Honda Amaze VS Toyota Etios– Detailed Comparison


Yes you heard that right it is the beginning of a new era. Honda Amaze has brought in a new era along with it. An era where every brand will now offer best featured and hi-tech sedans at competitive prices. It is a beginning because Indian market will be viewing any such scenario for the first time. This article hereby presents a close scrutiny of Honda Amaze with one of its close competitors Toyota Etios. Toyota chose the most right timing for introducing its Etios and Etios Liva series just a month before the launch of Honda Amaze. And if you see closely it has given its sedan all the features in close sync with Honda Amaze, Etios especially in all aspects stands as a firm rival with Honda Amaze. Lets get started with an expert comparison of Honda Amaze VS Toyota Etios.

Honda Amaze VS Toyota Etios


The exterior design that Honda has bestowed Amaze with is based on Brio and represents the signature mark of the Japanese car maker. The front design of the sedan is no doubt very appealing and the finishing given to the front bonnet and fender prove the fact that Amaze hasn’t been designed as a sporty vehicle. The twin slat chrome plated grille gives the car a mature appearance as compared to Toyota Etios. The exteriors appearance of the car no doubt gives it a perfect look of a compact sedan that lacks in several contemporary models in the same segment.
Toyota Etios on the other hand bears quite unique and elegant designing.

Honda Amaze Exteriors

In comparison to Amaze it looks a bit plain but the appeal doesn’t lacks in any manner. The systematic use of chrome over its grille and other parts looks quite pleasing. The rear portion is unique and the tail lights and rest of the features have been designed neatly. Toyota has really built it well along with all standard features.
But when both the vehicles are compared Honda Amaze gets an edge over Toyota Etios.

Toyota Etios Exteriors


The interior front of Honda Amaze has dual interiors along with other standard Honda features. The center console has been given a smart touch and features an air conditioner, music system, and other controls. The powerful steering has mounted audio controls. The driver seat is height adjustable and the best thing about this sedan is that despite being a sub four meter vehicle its front as well as rear seats offer plenty of legroom and head room. The seats have been carved well and provide a firm and comfortable back support to passengers. And despite offering so much space on seaters’ part the boot doesn’t look compromised at all. Honda has presented Amaze with a boot space of 400 liters that caters your space needs in the most optimized manner.

Honda Amaze Interiors

Toyota Etios, on the contrary, has given all latest hi-tech features to its entry level sedan. The interiors have been given a dual shade in red and black color. The cabin spacious and offer comfortable seats. Other included features are power windows, electronically powered steering with mounted audio controls, glove box, DVD/MP3 player, height adjustable driver seat, and a MID in instrument panel. In terms of boot space Toyota Etios earns more points than Honda Amaze by providing a space of 595 liters.
So in terms of interiors both sedans earn equal points.

Etios Diesel Interiors

Engine and Performance

Honda Amaze is being offered in both diesel as well as petrol version. And same is the case with Toyota Etios. The diesel version of Honda Amaze bears a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder, iDTEC, DOHC power mill. This engine displaces 1498 cc of fuel and churns our power of 100 PS at 3600 RPM. The torque of this engine stands at 200 NM for 1750 RPM. The diesel version of Etios, on the other hand, is a 1364 cc, 8V, SOHC, four cylinder power mill that produces power worth 68 PS at 3800 RPM. This engine carries a capability to produce torque worth 170 Nm at 1800 – 2400 RPM.

The petrol version of Honda Amaze bears a 1.2 Liter SOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that displaces 1198 cc. The power generated by this engine equals to 88 PS at 6000 RPM against a torque of 109 Nm at 4500 RPM. The petrol version of Toyota Etios bears a 2NR-FE, 4 Cylinder 16V, DOHC petrol engine that can smoke out power worth 90 PS at 5600 RPM against a peak torque of 132 Nm at 3000 RPM. This engine has been equipped with a dual camshaft and four valves on each cylinder that promise maximum power and torque. So here again in terms of power Honda Amaze and Toyota Etios stand neck to neck.

Comfort, Ride, and Handling

Honda Amaze brings along with a good handling package. It has been presented with a pretty efficient braking system that is complete co-ordination with Indian roads and provide complete control over the car during emergency braking and slippery roads. The suspension system provided to the car has also been designed for Indian roads and absorbs all bumps and shocks on rough and uneven paths. The steering of the car is quite light in weight which maker car maneuvering an easy task. Other included features that make ride smooth and safe are EBD, fog lamps, keyless entry, central locking, ABS, and engine immobilizer. The high-end version of the car has been bestowed with SRS airbags pair for front seats.

