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Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Hyundai Aura: Most Value for Money Variants Compared

The most value for money variant of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is the Dzire VXI, which is priced at Rs 7.37 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the most VFM variant of the Hyundai Aura is the Aura SX, which is priced at Rs 7.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Let’s take a look at both these variants, and their attributes and features.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire: Quick Review

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Hyundai Aura: Most Value for Money Variants Compared
Maruti Suzuki Dzire

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has a sleek and contemporary design, with a sloping roofline, swept-back headlamps, and a sporty front grille. The car also has LED projector headlamps with daytime running lights, LED tail lamps, and electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs with turn indicators.

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is available in a 1.2-liter petrol engine, which produces 88 BHP and 113 Nm of torque. It is mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT gearbox.

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has a comfortable ride quality, and the suspension does a good job of absorbing bumps and undulations on the road. The car also has a light and responsive steering. It also has disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear.


Safety features on the Dzire include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, and a high-speed warning alert system.

The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has a spacious and well-designed interior. The cabin is well laid out and controls are within reach, and easy to find. There is ample legroom and headroom, as well as shoulder room at the front.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire’s mileage ranges from 23.26 km/l to 31.12 km/l (for its Dzire ZXI CNG variant).

Also see: Maruti Dzire Most Value For Money Variant (Dzire VXi) Explained

Hyundai Aura: Quick Review

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Hyundai Aura: Most Value for Money Variants Compared
Hyundai Aura

The Hyundai Aura got a facelift in 2023, with some distinctive changes to its appearance. It now has a slim front grille with inverted trapezoidal air dam design. On both sides of the air dam are inverted L-shaped LED DRLs and functional vertical air vents.

The side profile of the Aura is accentuated by sharp character lines, while the blacked-out B-pillar gives it a floating roof effect. The car’s boot-mounted rear spoiler with an integrated tail lamp has made a comeback after being discontinued in 2021.

The Hyundai Aura comes with two engine options: the 1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine, which produces 81.8 BHP of power and 113 Nm of torque, and the 1.2 Bi-Fuel (petrol and CNG) engine, which produces 67.72 BHP of power and 95.2 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or automated manual transmission (AMT).

The Hyundai Aura has McPherson strut suspension with coil springs at the front and a coupled torsion beam at the rear. Its low-speed ride is compliant, and small bumps are easily absorbed. The car feels comfortable on the expressway and the rear end doesn’t bounce excessively. On the highway, the Aura handles imperfect roads well.

The front seats of the Aura are well-cushioned and offer good support. There is ample legroom and headroom for tall passengers. The driver’s seat is height-adjustable, and the steering wheel is tilt-adjustable. The rear seats of the Aura are spacious with enough legroom and headroom. The Aura also has good storage space, including a 402-litre boot.

The Hyundai Aura has several safety features, including Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), dual airbags, rear parking sensors and camera, speed sensing auto door locks, and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

The Hyundai Aura has an overall mileage range of 20.1 km/l to 28 km/l, depending upon the variant.

Also read: Hyundai Aura Most Value For Money Variant (Aura SX) in Detail

Variant Attributes Comparison: Performance

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Engine (fuel type) Petrol Petrol
Transmission (auto type) None None
Engine – transmission (manual/automatic) Manual Manual
Acceleration (0-60 km/h)  5.22 6.2
Top speed (km/h) 155 155
Engine – displacement (cc) 1197 1197
No. of cylinders 4 4
Engine – power (BHP) 88.5 81.8
Engine- torque (Nm) 113 113.8
Transmission – no. of gears 5 5
Drive type (AWD/RWD/FWD/4WD) FWD FWD
Turbocharging None None
Fuel tank capacity (l) 37 37
Brake performance Adequate Adequate
Engine sound Refined Refined
  • The Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI has better acceleration than the Hyundai Aura SX.
  • The Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI’s engine produces more power (BHP) than the Hyundai Aura SX’s engine does.
  • The Hyundai Aura SX’s engine offers a slightly higher torque than the Maruti Dzire VXI’s engine does.

