The compact sedan segment is one of the most popular segments in the country. This segment is mainly known to be an upgrade over the hatchback segments. These cars provide added practicality and comfort to the car. Two of the most popular cars in this segment are the Maruti Dzire and the Honda Amaze with the Dzire leading the sales chart. We put these two cars together and find out which is better.

Engine

Maruti Swift Dzire

The Maruti Dzire comes with a 1.2 litre VVT petrol engine. This produces 89 bhp and 113nm of torque. The Amaze also comes with a 1.2 litre petrol producing 89bhp and 110 nm of torque. But, when you go to compare both the engines, the Dzire’s engine comes out on top. It just feels quicker and more responsive in the car. While in the Amaze, the car feels a bit underpowered. But, the Amaze gets the-all important option of a diesel engine. It is a 1.5 litre producing 99 bhp and 200 nm of torque. Now this engine is more powerful than the Dzire’s. Both cars come mated to either a five-speed manual. The Dzire gets the optional AGS gearbox which is more like an AMT one. While the Amaze gets the option of a CVT gearbox which is superior to the one seen on the Dzire.

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Features

Both cars get a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and navigation, automatic climate control, keyless go, electrically-adjustable ORVMs, ABS with EBD and Isofix seats. The Maruti Dzire additionally gets LED DRLs, projector headlamps and rear ac vents. The Amaze additionally gets cruise control and paddle shifters.

Pricing and comfort

Honda Amaze

The pricing of the Maruti Dzire is Rs 5.89 – 8.80 lakhs while the Amaze is Rs 6.18 – 9.95 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Dzire also gives a fuel efficiency of 23.26 in manual or 24.12 in AGS form, but the Amaze in its diesel avatar gives 24.7 km/l. The petrol Amaze gives 18.6 km/l. The Maruti Dzire gets better seats while the Amaze has better cabin space. The Amaze also gets a bigger boot space which is 420 litres as compared to the Dzire’s 378 litres. Although, the maintenance costs and costs of spare parts will be lesser on the Dzire.

Verdict

Both cars are good in their own respect. The Amaze does edge out in certain areas and it also has the option of a diesel engine. Both cars also get competition from the Hyundai Aura.

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