Honda Amaze

Overview of the car

Sedan

Automatic

Petrol

14 Mileage

35 Litres

N/A

5 Seater

2 Years / 40,000 kms

Performance Metrics
139

kilometers per hour

Top Speed
15

seconds

0-100 kph
4.7

Meters

Turning Cycle
Tech Specs

Engine

Displacement
1198 cc
Max Power
88 bhp
Torque
11.11 kgm
Number of Cylinder(s)
4

Dimensions

Wheel Base
2405 mm
Ground Clearance
165 mm
Bootspace
400 ltrs
Turning Circle
4.7 mtrs
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Suspension & Chassis

Front Suspension
Mc Pherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Steering Type
Collapsible Electric Power Assisted
Tyres
Front: 175/65 R14
Rear: 175/65 R14
Front Brakes
Disc
Rear Brakes
Drum
Reviews and Video
NARAIN IMG

Narain Says

The Amaze imparts the driver plenty of confidence while going around corners and at high speeds as well. The electrically assisted steering is accurate if a touch light at low speeds but weighs up as you go faster.

HORMAZD IMG

Hormazd Says

Engineered from the outset for India after a lot of market research, the Amaze delivers most things it set out to and just about everything buyers in the sub-four metre sedan segment are looking for.

TorqueX Review

What you’ll like?

Smooth petrol engine,accurate steering, ample rear passenger space

What you won’t like?

Dull to drive, missing features

TorqueX Says

The effective CVT gearbox and new dash makes a good car even better

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Honda Amaze Review, Road Test

Honda Amaze

What is it?

Since its launch in 2013, Honda's Amaze has had a pretty successful run. However, in a segment as important and competitive as that for compact sedans, frequent updates to keep customer interest alive is the name of the game. What you see here is the refreshed Amaze. It's identifiable by its bolder styling, particularly so at the front-end. The petite smiling grille has been ditched in favour of a chrome-heavy one that now extends from headlight to headlight. Below this bold new grille sits a large, all-new bumper which features a revised air dam and large faux air intakes with fog lights in them. The side profile of the car remains unchanged though the re-profiled tail-lights do give this up as the new Amaze.

What's it like inside?

Honda had received a lot of negative feedback on the original Amaze's Spartan dashboard and it's good to know the Japanese manufacturer has made amends. The Amaze receives a new dash that's similar to the Jazz's in layout and design. However, the centre console is all-new and is user-friendly in how it houses the audio system high up. Existing Amaze owners will also notice the addition of automatic climate control. Interestingly, the Amaze doesn't get the touchscreen-type control for the air-con system as in the City and Jazz. The Amaze uses a more conventional arrangement and to be honest, it's nice and straightforward to use. Honda has also changed the instruments and what you get now is a more informative cluster.

Elsewhere, though the steering wheel, gear lever and window switches are unchanged, there's been an overall improvement in functionality – the buttons are intuitive to touch and two additional cubby holes make more space for knick knacks.

The equipment and feature list has been expanded too. You now get Bluetooth connectivity, along with the option of the Honda Connect package. ABS is standard across all variants (except the base petrol) and airbags are standard on all but the base models (entry-level E and S trims get airbags as an option).

The cabin is as spacious as before with ample legroom for the rear passengers. The thin seats from the earlier Amaze have been retained and though they look flimsy, they continue to offer adequate support and comfort

What's it like to drive?

If you've driven the 1.2 petrol manual or the 1.5 diesel Amaze before, you won't find the driving experience any different here. Honda hasn't altered either engine or gearbox though the diesel version does run notably quieter than before. The version of the Amaze that is different to drive is the petrol automatic one. That's because Honda has dropped the earlier auto's torque converter gearbox and replaced it with a more efficient CVT unit. The gearbox executes shifts in a smooth and seamless manner and what's nice is the rubberband effect, inherent on CVTs, isn't all that pronounced here. The 'box performs well on the highway too – floor the accelerator and it holds the revs at 4000rpm as it starts gaining pace. Fuel economy is a claimed 18.1kpl which is impressive. As for the engine, it's refined as ever, with acceptable levels of engine noise and vibration making its way through to the cabin.

The suspension feels the same as on the earlier car. It's set on the softer side though there's an underlying firmness. At low speeds, the ride quality is best described as amicable. The Amaze is comfortable but doesn't feel as absorbent or settled as the Figo Aspire or Tata's Zest. Handling is light and entertaining but again, not, at class best levels. The steering, though, feels nice and weighted and lends confidence to the driver at high speeds.  ­­

Should I buy it?

The Amaze always had a neat design, spacious cabin, a peppy petrol engine and a frugal (if noisy) diesel engine. With the facelift, the Amaze adds more eye-catching styling, a richer interior and a well-suited CVT gearbox to the list of reasons you should be interested in it. While the changes are not far-reaching, they do help enhance the Amaze's overall appeal. Honda has done well to price it competitively too. Prices start at Rs 5.29 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and top off at Rs 8.20 lakh for the VX (diesel) model. Without bringing the whole bunch of compact sedans together, it's hard to tell where the new Amaze stands. But in isolation, this is the best the Amaze has been.

 

 

 

Fact File

 

Price Range (in lakhs)*

Ex-showroom price (Delhi) Rs 5.30 - 8.20 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Engine

Fuel Petrol/Diesel
Installation 4-cylinder, 1198cc, SOHC i-VTEC/ 4-cylinder, 1498cc, DOHC i-DTEC
Power 86.8bhp @ 6,000rpm /88.8bhp @ 6,000rpm (CVT) /98.6bhp @ 3,600rpm
Torque 11.1kgm @ 4,500rpm /11.2kgm @ 4,800rpm (CVT) /20.39kgm @ 1,750rpm

Transmission

Gearbox 5 speed manual/CVT

Dimensions

Length 3990mm
Width 1680mm
Height 1505mm
Wheel base 2405mm
Ground clearance 165mm

Chassis & Body

Tyres 175/65 R14

Suspension

Front McPherson Strut, Coil Spring
Rear Torsion Beam, Coil Spring

Brakes

Front Discs
Rear Drums
 
 
 
 

Comfort & Convenience

  • Central Locking
  • Remote Locking
  • Total Immobilizer
  • Climate Control
  • Remote Boot Release
  • Remote Fuel Lid
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rear Wiper
  • Rear Defogger
  • Front Power Windows
  • Rear Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Electric Adjust wing mirror
  • Dead Pedal
  • Cruise Control
  • Paddle shifters
  • Sunroof
  • Refrigerator
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Air Conditioner
  • Electric Sun Blinds
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
  • Reversing Camera
  • Hill Start Assist
  • 360 degree camera
  • Heads Up Display
  • Stop/start
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED Lights
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Rear Power Outlet

Drivers Aid & Safety

  • ABS
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Parking Sensors
  • Airbags Total

Seating

  • Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Split rear seats
  • Leather Upholstery
  • Folding Rear Seats
  • Front Adjustable Headrests
  • Rear Adjustable Headrests
  • Passenger Seat Height Adjust
  • Lumbar Support
  • Third row of seats
  • Seat Massagers
  • Seat Memory
  • Cooled Seats
  • Electric Seats
  • Driver Seat Power Adjust
  • Rear Seat Foldable Table
  • Rear Seat Centre Armrest

Entertainment & Communication

  • TouchScreen Audio System
  • Audio system (with Radio)
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth & Streaming
  • Steering Audio Controls
  • Speakers
  • Hands Free Telephony
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Single CD Player
  • Rear seat screens
  • Subwoofer
  • Voice activated controls

Tyres & Wheels

  • Spare wheel
  • Space saver
  • Alloy Wheels
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