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Hyundai Xcent is cheaper than Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze

March 13, 2014 08:37 IST

Hyundai Xcent is cheaper than Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze

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Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) sparked off a price war in the compact sedan segment with the launch of its new model, Xcent, at an introductory price ranging between Rs 466,000 and Rs 738,000.

Maruti Swift Dzire is the leader in the segment as of now and Honda Amaze has witnessed high interest from buyers.

So how does the three compare? Read on to find out.

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The Xcent is based on the Grand i10′s platform, the Dzire on the Swift’s platform and the Amaze on the Brio’s platform.

All three cars measure under 4 meters in length with the Hyundai and Maruti measuring an identical 3,995 mm.

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In terms of wheelbase, the Xcent measures 2,425 mm, the Honda at 2,405 mm and the Dzire has the longest wheelbase at 2,430 mm.

However, the Amaze is much more spacious than the Dzire thanks to its clever packaging and we will wait until we drive the Xcent to comment about its interior space.

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All three cars are powered by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing (Hyundai calls it VTVT, Honda says i-VTEC and Maruti refers to it as VVT).

The Amaze makes the most power at 88 PS, while the Xcent and Dzire are nearly matched on torque at about 114 Nm.

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All cars are offered with an automatic transmission, with the Amaze being the only one to feature a 5-speed AT.

Efficiency wise, the Xcent and Dzire are again evenly matched at 19.1 kmpl (ARAI certified for MT).

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At Rs 4.66 lakh (ex-Showroom, New Delhi), the Xcent undercuts the Dzire by a significant Rs 20,000 and the Amaze by a sizable Rs 33,000.

While the Xcent comes with a three-cylinder 1.1-litre engine, its competition uses four-cylinder motors.

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The Amaze, thanks to its larger displacement, produces the maximum power and torque, while the Xcent and Dzire are nearly neck-and-neck.

In terms of efficiency, the Amaze returns 25.8 kmpl, the Xcent 24.4 kmpl while the Dzire 23.4 kmpl.

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Again price wise, the Xcent diesel starts at Rs 5.56 lakh which is Rs 41,000 cheaper than the Honda and about Rs 20,000 below the Maruti.

In fact, the base Xcent diesel is priced only Rs 57,000 more than a base Amaze petrol.

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