The suspension setup of Toyota Etios is well tuned and promises excellent handling and driving convenience. The car drive proves very well that the systems of the car have been customized to suit Indian road conditions. The passenger comfort is maintained all the times during the rides as the suspension system has been tuned well to absorb all shocks and bumps during the ride. Other included safety features are EBD, ABS, traction control, door ajar warning, , driver seat belt, engine immobilizer, and keyless entry.
In this aspect too both the sedans score equal points.


Honda Amaze at present is being called as the most fuel efficient car of India. The diesel version of Honda Amaze delivers a mileage of 25.8 KMPL while the petrol version of this car delivers mileage of 18 KMPL of mileage. The Toyota Etios petrol version delivers a mileage 17.6 KMPL while the diesel version gives a mileage of 20 KMPL. Clearly, Honda Amaze is a clear winner.

Value For Money

The most amazing and dominating feature that Honda has given to Amaze is its price. This is one point where this car earns all scores from all its competitors including Toyota Etios. The petrol version as well as the diesel version of Honda Amaze has been priced at the lowest staring prices that any sedan in India ever had. The petrol version prices have been quoted in the range of Rs.4.99 – Rs.7.50 which includes six different Amaze variants. There are four diesel variants of Amaze that are at present available in market in the price range of Rs.5.99 lakhs to Rs.7.60 lakhs.

Toyota Etios on the other hand stands a bit behind Honda Amaze in this sense. The price range for the petrol version of Toyota Etios has been quoted in the range of Rs.5.45 lakhs – Rs.7.08 lakhs and this range includes five different variants of Toyota Etios. The diesel version price range on the other hand is Rs.6.70 lakhs – Rs.8.15 lakhs. 5 variants of diesel version of Toyota Etios are included in this version.

Verdict – Honda Amaze VS Toyota Etios

Honda has won over the market being the most fuel efficient and cheapest sedan in Indian market. The finishing and other features of the car have also been given an A-class refining. Toyota Etios on the other hand is a piece of art in itself. Toyota has given it best features but in terms of price and mileage it will have to work in order to come in level with Honda Amaze.

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  1. Amaze has a noisy engine, even when it is ideal, you can hear that irritating noise in the cabin, hold up the steering you can feel vibration on your hand, on the other hand etios is a better option as it is comfortable, no noise or vibration.

  2. In terms of style & Mileage, I will give more marks to Honda Amaze & In terms of pricing I will give more marks to Etios. Thanks for this great comparision.

  3. I want to know about the maintainance cost of both the cars .plzz if anyone can tell me which car is better in terms of maintainance.

  4. I have worst ever experience.of Etios Liva and lost confidence in Japanese cars… multiple problems and i still feel that they sell car for expreiments and then improve…

  5. An excellent article; however, an important aspect of maintainability/maintenance cost has been left out (also commented upon by sangam bhatewara). Can anyone throw light on that ?

  6. I think etios is better than Amaze bcoz it has more sitting space and high engine 200 NM for 1750 RPM as you said above

  7. I feel that the Toyota Etios is better in terms of lower maintenance costs, the salesman at a Toyota dealership told me that the oils in the car needs to be changed only after it runs for 1,60,000 kms but the same has to be done for the Honda Brio the saem needs to be done earlier. The warranty on the Etios is for 1 Lakh Km, whereas the Honda Brio has a warranty of only till 40,000 km. The Etios gets a proven diesel engine, Honda’s engine is new and may not be as reliable in the long run.

  8. Hi, well compared. I am also worried about the maintenance costs of these cars. I was planning to buy Etios(G) but I am confused because I do not know which car would be more beneficial in the longer run. Please help.

  9. Hello Gautami,

    What are your priorities? We will only be able to help you if you tell us what your requirements are.

    Associate Editor | Car Blog India

  10. require sedan mostly for local driving
    should i go for amaze-petrol or etios-petrol car……..and why

    which is better to drive if there is rain water clogging on roads

  11. Hi,
    I am confused in these two cars. Please help me that whether should I go for honda amaze smt
    or toyota etios vd. Price is not the issue. I am interested in good looks and features. But future maintenance cost is also my concern.
    Please guide me with this.

