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Ford Figo vs Other Automatic Hatches: Specifications Compared

Ford Figo AT is equipped with a six-speed torque converter. But is that enough to choose it over the Maruti Suzuki Swift AMT and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios AMT?

Ford has revived the Figo automatic variants here in the country. It is the only car in its class that comes with a fully automatic transmission. This, of course, gives it a clear advantage over its competitors from AMT.

But is that enough to choose it over the Maruti Suzuki Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios? That's exactly what we'll be talking about in this detailed comparison on paper specs.

Ford Figo automatic variant launched in India; prices start at Rs 7.75 lakh Ford Figo automatic variant launched in India; prices start at Rs 7.75 lakh

First Things First

 Ford FigoMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10 Nios
Engine1.2-litre petrol1.2-litre petrol1.2-litre petrol
Power (PS)96PS90PS83PS
Torque (Nm)120Nm113Nm114Nm
Transmission6-speed torque converter5-speed AMT5-speed AMT
Claimed Fuel Efficiency16kmpl23.76kmplNA

The 1.2 litre Ford Figo petrol engine develops class-leading figures over its competitors. It's also the only model with a proper six-speed automatic torque converter; The Swift and Grand i10 Nios use an AMT (Automatic Manual Transmission) system.

However, the downside is that the Figo is the least fuel efficient of the lot. With a fuel economy of 16 km/l, the gap between Ford and Maruti is 7.76 km/l, which is significant.

Features On Offer

Ford Figo Interior Ford Figo Interior

 Ford FigoMaruti Suzuki SwiftHyundai Grand i10 Nios
HeadlampsHalogen headlampsProjector LED headlamps with DRLsProjector halogen headlamps with DRLs
LED Tail lampsNoYesNo
Infotainment7-inch touchscreen7-inch touchscreen8-inch touchscreen
Apple CarPlay and Android AutoNoYesYes
Climate ControlYesYesYes
Cruise ControlNoYesNo
Multi-info displayYesYesYes
Keyless Entry with Push button startYesYesYes
Automatic HeadlampsYesYesNo
Automatic WipersYesNoNo
Connected Car TechFord PassOptional (Telematics only)No
Wireless Phone ChargerNoNoYes
Auto dimming IRVMYesNoNo

Features common to all three hatches include a touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, a multi-information display, and keyless entry with the power button.

-The Figo comes with automatic windshield wipers and auto-dimming IRVM, but it doesn't have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

-The Swift is the only model here that has cruise control.

-Grand i10 Nios loses headlights and automatic wipers. However, it does include a wireless phone charger.

Safety Kit

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

 

Ford Figo

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Airbags

6

2

2

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rear parking Sensors

Yes

Yes

Yes

Parking Camera

Yes

Yes

Yes

Electronic Stability Control

Yes

Yes

No

Traction Control

Yes

No

No

All three come with airbags, ABS with EBD, rear sensors, and a parking camera. The Swift and Figo automatic variants also feature electronic stability control.

However, it is Ford that does its best, with traction control and side and curtain airbags. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios does not have electronic stability control or traction control.

Price and Verdict

Maruti Suzuki Swift Maruti Suzuki Swift

 

Ford Figo AT

Maruti Suzuki Swift AMT

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios AMT

Ex-showroom Prices

Rs 7.75 lakh to Rs 8.20 lakh

Rs 7.01 lakh to Rs 8.42 lakh

Rs 6.62 lakh to Rs 7.86 lakh

At this price, the Ford Figo is a great buy, as it includes a more refined automatic transmission. Sure, you'll miss out on some feel-good features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and cruise control. But if we look beyond that, the Figo with its class-leading strong personalities and impressive safety kit is undoubtedly a solid case for itself.
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