The domain of sedan segment in India is quite broad and undoubtedly there are two sedans in car market which were ruling in this segment till now. These two trendy sedans are Honda’s Amaze and Maruti’s Swift Dzire. Well, we said they were ruling coz an all-new model has entered in this segment to give a tough fight to not only these both cars but every other same segment model as well. Yes, this new surprise has given by India’s another reliable car maker Hyundai which has made its debut in sedan segment with the Grand i10 based sedan model namely Xcent. When we come to know about this exciting news, we can’t stop ourselves to compare this trendy car with its rivals and thus, here we are…with the detailed comparison of Xcent and Dzire. Let’s have a look.
At the time of comparing two models, normally we focus on their price ranges at the very first place and then proceed further. By looking at first, both the sedans seem to carry almost equal price range with minor ups and downs.
While the Xcent carries the price tag of 4.95-7.62 lakhs of its petrol trim, the Dzire petrol is available in the price range of 5.07-6.80 lakhs. On the contrary, the Xcent diesel’s cost is 5.85-7.77 lakhs while Dzire diesel is available in the range of 5.99-7.81 lakhs.
Coming to their mechanical powers, both sedan shares both fuel systems i.e. petrol as well as diesel. The Xcent gets its Ground i10 based petrol unit which is 1.2 liter Kappa Dual VTVT petrol producing the max power of 81.86bhp and peak torque of 114Nm while the Dzire also gets same size of petrol engine with family line-up technology which is 1.2 liter K-series VVT and good to develop better power of 83.2bhp and torque of 115Nm.
Meanwhile, diesel engine under the Xcent hood is 1.1 liter U2 CRDi churning out the max output of 71.01bhp and 180Nm while under the Dzire hood is a 1.3 liter DDis diesel unit good to produce 74bhp & 190Nm of max power and torque respectively. Well, it seems clearly with above mentioned data that Dzire takes the cake away from Xcent here in terms of the engine availability.
Transmission wise, both sedans are geared-up with 5-speed manual in their diesel trims while 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic both in the petrol.
As far as their fuel economy is concerned, the petrol MT variants of both the cars are equally fuel efficient and offers mileage of 19.1 km/l in Xcent and 20.85 Km/l in Dzire but petrol AT variants offers 16.96 km/l in Xcent while 18.5 km/l in Dzire. However, Maruti has improved the technology of its diesel trim and thus it becomes slightly better fuel efficient model than Xcent now. The Dzire diesel’s mileage is 26.59 km/l over the 24.4 km/l mileage of Xcent.
The mileage figures are ARAI certified.
It’s true that the expectations are so high with this new sedan but still we can’t ignore the on-road success of Maruti’s ongoing Dzire. It offers awesome drivability and well balanced handling on road which is being loved by its customers since its launch. The Dzire is Maruti’s one of the most selling model in India which automatically explains everything. Hence, Hyundai’s this car will have to work hard as there is a long way to go to beat the car of India’s most reliable brand’s sedan.
Hyundai Xcent doesn’t excel this section due to minimal steering feedback and it doesn’t have the punch of Dzire. You will find Xcent most responsive and good in the mid range but near the redline U2 does feels nervous and nowhere close to 1.3L Dzire.
Space & Dimension:
Again Maruti’s sedan scores more by having more width and height which is making this sedan more spacious than new Xcent. The Dzire is 3995mm long, 1695mm wide and 1555mm tall while the Xcent is 3995 in length, 1660mm in width and 1520mm in height.
Not only in dimension but Maruti Dzire also beats Xcent in other measurements like of wheelbase, clear height etc. The ongoing Dzire carries the wheelbase of 2430mm over the 2425mm of new Xcent, ground clearance of 170 mm over the 165mm of Xcent. But Dzire lacks down in its luggage capacity. The Hyundai’s sedan has much better boot space of 407 liters over the small 320 liters of Dzire.
This is a section where Hyundai’s new sedan is a clear winner coz of the availability of many new interior features which are first-in-segment. Hyundai has designed the Xcent with comfort equipments like 1GB internal memory music system, rear AC vents, smart key with push button start/stop, rear parking camera with sensors, 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, cooled glove-box and auto folding mirrors. These comfort devices are automatically hike the level of Hyundai sedan coz none of these features are available in Maruti Swift Dzire except rear parking sensors.
However after new update Dzire gets some new feature in like start/stop button, rear power socket, new fabric upholstery, updated audio system with bluetooth telephony, smart key access and electric folding mirrors.
The outside glimpse of both the sedans is cool and classy. Though we can’t say that they are the models of present or next gen in look wise but still satisfied the customers. Among these two, we can’t give anyone more score. Both the companies designed it with sharp finishing and brilliant curves.
In the recent update Dzire got single slat front chrome grille, new Smoked headlamps, chrome accents around fog lamps and tweaked rear bumper with reverse parking sensors. But overall it is same as the current GEN model.
Hyundai Xcent Pros:
- Best in class interior fit
- 407 of big and practical boot
- Loaded with tons of features
Hyundai Xcent Cons:
- Average highway performance
- Squeezed rear bench space for 5.
Maruti Swift Dzire Pros:
- Outstanding on-road performance, Maruti’s best selling model.
- Maruti is most reliable and trustworthy brand of India.
- Excellent after-sale services.
- Neutral road manners
Maruti Swift Dzire Cons:
- Lacks in its interior features, comparatively
- Impractical 316 litre of boot space
Awkward boot design