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Hyundai Aura vs Rivals: Specification Comparison


Can the premium Aura take on the tried-and-tested rivals in the sub 4-metre segment?

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Hyundai India has launched the Aura premium sedan at Rs 5.80 lakh. It comes with a long list of features, four BS6 powertrain options, and promises to be high on the premium factor. But are these enough when pitched against the segment leaders, the Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze? We also pitch in the fun-to-drive Ford Aspire and the enthusiastic Volkswagen Ameo to find out how the Aura fares against its competitors on paper. 

Dimensions:

 

Hyundai Aura 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Honda Amaze

Ford Aspire

VW Ameo

Length (mm)

3995

3995

3995

3995

3995

Width (mm)

1680

1735

1695

1704

1682

Height (mm)

1520

1515

1501

1525

1483

Wheelbase (mm)

2450

2450

2470

2490

2470

Boot Space (litres)

402

378

420

359

330

The Hyundai Aura is 3995mm long, 1680mm wide, 1520mm tall and has a 2450mm-long wheelbase. The overall length of the Aura is at par with its competitors and just a tad shorter than the Aspire, the tallest car. However, the Hyundai is the narrowest car and has the smallest wheelbase here.  

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In terms of boot space, the Aura has an impressive 402-litre capacity -- just a tad smaller than the Honda Amaze. The VW Ameo has the smallest boot here. 

Features:

 

Hyundai Aura

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Honda Amaze

Ford Aspire

VW Ameo

Infotainment

8-inch

7-inch

7-inch 

6.5-inch

6.5-inch

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automatic Climate Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Steering Mounted Controls

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyless Entry

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (via remote only)

Yes (via remote only)

Push Button Start

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Multi-info display

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Electrically Adjustable And Foldable ORVMs 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tilt Steering

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wireless Phone Charger

Yes

No

No

No

No

Projector headlamps with DRLs

Yes

Yes

DRLs only

No

No

Projector Fog lamps

Yes

No

No

No

No

The Hyundai Aura is offered with a touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, climate control, steering-mounted controls, keyless entry, a multi-info display, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, and a tilt steering. All these features are found in its rivals as well. 

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However, Hyundai has gone a step ahead, offering a wireless phone charger and projector fog lamps in the Aura.  

Safety Features:

 

Hyundai Aura 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Honda Amaze

Ford Aspire

VW Ameo

Airbags

2

2

2

6

2

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rear Parking Sensors And Camera

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ESP

No

No

No

Only in AT

Only in DSG

Hill hold control

No

No

No

Only in AT

Only in DSG

All models in this test come with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and a rear view camera. However, the Aspire goes an extra hog and comes with curtain airbags on its top-spec trim. Further, the automatic variants of the Ameo and Aspire get the added ESP and hill hold control. 

Petrol Powertrain:

 

Hyundai Aura 

Hyundai Aura T-GDI

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Honda Amaze

Ford Aspire

Ford Aspire Automatic

VW Ameo

Engine

1.2-litre

1.0-litre 

1.2-litre 

1.2-litre

1.2-litre

1.5-litre 

1.0-litre

Power (PS)

83PS

100PS

83PS

90PS

96PS

123PS

76PS

Torque (Nm)

113Nm

172Nm

113Nm

110Nm

120Nm

150Nm

95Nm

Transmission Options

5-speed MT / AMT

5-speed MT

5-speed MT / AMT

5-speed MT / CVT

5-speed MT

6-speed AT

5-speed MT

Fuel Efficiency (Claimed)

20.50kmpl /20.10kmpl (AMT)

20.50kmpl

21.2 kmpl

19.5kmpl

20.4kmpl

16.3kmpl

19.44kmpl

BS6 Compliancy 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

 

The petrol variants of the Aura come with two powertrain options: a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine and a 1.0-litre T-GDI engine. The 1.2-litre engine is par for the course when compared to the Dzire and Amaze. However, it falls short when pitched against the Aspire’s rev-happy dragon engine. On the other hand, the Aura T-GDI engine has class-leading torque figures while the Aspire automatic has the best power figures here. The VW Ameo’s 1.0-litre MPI engine develops the least amount of power and torque in this test. 

The Volkswagen Ameo and Hyundai Aura T-GDI can’t be had with an automatic gearbox as well. On the other hand, the Aura NA petrol and Dzire come with an AMT while the Aspire and Amaze are offered with a torque converter and CVT respectively. 

It must be mentioned that the Aura and Swift are the only BS6-compliant petrol cars in this test. In terms of fuel efficiency, both variants of the Aura return 20.50kmpl, which is a tad less than the Swift. That said, the Hyundai is better than the rest of its competitors.  

Diesel Powertrain:

 

Hyundai Aura 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze CVT

Ford Aspire

VW Ameo

Engine

1.2-litre

1.3-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power (PS)

75PS

75PS

100PS

80PS

100PS

110PS

Torque (Nm)

190Nm

190Nm

200Nm

160Nm

215Nm

250Nm

Transmission Options

5-speed MT / AMT

5-speed MT / AMT

5-speed MT

CVT

5-speed MT

5-speed MT / 7-speed DSG

Fuel Efficiency (Claimed)

25.35kmpl (MT) / 25.40kmpl (AMT)

28.40kmpl

27.4kmpl

23.8kmpl

26.1kmpl

21.66kmpl / 21.73kmpl

BS6 Compliancy 

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

The Hyundai Aura diesel comes with a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre diesel engine that develops 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque. While power and torque figures are at par when compared with the Dzire DDIS, it falls short against the bigger 1.5-litre units. The VW Ameo develops class-leading figures in this test while the Aspire and Amaze trail behind. Interestingly, the Amaze i-DTEC CVT churns lesser power when compared to its manual sibling.

Barring the Aspire, all diesel sub 4-metre sedans are offered with an automatic transmission. The Aura and Dzire are offered with a low-cost AMT while the Ameo and Amaze comes with a more sophisticated DSG and CVT respectively. 

The Hyundai Aura returns 25.35kmpl, which is a tad less when compared to the Maruti Dzire MT, Honda Amaze MT and Ford Aspire MT. That said, it’s the only sub-4 metre diesel sedan that comes with a BS6-compliant diesel engine. On the other hand, the Aura AMT is a tad less fuel efficient than Dzire AMT, but beats the Ameo DSG and Amaze CVT.

Prices and Verdict:

 

Hyundai Aura 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Honda Amaze

Ford Aspire

VW Ameo

Prices (Ex-showroom India)

Rs 5.80 lakh to Rs 9.23 lakh

Rs 5.83 lakh to Rs 9.53 lakh

Rs 5.93 lakh to Rs 9.79 lakh

Rs 5.98 lakh to Rs 9.10 lakh

Rs 5.94 lakh to Rs 10 lakh

 

 
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The Hyundai Aura has everything needed to set the sales chart on fire. It comes with a lengthy list of features and engine options, and that very important premium factor. Topping the cake is its attractive price tag, which makes it a very good value-for-money proposition. Clearly, Hyundai India has another winner on its hands.  

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