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Renault Triber vs Maruti Suzuki Swift: Which one to pick?

CARDEKHO
Published Aug 31, 2019, 3:19 pm IST
Updated Aug 31, 2019, 3:20 pm IST
Despite packing seating for seven and a decent list of features, the Renault Triber comes in the firing range of the Maruti Suzuki Swift.
Renault has launched the Triber in India with prices starting from Rs 4.95 lakh to Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom India).
 Renault has launched the Triber in India with prices starting from Rs 4.95 lakh to Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom India).

Renault has launched the Triber in India with prices starting from Rs 4.95 lakh to Rs 6.49 lakh (ex-showroom India). It might be a seven-seater that measures under four metre in length, but that puts it bang in the middle of the popular Maruti Swift’s pricing. So which one should you buy? We compare similarly priced variants of the two to find the answer.

Renault Triber

 

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Seating option: Available as a 7-seater, the Triber has a removable third row as well as a sliding and reclining second row, giving it a versatile cabin with multiple seating options.

Seating option: The Swift has a conventional 5-seat setup.

Storage capacity: The Triber offers 84 litres of boot space with all rows up but can offer upto 625 litres with the third row removed. 

Storage capacity: The Swift offers 268 litres of boot space which can be further increased by folding the second row, which gets 60:40 split functionality. However, it still doesn’t come close to the Triber’s boot capacity.

Engine options: The Triber is a petrol-only offering with a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder option. 

Engine options: The Swift gets multiple powerplants, including a more powerful petrol (1.2-litre) and a diesel (1.3-litre) engine. 

Transmission options: It is available with a 5-speed manual while an optional AMT is slated to arrive early next year

Transmission options: The Swift gets a 5-speed manual as standard but you can also opt for an AMT with both the petrol as well as diesel engine.

Renault Triber Variants Explained: Which One To Buy?

Dimensions

Measurement (mm)

Renault Triber

Maruti Swift

Difference

Length

3990

3840

150 (Triber bigger)

Width

1739

1735

4 (Triber bigger)

Height

1643 (w/o roof rails)

1530

113 (Triber bigger)

Wheelbase

2636

2450

186 (Triber bigger)

Boot Space

84 litres (all seats up), 625 litres (3rd row folded up)

268 litres

357 (Triber bigger)

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Engines

 

Renault Triber

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Engine

1.0-litre, 3-cylinder petrol

1.2-litre, 4-cylinder

Transmission

5MT/ AMT (Launch later)

5MT/AMT

Power

72PS

83PS

Torque

96Nm

113Nm

Claimed Efficiency

20kmpl/20.5kmpl

21.21kmpl

Emission Compliancy 

BS4

BS6

  • The Renault Triber’s engine is not only smaller but also offers less power and torque than the Swift. How that translates in the city and out on the highway will only be known when we compare the two in real-world test conditions. 

  • Both cars get a 5-speed manual as standard but Maruti already offers the Swift with an AMT while the Triber will get one at a later stage, possibly at the 2020 Auto Expo. 

  • The Triber gets a BS4-compliant petrol engine for now. Expect the engine to be upgraded to meet BS6 norms when the AMT is introduced. The Swift’s petrol motor already complies with BS6 norms. 

Renault Triber Launched; Prices Start At Rs 4.95 LakhMaruti Suzuki Swift

Renault Triber* 

Maruti Swift*

RXE: Rs 4.95 lakh

LXI: Rs 5.14 lakh

RXL: Rs 5.49 lakh

 

RXT: Rs 5.99 lakh 

VXI: Rs 6.14 lakh 

 

VXI AMT: Rs 6.61 lakh

RXZ: Rs 6.49 lakh

ZXI: Rs 6.73 lakh 

 

ZXI AMT: Rs 7.20 lakh

 

ZXI+: Rs 7.53 lakh

 

ZXI+ AMT: Rs 7.97 lakh

*(Ex-showroom Delhi)

For a fair comparison, we are only going to compare variants that are priced within Rs 50,000 of each other. Since the Triber is a petrol-manual offering for now, we will only pit it against Swift petrol-manual.

