2024 Maruti Swift Review : 11 Pros & 11 Cons

The Swift is built on Maruti's HEARTECT platform which underpins multiple other vehicles from the company. It comes with a body shell featuring 45% high tensile steel and 20% ultra-high strength steel.

Maruti Swift Pros

  • Stylish exterior is unmistakably "Swift", although opinions can be polarizing
  • Smart-looking interior with a good-looking dashboard and fine ergonomics
  • Manual transmission with short throws is very slick and a joy to use. Absolutely brilliant MT! 
  • Great drivability and light controls, along with a small footprint make it a joy in the city
  • Sporty engine sound is addictive. It's the best sounding 3-cylinder I've driven
  • Choice of sporty MT and convenient AMT - take your pick
  • 3-cylinder engine is fuel-efficient; ARAI rating of 25.75 km/l for the AMT (MT is 24.80 km/l)
  • Enjoyable handling & good high speed composure with a precise steering
  • Long list of features including automatic LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED foglamps, cruise control, 9-inch touchscreen HU paired with an Arkamys sound system, rear A/C vents, wireless charging, footwell lighting, connected car features etc
  • Safety features such as 6 airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all, ESP, hill-hold assist, ABS+EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts etc.
  • Maruti's widespread service network, excellent after-sales support & fuss-free ownership experiences

Maruti Swift Cons

  • 1.2L petrol is not fast & exciting enough for enthusiasts. Not as refined as the outgoing 4-cylinder, nor as powerful (power has actually dropped to just 81 BHP)
  • Priced very close to the more premium & spacious Baleno
  • Mediocre plastic quality (interiors) is typical Maruti grade; very ordinary
  • AMT can get jerky & slow. Some competitors offered smoother ATs (e.g. Altroz DCT, Hyundai's AMT, i20's IVT)
  • No CNG or diesel option like some rivals
  • Low speed ride is jiggly due to suspension tune & 15-inch wheels
  • Black interiors and smallish glass area can make one claustrophobic, particularly at the back
  • Rear seat’s under-thigh support is mediocre for taller passengers
  • Some misses (auto-dimming IRVM, TPMS, sunroof, driving modes, smaller spare tyre on the Z trims...)
  • L & V variants get horribly skinny 165 mm tyres. Please upgrade
  • 163 mm ground clearance raises our eyebrows, although Maruti hatchbacks aren't known to scrape speed breakers

Read Team-BHP's detailed 2024 Maruti Swift Review.

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