Which Maruti Swift Variant Should I Buy - Compared Swift VXI or VDI
Usage and requirement are the two factors in deciding which Swift variant you should buy, VXI or VDI, I mean petrol or diesel. Both are great cars for daily driving of 50 to 60 km but if fuel bills are of a concern to you, then go ahead for Swift VDI and you will also get the advantage of turbo in this engine. Swift diesel engine is from Fiat and it has won several awards like Best International Diesel Engine Award.
Even Tata is using the same engine in Indica and Indigo and both cars have performed well in the past years. If you drive 50 to 60 km/day, then definitely buy a car with VDI because petrol cannot take much strain and is not suited for long drives and constant use.
Compared Swift VXI or VDI - Buy Performance Wise and Advantage
Now you will think that “how true petrol engine cannot take as much strain as a diesel engine?” It is as simple as why long distance vehicles such as trucks, buses, SUV'S, and other heavy load carrying vehicles are made only of diesel engine, not petrol just because the torque of a diesel engine is much higher than a petrol engine that too at very low engine speeds. A small four cylinder diesel engine can very easily produce pulling power that is produced by a six-cylinder petrol engine.
That’s why I am suggesting VDI also considering if your usage is 50 to 60 km per day since diesel engines give better mileage than petrol engines and it is much cheaper than petrol.
Which Car You Will Buy - Swift VXI or VDI?See results without voting
Compared Swift VXI or VDI - Which one Runs Faster
Torque is important for acceleration but equally important is the RPM at which it is being generated. The test figures will tell you which is a faster car. It is the petrol. But the diesel gives a perception of being faster. The reason is high amount of torque at lower engine RPM as compared to the petrol. But then it peaks at 2000 RPM and falls steadily. Moreover you cannot rev the diesel above 5000 RPM. In petrol, you still have 1500 RPM to go before redlining, so a petrol car can better utilize that additional rev range by gearing. Also, the acceleration of the car depends largely on the torque delivered to the wheels at particular speeds. If you do a speed wise break down, you will see that the petrol Swift will have more torque at the wheels majority of times as compared to a diesel swift because you will have to shift to a higher gear in a diesel much earlier than in the petrol.
But in actual driving conditions, the diesel does give the perception of being a faster car because of higher amount of torques available at lower RPMS, especially in the third gear, you don’t have much torque available in petrol at say 30 kilometers per hour, but the diesel has loads of it since it would have just started to climb to the torque peak. Hence a diesel would zoom ahead at that stage. For a petrol car to keep up, it will have to down shift to second gear. That takes time and in traffic by the time you make up its time to slow down. That’s why we say a diesel car is much more drivable than a petrol car.
But yes speed wise, at least I would say that it makes much more sense to go for a diesel variant because most of the time it would be ahead of the petrol variant, except for an all out drag race where it will be the petrol that will come trumps.
Compared Swift VXI or VDI - Conclusion
At last, the conclusion is that both Maruti Swift variants, VXI and VDI, petrol and diesel respectively are made by the company taking into consideration the requirements and usage of its users, so if you want to rev up in city go for the Swift VXI petrol variant and if want to drive for some long distance keeping in mind less fuel usage, then go for the Swift VDI model. Best of luck to you and others how are looking forward to buy new Maruti Swift.
Read more car comparisons and reviews by me and others
- Maruti Swift versus Hyundai I-20 5 lacks segment cars
Hi friends, You people might have heard a lot of hoo-haa going on in the motoring press about Hyundai I20 these days. Recently, I had the opportunity to drive one for an extended session. LOOKS...
- Best Priced Car - Is Maruti Ritz a serious blow to Hyundai i10?
I test drive Maruti Ritz in a Maruti showroom in Delhi yesterday and here is my review on that. Ritz versus i10 Maruti Ritz is a very cool and nice car but, I do not feel that Maruti Ritz has given a...
- Best Priced Cars below 4 lakh - New Alto vs Spark
Ownership I own a November 2003 model Maruti Alto and my cousin brother has a Chevrolet Spark. Alto's advantage is fuel economy and ownership experience. As I am an Alto owner, please do not think that I...
- A nice Fiat Linea with smooth engine in 7 lakhs INR
Hey friend. I am also looking to buy a new car in the same budget and I had some questions a few days back about some different types of car models and makes. So I visited the showrooms of Hyundai, Ford, and...
- Car Cleaning Tips - How to clean your car and save money?
Hi car lovers, I drive my car 80 to 90 kilometers per day and clean it daily with a feather stick daily and with shampoo and wax polish on a twice-weekly basis. Here are some tips on how to clean your...
- Confused - Fabia or Fusion or Swift or Getz...? - Team-BHP
hi all, I registered in this forum explicitly to get answer to this question... (to know about me please refer here ). coming to the point: I own a black 2003 Indica DLS that I am ready to sell and
More by this Author
Are you afraid of driving a standard transmission car? If yes then read this article that I have written especially for beginners who want to kick start driving a standard transmission car. I have provided step by step...
Recently, a friend of mine asked me that I have been driving Maruti Alto Lxi since last four years now and I want to sell my old car. I would like buy a new car in the budget of 3.5 lacs and my father is really...
Common questions about gear application on the Royal Enfield 350cc Standard Bike.