Maruti Suzuki recently launched the updated version of its Wagon R in 2022. Already a popular model, the new facelift has performed excellently in the last month. 2022 Wagon R is currently reigning as the best-selling model of 2022 in India. The sales are through the roof and the next model in line from Maruti is its Swift is as popular as the Wagon R.
Swift is the third bestselling model in May 2022 standing just below Tata Nexon. Swift has also been one of the most popular models in the country with sales numbers always higher than its rivals. We are comparing these two models from Maruti Suzuki here on all the parameters.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R vs Swift
|2022 Wagon R||5.47 Lakh – 7.10 Lakh|
|2021 Swift||5.92 Lakh – 8.85 Lakh|
Dimensions of 2022 Wagon R and Swift
2022 Wagon R measures 3,655 mm in length, 1,620 mm in width, and 1,675 mm in height. The wheelbase is 2,435 mm long which is 15 mm shorter than the current Swift version.
Swift is 3,845 mm long, 1,735 mm wide and 1,530 mm high with a 2,450 mm long wheelbase.
Both models are 5-seaters with 2 rows. Wagon R has the bigger boot space with 341 litres while Swift only has about 268 litres for your luggage.
Platforms of Wagon R and Swift
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is built on the Heartect B platform and the Swift is built on the Heartect A platform.
Design Comparison – Wagon R vs Swift
The overall design has not changed from the previous model. 2022 Wagon R has the same tallboy design but comes with a bolder look. The front end has headlamps and a few elements to make it interesting enough. The cabin is spacious as ever.
Swift looks sporty and cool and has increased its appeal with the increase in dimensions of the latest model. Compared to Swift, Wagon R ends up looking slightly boring and normal.
The difference in external appearance may be a factor to some but does not seem to influence the decision of buyers as Wagon R is still trending on top.
Interior Comparison – Wagon R vs Swift
2022 Wagon R interior theme comes in a dual-tone of beige and black. The dashboard has a 7.0-inch touchscreen that functions as an infotainment system. Wagon R also offers a SmartPlay Studio system with its higher-spec variants along with Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Safety features in Wagon R include
- Dual airbags as standard
- ABS with EBD
- ISOFIX child seat restraints
- Rear parking sensors
- Hill hold assist feature in the AMT variants.
- Speed-sensing door lock and Impact-sensing door unlock
- High-speed alert
- Remote-controlled central locking
The interiors of the Maruti Suzuki Swift come in a sportier, full black theme. There is also comparatively lesser headroom than what you get in Wagon R. The dashboard has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which is not that impressive. The touchscreen looks and feels plastic and hard.
Safety Features in Swift include
- Dual front airbags
- ABS with EBD
- Brake assist
- Child safety lock
- ISOFIX child seat restraints
- Reverse Parking Sensors
- ESP with Hill Hold Assist with the AMT variants
Engine and Transmission
|Specifications||Maruti Suzuki Wagon R||Maruti Suzuki Swift|
|Engine||1-litre and 1.2-litre petrol engines||Advanced K-series Dual Jet, Dual VVT Engine (1.2-litre / 1.3-litre)|
|Max Power||67 PS / 83 PS||83PS / 75PS|
|Max Torque||99Nm / 113 Nm||113Nm / 200Nm|
|Engine Displacement||998 cc||1197 cc|
|Fuel Type||Petrol / Petrol||Petrol / Diesel|
|Mileage||22.5 kmpl||23.2 kmpl|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||32 litres||37 litres|
|Transmission||MT (LXI 1.0 L)
MT/AGS (VXI 1.0L, VXI 1.2 L, ZXI 1.2L)
|5 MT / 5AMT|
2022 Wagon R offers better mileage compared to Swift variants especially when you take into account the diesel variants of the Wagon R. We have a table that details the mileage offered by the different variants of both models.
|Wagon R Variants||Mileage||Swift Variants||Mileage|
|LXI||24.35 kmpl||LXI||23.2 kmpl|
|VXI||24.35 kmpl||VXI||23.2 kmpl|
|ZXI||23.56 kmpl||VXI AMT||23.76 kmpl|
|VXI AT||25.19 kmpl||ZXI||23.2 kmpl|
|LXI CNG||34.05 kmpl||ZXI AMT||23.76 kmpl|
|ZXI Plus||23.56 kmpl||ZXI Plus||23.2 kmpl|
|ZXI AT||24.43 kmpl||ZXI Plus DT||23.2 kmpl|
|ZXI Plus Dual Tone||23.56 kmpl||ZXI Plus AMT||23.76 kmpl|
|VXI CNG||34.05 kmpl||ZXI Plus DT AMT||23.76 kmpl|
|ZXI Plus AT||24.43 kmpl|
|ZXI Plus AT Dual Tone||24.43 kmpl|
2022 Wagon R offers 11 different variants while Swift offers 9 variants. This includes the Diesel and CNG variants in Wagon R as well.
|Wagon R||Ex-showroom Price||Swift||Ex-showroom Price|
|LXI||5.47 Lakh||LXI||5.92 Lakh|
|VXI||5.91 Lakh||VXI||6.82 Lakh|
|ZXI||6.10 Lakh||VXI AMT||7.32 Lakh|
|VXI AT||6.41 Lakh||ZXI||7.50 Lakh|
|LXI CNG||6.42 Lakh||ZXI AMT||8 Lakh|
|ZXI Plus||6.58 Lakh||ZXI Plus||8.21 Lakh|
|ZXI AT||6.60 Lakh||ZXI Plus DT||8.35 Lakh|
|ZXI Plus Dual Tone||6.60 Lakh||ZXI Plus AMT||8.71 Lakh|
|VXI CNG||6.86 Lakh||ZXI Plus DT AMT||8.85 Lakh|
|ZXI Plus AT||7.08 Lakh|
|ZXI Plus AT Dual Tone||7.10 Lakh|
2022 Wagon R vs Swift Comparison Verdict
In terms of design, Swift wins hands down with a funky and sporty-looking hatchback.
Since the variants are almost similarly priced, you can definitely go with the Wagon R as it offers us with more features for the same price. Swift can offer the same features but with the higher-spec variant and for at least 2 lakhs higher than its Wagon R contemporary.
Also, Wagon R comes off as the better-priced model for the features and specifications it offers. It is also spacious inside in terms of cabin space and boot space.
Wagon R comes with a more powerful engine than the Swift. It also comes with diesel and CNG choices. Wagon R also gives better mileage even if it is by a small margin of a difference from the Swift.
Swift is one of the highly desired vehicles in its segment. The price difference between these models is not very high even considering the updates and added features the 2022 Wagon R has received recently. With this, Wagon R wins the competition by a very thin margin with aggressive pricing, excellent performance and bigger room inside the car.