August 2021 - New Honda Amaze Facelift Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

August 2021 - New Honda Amaze Facelift Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variants explained article, you'll find out which variant of the new Honda Amaze petrol you should buy based on the latest August 2021 price, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the new Amaze facelift's petrol variants and the features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Honda Amaze facelift with its competitors and other petrol-powered B2-segment sedans like Maruti Dzire, Tata Tigor, Hyundai Aura and Ford Aspire.

2021 Honda Amaze

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Honda Amaze Facelift Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Amaze petrol are:

  • Refined engine that doesn’t protest even when revving hard
  • Slick manual and smooth CVT automatic
  • Honda reliability
  • Fairly long feature list includes LED projectors, cruise control, power mirrors, auto AC, keyless entry, steering-mounted controls, multi-view rear camera, rear armrest, etc.
  • Petrol automatic S variant is reasonably priced - only Rs. 90,000 more for the smooth CVT

The Honda Amaze facelift petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • High-revving engine has a low peak torque output coming at high RPMs, which affects drivability and fuel efficiency
  • No cruise control with VX CVT automatic

What Are The Latest August 2021 Prices Of The Honda Amaze Facelift Petrol?

The new Honda Amaze facelift petrol starts at Rs. 6.32 lakh and tops out at Rs. 9.05 lakh. It’s available in 3 variants, E, S and VX and CVT automatic is available in the top two variants for a premium of Rs. 83,000 to Rs. 90,000.

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HONDA AMAZE PETROL | PRICE LIST

Ex-Showroom August 2021

Variant

Petrol MT

Difference

Petrol CVT

 

Manual

E

Rs. 6,32,000

-

-

S

Rs. 7,16,000

Rs. 90,000

Rs. 8,06,000

VX

Rs. 8,22,000

Rs. 83,000

Rs. 9,05,000

 

New Honda Amaze Facelift Petrol E - Base Model Features & Review

The new Honda Amaze petrol E variant costs Rs. 6.32 lakh, and it’s only available with a manual transmission.

The base variant of the new Honda Amaze comes with a few notable features like a day/night mirror, all power windows and a boot lamp, among others. However, it misses out on a bunch of essential features like remote central locking, steering-mounted controls, a music system, a rear armrest and wheel covers. Therefore, we can’t recommend this variant.

HONDA AMAZE | E VARIANT FEATURES

Rs. 6,32,000 (Petrol MT) | August 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. Safety Features

All Power Windows

Body Coloured Bumpers

Front Seatbelts Pretensioner w/ Load Limiter

All Door Pockets

Black Door Handles

Day & Night IRVM

Front Power Outlet

Fabric Seats

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

MID

R14 Steel Wheels w/out Wheel Covers

ISOFIX

Boot Lamp

Micro Antenna

  

Black Flap-type ORVMs

 

New Honda Amaze Petrol E vs S Variant - Price And Features Comparison

The price difference between the new Amaze petrol manual E and S variant is Rs. 84,000 and it costs Rs. 7.16 lakh (ex-showroom). The S CVT automatic is another Rs. 90,000 more expensive and costs Rs. 8.06 lakh.

HONDA AMAZE PETROL E vs S VARIANT | PRICE COMPARISON

 

E Petrol

Difference

S Petrol

Manual 

Rs. 6,32,000

Rs. 84,000

Rs. 7,16,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 90,000

Automatic

-

-

Rs. 8,06,000

 

The Amaze S variant adds a bunch of essential features like body-coloured door handles and mirrors, tilt steering, wheel covers, height-adjustable driver seat, power mirrors, music system, steering-mounted controls, rear armrest, boot lid liner, LED position lamps and LED tail lamps. For these features, the S variant of the new Honda Amaze almost justifies upgrading. It covers the basic features very well and isn’t too overpriced either.

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HONDA AMAZE S | FEATURES OVER E

Rs. 7,16,000 (Petrol MT) | Rs. 8,06,000 (Petrol AT) | August 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Bluetooth, Aux-in & USB Connectivity

Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

Gear Position Indicator (CVT)

Body Coloured Door Handles & ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

Height Adjustable Driver Seat

Boot Lid Underside Lining

LED Positioning Lamps

Steering Mounted Controls

Adjustable Front Headrests

Passenger Vanity Mirror

Chrome Fog Lamp Detailing

Remote Central Locking

Tilt Steering

Dual Horn

R14 Wheel Covers

4 Speakers

Rear Power Outlet

Rear Armrest

LED Tail Lamps

Music System

  

Shark Fin Antenna

New Honda Amaze Petrol S vs VX Variant - Price And Features Comparison

The price difference between the Amaze facelift S and VX variant is Rs. 1.06 lakh for the manual and Rs. 99,0000 for the automatic. The Amaze petrol VX manual costs Rs. 8.22 while the automatic costs Rs.9.05 lakh (ex-showroom).

HONDA AMAZE PETROL S vs VX | PRICE COMPARISON

 

S Petrol

Difference

VX Petrol

Manual

Rs. 7,16,000

Rs. 1,06,000

Rs. 8,22,000

Difference

Rs. 90,000

 

Rs. 83,000

Automatic

Rs. 8,06,000

Rs. 99,000

Rs. 9,05,000

 

For this additional Rs. 1.0 lakh or so, the VX variant adds auto AC, keyless entry, machined alloy wheels, rear defogger, LED projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment, paddle shifters with the automatic and cruise control. It’s worth noting that cruise control is only available with the manual transmission. While the price difference between S manual and VX manual is easily justified, the VX CVT is not an easy recommendation. The price difference is almost similar but it still misses out on the cruise control, which is not only a desirable feature but also more usable with the automatic.