Variant Attributes Comparison: Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Length (mm) 3995 3995
Width (mm) 1735 1758
Height (mm) 1515 1520
Wheelbase (mm) 2450 2450
Legroom (mm) 700 640
Headroom (mm) 920 920
Shoulder room (mm) 1300 1180
Boot capacity (l) 378 402
Ground clearance (mm) 170 165
  • The Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI is smaller than the Hyundai Aura SX in terms of width and height, and boot capacity.
  • However, the Maruti Dzire VXI has more legroom, shoulder room, and has a higher ground clearance than the Hyundai Aura SX.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Hyundai Aura: Most Value for Money Variants Compared

Variant Attributes Comparison: Ride Quality

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Ride comfort Comfortable Comfortable
Body roll Moderate Moderate
High speed stability Stable Stable
Vibration and harshness Low Low

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Hyundai Aura: Most Value for Money Variants Compared

Variant Attributes Comparison: Handling

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Steering feedback Light Light
Turning radius Average Average
Understeer/Oversteer Mild Mild
Weight distribution Front-biased Front-biased
Body control Good Good

Variant Attributes Comparison: Safety

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Airbags (number) 2 4
Knee/curtain airbags No No
ABS Yes Yes
ESC Yes Yes
Traction control No No
NCAP rating 2 2
Follow me home headlights No No
Crash warning Yes Yes
  • The Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI has fewer airbags than the Hyundai Aura SX.

Variant Attributes Comparison: Fuel Efficiency

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
City mileage (kmpl) NA 14
Highway mileage (kmpl) NA 21
Overall mileage (kmpl) 23.26 20.5
  • The Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI offers better overall mileage than the Hyundai Aura SX.

Variant Attributes Comparison: Driver Assistance

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Power steering Yes Yes
Steering column (tilt/tilt & telescopic) Tilt Tilt
Lane keeping assist No No
Rear parking sensors Yes Yes
Rear parking camera No Yes
360-degree camera No No
Cruise control No Yes
Adaptive cruise control No No
Steering mounted controls Yes Yes
Parking assistance No No
ORVM (manual/automatic) Automatic Automatic
Day/night IRVM Yes Yes
Fog lights No No
Headlights (halogen/LED) Halogen Halogen
Cornering headlamps No No
Hill hold assist No Yes
Low fuel indicator Yes Yes
DRLs No Yes
  • The Hyundai Aura SX has rear parking camera, cruise control, and hill hold assist, which the Maruti Suzuki Dzire lacks.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Hyundai Aura: Most Value for Money Variants Compared
Hyundai Aura rear view

Variant Attributes Comparison: Convenience

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Climate control (manual/automatic/dual zone) None None
Rear AC vents Yes Yes
Seating adjustment (manual/power/memory) Manual Manual
Lumbar support No No
Sunroof (panoramic/standard) None None
Glove box cooling Yes Yes
USB ports Front Yes
Keyless entry Yes Yes
Push button start No No
Power windows – front Yes Yes
Power windows – back Yes Yes
Ventilated seats No No
Rain sensing wiper No No
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Hyundai Aura: Most Value for Money Variants Compared
Maruti Suzuki Dzire interior and dashboard

Variant Attributes Comparison: Features and Gadgets

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Touchscreen type (LCD/TFT/OLED) None LCD
Touchscreen size (inches) NA 8
Touchscreen navigation No Yes
Voice activated controls No Yes
Bluetooth connectivity (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay) No Yes
Internet connectivity No No
Audio system (brand) OEM OEM
Audio system – no. of speakers 4 4
Wireless charging No No
  • The Hyundai Aura SX has an 8-inch LCD touchscreen with navigation support, voice activated controls, and Bluetooth connectivity, which the Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI lacks.

Value For Money Variant Attributes Comparison: Exterior Design

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Wheel size (inches) 14 15
Wheel type (alloy/steel) Steel Alloy
Overall design Conservative Balanced
Headlights design Simple Sleek
Taillights design Simple Bold
Body lines Smooth Smooth
Body coloured bumpers Yes Yes
Body coloured door handles Yes Yes
Paint and finish quality Glossy Glossy
Fit and finish Good Good
Door handles Conventional Conventional
Pillar Slim Slim
  • The Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI has 14-inch steel wheels, while the Hyundai Aura SX has 15-inch alloy wheels.
  • The overall design in the Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI is conservative, while it is balanced in the Hyundai Aura SX.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Hyundai Aura: Most Value for Money Variants Compared
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire front view

Variant Attributes Comparison: Interior Design and Comfort

Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI Hyundai Aura SX
Dashboard (dual tone) Yes Yes
Upholstery (cloth/vinyl/genuine leather) Cloth Cloth
Dashboard design Traditional Modern
Material quality Average Average
Ergonomics Adequate Adequate
Seat comfort Cushioned Supportive
Visibility Good Good
Noise insulation Good Average
  • The dashboard design in the Maruti Dzire VXI is traditional, while it is modern in the Hyundai Aura SX.
  • In terms of seat comfort, while the Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI has cushioned seats, the Hyundai Aura SX’s seats offer good support.
  • Noise insulation in the Maruti DZire VXI is good, while it is average in the Hyundai Aura SX.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Vs Hyundai Aura: Most Value for Money Variants Compared

Hyundai Aura interior and dashboard