Which car to buy? Maruti Swift vs Ritz

Hi friends,

In my previous hubs, I compared Swift with Fabia, Swift with i20, Swift with Punto and Jazz, and also Ritz with i10 but today I have got a chance to review Ritz with Swift so friends read on my exclusive review of both of these cars manufactured by the same brand, Maruti Suzuki.

Here we have it, ladies and gentlemen the Suzuki Ritz (known as Splash in European markets) waging war as a new competitor in the B+ segment. Its biggest competition is from the same stable, the Suzuki Swift - introduced way back in 2005, and this car still holds its ground. So the big question comes here that "Should you be buying the Swift or Ritz?", so here is my exclusive comparison of both which should help you decide which car to buy.

Styling Comparison - Exteriors of Ritz and Swift

This new baby Ritz from Suzuki has been launched May 15th, 2009 and is designed on the same platform as the Maruti Swift is designed, but the styling of both these cars is really different, so the next question comes to our mind is that which one is better? The styling of Maruti Ritz definitely requires some getting used to whereas Maruti Swift's styling is sporty. The designers of Maruti Swift lost out on practicality to give the car a sportier look, what with its fat (and rather subjective) rear end, while in the Ritz; the reverse seems to have happened. Let us now start with the rear. Although the boomerang tail lamps of Maruti Ritz are eye-catching and different from the rest of the pack, the refreshed tail lamps of the Swift look good too.

The V-shaped cut at the rear perhaps to aid aerodynamics and projecting bumpers at the rear end add to the style quotient of Maruti Ritz, though the flat back end is a bit too futuristic. The rear window and rear door take a parabolical shape, giving way for a bigger rear window when compared to the Swift. The tall proportion and upright stance does not match the mean look of the Swift. The roof has a high middle that dips towards the rear.

From the front, the grill resembles the Bulgarian beard (seemingly inspired from Audi) and the sweptback headlamps are neat touches adding to the overall style. While in the Swift, the cute looking headlamps and honey comb-shaped grille still looks contemporary.

So Ritz stands nowhere near Swift in terms of styling, Ritz looks like a BOX, which is banged from the back or it looks like an Hyundai i10 which got hit on a wall while taking reverse.

The Ritz does not look sporty at all. Take a test drive and see the interiors and you'll know what I mean. It looks quite good when seen from the front, from above and from the sides, but it looks weird from behind. I would say that Maruti WagonR has a better look than this car. Performance wise and space wise, it is the same as the Swift.

So which car you will buy?

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So what you will go for Ritz or Swift
So what you will go for Ritz or Swift

Handling And Performance

Now read what I feel about the handling and performance of Ritz. I drove my colleague's Ritz last week and there is a feel of larger cabin space because of extra headroom. It feels like a revamped Wagon-R. Handling is a bit wobbly compared to Swift's well-planted feel. Acceleration was more or less the same in the petrol variant.

Interiors of Maruti Ritz

The rear seat length is same as that of Swift. Technically, it is 30 mm less which is negligible. The roof height is more than that of Swift.

It seems that the Maruti designers were in a hurry to design Ritz. The back end is awful. Looks ugly, as if the car was kicked in the butt and is trying to escape. The Swift is still rated marginally better than the Swift as per car magazines. The new KB series engine in the petrol Ritz is the car's only USP and maybe the added headroom. Swift looks better overall and handles better. Also the anti braking system or ABS in Ritz is not calibrated properly.

I feel RITZ will not be a competition for any other car makers like i10 and all and may be it is a competition for Swift itself. People in India are buying Maruti Ritz because of the brand name of Maruti and they need something unique. It is an Indian mentality that if you will give in something that looks pathetic and tell them it is so precious and unique, people will buy it like crazy. I know it is a normal human tendency but it is more in India. The KB series engine in Ritz is definitely a big plus.

I have discussed with many of my friends and colleagues and I have found out that Ritz does look pathetic to Indian people, but in Europe, the same car is called Splash and has extended rear bumpers and a slightly sloping rear that makes it a much better looking car than what we have here.

Why Maruti has not put automatic climate control AC in Ritz? Swift brochure says it has side impact beams for safety, but Ritz brochure does not say so, why? Are they not present in Ritz? According to the Indian market, the exterior looks of a car matter a lot.

Swift is again a better option

So I think Swift remains better than Ritz and Ritz is just a pirated version of Wagon-R, but Swift has his own style, power, and comfort. Swift has larger real and front tire so it is used as a sports car by many people, as it gives a sexy look when it is modified. Swift's height is low so it gives more grip on ground for fast driving and it has many more plus points so just drive it and I know the Swift will always win the race that is why it has been many times CAR OF THE YEAR.

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parmeetkaur 7 years ago

Oops...

As per my choice and my dream car is Corolla / Vios / Land Cruiser.. its so sexy....its out my range but still ..it rocks..


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Ms. Kaur and li7218 for your comments and views.


rear-wheel 7 years ago

Wow. I prefer Swift.. And Rift not available on my country


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Swift is better than Ritz friend.


car lover  7 years ago

marvellous article. really loved to read it.


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you car lover.


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arcadegamer 7 years ago from Croatia

I think that Swift is nice car but its not best in that category. Ritz i didn't drive but looks ok.


