hatchback. The Figo facelift model also gets some new features and the company has introduced two new petrol engines along with the same diesel engine from the earlier model. In this article, we are comparing the Figo facelift model against the segment best seller Maruti Suzuki Swift.
2019 Ford Figo Vs Maruti Swift Dimension
Ford Figo measures 3941 mm length, 1704 mm width, 1525 mm height and 2490 mm wheelbase on the hand Swift measures 3840 mm length, 1735 mm width, 1530 mm height and 2450 mm wheelbase.
|Dimensions||Ford Figo Facelift||Maruti Suzuki Swift|
|Length||3941 mm||3840 mm|
|Width||1704 mm||1735 mm|
|Height||1525 mm||1530 mm|
|Wheelbase||2490 mm||2450 mm|
The Figo is longer and wider but the Swift is taller and it has 40 mm more wheelbase. But both models have almost the same interior space but visually the Swift gives the impression of a big car while Figo looks like a small hatchback.
New Ford Figo Vs Maruti Swift Petrol Comparison
Ford has finally introduced the new 1.2 L petrol engine on Figo and it produces 96 PS and 120 Nm. The company is also offering a powerful 1.5 L petrol engine, which puts out 123 PS and 150 Nm. The 1.2 L engine is mated to 5-speed manual gearbox while the 1.5 L engine comes with the 6-speed torque converter replaced the dual-clutch transmission on the earlier model.
|Ford Figo Facelift||Maruti Suzuki Swift|
|Engine||1.2 L/1.5 L||1.2 L|
|Power||96 PS/123 PS||83 PS|
|Torque||120 Nm/150 Nm||113 Nm|
|Gearbox||5-Speed Manual/6-Speed Auto||5-Speed MT/AMT|
|Mileage||20.4 Km/l /16.3 Km/l||22 Km/l|
The Swift, on the other hand, is powered by 1.2 L K-Series petrol engine with 83 PS and 113 Nm, mated to 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox. The engine on Swift is less powerful than Figo but the latter is more efficient as it returns 22 Km/l for both automatic and manual. The 1.2 L Figo returns 20.4 Km/l and 16.3 Km/ for the automatic variant.
New Ford Figo Vs Maruti Suzuki Diesel Comparison
The 1.5 L diesel on Figo has been carried over from the earlier model and it produces 100 PS and 215 Nm. But the Swift engine is just 1.3 L and it puts out just 75 PS and 190 Nm.
|Ford Figo Facelift||Maruti Suzuki Swift|
|Engine||1.5 L||1.3 L|
|Power||100 PS||75 PS|
|Torque||215 Nm||190 Nm|
|Gearbox||5-Speed Manual||5-Speed Manual|
|Mileage||25.5 Km/l||28.4 Km/l|
All models get 5-speed manual transmission as standard but Maruti also offers Swift diesel with AMT gearbox. Like the petrol model, the Swift diesel returns 28.4 km/l compared to 25.5 Km/l by Figo.
New Ford Figo Vs Maruti Suzuki Features Comparison
Both models are packed with lots of features like touch screen infotainment system, climate control, reverse camera with parking sensors, electronically controlled exterior mirrors, auto headlamps, alloy wheels, keyless entry, push-button start, seat belt reminder, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, Speed sensitive door lock, ISOFIX and fog lamps.
But the Swift offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity along with two tweeters, LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs. Ford has also packed the Figo with some features which the Swift miss like automatic IRVM, Hill Start, Traction Control System, Electronic Stability Program and 6 airbags (front, side and curtain).
New Ford Figo Vs Maruti Suzuki Price Comparison
Ford is offering the Figo in three variants – Ambiente, Titanium and Titanium Blu while the Swift comes in L, V, Z and Z+. The Figo petrol model price starts at Rs. 5.15 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 8.09 lakh while the Swift petrol starts at Rs. 4.99 lakh and Rs. 7.85 lakh for the top end petrol automatic model.
|Ford Figo Facelift||Rs. 5.15 – Rs. 8.09 Lakh||Rs. 5.95 – Rs. 7.44 Lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Swift||Rs. 4.99 – Rs. 7.85 Lakh||Rs. 5.99 – Rs. 8.55 lakh|
The diesel Figo starts at Rs. 5.95 lakh and Rs. 7.44 lakh for the top-spec diesel variant. The Swift price starts at 5.99 lakh and Rs. 8.55 lakh for the diesel top-end automatic variant. Price of both models are almost the same but the Swift is marginally cheaper. In diesel, it is the other way around as Figo is cheaper than Swift.
New Ford Figo Vs Maruti Suzuki Verdict
Ford has done its homework right with the Figo facelift and has corrected the pricing. In comparison, it is more than Rs. 67,000 cheaper than the outgoing model but Ford had been offering discounts of up to Rs. 1 lakh throughout the year in the previous model.
It is now cheaper than the Freestyle by around Rs. 25,000 but we do feel that it costs around Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 25,000 costlier. The entry-level Ambiente is equivalent to Swift L trim and it doesn’t have features like rear power windows, music system and remote central locking as the Swift.