2021 Honda Amaze Vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Which Is Worth Buying?

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2021 Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire
2021 Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Honda has recently launched the 2021 facelift of the Amaze. Now, if you are a buyer looking out for a sedan, you might come across the country’s top-selling car, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire as an option along with the newly launched 2021 Honda Amaze facelift. If that’s the case, here’s a detailed comparison between the two sub-compact sedans.

2021 Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Dimensions Comparison | Who has the better space?

Dimensions 2021 Honda Amaze Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Length (mm) 3,995 3,995
Width (mm) 1,695 1,735
Height (mm) 1,501 1,515
Wheelbase (mm) 2,470 2,450
Boot space (liters) 420 378
Kerb Weight (Kg) 1,068 915

It is clear from the above table that the 2021 Honda Amaze has better legroom as it has got a longer wheelbase. But, Maruti Suzuki Dzire offers you a better shoulder room and headroom as it is wider and taller than the Amaze. The significant advantage that the Amaze comes with is the extra 42 liters of boot space which can come in handy, especially if you are traveling with your family. 

Both the cars can easily seat 5 occupants, although the rear passengers will feel more comfortable in the Dzire. 

Which of the two sedans got the looks?

Who has the better looks?
Who has the better looks?

The new Amaze comes with a tagline, ‘Jeete Hain Shaan Se!’. It surely has the looks that one would like to be in a sedan. The strong characteristics along with the flaunty front fascia looking far better than the Dzire. One can safely say that the Dzire has got simplistic looks but Amaze is a sedan that one can flaunt. With the new iteration, the front, as well as the rear, looks bold. Moreover, there is not much difference in terms of design when we compare the Dzire to the ongoing Maruti Suzuki Swift. Still, the looks are subjective and I would like to hear your thoughts on this. Let us know in the comments section below.

2021 Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Performance Comparison

Specifications 2021 Honda Amaze Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Engine 1.2-litre i-VTEC 1.5-litre i-DTEC K12B 1.2-litre
Power 90ps@6,000rpm 100ps@3,600rpm 89.7ps@6,000rpm
Torque 110Nm@4,800rpm 200Nm@1,750rpm 113Nm@4,400rpm
Transmission 5-speed MT/CVT 5-speed MT/CVT Five-speed MT/AMT
Fuel Efficiency 18.6kmpl 24.7kmpl 24.12kmpl

Honda still offers a diesel option while Maruti Suzuki has ditched them since the dawn of BS6. In the petrol variants, both the cars offer similar performance but the Dzire takes the lead with the mileage known to be one of the best in the country. Honda engines are known for refinement, Maruti Suzuki’s engines aren’t less either. 

You do get a diesel engine option in the Honda Amaze that is much more powerful and produces way more torque than the petrol counterpart. It also offers a better fuel mileage, though still similar to what Dzire offers with the petrol variant. 

The major difference is seen in terms of transmission options. Both the sedans offer 5-speed manual transmission as standard. But, when it comes to automatic ones, the 2021 Honda Amaze offers you a CVT while Dzire has got an AMT. AMT has no flaws at all, especially the ones from Maruti are pretty good. But when compared to CVT, it still lacks a bit behind. 

Which of the two sub-compact sedans offer better features?

Comfort and Convenience Features Comparison
Comfort and Convenience Features Comparison

Both of the sedans offer adequate features when comfort and convenience are concerned. Though you get paddle shifters in 2021 Honda Amaze with the CVT. Maruti Suzuki Dzire offers an idle start-stop feature that lets you get the best mileage of your car. 

Safety features comparison
Safety features comparison

Both of the cars have all the safety features that one might ask for. Maruti Suzuki Dzire takes a step ahead with the ESP and hill hold control which Amaze misses on. Talking about the safety rating, Honda Amaze has scored a 4-star rating at the Global NCAP while Dzire is yet to be tested. As it is based on the Swift, we can expect a similar 2-star rating. 

Verdict | 2021 Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Which compact sedan is worth buying?

Both the carmakers offer a great package in terms of performance and features although Amaze might be a step ahead in terms of overall looks. If you are strictly looking for better fuel economy, you can go for the diesel Amaze or the Dzire. 

The final decision will come down to pricing for many. While the base model for 2021 Honda Amaze petrol starts at a price of ₹6,32,000, you will have to spend ₹5,98,000 for the base variant of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. The automatic Amaze petrol will cost ₹9,05,000. If you wish to go for AMT in Dzire, you will have to spend ₹7,54,000 for the same. You also get the diesel option in Amaze which will cost you ₹8,66,500 for the base variant and ₹11,15,000 for the CVT variant. 2021 Honda Amaze is a costly affair when compared with the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. (All prices ex-showroom)

It looks like the pricing might be the stronghold of Maruti Suzuki Dzire and is still unchallenged by any other car in the segment.

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