2015 Maruti Dzire vs Honda Amaze vs Tata Zest vs Hyundai Xcent – Comparo

Posted on: Feb 25, 2015 - 10:51am IST

With the launch of the Maruti Dzire facelift, the company aims to retain its sales leadership in this segment, composed of the Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and the Tata Zest.

There are no changes to the dimensions of the 2015 Dzire. As a result, all these cars with the exception of the Amaze measure 3,995 mm in length. The Zest is the biggest as far as width, height and wheelbase are concerned on paper. The Xcent has the largest boot, while the Dzire’s 315 liter boot is the smallest of the lot.

Diesel –

2015 Maruti Dzire vs Honda Amaze vs Tata Zest vs Hyundai Xcent diesel

The Zest and Dzire use the 1.3-liter Fiat-sourced MultiJet engine, the Amaze features a 1.5-liter unit, while the Xcent gets a three-cylinder 1.1-liter engine, the smallest of the lot. No surprise then that the Xcent makes the least amount of power and torque. With a 1 tonne+ weight, the Xcent puts out the lowest 60.5 PS/tonne of the lot as well.

Also Read: Hyundai Xcent diesel review

The 2015 Dzire is India’s most fuel efficient car (excluding the hybrid BMW i8) at 26.59 km/l, followed by the Amaze’s 25.8 km/l and the Xcent’s 24.4 km/l. The Zest offers the least fuel efficiency of the lot.

The Xcent and the base Zest 75 PS undercut the new Dzire by more than INR 10,000, while for a fully-loaded variant (with airbags and ABS), the Zest undercuts the competition at INR 7.33 lakhs. The Zest is the only car in this segment to offer an automated manual transmission.

Petrol –

2015 Maruti Dzire vs Honda Amaze vs Tata Zest vs Hyundai Xcent petrol

All cars feature a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine developing between 83 PS to 90 PS. The Zest is the only car to feature turbocharging here, and hence churns the highest torque.

Maruti has once again taken the lead in the fuel efficiency department with the new Dzire returning 20.85 km/l. In terms of power-weight ratio, the Amaze puts out a class-leading 91.66 PS/tonne followed by the Dzire.

Also Read: Tata Zest Revotron review

All cars, save for the Zest, are available with an automatic transmission: The Maruti and Hyundai offer a 4-AT, while the Amaze gets a 5-AT. Coming to pricing, the Xcent and Zest once again undercut the entry-level Dzire’s price of INR 5.07 lakhs. For a fully-loaded variant, the Zest proves to be cheaper at INR 6.3 lakhs.

Note: All prices are ex-Showroom, New Delhi.

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7 thoughts on “2015 Maruti Dzire vs Honda Amaze vs Tata Zest vs Hyundai Xcent – Comparo

  1. abdul aleem ansari says:

    Definately zest is the vehicle which can compete with its rivals in this segment..best in its class.tata motors made we indians proud.

  2. Ramesh Hasyagar says:

    I own a top of the line Zest XT (Petrol) and driving it for the last 4 months and I fully enjoy it. It is a fantastic car despite several people have the habit of simply blaming Tata Motors. I have read many commenting on its grille. Has anyone commented about BMW cars which have the same grille for so many years?
    My experience with the first service was excellent and they were very courteous and obliging. The service was perfect. I can surely say that the service has improved in leaps after the Zest was introduced. The service during the sales was excellent. I feel people should go for a test drive to see how if performs.

  3. Prabhat Pareek says:

    Zest is Best in torque and space with new features ……………………………………………

  4. MMS says:

    I am proud to own a purely Indian car with competence from an Indian Manufacturer like Tata Motors. Having noticed the comments about Zest, Bolt and many more yet to hit the road from Tata my next change will be with one from Tata.

  5. Ramesh Juniyal says:

    Nice comparison, Maruti dezire and zest are my choices for a new car. Thanks for the guidance.

  6. Govind A Nair says:

    Zest is a real comfortable vehicle rich in features ???? I like Zest ????

    1. rahik says:

      Zest has adequate features and is more comfortable car than dzire,amaze, xcent


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