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Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze: Which Sub-4m SUV To Buy?

Hyundai Aura vs Honda Amaze: Which Sub-4m SUV To Buy?
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These are one of the few sub-4m sedans that come with a BS6 diesel engine.



Soon after the launch of the Hyundai Aura, Honda has launched the BS6 version of its sub-4m sedan, the Amaze. So, if you are planning to buy a BS6 sub-4m sedan, here is a detailed comparison to help you decide which one suits you the best. These also happen to be among a handful of sub-4m sedans that offer a BS6 diesel engine as most have become petrol-only offerings in the BS6 era. Interestingly, both Amaze and Aura also happen to offer an automatic option with their diesel engine.

Dimensions:


Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Length

3995mm

3995mm

Width

1680mm

1695mm

Height

1520mm

1501mm

Wheelbase

2450mm

2470mm

Boot space

402L

420L

Both the sub-4m sedans are identical in length. However, it's the Amaze, which has a longer wheelbase here.

The Amaze is also wider but the Aura is the taller car here.

In terms of boot space, the Amaze has a clear advantage over the Hyundai Aura.

Engines:

Petrol:



Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Engine

1.2-litre

1.0-litre turbocharged

1.2-litre

Power

83PS

100PS

90PS

Torque

113Nm

172Nm

110Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT/AMT

5-speed MT

5-speed MT/CVT

Fuel Economy

20.50kmpl/20.10kmpl

20.50kmpl

18.6kmpl/18.3kmpl

The Aura comes with two petrol engines. The Amaze, on the other hand, is offered with a single petrol unit.

Despite having similar capacities, the two naturally aspirated engines have different outputs. The Amaze's unit is the more powerful of the two, while the Aura produces more torque.

Both these engines are mated to 5-speed MT as standard. That said, where the Aura gets an option of a 5-speed AMT, the Amaze gets optional CVT.

Aura's 1.0-litre turbocharged is the most powerful unit here. It comes mated to a 5-speed MT.

In terms of fuel economy, the Aura has a clear advantage over the Amaze.

Diesel:


Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Engine

1.2-litre

1.5-litre

Power

75PS

100PS/80PS

Torque

190Nm

200Nm/160Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT/AMT

5-speed MT/CVT

Fuel Economy

25.35kmpl/25.40kmpl

24.7kmpl/21kmpl

The Amaze with both its power configurations is more powerful and torquier than the Aura.

Both these engines are mated to 5-speed MT as standard. That said, where the Aura gets an option of a 5-speed AMT, the Amaze gets optional CVT.

In terms of fuel economy, the Aura continues to lead the Amaze.

Detailed Petrol Prices: We will compare only the similarly (less than Rs 50,000) priced variants of the two cars.

Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

E- Rs 5.80 lakh

E- Rs 6.10 lakh

S- Rs 6.56 lakh

S- Rs 6.82 lakh

SX- Rs 7.30 lakh

V- Rs 7.45 lakh

SX(O)- Rs 7.86 lakh

VX- Rs 7.93 lakh

SX+ MT(1.0-litre turbo)- Rs 8.55 lakh


S AMT- Rs 7.06 lakh


SX+ AMT- Rs 8.05 lakh

S CVT Rs 7.72 lakh


V CVT Rs 8.35 lakh


VX CVT Rs 8.76 lakh

Hyundai Aura E vs Honda Amaze E

Hyundai Aura E

Rs 5.80 lakh

Honda Amaze E

Rs 6.10 lakh

Difference

Rs 30,000 (Amaze is more expensive)



Common Features: Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, front seatbelt reminder, ISOFIX child seat anchors, body-coloured bumpers, manual AC, and front power windows.

What Aura E offers over Amaze E: Adjustable front and rear headrests.

What Amazes E offers over Aura E: Rear power windows, speed-sensing door lock, and day/night IRVM.

Verdict: The Aura is our pick here. It does miss out on some important features that the Amaze gets but the premium the Honda attracts for those features is not justified in our opinion.


Hyundai Aura S vs Honda Amaze S

Hyundai Aura S

Rs 6.56 lakh

Honda Amaze S

Rs 6.82 lakh

Difference

Rs 26,000 (Amaze is more expensive)

Common Features (over previous variants): Speed-sensing door lock, wheel covers, rear power windows, day/night IRVM, adjustable front headrest, central locking with keyless entry, body-coloured ORVMs and door handles, rear centre armrest with cup holders, 2-din music system with Bluetooth, steering-mounted controls, electrically adjustable ORVMs, height- adjustable driver's seat, and tilt-adjustable steering.


What Aura S offers over Amaze S: Front projector fog lamps, rear-adjustable headrest, LED DRLs, rear defogger, rear AC vents.


What Amaze S offers over Aura S: Electrically foldable ORVMs, shark fin antenna, and turn indicators on ORVMs.

Verdict: Despite being more affordable, the Aura offers more useful features than the Amaze making the Hyundai an easy pick.


Hyundai Aura SX vs Honda Amaze V

Hyundai Aura SX

Rs 7.30 lakh

Honda Amaze V

Rs 7.45 lakh

Difference

Rs 15,000 (Amaze is more expensive)



Common Features (over previous variants): Front fog lamps, rear defogger, electrically foldable ORVMs, 15-inch alloy wheels, shark fin antenna, turn indicators on ORVMs, push-button start, and electrically foldable ORVMs.


What Aura SX offers over Amaze V: Rear adjustable headrest, rear AC vents, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, parking camera and LED DRLs.


What Amaze V offers over Aura SX: Auto AC.

