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Dual front airbags, ABS and ISOFIX mounts are standard on the new Dzire

Safety and After Sales Service – The 2017 Maruti Dzire now comes with dual front airbags, ABS and ISOFIX mounts on all variants which is a very positive move. The car is lighter than before since it is based on the new HEARTACT platform. Talking about service, Maruti Suzuki has the best sales and after-sales network in India and the Dzire can be serviced in any nook and corner of the country since the company has a service centre almost everywhere.

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All in all, the Dzire makes for a great buy in this segment

Verdict – We won’t be surprised if the Maruti Dzire goes on to become the largest selling car by overtaking the Alto. Maruti Suzuki has taken a good package and made it even better with the new generation and the Dzire comes across as a well-rounded compact sedan that excels at a lot of things. What really impressed us is how the company has moved ahead in its quality standards and how the car is loaded with so many features. The driving characteristics are also very good and both the engines are efficient too. The Maruti Dzire is an excellent buy for someone looking for a not-so-big sedan that offers a competitive package.

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The Dzire has always been a popular car with the masses

What’s Cool

* The styling feels more proportionate and complete
* The insides are loaded with a lot of equipment
* Both the engines are very efficient
* Ride quality is wonderful

What’s Not So Cool

* Pricing is a bit high for the AMT variants

Alternatives: Hyundai Xcent, Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo

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The compact sedan segment is flooded with a lot of competitors

2017 Maruti Dzire Specifications

* Engine: 1197cc, DOHC, 4-cyl | 1248, DOHC, 4-cyl
* Power: 82 HP @ 6000 RPM | 74 HP @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 113 Nm @ 4200 RPM | 190 Nm @ 2000 RPM
* Transmission: 5-Speed MT, 5-Speed AMT
* 0-100 km/hr: 11.91 seconds (D MT)
* Fuel Consumption: 22 km/l | 28.40 km/l (ARAI-claimed)
* Fuel Type: Petrol | Diesel
* Suspension: McPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
* Tyres: 165/80/14 (L & V trims), 185/65/18 (Z Trim)
* Brakes: Disc (Front) & Drum (Rear), ABS
* Safety: 2 airbags, ABS, EBD, ISOFIX

2017 Maruti Dzire Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 3995 mm X 1735 mm X 1515 mm
* Wheelbase: 2450 mm
* Ground Clearance: 163 mm
* Boot Space: 378-litres
* Turning Radius: 4.8-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 37-litres
* Kerb Weight: 860 – 895 kgs | 950 – 995 kgs

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The Dzire competes with the Xcent, Amaze, Figo Aspire, Tigor & Ameo

Further Reading

Maruti Dzire Video Review