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Maruti Dzire Vs Ford Aspire: Real World Performance, Mileage Comparison

Published On Feb 07, 2019 07:59 AM By Dhruv for Maruti Dzire

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Ford recently updated the Aspire and gave it a new petrol engine. We tested it and here’s a how it fared against the Dzire petrol

The Ford Aspire recently received a facelift and while there’s a fair share of cosmetic updates that bring it more in line with current trends, it is what has changed underneath the bonnet that we are more interested in for this report. Yes, we are talking about the new 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 96PS. It replaces the older 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that dished out 88PS of maximum power. To find out how well it does in real world conditions, we pitted its manual version against the best-selling car in its segment, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire (petrol-MT).

Performance (as tested)

 

Ford Aspire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

0-100kmph

12.01 seconds

11.88s

Quarter-mile

18.20 seconds @122.33kmph

18.13 seconds @123.50kmph

30-80kmph (3rd gear)

11.47 seconds

10.39 seconds

40-100kmph (4th gear)

21.35 seconds

19.82 seconds

Braking (100-0kmph)

44.76 metres

44.66 metres

Braking (80-0kmph)

28.39 metres

28.15 metres

The Dzire seems to have the upper hand, albeit marginally, as far as the 0-100kmph and quarter mile drag is concerned. The gap is less than a second and it ultimately boils down to the driver’s skill. However, it’s a whole different story when you compare both cars’ roll-on figures. The Dzire is a lot quicker than the Aspire. It’s almost a second quicker than the Aspire in the 30-80kmph run in third gear and almost a couple of seconds quicker in the 40-100kmph run in in fourth gear.

But if you compare their braking performance, the Dzire has a slight edge over the Aspire. However, the gap is not big enough for the Dzire to be crowned the outright winner in this category.

Fuel Efficiency (as tested)

 

Ford Aspire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

City

15.92kmpl

15.85kmpl

Highway

19.52kmpl

20.90kmpl

 

City: Highway

Ford Aspire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

50:50

17.54kmpl

18.03kmpl

75:25

16.69kmpl

16.87kmpl

25:75

18.47kmpl

19.36kmpl

As far as fuel efficiency is concerned, both cars as frugal as the other in the city. However, the Aspire manages to better the Dzire by just .07kmpl during our test. On the highway, the Dzire comes into its own and outclasses the Aspire by more than 1kmpl. If you take into account a mix of city and highway driving, it’s the Dzire that is more frugal. The difference, however, isn’t that big.

Verdict

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire manages to outdo the Ford Aspire as far as performance is concerned. That said, the difference between the two is quite marginal. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Dzire manages to outdo the Aspire on the highway. It is only in the city where the Aspire has a slight advantage over the Dzire. In terms of outright performance as well, both cars are neck-and-neck, but the Dzire again has an advantage when it comes to in-gear acceleration. That makes the Dzire the car of choice as far as the petrol-MT powertrain options of both are concerned.

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kamlesh urankar
May 3, 2019 11:22:54 AM

Yes in your comparison you didn't compared about the safety features at all. In safety manner Tata cars are now a days more safer than any other cars. Also Ground clearance, off road driving all matters out of the city when you goes into village areas. Come up with all these points and share us revised comparison including Tata cars in this segment.

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cardekho
May 4, 2019 7:37:23 AM

Request noted! Stay tuned!

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    manav sharma
    Feb 10, 2019 1:51:33 PM

    You feel more secure in Ford Aspire. Also the ground clearance of Ford Aspire is higher than Dezire. I am driving a 1.2 Ford Aspire 4 cylinder engine option... I hope by removing 1 cylinder the engine sound and vibration has not being impacted though.. .

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    cardekho
    Feb 11, 2019 5:26:51 AM

    Glad to hear your experience! For complete indepth of the car you may check the following link: https://bit.ly/2DxFVgQ

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      niket nayak
      Feb 7, 2019 7:34:06 AM

      Yeah Coz Dzire is way more light weighted compared to Aspire, Talk about safety, Aspire is way more safe with 6 airbags and 45% HSS used in Body shell, Where Dzire has less than 20% HSS in it. Despite of these things Dzire is Under Powered with its Dimensions in Corelation for Example Having bigger boot will not help when you have under powered engine which cannot take load of 5 Seater car with more Lugguage.

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      cardekho
      Feb 7, 2019 12:24:50 PM

      (y)

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