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Prices of comparable variants:  

RXE: Rs 4.95 lakh

LXI: Rs 5.14 lakh

RXT: Rs 5.99 lakh

VXI: Rs 6.14 lakh

RXZ: Rs 6.49 lakh

ZXI: Rs 6.73 lakh

Variants Comparison

Renault Triber RXE vs Maruti Swift LXI

Renault Triber

Rs 4.95 lakh

Maruti Swift 

Rs 5.14 lakh

Difference

Rs 19,000 (Swift expensive)

Common Features: Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, high-speed alert system, driver seatbelt with pretensioner and load limiter and front seatbelt reminder, engine immobilizer, body-coloured bumpers, 14-inch steel wheels, manual AC, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, fabric seat upholstery, front power windows and electric boot lid release 

What Triber gets over Swift: Projector headlamps, 12V power socket, sliding and reclining second row as well as a removable third row.

What Swift gets over Triber: Pretensioner and load limiter for the passenger seatbelt, adjustable front headrests, ISOFIX child seat anchors, LED tail lamps and a roof antenna.

Verdict

With its lower price tag, additional features and seating for two more passengers, the Triber offers better value than the Swift. However, if you are looking for a car with ISOFIX child seat anchors, then the Swift is your only option between the two. Moreover, the Swift also packs seatbelt pretensioner and load limiter for the passenger seatbelt, which is surprisingly missing in the Triber. 

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Renault Triber RXT vs Maruti Swift VXI  

Renault Triber

Rs 5.99 lakh

Maruti Swift 

Rs 6.14 lakh

Difference

Rs 15,000 (Swift expensive)

Common Features: Speed-sensitive door locks, day/night IRVM, full wheel covers, electrically-adjustable ORVMs, impact-sensing auto-unlock, remote keyless entry, body-coloured ORVMs with indicators, bumpers and outside door handles, all four power windows, passenger-side vanity mirror, front seat back pocket for passenger side, assist grips for all seating rows, audio system with Bluetooth. 

What Triber gets over Swift: Separate AC with blower controls for the second and third row, tilt-adjustable steering, cooled glovebox and storage in the central tunnel, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, front seat back pocket on driver side, digital instrument cluster, 12V power socket in the second row, drawer under driver seat, sliding and reclining second row, individually foldable and removable third row seats. 

What Swift gets over Triber: Two additional tweeters, front adjustable headrests, steering-mounted controls, height-adjustable driver seat, auto-down driver window and electromagnetic back door opener. 

Verdict

The Triber trumps the Swift again with its value card as it gets more features at a lower price point. However, in terms of safety, the Swift continues to excel with features like ISOFIX child seat anchors and passenger seatbelt pretensioner and load limiter. You would easily be able to get a favourable driving position thanks to height adjustable driver’s seat in the Swift. 

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Renault Triber RXZ vs Maruti Swift ZXI  

Renault Triber

Rs 6.49 lakh

Maruti Swift 

R 6.73 lakh

Difference

Rs 24,000 (Swift expensive)

Common Features: Silver finish for door trims, two tweeters, push button start/stop, auto up/down for driver window, 60:40 split rear seat and rear defogger. 

What Triber gets over Swift: Two side airbags, LED DRLs, driver vanity mirror, rear parking camera, rear wiper and washer.  

What Swift gets over Triber: 15-inch alloy wheels, climate control, adjustable rear headrests, height adjustable driver’s seat and front fog lamps. 

Verdict

The Renault Triber offers better value than the Swift even though it misses out on some vanity features. However, it gets a host of useful features over the latter, including two additional airbags. That said, the Swift gets front fog lamps, ISOFIX child seat mounts, height adjustable driver seat along with pretensioners for the front passenger seat belt, which are missing on the Triber.

Disclaimer: This article has not been edited by Deccan Chronicle and is taken from a syndicated feed. Photos: CarDekho.

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