  12. Dear,

    After taking test ride of all sedan i am confused should i go for petrol or diesel. out of all sedan i have selected Toyota Etios but confusion is still between petrol or diesel.

    My yearly running is between 20,000 to 25,000 km approx. In diesel i am worried about noise that diesel engine makes after 2-3 years.

    Can any body guide me with logical explanation.

  13. I would say Etios is best in terms of service and maintenance costs compared to Honda Amaze. The service cost is hardly around 3.5k for Etios whereas for Honda it is around 7k. Also aluminum block engine in Amaze is a cause of worry with respect to long run and reliability.

  14. Nice copare. I. Tearm of these all issue i am comfortable with etios. Cause it gives all safety features from the basic to high end versions. Like AIR BAGS CRUMPLE ZONE COLISION BODY . AND ALL. It it very safe car for indian traffics & roads. Etios has a no cabin noise. No stearing vibration. Ground clear is more than amaze. Length is more than amaze. Width height an cabin space is also more than amaze. Maintance cost is Negligible than amaze. Long term car. Value for money. Etios is the best option.

  15. I will not comment on Etios much though I have driven it but by the experience of buying Honda Amaze VX petrol, I am not going to recommend Honda to anyone. The reasons are as follows:
    1. Even at a lesser cost than Amaze all other car manufacturers (including Tata for their Zest) give much superior features. Compare it yourself with Toyota Etios, Hyundai Xcent, Hyundai Elite i20 or even Swift Dzire. Even in the topmost model of Amaze you don’t get automatic weather control AC. You have to always remember to open the side mirrors. The audio is just plain vanilla and imagine it doesn’t even have a mute button forget Bluetooth. The dashboard is so dated that you feel the Wagon-R, Santros to be much superior. They don’t even bother to give two trip meters. No gear indicator, no temperature indicator and the window switches don’t glow in the dark and many more ….
    2. The build quality is very poor. The plastics are flimsy. They don’t give a pre-fitted rear parking sensor and camera and if you buy one as accessory, the rear view vibrates all through your drive.
    3. Press on the outer body and at various places it would give you a feel that as if you are touching plastic and not metal. Even your microwave’s body would appear stronger.
    4. Even the paint is not fungus proof so when exposed to sun and rain it might start corroding.
    5. The armrest given in the rear seat requires support from the seat itself. So the cupholders in it are useless as the arm rest is never horizontal.
    6. To top it all there is one of the most costliest servicing component which comes to you in a very unfriendly way. Just check the servicing centres and the quality of servicing done to the cars being serviced there before you at all like to go and buy a Honda even after reading all the above.
    7 Go check for yourself all what I have mentioned above(I have not covered everything!). And don’t get fooled by their claims of the mileage. Amaze petrol gives below 10 kmpl in Delhi.

  16. From last two years using etios petrol car(sedan) but problem with thinking about to buy new car. but confused between honda amaze diesel and etios diesel. though there was problem of milege with etios, their service was too good. no excessive maintenance cost. so i would like to purchase a car which will fuel efficient , with less maintenance cost. then what should i amaze, etios petrol or anything else…my budget is around 8- 9 lacs

  17. I checked and drove both Honda amaze diesel and etios cross VD diesel and I had no hesitation in buying Toyota cross diesel due to its ruggedness awesome engine power and lowest maintenance costs more ever the mileage on highways while on full load and AC was appx 21kmpl and clockod a top speed of 160kmph. More ever at top speed I could hardly feel much engine noise and vibration. So go for Toyota if you want value for money .

  18. I have been driving etios diesel for last 3 yrs and it’s amazing car.
    The mileage is 20kmpl in city and 25kmpl in highway. The cabin noise compared to all other diesel is lowest. I
    Also the suspension is so good that it’s smooth on bumps. Also the pick ups and braking are so good that u feel ultimate control on the car

    My friend has amaze diesel and the cabin noise is so so much that u feel that the engine is kept next to you. I I often asj him whether any problem in the car and he replies that it’s the normal noise since he bought the car.
    Etios is no doubt the best choice

  19. Go in for the Etios diesel, a proven product
    I have personally spoken to more than hundreds of etios diesel customers..yet to meet one with a negative sway..


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