If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Honda Amaze petrol or diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the Amaze and look at the price difference. Based on the current petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the Amaze will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.
Honda Amaze Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison
Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Honda Amaze petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Amaze diesel over the Amaze petrol.
For the Honda Amaze diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 2.03 lakh and Rs. 2.35 lakh more than the petrol. With the automatic transmission, the ex-showroom price of the Amaze diesel is Rs. 2.1 lakh higher than the petrol.
Honda Amaze - Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - September 2021
Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.
At the current fuel prices, the Honda Amaze petrol manual will cost you Rs. 1.84 more than the Honda Amaze diesel manual for every kilometer you drive. With the automatic, the Honda Amaze diesel will save you Rs.1.29 compared to the petrol automatic.
Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 1.1 lakh km to 1.27 lakh km with the Honda Amaze diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Amaze petrol. With the automatic, you’ll have to drive at least 1.63 lakh km to justify buying the Amaze diesel over the petrol automatic.
Should You Buy Honda Amaze Petrol Or Diesel?
With these km-to-breakeven figures, you’ll have to drive well over 1.0 lakh km to recover the higher-upfront costs. These figures are too high and based on these, we don’t recommend buying the Amaze diesel over the Amaze petrol. Especially with the Amaze diesel automatic, you not only have to live with 20% less power and 20% less torque but also 3.7kmpl lower fuel efficiency.
To keep the running costs in check, you can consider buying the Hyundai Aura diesel. While it doesn’t get the smooth CVT automatic, its mileage figures don’t deteriorate with the addition of automatic transmission. If you want to buy a diesel-manual compact sedan, then the Ford Aspire is another option worth considering.