2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Review : Features, Prices And Specifications


In order to refresh its compact sedan segment, Maruti Suzuki India has recently launched its 2017 Dzire. The updated sedan is launched at a starting price of Rs 5.45 lakh (ex-showroom) and with this, it is the beginning of the third-generation of Dzire. The 2017 Dzire is built on the Heartect platform which is also the base of Baleno hatchback. Let’s see what Maruti Suzuki has offered it’s consumers with the updated Dzire.

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Overview

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
2017 Suzuki Dzire Front

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Maruti Suzuki Dzire is one of the best-sellers for the manufacturer and this time the company has not only refreshed the car in terms of styling but, has also tweaked its name a bit. Yes, the company has dropped the word Swift from the sub-compact sedan’s name and now it is tagged as Dzire. In terms of size, the sedan is still categorized under sub-4 metre category just like the previous version but, with a complete makeover.

The front is quite similar to the upcoming updated Swift but the smooth creases and curves grant the sedan its elegance for which it is known for all these years. Even the mechanicals are kept same and Dzire continues to feature same engine options. Although the updated version has made its entry a bit late in the year the company has already received 44,000 plus booking. Where most of the Dzire’s competitors have started in their updated avatars, the subcompact sedan has managed to prove its dominance in a significant manner. Currently, the 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire locks its horns against the likes of Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Chevrolet Sail, Volkswagen Ameo, Tata Zest and Tata Tigor.

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2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Specifications

Maruti Suzuki DzirePetrolDiesel
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual
Power82 hp @ 4000 rpm74hp@ 4000 rpm
Torque113 Nm @ 4200 rpm190 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Dimensions3995 mm X 1735 mm X 1515 mm (L X W X H)3995 mm X 1735 mm X 1515 mm (L X W X H)
Wheelbase2450 mm2450 mm
Mileage20-22 kmpl26-28 kmpl
Body TypeSedanSedan

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Prices

Maruti Suzuki DzirePetrolDiesel
LXI/LDI5.45 lakh6.45 lakh
VXI/VDI6.29 lakh7.29 lakh
AMT VXI/VDI6.76 lakh7.76 lakh
ZXI/ZDI7.05 lakh8.05 lakh
AMT ZXI/ZDI7.52 lakh8.52 lakh
ZXI Plus/ZDI Plus7.94 lakh8.94 lakh
AMT ZXI Plus/ ZDI Plus8.41 lakh9.41 lakh

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Performance

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
2017 Dzire Front

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Although the Dzire is presented in a new package but, the power mills of both the variants are still the same. The 1.2-litre, four cylinder petrol engine delivers 83 hp maximum power and is silent as the previous model. The gear shifting is also smooth and nice just like before and you will not struggle between gears in heavy traffic where frequent shifting is required. On the other hand, the AMT version will push away all the hassles.

But, the AMT options also offers manual shifting through Tiptronic mode. The revs build in a linear manner and the power delivery feels nice and smooth. Pushing the engine gradually builds up the noise and once you cross the 3500 revs, the engine noise is audible in the cabin.

Considering the diesel variant, there is no major noticeable difference over the outgoing model. You have to wait for a significant time period to literally feel the power unleashed by the engine. Once the revs start building, the engine sets itself free while movement. The overall ride quality is improved and body movements over poor road conditions are improved to a significant extent.

Dzire Exterior

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
2017 Dzire Side

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Maruti Suzuki has carved the Swift Dzire into a competent sedan over the years. From Swift Dzire to Dzire, the sedan has covered a long journey. With the sedan entering its third-generation what the Japanese automaker has offered is a sub-4 meter package with a refreshed styling. The updated Dzire looks more proportionate than before and the rear windscreen is now steeper raked down. The boot now looks nice and stretched a bit, which goes well with the overall design theme of the sedan.

The face is completely changed with almond-shaped headlights and LED daytime running lights incorporated in it. The grille is also restyled with chrome garnishing and Suzuki logo that looks better than the previous model. The side profile is defined with smooth creases and 14-inch alloy wheels. The overall profile of the car also looks raised despite no significant change in the height of the sedan.

2017 Dzire Interiors

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
2017 Dzire Cabin

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Just like exteriors, the cabin is also restyled to give a new appeal to the occupants. The beige and black color theme has been kept intact and the plastic material quality is same as in the previous version. The flat-bottom steering wheel, new instrument cluster, incorporation of wooden trims all-together gives Dzire quite a plush feel. The new front seats are more comfortable and supporting with cushioning feel that makes the long journey comfortable.

The driver seat is height adjusted and steering can be tilt and telescopic adjustable. There are plenty of storage options in the cabin and ergonomics, on the whole, are decent. With a slightly longer wheelbase standing at 2,450mm, the space for rear occupants is significantly improved. The boot volume is 378-litre which is respectable in the segment.

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2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Features

The 2017 Dzire not only comes with a new styling package but there is a significant addition in the equipment list as well. The new inclusions are automatic climate control, Push Button Start/Stop, Alloy wheels, projector headlamps, touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, LED daytime running lights. The base variant gets significant features but misses on providing a music system, which we think should be standard at least in car worth above 5 lakhs.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Safety Features

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire
2017 Dzire Back

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Like most of the other models in the Maruti’s lineup, you get significant safety features as standard. The new Dzire comes with dual front SRS airbags, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard. On the higher variants, the features further include reverse parking sensors, rear parking camera, and speed sensing auto door lock.

Competitors Of 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Dzire Competitors
Honda Amaze

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Currently, the 2017 Dzire is competing against the likes of Volkswagen Ameo, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent, Chevrolet Sail, Tata Zest and Tata Tigor.

CarWhoops Verdict

Maruti has already kept a tight hold on the Indian market and with the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire the requirements of the Indian customers are well catered. The car scores well on practicality, space, comfort, performance and safety features. With an improved fuel economy and trust of Suzuki, the 2017 Dzire is a good pick for the ones who wish value for money car. All the new features and styling with an improved efficiency makes Dzire a competent car in the segment and gets our heads up.

Let’s see how the new Dzire gives goals to its competitors for coping up their respective sales figures in the sub-compact sedan segment in India.