Japanese auto major Honda has introduced its Honda Amaze compact sedan with i-DTEC diesel engine for the first time in Indian markets. Now the Amaze diesel becomes the first car in the Honda Cars lineup to have the diesel engine under its hood and it is launched against the most popular Maruti Swift Dzire, which is baring the flagship of compact sedans for Maruti cars in india. Now it will be interesting to watch how the fight goes on in between these two compact sedans in the segment. Both the vehicles are fuel efficient and the cost effective sedans that makes it tough for the car buyers to choose one of them. Honda has took a long time to introduce a diesel variant in Indian markets but came up with a reliable engine design that can deliver exceptional performance while producing a great mileage. On the other side Dzire is undoubtedly the most popular and a high performing vehicle but after the introduction of Amaze, you will find that Dzire lags behind. If you are confused in choosing one of these two sedans, you may need to compare both these vehicles so as to make sure you choose right model.
If you just look at the newly launched Honda Amaze diesel, it is a sub 4 meter compact sedan equipped with a 1.5 litre, 4 cylinder, i-DTEC diesel engine that churns out a maximum power of about 98.6Bhp at 3600Rpm and makes a maximum torque of 200Nm at 1750Rpm. Its engine is paired with a manual transmission gearbox. Most important thing is its fuel efficiency of 25.8Kmpl, which is certainly an advantage of this sedan. On the other side, Swift Dzire, is blessed with a 1.3 litre, 4 cylinder DDiS diesel 1248cc engine that churns out 74Bhp of power at 4000Rpm 190Nm of torque at 2000Rpm. It is also powered by a manual transmission gearbox and helps the vehicle to produce an attractive 23Kmpl of mileage. The diesel Honda Amaze price starts at just Rs. 5.99 lakh which is the same as the Maruti Swift Dzire price of Rs. 5.99 lakh (ex showroom price, New Delhi). However one should consider the features inside both the vehicles, which will give a clear idea about which one is the best. More or less, Honda Amaze seems to be an ideal choice for the individuals as it is the most featured compared to Dzire. Base version of Amaze diesel offers power steering, power windows, anti lock braking system, central locking and many other features, which are missing inside the base version of Dzire. Thus, it would good to choose Amaze rather than going with the Dzire compact sedan, which lacks some of the most important features in its base version.