2017 Maruti Dzire vs All Rivals in price and economy will give you an overview of how the new Dzire is stacked up in the subcompact sedan segment
The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire has just been launched in India amidst much anticipation, and first thing is first, it is the most advanced and upmarket generation of the Dzire Maruti Suzuki has ever produced. With the targeted customers, improved exterior and interior bits, and the feature add-ons the increase in pricing over the outgoing model was just obvious.
It is a main factor for us to address because the price range in which the outgoing Dzire subcompact sedan was offered with acted as a deal maker for customers. It played a crucial role in making the Dzire a runaway success and helping it to become the bestselling sedan in the Indian auto industry over the last few years.
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As the new-gen model has arrived, a brief price comparison with the last iteration of Dzire and the segment rivals will put the perspectives in order. The Dzire is priced to appeal for budget as well as slightly upmarket customers within the sub-4m space – a real reason for its huge price difference between the base petrol and the top-end diesel.
The key features in the Dzire are 22 kmpl petrol and 28.4 kmpl diesel mileage, standard dual airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX and brake assist, LED lights, increased boot and cabin space, touchscreen infotainment, etc. We will bring you a comprehensive low down through individual comparisons with its competitors but now let us stick by the obvious and take a glance at the all-important price (all ex-showroom, New Delhi) and mileage differences:
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Old Dzire Price
The outgoing Dzire in India was sold in 13 variants across two engine and as many transmission options. Prices started from Rs. 5.35 lakh for the entry-level LXI trim and it goes higher up to Rs. 8.58 lakh for the range-topping ZDI AMT variant (both prices ex-showroom, New Delhi).
However, in the new-gen Dzire sedan the entry-level model’s price has gone up only by Rs. 10,000 surprisingly as it’s now at Rs. 5.45 lakh but the diesel top-end’s cost has risen up to Rs. 9.41 lakh (both ex-showroom, New Delhi) due to plenty of new features and safety technologies on offer.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Honda Amaze Price
The all-new Dzire has undercut the base Amaze by Rs. 15,000 as its price starts from Rs. 5.6 lakh and for the top-end the Dzire has a far reach at Rs. 9.41 lakh nearly a lakh more than the Amaze due to its feature additions. As like the DZire, the Honda sedan also offers manual and automatic options in petrol but the 1.5 i-DTEC diesel does not come with automatic ‘box. Moreover, the Dzire is superior in terms of both petrol (4-5 kmpl) and diesel mileage (2.8 kmpl).
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Ford Aspire Price
The Aspire compact sedan entered India stuffed with loads of first-in-class optional features like six airbags, six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, leather seats and standard driver and co-passenger airbags across all trims.
It has three engine choices as opposed to Dzire’s two and provides a dual-clutch auto in contrary to an AMT in the Dzire. They make a compelling case for the Aspire certainly. Base prices of both the models are same at Rs. 5.45 lakh but again the diesel top-end is where the Dzire gets more expensive by well over a lakh rupees (Aspire at Rs. 8.29 lakh) while having convincing advantage in fuel economy.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Tigor Price
Tata launched a brand new sedan based on the Tiago recently and it is priced between Rs. 4.70 lakh and Rs. 7.09 lakh. It is far less cheaper than the new Dzire price wise – Rs. 75,000 for entry and Rs. 1.4 lakh for range-topper.
But there is no automatic transmission made available just yet and the rated mileage figures are 1.7 kmpl and 4 kmpl lesser in petrol and diesel manual versions compared to the Dzire. The latter makes for a strong buying statement in terms of looks, interiors and features as well.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Tata Zest Price Price
Over to another Tata sedan, the Zest makes for an apt competitor to the Dzire than the slightly lowly positioned Tigor. The entry-level XE petrol carries price of Rs. 5.3 lakh, which is Rs. 15,000 cheaper in comparison while the top-end XTA diesel is Rs. 67,000 less expensive at Rs. 8.74 lakh.
However, Tata does not sell an automatic in petrol and the features offered is not as comprehensive as the Dzire. In terms of mileage, the Zest loses any sort of momentum it gets in the pricing front too as the Dzire is around 5 kmpl more frugal.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Toyota Etios Platinum Price
Toyota refreshed the Etios sedan with exterior changes replicating the Brazil-spec model last year. Offered only in six variants and no automatic transmission available, it is Rs. 1,49,000 costlier than the Dzire and starts at Rs. 6.94 lakh.
With a diesel manual as top-end, it is Rs. 43,000 cheaper than the Dzire but the feature-packed trim levels make the latter a better buying option. The Etios is on the feeble side in mileage as well, because it is fairly over 5 kmpl (petrol) and 4.4 kmpl (diesel) down in that aspect.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo Price
The Ameo is the first India-specific product Volkswagen has produced from its local plant. We recently drove the DSG automatic version and were quite impressed. Staking it up against the Dzire is an apparent deal and that is why a premium of Rs. 8,000 over Dzire’s starting price of Rs. 5.45 lakh won’t impress many buyers.
Moreover, as we are plainly comparing the models here, having no petrol automatic version is a downer too. Its top-of-the-range variant is Rs. 43,000 costlier than Dzire’s and at that price point people would go to other segments or simply stick with the more feature-rich Dzire we would reckon.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Hyundai Xcent Price
Despite having no diesel automatic, the Hyundai Xcent is a close competitor to Dzire in terms of sales numbers. By being Rs. 7,000 dearer, the Korean sedan will emerge as an attractive option and the top-end diesel manuals on both are separated by only Rs. 52,000 with Xcent being the lowly priced. As a total package taking into account the styling, performance and mileage, the Dzire will run the rings around Xcent.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Price
The new price range Dzire has come up with has forced us to pit it against the Ciaz from the same stable. Prices start at Rs. 7.73 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 10.52 lakh for the Alpha 1.4 petrol AT. Though there is a massive Rs. 2 lakh price difference comparing the base models, the top-spec version are differed by only Rs. 1,16,000. It makes some potential Ciaz customers, unless they want a diesel AMT, to switch towards the range-topping Dzire or vice-versa.