In the current automobile market, Americans love SUVs, Europeans love hatchbacks, Australians love pick-ups, British love estate, and Indians? Indians love sedans. Sedans are considered a status symbol by most of the people in India. Keeping this in mind, automobile manufacturers in India came up with a sub-4-metre sedan variant.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire has been the leader of the compact sedan segment for a very long time. To break this record, South Korean automobile manufacturer, Hyundai group has just launched its own 4-meter sedan – Aura. In this post, we are going to compare some of the key features like interior, exterior, engine, performance, and safety in Aura and Dzire.
Hyundai Aura gets three BS6-compliant variants: 1.0-litre Turbo GDi petrol which can give 100 PS and 172 Nm of torque, 1.2-litre MPI petrol delivering 83 PS and 114 Nm of torque and 1.2-litre Ecotorq diesel powertrain churning out 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque along with a 5-speed gearbox which is available in both manual and automatic transmission.
On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki Dzire is powered by a BS6-compliant, 1.2-litre, K12 VVT petrol engine that makes 83 hp and 113 Nm of torque. There is also a BS4-compliant, 1.3-litre, DDiS 190 diesel engine which can deliver 75 hp and 190 Nm of torque. Both the engines are offered with a 5-speed manual and automatic transmission options.
Both the Aura and Dzire are 3,995 mm long. But the Dzire is little wider than the Aura. However, the Aura compensates this in the height, by providing an extra overhead space. On the front, the Dzire comes with a big grille and eye-looking headlights adding a bold look to it. But the Aura is really the show stopper with a bigger grille, sharper headlights and triangle-shaped foglamps. Both the cars are equipped with 15-inch alloy wheels. However, Aura’s diamond-cut model gets more attention than Dzire.
Inside, both did a good job in terms of ambience and quality. The Dzire comes with a traditional look while on the other hand, the Aura’s cabin feels sportier and futuristic which gave an advantage to it. On the back, the Dzire sums it by providing more legroom and thigh support. In terms of boot space, the Aura has more space of 402litres while the Dzire comes with 378litres. Aura also scores more by providing better touch screen quality, sound quality and some cool features like wireless charger, projector headlamps etc.
Hyundai Aura is built on Strong Body Structure with integrated 65% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS+HSS) Application. Although we don’t have the Global-NCAP ( New car assessment program ) rating, we can expect a better safety. On the other hand, Suzuki Dzire scored a 3-star rating on the standard variant and 4-star on the optional safety pack on the Euro-NCAP crash test programme. Apart from this, both get standard safety features like airbags, pre-tensioner force limiter seat belts, ISOFIX (child seat restraint system) and ABS with EBD.
The Dzire starts from Rs 5.8 lakh to Rs 8.7 lakh and the top-end model and Aura starts from 5.8 lakh for the base petrol and goes up to Rs 9.2 lakh for the diesel top-end AMT.
Well, if you are looking for a spacious and fuel efficiency model, then the Dzire is for you, but if you are looking for a premium design with more loaded interior features, then the Hyundai Aura got you covered.
What is your view on Hyundai Aura vs Suzuki Dzire? Let me know in the comments section.
If you are looking for some other hatchback options under 9 lakhs, then take a look at one of my posts ( Top 5 cars under 9 lakhs in India – 2020 ).
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