This is the best car in hatchback segment. No complaints. I have the first model and I am very satisfied customer after all these years. Planning on buying new AMT model also.
Maruti Suzuki Swift User Reviews
Swift User Reviews
Read the Maruti Suzuki Swift user reviews to find out more about the Swift ownership experience from dozens of Maruti Suzuki Swift users across India. Maruti Suzuki Swift user reviews allow you to learn the pros and cons of the Swift in everyday life.
Maruti Suzuki Swift User Ratings
22 User Reviews Available
Nobody will ever criticize this car. It is too good, that is why it has won Indian car of the year. A product like the Swift deserves it.
Everyone knows this car. It is so popular and common, not a single person does not know Swift. Its sporty looks and handling are best.
Always a favourite among many young buyers. I had first model, sold it two years back and now I'm feeling bad for having done that. Great vehicle in terms of quality, space, design and features. Best small model from Maruti.
My brother owns the first model. Very sporty looking car for young people. I’m planning on getting this new model now, but my worry is the light-weight body. Full of complaints when the car meets with an accident. The 1.2-litre engine is very peppy.
Bluetooth pairing is troublesome
Maruti’s system is already complicated as Bluetooth pairing can only be done when the car is not moving. However, in my car, the process is even more tiring because I have to switch the system on and off repeatedly in order to pair my phone successfully. First, I thought that my phone is faulty and so I got it checked. It turns out the car’s system is faulty and the phone is fine. The car needs a workshop visit it seems.
AMT in both diesel and petrol options
Very few car makers tend to offer AMT option with diesel engines and for someone like me who has driven diesel cars all his life, the AMT diesel option in the Swift line-up is very suitable. The diesel engine offers plenty of power and gives good mileage despite the AMT. Very satisfied with my car.
Good quality sound system
I purchased the Zxi variant of the new Swift and the first feature I like on the car a lot was the stereo system fitted in the car. Despite having only 6 speakers, the sound quality is quite good and has plenty of depth.
The faults in my new car are small and negligible, however, they are certainly rare in a car which is only a few months old. Some lights on the roof panel have stopped working on particular settings and even the power window switches tend to stop working from time to time. I am hoping that it is just a wiring flaw and not an individual component failure.
Look and styling is contemporary
I like the new updated Swift a lot because it looks very different from all other Maruti Suzuki cars at the moment, apart from the Dzire. It is now a strong competitor for other new-age models like the Jazz and the i20. The performance of the car is equally good.
Boot space is improved
While I have purchased the new Swift, my friend continues to own the old car. When we parked both our cars next to each other for a quick comparison, the most striking change, apart from the looks, was the boot capacity. It is a marked improvement from the old car.
Slow speed braking problem
Sometimes while driving at slow speeds, mostly in traffic, the brakes don’t work properly. In every alternate press, the brake pedal sinks and to avoid it, the pedal needs to be pushed twice in quick succession. I genuinely did not expect this kind of a problem form a new car as this is mostly experienced in much older, used cars. Need to visit the workshop soon before the problem becomes unmanageable.
Refined, powerful engine performance
Swift has always been a front-runner when it comes to providing blistering performance and the story is the same even with the new version. I took a test drive of both the petrol and diesel cars and I was impressed by both. However, out of the two, the petrol engine felt smoother and therefore, I went for the petrol variant. It looks good, both on the inside as well as the outside.
Diesel top variant a bit expensive now
Maruti seems to be deviating from their original purpose: To provide cheap cars for the masses. Now, the prices are right up there with the likes of Hyundai or Volkswagen. Shelling out nearly 9 lakh rupees for a top-end Swift seems a bit unreasonable now, keeping in mind that it is still a hatchback and therefore, provides limited space.
I am quite happy with my Swift as it can easily accommodate 5 people inside with each person having enough legroom to sit comfortably even on long journeys. The rear seats of some hatchbacks are so tight that the front seats need to be pushed right till the dashboard to give proper space at the back. This is certainly not the case with the new Swift.
Vdi/Vxi variants missing important features
Maruti seems to be operating on the old-fashioned model of marketing where lower variants used to be without any features and the top variants had all the features and technology. I was very surprised to see features like reverse camera and sensors, fog lamps and Android Auto missing on the Vdi/Vxi variants of the new Swift. If the car prices are revised with each new generation upgrade, then so should the feature list be on all variants of the car.
Infotainment system keeps restarting
While driving, the entire system keeps restarting after every 30 minutes or so. No other problem in the system since it keeps working fine after restarting. Need to get it examined at the workshop to see if it can be resolved by a software update or if the hardware unit needs replacement.
Trouble in changing gears
I am facing an issue in changing the gears from second to third and vice-versa. The fault was not there when the car was new. It started happening only a few days ago. Based on some reading on the internet, it could be a faulty gearbox or a bush/mounting problem.
My car is 3 months old and it has already developed a fault in the front right door. The door makes a creaking sound while opening fully. Had it checked out at the workshop and the told me it is due to the faulty door hinge. Since the car is relatively new, all spares have not reached the workshops yet and it is taking quite some time to get it replaced.
Brake problem recall
Having a recall from major mass manufacturers is not new, however, it is acceptable for small flaws which don’t directly affect the safety of the car. My car was a part of the recent recall announced by Maruti for fixing a faulty brake vacuum hose which was a potential danger. Errors in such crucial parts of the car are not acceptable especially from reputed manufacturers. I will certainly think twice before I buy a Maruti Suzuki car again.
AMT is a blessing!
I have been a Swift fan ever since the car was launched. Now that the traffic conditions have become much severe, the AMT option in the Swift is a welcome addition. It is quite smooth and somewhat adaptive to the driving style also. Does not hurt the mileage as well. Overall, the car is very good and only made better by the AMT.
Steering feels disconnected
I was very impressed by the new Swift and I found the car to be worth its cost. However, after using it for a few months, I realised that the driving experience is greatly affected by the steering of this car. It is as light as a power steering can be but also as disconnected as it can be. I have no idea how much the car will steer with how much steering input. Certainly, just not the car for an enthusiast.