The Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent have been leading the charge in the compact sedan space in the Indian car market since long. Despite this segment facing a bit of a slow down in the recent past, both these vehicles continued to sell in decent numbers with the rest of the rivals taking the brunt. Both these cars are each other’s arch competitors and will also continue to be as both the automakers now launch their respective updated, next-gen avatars. In order to see, which one out of these two is going to be the best of the lot, here we bring you a quick price, feature and specification based comparison between the Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017 and 2017 Hyundai Xcent.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Vs Hyundai Xcent: Expected Price
The 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is likely to retail at a base price of INR 5.5 lakh while the top spec model is to cost INR 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom) to own.
The 2017 Hyundai Xcent’s base variant retails at a price of INR 5.38 lakh with the top of the line model retailing at INR 8.41 lakh (ex-showroom). Do Read: 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire bookings open; Commands waiting period of 6 to 8 weeks
2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Vs Hyundai Xcent: Features
Talking about the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, the updated compact sedan will feature a new touchscreen multimedia system, multi-functional steering wheel, automatic climate control, leather wrapped steering wheel, day and night IRVM, electrically adjustable ORVMs, height adjustable driver’s seat, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel among the others. Do Read: 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire unveiled in India: Highlights
The 2017 Hyundai Xcent comes with a new touchscreen multimedia system which is to offer Apple Car Play and Android Auto Connectivity. The sedan will continue to come with features like multi-functional steering wheel, rear parking camera with sensors, automatic climate control, speed sensing door locks, rear air-con vents, day and night IRVM, smart key, remote boot release button to name a few.
2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Vs 2017 Hyundai Xcent: Engine Specifications
Talking about the engine specifications of the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, this will continue to be offered in both petrol as well as diesel specifications. The former is to be a 1.2-litre engine churning out 86Bhp along with 114Nm of peak torque. The latter is to come with a 1.3-litre unit producing 73Bhp along with 190Nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities will be taken care of by a 5-speed manual gearbox. Check Out: 2017 Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire: Live Images
The 2017 Hyundai Xcent comes with the same 1.2-litre VTVT petrol engine which is capable of producing 82Bhp along with 114Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine however is to be a new 1.2-litre CRDi unit, churning out 73Bhp along with 190Nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities are to be carried out by a 5-speed manual gearbox while there is also a 4-speed automatic unit on offer.