Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze Comparison: Compact Sedan Face-off

by Harish Kumar | 30/12/2019
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Hyundai Aura is the latest competitor to Honda Amaze. Wondering which car is better? Here's our Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze comparison that covers everything about these two sedans such as prices, dimensions, design, specifications, etc.

1. Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze: An Introduction

Hyundai has recently introduced its latest sub-four-metre sedan to the Indian market, namely the Hyundai Aura. Technically, the Hyundai Aura is the next generation of the Xcent in India but still, it will be sold alongside the later model for a little while. By creating quite a bang during the course of its premiere, the all-new Hyundai Aura is expected to become a highly-competitive vehicle in the compact sedan segment.

Along with Hyundai, Honda is also a highly respected auto brand in our country. That is to say, the sales game of the Japanese company is getting higher than ever, courtesy of the arrival of the stylish compact sedan Amaze. Honda Amaze is now in its second-gen avatar, and is a definite improvement over its predecessor. Now, people are starting to wonder if the upcoming Hyundai Aura could steal the limelight of the Honda Amaze in the competition of the sedan segment. To know more about what the new Aura has to offer compared with the Honda Amaze, we put the Hyundai Aura and Honda Amaze in a detailed comparison. Let's check it out!

2. Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze Dimensions: Which Is Bigger?

There’s not much difference in terms of dimensions of the Hyundai Aura and Honda Amaze as these cars are all slotted under the sub-four-metre sedan segment. To know how the new Aura measures up to the Amaze, check out the dimensions of the Aura vs Amaze in the table below:

 Dimensions  Hyundai Aura  Honda Amaze
 Length  3995 mm  3995 mm
 Width  1680 mm  1695 mm
 Height  1520 mm  1501 mm
 Wheelbase  2450 mm  2470 mm
 Ground Clearance  -  165 mm
 Kerb Weight  -  905 - 1040 kg

As things stand, the Honda Amaze and Hyundai Aura share the same overall length of 3,995 mm. The upcoming Hyundai car is slightly higher than the Amaze counterpart by 19 mm while it is narrower by 15 mm compared to the Japanese offering. With the wheelbase of 2,450 mm, the Hyundai Aura is 20 mm shorter than its rival which measures 2,470 mm in the wheelbase. Since the Aura measures quite similar to the Honda Amaze, there isn't a huge difference in interior space that these sedans offer. To be more specific, the Hyundai Aura measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,680 mm in width, 1,520 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm.

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3. Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze Design: Which Is Better Looking?

Exterior Comparison

For most of the exterior, the all-new Hyundai Aura features a styling design that reminds us about the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. However, from C-pillar onwards, the Aura sedan deviates itself from the hatchback with a well-sculpted boot and a revised rear-end. It gets a sophisticated front bumper that represents a bold look thanks to the premium satin trapezoidal grille flanked by the twin boomerang-shaped DRLs, sharp projector headlamps and angular fog lamps housings.

2019 hyundai aura exterior front angle

The rear profile of the car features C-shaped wraparound tail lamps with LED inserts and blacked-out garnish along with sculpted rear bumper. The license plate is placed on the rear bumper that should be a typical styling trait on most new Hyundai sedans, e.g the Hyundai Elantra facelift. The extended glasshouse area on the side profile of the Aura is something that we mostly see in the premium SUVs. It also comes with a set of 15-inch sporty diamond-cut alloy wheels (for the top-spec variants only) that add a bit of flair to the premium quotient of the model.

honda amaze front three quarter left side

Compared with the Hyundai Aura, the Honda Amaze goes in a different styling strategy. While the bonnet of the Aura car makes it a bit chunky and hatch-ish, the Honda Amaze gets a flat bonnet featuring some slight crease lines, lending the Amaze an elegant styling. Honda cars have never been dull on their look and the same goes for the Amaze. The signature “Solid Wing” front face of the Amaze boasts of a thick-chrome grille and sleek headlamps up front, a little reminiscent of the luxury BMW i8. The rectangular fog lamps housings of the Amaze gives it a gentler visual effect compared to the aggressive angular units of the Aura.

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Over the sides, the Honda Amaze comes with strong character lines running across the length of the vehicle, all the ways from the headlamps to the tail lamps. A longer hood with traditional beltline, well-proportioned greenhouse and push-backed A-pillar makes the Amaze a proper sedan. Elegance at the front is mixed well with sportiness at the rear of the Amaze thanks to the presence of subtle decklid spoiler, C-shaped taillights and creases on the bumper. Overall, while Hyundai seems to put too much focus on the aggression and lack a bit of elegance in the Aura’s exterior package, the Honda Amaze delivers a posh and elegant styling without compromising on the sportiness.