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for your feedback on these Indian cars arcadegamer.


meril 7 years ago

hey guys...i m planning to buy a car, but i m in a confusion which one to buy ..swift or ritz. swift takes a long time to get but ritz i will get soon. wat do u feel should i wait for swift or go for ritz.


fruitypastles 7 years ago

trust me on this one, making big purchases like this you need to give a little time. if your buying something cheap then waiting can be a bit annoying sometimes, but in the case of a car, this is something which you may have to use everyday. people see you in it. your appearance matters! so having to wait a little would be better. As all the wait will pay off when you driving around in your lovely swift! Dont rush into it! the worst possible thing would be to regret your decision with something as vast as this!


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks fruitypastles for your valuable input.


Abeer 7 years ago

WOW! You literally solved my problem! I LOVE SWIFT!!!


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you Abeer. Swift is the best economical Indian car and is a good status symbol for upper middle class man.


ritz is the best 7 years ago

ritz is more better than swift as it have more power than swifttttttttttttt


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks friend for expressing your views on economical powerful Indian cars


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articleposter 7 years ago

Swift looking okish with the 2 choices you have there. Good luck :)


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for the feedback articleposter.


kuldeep sharma 7 years ago

yes swift is better than ritz in form of resale also


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Resale options are good for all Maruti cars but Swift is old now and it has made it place in the resale market and Ritz is young but it will also make a good place in the resale market.


Gat 7 years ago

Ritz got more space, like headroom, legroom and interior is far better than swift and more comfortable.


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

That's what I think was going to happen. I agree with Gat because Ritz interiors are far more better than Swift and is more comfortable but if you will talk about legroom and headroom, Swift has also got same amount of space like Ritz.


sachin 7 years ago

why you are ignoring the mileage part, according to me overall ritz is far better to drive in city , if u want best family small car,then RITZ is only car for you


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I agree Sachin. Now Ritz is gaining popularity and it is becoming a much better choice, not only mileage but looks, interiors, compact design, and price are also some factors associated with its popularity.


Gat 7 years ago

I hav bookd ritz ldi blue blaze colour.

This diwali vl b at home.


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Congratulations Gat for booking your Maruti Ritz. I love Blue blaze color. It is a really wonderful thing to do on auspicious Diwali occasion. It will definitely add to your celebration. Best of luck and best wishes for Diwali.


U.Harish Kumar 7 years ago

Dear All,

Please do not tell me that Maruti Ritz is bad. I might kill myself.

I have already put my heart into Ritz. Now I have to only put my money into it !!! (I am planning to buy Maruti Ritz by the end of December 2009 for my wedding anniversary).

Love you all and take care.

U.Harish Kumar, Tel : 92412 91835.

uharishkumar@gmail.com


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Harish,

No, we are not against Ritz at all. It is performing well. Just go ahead and buy one. Best of luck for your marriage and purchase of New Ritz.


Abhishek 7 years ago

i have checked the features, Ritz is much better


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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes, I agree. It looks dashing now.


bankim 6 years ago

i am bit confused.both cars have their own charm.but i think ritz is itself a better option in this segment at resent time.ritz has better technical advantages like better seat hight,more and wider front outside veiw.

gear shifting provides more convinience. engine is more silent,powerful and with less maintanence promise.

Back look is eye catiching and will rewise the same

craze like swift has now a days.

doesent reqire more.

in short ritz is one advaced avtar of swift may be.

thanks.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hey bankim, you are right bro. Ritz is rocking all over. Indian automobile industry is thrilled with the sales of Maruti Ritz. I believe it has already overthrown Swift. Best of luck. Buy Ritz. Time has changed and technology has also changed and is much more advanced in the upcoming cars.


Jitts 6 years ago

I think we need to think out of the box right now. I feel there is a lot of creativity in designing Ritz rear at the same time making it beautiful. I feel ashamed that we are not able to accept innovation and changes why are we always looking out for what is been for a long time seen.

Ritz is superb in terms of performance and looks.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks Jitts for expressing your concern and thinking out of the box on which care to buy, Maruti Swift or Ritz. Each and every person has a different viewpoint and that's what we are all here to share. Keep posting Jitts.


dharmen 6 years ago

hey m planning to buy a car.. i had concluded on these two cars.. swift and ritz..? which one i should buy..? i have some more liking to swift but it is in waiting for 6 month.. i like ritz too.. please tell me.. wat should i do..?


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I think you should go ahead with Ritz. The whole idea has changed since I have written out this article and I will edit it. Ritz is much more better than Swift, after all it's Maruti's new girl.


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Trsmd 6 years ago from India

While comparing used one.. which will you suggest..?


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I think there will be very less people who will sell out their New Ritz right now but then also if there is a chance, I will buy Ritz. Trsmd, have you got one and you are planning to sell.


vishal 6 years ago

Ritz is always good as comapared to swift.swift looks like mouse but ritz looks like mini inova. Also its very specious from inside. within 1-2 years ritz will be very poupular car and everyboday will go for ritz only instead of swift due to new technology as well as stylish look.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot Vishal. That's a wonderful explanation of future of Ritz in India.


lesterocks 6 years ago

is it true tht ritz fummbles whn taken to its top speed.........../?????which is faster ritz or swift????????which is better in terms of performance and space????.......plssssss reply


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I will publish another hub on that lesterocks.


arshumum 6 years ago

nice article, swift is ever best, nothing can be compared with


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot for expressing your opinion on which car to buy arshumum.


lesterocks 6 years ago

wht can i add on a ritz to make it look more peppy and sporty!!!!!!!!


