2018 Honda Amaze vs 2018 Maruti Dzire compares the two largest selling compact sedans in India against each other on the basis of a number of parameters which includes prices, features, mileage, specifications and other details.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is currently the largest selling compact sedan in India. However, following it close behind is the Honda Amaze which so far is cracking up pretty good numbers. Both these cars have recently undergone a major generation update. And with this transformation now come with a host of new features and creature comforts. Both promise to offer comfortable cabins along with a stylish exterior profile. In addition to this, they come with a highly refined set of petrol and diesel engines. So, if you are in the market for a comfortable, feature-rich and fuel-efficient compact sedan, which one out of these two should you buy? Here we compare the 2018 Amaze and the 2018 Dzire in this specification based comparison report to see which one of these is the best. Read along.
The all-new Honda Amaze now comes with a completely restyled exterior design. The compact sedan looks a lot mature and premium than the outgoing model. Up-front it gets a facia which resembles quite a lot to the current generation Honda City. The compact sedan gets a thick chrome bar on the grille while the fog-lamp housing is also surrounded by chrome accents. The side profile of this sedan flaunts simple character lines, making the vehicle look clean and premium. The rear of the 2018 iteration of this vehicle is quite busy. It comes with split tail-lamps and an angular boot-lid with a sporty looking spoiler mounted on top of it. Overall the design of this sedan is quite sharp, angular and more towards the sporty side.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire’s design, on the other hand, is more towards the premium side. It flaunts curvaceous aesthetics which are bound to appeal to Indian buyers. The front gets swept-back headlamps with LED DRL, a big hexagonal grille, and an angular bonnet. Furthermore, it also employs a significant use of chrome, giving the car an up-market feel. The curvaceous design continues on the side profile as well with Baleno resembling panels. Unlike the previous generation models of this car’s 2018 model does not look awkward from the rear. The boot blends perfectly with the sloping roofline. The tail-lamps feature LED lamps while the boot-lid gets a chrome strip cross it’s length.
The Honda Amaze gets a completely revised cabin with this 2018 generation update. The dashboard layout is unique to this compact sedan and not borrowed from any other Honda product. The steering wheel is big and chunky and gets piano-black accents. In addition to this, the instrument cluster comes with large dials along with a TFT information display in-between them. Also, the infotainment system is the same Digipad which we saw in the Honda City and the WR-V. The upholstery is beige and black, lending the compact sedan an up-market feel. The rear bench gets a centre arm-rest with cup-holders. However, there are no separate air-con vents for the rear passengers.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire’s interior is an equally nice place to be in. With the 2018 generation update, this sedan offers a flat bottom steering wheel. The instrument cluster accommodates two large dials with a TFT information display borrowed from the Baleno. Furthermore, the infotainment system in this compact sedan is the same Smartplay system which we currently see on the Baleno, Brezza and Ignis. The air-con vents are quite angular. The dashboard flaunts faux-wood inserts, adding a certain premium flair to the compact sedan’s cabin. The upholstery is dual tone with beige and black colour theme. The rear bench gets a centre armrest. An additional feature in this sedan is that it comes with separate air-con vents for the rear-passengers.
The new Honda Amaze is expected to continue offering the same engine line-up with the 2018 update. The petrol derivative will get the i-VTEC petrol engine producing 86.7 BHP along with 109Nm of peak torque. The diesel derivative, on the other hand, will get the i-DTEC motor which is good for 98.6 BHP along with 200 NM of peak torque. Both the engines are going to be paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire’s petrol derivative comes with the tried and tested K Series VVT engine. This motor is capable of producing 82Bhp along with 113NM of peak torque. The oil burner in the 2018 iteration of this compact sedan gets the age-old DDiS unit. This engine produces 74 BHP along with 190 NM of peak torque. Both the engine are available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Unlike the Amaze, this car additionally also gets a 5-speed AMT unit with both configurations.
Currently, the kerb weight of the new Honda Amaze is not known as Honda is yet to reveal the same. However, we can safely assume that the mileage figures of the next-generation model will be close to the current one. Expected mileage of Honda Amaze’s petrol engine is around 17.8 km/l while for the diesel it is around 25.8 km/l.
2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire’s petrol derivative claims a mileage of 22 km/l. While the diesel derivative boasts of a figure of 28.4 km/l. These figures are as stated by the ARAI.
The new Honda Amaze will measure 3995 mm in length, 1695 mm in width and 1498 mm in height. The compact sedan will sport a wheelbase of 2470 mm. It comes with a boot space of 420-litres which is the best in the segment.
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire measures 3995 mm in length, 1735 mm in width and 1515 mm in height. The wheelbase of this compact sedan stands at 2405 mm. It boasts on an increased boot space which currently stands at 378 L.
The new Honda Amaze is quite rich in terms of features. It gets LED daytime running lights, Alloy wheels, LED Tail-lamps and many other on the other side. While the cabin boasts of a dual-tone upholstery, key-less entry and push-button start-stop, among the others.
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire is similarly rich in features. It also gets daytime running lights, alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps on the outside. The additional feature which this sedan gets over the Amaze is the projector headlamps. Its features a touchscreen infotainment system, key-less entry along with push-button start-stop among the other features.
New Honda Amaze’s prices are yet to be announced. Most likely they will remain the same. The base variant is likely to cost INR 5.58 lakh with the top-end variant going close to 9 lakh.
The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire’s base variant currently retails at INR 5.56 lakh with the top of the line version going for 8.56 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.
Choosing between the new Honda Amaze and the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire is really pick one or the other. Both the cars come with an attractive exterior profile along with a smart cabin. These offer considerable levels of luxury for the segment in which they fall. Not only this they are reasonably loaded with features as well. The only factor which can tip the scale in favour of one or the other is the prices. If Honda can price the new Amaze competitively then this sedan will continue to offer and might just win over the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Dzire.