Subcompact vehicles are vastly popular in India. This can be credited to the sub-four metre taxes that allow car makers to pack a lot more in a car for a lot less. As of recently, this segment, whether it's in the sedan or SUV side of things, has been seeing a lot of competition. And in the sub-four metre compact sedan segment, though the Maruti Suzuki Dxire has had a lead, it's seeing some stiff competition from the new kid on the block. The new kid on the block being the new Hyundai Aura. While one has been a top of its class all-rounder, the other is a fresh new face and a packed offering. Which one comes out on top though? Find out more in this Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Hyundai Aura comparison.
The Looks Factor: Hyundai Aura vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire Exterior
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire's latest variant has seen a facelift that really sets it apart from its previous variants. The newer Dzire features a curvier look similar to its hatchback sibling's new look. This time around, the Dzire gets a lot more chrome as well, with chrome accents on the front end and a chrome bar on the rear end connecting the tail lights. The fog lights get black panels on the front end as well, and a new front grille adorns the bumper.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire dimensions come in at 3995mm length, 1735mm width and 1515mm height while offering a boot space of 378 litres.
The Hyundai Aura, though looking fresh and modern, gets a majority of its design from its hatchback sibling, the Grand i10 NIOS. As is visible from the front fascia and two-thirds of the side profile, including the swooping roof line, the Aura's origins in the i10 are very clear. Things change beyond the C pillar and the rear end tail lights. On the front end, the Aura gets twin boomerang LEDs on the bumper rather than the i10's singles.
The Hyundai Aura dimensions are 3995mm in length, 1680mm in width and 1520mm in height. Boot space in the Hyundai Aura is slightly higher than the Dzire, at 402 litres.
Feature-Off: Hyundai Aura vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire Features
On the Maruti Suzuki cars side of things, the Dzire has a lot going for it. The new curvy look of the Dzire and its sibling, the Swift has been vastly popular. The top model gets Maruti's SmartPlay Studio with the infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, cruise control and more. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is a fairly competent and safe car as well, with a fair number of safety features.
Being relatively newer gen offerings, the Hyundai cars have been spoiling its customers. The Aura is no less. The Aura has a nicely packed feature list and a wholesome availability in even lower variants. Expect a music system, rear AC vents and electric ORVMs in even the lower variants. Take a few steps higher and the Aura now gets an 8-inch infotainment screen similar to the i10, with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and more. The Aura also gets steering wheel controls for the infotainment system. Further, the Aura also gets a wireless phone charger and safety features such as a reverse parking camera and keyless entry. what the Aura gets that its sibling the i10 doesn't get is cruise control, albeit in higher variants.
Powertrain Battle: Tata Tiago vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire Engine Specifications
The Hyundai Aura specifications make a big impression. It's the only car in this sub-four metre sedan segment to get a turbo petrol option. Engine options include two petrol ones and a diesel option. A 1.2-litre petrol unit in the Aura puts down 83PS and 114Nm and gets both a five-speed manual and a five-speed AMT gearbox option. On the other hand, the diesel unit puts down 74PS and 190Nm and gets both transmission options as well. However, the turbo-petrol unit, putting down 100PS and 172Nm, gets only a five-speed manual gearbox option.
The latest edition of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire on the other hand gets a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine capable of 90PS and 113Nm only. It misses out on both diesel and a turbo-petrol unit. The Dzire also gets a CNG unit which is also vastly popular, especially among taxi fleet owners. The CNG variant puts down 77Ps and 98.5Nm of torque. Its fuel economy is rated at 31.12km/kg, which is significantly higher than the Aura CNG's 28 km/kg mileage.
Further differences are seen in the Hyundai Aura price vs the Maruti Suzuki Dzire price.
Price Talks: Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Hyundai Aura
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Hyundai Aura are both fairly priced sub compact sedan offerings. They are both stylistically appealing, recently updated and modern, offer decent storage, and a fair number of features. In the feature realm, however, the Aura takes it a step ahead of the Dzire. Though the Dzire is recently updated, the Aura brings more to the table, including multiple engine options. This gives the Dzire stiff competition in the segment.
The Hyundai Aura price starts at ?6.09 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) for the base Aura E variant and goes up to ?8.87 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) for the feature packed Aura SX+ Turbo. The Maruti Suzuki Dzire price on the other hand starts at ?6.23 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) for the LXi variant and goes up to ?9.17 lakhs (Ex-Showroom) for the ZXi+ AGS variant. At the top, the Aura is definitely a steal over the Dzire.
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