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

To make your Ritz more peppy and sporty, you can add side lines and side stickers that are funky and expressive plus radial tires and extended bumpers.


Vishal 6 years ago

I test drove both the cars and now booked Ritz. :).. Ofcource Swift is a good car but to me it looks outdated. Ritz has the same performance as tat of swift but with fresh look and comfortness. I would say this as the latest, attractive and advanced Swift with a controversial rear look, which even the swift had when launched.

Even the price is better i.e. few thousand lower than Swift and Quick delivery. So I believe Ritz will the Super Star in this segment.

Thanks,

vishal4victory@gmail.com


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Vishal, first of congratulations for booking your New Ritz plus thank you so much for sharing your personal experience or test drive of both cars, Swift and Ritz. Your personal review of Ritz will definitely guide other potential Indian car buyers who are looking for some real info on these. Best of luck. Happy Driving Vishal.


VJ 6 years ago

my opinion is that Ritz is better than Swift in many ways. Just compare both swift and ritz side to side. Swift has become a hit bcoz at that time, the market had a big vacuum in the small car segment which lacked stylish models and swift gobbled it up easily. Swift has issues in the rear end sitting while ritz is spacious. swift is much less economical comapred to ritz in the petrol variants. the interiors in ritz are really jazzy and much better than swift. i have fallen in love with its unique shape and for people who like this, jst go for the ritz


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much VJ for expressing your opinion on Swift and Ritz.


Jithosh 6 years ago

Soni,

I am planning to buy Ritz. Thinking of replacing with Alloy wheels. Let me know your opinion.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

That's very good choice. Adding alloy wheels will modify the looks of your new Ritz. You can also add other modifications to your Ritz. Just visit your nearest car accessories store and get some tips on that. Best of luck Jithosh for your new Ritz.


binu 6 years ago

I WANT TO PURCHASE CAR AND SINCE NOW SWIFT STARTED COMING WITH K SERIES ENGINE. CAN ANYBODY TELL ME WHICH ONE IS BETTER RITZ VXI OR SWIFT VXI. ONCE AGAIN BOTH ARE NOW WITH K SERIES ENGINE. MY MOBILE NO. IS 9821281072


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Binu it is better to go ahead with Ritz nowadays because it is the latest version of Maruti and is famous for its brilliant specs. I will also edit my hub and add new info on Ritz.


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walkin 6 years ago from India

Well I will always go for Swift any day!!

Just have a look at Ritz Rear. It just makes me yuck :-(


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot walkin for expressing your views on both these Maruti Cars, Swift and Ritz.


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natloans 6 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

It would be interesting if you had a voting pole. So we could see which people would buy after reading your article. http://www.natloans.com.au/chattel-mortgage.html


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot natloans for the poll idea. I have included a poll above to make this hub more attractive and user friendly. Thanks a ton.


Jubin Ninan 6 years ago

Last few months i am investigating about B+ segment cars. Checked space, power, technology and many more. Atlast made a conclution & i booked Ritz VXI Blue Blaze. I think she wont let me down.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

No she will not let you down Jubin and the blue blaze color of Ritz is dashing. Best of luck for your fun rides friend.


lesterocks 6 years ago

i hve got home myself a ritz zxi...........its a fab car............now i am a bit worried after d swift k series has arrived??????is it better thn ritz now??...........why is swift priced higher thn ritz???????????wht is d speciality of k series engines????


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi lesterocks, a K-series engine is a lighter engine than previous vertions. It has better heat deception. It make maximum use of composite material. Swift's K-series engines provides low internal friction and higher fuel injection pressure which is more compact than previous series. Other advantages of the K series engines include greater fuel efficiency, better pollution control, and lower emission rates and I think that's why it is priced higher than Ritz zxi.


prajwal 6 years ago

its awesome ,i am coming to buy the car[joke]


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Prajwal, I am selling cars online (joke)


lesterocks 6 years ago

v had taken our new ritz through mum- pune expressway.......my dad used to use half clutch in 1st gear with d threat of d car going to off mode.thr ws a climb on d way associated with truck trffic.. so thr were constant braking and raising in d 1st gear and d clutch plate burnt.whose fault is dis whether d driver or d car?????is ritz delicate????????


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

What I can say about this. I have never experienced and never heard about the same thing, but according to your description, both driver and car are at fault 50/50 because the driver is using half clutch in first gear which is putting constant pressure on the clutch plate but due to the circumstances as you have explained of a climb with truck traffic, this has to be used and the your car is new and the clutch plate should not have burned off so early but then also it depends that how much friction the driver has caused on the clutch plate due to that mechanism.


coolsan183 6 years ago

hi i m gonna get my new swift vdi.............

i m worried whether ritz vdi is better than swift vdi.

about the milleage and pickup.


coolsan183 6 years ago

hi soni

i have an accent crdi. i m goona sell and gonna get new sx4...........

shall i go for sx4 or any other ??

please tell me soon.....'

my dad gonna get swift vdi...

whether ritz vdi is better??


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I think I have to publish another article for that. Nice idea.


ash 6 years ago

ritz rocking


Anbusubbu 6 years ago

I decided to buy Swift VDI based on advice from my father in law. Went to the showroom and a sales person attended me. Until then I was not aware that Ritz also has a diesel version. The salesperson (somehow felt like he wanted to push Ritz VDI) had informed me about Ritz VDI, had shown both Ritz & Swift side by side and explained things about both. Leave the sales person apart. With a first glance itself I started liking Ritz VDI. Its finishing, Interior, Style(I really like Ritz from back against the general opinion) and comfortness. It offers more head room, 40/60 split at backside. Though the boot space on both are same, it looked like ritz's is more usable to me. Also I heard Ritz is some Euro 4 standard(though not sure whether its for petrol or diesel version).

