Maruti has launched the new 2017 Dzire. In its latest avatar, India’s most popular sedan looks much better, boasts a longer list of features and is more spacious too. But what about its rivals? We’ve always liked the Ford Aspire and we think its one of the best compact sedans out there. So, how does the new Dzire compare with the Aspire? Let’s find out in our new 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire comparison here. Also See- 2017 Maruti Dzire Test Drive Review
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Price Comparison
|2017 Maruti Dzire||Ford Aspire|
|Ex-showroom Price||Rs 5.45 Lakh to Rs 9.41 Lakh||Rs. 5.45-8.29 lakh|
With the launch of the new generation model, the Dzire’s top end variants have gotten pricier. Top of the line Dzire petrol ZXi+ costs Rs. 7.94 lakh while the diesel ZDi+ trim costs Rs. 8.94 lakh. In comparison, the Figo Aspire Titanium+ petrol costs Rs. 6.89 lakh while Titanium+ diesel costs Rs. 7.99 lakh. That is a difference of almost a lakh! However, bear in the mind the new Dzire has more features.
|LXi||Rs. 5.45 lakh||Ambiente ABS||Rs. 5.57 lakh|
|VXi||Rs. 6.29 lakh||Trend||Rs. 5.90 lakh|
|ZXi||Rs. 7.05 lakh||Titanium||Rs. 6.17 lakh|
|ZXi+||Rs. 7.94 lakh||Titanium (O)||Rs. 6.41 lakh|
|VXi AMT||Rs. 6.76 lakh||Titanium S||Rs. 6.51 lakh|
|ZXi AMT||Rs. 7.52 lakh||Titanium Plus||Rs. 6.89 lakh|
|ZXi+ AMT||Rs. 8.41 lakh||Titanium 1.5 AT||Rs. 8.29 lakh|
|LDi||Rs. 6.45 lakh||Ambiente ABS||Rs. 6.67 lakh|
|VDi||Rs. 7.29 lakh||Trend||Rs. 7.00 lakh|
|ZDi||Rs. 8.05 lakh||Titanium||Rs. 7.27 lakh|
|ZDi+||Rs. 8.94 lakh||Titanium (O)||Rs. 7.51 lakh|
|VDi AMT||Rs. 7.76 lakh||Titanium S||Rs. 7.61 lakh|
|ZDi AMT||Rs. 8.52 lakh||Titanium Plus||Rs. 7.99 lakh|
|ZDi+ AMT||Rs. 9.41 lakh|
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Specifications Comparison
|New 2017 Maruti Dzire||Ford Aspire|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L Petrol, 1.3 L Diesel||1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Petrol, 1.5 L Diesel|
|Power||83 bhp, 74 bhp||87 bhp/110 bhp, 99 bhp|
|Torque||115 Nm, 190 Nm||112 Nm/136 Nm, 215 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/5-speed AMT, 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT||5-speed manual/6-speed AT, 5-speed manual|
|Mileage(claimed)||22 KMPL, 28.4 KMPL||18.16 KMPL/17 KMPL, 25.83 KMPL|
On paper, the petrol variants of both the cars are almost equally matched. However, the Aspire is also available with a more powerful 1.5 L petrol that comes with a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Ford’s 1.5 L diesel powering the Aspire is better than the Fiat sourced 1.3 L diesel that powers the Dzire in terms of power and torque. It is also much better in terms of performance. While both petrol and diesel versions of the Dzire get an optional 5-speed AMT, Ford offers the Aspire only with a petrol automatic option.
Ford also offers the Aspire in a new sporty S trim. It features bigger wheels and a slightly stiffer suspension along with a lower ride height. Enthusiasts will prefer the Aspire over the Dzire.
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Mileage Comparison
|New 2017 Maruti Dzire||Ford Aspire|
|Diesel||28.4 KMPL||25.83 KMPL|
|Petrol||22 KMPL||18.16 KMPL/17 KMPL|
The new 2017 Dzire is lighter than the car it replaces. So, it offers better mileage, which means claimed fuel efficiency figures of the Dzire are better than the Aspire.
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Features Comparison
The new Dzire gets a long list of features. In comparison, the Aspire misses out on kit like a touchscreen infotainment system, LED DRLs, LED Projector headlamps, keyless entry and push button start. However, the top end variants of the Dzire carrying all the aforementioned features will be more expensive than the Aspire’s top end trims. Also, the Aspire is the only car in its segment that offers up to 6 airbags. Ford also offers the Titanium trims of the Aspire with nifty features like Ford Sync, MyKey.
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)||Yes (4)|
|Central Locking||Keyless entry and go||Remote Key|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes||Yes|
|Audio System||7 inch Touchscreen||2 DIN Audio|
|Airbags||2||2 or 6|
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Design Comparison
The new Maruti Dzire sports an all new look. Its front end resembles the upcoming Swift, but Maruti has done enough to set them apart. The overall design is much more proportional than before making the new Dzire look a lot more sedan like. Highlights include a chrome polygonal grille up front, LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 15 inch dual tone alloys and Tail lamps with LED detailing. We really like the way the Ford Aspire has been styled. It is certainly one of the better-looking compact sedans on sale in India right now. The nose is quite easily one of the most attractive bits of the Aspire.
On the inside too, the Dzire bears an all new design. You get a very sporty flat bottom steering wheel along with a centrally mounted 7 inch touchscreen. It is also more spacious now and offer more rear legroom and a bigger boot. The Aspire’s features a smart looking dashboard. While it may not come with a touchscreen yet, Titanium trim gets a very nifty smartphone dock.
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Comparison- Dimensions
|Length||3995 mm||3995 mm|
|Width||1735 mm||1695 mm|
|Height||1515 mm||1525 mm|
|Wheelbase||2450 mm||2491 mm|
|Ground Clearance||163 mm||174 mm|
|Boot Space||378 litres||359 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||37 litres||42 litres|
New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Comparison – Verdict
The Aspire is strong in multiple areas such as ride and handling, design, performance from the diesel. However, the Dzire has always been a very popular product. The new generation is better in almost every aspect.
- Price – While the entry level trims of the Dzire cost almost the same as the Aspire’s, it’s top end trims are costlier thanks to a longer list of features.
- Specifications – Aspire’s 1.5 L diesel much better than the 1.3 L unit the Dzire uses in terms of performance. However, Dzire petrol and diesel both get variants with an automatic transmission. While the only variant with an auto box the Aspire gets comes with a 1.5 L petrol with a 6-speed DCT.
- Features – Maruti Dzire is more feature rich than the Ford Aspire. However, the Aspire does score higher in terms of safety as it comes with 6 airbags.
- Design – The new Dzire certainly looks better than before and looks more upmarket too. Aspire is one of the best looking compact sedans on sale right now.
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