2017 Honda Amaze Long Term
The facelifted Honda Amaze diesel was a fun car to drive in the city

Honda Amaze Facelift Long Term Review

Long Term Test No. 117

Car Tested: Honda Amaze Facelift i-DTEC
Kms Done: 3360 kms
Test Started at: 6550 kms
Test Concluded at: 9911 kms
Mileage: 16.51 km/l, 19.92 km/l (best), 13.10 km/l (worst)
Fuel Consumed: 208.69-litres
Fuel Cost: Rs. 12,730/-
Rs. per km: Rs. 3.78/-

The Honda Amaze is actually a very nice car providing a hassle-free experience

I mentioned in my earlier report about my general experience with the Honda Amaze facelift i-DTEC. This time, since I’ve driven much more, I’d like to dwell into more details. The Amaze was exclusive with me for the entire duration of the long term test, save for a few days when I had to give to my colleague Aman. The Honda Amaze replaced the Maruti Ciaz as my daily driver.

The 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine is shared with the City, BR-V and Jazz

I’ll start off by telling you guys the things that I absolutely adore about the Amaze. First up, I totally love the 1.5-litre i-DTEC mill. Even though it is extremely noisy and has an annoying sound at high RPMs, the performance is very good from this engine. Honda has got the tuning of the motor spot-on and power is delivered in a properly linear fashion. Sure, some turbo lag is definitely present but it doesn’t affect the driveability in a major way and I like the manner in which power builds up, making the mid-range very strong and responsive. Thanks to this, driving the Amaze is a breeze, irrespective of whether you’re in the city or on the highways. Even the clutch is quite light but the one of our car had a snappy release which was felt in first gear.

Our Amaze constantly delivered excellent fuel efficiency

The EarthDreams engine has been tuned for good efficiency & performance

Continuing my talk about the engine, what I also loved is the fuel efficiency that the car returned over those 3360 kms that I drove it. Most people know that I don’t really drive sedately and I love extracting every single BHP. With all my hard driving on the highways combined with the snailing speeds on our supremely crowded city roads, the fuel efficiency still averaged at 16.51 km/l which isn’t bad at all. In fact, the times when I took it easy and cruised for long distances on the highways, I managed to extract almost 20 km/l! I am pretty sure that this figure would have been higher if the Amaze had the same 6-speed gearbox as the Jazz.