Maruti Swift Diesel Long Term Review
Car Tested: Maruti Swift ZDi Plus MT
Kms Done: 14,559 kms
Test Started at: 5638 kms
Test Concluded at: 20,197 kms
Mileage: 16.65 km/l, 19.5 km/l (best), 13.8 km/l (worst)
Fuel Consumed: 874.41-litres
Total Fuel Cost: Rs. 59,460/-
Fuel Cost Per Km: Rs. 4.08/-
Good comfort, efficiency and a fun to drive nature make the 3rd gen Maruti Swift a good daily driver hatchback
As I bid farewell to our Maruti Swift ZDi+, I have been reminiscing all the moments that I spent with it in the last year and a half. The Swift has proven to be a great companion and over this long duration, I got a chance to experience the car over a variety of road and traffic conditions. The Swift has also been my companion throughout the monsoons of 2018 and 2019 and now that I’ve been driving my new daily drive, a bigger sedan, I think I’m already missing the compact and chuckable characteristics of the Swift.
It was in early 2018 when Maruti launched the third-generation Swift in India, at the Auto Expo. The Swift, as we all know, is one of the highest-selling cars in the country right now, despite having so many competent rivals. We cannot really call the Swift cheap because its top variant crosses the one million mark and lurks into sedan territory. But what I really like is how this hatchback has evolved from the time in 2005, when the first generation was launched in a pompous manner.
We’ve discussed the car’s design and styling a lot of times, so let’s dive deep into the finer details of how the car is to live with on a daily basis. For starters, the Swift makes for an easy car to drive around on crowded city roads. All-round visibility is excellent and the driving position is something that I like. The seats are placed a bit low and the dashboard isn’t very large. Once you do get inside the car, you notice that a lot of parts are shared with other Maruti cars. While airbags and ABS are standard on all trims now, the build quality on the car could’ve definitely been better.