Maruti Ignis Ownership Review

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I bought the Maruti Ignis on March 8, 2017 and have been driving it since then in Bangalore. With around 20 days of ownership, it is time to pen down a user review to give an insight of the ownership experience of Maruti’s latest hatchback. So here’s my brief ownership review of my 2017 Maruti Suzuki Ignis Zeta petrol.

Maruti Ignis delivery experience

Things I Love

  • Very easy to maneuver, even in a city like Bangalore which is known for its dense traffic
  • Great legroom. Headroom is also best in class, thanks to its tall boy look
  • Nice luggage space. 60:40 rear split allows superb flexibility
  • Respectable ground clearance. Haven’t scrapped the underbelly even on large speed breakers
  • Superb high-speed stability. The car can stay planted even at speeds of up to 120 km/h

Also Read: Get to know all customization options available with the Maruti Ignis

Things I Don’t Like

  • I personally don’t like the black colour of the alloys. Silver finish would have worked brilliantly to enhance the car’s stance
  • The area behind the rear door, with the Suzuki triad design, sticks out like a sore thumb. Could have been designed better
  • The glovebox is not spacious enough to be practical

Maruti Ignis Zeta delivery image

Why did I buy the Maruti Ignis Zeta?

I was looking for a compact car that is easy to drive in congested cities, especially since I live in Bangalore (now called Bengaluru). Another major requirement was it to be fuel efficient. Who doesn’t like their cars to be economical, especially at a time when fuel prices are soaring high. Since my running isn’t huge and the difference between petrol and diesel is coming down, I decided to go for the petrol Zeta model. Frankly, I didn’t look for any other options in this segment and price bracket. I have always been a Maruti loyalist and have owned 4 products from the automaker since 1988. These include the 800, 1000, Zen and the SX4. Hence, when it came down to the fifth car, it was obviously going to be the Ignis.

Maruti Ignis Zeta front

Maruti Ignis – Ownership Review & User Experience

In the short span of time that I have owned the Maruti Ignis, I have been completely happy from the car. The Ignis petrol gets a 1.2-litre, four cylinder petrol engine that churns out 83 BHP and 115 Nm of torque. This engine is potent enough to offer great driveability and pickup. The car is also very stable on high speeds, up to 120 km/h. The only grouse I have with the car is that Maruti could have offered a few more accessories and features, especially at this price point.

Maruti Ignis Zeta blue side

Mileage – Kitna Deti Hai?

  • City – 9 km/l
  • Highway – 15 km/l

Since my Ignis has done just 200 kilometers yet and is currently in the running-in period, I expect the aforementioned mileage figures to rise, especially after the first and second service.

Also Read: All Maruti Suzuki Ignis colours explained (with images)

7 thoughts on “Maruti Ignis Ownership Review

  • April 14, 2017 at 9:29 PM

    My name is Sandeep Kumar. I have purchased new Ignis Zeta AMT on 03 Mar 2017 from Hisar. This is the best Car for urban and rural areas. It’s milage very good average 19 km/l. All the people who see this car very appreciated. I am very happy with this beautiful car. NONE OF KIND.

    • April 14, 2017 at 9:34 PM

      Hi Sandeep. We are glad that you love your Ignis Zeta AMT. It would be great if you could share your detailed ownership review with us.

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  • July 8, 2017 at 1:12 PM

    I have completed 1 month with Ignis Delta petrol Mt, it’s fantastic and compact, safety features loaded. Average fuel economy is 16kmpl in city. 400kms driven.

  • October 7, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    Ford Figo or Ignis, which is the best of both?

    • October 7, 2017 at 10:23 PM

      If you are looking for a petrol model, go for the Ignis. For the diesel, the Figo is the best hatchback on offer in this price.

  • November 2, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    I want to bay good mileage car with upgrated feature so pls suggest me which is the best in petrol ignis or grand I10 also low maintenance…

    • November 3, 2017 at 3:21 AM

      We would recommend going for the Maruti Ignis as it is more likely to offer lower maintenance costs and better fuel economy. Moreover, the Ignis is a more modern design, as compared to the Grand i10.


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