After long confusion with Ritz, Swift & Vista has Booked Ritz now.

Though feeling little bit anxious on resale or fuel efficiency as Ritz is yet to prove.

Will update my user experience after using it for a while.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

@Ash, thanks a lot for your comment.

@Anbusubbu, thank you so much friend for sharing your experience with choosing between Swift, Ritz, and Vista. You finally booked Ritz and I think this is a great decision according to the latest trend and specs of Ritz. It is indeed a great car. We will be eagerly waiting to get to know more about your experience with wrist especially about your driving experience and mileage of Ritz.


kapil vijaywariya 6 years ago

I have both car,swift is better.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for your personal comment on buying swift or ritz Kapil.


coolsan183 6 years ago

hi i purchaced my new swift vdi

it is excellent yaar....

i m enjoying it..........

i clocked near 165 kmph.

vroooooom......


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Congratulations coolsan183 for your new Swift Vdi.


Motorhomes for sale usa 6 years ago

I don't know much about that Indian Market & Choice, but i think Rits Look special than the Swift, as both cars from same manufacture than i don't think there would be any major diff. in features.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

I am sorry friend, you are wrong on this. Swift and Ritz are both manufactured by Maruti, the same company, but they have loads of difference in specs and features which I have explained several times in my other hubs. You can read them and learn more about Indian automobile market and choice of Indians when selecting cars.


karan 6 years ago

HI Soni,i read ur all hubs but i stand for RITZ its anew look fresh car .I have purchaced RITZ.It is smart car then swift.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes, Ritz is good than Swift. I agree Karan.


Kumar 6 years ago

Both Swift and Ritz are good.. Ritz is better than swift in many ways.. Go for Ritz


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for your comment Kumar.

So according to various feedback and reviews by several car owners, Ritz is the car of choice.


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msplwheel 6 years ago

I love that pic of the modified Maruti Swift. I would have to say Swift Just because of that pic. But granted I have little knowledge about either car.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for sharing your views msplwheel.


Abhijith 6 years ago

Hi . . We have booked ritz vxi(abs) . . I love ritz . . . Swift just handled top place in market after 1year . . Ritz is just rocking on its entery itself . . European boy splash in india its renamed ritz . . Nothing worry thinking of ritz . . Sure its catch up market well than swift . . Performance car of the year is ritz


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot Abhijith for your comment on Ritz and Swift. No doubt Ritz is rocking all over India now.


webster 6 years ago

hi soni 2006 ... i have a decicisive prob... i have upto 6 lakhs ... iam intrested in the newly released wagon r...on apr 24 2010

please tell me between the astar wagon r swift and ritz which to pick up ... i am intrested in milage and good interiors. please help me and correspond at webstervaz@hotmail.com if you have time and patience . you have a wonderful blog .. thanks in anticipation


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi webster, you can go ahead with buying Maruti Ritz VDi (ABS) Bharat Stage IV metallic @ 527981.25 INR in Delhi. For more price comparisons of Ritz visit, http://www.marutisuzukiritz.com/Ritz_Price.aspx

I am recommending this model because it has great mileage and good interiors as wished by you. Thanks for the appreciation about my articles.


Surajit 6 years ago

Standing today Maruti Ritz VXi or Swift VXi????

I need to book this Wed but I am confused.........


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Surajit, I think you are also a Maruti lover just like our many other Indian friends. Don't be confused, take a test drive of both Swift VXi and Ritz VXi. According to me both are great performers on Indian roads. After taking the test drive, compare interiors, engines, boot space, and everything on your own. You are best judge. From my side, I would say, if you are a person who loves to be with new trends, then buy Ritz VXi and if not, then go ahead with Swift VXi. I will go for an extended review of both these in one of my upcoming hubs, so I will also be requiring some reviews from my readers like you. When you compare both, then let us know what you found with a small review.


Surajit Laha 6 years ago

Even after a few test rides I am unable to decide.Driving comfort & stability has an edge in Swift but Ritz is value for money with same features.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello Mr. Laha, read my latest hub comparing Swift VXI and VDI. Here you will find a lot of info about Maruti Swift. This information will help in deciding which car to buy Ritz or Swift. Here is the link:

http://hubpages.com/autos/unbiased-review-of-marut...

Also read my previous one:

http://hubpages.com/autos/which-maruti-swift-varia...

Best of luck for your purchase Surajit.


bishal 6 years ago

i am also planning to buy a new car . have to decide among swift or ritz but a diesel version .. i too agreee swift has its name in performance above ritz by all the people .. but its outdated . inside plastic quality is better in ritz. but what matters most is the ride quality and performance ... and in highways and in run nothing can give u confidence as hands on swift ,,, i really love that car .. so based on my driving i suggest swift ,, makes u feel that u feel the ground ... well abt ritz feels high and driving is affected .. and most imp all sportz cars have low centre of gravity to stick it to road and give a driving feel and stability ...so for me SWIFT is my love

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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot Bishal for sharing your opinion on Ritz and Swift. I have published a new article on buying swift or ritz comparing new swift BSIV K-series engine and Ritz VXI Here you go: http://hubpages.com/autos/buy-maruti-ritz-zxi-or-n...

