Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift DZire are currently the two best selling mid-size sedans in the Indian auto-market. Maruti Swift DZire is the senior player in the market and enjoys its supremacy in terms of brand value and customer satisfaction. One the other hand, the newly launched Amaze has very well challenged its senior rival in terms of style, features and efficiency. Buyers have respect for both these entry level sedans but when it comes to purchase there is a lot of confusion. Let us simplify this puzzle of purchase and compare these two sedans on various fronts.
The specifications has been prepared by comparing Honda Amaze VX O iDTEC with the Maruti Swift Dzire ZDi and Honda Amaze AT i-Vtec with Maruti Suzuki Sift DZire VXi AT.
Honda Amaze Vs Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire (Design and Exteriors)
Honda Amaze is built on the Brio platform and gets the same style and charm. Sportiness is visible throughout its profile as its front grille and bumper is redesigned to distinct it from the Brio. The auto-giant has been successful to give it the aerodynamic construction that allows it to secure more marks in terms of designing compared to the DZire. From the sides, it gets impressive muscular creases and attractive alloy wheels to give it a bold image. The rear also looks elegant with the stylish tail lamp cluster and chrome lining on boot lid.
Compared to the previous generations, the new DZire is characterized to look sporty. The black grille, the body coloured bumper, extended headlights and fog lamps give it a very unique stance at the front. At the sides, it gets ORVMs with turn indicators, 15in alloy wheels and body coloured door handles, while at the rear it gets the regular tail lamps and sober boot. Overall, it looks very neat and tough, but it certainly misses the sportiness that the Amaze carries.
Honda Amaze Vs Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire (Interiors and Features)
When you step inside Honda Amaze there is dual tone environment to please the eyes in beige and black. The dashboard gets premium quality plastics and carries nothing nonsense. Moreover, the seats get premium cushioning and offer plenty of space to accommodate five adults. The AC works fairly well inside this car and the instrument panel comes with the standard feature operations which is not at all complicated.
Maruti Swift DZire comes with the black interiors. Space inside the cabin is reasonably good and five people can sit inside comfortably. Additionally, the instrument cluster is very much improved in the new Swift DZire and shows details of mileage, distance time, outside temperature, trip meter reading etc. The cooling from the powerful AC keeps the cabin climate very soothing and Music system with USB + AUX-IN does a fine job to satisfy the entertainment urge.
Honda Amaze Vs Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire (Engine and Transmission)
The Amaze sedan is offered in both petrol and diesel trims that have high performance and deliver reasonable fuel efficiency. Its 1.2litre i-VTEC petrol engine delivers 88PS power at 6000rpm and 109Nm peak torque at 4500rpm, while the 1.5litre i-DTEC diesel engine of this car churns maximum power of 100PS at 3600rpm and maximum torque of 200Nm at 1750rpm.
Like the Amaze sedan, the DZire also comes in both petrol and diesel engine options. Its 1.2L K-Series petrol engine churns peak power of 87bhp at 6200rpm and 114Nm at 4000rpm, while the 1.3L DOHC Multi-jet diesel engine produces maximum power of 75bhp at 4000rpm and maximum torque of 190Nm at 2000rpm.
Honda Amaze Vs Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire (Safety features and Mileage)
The Amaze is blessed with one of the best comfort, convenience and safety features in its segment. Its top-end trims comes blessed with some exceptional features like boot space of 400L, keyless entry, AC, power steering, power windows, rear centre arm-rest with cup-holders, dual front airbags, ABS, engine immobilizer etc.
Contrarily, the DZire also gets plenty of exciting features to attract the enthusiasts like AC with climate control, steering mounted audio controls, power steering, power windows, alloy wheels, music system with USB+AUX-IN support, ABS with EBD, brake assist, front dual airbags, engine drag control system etc.
In terms of fuel efficiency the Amaze is quite economical. Its petrol mill delivers mileage of 18kmpl, while its diesel engine gives mileage of 25.8kmpl. (Mileage as per ARAI test results). Contrarily, the DZire’s petrol engine delivers fuel economy of 17.4kmpl while its diesel engine delivers mileage of 23.4kmpl. (Mileage as per ARAI test results).
Both Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire are offered with great interiors and advanced features but when it comes to buying a car with higher brand value, low maintenance and more features, the DZire is the first choice of the buyers. As far as the looks are concerned, the Amaze is one of the finest cars in this segment to go with. Moreover, the inside of Amaze is quite impressive and so are its features.
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