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Tata Zest Vs Honda Amaze Vs Swift Dzire Vs Hyundai Xcent as Best Buy

Tata Zest Vs Honda Amaze Vs Swift Dzire Vs Hyundai Xcent as Best Buy

Compare Tata Zest against Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze and Maruti Swift Dzire in India. Review Best Petrol and Diesel Compact Sedan in 5 to 7 Lakh Price Budget


Tata Zest Vs Competition Compact Sedan


Engine Specs

  Tata Zest Honda Amaze Swift Dzire Hyundai Xcent
Petrol Engine 1.2 Lit (Turbocharged) 1.2 Lit 1.2 Lit 1.2 Lit
Power 90 PS 88 PS 84.4 PS 83 PS
Torque 140 NM 109 NM 114 NM 114 NM
ARAI Mileage 17.6 Kmpl 18 Kmpl 20.85 Kmpl 19.1 Kmpl
Body Weight 1120 Kg 960 Kg 970 Kg 965 Kg
Power to Body Weight 80.3 BHP/tonne 91 BHP/tonne 86 BHP/tonne 86 BHP/tonne
         
Diesel Engine 1.3 Lit 1.5 Lit 1.3 Lit 1.1 Lit
Power 75 PS / 90 PS 100 PS 75 PS 71 PS
Torque 200 NM @ 1750 rpm 200 NM @ 1750 rpm 190 NM @ 2000 rpm 180 NM @  1500 rpm
ARAI Mileage 23 Kmpl 25.8 Kmpl 26.59 Kmpl 24.4 Kmpl
Body Weight 1150 Kg 1060 Kg 1050 Kg 1050 Kg
Power to Body Weight 78 BHP/tonne 94 BHP/tonne 71 BHP/tonne 67 BHP/tonne

Tata Zest is Heaviest among Lot. Its the only model though which comes in Turbocharged Petrol Engine in 3 Driving Modes - Economy, City and Sports Mode. The difference is much observant - if you choose Sports Model - Zest will cover 0 to 100 Km in mere 14.2 secs, as against Economy Mode - which will cover in 19.9 secs - leaving room for both Enthusiasts and Safe Drivers.

Eco Mode- Especiallly Useful in Bumper to Bumper Traffic, City Mode - Useful for regular city drive in 40 to 60 Km and Sports Mode for Cruising on Highway. Though its heaviest with almost lowest Power to Body Weight - but its Turbocharged Petrol Engine - produces much desired acceleration through enhanced torque in Revotron Petrol Engine

Honda Amaze competes well due to light weight has best in segment Power - makes it feel light and easy. Swift Dzire Petrol though is the most fuel efficient one

In Terms of Diesel Engine - Honda Amaze not only is relatively much more powerful but also has class best fuel efficiency makes it ideal pick if Engine Specs are the prime consideration factor.

However - when Turning Radius is also taken into consideration - it put again in favor of Honda Amaze been having Shortest Turning Radius - mean easy to take turns. Tata Zest has highest Turning Radius among lot

  Tata Zest Honda Amaze Swift Dzire Hyundai Xcent
Turning Radius 5.1 Meter 4.5 m in Petrol 4.8 M 4.7 Meter
    4.7 m in Diesel    

 

Body Specs & Looks

Tata Zest photob2ap3_thumbnail_amaze_20130412-045333_1.jpg

b2ap3_thumbnail_Swift_dzire_20150224-112907_1.jpgHyundai Xcent photo

  Tata Zest Honda Amaze Swift Dzire Hyundai Xcent
Length 3995 mm 3990 mm 3995 mm 3990 mm
Width 1705 mm 1680 mm 1695 mm 1680 mm
Height 1570 mm 1505 mm 1555 mm 1505 mm
Boot Space 390 Lit 400 Lit 315 Lit 407 Lit
Ground Clearance 175 in Petrol, 165 in Diesel 165 mm 170 mm 165 mm
Wheel Base 2470 mm 2405 mm 2430 mm 2405 mm
Wheels 15 Inch Alloys 14 Inch Steel n Alloy 14 Inch Steel, 15 Inch Alloy 15 Inch Steel, 15 Inch Alloy
Tyre Size R185/60 R175/65 R165/65, 185/70 R165/65, 175/71

In Exterior Looks Factor - Tata Zest and Honda Amaze outperform competition.

