Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Tata Tiago vs Maruti Suzuki Swift vs Maruti Suzuki Ignis vs Ford Figo: Spec Comparison

By Divyank Kushagra Bansal | on August 30, 2019

With the Grand i10 now bigger and better-equipped, Hyundai is taking the fight to some of the most established hatchback manufacturers in the country. We take a look at how the Grand i10 Nios compares against its rivals on paper.

If we look beyond the SUV segment, which is highly revered amongst Indian car buyers, the hatchbacks seem to be the next most popular choice of wheels. After all, they're practical, well-equipped, and, definitely, the easiest to maintain & drive around in, especially considering ever-growing traffic in urban metropolitans. So, we pit the newest entrant of this segment – the Grand i10 Nios – against its rather well-established rivals to see if Hyundai has really made a noticeable impact.

Dimensions

While the Grand i10 Nios is a bigger version of its predecessor, it certainly isn't the biggest in the segment. The Figo is the longest out of the five here, but the Swift is just a bit wider. Therefore, the Figo's interior (especially the rear seat legroom) is expected to be the most spacious here (also due to the fact that it has the longest wheelbase here), while the Swift should be better at seating three abreast on its rear seat. The Ignis offers the most headroom, thanks to its 1,595mm height. At 2,450mm, both the Grand i10 Nios & Swift feature identical wheelbase figures, but it's the Tiago's wheelbase that's the most compact, on paper at least. In terms of urban usability, the Ignis again shines through due to its massive 180mm ground clearance. Due to the unavailability of ground clearance figures for the Figo & i10 Nios, we can't really make a fair comparison, but we still expect them to be lower than that of the Ignis.  

  Grand i10 Nios Tiago Swift Ignis Figo
Length (mm) 3,805 3,746 3,840 3,700 3,941
Width (mm) 1,680 1,647 1,735 1,690 1,704
Height (mm) 1,520 1,535 1,530 1,595 1,525
Wheelbase (mm) 2,450 2,400 2,450 2,435 2,490
Ground Clearance (mm) NA 165-170 163 180 NA

Drivetrain

Straight off the bat, the Grand i10 Nios & Swift have a big advantage over their rivals, as these are the only two models here that are currently available with BSVI-compliant petrol motors & offer AMT derivatives with both petrol & diesel engine options. However, due to the largest capacity petrol motor here (1.5-litre Ti-VCT), the Figo is the highest-powered (121bhp) car here. The Figo also happens to be the most powerful entry-level petrol model (95bhp) as well as the most powerful & punchiest diesel version here (99bhp). The Grand i10 Nios & Swift, once again, feature identical power figures for both their petrol & diesel engines. But, the Swift diesel is expected to be more refined due to its four-cylinder motor. The Ignis diesel was discontinued a while ago due to low demand, and as a result, the Ignis is the only car here that's available only with a petrol engine. With 69bhp & 140Nm, the Tiago's 3-cylinder diesel remains the least-impressive motor of the lot. However, the Tiago redeems itself for being the most efficient petrol car here (23.84km/l). At 28.4km/l, the Swift remains the most economical diesel of the lot.

