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Honda Amaze

Honda launched the much-awaited Amaze in India in April 2013. It was a subcompact sedan placed below the Honda City. It competes against the likes of Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Aura, Ford Aspire and the Tata Tigor. The 2nd generation of the Amaze was launched in May 2018 which saw Honda restructuring the design language of the Amaze. 

Pros –  Spacious Cabin, CVT In The Diesel Trim

Cons – No Sunroof, No Front Centre Armrest, No Rear Ac Vents

Honda Amaze Exteriors

The Honda Amaze is 3995 mm in length, 1695 mm in width and 1501 mm in height. The new grille on the Honda Amaze might remind you of the 4th generation Honda City. One can easily spot Honda’s love for chrome on the new Amaze to an extent that even the outline for fog lamps sport chrome. The headlights are now automatic projector LED headlamps instead of the halogens, however, the indicators are still not LEDs. Honda is offering diamond-cut alloy wheels with the Amaze with a tyre size of 175/65/15. 

Coming to the rear, the C shaped rear lights look sporty, with the brake lights being LEDs. However, the indicators and the reverse parking lights are halogens. The rear bumper also gets chrome treatment. The facelift brings no changes to the side profile.

Honda Amaze Interiors

You can find a lot of silver treatment inside the cabin ranging from the steering wheel to the doors, to the place above the storage box on the co-driver’s side. The silver treatment is also outlining the gearbox. The touchscreen infotainment display has improved a bit and feels responsive. However, the instrument cluster is still analogue. In terms of other features, the Amaze offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, cruise control, steering mounted audio and cruise controls, push-button start with a red treatment, rear parking camera with sensors and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs. 

Honda Amaze Space

Honda’s man maximum machine minimum philosophy is visible in the Amaze as soon as you move into the cabin. The door pockets at the front and the rear can fit in 1-litre bottles easily. The boot space of the Honda Amaze is 420 litres. With a low loading lip and a wide mouth, there is ample space to load luggage if you’re in for a weekend journey. 

Honda Amaze Engine Performance

The Amaze is available in both petrol and diesel trims. The petrol trim is a 1.2-litre i-VTEC motor that produces 90 PS of power at 6000 RPM and 110 NM of torque at 4800 RPM. The engine has a decent amount of punch however is not as enjoyable as the 1.5-litre motor offered on the Honda City. The low end is decent and the midrange is above average. It is the top end that feels punchy and gives a push backwards as soon as you put your foot on the gas. It can be seen redlining at around the 6000 RPM mark. The petrol engine is also offered with an option of a CVT. 

The 1.5-litre diesel engine offered in the Honda Amaze is the same as the one offered in the Honda City producing 100 PS of power at 3600 RPM and 200 NM of torque at 1750 RPM. The diesel engine also gets an option of a CVT which produces 80 PS of power at 3600 RPM and 160 NM of torque at 1750 RPM. It might not be the best choice for enthusiasts, however, it’s a great choice for people looking for better fuel efficiency.

Honda Amaze Mileage

The ARAI mileage of the Honda Amaze for the petrol manual is 18.6 km/l. In the city, you can expect anywhere between 12-13 km/l. Out on the highway, it might increase to 13-15 km/l depending on the speed you’re driving at. The ARAI mileage of the petrol CVT is 18.3 km/l.

Honda claims the ARAI mileage of the Amaze in the diesel manual to be 24.7 km/l. In the city, you can expect anywhere between 16-19 km/l which will increase on the highway. The ARAI mileage of the diesel CVT is 21 km/l. 

Honda Amaze Handling

The diesel has a better steering feel and is more fun around the corners but tends to understeer on sharp turns. The Amaze takes potholes well at low speeds but deep ones do creep inside at high speeds. The suspension is tuned slightly towards the stiffer side but the dynamics, like any other Honda, are well balanced.

Honda Amaze Comfort

There is a decent amount of leg space available in the Honda Amaze. The seat cushion present is satisfactory and the under-thigh support offered is also good. However, there are no adjustable headrests available in the Amaze at the rear. There is also no headrest for the middle passenger. It doesn’t even get rear ac vents which might be a deal-breaker for some. 

Honda Amaze Safety

In terms of safety features, the second generation Honda Amaze scored 4 stars in the global NCAP. It continues to get dual airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across all variants. It also gets other safety features like multi-view rear parking guidelines, standard ISOFIX child seat mounts and much more.

Honda Amaze Service

It’s no brainer that the after-sales service offered by Honda is top-notch. With Honda crossing 25 years in India, it has built an excellent network and has had a constant growth in the number of service centres built over time.  

