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New Honda Amaze 2018 vs Maruti Dzire: Spec Comparison

Modified On May 17, 2018 03:03 PM By Dhruv.A for Honda Amaze

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The Honda Amaze now packs more features and an automatic transmission with both the engines to put up a stronger fight against the Dzire

Honda has launched the new Amaze 2018 in India but it already has its task cut out: taking on the Maruti Dzire, a car that has outsold its competition from day one. The last-generation Amaze couldn’t stand up to the updated Dzire, which not only is more feature-rich but is also available with an automatic transmission with both its diesel and petrol engines. But the new Amaze packs quite a few features in its kitty now and powertrain options are aplenty as well. Let’s check out how both the compact sedans stand against each other in a spec comparison.


Measurements (mm)

New Honda Amaze

Maruti Dzire













Wheel Size

175/65 R15

185/65 R15

Ground Clearance



Boot Space




924kg to 1039kg

860kg to 990kg

With the new Amaze, Honda has shown how well it can manage space. Within the maximum length of 4 metres Honda has not only managed to trump the Dzire on wheelbase measurement (Amaze’s wheelbase is 20mm longer than the Dzire’s and 65mm than the previous Amaze), which should result in more cabin space, but also managed to extract a 420-litre boot, now the biggest in its segment. The boot space is 42 litres more than the Dzire’s! The Amaze has better ground clearance too; however, since it’s shorter than the Dzire, we’re afraid if that would compromise headroom.

The Amaze is narrower than the Dzire by a whole 40mm and it’ll be interesting to see which of these two sedans can seat 3 passengers in the rear in more comfort when we do a detailed comparison story. The Amaze is not much heavier than the Dzire, with the top variant being only 50kg heavier - those who blame Maruti for light weight and compromised build, please note. Also Read: 2018 Honda Amaze: First Drive Review



New Honda Amaze

Maruti Dzire











5-speed MT/CVT

5-speed MT/AMT

Fuel Tank

35 Litres

37 Litres

Fuel efficiency

19.5 kmpl/ 19 kmpl


Both the sedans pack a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder motor but, on paper, it is the Amaze that surges ahead with an additional power output of 7PS. The Dzire, on the other hand, has the upper hand with an additional 3Nm of torque. Both the vehicles receive an auto gearbox but the Amaze gets a more sophisticated CVT in comparison to the AMT on the Dzire. The claimed efficiency figures of the Dzire stand better than the Amaze and with its bigger fuel tank, it should have a longer range.  


Honda Amaze

Maruti Dzire




Power (CVT)

100PS@3600rpm (80PS)


Torque (CVT)

200Nm@1750rpm (160Nm)



5-speed MT/CVT

5-speed MT/AMT


27.4 kmpl/ 23.8 kmpl

28.4 kmpl

2017 Maruti Dzire: First Drive Review

In the diesel guise, the Amaze pulls away from the Dzire with 25PS more power and 10Nm more torque but when equipped with the CVT, the Amaze’s output drops by 20PS and 40Nm. Even the mileage of the CVT-equipped Amaze falls by 3.6kmpl, which is a lot in comparison to the 0.5kmpl drop witnessed with the petrol motor. The Dzire’s AMT-equipped diesel variants remain identical to the manual versions.  

Features On Top-Spec Variants

2018 Honda Amaze: First Drive Review

The Honda Amaze was never a feature-rich car and Honda has worked on that front with the new model. The carmaker is yet to reveal the entire feature set but we know for sure that the top-end Amaze gets LED position lights, LED tail lights, 15-inch alloy wheels, 7.0-inch floating digipad 2.0 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rear camera and parking sensors, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, height-adjustable front seat, auto climate control, cruise control, push start-stop, and steering-integrated paddle shifts (petrol-CVT).

2017 Maruti Dzire: First Drive Review

While the Amaze is better equipped now, it doesn’t get the LED projector headlamps with DRLs, leather-wrapped steering wheel and automatic headlamps that the Dzire gets. Both these cars get the bare minimum safety features in the form of ABS, dual front airbags, and ISOFIX mounts as standard.


The prices of the Maruti Dzire are in the range of Rs 5.56 lakh to Rs 9.43 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Amaze gets a starting price of Rs 5.59 lakh and goes till Rs 8.99 lakh. It is available in 4 variants: E, S, V and VX. While the Dzire offers the option of AMT in the top Z+ variant, Honda doesn’t offer the CVT in the VX variant of the new Amaze currently.

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rakesh bhardwaj
Jun 29, 2018 7:38:49 AM

hello sir i am confuesed to choose among honda amaze or maruti sujuki desire diesel so please send breif and mark which better both

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Jun 29, 2018 11:25:20 AM

Dono cars kaafi achhi hai. Hum sujhaav denge ke aap humare toll free number i.e. 1800-200-3000 par Mon-Sat (9:30 AM - 6 PM) par call kar ke apni requirments share kar sakte hai taki aapki behtar sahayata kar paye. Humein aapki help karne mein khushi hogi.

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    bippin singh bisht
    May 25, 2018 5:22:15 PM

    Hello sir i am confused to choose among baleno delta and amaze smt.. Plz suggest me to choose me to better option... And plz put some remarks for choosing better

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    May 26, 2018 7:14:01 AM

    Maruti Suzuki Baleno Delta - Covers all basics but incremental cost on the higher side. With those added features and some more in its kitty, the price premium you pay is a bit stretched. But then if you are getting all the extra features fitted by the manufacturer itself, you do get that extra peace of mind. The Baleno in its Delta variant adds more value to the package. Almost all the major features have been ticked here. But if you want features like alloy wheels and auto headlamps in the recipe, you’ll have to look at the next-in-line variant. On the other hand, Honda Amaze S - Fulfils all basic needs. The variant to go for if you’re on a budget. The S variant ticks all the basic features that are there in our books and some more. The Amaze S looks contemporary on the outside and the interiors feel premium because of the piano black and silver touches around the dashboard, AC vents and door trims. The additional features it gets over the E variant at a price premium of Rs 90,000 is worth it since many of these features cannot be acquired from the aftermarket. We’d also go ahead to recommend this variant to those who’re on a budget. In our opinion Honda has got everything right with the S variant, be it the equipment or the price. Now, it depends on your requirements & also do take a test drive before making a final call. Click on the link to compare both the cars & select the appropriate variant: https://bit.ly/2xofEzp You may also reach our experts by calling on our toll free number i.e. 1800-200-3000 from Mon-Sat (9:30 AM - 6 PM) or write to us at support@cardekho.com. Our team will be more than happy to help you.

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      suhas nargund
      May 23, 2018 5:26:01 PM

      What is on road price basic Honda amaze car at Hubli..what are it's features..what are minimum accessories to be added

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      May 24, 2018 10:13:44 AM

      Honda Amaze E Petrol will cost Rs 5.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Hubli). Click on the following link to get an idea of on-road price & select the city accordingly: https://bit.ly/2KQFihW Moreover, to know what Honda Amaze has to offer in the variant list click on the following link - https://bit.ly/2L7FtWW Also Read: 10 essential car accessories that you must have - https://bit.ly/2IIiAex

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