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July 2022 - Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol, CNG Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire petrol you should buy based on the expected prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the Dzire's petrol variants and their features. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Dzire with its competitors and other petrol and CNG-powered B2-segment sedans like Hyundai Aura, Honda Amaze and Tata Tigor.

 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Updated: This update of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire petrol and CNG variants explained article includes the latest prices of the Dzire sedan. We also provide buying recommendations and match the budget and needs of car buyers with the value for money and a pleasant long-term ownership experience.

Also Read: Tata Tigor Petrol, CNG Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol?

The pros or advantages of 2022 Maruti Suzuki Dzire petrol are:

  • Phenomenal fuel efficiency with all 3 powertrains
  • Choice of 3 engine-transmission options: petrol-manual, petrol-automatic and CNG-manual
  • Top variant feature list is fairly long and includes LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs, cruise control, rear AC vents, rear armrest, machined alloy wheels, power mirrors, auto AC, steering-mounted controls, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple Carplay, keyless entry with push-button start-stop
  • Maruti Suzuki’s wide sales and service network makes it easy to find original and OEM-spec spares and competent mechanics
  • Maruti’s cars tend to hold their value residual value in the used car market
  • Dzire is the widest car in its segment and has the widest tyres in the top 2 variants

The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Arena Dzire petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • No diesel and CNG-automatic powertrain options available
  • Missing features like front armrest, padded door armrest, adjustable rear headrests
  • Too common on our roads makes it a bad choice for buyers who want their cars to stand out on the road
  • Cab image may turn off some buyers
  • Some features like LED DRLs, LED projector headlamps and rear camera remain exclusive to the top variant
  • Dzire has the smallest boot in its segment; 42L smaller than Honda Amaze, the segment leader

What Is The Price Of Maruti Suzuki Arena Dzire Petrol Variants?

The Dzire petrol is available in 4 variants, 3 of which even offer an automatic transmission. The Dzire petrol-manual range starts at Rs. 6.24 lakh with the LXI variant and tops out at Rs. 8.68 lakh with the ZXI Plus trim. The Dzire petrol-automatic variants cost between Rs. 7.78 lakh and Rs. 9.18 lakh (ex-showroom). With all of these 3 automatic variants, you’re paying exactly Rs. 50,000 more over the comparable petrol-manual variants for the convenience of an automatic transmission.

MARUTI SUZUKI ARENA DZIRE PRICES

MANUAL VS AUTOMATIC

EX-SHOWROOM | JULY 2022

Variant

Manual

Difference

Automatic

LXI

Rs. 6,24,000

-

-

VXI

Rs. 7,28,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 7,78,000

ZXI

Rs. 7,96,000

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 8,46,000

ZXI Plus

Rs. 8,67,500

Rs. 50,000

Rs. 9,17,500

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The Maruti Dzire is also available with CNG bi-fuel option in 2 of its mid variants. The VXI CNG costs Rs. 8.23 lakh while the ZXI CNG costs Rs. 8.91 lakh. These prices are Rs. 95,000 higher than the petrol-only variants. Considering the July fuel prices in Delhi, you’ll have to drive the car for about 55,000km to recover this higher upfront cost. We suggest Dzire CNG buyers to consider the CNG bi-fuel model only if you intend to drive the car for more than 60,000km during the ownership.

You can use V3Cars Fuel Cost Calculator to find out how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

MARUTI SUZUKI ARENA DZIRE PRICES

PETROL VS CNG

EX-SHOWROOM | JULY 2022

Variant

Petrol

Difference

CNG

VXI

Rs. 7,28,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 8,23,000

ZXI

Rs. 7,96,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 8,91,000

New Maruti Suzuki Dzire LXI - Base Model Features & Review

The base LXI variant of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire sedan only comes with the 1.2L normal petrol engine and a manual transmission. It costs Rs. 6.24 lakh (ex-showroom). The most notable features of the new Dzire’s LXI base model are:

  • Manual AC
  • Tilt steering
  • Idle start/stop
  • Internally-adjustable outside mirrors
  • Black door handles and outside mirrors
  • 14-inch steel wheels
  • LED tail lamps
  • Bottle holders

Considering the ex-showroom price, the base variant doesn’t get several must-have features like:

  • Remote central locking
  • Power windows
  • Music system
  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Body-coloured mirrors and door handles
  • Wheel covers
  • Power mirrors
  • Front adjustable headrests

Therefore, for a decent ownership experience, we can’t recommend buying the LXI variant even to the budget-conscious buyers. You should consider stretching your budget and upgrading to one of the variants.