Its Tata Zest -- which not only looks Taller but has better shoulder room and legroom agains Competition. Space Factor is definite in favor of Tata Zest. Even Standard Alloy Wheels in 15 Inch and Bigger 185/60 Tyres offer Stability on Higher Speed Drive. 

In Terms of Exterior Body looks - To our View Tata Zest looks best composed Compact Sedan Car against competition Models

 

Interiors & Features 

Its Tata Zest and Hyundai Xcent which leads the segment with best fit and finish in Interiors. Both Cars looks Top Notch in Interior Aesthetics and Class Finish and leads certainly better. Honda Amaze despite powerful and good exteriors - does not tend much well on color theme

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Though in Legroom Space - Will Rate Tata Zest as most comfortable rear seats followed by Xcent, Amaze and then Swift Dzire.

Features Difference (Base Model)

  Tata Zest XE Honda Amaze EMT Swift Dzire Lxi Hyundai Xcent Base
Price (Exhshowroom Delhi) 4.85 L / 5.87 L 5.19 L / 6.21 L 5.07 L / 5.99 L 4.95 L / 5.85 L
AC with Heater Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Window Front Door All 4 Door in Lxi Option Front Door
Central Lock Manual Manual in Lxi Option Manual
ABS with EBD x Yes in Diesel x x
Door Handles n ORVM Body Colored Black Black Black
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes x x x
Wheels 15 Inch Steel 14 inch Steel 14 Inch Steel 14 Inch Steel
Rear Seat Armrest x x x Yes

Features Difference (Middle Model)

  Tata Zest XM Honda Amaze SMT Swift Dzire Vxi Hyundai Xcent S
Price (Exhshowroom Delhi) 5.48 L, 5.79L / 6.64 L, 6.75L 5.94 L / 6.97 L 5.85 L / 6.85 L 5.64 L / 6.53 L
Rear Seat AC Vents x x x Yes
ABS with EBD Yes Yes in Diesel Yes in Diesel Option (S Option)
Dual Aribags Option (XMS) x x x
Remote Central Lock Yes Yes Yes Yes
All 4 Door Power Window Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electric Adjustable ORVM Yes Yes Electric Foldable Electric Foldable
Projector Headlights Yes x x x
Foldable Key Yes x x Yes
Fog Lights Front & Rear x Front Front
2 din Music System Yes Yes without CD Player Yes Yes
Steering Mounted Audio Controls Yes x x x
Defogger x x x Yes
Parking Sensor x x x Yes
Door Handles Body Colored Body Colored Chrome inish Body Colored
Bouetooth Connectivity Yes x x Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Option (XMS) Yes x Yes
Alloy Wheels x x x 14 Inch in S Option


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Features Difference (Top End Model)

All Models are fully equipped including Alloys, Automatic Climate Control (except Amaze), Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, Defogger, Music System. None of them has Leather Seat Upholstery.

» Maruti Swift Dzire Zxi comes with Push Button Ignition, Automatic Climate Control

» Tata Zest comes with DRL Headlights, 5 Inch Touchscreen Harman Music System with Voice Recognition as Differentiator factor

» Hyundai Xcent Sx comes with Push Button Ignition, Rear View Camera as Differentiating Features

» Honda Amaze Vx comes with Heat Absorbing Windshield

After Sales 

Nothing to beat extended after sales and service network of Maruti Suzuki. In terms of Periodic Service Requirement - Honda Amaze is 6 month or 10,000 Kms, While Tata Zest, Hyundai Xcent and Maruti Swift Dzire service interval is 12 month or 10,000 kms.

