2022 Wagon R vs Swift | Which One Is The True Winner?

Car Comparison india

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

Price Comparison

Model Ex-showroom Price
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.

swift car images

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

wagon r interior images

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


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Variants Comparison

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.

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