Best of luck.


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robcook 6 years ago from Houston

Hi Soni, That was nice discussion about car review, i could prefer Swift, as its world car, it have good enough space, nice look & also good running car with low maintenance, i always advice this point to take new & used cars,

http://www.truckcarsrv.com/usedcar/


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Robcook, thanks for your advice on buying Swift and also advice on buying new and used cars plus the link.


abhijith 6 years ago

i seen listng of sales record of swift,ritz,i10,wagonR ..... Got surpised seeng figures till 2010 march . i10 tops with 16lak ,swift with 11lak , wagonR with 14lak, ritz with 6lak ..... watch closely i10 ,swift,wagonR had taken there time of more than 2year in sales record . But cute boy RITZ just in 1year 6lack ?? This proves the performance and many of them have taken Ritz in heart ! ! !


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Yes Ritz is adorable to many new small car buyers in India. Thanks Abhijith for your review of sales records for all these cars.


lesterocks 6 years ago

hi soni.ur new blog ws very interesting........and i guess this time u hve turned ur eyes to ritz.....anyways i wanted to kno the 2 cars(swift and ritz) hve same power and torque which is highest in its segment.........pls tell me due to nearly 5ps and 3nm power and torque difference wht can these cars do more thn d other hatchbacks.......in short wht is d use of more power & torque in a car????????


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

"What is the use of more power and torque in a car?" That's a really nice question. Please wait I think I can write a small hub on that. Can you please ask the same question via the request's section? Thanks in advance.


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Richard Armen 6 years ago

I like the look of the Swift more.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much Richard for expressing that.


har 6 years ago

which is a best buy

swift lxi ritz lxi or chevrolet uva 1.2???

need to buy from these three but reallyy confused??


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Nowadays, Ritz LXi is the latest trend. Young people love this car too much.


har 6 years ago

but ritz look akward from back and swift looks sporty.

anyways thanks ...i personally feel chevrolet u-va better just because of its clasic interiors..the interiors are the one that is keeping me hooked to u-va...moreover if you could tell me what is the cost of wooden interiors that is the wooden kit for swift and will it be ok to get wooden kit fitted in swift to make it look better from inside???


har 6 years ago

i also wanna know according to you which car should i buy from swift lxi and u-va 1.2.. i love u-va interiors and swift's performance... so confused still..you suggest please..


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

So according to you I need to write and publish a new article comparing Chevy U-VA and Swift LXi including info on U-VA's interiors and Swift's Performance. Okay, I will do that, but Har if you could please ask this question in the hubpages question section, that would be appreciated because it will help other people looking out for the same information as you are.


har 6 years ago

k i will do that.thanks


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

It's my pleasure har I have done that. Here is your review of

Chevrolet Aveo U-VA versus Maruti Swift http://hubpages.com/autos/buying-chevrolet-aveo-u-...


Rajiv 6 years ago

I planning to buy Swift Lxi (K series engine). Please tell what mileage should I expect on city roads and on highway.


ashu  6 years ago

i think swift wood b a better choice ...then ritz....may b maruti has come up wth smething new but i think this new is not so,good enough for every individual ....more over the only problem wth swift is tht ..its is too common..else its is better in hatchback


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Swift loaded with K-series engine will give a very good mileage whether it is city road or on highways.


Satti 6 years ago

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ma mercedes benz car.........muaaahhhh i love it....ritzz itzz ok...........


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for your comment Satti.


pruthvi 6 years ago

Ritz is an engineering marvel. The car is as solid like a rock. I simply like the boomerang tail lamp and the new age design is very futuristic. the interiors of ritz is cool and ensures practicality with easy ingress and egress. Maruti has also priced Ritz attractively. If you are looking for hatchback, test drive Ritz and you will simply love it!!!


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much Pruthvi for your exclusive review of Maruti Ritz. Your comments discloses your experience with Indian cars.


sujay 6 years ago

i like ritz,its very confortable when compare to swift.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for sharing your choice Sujay.


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sameerk 6 years ago from India

Hi Soni , Can you please tell me how is hyundai verna car.Planning to buy


Abhijith 6 years ago

Ritz all the way to success . . I owned it enjoying it . . Wroooooom. . . . Ritz


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

@sameerk, Hyundai Verna is a good car buddy. Buy it.

@Abhijith, great.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hi Pankaj, if you trust me buy Swift Diesel or get a CNG kit installed in Swift Petrol or wait for Maruti to release CNG Swift. Thanks for your appreciation.


shubham 6 years ago

really confused between swift and ritz. Plz give the ultimate decision what to buy?


Krupakar 6 years ago

Awesome and very informative discussion guys. I too took a test drive of both ritz ZXI and swift ZXI and found that

1. swift has very smooth drive where as ritz little whobbling, I dont know why ?

2. Gear shifting is smooth where as in Ritz little heavy

No doubt in looks Swift is awesome. I am looking at long drives and thinking of ZXI ? is it worthable ? I see as one time investment. Also in swift ZXI it has automatic temp. control where has in ritz its manual

Suggestions welcome.


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

@Pankaj, yes you can go for Maruti WagonR Vxi K series. Best of luck.

@Shubham, both cars are rocking the Indian roads. Take the test drive and buy the car.

@Krupakar, you can wait for company fitted CNG cars which Maruti is going to release on all models.


madaan84 6 years ago

hii sir m planning to buy swift with k series engine end of nov 2010....will it be a good decision?pls let me know ..i am eagerly waiting??????????????


