Expert Review

Honda Amaze

Honda cars are known for their reliable engine which delivers good mileage without compromising on the power outputs. The Honda Amaze in the Indian market is a very competitive compact sedan which directly locks its horns with the Maruti Suzuki Dzire.


In terms of styling, the Amaze gets a new tiger facelift and it now looks very muscular. It gets a new grille, harp looking headlamp units that gets integrated LED-positioning lights. Overall the Amaze gets a tallboy appearance with a lot of chrome treatment all over. The bold look has been seen on the side profile and it also gets a sporty set of alloy wheels. At the rear it gets the C-shaped design that has been carried over from the Civic. The Honda Amaze is available in five paint schemes of Radian Red, Orchid White Pearl, Modern Steel, Lunar Silver, and Golden Metallic Brown


The cabin has been completely redesigned when compared to its previous version. Some of the main elements in the cabin are the multi-functional steering wheel, a large instrument cluster that gets both analogue and digital treatments, AC vents at the rear and a new touchscreen infotainment unit that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The seat position is very comfortable at the front thanks to the enough space for the arms and prevents you from touching any instruments. At the rear, the space also isn't too cramped and it allows the occupants to be seated comfortably and stretch their legs.


When it comes to performance the Amaze does not disappoint you at all, it delivers a very decent power delivery and does feel too sluggish on the highways as well. The handling on the Amaze is top notch and with the smooth power steering available on board, taking U-turns will not be a tough task. With this, the turning radius on the AMaze is of 4.7 meters even though the overall length of it is around 40 meters.


The petrol model of the Amaze is powered with a 1.2 litre engine that gives out 90 bhp of power and 110 Nm of twist. On the other hand, the diesel model gets a 1.5 litre unit that produces 100 bhp of power and 110Nm of twist. Both the engines come mated to a 5 speed manual and CVT gearboxes as an option. The fuel efficiency ranges from the 19 kmpl to 23 kmpl respectively.


The safety kit consists of features such as Front dual airbags, ABS and EBD, engine immobilizer, child safety locks, ISOFIX Child seat mount, and rear parking assists, speed alert system and seat belt reminder system.


Honda offers the Amaze with a 3 Years warranty. While the general maintenance cost at 10000km or 12 months will vary from Rs 6000 to Rs 8000.


The Honda Amaze competes with the Hyundai Aura, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Tata Tigor and the Ford Aspire.


The Tata Nexon retails between Rs 6.12 lakh to Rs 9.98 lakh (EX-Showroom, India). Honda Amaze is one of the best compact sedans that gets a powerful engine, modern looks, comfortable cabin and it also has a good ending.