Verdict: Both cars have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. However, we will pick the Aura again. It does miss out on auto AC that Amaze gets but it can be skipped considering Aura is more affordable and gets some additional features like an infotainment system that Amaze misses.

Hyundai Aura SX(O) vs Honda Amaze VX

Hyundai Aura SX(O)

Rs 7.86 lakh

Honda Amaze VX

Rs 7.93 lakh

Difference

Rs 7,000 (Amaze is more expensive)

Common Features (over previous variants): Auto AC, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, cruise control and parking camera.


What Aura SX(O) offers over Amaze VX: Projector headlamps, wireless charger, rear adjustable headrest, rear AC vents, LED DRLs.

What Amaze VX offers over Aura SX(O): None

Verdict: It's a no brainer. Despite being more affordable, the Aura offers more features than the Amaze making it a natural choice.

Petrol Automatic:

Hyundai Aura SX+ AMT vs Honda Amaze S CVT

Hyundai Aura SX+ AMT

Rs 8.05 lakh

Honda Amaze S CVT

Rs 7.72 lakh

Difference

Rs 33,000 (Aura is more expensive)



Common Features: Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, front seatbelt reminder, ISOFIX child seat anchors, body-coloured bumper, ORVMs and door handles, shark fin antenna, turn indicators on ORVMs, day/night IRVM, speed-sensing door lock, adjustable front headrest, central locking with keyless entry, front and rear power windows, music system, rear centre armrest with cup holders, height-adjustable driver's seat, tilt-adjustable steering, steering-mounted controls, and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs.

What Aura SX+ AMT offers over Amaze S CVT: Adjustable rear headrest, LED DRLs, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, parking camera, rear defogger, projector fog lamps, alloy wheels, push-button start, wireless mobile charger, and auto AC with rear AC vents.

What Amaze S CVT offer over Aura SX+ AMT: None.

Verdict: The Aura continues to be our pick here simply because it offers a lot more features than the Amaze for a much lesser price. The Amaze does get a CVT, which is considered better than the Aura's AMT unit but the difference is not significant.

Diesel Detailed price:

Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

S- Rs 7.74 lakh

E- Rs 7.56 lakh


S-Rs 8.12 lakh

SX(O)- Rs 9.04 lakh

V-Rs 8.75 lakh


VX- Rs 9.23 lakh

S AMT- Rs 8.24 lakh



S CVT- Rs 8.92 lakh


SX+ AMT- Rs 9.23 lakh

V CVT- Rs 9.55 lakh


VX CVT- Rs 9.96 lakh

Hyundai Aura S vs Honda Amaze E

Hyundai Aura S

Rs 7.74 lakh

Honda Amaze E

Rs 7.56 lakh

Difference

Rs 18,000 (Aura is more expensive)

Common Features: Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, front seatbelt reminder, ISOFIX child seat anchors, body-coloured bumpers, front and rear power windows, speed-sensing door lock, and day/night IRVM


What Aura S offers over Amaze E: Adjustable front and rear headrests, 2-din music system with Bluetooth, LED DRLs, steering-mounted controls, central locking with keyless entry, projector fog lamps, rear defogger, rear centre armrest with cup holders, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, tilt-adjustable steering, and height-adjustable driver's seat.

What Amaze E offers over Aura S: None.

Verdict: The Aura continues to be our pick. It gets a lot more features than the Amaze and the premium it attracts for those is totally justified in our opinion.

Hyundai Aura SX(O) vs Honda Amaze V

Hyundai Aura SX(O)

Rs 9.04 lakh

Honda Amaze V

Rs 8.75 lakh

Difference

Rs 29,000 (Aura is more expensive)



Common Features (over previous variants): Front fog lamps, adjustable front headrest, central locking with keyless entry, tilt-adjustable steering, height-adjustable driver's seat, rear centre armrest with cup holders, rear defogger, steering-mounted controls, music system with Bluetooth, auto AC, rear defogger, electrically foldable ORVMs, 15-inch alloy wheels, shark fin antenna, turn indicators on ORVMs, push-button start, and electrically foldable ORVMs.


What Aura SX(O) offers over Amaze V: Rear adjustable headrest, rear AC vents, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, parking camera, LED DRLs, projector headlamps, and wireless mobile charger.

What Amaze V offers over Aura SX(O): None.

Verdict: The Aura continues to be our pick. It gets a lot more features than the Amaze and the premium it attracts for those is totally justified in our opinion.

Diesel Automatic:


Hyundai Aura SX+ AMT vs Honda Amaze V CVT

Hyundai Aura SX+ AMT

Rs 9.23 lakh

Honda Amaze V CVT

Rs 9.55 lakh

Difference

Rs 32,000 (Amaze is more expensive)

Common Features: Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, front seatbelt reminder, ISOFIX child seat anchors, body-coloured bumper, ORVMs and door handles, shark fin antenna, turn indicators on ORVMs, day/night IRVM, speed-sensing door lock, adjustable front headrest, central locking with keyless entry, front and rear power windows, music system, rear centre armrest with cup holders, height-adjustable driver's seat, fog lamps, alloy wheels, push-button start, auto AC, rear windshield defogger, tilt-adjustable steering, steering-mounted controls, and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs.

What Aura SX+ AMT offers over Amaze V CVT: Adjustable rear headrest, LED DRLs, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, parking camera, wireless mobile charger, and auto AC with rear AC vents.

What Amaze V CVT offers over Aura SX+ AMT: None.


Verdict: The Aura continues to be our pick here simply because it offers a lot more features than the Amaze for a much lesser price. The Amaze does get a CVT, which is considered better than the Aura's AMT unit, but the difference is not that significant

Source: cardekho.com

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