Many individuals in India have high expectations when it comes to finding the best car within a 10 lakh budget. For the budget segment, Hatchbacks continue to maintain significant popularity in the market. In case someone is looking for the best hatchback under 10 lakhs then keep reading this post. We delved into details in our on-paper comparison of the Citroen C3 and the Maruti Swift to give a better analysis.
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Citroen C3 v Maruti Swift: Best variants under 10-lakhs
For those seeking a hatchback under 10 lakhs, the Citroen C3’s Shine variant is an option at an on-road price of under Rs 9.99 lakhs in Gurugram. Conversely, the Swift’s ZXI Plus variant comes in at Rs 9.87 lakhs (on-road, Gurugram).
Citroen C3 v Maruti Swift: Best variant for the style-conscious Buyers
Personal preferences play a pivotal role when it comes to a car’s exterior aesthetics. The Swift’s ZXI Plus variant boasts projector headlamps that catch the eye, and both hatchbacks offer striking diamond-cut alloy wheels. Comparing them purely on looks, both cars excel in their own style. Therefore, the choice ultimately boils down to your personal style preferences.
|Criteria||Citroen C3||Maruti Swift|
|Length||3981 mm||3845 mm|
|Width||1733 mm||1735 mm|
|Height||1586 mm||1530 mm|
|Wheelbase||2540 mm||2450 mm|
|Ground Clearance||180 mm||163 mm|
Interior of both the Cars
In terms of design and practicality, Swift’s interior earns our preference. The Swift offers user-friendly power window switches, sparing you the hassle of hunting for them. The quality of interior plastics is superior in the Swift. However, the Citroen C3 shines with its generous 10-inch touchscreen, dwarfing the Swift’s 7-inch counterpart.
The Swift takes the lead in features, offering keyless entry and automatic climate control, which the Citroen C3 lacks. On the flip side, Citroen grants the Shine variant access to connected car technology, a feature absent in the Swift. Those who prioritize style and specific features may lean toward the Swift.
|Features||Citroen C3||Maruti Swift|
|Connected car tech||Yes||No|
|Reverse parking Sensors||Yes||Yes|
|Reverse Parking Camera||Yes||Yes|
|keyless Entry||Remote||Smart keyless entry|
Safety of the Cars in the Market
The Swift faced a setback in safety, earning a 1-star rating in a Global NCAP crash test using the latest protocols. This fact makes it a questionable choice in its segment. As for the Indian version of the Citroen C3, it awaits a crash test, leaving its safety rating uncertain. Both cars come with dual airbags and ABS as standard features. For safety-conscious buyers in India, we will not advise you to purchase any of the cars.
|Safety||Citroen C3||Maruti Swift|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Hold Control||Yes||No|
Best Variant for the Performance Conscious Buyers
In the performance department, the Swift boasts a 1.2-liter, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine, while the Citroen C3 packs a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged engine. If power is your priority, the Citroen C3 emerges as the stronger contender. However, when it comes to refinement, the Swift takes the lead. Some cabin noise may intrude on the Citroen C3 after revving the engine at higher speeds. On the road, the Citroen C3 offers an exceptional ride quality.
|Specs||Citroen C3||Maruti Swift|
|Engine Type||1.2-liter Turbo engine||1.2-liter NA engine|
|No. of cylinders||3||4|
|Power||109 BHP||89 BHP|
|Torque||190 Nm||113 Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed MT||5-speed MT|
While we can’t speak for the Swift’s ride quality, the Citroen C3 excels in navigating rough roads. Those in pursuit of power should favor the Citroen C3, whereas the Swift promises a more relaxed driving experience.