2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Which Variant Is The Best Value For Money? E, S, V, VX

2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Which Variant Is The Best Value For Money? E, S, V, VX

The Honda Amaze petrol recently got a BS6 update and its prices went up marginally. After the price revision, which variant seems to offer the best value? Let’s compare the features and find out.

 

Honda Amaze

2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Prices

The BS6 Amaze petrol starts at Rs. 6.1 lakh (ex-showroom) for the E variant and goes up to Rs. 8.76 lakh for the VX variant with the automatic transmission.

HONDA AMAZE PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | MAR. 2020

 

E

S

V

VX

1.2L PETROL Manual

Rs. 6,09,900

Rs. 6,81,900

Rs. 7,44,900

Rs. 7,92,900

1.2L PETROL Auto

 

Rs. 7,71,900

Rs. 8,34,900

Rs. 8,75,900

1.5L DIESEL Manual

Rs. 7,55,900

Rs. 8,11,900

Rs. 8,74,900

Rs. 9,22,900

1.5L DIESEL Auto

 

Rs. 8,91,900

Rs. 9,54,900

Rs. 9,95,900


The prices of the BS6 petrol Amaze have gone up by about Rs. 9,000 to Rs. 17,000 depending on variants. Here are the BS4 prices ocmpared with the current prices:

HONDA AMAZE PETROL PRICE LIST | BS6 vs BS4

EX-SHOWROOM DELHI  | MAR. 2020

 

E MT

S MT

V MT

VX MT

S CVT

V CVT

VX CVT

BS6

Rs. 6,09,900

Rs. 6,81,900

Rs. 7,44,900

Rs. 7,92,900

Rs. 7,71,900

Rs. 8,34,900

Rs. 8,75,900

BS4

Rs. 5,93,000

Rs. 6,73,000

Rs. 7,33,000

Rs. 7,81,000

Rs. 7,63,000

Rs. 8,23,000

Rs. 8,64,000

Diff.

Rs. 16,900

Rs. 8,900

Rs. 11,900

Rs. 11,900

Rs. 8,900

Rs. 11,900

Rs. 11,900

2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Engine Spec Comparison

Before we dive into the features and variants, let’s look at how it compares with the competition in terms of engine specs.

2020 HONDA AMAZE VS COMPETITION

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Honda 

Amaze


Maruti Suzuki

Dzire

Hyundai

Aura

Tata 

Tigor

Ford

Aspire

Displacement

1.2-litre normal

1.2-litre normal

1.2-litre normal

1.0-litre turbo

1.2-litre normal

1.2-litre normal

Cylinders

4

4

4

3

3

3

Maximum Power

90PS @ 6000rpm

82PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

96PS @ 6500rpm

Maximum Torque

110Nm @ 4800rpm

113Nm @ 4200rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

119Nm @ 4250rpm

Transmission

5-speed MT & CVT

5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT

5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT

5-speed MT 

5-speed MT & 5-speed AMT

5-speed MT

Claimed FE

18.60kmpl & 18.3kmpl

21.21kmpl

-

20.0kmpl (est.)

-

18.5kmpl


The Honda Amaze petrol has 90PS of power, which is better than the Dzire, Aura and Tigor 1.2, but not as good as the Aspire or the Aura’s turbo petrol engine. Its torque output is the least in its class and it also comes in late at 4800rpm, which suggests that it’s not the easiest to drive in the city as it’ll require you to downshift and rev frequently if you want to accelerate quickly. However, among the cars with 4-cylinder, it has respectable power output. 4 cylinder engines are inherently balanced and are naturally smoother than 3-cylinder engines.

The Amaze petrol is available with a 5-speed manual transmission, which is par for the course but the automatic transmission is of CVT type, which is far superior to the AMT automatics, which are offered with the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Aura 1.2 and Tata Tigor. Since a CVT automatic doesn’t have gears, there’s absolutely zero jerk or head-nod felt when accelerating or decelerating unlike any other kind of transmission. But it also means that it’s one of the expensive automatic transmission options in the segment.

The Amaze BS6 promises a fuel efficiency of 18.6kmpl with the manual transmission and 18.3kmpl with the automatic.

2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Dimensions Comparison

All sub-4m sedans are equally long but the Dzire is the widest while the Tigor is the tallest. The Ford Aspire has the longest wheelbase in the class, which helps liberate some legroom in the cabin. The Amaze leads the pack with respect to the boot space, narrowly beating the Tata Tigor. It’s worth noting here that the hinge mechanism for opening and closing the boot does eat into the boot space. Since the Tigor has hydraulic struts instead of a spring-loaded hinge, despite its 1.0-litre disadvantage, it may offer better boot space than the Amaze in real life. So, the Amaze doesn’t seem to excel in any manner in the comparison of the dimensions.

2020 HONDA AMAZE VS COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Honda 

Amaze

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Hyundai

Aura

Ford

Aspire

Tata 

Tigor

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

3992mm

Width

1695mm

1735mm

1680mm

1704mm

1677mm

Height

1501mm

1515mm

1520mm

1525mm

1537mm

Wheelbase

2470mm

2450mm

2450mm

2490mm

2450mm

Boot space

420-lt

378-lt

402-lt-

-

419-lt

Fuel Tank

35-lt

37-lt

37-lt

42-lt

35-lt


2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - E Variant

The E variant of the Honda Amaze petrol costs Rs. 6.1 lakh. It gets the standard safety features like 2 front airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, day/night inside mirror and ISOFIX child seat anchors. It also gets power windows, MID and boot light.

Since it doesn’t get central locking and music system, we’d recommend this variant only to those who’re on a tight budget. This is also the variant, which received the biggest price hike of Rs. 16,900 after the BS6 upgrade.

HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL | E VARIANT FEATURES

Rs. 6,09,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

Dual front airbags

4 Power Windows

Chrome Grille

ABS with EBD

Bottle Holder in All Doors

Body Coloured Bumpers

Rear Parking Sensors

Front Cup Holders

Side Step Garnish

Seat Belt Reminder

Front Accessory Socket

Dual Tone Instrument Panel(Black & Beige)

High-speed Alert

Tachometer

Steering Wheel & Meter Ring w/ Piano Black Garnish

Front Seatbelts Pretensioners w/ Force Limiter

MID Combination Meter: Average Fuel Consumption & Cruising Range

Fabric Seats in Beige

Day & Night IRVM

Meter Illumination Control

Inside Door Handles in Ivory Colour

Impact Sensing Door Unlock

Power Steering

Micro Antenna

ISOFIX

Manual AC with Heater

 
 

Trunk Light

 


2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - S Variant

The S variant of the Amaze costs Rs. 6.82 lakh, which is Rs. 72,000 more than the E variant’s ex-showroom price.

The prominent additions to the S variant include remote central locking, a music system, electrically-adjustable and foldable outside mirrors, rear centre armrest and wheel covers. The S variant is also available with CVT automatic, which costs Rs. 90,000 more at Rs. 7.72 lakh. It gets a gear position indicator. Technically, a CVT automatic doesn’t have gears. But Honda has programmed multiple shift points in its CVT and this indicator shows which of those shift point is currently selected.

The S variant doesn’t justify the price jump of Rs. 72,000 over the E variant but it does have a nice balance of functional features. Go for it only if you can’t stretch your budget further. If you’re looking for the best value, then keep reading further.

HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL S VARIANT | FEATURES OVER E

Rs. 6,81,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Central Locking

2-DIN Integrated Audio 

Passenger Side Seat Back Pocket

Body Coloured Door Handles

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Front (2) & Rear (2) Speakers

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVM

Body Coloured ORVM w/ Turn Indicators

 

Bluetooth, Aux-in & USB Connectivity

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Full Wheel Covers

 

Steering Mounted Controls

Front Seat Adjustable Headrest

Black Sash Tape on B Pillar

   

Tilt Steering

Shark Fin Antenna

   

Rear Accessory Socket

Piano Black Inserts on Dashboard and Doors

   

Rear Center Foldable Armrest w/ Cupholder

Silver Finish AC Outlet & Inside Door Handles

   

Keyless Entry

Dual Tone Door Panel

   

Driver Side Power Window w/ One Touch Down

 
   

Shift Position Indicator(CVT only)

 


2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - V Variant

The V variant of the Honda Amaze petrol costs Rs. 7.45 lakh, which is Rs. 63,000 more than the S variant. The price gap remains consistent between the S automatic and V automatic, which costs Rs. 8.35 lakh.

The V variant offers rear windshield defogger, keyless entry and push-button start/stop, a bigger MID, LED position lamps and 15-inch alloy wheels. The automatic variant also gets steering-mounted paddle shifters to jump between those pre-programmed virtual shift points so you can manually decide if you want to drive in taller or shorter transmission ratio.

This variant totally justifies its cost even if you consider the price and feature gap over the E variant. This is our top recommended variant in the Amaze petrol lineup.

HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL V VARIANT | FEATURES OVER S

Rs. 7,44,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

Front Fog Lamps

SmartKey w/ Push Start/Stop Button

LED Positioning Lamp

Rear Windshield Defogger

Bigger MID Screen w/ Outside Temp & Instant Fuel Consumption Display

R15 Alloy Wheels

 

Automatic AC

 
 

Front & Rear Mud Guard

 
 

Driver Seat Back Pocket

 
 

Paddle Shift(CVT only)

 


2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - VX Variant

The VX variant is another Rs. 48,000 dearer and costs Rs. 7.93 lakh for the manual transmission. At Rs. 8.76 lakh VX automatic is only Rs. 83,000 more expensive than the VX manual and Rs. 41,000 dearer than the V automatic.

This variant adds a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, cruise control and a rear parking camera. For the price increase, it’s adding features that you can either add later from the aftermarket (touchscreen) or features that you’re rarely going to miss (cruise control). It doesn’t justify spending Rs. 48,000 over the V manual variant. In the case of the VX automatic, it doesn’t get cruise control, which makes it a worse value proposition than the VX manual. This is not our recommended variant based on the value for money.

HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL VX VARIANT | FEATURES OVER V

Rs. 7,92,900 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Rear Camera With Guidelines

7” Touchscreen Infotainment System w/ Navigation

Cruise Control(MT Only)

 

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay Connectivity

Driver Side Window w/ One Touch Up/Down w/ Pinch Guard

 

Voice Commands

2 USB Ports

 

IR Remote Control

 


2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Verdict

Out of the 4 variants of the 2020 Honda Amaze petrol, the V variant offers the best value for money. The E variant is too basic but still worth considering if you’re on a budget and are comfortable getting some features from the aftermarket. If we consider the E variant as the baseline, then the S variant and VX variant don’t justify their price premiums for the features they offer.

HONDA AMAZE 1.2L PETROL | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | JAN. 2020

Variants

Price (Manual)

Price (Automatic)

Recommendation

E

Rs. 6,09,900

-

Extend your budget to upgrade to higher variant

S

Rs. 6,81,900

Rs. 7,71,900

For buyers who have a budget limitation

V

Rs. 7,44,900

Rs. 8,34,900

Top Recommended Variant

VX

Rs. 7,92,900

Rs. 8,75,900

Not Recommended 


2020 Honda Amaze BS6 Petrol - Colour Options

The 2020 Honda Amaze is available in the following colour options:

  • Red
  • White
  • Silver
  • Brown
  • Grey

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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