Which mid-size hatchback is the perfect fit for your family?

The mid-size hatchback segment boasts of models such as the Maruti Swift, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Ford Figo and the Ford Freestyle. The Grand i10 Nios is the freshest model here and was recently launched in a price range of Rs 5 lakh to Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). But how does it fare against its rivals in terms of cabin space?

Let’s take a look at the exterior dimensions of these hatchbacks first:


Measurement Maruti Swift Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Ford Figo Ford Freestyle
Length 3840mm 3805mm 3941mm 3954mm
Width 1735mm 1680mm 1704mm 1737mm
Height 1530mm 1520mm 1525mm 1570mm
Wheelbase 2450mm 2450mm 2490mm 2490mm
Boot Space 268 litres 260 litres 257 litres 257 litres

The Freestyle is the longest hatchback of the segment and shares its platform and wheelbase with the Figo. Both these Ford offerings have the least boot space among the four cars.

Measuring 268 litres, the Swift boasts of the largest boot space.

The Grand i10 Nios is smaller than the other three in all exterior measurements.

In case of wheelbase length, the Swift and the Grand i10 Nios measure the same.

Front-row Space

Maruti Swift Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Ford Figo Ford Freestyle
Legroom (min-max) 880-960mm 915-1045mm 1070-1265mm 960-1215mm
Kneeroom (min-max) 620-760mm 580-785mm 685-875mm 595-830mm
Headroom (min-max) 920-1005mm 885-995mm 945-1030mm 915-1100mm
Seat base length 480mm 500mm 530mm 500mm
Seat base width 475mm 480mm 505mm 470mm
Seat base height 615mm 615mm 635mm 640mm
Cabin width 1330mm 1320mm 1375mm 1275mm

The Figo has the maximum legroom among all the mid-size hatchbacks.

In terms of kneeroom too, the Figo has the most to offer and by a big margin.

However, taller people will find the Ford Freestyle more comfortable due to its maximum headroom.

The Ford Figo’s front seat bases are longer and wider than the rivals but the Freestyle offers maximum height.

At 1375mm, Figo also has the widest cabin up front.

Overall, Figo is the roomiest mid-size hatchback in terms of front row seating.

Second-row Space

Maruti Swift Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Ford Figo Ford Freestyle
Shoulder room 1265mm 1240mm 1320mm 1300mm
Head room 920mm 960mm 960mm 930mm
Kneeroom (min-max) 590-825mm 610-830mm 825-905mm 650-860mm
Seat base width 1275mm 1210mm 1270mm 1240mm
Seat base length 460mm 460mm 480mm 440mm
Seat base height 590mm 600mm 605mm 600mm

The Figo offers the maximum shoulder room of the four which would be handy to seat three adults in the back.

Both, the Grand i10 Nios and the Figo have the most headroom at the rear.

In terms of rear kneeroom, the Figo takes the first place by a huge margin again.

However, the rear bench in the Swift has the maximum width, accommodating three adults comfortably.


Maruti Swift Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Ford Figo Ford Freestyle
Ex-showroom prices Rs 5.14 lakh to Rs 8.89 lakh Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 7.99 lakh Rs 5.23 lakh to Rs 7.69 lakh Rs 5.81 lakh to Rs 8.26 lakh

The Grand i10 Nios is the cheapest offering of this segment.

Except for the Freestyle, all the other cars get the option of an automatic transmission.

However, the Swift and the Grand i10 Nios come with an AMT gearbox whereas the Figo gets a more sophisticated AT option.

The Swift and the Grand i10 Nios get the smallest engines in terms of engine displacement among all the offerings of the segment.

Both the Ford offerings share the same 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is the biggest among the four models.

Source:- CarDekho.com