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Excellent decision. Go ahead with your purchase.


amit madaan 6 years ago

sir i want to know if i will book swift in 2010 nd will buy in 2011...?will it be 2010 model or 2011....


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soni2006 6 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello Mr. Amit. I think it will be 2011 only.


sachin 6 years ago

which car is better one swift or ritz?


bhoumiknayyar 6 years ago

i just paid the booking amount yesterday and the guy who came to me to collect that described the features of Swift and Ritz to me....i planned for swift when i called him but booked Ritz ultimately and thats wahy i just prefferd to go through the comparison between two cars. Buddy being honest...at the end i read all dese comments including yours, i am on the same spot- iwas before reading those. still bit confused. if ur opinion as appearing at the top of this page is old enough and you feel a requirement to make some changes in it then u should have done it...bcos as per ur opinion Ritz doesn't stands close to Swift and den u changed ur opinion when you responded to the opinion of other people. Buddy please make it clear dat which one is better. i have only two days to decide...


ANKUR 6 years ago

I WANT TO PURCHASE CAR AND SINCE NOW SWIFT STARTED COMING WITH K SERIES ENGINE.TELL ME WHICH ONE IS BETTER RITZ VXI OR SWIFT VXI.BOTH ARE NOW WITH K SERIES ENGINE,PLZ TELL ME THE MILAGE OF BOTH CAR IN CITY,WITCH IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY DEC 2010 OR JAN 2011,PLZ SUGGEST ME........I M WAITING SONI G!!!!


Jayesh A 6 years ago

Hi Bhoumiknayyar,

Everybody has different opinion. These opinion might change by time and experience. Based on below facts you can choose your taste and go for it -

Style and looks - Swift is better

Advanced technology - Ritz is better

Interior and comfort - Ritz is better

Economically - Ritz is better


Amit Ghatol 5 years ago

Even On Milage - RITZ is Better than swift ( around

1.5 km more)

Suspension - Ritz Better than swift

Waiting Period - Ritz better

even there are too many swifts are on the road......Ritz is uinique car...

go for RITZ-Genious (it is limited edition car, having unique colour & all fetures of ZXI in VXI / VDI except airbag & ABS)......prise is only 15,000 more than VXI / VDI......its good deal....but book fast....its limited edition RITZ only available till DEC 2010 end...

Amit Ghatol

9823020339


Tarun 5 years ago

Lol.... it was total bullshit.... its like someone saying Pulsar 135 is better than Discover 135....

Get my point??? they have same engines nd performances.... only looks differ which is subjective....


Tarun 5 years ago

and again almost every other guy has got a swift...

i'll go for Ritz at any time....


Amit Ghatol 5 years ago

Hi,

I am using both cars Dzire & Ritz.

You are most welcome to ask any questions regarding above, which will help you to choose your car.

Thanks

Amit


ravi 5 years ago

I guess you are an wrong. Ritz is doing very. I bought a swift, but ifeel i should have gone for ritz.


yash thakkar 5 years ago

planning to buy a car....what shud i go for ??

RitZ or Swift ??


Odin 5 years ago

Ritz is way to better than a dated swift. swift interiors look bland when compared with Ritz. Ritz has better handling and has good road dynamics. The car has a futuristic design. I like it. Ritz is doing pretty well on sales.


aditya 5 years ago

hey dude,by your article it seems that you are completely against RITZ, but it isn,t true.RITZ has far better interiors and it feels a bit luxury.It,s ride quality is smoother and better than SWIFT.RITZ is far better than SWIFT.At last I would like to tell one thing specially to you and it will improve the popularity of your page also and THAT IS-DON,T SPEAK ROUGH ABOUT ANY CAR WITHOUT KNOWING IT.


sunilkumar 5 years ago

Sir,

I want to what do u mean by CNG cars, within next one month i will be buying maruti ritz vxi, should i hav to wait for CNG ritz. plz give me advice.


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello Mr. Sunil Kumar, yes if you are interesting in buying Ritz with company fitted CNG, then you can talk with your nearest Maruti car dealer and buy one. Best of luck. CNG will be always cheaper than petrol and diesel.

@others who have commented above, I agree that Ritz is better in performance, it's better in mileage, it has better speed, better acceleration, interiors, etc. than the outdated Swift because of a simple thing as it is a newer version of Maruti brand. You can't compare a Maruti 800 with Maruti Zen, it had more features at that time and same was the case. Swift was launched in 2005 and Ritz was launched in 2009, so there is a major difference of four years in between their launches.

Every time a newer version of a product is launched in the market it is much more customer friendly and technologically advanced than the previous model, so this is a the reason why Ritz is having an edge over Swift, just like i10 is having an edge over Santro.

I guarantee that when another newer model of Maruti's cars will be launched people will start loving it and kick back Ritz just like they are kicking back Swift right now.

Brothers Swift has been already sold out much more than Maruti had expected. Maruti on its own wants a newer model every time as they know the mind set up of Indians very well. What they want, what they don't, this is the reason why they are successful in the Indian Automobile Market.

I will write more, just waiting for some feedback from all of you.


Revo Remapping 5 years ago

Excellent article for an excellent car.

The Swift for power, torque and responsiveness is better than the Ritz. Thumbs up every time.