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Interior Comparison

2020 Hyundai Aura interior dashboard

Hyundai borrows the interior design from the Nios hatchback, save for a little black and brown sputtering on the dashboard. The subcompact sedan by Hyundai offers with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a digital MID in the instrument cluster, wireless charging among others.

2018 honda amaze dashboard layout

As for the Amaze, the new-gen Honda sedan packs a dual-tone beige-black dashboard and piano black trim that look premium right at first glance. The dashboard layout is quite conventional, with a floating Digipad 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system at the centre. The system is compatible with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite navigation as well as Mirror Link support. There’s a range of physical buttons placed under the display while the central AC vents are placed atop it. Interestingly, the Amaze still misses out on rear AC vents but offers power outlet instead.

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4. Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze Engine Specifications: Which Is Better In Terms Of Performance?

As far as the engines go, the forthcoming Hyundai Aura looks more enticing with three engine and two gearboxes under the bonnet. Meanwhile, the Honda Amaze makes do with only two engine options – one petrol and one diesel engine.

 Specs  Hyundai Aura Honda Amaze
 Engine Type  1.2-litre Petrol  1.0-litre Turbo-Petrol   1.2-litre Turbo-Diesel  1.2-litre i-VTEC  1.5-litre i-DTEC
 No. of cylinders  4  4  4  4  4
 Power  83 PS  100 PS  75 PS  90 PS  80 PS  100 PS
 Torque  114 Nm  172 Nm  190 Nm  110 Nm  160 Nm 200 Nm
 Transmission  5-speed MT/ AMT  5-speed MT  5-speed MT/AMT  5-speed MT/ CVT  5-speed MT  CVT
 Drivetrain  FWD    FWD 
 Emissions  standards  BSVI  BSVI  BSVI  BSIV  BSIV

The Hyundai Aura is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged gasoline motor that can churn out 83 PS/ 114 Nm and 100 PS/172 Nm of torque, respectively. In comparison with the petrol-powered Amaze, the car makes use of a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine tuned to make 90 PS of power and 110 PS of torque. Do note that the Hyundai Aura’s 1.2-litre petrol will be specced with a factory-fitted CNG kit later.

2018 honda amaze rear three quarters

As for the diesel engines, the 1.5-litre engine of Honda seems to outdo the Hyundai. The Amaze’s diesel mill is capable of making two different states of tune: 80 PS/160 Nm (for the manual version) and 100 PS/ 200 Nm (for the automatic variants). Hyundai Aura, on the other hands, makes do with 75 PS of power and 190 Nm of torque from the 1.2-litre turbocharged diesel engine option.

hyundai aura rear angle

It is worth noting that the Honda Amaze is still complying with the BSIV emission norms while the Aura is said to join the BSVI era at launch. However, Honda also confirmed its plan to upgrade the Amaze sedan to the BSVI compliance sooner rather than later ahead of the April 2020 deadline.

5. Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze Price: Which Is Cheaper?

Currently, Honda Amaze is on sale with the price starting from Rs 5.93 Lakh and going up to Rs 9.79 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). As for the Hyundai Aura, it has been priced between Rs 5.79 lakh and Rs. 9.22 lakh (ex-showroom, estimated).

Prices   Hyundai Aura Honda Amaze 
 Ex-showroom Price (Delhi)  Rs 5.79 – 9.23 Lakh  Rs 5.93 – 9.79 Lakh
 On-road Price (Delhi)  NA  Rs 6.51 – 11.07 Lakh

6. Hyundai Aura: Other Competitors

Barring the Honda Amaze, Hyundai Aura also faces fierce rivalry from some models like Maruti Dzire, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire, and Volkswagen Ameo once it goes on sale in the Indian auto space.

Other Competitors

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 Volkswagen Ameo

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 Maruti Dzire

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 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

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Like the Aura, the Honda Amaze stacks up against the rivals such as Maruti Dzire, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor, VW Ameo, and the Hyundai Xcent.

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8. Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze Verdict: Which Model Is Worth Buying?

Hyundai Aura brings plenty of things to the table, such as a radical styling, premium cabin, potent engine options. As such, the Hyundai sedan gets an edge over its rival in the competition. The Honda Amaze is the most cost-effective Honda cars on offer in India at present, although it is a little more expensive. Honda has excelled in keeping the pricing right for the Amaze, posing a major challenge for its rivals. Its CVT option also gives the sedan a huge edge over the Aura which is only available with a slower (compared to CVT) automated manual transmission. With a striking appearance, segment-first diesel-CVT configuration, high level of refinement, good driving comfort and dynamics along with decent fuel efficiency, the Amaze comes off as a better deal. We leave our judgement there and let our dear readers decide which car will make it worth their while.

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