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Compare – Best entry level sedan in India

Sedan market is really setting new benchmarks for the competition in the Indian automotive industry. And the launch of Honda amaze has started a new trend in the automotive industry which is to provide best mileage in best price with power. Honda cars India has launched its first diesel car amaze in India.

Tata motors manza series which was launched in 2009 has also started claiming that it better than the honda amaze in all the departments.

Toyota etios is another car in this competition which has also launched its xclusive editions in the country.

Mahindra’s verito has long been in the news and now it has started creating a buzz in the market. When we are comparing sedans how can we leave India’s largest carmaker maruti suzuki and its sedan swift dzire which is today one of the most successful sedan in the country.

So in short we are having Honda Amaze vs Tata Manza vs Toyota Etios vs Mahindra Verito vs Maruti Swift Dzire and soon we will find which one is pick of this best buy price category of India.


If we talk about pricing then honda amaze petrol variants they are priced between 5.05 lacs to 7.61 whereas its diesel variants are priced between 6.09 lac to 7.70lacs.

Tata manza petrol variants starts from 5.92 lacs and goes upto 7.52 lacs and its diesel variants starts from 5.99 lacs and goes upto 8.14 lac. The third sedan in comparison is toyota’s etios whose petrol variants are between 5.05 -7.08 lacs and diesel variants are 6.70-7.55 lacs.

Mahindra verito petrol models range starts from 5.27 lacs and its top model is of 5.62 lacs and diesel models ranges between 6.11 to 7.76 lac.

The last car in this comparison is maruti suzuki’s swift dzire whose petrol models range between 4.92 to 6.74 lac and diesel models range from 5.99 to 7.50 lac.

As we can see in this segment there is lot of aggressive pricing is taking place , this will be beneficial for the customers.

Brand value:

Brand value is the thing where maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire is ahead of its competitors it has the best brand value in all the above sedan .Tata manza also has a satisfactory value among its customers. Amaze is a new entry but honda’s previous sedan’s has created its brand value really good which is definitely going to help amaze. Whereas mahindra’s verito and toyota’s etios value is satisfactory but they still have to make a bent in the customer’s mind to go ahead from their competitors in terms of brand value.

Engine type:

Swift dzire petrol mode has a k-series engine this 1.2 liter k12 petrol motors makes for a power of 86bhp at 6000rpm and a torque output of 114nm at 4000rpm is given . The 16 valves have a multipoint fuel injection. It has naturally aspirated air charging system. Coming to the diesel engine it is said to be more refined. A 1.3 dohc diesel engine powers the new swift dzire. Peak power of 74bhp at 4000rpm and peak torque of 190nm at 2000rpm is what one gets out of this 1248cc engine. The ddis crdi engine sourced from fiat results in great power hauling.

Tata manza has 1.3-litre quadrajet diesel engine which has been equipped with a common rail fuel supply injection along with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. The claimed average is of mileage of 18.6kmpl , within the cityand 21.02kmpl on the highways. Whereas the petrol version has an 1.4-litre mpfi (multi point fuel injection) supply system based safire engine. The petrol sedan’s average is 10.89kmpl, when driven under standard conditions within the city limits 13.07kmpl on the highways.

Toyota etios petrol sedan model has 2nr-fe, petrol, 4 cylinder 16v, dohc engine. The engine gives power of 90ps at 5600 rpm and maximum torque of 132 nm at 3000 rpm. Its diesel sedan is equipped with 1364cc, 4-cylinder 8v sohc, d-4d diesel engine. The diesel engine gives power of 68ps at 3800 rpm and has a maximum torque of 170 nm at 1800-2400 rpm.

The amaze comes with the option of two engines.it has a 1.2-litre capacity for the 4-cylinder, sohc, i-vtec petrol engine while the 4-cylinder, dohc, i-dtec engine is offered with a 1.5-litre capacity . The displacement of the engines in diesel variants is at 1498cc thepower for the diesel variant is an impressive 98.6bhp at 3600rpm, while the petrol variants measure at 1198cc. The power is of 86.7bhp at 6000rpm. And. The amaze is also offers a torque with 109nm at 4500rpm for the petrol variants and 200nm at 1750rpm for the diesel variants.

Mahindra verito is also available in two different types of engines- 1.4 l and 1.5 l. It comes with 1.4 l, 4 cylinder, 1390cc, petrol engine coupled with five speed manual transmission. The sohc engine in 1.4l fuel efficient and a maximum power of 75 hp at 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 110 nm at 3000 rpm.verito’s diesel comes with 1.5 l, 4 cylinder 1461cc, engine it has 4 models with 5 speed manual transmission. The car delivers a power of 65 bhp at 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 160 nm at 2000 rpm via a five speed manual transmission.

Space :

If we talk about space then all these cars are moreover offer god space but still verito , manza and swift dzire offers a little more than amaze and etios.

Interiors and exteriors

Maruti suzuki swift dzire is appealing from outside. It has been given a touch-up and new features from outside. The exteriors are elegant. The hawk eye headlights are quite unique. Body color bumpers provide a clean look to the front.

Length of the new dzire has been shorten. In interiors some new features are also added to it like the new swift. The swift dzire is the sedan to buy if you want to buy a sedan with value for money.

Tata manza has done a grat job with the exteriors of these sedan variants. The frontage has been finished in chrome.. The front body coloured bumper with a pair of fog lamps which have chrome strip surroundings. This bumper has also has body coloured rub rails with chrome inserts. Also there is a chrome garnish on the license plate fixing slot. The roof of this tata manza sedan series is also unique in its own way.

The interior space of the manza is excellent , the materials used is good. The manza is great buy if you wish to sit behind.

The face of the etios is sharp and elegant. The upper grille, lower grille and headlamps collectively giving it a shape like that of a man. The upper grille is in chrome finish while the lower grille comes in black. White fog lamps are placed at both end of the lower grille. Rain wipers are provided at front and rear face. Standard rear side view mirrors are in body color along with door handles, rear cowl and bumper.

The interiors of the etios also had some changes in it. Now it has an adjustment head rest, the quality of the product has also improved. The panel design doesn’t appeal too much. But still the changes are fine but there still some space for changes.

Honda designs some the best vehicles in the industry. Amaze has decided to give comfort to the Indian customers.The front of the car depicts an aggressive design, which remains appealing. The air intake vents seem really futuristic with well designed and rendered strokes. The front grill offers an innovative appeal much, it still has its unique features such as a dual chrome lining between the front grill. These two chrome lining.. The number plate is situated in the front bumper location.

Amaze has a lot space on the inside and a boot of 400 litres and the quality of the plastics is also fine. Its interiors give it a new and a modern look.

Mahindra verito has impressive exteriors. The front of the sedan is looks attractive with a chrome plated radiator grille. This head lamp cluster is powered with high intensity clear lens halogen lights and it also has a head lamp leveling device, which helps give a better quality vision for the driver. The body colored front bumper has a couple of round shaped fog lamps to further enhance the visibility for the driver.

Mahindra verito’ interior are sharp and spacious for both the row, as they are based on its predecessor logan. It has better of the plastics and the feel is really good inside it.


While comparing these sedans I found that they all have something great to offer but i think amaze is ahead in this competition it’s new, stylish, elegant, has loads of space, a great mileage and it is also very economically priced vehicle. It has every great feature that attract the Indian buyers.

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