Honda Car India has just recently launched the facelift version of its sub-four-meter sedan Amaze in the country. With this upgrade the vehicle is expected to get its mid-life cosmetic makeover comprising of certain modifications to its exterior as well as its interior design elements. The mechanical components though remain the same as before. The success of a vehicle does not solely depend upon its visual characteristics or its drivability. A major deciding factor is also the amount of creature comforts that it offers to its passengers. The Honda Amaze comes loaded with a number of features on board which promise to make its occupant’s experience comfortable and convenient but so does its competitors like the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai Xcent, Tata Zest and Ford Figo Aspire. To see how does this humble compact sedan from Honda stands against its rivals on this front, we pitch it and the others together to bring you a detailed feature based comparison. Also Read: New Honda Amaze 2016 launched in India at INR 5.29 lakh
New Honda Amaze
Starting with Honda Amaze, in terms of comfort and style, the vehicles comes equipped with features like alloy wheels, power steering, front and rear power windows, day and night inside rear-view mirror, multi-functional steering wheel, air conditioning with heating facility, key-less entry, driver seat height adjuster, heat absorbing front windscreen, tilt steering, accessory socket, front and rear cabin light, rear defogger, trunk light, dual-tone seat fabric, cup-holders and vanity mirror on the passenger side.
In term of connectivity and infotainment, the Amaze gets a 15.7 inch touch screen multimedia system which also doubles up as the display for the navigation system with Bluetooth, AUX-In and USB connectivity. On the safety front, the Amaze gets dual-front airbags along with ABS and EBD.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
Moving on to the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire which in terms of comfort and style gets alloy wheels, power steering, front and rear power windows, day and night inside rear-view mirror, multi-functional steering wheel, dual-tone upholstery remote, key entry, push-button start, automatic climate control, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, front and rear accessory socket, driver seat height adjuster, passenger side vanity mirror, cup-holders, foldable rear central armrest, rear-defogger, seat belts, headlight and key reminder, tinted front windscreen and luggage lamp.
In terms of connectivity and infotainment the Dzire boasts of a 2-Din multimedia system with Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity along with six speakers inside the cabin. For safety, the Dzire gets dual-front airbags, ABS and EBD, reverse parking sensors along with speed sensitive door locking. Read More: New 2016 Honda Amaze Vs Maruti Swift Dzire Vs Hyundai Xcent Vs Tata Zest Vs Ford Figo Aspire: Mileage based comparison
The Hyundai Xcent, in terms of comfort and style comes equipped with alloy wheels, central locking, front and rear power windows, electric power steering, electro-chromic inside rear-view mirror, multi-functional steering wheel, key-less entry, ambient cabin illumination, rear-seat centre armrest with cup-holder, front and rear cabin lamps, leather wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, automatic climate control, cooled glove box, rear air-con vents, front and rear power outlets, passenger side vanity mirror, push-button start and stop, driver seat height adjuster, driver seat-belt warning, tilt adjustable steering wheel and luggage lamp.
In terms of connectivity and infotainment, the Xcent gets a standard 2-din multimedia system with Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity with 1GB of internal storage memory. For safety we have dual-front airbags, ABS as standard across the range and rear parking sensors with camera.
The Tata Zest boasts of certain comfort and styling features which are exclusive to this vehicle like the projector headlamps with LED rings, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights. Also there is central locking, front and rear power windows, alloy wheels, dual-tone interiors, electric power steering, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, passenger vanity mirror, day and night inside rear view mirror, front and rear fog-lamps, rear defogger, boot lamp, gear-change indicator, door ajar warning, key reminder warning, height adjustable driver seat, tilt adjustable steering wheel and key-ring illumination.
On the front of connectivity and infotainment, the Zest gets a 5 inch touch screen multimedia system which is loaded with Tata’s ConnectNext technology, enabling it to offer features like voice command, mobile connectivity through Bluetooth and also doubles up as the display for the smartphone enabled navigation system. There is a remote control also available for the convenience of the rear passengers.
For safety, the Zest comes equipped with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, speed sensing door locks, rear parking sensors with display and a corner stability control system. Also See: Honda Amaze 2016 Facelift Variant wise Price Comparison with Swift Dzire, Xcent, Zest and Figo Aspire
Ford Figo Aspire
Finally, we have
the recently launched Ford Figo Aspire which in terms of comfort and style comes with a dual-tone interior, electric power steering, MyFord Dock for storing and charging your mobile devices, rear-seat centre armrest, driver seat height adjuster, driver and passenger vanity mirror, central locking, front power outlet, front and rear power windows, dome lamp, guide me home headlamps, automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, gear-shift indicator, maintenance warning, door ajar warning, electric boot release, driver seatbelt reminder, key-less entry (MyFord Key), reverse camera and GPS screen on the inside rear-view mirror.
For connectivity and infotainment, the Figo Aspire gets a multi-functional touch screen display enabled with Ford’s SYNC voice control system. Bluetooth, AUX and USB connectivity along with 4 speakers on board.
For safety, the Figo Aspire gets a segment first dual front plus four curtain airbags. Along with this there is ABS and EBD, rear parking sensors, hill-start assist and Electronic Stability Program (ESP).