  Tata Zest XT Honda Amaze Vx Swift Dzire Zxi, Zdi Hyundai Xcent Sx
Price (Exshowroom Delhi) 6.27 L / 7.3 L 6.87 L / 7.75 L 6.79 L / 7.81 L 6.58 L / 7.48 L
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Comments 17

Guest - Ahamed ali on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 15:24

Sir I'm looking to buy a taxi model car hunda9 xcent tata zest or Honda amaze with one is the best taxi permit tata give for zest xms that comes special futures but Honda hundai all are basic option with car is best

Sir I'm looking to buy a taxi model car hunda9 xcent tata zest or Honda amaze with one is the best taxi permit tata give for zest xms that comes special futures but Honda hundai all are basic option with car is best
Guest - devendra on Friday, 23 October 2015 20:29

I am looking to buy petrol car. Which i sud go either Xcent or TATA Zest

I am looking to buy petrol car. Which i sud go either Xcent or TATA Zest
Guest - Anitha on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 16:06

Hi,
We've been using Tata zest petrol since three months. For us, it is a family car, which we prefer to use more for long drives. The car is quite spacious and very comfortable. Driving it is a pleasure. When we bought it, our consideration was a value for money compact sedan with best safety features. Bought XT trim. Though people scared us abt resale value of Tata cars, we felt that we'll not be selling it soon and after five or six years, the difference in resale value that one would get if one had bought another brand would not be significant. The car feels a bit short of power in highways under eco mode (if you want to cruise above 120 kmph). But the default mode of 'city' is quite good. Sports mode makes it sporty, but fuel consumption will be more. The music system is excellent and the interiors feel plush.
Overall we're quite happy that we bought the car.

Hi, We've been using Tata zest petrol since three months. For us, it is a family car, which we prefer to use more for long drives. The car is quite spacious and very comfortable. Driving it is a pleasure. When we bought it, our consideration was a value for money compact sedan with best safety features. Bought XT trim. Though people scared us abt resale value of Tata cars, we felt that we'll not be selling it soon and after five or six years, the difference in resale value that one would get if one had bought another brand would not be significant. The car feels a bit short of power in highways under eco mode (if you want to cruise above 120 kmph). But the default mode of 'city' is quite good. Sports mode makes it sporty, but fuel consumption will be more. The music system is excellent and the interiors feel plush. Overall we're quite happy that we bought the car.
Guest - Suresh Sharma on Sunday, 05 June 2016 23:28

What mileage are you getting?

What mileage are you getting?
Guest - shivkumar D H on Saturday, 05 December 2015 15:00

Dear Sir,
Tata Zest is the Best and Excellent One.

Dear Sir, Tata Zest is the Best and Excellent One.
Guest - s.srinu on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 22:30

Hyundai xcent is nice in boot space, milage, engine performance, interior design everything than other dzire amaze zest

Hyundai xcent is nice in boot space, milage, engine performance, interior design everything than other dzire amaze zest
Guest - Bodh Raj on Friday, 28 August 2015 07:43

we have brought a new car tata zest it is best in everything but problem is in millage

we have brought a new car tata zest it is best in everything but problem is in millage
Guest - sandip kumar on Saturday, 27 June 2015 23:43

Xcent is best one in all sections except engine performance

Xcent is best one in all sections except engine performance
Guest - Dom on Saturday, 27 June 2015 01:23

TATA cars after sales service is a very very big problem.. they suck ur blood....

TATA cars after sales service is a very very big problem.. they suck ur blood....
Guest - Prasath on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 14:55

Hi,
My requirements
1. Good car with low maintenance
2. Good Mileage
3. Good resale value
4. Good looking
5. Most comfortable.
Can any one suggest me (Honda Amaze,Hyundai xcent or Tata Zest) Which is best????

Hi, My requirements 1. Good car with low maintenance 2. Good Mileage 3. Good resale value 4. Good looking 5. Most comfortable. Can any one suggest me (Honda Amaze,Hyundai xcent or Tata Zest) Which is best????
Guest - pbKol on Thursday, 09 April 2015 22:00

I am planning to buy sedan and primary considerations are tata zest and swift dzire, and i am inclined to zest. but post 2015 january sales figures are scary for tata zest. Is there any particular reason for such downfall for tata zest? which one of these two will be low on maintenance cost in long run.

