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The New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo- Detailed comparison

Maruti Dzire, one of India’s largest selling sedan has been given a thorough makeover with new looks,  features and bigger space. The new model is expected to take forward the popular Dzire brand name which has over the years strengthened its position as the top of the compact sedan pile. On the other hand, Volkswagen is the most recent player in the segment with the Ameo. However, the question is how do these two compact sedans fare against each other? Lets check it out here in our new 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo comparison.

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo Comparison

New Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo – Price Comparison

2017 Maruti DzireVolkswagen Ameo
Ex-showroom PriceRs 5.50 Lakh to Rs 9.00 Lakh (estimated)Rs. 5.53-9.88 lakh

With the launch of the new model, the  prices of the Dzire are likely to go up by around Rs. 30,000-40,000 . The cost of the top end diesel automatic trims could go upto as much as 9 lakhs! Whereas in comparison, the Ameo is competitively priced with prices which start at Rs. 5.53 lakh onwards only. That said, its top end diesel variants with the 7-speed DSG are quite expensive.

2017 Maruti Dzire

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo – Specification Comparison

New 2017 Maruti DzireVolkswagen Ameo
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L Petrol, 1.3 L Diesel1.2 L Petrol, 1.5 L Diesel
Power83 bhp, 74 bhp74 bhp, 108 bhp
Torque115 Nm, 190 Nm110 Nm, 250 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/5-speed AMT, 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT5-speed manual, 5-speed manual/7-speed AT
Mileage(claimed)20-21 kpl, 26-27 kpl (estimated)17.83 KMPL, 21.66 KMPL/ 21.73 KMPL

The petrol variant of the Ameo is low on power as well as torque. That said, the 1.5 diesel engine which powers the Ameo is way ahead of the Dzire’s 1.3 L unit. It also comes equipped with Volkswagen’s slick 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. On the other hand the Dzire lets buyers choose between a 5-speed AMT and a 5-speed manual. Volkswagen Ameo petrol does not come with a automatic transmission option.

Volkswagen Ameo

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo – Mileage Comparison

New 2017 Maruti DzireVolkswagen Ameo
Diesel26-27 KMPL21.73 KMPL/21.66 KMPL
Petrol20-21 KMPL17.83 KMPL

Due to the low kerb weight of the new Dzire, it should be even more fuel efficient than the model it replaces. The claimed mileage could easily touch 27 KMPL for the diesel variant. Coming to the ARAI certified mileage figures, the Ameo has a clear disadvantage. That said, the real world figures depend a lot upon an individual’s driving style so, they might be closer.

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo – Features Comparison

When it comes to features, both the cars get dual front airbags as well as ABS as standard fitment. Both the cars can be called equally matched when it comes to the list of equipment on offer. That said, the new Dzire has a little edge as it gets, keyless entry and go, projector headlamps and LED DRLs apart from the common features.

Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingKeyless entry and goRemote Key
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio System7 inch TouchscreenTouchscreen

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo – Design Comparison

Volksgwagen Ameo

Both the compact sedans have very contrasting design traits. The new Dzire features curvy lines all over. On the other hand, the Ameo is all straight sharp cuts. Though the front end of the Dzire resembles the upcoming Swift, Maruti has done a great job to set the Dzire apart. Because the development of the new Dzire took place alongside the new Swift, the designers had the privilege to better integrate the boot into the hatchback’s design. On the same lines, Volkswagen too has done a decent job of integrating the boot into the Polo hatchback, but it isn’t as seamless as the Dzire, or the Vento for that matter.

Ameo Rear


Much like the exteriors, the interiors of the Dzire are also quite different from that of the Swift. It boasts of a sport flat-bottom steering wheel. The centre console is very much tilted towards the driver,  which makes the cabin very driver centric. The Ameo also gets a flat bottom steering wheel, which without the faux wood insert looks much more sporty. Volkswagen Ameo features very high levels of quality and fit & finish.


Ameo Interiors

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo – Dimensions Comparison

Length3995 mm3995 mm
Width1735 mm1695 mm
Height1515 mm1525 mm
Wheelbase-NA-2491 mm
Ground Clearance-NA-174 mm
Boot Space357 litres359 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity-NA-42 litres

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Volkswagen Ameo – Verdict

The Ameo does pretty well in almost all aspects. Its quite a  fun to drive car, especially when it comes to the 1.5 L Diesel. Dzire’s AMT gearbox does not fare well against the Volkswagen’s dual clutch DSG transmission. However, Volkswagen can’t quite compete with the kind of trust Indian car buyers have in Maruti Suzuki. Not as of now, at least.

  • Price – The entry level trims of the Dzire and Ameo could cost the same whereas the top end automatic diesel variant of the Ameo is expensive.
  • Specifications – The Ameo scores higher in terms of performance from the diesel motor. On the other hand it is the Dzire’s 1.2 L petrol that is better in terms of specifications.
  • Features – Maruti Dzire has slightly more features than the Volkswagen Ameo. Both cars have dual front airbags and ABS as standard.
  • Design – The new Dzire definitely looks better than before and and more premiere too. That said, the Ameo is one of the better looking compact sedans out there.

Also Read- 2017 Maruti Swift Dzire- Everything you need to know

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About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, https://indiaautoz.in .

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