The Honda Amaze has come in a new avatar. The new generation Amaze is a completely new vehicle. It has no resemblance to the earlier model. The amaze is now built on a new platforms. The interiors of the car are also different.  The pricing if the Amaze has pitted it right opposite the Maruti Dzire. Will the new Amaze be able to challenge the Maruti Dzire? Can it beat India’s best selling car? Read further for the Honda Amaze 2018 Vs Maruti Dzire comparison, price, features and specifications.

Honda Amaze 2018  Vs Maruti Dzire Specifications


Honda Amaze 2018

Maruti Dzire

Petrol Engine

1.2-litre i-VTEC

1.2-litre K-Series

Max Power



Max Torque




5-speed MT & CVT

5-speed MT & AMT

Diesel Engine

1.5-litre i-DTEC

1.3-litre MJD 

Max Power



Max Torque




5-speed MT & CVT

5-speed MT & AMT

The Honda Amaze 2018 comes with two engine options. The first one is a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol, with 89bhp of power and 115Nm of torque. The other engine is a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel which comes in two states of tune – 98.6bhp and 200Nm for the manual and 79bhp with 160Nm for automatic. Yes, the Amaze comes with a CVT (automatic) on both petrol and diesel.

The Maruti Dzire also gets two engine options. The petrol is a 1.2-litre K-Series engine that has 82bhp of power and 113Nm of torque. The diesel on the other hand gets a 1.3-litre engine producing 74bhp and 190Nm of torque. Both engines come mated to a 5-speed manual and an AMT.

In terms of performance the Maruti Dzire is better in petrol and the Amaze is slightly better in diesel.

2018 Honda Amaze front 1

Honda Amaze 2018 Vs Maruti Dzire Price Comparison

Honda Amaze 2018

Maruti Dzire

E MT₹ 5.59 lakhsLXi  5.45 lakhs
S MT₹ 6.49 lakhsVXi  6.29 lakhs
S CVT₹ 7.39 lakhsZXi₹ 7.05 lakhs
V MT₹ 7.09 lakhsZXi+₹ 7.94 lakhs
V CVT₹ 7.99 lakhsVXi AGS₹ 6.76 lakhs
VX MT₹ 7.57 lakhsZXi AGS  7.52 lakhs
ZXi+ AGS  8.41 lakhs
E MT₹ 6.69 lakhsLDi₹ 6.45 lakhs
S MT₹ 7.59 lakhsVDi₹ 7.29 lakhs
S CVT ₹ 8.39 lakhsZDi₹ 8.05 lakhs
V MT₹ 8.19 lakhsZDi+₹ 8.94 lakhs
V CVT₹ 8.99 lakhsVDi AGS₹ 7.76 lakhs
VX MT₹ 8.67 lakhsZDi AGS₹ 8.52 lakhs
ZDi+ AGS₹ 9.41 lakhs


The Honda Amaze and Dzire both are offered with an automatic in petrol and diesel . The Amaze does not get an automatic in the top variant, whereas the Maruti Dzire gets it. The price walk of the Dzire is taller than the Amaze as the are more number of total variants.

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New Maruti DZire 2017 frontish

Also read Maruti Dzire Review

Honda Amaze 2018 Vs Maruti Dzire – Mileage

Honda Amaze 201827.4 km/l (MT) & 23.8 km/l (AMT)19 km/l (MT) & 19.5 km/l (CVT)
Maruti Dzire28.4 km/l (MT & AMT)22 km/l (MT) & 20Km/l (AMT)

The new Honda Amaze uses an all-new platform. Due to its lighter weight, it returns good fuel efficiency. The diesel is of course the more fuel efficient of the two and there is hardly any difference in the mileage of the manual and automatic versions in petrol.

The Maruti Dzire is the more fuel efficient one amongst the two. The Dzire is lighter in weight and the engines are tuned for higher fuel efficiency. Though there is not a major difference in the claimed mileage of both cars, in real driving conditions the Dzire offers a better mileage.

2018 Honda Amaze rear

Honda Amaze 2018 Vs Maruti Dzire Dimensions

The Honda Amaze is 3,995mm long, 1,695mm wide and 1,500mm in height .  The wheelbase stands at  2,740mm. The ground clearance is 165mm.

The Dzire is also 3,995mm in length but is wider at 1735mm and taller with 1,515mm of height, The wheelbase is 2450mm, which is lesser than the Amaze. Hence the Amaze offers much better rear knee room. The ground clearance of 163mm, which is close to the Amaze.

The Amaze has a boot space of 420 litres. This is higher than the earlier Amaze. The Dzire has a boot space of 378 litres only.

New Maruti DZire 2017 rear

Honda Amaze 2018 Vs Maruti Dzire Features

The Maruti Dzire gets LED projector headlamps with integrated daytime running lights, rear LED lamps, 15-inch alloys. A touchscreen infotainment system with Navigation and Voice commands is available. It has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, steering mounted controls, push button start, auto headlamps, rear AC vents, automatic climate control, to name a few. The top variants also get leather steering and gear knob and they are also offered in AMT versions

New Maruti DZire 2017 interior


2018 Honda Amaze interior1

Amaze on the other hands fall short of features like projector headlamps. It gets a 7.0-inch Digipad 2.0 touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It has built-in Mapmyindia navigation with live traffic support, HDMI input and also Wi-Fi connectivity. The Amaze also misses out on rear AC vents but in turn it offers cruise control, which is absent in the Dzire. Additionally the petrol automatic in the Amaze gets paddle shifters too. The Amaze does not have a leather steering or gear knob, neither is the CVT offered in the top variants.

New Maruti DZire 2017 front motion


The Honda Amaze and the Swift Dzire both are very attractive cars. They are also priced similarly. The Honda feel swell built and has a better ride quality amongst the two. In terms of space too, the Amaze wins. However, when it comes to sheer performance and total number of features, the Dzire take the cake. So while both cars are equally competitive, the Maruti Dzire does have an edge over the Honda Amaze.



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  • Rear AC vent is a better n useful feature particularly in a hot n humid country like India. Cruise control feature is rarely used in a country like India.