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Rs. 5.51 to 8.41 lakh
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Honda Amaze Comparisons

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Honda Amaze is a compact sedan and currently taking on the likes of Maruti Dzire, Tata Tigor, Hyundai Xcent, and Ford Figo Aspire among others. Amaze has also got the distinction of featuring Honda’s first ever diesel engine developed specifically for Indian market. The styling of the Amaze is on contemporary lines and with the recent facelift; the Honda has infused some aggressiveness to the overall design. Interiors of the Honda Amaze are surprisingly spacious for a sub-4m sedan and kudos to Honda’s engineers for liberating so much space within the small footprints. Under the bonnet, Honda Amaze has got a 1.5-litre iVTEC petrol engine and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor putting out 88PS/109Nm and 100PS/200Nm respectively. Channelizing the drive to the front wheels of the Amaze is 5-speed manual transmission and unlike the rivals, Honda has offered CVT transmission on the petrol Amaze for offering the automatic convenience.
The Amaze is basically a Brio with a boot slapped on, and both look nearly identical from the front too. The design remains the same from the sides too, except that the Amaze is obviously longer. The boot has been integrated rather well and doesn’t look like an afterthought. That said, the design is beginning to show its age now.

The Amaze is among the best in class as far as space is concerned. The 400-litre boot is second to only the Tigor’s 419-litre boot. The dual-tone interiors with piano black inserts in the central console add to the upmarket feel of the car. Honda has thrown in features like bluetooth-equipped music system, automatic climate control, front/rear power windows, day and night IRVM and keyless entry in the top-spec variant. While that’s all you’d ever need, the competition has moved a rung ahead and offers a whole lot more for your money. In terms of safety, dual airbags are optional for the base variants and standard from the SX variant onwards. Anti-lock brakes are standard across the range if you’re buying the diesel engine, and available from the S variant if you’re eyeing the petrol.
The little Honda is known for its drivability - irrespective of the engine you choose. It feels just right inside the city, and has enough power for a highway journey as well. Powertrain options include a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that are paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol gets an optional CVT automatic as well.

The Amaze is offered in 17 variants, starting at Rs 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) going all the way up to Rs 8.4 lakh. Honda is offering the automatic transmission from the mid-spec S variant, which should make for a good no non-sense point-to-point commuter. We wished safety kit was standard across the range. All factors considered the SX variant is the most logical choice of the lot.

Hyundai Xcent: Based on the Grand i10 hatchback, this compact sedan combines space and practicality of a larger car with the reliability and low cost of ownership associated with the brand. The Xcent is not as spacious as the competition but has one of the better-built interiors. The Xcent does not get a diesel automatic variant, unlike the Ameo or the Dzire.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire: The New Maruti Dzire sits at the top of the compact sedan segment quite comfortably. The new generation has improved by leaps and bounds, and is among your best bets if you’re looking at a compact sedan.

Ford Aspire: The oldest car in this comparison, the Aspire remains the value buy in this segment for the space, performance and comfort it offers. The age does show through; the Aspire is the only car in the segment to not get a touchscreen, smartphone-compatible infotainment system. It leads the pack in terms of safety though, with features like 6-airbags and emergency assist system.

Honda’s compact sedan is a practical, frugal and reliable car. But, it’s beginning to show its age. Not to mention, the competition has moved the game further. We’re expecting an all-new Amaze by the end of next year, which should shake things up in the segment.

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