The sub 4-meter sedan segment is heating up in India and with the launch of 2018 Honda Amaze, there are so many options present in this category for consumers. Today will help you decide which car is best suited for you in this segment.
Before we start, we should clarify that in this analysis we will only be comparing s petrolvariants with manual transmission and cars with similar onroad pricing (approximately). The carswhich are considering in this comparison are Honda Amaze VX MT Petrol trim which is priced at Rs 8.51 Lakh, Maruti Suzuki Dzire ZXI Plus at Rs 8.94 Lakh and the Hyundai Xcent SX Petrol (O) which is tagged for Rs 8.55 Lakh.
Engine Specifications and Fuel Efficiency
All the three sedans are powered by the 1.2-liter, 4-cylinder engine among which the Amaze offers a 1198cc displacement machine while the Dzire and Xcent feature a 1197cc displacement. Now in terms of energy produced, the Honda Amaze definitely climbs up the podium with additional 5 bhp of maximum power at 87 bhp, while the other two in the list have 82 bhp of power. However, when it comes to pick up, the Xcent defeats all with its 114 Nm of peak torque, followed by Dzire at 113 Nm and at the last is the Amaze with 109 Nm of revolution.
Further, in terms of fuel efficiency, the Honda Amaze claims to deliver a mileage of 19 kmpl, while the Maruti Suzuki claims it Dzire to run 22 kmpl and Hyundai Xcent 20.14 kmpl. With these numbers, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is said to be the most fuel economical sedan among the competitors.
In terms of dimensions all the three cars measures the length of 3955 mm, while talking about the width, Dzire wins the race with 1735mm. The Amaze is 40 mm narrower than the Maruti at 1695 mm and Xcent is 35 mm tighter than the Honda with 1660 mm.
Further, on the basis of Height, the Amaze is shortest among all and has the longest wheelbase, which helps the brand to achieve more boot space (420-litre) than the Dzire (378-litre) and Xcent (407-litre), which only gets 407-litre and 378-litre respectively. Other than this, Honda has managed to deliver the ground clearance of 1700 mm, to save the sedan’s base from taller speed breakers.
Starting with the safety, Honda, Maruti and the Hyundai are all equipped with the basic features likes Airbags, Passenger Airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Engine Immobilizer and Central locking. However, Amaze and Dzire gets the additional upgrade of Electronic Brakeforce Distribution system, while Maruti Suzuki gets Brake Assistant and Automatic Projector Headlamps.
Under the comfort section, the sedans come with the Automatic Climate Control AC system, Heater, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Rear parking sensors with cameras, Push Start Stop Button, Keyless Entry, Infotainment system with CD/DVD Player, Speakers, Radio, USB and Bluetooth Support and GPS Navigation. The Honda Amaze comes with the additional Cruise Control feature.
The 2018 Honda Amaze is the recently launched model and so is the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, while the Hyundai Xcent runs on the outdated design, which surely needs a facelift. Further, the Honda comes with the additional Cruise Control feature which acts as a helping hand in long highway rides and with larger boot space, the car surely gets some extra points in its portfolio. On the other hand, the Dzire offers a better torque, mileage, Brake Assistant and Automatic Projector Headlamps, but it cost more than the 2018 Honda Amaze.