I am planning to buy sedan and primary considerations are tata zest and swift dzire, and i am inclined to zest. but post 2015 january sales figures are scary for tata zest. Is there any particular reason for such downfall for tata zest? which one of these two will be low on maintenance cost in long run.
Guest - Prince Patel on Friday, 13 March 2015 06:38

Xcent beats all 3 cars, zest, amaze, dezire in all. In terms of interiors, mileage, boot space, maintenance, etc. After xcent amaze is on 2nd place. Don't ever go for dezire and zest both are worst cars. After paying beyond 6.5lacs for xcent you are getting maximum features, but in amaze, zest and dezire you are getting nothing

Xcent beats all 3 cars, zest, amaze, dezire in all. In terms of interiors, mileage, boot space, maintenance, etc. After xcent amaze is on 2nd place. Don't ever go for dezire and zest both are worst cars. After paying beyond 6.5lacs for xcent you are getting maximum features, but in amaze, zest and dezire you are getting nothing
Guest - Raghu on Friday, 03 July 2015 13:19

You know specs of the engine of zest and desire
Choosing of the car is not by outer look and logo ....and also sales figures the logo of the TATA is giving the image they are truck manufactures. That is the problem for them , most of the travelers using Tata brand only which means they are making very good life and sturdy car manufacturers. Mind you!!just before choosing the car first Look at the weight of the car ,hp ,torque,
Braking , space of the cabin , comfort inside, those factors can easily pass in the zest and dzire,
You check all those thing and write review.

You know specs of the engine of zest and desire Choosing of the car is not by outer look and logo ....and also sales figures the logo of the TATA is giving the image they are truck manufactures. That is the problem for them , most of the travelers using Tata brand only which means they are making very good life and sturdy car manufacturers. Mind you!!just before choosing the car first Look at the weight of the car ,hp ,torque, Braking , space of the cabin , comfort inside, those factors can easily pass in the zest and dzire, You check all those thing and write review.
Guest - raju on Monday, 09 March 2015 00:51

tata zest is best, from desire,amze and axent . it beats to all in every segment

tata zest is best, from desire,amze and axent . it beats to all in every segment
Guest - Raghav on Friday, 17 October 2014 17:44

Xcent is the best car in the segment. Best interior, Good mileage, Excellent resales and after sales service.
The only problem is that it looks like i10 with a boot.. So you decide..

Xcent is the best car in the segment. Best interior, Good mileage, Excellent resales and after sales service. The only problem is that it looks like i10 with a boot.. So you decide..
Guest - subhransu sekhar patra on Friday, 30 October 2015 00:36

Really I have used a tata zest xm car before one year & am almost impressed from tata zest for his everything..like..zest have better music system than amaze xcent dzire & in xm have ABS & EBD....& lots more fetures in a lowest price so am suggest to everybody to buy only tata zest....

Really I have used a tata zest xm car before one year & am almost impressed from tata zest for his everything..like..zest have better music system than amaze xcent dzire & in xm have ABS & EBD....& lots more fetures in a lowest price so am suggest to everybody to buy only tata zest....
Guest - Arun.s on Thursday, 14 August 2014 18:33

Actually I want to buy Indian cars only but at same time the quality and advance features of TATA cars not good compare to other foreign cars in last decades for this reason only the TATA cars sales getting poor.Now TATA realized and without quality made it can't be top car seller in Indian market.so I hope TATA Zest will give a good market again.

TATA Zest features comparatively with other foreign cars excellent.

Actually I want to buy Indian cars only but at same time the quality and advance features of TATA cars not good compare to other foreign cars in last decades for this reason only the TATA cars sales getting poor.Now TATA realized and without quality made it can't be top car seller in Indian market.so I hope TATA Zest will give a good market again. TATA Zest features comparatively with other foreign cars excellent.
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