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE LXI

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Antenna

MID

LED tail lamps

Std. safety features

Idle start/stop (petrol only)

14-inch steel wheels

2x ISOFIX

Manual AC

Black door handles

 

12V power socket

Black outside mirrors

 

Tilt steering

Dual-tone interiors

 

Internally-adjustable outside mirrors

Silver fog lamp garnish

 

4x bottle holders

Body-coloured bumpers

2022 Arena Dzire LXI vs VXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The 2022 Dzire VXI is available with petrol-manual, petrol-automatic and CNG-manual powertrain combination. The petrol-manual costs Rs. 7.28 lakh, which is Rs. 1.04 lakh more than the LXI variant. The Dzire VXI petrol-automatic costs Rs. 7.78 lakh, which is Rs. 50,000 more than the VXI petrol-manual. For the VXI CNG bi-fuel, you’ll have to pay another Rs. 95,000 over the petrol-manual as it costs Rs. 8.23 lakh (ex-showroom). The VXI variant gets the following additional notable features over the base LXI variant:

  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Remote central locking
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Music system
  • Boot light
  • Rear AC vents
  • Rear armrest with cup holders
  • Front adjustable headrests
  • All power windows
  • Power mirrors with power folding
  • Wheel covers
  • Body-coloured door handles and outside mirrors
  • Tachometer
  • Day/night inside mirror

Even with the VXI variant, you might miss the following features:

  • Auto AC
  • Rear defogger
  • LED DRLs
  • LED or projector headlamps
  • Rear camera
  • Front fog lamps

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE LXI vs VXI | PRICE COMPARISON

 

LXI

Difference

VXI

CNG-Manual

-

-

Rs. 8,23,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 95,000

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 6,24,000

Rs. 1,04,000

Rs. 7,28,000

Difference

-

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Auto

-

-

Rs. 7,78,000

The VXI variant doesn’t completely justify the Rs. 1.04 lakh higher asking price with the features. However, almost all of its additional features are must-have. So, we’ll suggest budget buyers to compromise a bit on value and stretch the budget to accommodate at least the VXI variant. It’ll offer a far better ownership experience than the more affordable LXI variant.

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE VXI

FEATURES OVER LXI

Safety & Entertainment

Functional

Style

Music system w/ 4 speakers

Height-adjustable driver seat

Front passenger vanity mirror

Body-coloured door handles

Aux, FM, USB, CD, Bluetooth

Remote central locking

Driver visor ticket holder

Body-coloured outside mirrors

Steering-mounted controls

Front adjustable headrests

Day/night inside mirror

Indicators on outside mirrors

Speed sensing auto door lock

Driver window one-touch down

Rear armrest with cup holders

Interior wood accents

Anti theft alarm

Power mirrors

Boot light

Tachometer

ESC (AMT only)

All power windows

Rear AC vents

Front cabin light

Hill start assist (AMT only)

Power folding mirrors

 

Wheel covers

New Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol VXI vs ZXI Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Dzire ZXI is also available with the 3 powertrain combinations. It costs Rs. 7.96 lakh with the petrol-manual, Rs. 8.46 lakh with the petrol-automatic and Rs. 8.91 lakh with the CNG-manual. These prices are Rs. 68,000 more than the lower VXI trim with comparable powertrains. The new Dzire’s ZXI variant gets the following notable additional features over VXI:

  • Auto AC
  • 7-inch touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto
  • Wired Apple Carplay
  • 2x tweeters
  • Leather on steering wheel
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • 15-inch alloy wheels with wider tyres
  • Rear defogger
  • Front fog lamps

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE VXI vs ZXI | PRICE COMPARISON

 

VXI

Difference

ZXI

CNG-Manual

Rs. 8,23,000

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 8,91,000

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

Rs. 95,000

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 7,28,000

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 7,96,000

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 7,78,000

Rs. 68,000

Rs. 8,46,000

Considering the asking price of the ZXI variant, you might miss features like:

  • LED or projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Rear camera
  • Auto folding outside mirrors

