Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Honda Amaze: Which is the better compact sedan?

by Vivaan Khatri | 13/08/2018
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Marut Suzuki Dzire and Honda Amaze are the biggest competitors in the segment of compact sedans. Which one will offer a better performance and overall experience? Let's find out the answer with IndianAuto.com.

Compact sedans are among the common options for many car buyers. And when it comes to choosing a compact sedan, it is likely that you will have to consider between Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze. In this car compare review, IndianAuto will give you details about these two options so that you can find the right sedans for yourself.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire is the biggest competitor in the segment of compact sedans in India. It has topped on the chart of the best-selling sedan for a really long time, and it is not an overstatement to say that the Dzire is the king of small sedans territory. When comparing to the long-standing and widely-approved Dzire, the Amaze is just a new face. However, within five years after its debut, the Amaze has successfully proved itself to be a serious and potential player. With the recent launch of the second generation, Honda Amaze has made a history for Honda in the Indian market: It has gained the highest monthly sales figure in the Indian market. 

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1. Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Honda Amaze Dimension

First of all, let’s take a look at the overall dimension of these two cars. Dzire and Amaze are quite compatible in size: Both of them have the length of 3995mm. The Dzire is marginally wider and higher than the Amaze. However, the Amaze features a longer wheelbase of 2470 whereas that of the Dzire is 2450. It is also the Amaze who has a larger cargo space and higher ground clearance. In terms of weight, the Dzire is lighter with a lower kerb weight.

Dimension   Maruti Suzuki Dzire  Honda Amaze
 Length  3995mm  3995mm
 Width   1735mm  1695mm
 Height   1515mm  1501mm
 Wheelbase  2450mm  2470mm

2. Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Honda Amaze Exterior

Right from the front profile, Dzire and Amaze apparently shows themselves to pursuit different design style. Whereas the Dzire is a smart and elegant, the Amaze goes for a sportier and bolder appearance. The Amaze generously shows off its curvy line with the chrome-bordering grille, headlights, emphasizing its gracefulness and polish design from every angle. Unlike the curviness of the Dzire, the Amaze has a more angular, rougher front design. The Amaze looks chic with merging boxy headlights and slim grille. The Amaze also uses chrome application on the front but in a more redundant way.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2018 angle look blue colorHonda Amaze 2018 angle look red color

Moving to the side, it is easy to spot the sheer difference in the way Honda and Maruti style the Amaze and Dzire. Dzire cohesively features sleeker and neat alloys whereas the Amaze has a more playful wheels design.

Even being different in styling, Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire both offer a high build quality as well as a paint refinement.

3. Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Honda Amaze Interior

Now, let’s look into the interior space to see which one will give you more comfort and convenience!

Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2018 InteriorHonda Amaze Interior 2018

Despite being wildly deviating in terms of the exterior, when it comes to the interior, the two sedans seem to share many things in common. Notably, they all have the beige and black interior – which gives them a premium feel. Not only having the same color theme, the Amaze and the Dzire also bear similarities in the dashboard design. Both dashboards are sleek and stylish, which might be confusing at the first sights. There are still some differences that tell them apart: Honda Amaze has a black piano insert, adding premiumness for the dash; whereas, on the Dzire, the beige touch is more prominent. Maruti Suzuki Dzire has a flat-bottomed steering wheel with faux wood accent, while the Amaze has a more straightforward steering design. 

About the space, it seems that the Dzire has an advantage with a more spacious room. It also offers rear AC vents which the Amaze doesn’t have. Both of them features central rear armrest, giving more comfort to the passengers.

4. Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Honda Amaze Feature:

Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire are neck to neck in terms of features list. Both offer touchscreen infotainment systems with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity at their top-spec variants. However, this feature will be available in the CVT version of the Amaze. Comparing the touchscreen quality, you can notice that the Dzire’s screen will offer a higher level of sensitivity.

Some features included in both cars are climate control, keyless entry, push start/stop buttons, reverse parking camera and parking sensor. However, the Dzire is slight better equipped with LED DRLs, projector headlamps, and AV vents. But the Amaze has cruise control feature, which is not available on the Dzire.

Additionally, the Amaze and DZire also get an automatic up function for the driver's window. The Dzire though is the only car to get LED projector beams and an auto-on function for its headlights.

Safety features

In terms of safety features, both the Amaze and Dzire are quite well-equipped. Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchor all come as standard for both cars. 

5. Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Honda Amaze Performance:

Maruti Dzire is available with two engine options, 1.3-litre DDiS Diesel (75PS/190Nm) and 1.2-litre VVT Petrol. Honda Amaze offers two engine options, which are a 1.2-litre SOHC I-VTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-litre DOHC I-DTEC diesel motor (100PS/200Nm). Both of them are available with both automatic and manual gearbox.

Maruti Dzire on road front angle look brown color

Maruti Suzuki Dzire offers exciting performance 

Even though the diesel Amaze has a higher power in output, it turns out to be less lively than the Dzire which offers a more responsive and exciting drive. The Dzire is more responsive at the higher speed. 

When it comes to the acceleration, the Amaze is still the better performer. It could run from 0-100kmph in 12.6 seconds, whereas the Dzire takes 13.36 seconds. Honda Amaze also features a high mileage of 21.18kmpl, while the Dzire’s mileage is 19.71kmpl.

Honda Amaze red color on road

Honda Amaze is more mature and relaxed when driving

Overall, the Amaze is tuned for a more exciting and dynamic drive whereas the Amaze feels more mature and relaxed. 

Ride and handling

As the Amaze has a soft suspension setting, it offers a smoother and better ride quality. However, it comes at the expense of reliable handling. On the other hand, the suspension of the Dzire is on the stiffer side, which means that it behaves more stable at high speed and perform more confident cornering. 

The Dzire could handle bumps and potholes quite well, but bigger potholes still send the bouncy feelings to the cabin. 

With braking responsiveness, the Amaze is clearly better. But the Amaze’s steering is heavier, making it harder to squeeze into a tight parking spot.

To make a better decision, read more car compare review from IndiaAuto.com

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