Comparison: Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire

By - Yaajyaansh Bhardwaj
May 25, 2023

Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire are two of the most popular compact sedans in India. Both cars are respected in the segment with each having some trait that the other lacks. While the Maruti Dzire is revered for its mileage and economy, the Honda Amaze offers a more premium experience and a smooth engine. We walk through how the two cars stand against each other and compare them on the basis of several parameters such as price, specifications, performance, mileage, design, and safety. We will also look at some of the pros and cons of each car to help you make an informed decision.

Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki Dzire side
ParameterHonda AmazeMaruti Suzuki Dzire
Length (mm)39953995
Width (mm)16951735
Height (mm)14981515
Wheelbase (mm)24702450
Boot Space (L)420378
Ground clearance (mm)170162

Both Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire have similar dimensions in terms of length, but the Dzire is sizably wider and marginally taller than the Amaze, offering more shoulder space for 3 passengers in the rear seat. In contrast, the Amaze has a longer wheelbase and bigger boot space, translating to better legroom and more luggage capacity respectively. Additionally, the Amaze has a higher ground clearance, which can help in tackling rough roads and speed breakers. Both cars have an almost equal amount of space width wise, with the Dzire marginally ahead of the Amaze, but the legroom of the Amaze is better than the Dzire. 

Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Engine and Transmission

ParameterHonda AmazeMaruti Suzuki Dzire
Engine1.2-litre petrol1.2-litre petrol | 1.2-litre petrol+CNG (Petrol/CNG)
Transmission options5-speed Manual/7-speed CVT5-speed Manual/5-speed AMT
Power (Ps)9088.50
Torque (Nm)110113
Mileage (km/l)18.3-18.6 (Petrol)23.2-24.12 (Petrol), 31.12 (CNG)

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is known for its easy going engine with linear performance, while the Honda Amaze’s i-VTEC is known for its punchy outbursts of power, and is a happy revver. Both cars are suitable for long-distance driving as well as urban commuting, but the Amaze is better if you have a heavy foot, despite the fact that the Maruti Suzuki Dzire edges out the Honda Amaze when it comes to torque.

When compared, the Amaze has a smoother automatic transmission than the Dzire. It comes with a smooth and seamless CVT gearbox as opposed to the Dzire’s conventional 5 speed AMT which can be slightly slower. The 5-speed manual gearboxes in both compact sedans are comparable to each other and it comes down to individual preference when choosing between the two. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is more economical than the Honda Amaze, which isn’t surprising considering Maruti’s reputation for mileage. 

Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Features and Comfort

Honda Amaze interior
FeatureHonda AmazeMaruti Suzuki Dzire
Infotainment System7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
Music System4 speakers6 speakers
Climate ControlAutomaticAutomatic
Ventilated SeatsNoNo
Adjustable SteeringTilt onlyTilt only
Drive ModesNoNo
Instrument ClusterAnalog with MID screenAnalog with MID screen
SunroofNoNo
Adjustable Seats (Manual or Electric)Manual for both front seats, driver seat height adjustableManual for both front seats, driver seat height adjustable
Rear AC VentsYesYes
60:40 Rear Seat SplitYesNo
Cruise ControlYesYes

Both Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire offer a decent feature package for their segment. 

In terms of convenience technology offered, both cars have a 7-inch MID and touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, while the Dzire has a better 6-speaker music system compared to the Amaze’s 4-speaker music system. 

The Honda Amaze has a contemporary and spacious cabin. It comes with a dual-tone interior that enhances the overall visual appeal. The dashboard has a simple layout and a clean design. The front and rear seats are comfortable, and there is ample legroom and headroom for passengers. The quality of materials used in the cabin is good, and the fit and finish are above average. Furthermore, the suspension setup in the Amaze is one of the best in segment, and it glides over all the bad roads.

On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire has a well-crafted cabin with more shoulder to shoulder space and extensive storage options. It features a dual-tone interior with a black and beige color scheme. The dashboard layout is simple, and the instrument cluster is easy to read. All seats are cushioned and comfortable, and the quality of materials used in the cabin is reasonable and on par with its price range.

An important thing to notice is that the Honda Amaze has a 60:40 rear seat split feature, while the Maruti Suzuki Dzire does not. Thus, the Amaze has an advantage if you often want to take your car out with a lot of luggage or accommodate long or bulky items.

Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Safety Features

FeatureHonda AmazeMaruti Suzuki Dzire
GNCAP safety ratingsNot TestedNot Tested
Airbags22
ABS with EBDYesYes
ESCNoNo
Traction controlNoNo
Automatic headlampsYesYes
Rain sensing wipersNoNo
Hill hold assistNoNo
Hill descent controlNoNo
Rear sensorsYesYes
Rear parking cameraYesYes
ISOFIX child seat anchor pointsYesYes
ADASNoNo

While the Honda Amaze and Maruti Dzire have not been tested in the GNCAP safety tests, both manufacturers have invested into building strong yet lightweight chassis to provide a protective shell for the occupants. Maruti’s Heartect platform and Honda’s ACE platform underpin the respective compact sedans, but without a crash test, any claims on safety will be inaccurate. 

Both cars come with a decent set of standard safety features including the likes of dual airbags, EBD with brake assist, reverse park sensors, key-left warning lamp, and ESP. The Amaze additionally gets a rear parking camera as standard. Adjustable day night IRVM, rear defogger, front fog lamps, and a rear parking camera are features that are only available in higher spec trims of the Dzire.

Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Price Comparison

VariantHonda AmazeMaruti Suzuki Dzire
BaseE – Rs. 6.89 lakhLXI – Rs. 6.44 lakh
MidS – Rs. 7.64 lakh – Rs. 8.57 lakhVXI – Rs. 7.58 lakh – Rs. 7.92 lakh
Upper midV – Rs. 8.34 lakhZXI – Rs. 8.38 lakh – Rs. 9.60 lakh
TopVX – Rs. 8.98 lakh – Rs.9.60 lakhZXI Plus – Rs. 8.76 lakh – Rs. 9.31 lakh

Both the Honda Amaze and Maruti Suzuki Dzire have four variants, namely E, S, V and VX in the former, and LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+ in the latter. The Amaze is slightly more expensive than the Dzire by about 20,000-50,000 INR depending on the trim in both fuel types.

Both cars offer automatic transmission options in their mid to top variants. The Amaze has an advanced, reliable, smooth and relatively faster CVT gearbox, while the Dzire has a conventional 5-speed AMT gearbox, which justifies the Amaze’s premium over the Dzire in the automatic variants.

Summary

Both cars are compact sedans with similar dimensions, engines, transmissions, and features with their own strengths and weaknesses. While the Honda Amaze has a spacious cabin, a large boot space, a higher ground clearance, a CVT gearbox with paddle shifters, and a better NCAP rating, it does cost slightly more than the Maruti Dzire and has a lower fuel efficiency.

On the other hand, the Maruti Dzire has a CNG engine option, a 5-speed AMT gearbox, LED projector headlamps, and a lower price. Moreover, it has a higher fuel efficiency than Honda Amaze but it costs a lower NCAP rating.

Overall, both cars are good options for buyers looking for a compact sedan with good performance, features and comfort. However, Honda Amaze may have an edge over Maruti Dzire in terms of safety, and diesel performance, while Maruti Dzire may have an edge over Honda Amaze in terms of economy, and convenience features. In the end, it all boils down to personal preferences. 

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