Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Honda Amaze vs Ford Aspire specifications comparison

Compact sedans have brought about a chunk of the sales even in this slowdown. Noticeably, manufacturers have done precious little here. After all, if a thing is working for you, tinkering with it isn’t a wise deal. Take for example the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. It has been the highest selling sedan in India right from 2008. This is a position that three generations of the car have maintained. How fast Maruti updates this car is also testimony to the fact. 11 years and three generations have already graced the showrooms. Every generation of the Dzire has had something better than before and needless to say, than the rest as well. This time around, it is the AMT for both petrol as well as diesel. What’s more, out of the three cars here, only the Dzire is BS-VI compliant with its petrol engine.

The Honda Amaze is in its second generation and is a car that everyone thought the Japanese carmaker gave up for dead. However, at the 2018 Auto Expo, a new gen car came out. It was also the very first time that Honda gave a diesel-CVT combination while the petrol too had a similar technology. However, the Amaze still lacks the goodies that the Dzire packs.

The Ford Aspire facelift is perhaps the better looking of all three cars here. It adds on to the features list. However, given Ford’s penchant for adding or removing features a few days after launch did the vehicle in. At the moment, Android Auto and Apple Carplay aren’t available with the automatic trims. Similarly these trims also get only two airbags while the other top versions get six. Incidentally, the Ford is the only one here that offers four airbags more than the competition. Unfortunately, there is no diesel automatic and the merger with Mahindra means Ford customers will lose interest. So, which one should you opt for? If its all round ability, the Dzire wins hands down. If you are looking at space as well as Honda reliability, the Amaze it is. As for the Ford, those who purely love driving and can live with less features, the Aspire will be a wholesome companion. The Ford is also the only here that is priced lower than the competition and offers a factory-fitted CNG option.


Maruti Suzuki
Engine Specification
Type1194cc inline 4-cylinder
petrol – MT
1497cc inline 4-cylinder petrol – AT
1498cc inline 4-cylinder
diesel – MT
1199cc inline 4-cylinder petrol – MT / CVT
1498cc inline 4-cylinder diesel- MT / CVT
1197cc inline 4-cylinder petrol – MT / CVT
1248cc inline 4-cylinder
diesel- MT / CVT
Max Power96PS@6,500rpm – MT
123PS@6,500rpm – AT
100PS@3,600rpm – MT
80PS@3,600rpm- CVT
82.93PS@6,000rpm – MT / CVT
74.77PS@4,600rpm – MT / CVT
Max torque120Nm@4,250rpm – MT
150Nm@4,500rpm – AT
200Nm@1,750rpm – MT
160Nm@1,750rpm – CVT
113Nm@4,200rpm – MT / CVT
190Nm@1,200rpm – MT / CVT
Transmission5-speed MT / 6-speed AT
5-speed MT
5-speed MT / CVT5-speed MT / 5-speed-AMT
Valvetrain4 valves/cylinder4 valves/cylinder4 valves/cylinder
Power to weight92.04PS/tonne – MT
111.51PS/tonne – AT
92.59PS/tonne – MT
97.40PS/tonne – MT
95.23PS/tonne – CVT
97.75PS/tonne – MT
76.99PS/tonne – CVT
LxWxH (mm)3,995×1,704×1,5253,995×1,695×1,5013,715×1,635×1,565
Wheelbase (mm)2,4902,4702,425
Ground clearanceNANA163
Boot Space (I)NA420378
Turning Radius (m)NA4.7
Fuel tank capacity (litres)42
Kerb weight (kg)10431044850
FrontIndependent McPhersonMcPherson strutMacPherson strut /
RearSemi-independentTorsion beamCoupled torsion beam
Front195/55 R15175/65 R15165/70 R14
Rear195/55 R15175/65 R15165/70 R14
Fuel Efficiency
Mfg Claim (kmpl)19.4 – MT /
16.3 – AT
26.1 – MT
19.5 – MT / 19 – CVT
27.4 – MT / 23.8 – CVT
22 – MT / CVT
28.40 – MT / CVT
Price (ex-Mumbai)5.55 – 8.49 Lakh
6.45 – 8.14 Lakh
5.80 – 8.10 Lakh
6.90 – 9.10 Lakh
5.60 – 8.47 Lakh
6.57 – 9.44 Lakh

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