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE ZXI

FEATURES OVER VXI

Style & Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Front fog lamps

7-inch touchscreen

Auto AC

Rear defogger

Wired Android Auto

Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop

15-inch alloy wheels

Wired Apple Carplay

Driver window one-touch up

Leather on steering

2x tweeters

 

The ZXI variant completely justifies the asking price with additional features over the base LXI and VXI variants. Moreover, most of its features are a must-have. So, we highly recommend VXI buyers to buy the ZXI variant if it fits within your budget. For most Dzire buyers, the fairly-loaded ZXI variant will offer a pleasant ownership experience. Since it is also a value-for-money variant, it earns our top recommendation.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol ZXI vs ZXI Plus Variant - Price, Feature Comparison

The Maruti Dzire’s ZXI Plus top model costs Rs. 8.68 lakh with the petrol-manual and Rs. 9.18 lakh with the petrol-automatic. This variant is Rs. 71,500 more expensive than the lower ZXI variant and is not available with the CNG bi-fuel option. It gets the following notable additional features over the ZXI trim:

  • Cruise control
  • Rear camera
  • LED projector headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Auto headlamps
  • Auto-folding outside mirrors
  • Coloured MID
  • Machined alloy wheels

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE ZXI vs ZXI PLUS | PRICE COMPARISON

 

ZXI

Difference

ZXI Plus

CNG-Manual

Rs. 8,91,000

-

-

Difference

Rs. 95,000

 

-

Petrol-Manual

Rs. 7,96,000

Rs. 71,500

Rs. 8,67,500

Difference

Rs. 50,000

 

Rs. 50,000

Petrol-Auto

Rs. 8,46,000

Rs. 71,500

Rs. 9,17,500

The top spec ZXI Plus variant reserves a good number of good-to-have features for itself. While it also justifies the incremental cost over all of the lower variants, it doesn’t add enough must-have features to warrant an upgrade. So, you can buy the ZXI Plus if you want some of its features in your car. It’s a value upgrade, but the lower ZXI variant remains our top pick among Dzire’s variants.

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE ZXI PLUS

FEATURES OVER ZXI

Style & Safety

Functional

Machined alloy wheels

Coloured MID

LED projector headlamps

Auto folding outside mirrors

LED DRLs

Auto headlamps

Rear camera

Cruise control

Which Variant Of The Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol Should You Buy?

The base LXI variant is too basic to offer a decent ownership experience. So, we’ll suggest Dzire buyers to compromise a bit on value and buy at least the VXI variant, which offers a good number of must-have features. If you have a bigger budget, then the ZXI is our top recommendation. It offers a lot of must-have features with a few good-to-have features while offering a better value for money than the lower VXI variant. The ZXI Plus variant also offers good value for money but it mostly adds good-to-have features. So, you can consider buying it if you want those features. This recommendation is valid for Dzire petrol-manual as well as petrol-automatic buyers.

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE PETROL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Manual

Automatic

Recommendation

LXI

Rank 3

Rs. 6,24,000

-

Not recommended

VXI

Rank 4

Rs. 7,28,000

Rs. 7,78,000

Suitable for budget buyers

ZXI

Rank 1

Rs. 7,96,000

Rs. 8,46,000

Top recommended

ZXI Plus

Rank 2

Rs. 8,67,500

Rs. 9,17,500

Value-for-money upgrade; worth considering for unique features

Similarly, for CNG-manual buyers, we’re lucky that Maruti Suzuki offer the bi-fuel option in two of the most well-loaded and value variants, which have a balanced feature set. Here, again, the VXI is suitable for budget buyers but if you can stretch your budget, then ZXI is a better choice and our top recommendation.

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE CNG

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Prices

Recommendation

VXI

Rank 2

Rs. 8,23,000

Suitable for budget buyers

ZXI

Rank 1

Rs. 8,91,000

Top recommended

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Maruti Suzuki Dzire Petrol?

Just like its rival B2-segment sedans, the Dzire also has a 1.2L petrol engine but among non-turbo petrol engine sedans, it has a unique combination of best-in-class power with acceptable torque output at mid-RPMs. The Amaze also has 90PS of power output but it has a lower 110Nm torque, which also peaks 400rpm higher than Dzire’s engine. Therefore, the Dzire, will offer good drivability with higher peak power output closer to the redline.

The Tigor also stands out in terms of drivability as its 113Nm torque peaks at a lower 3300rpm. However, nothing can beat the Aura turbo’s power and torque combination. The 1.0L turbo petrol engine of the Aura makes 100PS of power and 172Nm of torque from as low as 1500rpm.