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From a value perspective, though, the VX manual and automatic are both worth upgrading to over the lower E and S variants.

HONDA AMAZE VX | FEATURES OVER S

Rs. 8,22,000 (Petrol MT) | Rs. 9,05,000 (Petrol AT) | August 2021 Ex-Showroom

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Parking Camera

Auto AC

Cruise Control (MT)

R15 Machined Alloy Wheels

Rear Defogger

Keyless Entry

Driver Side Window w/ One-touch Up & Pinch Guard

Chrome Door Handles

LED Projector Headlamps

Push-button Start/Stop

Extra USB Ports

LED DRLs

LED Fog Lamps

Driver Seat Back Pocket

Mud Guards

Larger MID

7-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Auto Headlamps

Paddle Shifters (Petrol CVT)

 

Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

   

Voice Commands

   

IR Remote Control

   

 

Which Variant Of The New Honda Amaze Petrol Should You Buy In August 2021?

Even for budget buyers, we would not recommend the base E variant as it doesn’t get several basic features. The S is a good value-for-money upgrade and it also offers a nice balance of features. The VX variant offers the best value, and at least with the manual transmission, it is definitely worth buying.

With the automatic also it’s a value-for-money upgrade for those who don’t mind missing out on cruise control. If cruise control is an important feature for you, then you should either buy the VX manual or consider another car altogether.

NEW HONDA AMAZE FACELIFT | RECOMMENDATION

PETROL MANUAL

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

E MT

Rank 2

Rs. 6,32,000

Not recommended

S MT

Rank 3

Rs. 7,16,000

Suitable for budget buyers

VX MT

Rank 1

Rs. 8,22,000

Top recommended

PETROL AUTOMATIC

S CVT

Rank 2

Rs. 8,06,000

Suitable for budget buyers

VX CVT

Rank 1

Rs. 9,05,000

Top recommended

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Honda Amaze Petrol Facelift?

Among the B2 sedans, the Amaze petrol facelift churns out decent power, but its torque output is lower. Moreover, its peak torque arrives at a relatively high 4800rpm. While this engine is smooth and happy to rev all day, most of its torque is concentrated towards the top of the rev band, which will affect its drivability. Turbo petrol and hybrid engines perform better in this regard as they offer a good chunk of their torque at low RPMs.

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If you want an automatic transmission, then the Amaze is the only option in this segment with a smooth and refined CVT-type automatic. Dzire, Tigor and Aura only offer the cheaper AMT-type automatic.

NEW HONDA AMAZE FACELIFT VS B2-SEGMENT SEDANS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Amaze

Dzire

Tigor

Aspire

Aura

Displacement

1.2L

1.2L Hybrid

1.2L

1.2L

1.2L

1.0L Turbo

Cylinder

4

4

3

3

4

3

Cubic Capacity

1199cc

1197cc

1199cc

1194cc

1197cc

998cc

Maximum Power

90PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

96PS @ 6500rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

96.36PS/t

98.90PS/t

83.98PS/t

91.95PS/t

84.87PS/t

100.4PS/t

Peak Torque

110Nm @ 4800rpm

113Nm @ 4400rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

119Nm @ 4250rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm

Torque:Weight

117.77Nm/t

124.18Nm/t

110.35Nm/t

113.98Nm/t

116.56Nm/t

172.69Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual

Claimed FE

18.6kmpl

23.26kmpl

19.93kmpl

18.5kmpl

20.5kmpl

20.5kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

CVT

5AMT

5AMT

-

5AMT

-

Automatic

Claimed FE

18.3kmpl

24.12kmpl

19.28kmpl

-

20.3kmpl

-

What Are The Dimensions Of The Honda Amaze Facelift?

The new Honda Amaze facelift retains the same dimensions as before and holds on to the title of the ‘car with the biggest boot space’, although the Tigor is not too far behind. Other than that, the Amaze facelift is a standard affair with middle-of-the-road dimension specs for the class, which should satisfy most compact sedan buyers.

NEW HONDA AMAZE FACELIFT VS B2-SEGMENT SEDANS RIVALS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Amaze

Dzire

Tigor

Aspire

Aura

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3993mm

3995mm

3995mm

Width

1695mm

1735mm

1677mm

1704mm

1680mm

Height

1501mm

1515mm

1532mm

1525mm

1520mm

Wheelbase

2470mm

2450mm

2450mm

2490mm

2450mm

Boot Space

420-lt

378-lt

419-lt

359-lt

402-lt

Ground Clearance

170mm

170mm

170mm

174mm

165mm

Fuel Tank

35-lt

37-lt

35-lt

42-lt

37-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

175/65 R14

165/80 R14

175/65 R14

175/65 R14

165/70 R14

Tyre Size (Top)

175/65 R15

185/65 R15

175/60 R15

195/55 R15

175/60 R15

What Are The Colour Options Of The Honda Amaze Facelift?

The Amaze facelift is available in the following 5 colour options:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Red
  • Brown

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

    

B Segment

B1

3700-3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

B2

3850-3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

    

C Segment

C

4000-4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

    

D Segment

D

4500-4750mm

Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

    

D+ Segment

D+

4750+mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

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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