In the previous financial year, Maruti Dzire turned out to be three times more popular than the Honda Amaze, which has been its strongest rival since last generation
Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze are two of the best compact sedans currently on sale in the country. These cars are also the best-selling products from their respective manufacturers. The Dzire dons a bubbly silhouette, which is full of curves. The Amaze takes up a different approach altogether with straight and sharper lines. However, it is the Dzire that looks bigger, though both of them measure under 4m in length. Also, it is the Dzire that sells more in comparison to the Amaze. In FY 2019-2020, Maruti sold a total of 1.79 lakh units of the Dzire, whereas Honda could manage to sell 57,471 copies of the Amaze in the same period. Clearly, Dzire’s sales figure is 3 times more than that of the Amaze, which showcases how popular it is.
Maruti Dzire’s spacious interior and clever pricing is what helps it sell in such huge numbers. Also, the widespread service network of Maruti is another aspect that works in Dzire's favour. It starts at a price tag of Rs. 5.89 lakh, whereas the entry-level Amaze is priced at Rs. 6.09 lakh. The Global NCAP safety rating is one aspect where the Dzire fails miserably. The India-made Swift scored a two-star rating at the G-NCAP, which is the hatchback sibling of the Dzire. The Amaze, on the other hand, was rated 4 stars at the G-NCAP testbed.
In the BS-6 era, Maruti Dzire misses out on a diesel engine.
Honda Amaze comes with a torquey diesel engine but it feels noisier at places.
In the last financial year, Maruti Dzire was offered with 2 engine options – 1.2L K-series petrol and a 1.3L diesel. The petrol motor dished out a peak output of 83 PS/113 Nm, while the diesel motor maxed out at 75 PS/190 Nm. However, the Dzire has now received a mid-life update and gets a new 1.2L DualJet petrol engine. It has an increased power output of 90 PS. The torque remains identical at 113 Nm. The Amaze has been on sale with 2 engine options in the last fiscal – 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel. The former belts out 90 PS/ 109 Nm, while the latter puts out 100 PS/200 Nm. In current fiscal, the Amaze has an advantage over the Dzire in terms of a diesel engine availability.