Check the Features wise Comparison of Maruti Swift DZire and Honda City
The two leading sizzling sedans of the country are imbibing good attention of customers and both stand exclusive in their segment and carry a glorious class while cruising on the roads. They are none other than Honda City 2012 and Swift Dzire 2012, cars that are desired by most of the lot. The sedan Swift Dzire from market leader Maruti Suzuki’s stable was a revolution when launched and 2012 revamped variant is step ahead from its predecessor. On the contrary stands, Honda’s once best selling sedan – City, which was again unveiled with a redesigned image and bunch of exclusive upgraded features in order to recapture its value and woo customers who love to cruise in a classy saloon. So no matter what your choice is, the 2012 edition of models Swift Dzire and Honda City, both are crafted in such a distinguished manner that will surely make you proud owner and neighbor’s envy.
The scintillating sedans Swift Dzire and Honda City offer tough times to rivals such as Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta, Skoda Rapid, Tata Manza, Mahindra Verito and Nissan Sunny.
The new 2012 Dzire dashingly flaunts its aura on the roads. It’s not only classy and modish from its predecessor but also stylized in a compact form. The compactness of the sedan never appeared as a hindrance as it is reduced to stand in the 4 meter range of length. The vehicle is simply elegant and excellently boasts new bumpers, new larger headlamps, chromed front grill, beautifully structured indicators, trendy alloy wheels and newly amended rear tail lamps. The designing of Dzire has got a new revamped face from the crafters as the enigma is all the more enhanced in terms of styling and cue.
Honda City first described the class attached with owning an elegant sedan and the same is depicted with its entire excellent exteriors. Even the new 2012 version of City simply showcases dynamic aura of the brand with its bunch of fantastic features. From very catchy front grille to attractive looking headlamps, the City just appears amazing. Even the rear compliments the entire beauty of the vehicle, offering it a saloon expressive styling. The outer visual of 2012 Honda City is intensified with renovated head lamps, tail lamps, grille, bumpers and new sun-roof.
All-new Dzire has much more to offer in terms of cabins as well because the 2012 variant is unveiled with impressive interiors in comparison to its older sibling. The new dual tone dashboard, steering wheel, integrated audio system, auto climate control along with enhanced legroom and broader dimensions makes the sedan Dzire all the more desirable in the market. The tinge of silver sprinkling and beige black combination makes the interiors more interesting along with leather trims and wood finish confine.
The Honda City 2012 once again looks refreshing as it comes engrafted with dual tone dash board and plush panel. This time to bring in some impressive attraction, the instrument cluster has been placed symmetrically for the passengers’ comfort while the centre console adds more charisma by being dynamically adjusted. The cabin space is appreciated with heightened legroom, headroom and shoulder space.
Engine, Specifications & Performance: -
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire comes equipped with 1.2 liter VVT petrol engine, capable enough to deliver a top power of 86Bhp and impressive torque of 114Nm at 4000 rpm. Also available in diesel engine as well, the Dzire 2012 has 1.3-multijet diesel engine, which churns out peak power of 75Bhp and 190Nm of great torque. Both the engines come twinned with 5-speed manual transmission whereas the 4-speed automatic transmission is offered to Vxi variant in order to keep the price aggressive. Best part is that the Dzire LXI car is equipped with McPherson strut & coil spring suspension at the front, which makes the engine run flawless without much noise from kilometers to kilometers. Cruising is simply amazing as the petrol variant runs from 0-100kmph in 12.6 seconds with top speed of 150kmph whereas the diesel DZire takes in 14.8 seconds to cover the same slot with a high speed of 169kmph.
Honda City, the favorites of all sedans comes only in petrol version and is equipped with 1497cc 16 valves, 4 – cylinders petrol i – VTEC engine. The vehicle thus attracts the degree of churning out greater power of 118PS at 6500rpm and good torque output of 14.9 kgm at 4600 rpm. Exceeding the roads with top speed of 170kmph, the 2012 Honda City efficiently cruises from 0-100kmph in just 10 seconds. The Mac Pherson Strut front suspension and Torsion Beam Rear Suspension beneath makes the ride more fantastic plus the handling is enhanced with front disk and rear drum brakes.
Though in a compact form, the Maruti Swift Dzire 2012 impressively flaunts the added features, which extend to around 150 in count. The features include Rear defogger, integrated turn indicators on ORVMs, Power Windows, Automatic Climate Control, Rear Seat Centre Armrest, Tilt Steering wheel with Audio controls, Cigarette Lighter, Front and rear fog lamps, Alloy wheels, Driver seat height adjust and Seatbelt height adjuster plus many more to explore.
The competing rival Honda city too swanks great comfort and convenience features such as Power Windows front & rear, Power Door Mirror, Power Door Lock, Rear Seat Centre Armrest, Average Fuel Consumption, Accessory Socket, Key Alarm, Front Console Pocket, Headlight Height Adjuster, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry with Answer Back, Day/Night Mirror etc.
Auto major Maruti Suzuki has offered its Dzire enough safety specifications, specifically for its customers from front dual SRS airbags, ELR seatbelts, ABS (Antilock Braking System) to Brake Assist, EBD and an Engine Drag Control system.
Honda too has equipped its City 2012 with good safety lineaments such as SRS Airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist, G – CON, EBD, Rear Windshield Defogger, ECU Immobilizer System, Child Proof Rear Door Locks etc.
With same engine specifications, the Dzire 2012 renders a fuel economy of 19.1kmpl from the petrol version while the diesel variant offers a fine mileage of 23.4kmpl, good to own one for sure.
The Honda City 2012 is made to offer a fuel economy of 16.8kmpl from the manually handled version whereas the automatic transmission variant delivers a mileage of 15.6kmpl.
The Dzire was always desirable in the market and even after slashing its length; Maruti Suzuki managed to offer the vehicle in a same price range. The Dzire 2012 falls in a price bracket of Rs. 5 lakh to Rs. 7.48 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi.
The competing Honda City is available from a starting price of Rs. 7.20 lakh and reaches till Rs. 10.43 lakh, ex-showroom, New Delhi.
Both Honda City and Maruti Swift Dzire are best in their own taste. Honda brand was always desirable since the beginning when its City sedan was dominating the market and ruling countrymen’s heart. But now, options are many and buyers are ready to experiment with their choices. On the competing track is Maruti Suzuki’s Swift Dzire, which is a right compact sedan with every bit of desired feature and upto the mark quality and efficiency. The worthy sedan DZire is very much in demand due to its well-crafted practical feature and the topping on the ice cream is its correct competitive price tag, making it earn all the praise and glory from across the nation.
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