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Maruti Swift vs Volkswagen Polo

Maruti Swift is a car designed and manufactured for the Indian market by Suzuki, a Japanese automobile company. They introduced the Swift petrol cars in 2005 and the diesel model in 2007. These vehicles were designed with a unique and specific engine technology and had a sleek yet elegant design. Volkswagen (VW), a German automobile manufacturer established in 1936 designed and introduced the Polo in the Indian automobile market. VW Polo is a small, efficient city car and is available in both the petrol and the diesel variants.

Further intricate details about both these cars are discussed at length in this article.

Price and Color Comparison:

The Maruti Suzuki Swift consists of the award-winning and reputable 1.3-litre DDiS engine and the petrol variants have the 1.3 liter engine. Swift is a hatchback family car that has five seats and five doors. It is available in three petrol and three diesel variants. The diesel versions are LDi, VDi and ZDi and the petrol variants are classified as LXi, VXi and ZXi. The VW Polo is also a small, comfortable, hatchback car, very reasonably priced and perfect for a middle-class family. However, its engine specifications and variants are different. It consists of the 1.2 liter petrol engine and 1.5 liter diesel engine and is available in a total of nine variants out of which four are petrol and the remaining five are diesel. Both these cars are only available in the manual transmission mode and are ideal for driving in the Indian city roads.

The Maruti Swift Petrol car roughly ranges from Rs. 4.6-5.8 lakhs and the diesel variant costs approximately five to seven lakhs. The VW Polo is slightly more expensive as compared to the Swift. The VW Polo Petrol car ranges from Rs.5-8.2 Lakhs and the diesel variant ranges from Rs. 6.3- 8 lakhs. All the versions of the Swift are available in six metallic colors namely midnight black, blazing red, pearl arctic white, torque blue, glistening grey and silky silver. Similarly, even the VW Polo features six colors, which are coper orange, night blue, reflex silver, flash red, candy white and carbon steel.

Engine and Mileage Specifications of Both Cars:

Maruti Suzuki Swift

The petrol variant of the Swift has a displacement of 1197 cc and the engine is a sixteen-valve, light and double overhead camshaft (DOCH). This K-series engine is powered by VVT and helps decrease the friction and increase durability. The petrol car can drive at a maximum speed of 168 Km/hour and display increased performance because they have higher power output, deliver better mileage and have reduced emissions. The Swift diesel engine is completely maintenance-free because it consists of the chain drive timing system along with the auto tensioner, which enables accurate and precise valve timing. Both the variants deliver a maximum power of 87 PS at 6000-7000 rpm. No noise or disturbance can be heard inside the car cabin because these cars have extremely low NVH levels. All the petrol variants provide an acceleration of 0-100 Kmph in 11.75 seconds. The diesel engines also have the green oil filter that require easy maintenance and are environmentally safe as they have the BS IV engine. The diesel variant also generates clean emissions, delivers increased torque and has highly efficient combustion rates because it has the perfect blend of turbochargers and intercoolers. Based on Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) numbers the petrol car delivers a mileage of 18.6 Kmpl and the diesel variant has a fuel efficiency of 22.9 Kmpl.

VW Polo

In comparison with the Swift, the petrol as well as the diesel engine of VW Polo has less efficiency. The fuel efficiency provided by both these engines is less. The petrol engine delivers a mileage of 16.5 Kmpl and the diesel provides a fuel efficiency of 20.2 Kmpl. However, in terms of noise reduction and lowered emissions, the Polo diesel engine is similar to that of the Swift diesel engine. The most striking, impressive and an enhanced feature of VW Polo is that it is powered by three engines options such as the petrol engine that has a displacement of 1198 cc, produces power of 75 PS at 5400 rpm and has a torque of 110 Nm at 3750 rpm; the diesel engine has a displacement of 1498 cc and two power outcomes that are 90 PS at 4200 rpm and 105 PS at 4400 rpm. The first power outcome gives a torque of 230 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm and the latter one has a torque of 250 Nm at 1500-2500; and finally the petrol engine that has a displacement of 1197 cc ,delivers a power of 105 PS at 5000 rpm and a torque of 175 Nm at 1500-4100 rpm. The diesel engine is a completely new technology developed and implemented by VW and it gives a power output of 90 PS and a torque of 230 Nm. The petrol variant delivers less power in comparison to the petrol Swift variant. It only generates a power of 75 PS and a torque of 110 Nm.

Exterior and Interior Features:

Maruti Suzuki Swift is a sporty car in appearance. The rear has the presence of vertical tail lamps and the side has elegant curves. The overall interior space is roughly 200 liters and digital as well as analog displays are present on the speed display panel. In contrast, even though Polo is a small car it has a boot space of approximately three hundred liters. The dashboard also consists of the very useful voice command feature and has silver inserts. The car provides a lot of fun, pleasure and comfort while driving. The interior setting of the car is very simple yet elegant. The cabin appears classy, sophisticated and rich. The ends are well-sculpted, efficiently designed and have a very neat finish. Overall, the interiors of the VW Polo are way more pleasing and comforting than that of the Swift and the exteriors of Swift appear way robust and sturdy in comparison with Swift.


The Maruti Swift car review helps us conclude that both its diesel and petrol models are fuel and energy efficient and very suitable for middle-class and economical Indian buyers. Even the VW Polo is available in both the versions and has the engine, performance and torque that are similar and almost equivalent to that of the Swift versions. There are subtle differences between both these cars that are appropriately discussed in the article.