In all respects it is a much better car....
lets go point to point
XLI _____ Pathetic Breaks, No Security System, No Power Windows, no key less entry, Foamy Seats, Poor Road Grip, No Immobilizer, No Sound Proofing, No Alloy Wheels, Un Branded Cheap local Made Tyre, No Power Mirrors, No ABS, No Fog Lights, in short u end up buying loads of steel and big "manji" with under capacity engine. I used XLI from 2007-11 and found no plus other than nice average on CNG.
City_____ Firstly in my opinion it has a "Istree" type look, tough suspension, Black ill designed interior, I can not compare its drive with swift and then again it lacks all the accessories to be fitted from factory
Times have changes, Just dont go for a car because it is with a boot. I cant recall opening the diggi of my car at-least for the last six months, and that too just to get it cleaned.