Honda Amaze Price

Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of the Honda Amaze Petrol : 

  • Petrol E (MT) – Rs. 7.55 lakhs
  • Petrol S (MT) – Rs. 8.51 lakhs
  • Petrol S (CVT) – Rs. 9.57 lakhs
  • Petrol VX (MT) – Rs. 9.76 lakhs
  • Petrol VX (CVT) – Rs. 10.71 lakhs

Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of Honda Amaze Diesel :

  • Diesel E (MT) – Rs. 10.44 lakhs
  • Diesel S (MT) – Rs. 11.14 lakhs
  • Diesel VX (MT) – Rs. 12.54 lakhs
  • Diesel VX (CVT) – Rs. 13.51 lakhs

Honda Amaze Resale Value

For people looking for a Honda City on a budget, the Honda Amaze is the way to go. It has followed Honda’s man maximum machine minimum phenomenon quite well with a good rear-seat experience. With a punchy diesel engine, it would definitely attract a lot of attention especially for the people who want the feel of Honda’s 1.5-litre i-DTEC motor, but don’t want to spend too much.

Honda Amaze Colours

The Amaze is offered in the following colours : 

  • Meteoroid Grey Metallic
  • Radiant Red
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Golden Brown Metallic 

Honda Amaze Specs

Engine : 1199cc, 4-Cyl, i-VTEC (Petrol) | 1498cc, 4-Cyl, i-DTEC (Diesel)
Power : 90 PS @ 6000 RPM | 100 PS (MT), 80 PS (CVT) @ 3600 RPM
Torque : 110 Nm @ 4800 RPM | 200 Nm (MT), 160 Nm (CVT) @ 1750 RPM
Transmission : 5-Speed MT / CVT | 5-Speed MT / CVT
Fuel Consumption : 19.5 km/l (MT), 19 km/l (AT) | 27.4 km/l (MT), 23.8 km/l (CVT)
Suspension : McPherson Struts (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
Fuel Type : Petrol | Diesel
Tyres : 175/65/15 (V and VX trims), 175/65/14 (E and S trims)
Brakes : Discs (Front), Drum (Rear), ABS
Safety : Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Dimensions (LXWXH) : 3995 mm X 1695 mm X 1501 mm
Wheelbase : 2470 mm
Ground Clearance : 170 mm
Kerb Weight : 905-1039 kgs
Boot Space : 420-litres
Fuel Tank Capacity : 35-litres

Honda Amaze Variants

The Honda Amaze is offered in the following variants in the petrol trim : 

  • E MT
  • S MT 
  • S CVT 
  • VX MT 
  • VX CVT 

Honda Amaze is offered in the following variants in the diesel trim : 

  • E MT
  • S MT 
  • VX MT 
  • VX CVT 

Honda Amaze Rating

We gave the Honda Amaze a rating of 4/5.

Honda Amaze Upcoming Models

With the Amaze getting a midlife facelift in August 2021 with some minor changes such as a revised bumper, automatic LED projectors, redesigned alloys, it is highly unlikely that the Amaze is going to receive an update in the next couple of years.

Honda Amaze vs Maruti Dzire

The Maruti Dzire is the best-selling sedan in the country. The sedan comes with the option of a petrol engine model. It is powered by a 1.2-litre engine, which has an option of either a 5-speed manual or an AMT unit. The Amaze is 40mm slimmer and 14 mm shorter than the Maruti Dzire. In terms of fuel efficiency, the Maruti Dzire is the way to go however if fuel efficiency isn’t a concern and you would rather prefer a fun to drive car then the Honda Amaze would be the pick without a doubt.

Honda Amaze vs Tata Tigor

The Tigor too is only offered with a petrol engine. It is powered by a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine, which comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and an optional AMT. The Amaze is 2 mm longer, 18 mm wider and 31 shorter than the Tigor. The unique selling point of the Tigor is it’s build quality however the Amaze is not far behind since both the cars secured a 4-Star Global NCAP rating. 

Honda Amaze vs Hyundai Aura

The Hyundai Aura is available in 3 engine options, 1.2-litre petrol, 1-litre turbo petrol and a 1.2-litre diesel engine. The Amaze is 15mm wider and 19mm shorter than the Hyundai Aura. The wheelbase of the Honda Amaze is longer than the Hyundai Aura which means that you get more cabin space inside the Amaze.

Honda Amaze vs Ford Aspire

The Ford Aspire has a wheelbase that is 20 mm longer than the second-best in the segment, the Amaze. The Honda Amaze is 9 mm slimmer and 24 mm shorter than the Ford Aspire. With the exit of Ford from India, the resale value of the Ford Aspire would certainly be a bane hence you should look at other options rather than the Ford Aspire.