I enjoy reading your hubs


abhilash 5 years ago

if cost of the car is not the problem then go for swift, but if it is a consideration then go for ritz it has many more facilities when compared to swift with the same price


gaurav sachdev 5 years ago

we also have ritz ldi and we are happy thanks mr. soni for being with ritz.


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thank you so much Revo Remapping, Abhilash, and Gaurav Sachdev for your comments and feedback on both the cars.


Prabhath Kumar 5 years ago

I recently purchased a Ritz Vxi and I am fully satisfied with the overall performance of the vehicle. But I dont want to make any adverse comments on Swift, since it depends on the preferance and outlook of each person. The best way to select between Ritz and Swift is to test drive both, have a self analyses of the features and facilities and book the one which more appeals to ur choice. There is no meaning in simply following the opinion of a third person alone. self satisfaction worth much. anyhow I fully agree with the general view that Ritz is the trend now and its disputed rear has nothing to do with its performance. I feel very comfortable with the vehicle both in highways and in cities.


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soni2006 5 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Hello Mr. Prabhath Kumar, thanks for your brief review of both cars.


Neeraj Kumar 5 years ago

Hi Soni,

I am in dilemma to buy a premium hatchback in this category. I am confused between Polo Highline,Polo Comfortline, Swift VXi, Ritz VXi.

I feel ABS is must in cars and Polo appeals to me particularly 1.6 litre petrol. Usage is going to be 500 km per month or lesser.

Can you suggest something? I need to quick delivery also in Dehradun.


Nitin R. K. 5 years ago

The Maruti Swift seems more spacious than the Maruti Ritz, from the look of the cars. I wonder if either of them car be fitted with removeable roof-top racks for the occasional trips to the airport... the DZire compact sedan isn't too pretty and the SX4 seems overpriced, seeing its similarity with the DZire when considering the diesels.


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saumil 5 years ago from Mumbai

That was pretty good comparison


rahul 5 years ago

in my opinion i will go for the ritz. i like ritz than the swift.ritz is better in performance , steering, comfort and mileage. also maintenance is less than swift. i am sure about what i am saying because i am a service advisor in a maruti dealer. i handle minimum 3 each of these vehicles daily.


arun 077 5 years ago

i'm really confuse. swift & ritz r good cars which one i buy in sporty look i like swift and ritz is not at sporty look in mileage ritz is gud. it have less price in swift. which car i choose plz rlp me.............


arun 5 years ago

plz rpl my question


sachin 585 5 years ago

swift is good man take it and enjoy and drive and feel d power of swift


dhilip 5 years ago

ritz is good


abhishek 5 years ago

hi soni,

pls tell me ritz genus vdi is now available.


Renga 5 years ago

I am six feet three . I want a car from Maruthi Suzuki. Budget 5 to 6 lacs. pl suggest.


swetha 5 years ago

before reading this article.. we thought of buying ritz,but now shifted to swift...

thank you for a clean review


Ashu 5 years ago

Please suggest me a Petrol car under 5 lakh either from Maruti or Hyundai. Is Ritz is better option than Swift? Please also make a resale value comparison between the two


Harpinder Singh jyoti 5 years ago

hello friends, I bought maruti suzuki Ritz diesel about 2 months ago. Both ritz n swift are good for the upper middle class family persons. but compairing ritz and swift according to me ritz is far better than swift. Better looks, more spacious, more momentum, heavier than swift, The look of ritz is much much better than swift. the interior dash board of ritz is very very nice and i love it. the intererior dash board of swift is dull and boaring. the water fall look of ritz interior makes it far better than swift. Those who are planning to get ritz or swift...... i will definitely suggest them to bye RITZ ONLY RITZ. hay friends its amazing car, try and u will feel. thanks for reading...........


rajendra 5 years ago

yes ritz is a cool car..........


honey 5 years ago

which is godd diesl car... swift or ritz


Roger 5 years ago

From my point of view both are nice cars but more i will prefer is the Maruti Swift. It has given a better performance and has gained a lot market then the Maruti Ritz's car.

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hamid 5 years ago

ritz is nothing when compared to swift ............people are liking ritz bcoz it is newly launched


Madhu shetty 5 years ago

Intially I booked Swift and after reading this discussion and talking with many of my friends and moreover I personally liked RITZ. So I changed the car to RITZ VDI.

I am 100% sure that I made the right decision to go for Ritz VDI and will be cming next week.


Manoj 5 years ago

I have test driven both Ritz and Swift. Both are good in terms of performance. In terms of space, Ritz is slightly better. In every other aspect, Swift is much much better. Take a test drive before any of you buy. I have booked Swift now. Only problem is the waiting period :-(


Prasanth Nambiar 5 years ago

I own a Ritz Zxi for last 1.5 year... initially i booked for a swift... but once wen i tested the ritz it pulled me back... its great style with the alloy wheel... and big tyres... now i'm extremely satisfied with my white ritz zxi...


arun 5 years ago

2011 swift is awesome... am waiting for my vehicle which i booked almost three months back... waiting period is the only problem with swift... hey guy have you people heard abt the braking issues in swift??? i heard that it is failing in high speeds... lemme knw if anyone ever experienced anything like that...


Sudhir 5 years ago

Dear friend I am buying a car so which car should I prefer?? My budget is less than 15,00,000.But it should be diesel .


shabeer ok kerala malappuram pandikkad 5 years ago

ritz is better than swift because ritz interior is more staylish than swift also more space but exterior is more stylish is old swift but new swift is very borish desingn


Joy 5 years ago

Hi guys..