One area where the Dzire has a clean lead over its rivals is in terms of mileage figures. The Dzire’s claimed fuel 23.26kmpl with the manual and 24.12kmpl are significantly ahead of its rivals, which only go as high as 20.5kmpl.

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE VS RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Dzire

Tigor

Amaze

Aura

Engine

1.2L

1.2L

1.2L

1.2L

1.0L Turbo

Cylinder

4

3

4

4

3

Displacement

1197cc

1199cc

1199cc

1197cc

998cc

Power

90PS @ 6000rpm

86PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

98.90PS/t

87PS/t

96.36PS/t

84.87PS/t

100.4PS/t

Torque

113Nm @ 4400rpm

113Nm @ 3300rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

Torque:Weight

124.18Nm/t

114Nm/t

117.77Nm/t

116.56Nm/t

172.69Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

23.26kmpl

19.93kmpl

18.6kmpl

20.5kmpl

20.5kmpl

Automatic 

5AMT

5AMT

CVT

5AMT

-

AutoFE

24.12kmpl

19.28kmpl

18.3kmpl

20.3kmpl

-

*Estimated

Among CNG bi-fuel B2-segment sedans also, the Dzire has the best-in-class mileage figure of 21.12kmpkg. With this figure, it will cost Rs. 2.43 to cover each kilometre at July CNG fuel prices in Delhi. Considering the July petrol and CNG prices in delhi, you’ll recover the Rs. 95,000 higher cost of the CNG model in about 55,000km of driving. So, you should consider the Dzire CNG only if you intend to drive the car for more than 60,000km. We are considering a higher driving range for this recommendation as the CNG cars also have other drawbacks such as a smaller usable boot space and lower range per full tank of CNG.

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how much any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

Fuel Cost Calculator in India

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE VS RIVALS

CNG ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Dzire

Aura

Tigor

Engine

1.2L Normal

1.2L

1.2L

Cylinder

4

4

3

Displacement

1197cc

1197

1199cc

Power

77.5PS @ 6000rpm

69PS @ 6000rpm

73.4PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

98PS/t*

67PS/t

67PS/t

Torque

98.5Nm @ 4400rpm

95Nm @ 4000rpm

95Nm @ 3500rpm

Torque:Weight

99Nm/t*

90Nm/t

87Nm/t

Manual

5-speed

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

31.12kmpkg

28.1kmpkg

26.49kmpkg

KM Fuel Cost

2.43

Rs. 2.69

Rs. 2.85

*Estimated

What Are The Dimensions Of The Maruti Suzuki Dzire?

The new Dzire is about as long and tall as the rest of the B2 sedans but it’s the widest in its class, which should provide more shoulder room when travelling with 3 passengers in the rear seat. The Dzire, though, has the smallest boot space among its peers but its higher variants get the widest tyre.

MARUTI SUZUKI DZIRE vs COMPETITION

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Dzire

Amaze

Aura

Tigor

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3995mm

3993mm

Width

1735mm

1695mm

1680mm

1677mm

Height

1515mm

1501mm

1520mm

1532mm

Wheelbase

2450mm

2470mm

2450mm

2450mm

Boot space

378L

420L

402L

419L (205L CNG)

Ground Clearance

170mm

170mm

165mm

170mm (165mm CNG)

Fuel Tank

37L

35L

37L

35L (60L CNG)

Tyre Size (base)

165/80 R14

175/65 R14

165/70 R14

175/65 R14

Tyre Size (top)

185/65 R15

175/65 R15

175/60 R15

175/60 R15

Find out how you can get the best mileage or fuel efficiency from your car:

10 Tips To Get Better Mileage From Your Petrol, Diesel Or CNG Car

What Are The Colour Options Of The Maruti Suzuki Dzire?

The 2022 Dzire is available in the following 6 colour options:

  • Brown
  • Silver
  • Red
  • White
  • Dark blue
  • Grey

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

       

B Segment

B2

3850 - 3999mm

Altroz, Dzire, Baleno, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000 - 4499mm

Exception - New City, Slavia, Virtus

Ciaz, Creta, Seltos, Compass, Ertiga

       

D Segment

D1

4500 - 4750mm

XUV700, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V, Carens

       

D Segment

D2

> 4750mm

Gloster, Fortuner, Superb, 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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