How far will you actually be able to go in the Grand i10 Nios or Swift on one litre of fuel? We find out

Hyundai recently launched the Grand i10 Nios in India. With its premium styling and added feature list, it takes the fight to the Maruti Swift. You can read about the variant-wise comparison between the two hatchbacks

We’ve now tested both to see how their fuel efficiency compares in the real world. In this comparison, we will be looking at the results of both petrol and diesel versions of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti Swift. However, both are manual transmission variants only.

Let’s take a look at their engine specs and ARAI-claimed fuel efficiency first.

Petrol Engine

Grand i10 Nios Maruti Swift
Engine 1197cc 1197cc
Power 83PS 83PS
Torque 113Nm 113Nm
Transmission 5MT/5AMT 5MT/ 5AMT
Claimed FE 20.7kmpl/20.5kmpl 21.21kmpl
Emission Type BS6 BS6

Diesel Engine

Grand i10 Nios Maruti Swift
Engine 1186cc 1248cc
Power 75PS 75PS
Torque 190Nm 190Nm
Transmission 5MT/5AMT 5MT/5AMT
Claimed FE 26.2kmpl 28.40kmpl
Emission Type BS4 BS4

If we go by the ARAI claimed figures, the Swift wins for both petrol and diesel engines. But these efficiency tests are conducted under controlled environments. Let’s see how the fuel efficiency of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti Swift compare in real-world conditions.

Petrol Comparison

Tested fuel economy (City) Tested fuel economy (Highway)
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 15.12kmpl 18.82kmpl
Maruti Swift 16.10kmpl 22.43kmpl

According to our test figures, the Swift is more frugal both in the city and on the highway.

25% city, 75% highway 50% city, 50% highway 75% city, 25% highway
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 17.74kmpl 16.77kmpl 15.9kmpl
Maruti Swift 20.42kmpl 18.74kmpl 17.32kmpl

Whether you drive predominantly in the city, on the highway or a mix of both, the petrol-MT Swift will take you farther on a litre of petrol than the petrol-MT Grand i10 Nios.

Diesel

Tested fuel economy (City) Tested fuel economy (Highway)
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 19.39kmpl 21.78kmpl
Maruti Swift 19.74kmpl 27.38kmpl

Again, according to our test results, the Swift is the more efficient option here both in the city and on the highway. The Grand i10 Nios and Swift are almost neck and neck in the city, but the latter pulls ahead comfortably in highway figures.

25% city, 75% highway 50% city, 50% highway 75% city, 25% highway
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 21.13kmpl 20.52kmpl 19.94kmpl
Maruti Swift 24.96kmpl 22.94kmpl 21.22kmpl

No matter where you drive — city, highway, or a mix of both, the Swift will always give you more bang for your buck.

Verdict

If you are choosing between the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti Swift and fuel efficiency is your main criteria, we suggest you pick the Swift, be it petrol or diesel. Both versions are notably more frugal than their Grand i10 Nios counterparts.

Source :- CarDekho.com