MS swift is horrific car, i have ever seen. i do have MS Ritz VDI & i feel that car is awesome. i have seen punto, indica, polo, figo, i10,i20 and more but i took risk n purchased MS ritz VDI....its a top class car which i would suggest you all to buy.....:)


reva 5 years ago

i was confused between ritz and swift, my collegues and this page have helped me to choose swift.


Amey 4 years ago

I think kizashi is grt .. I drive it... Its awosome


harry81 4 years ago

i'm really confuse. Swift Lxi & Ritz Lxi r good cars which one i buy. I like swift and ritz both but can u explain which one best mileage,performance & low maintance. which car i choose plz rlp me & my daily drive is almost 100km in delhi city.


althaf 4 years ago

really good ithink maruthi ritz


Vijay 4 years ago

I drove both Ritz and Swift Diesel Versions - Ritz does not have pickup in 3rd gear and compared to swift ritz is kid - If you like high speed, comfort drive for swift - If you look for 1 km extra mile irrespective of style then go for ritz -


shifaz 4 years ago

maruti suzuki RITZ is better than swift...bcoz it is more comfortable ,stylish,spacious etc......and gettng a mileage of 22km/l diesel......


rahul 4 years ago

Ritz is a European Designed car, much heavier than Swift, around 1150 kgs for ddis version. I regularly get 22 km/lit on highways and 16 in Bangalore city. more spacious compared to swift. Good vehicle till 130 km/hr speed and with family this is the maximum speed we can travel.Only thing i changed is upgraded my tires to Michelin 185/70 r14 xm1+, ride quality has increased 30%. Ritz is a practical family hatchback


Sam 4 years ago

ritz is good but new swift is batter then ritz the bad thing is only that u have 2 wait if u r going to buy swift.


Ravikumar 4 years ago

Soni,

i am planning to buy a car , I have choose Figo,Ritz, swift.Pls suggest which one is better....


amk 4 years ago

Ravikumar: I own a Ritz, ground clearance is very high and hence no problem on potholes, is peppy because of the high pickup at the low range, hence easy to drive in the city. It is easy to get in and get out of the car, this is an advantage if you have elderly people in your family.

Based on my experience on test drive, Figo's ground clearance will be a problem if you have lot of speed brakes and big-potholes in your area. Also, getting in and getting out will not be as easy as Ritz. Otherwise Figo is good, but I hear the petrol version's mileage is bad. Many people I know own diesel versions and they are very happy with the car.

I can't comment on Swift, I have never driven one.


amk 4 years ago

Ravikumar: Every car has its own advantages and disadvantages, you will need to choose based on your requirement and judgement. My advice to you is: take multiple test drives of each of these cars along with your family, also sit in the front passenger and rear seats and let some-one else drive. Then list down + and - points, also do some research on the internet, there are so many resources available, try to read test drive and reviews and ownership reports. And then the decision will be pretty easy. All the best and congrats in advance.


dilip 4 years ago

maruti dealer in our area jamshedpur is giving many offers on Ritz...like 20000 cash discount + free add. accessories but not a singke penny on swift....what does it mean do they want to sell more ritz over swift..??/


krishna kishore naik 4 years ago

hi friends, let me tell u the truth, i am a car geek, before i bought ritz VDI, i went through all the models and prices for a month, and i shortlisted swift and ritz, and in my mind i shortlisted swift and went to book to showroom, but when i reached there and test drove both the cars, swift is nowhere near ritz, ritz is the ultimate creation man, so i booked ritz, ritz has some unique qualities like more space, the driving steering is the best in hatch backs, the leg room, the head room, the interiors, low noise, the stability in drive, the mileage, when i sit in ritz its very very comfortable....the best drivers seat i never saw.....it has the tachymeter right in front of u, i am like obsessed with this thing, swift may initially is temptive with wrong notion of its looks, its very agrophobic in swift, no space at all....and i like the future look of ritz, its a european style, and best seller in europe(splash)...and i like its back a lot. at last........the best family invention from maruti series...so ritz family rocks...


Dr.abhijeet 4 years ago

Thanx man, very nice article for confused people for buying Rits VS swift. i like swift TD than Rits Test....

Swift rocks


binoy 4 years ago

swift is somany like 800, so by ritz ,thats rare


Mayur 4 years ago

Does anyone has any knowledge on the newer / face lift version of Ritz? I finalized Ritz at the moment, but I am not very sure - if I need to wait for couple of more months to get so called - more fitter version of Ritz.


ramu 4 years ago

please sugest me which one is the best swift vxi,ritz vxi,my average car running 3000 km per year


Vipin 4 years ago

ritz is more better than swift


lakyjeeva 4 years ago

Want to sell my Ritz VDI if any one interested please contact 9886444222


patel kalpesh 3 years ago

Ritz car is better than swift. its drives is very comfortable to ritz


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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for the comparison Kalpesh Patel.


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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks for all your comments friends


sas 3 years ago

Hello every body One sincere advice If u'r tall go for ritz and if u'r of medium height go for swift.


lee 2 years ago

Frankly go for brand that has good service... I've had a bad experience with maruti... Swift is awesome... Heard Toyata has good service after sale...


Amol 2 years ago

This dassure I book ritz White.


samar 20 months ago

Swift is better than Ritz because it is very stylish and comfortable because I have used the both


sukhvinder 19 months ago

Ritz is the best car its look very smart but swift is not good very ugly and back portion of swift ver........y ugly

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