  Grand i10 Nios Tiago Swift Ignis Figo
Engine

1,197cc 4-Cylinder DOHC Dual VTVT (BS-6) / 1,187cc 3-Cylinder DOHC U2 CRDi 

1,199cc 3-Cylinder Revotron / 1,047cc 3-Cylinder Revotorq 1,197cc 4-Cylinder VVT (BS-VI) / 1,248cc 4-Cylinder DDiS 190 1,197cc 4-Cylinder VVT 1,194cc 3-Cylinder Ti-VCT / 1,497cc 3-Cylinder Ti-VCT / 1,498cc 4-Cylinder TDCi 
Power output 82bhp / 74bhp 84bhp / 69bhp 82bhp / 74bhp 82bhp 95bhp / 121bhp / 99bhp
Torque 114Nm / 190Nm 144Nm / 140Nm 113Nm / 190Nm  113Nm 120Nm / 150Nm / 215Nm
Transmission 5MT / AMT (Petrol & Diesel) 5MT / AMT (Petrol only) 5MT / AMT (Petrol & Diesel) 5MT / AMT 5MT / 6AT (Petrol only)
Fuel Type Petrol / Diesel Petrol / Diesel Petrol / Diesel Petrol Petrol / Diesel
Fuel Efficiency (km/l) 20.7 (Petrol)/ 26.2 (Diesel) 23.84 (Petrol) / 27.28 (Diesel) 21.21 (Petrol) / 28.4 (Diesel)  20.89 20.4 (Petrol) / 16.3 (Petrol)  / 25.5 (Diesel)

Features & Equipment

All the cars here are quite fairly matched in terms of features & equipment list. Due to the recently-announced mandatory safety regulations, features like reverse parking assist, dual airbags and speeding alert are now standard across all models. However, the Grand i10 Nios, which claims to be the best-equipped in its class, really shines through, as it offers the biggest touchscreen (20.25cm) and segment-first features like rear AC vents & wireless phone charging. While the Swift & Figo feature in-build navigation, the latter misses out on important features like projector headlamps and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. These features, however, are available on the rest of the cars here.   

  Grand i10 Nios Tiago Swift Ignis Figo
Projector Headlamps Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Parking Assist Rear Parking Sensors + Camera  Rear Parking Sensors + Camera Rear Parking Sensors + Camera Rear Parking Sensors + Camera Rear Parking Sensors + Camera
Infotainment System 20.25cm touchscreen 17.78cm / 12.70cm touchscreen 17.78cm touchscreen (with in-built Navigation) 17.78cm touchscreen 17.78cm touchscreen (with in-built Navigation)
Wireless Phone Charging Yes (Segment-First) No No No No
Push Button Stop/Start Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC vents Yes No No No No
Cooled Glove Box Yes Yes No No No
ORVMs Electric Fold & Adjust Electric Fold & Adjust Electric Fold & Adjust Electric Fold & Adjust Electric Fold & Adjust
Phone Connectivity Bluetooth / USB / Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Bluetooth / USB / Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Bluetooth / USB / Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Bluetooth / USB / Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Bluetooth / USB

Price Range

While the Tiago offers the cheapest entry-level petrol variant of the lot, the Swift is the one with the most expensive top-spec petrol variant. In fact, there is a difference of approximately ₹ 1 lakh when we compare the top-spec petrol & diesel variants of the Grand i10 Nios with the Swift. So, without any doubt, if you're looking for the cheapest alternative, the Tiago makes the most sense. However, if your choice lies between the Grand i10 Nios & the Swift, the former seems to be the more lucrative option, thanks to its more premium outlook. However, the Swift continues to have by its side Maruti Suzuki's unmatched reliability and a low maintenance cost.

  Price Range (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios ₹ 4.99 lakh - ₹ 6.68 lakh (Petrol) / ₹ 6.70 lakh - 7.99 lakh (Diesel)
Tiago Tiago ₹ 4.34 lakh - ₹ 6.22 lakh (Petrol) / ₹ 5.25 lakh - ₹ 6.62 lakh (Diesel) 
Maruti Suzuki Swift ₹ 5.14 lakh - ₹ 7.97 lakh (Petrol) / ₹ 7.03 lakh - ₹ 8.89 lakh  (Diesel)
Maruti Suzuki Ignis ₹ 4.79 lakh - ₹ 7.15 lakh
Ford Figo ₹ 5.23 lakh - ₹ 7.70 lakh (Petrol) / ₹ 6.13 lakh - ₹ 7.55 lakh (Diesel)

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Tags: Hyundai Ford Tata Tata Tiago Maruti Suzuki Swift Maruti Suzuki Ignis Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Ford Figo Maruti Suzuki

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