New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire


Maruti has launched the new 2017 Dzire. In its latest avatar, World’s most popular sedan looks much better, boasts a longer list of features and is more spacious too. But what about its rivals? We’ve always liked the Ford Aspire and we think its one of the best compact sedans out there. So, how does the new Dzire compare with the Aspire? Let’s find out in our new 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire comparison here. Also See- 2017 Maruti Dzire Test Drive Review

2017 maruti dzire vs ford aspire comparison

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New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Price Comparison

2017 Maruti Dzire Ford Aspire
Ex-showroom Price Rs 5.45 Lakh to Rs 9.41 Lakh Rs. 5.45-8.29 lakh

With the launch of the new generation model, the Dzire’s top end variants have gotten pricier. Top of the line Dzire petrol ZXi+ costs Rs. 7.94 lakh while the diesel ZDi+ trim costs Rs. 8.94 lakh. In comparison, the Figo Aspire Titanium+ petrol costs Rs. 6.89 lakh while Titanium+ diesel costs Rs. 7.99 lakh. That is a difference of almost a lakh! However, bear in the mind the new Dzire has more features.

New Dzire Aspire
LXi Rs. 5.45 lakh Ambiente ABS Rs. 5.57 lakh
VXi Rs. 6.29 lakh Trend Rs. 5.90 lakh
ZXi Rs. 7.05 lakh Titanium Rs. 6.17 lakh
ZXi+ Rs. 7.94 lakh Titanium (O) Rs. 6.41 lakh
VXi AMT Rs. 6.76 lakh Titanium S Rs. 6.51 lakh
ZXi AMT Rs. 7.52 lakh Titanium Plus Rs. 6.89 lakh
ZXi+ AMT Rs. 8.41 lakh Titanium 1.5 AT Rs. 8.29 lakh
LDi Rs. 6.45 lakh Ambiente ABS Rs. 6.67 lakh
VDi Rs. 7.29 lakh Trend Rs. 7.00 lakh
ZDi Rs. 8.05 lakh Titanium Rs. 7.27 lakh
ZDi+ Rs. 8.94 lakh Titanium (O) Rs. 7.51 lakh
 VDi AMT Rs. 7.76 lakh Titanium S Rs. 7.61 lakh
 ZDi AMT Rs. 8.52 lakh Titanium Plus Rs. 7.99 lakh
ZDi+ AMT Rs. 9.41 lakh

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire

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New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Specifications Comparison

New 2017 Maruti Dzire Ford Aspire
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol, 1.3 L Diesel 1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Petrol, 1.5 L Diesel
Power 83 bhp, 74 bhp 87 bhp/110 bhp, 99 bhp
Torque 115 Nm, 190 Nm 112 Nm/136 Nm, 215 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT, 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual/6-speed AT, 5-speed manual
Mileage(claimed) 22 KMPL, 28.4 KMPL 18.16 KMPL/17 KMPL, 25.83 KMPL

On paper, the petrol variants of both the cars are almost equally matched. However, the Aspire is also available with a more powerful 1.5 L petrol that comes with a 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Ford’s 1.5 L diesel powering the Aspire is better than the Fiat sourced 1.3 L diesel that powers the Dzire in terms of power and torque. It is also much better in terms of performance. While both petrol and diesel versions of the Dzire get an optional 5-speed AMT, Ford offers the Aspire only with a petrol automatic option.

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire

Ford also offers the Aspire in a new sporty S trim. It features bigger wheels and a slightly stiffer suspension along with a lower ride height. Enthusiasts will prefer the Aspire over the Dzire.

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Mileage Comparison

  New 2017 Maruti Dzire Ford Aspire
Diesel 28.4 KMPL 25.83 KMPL
Petrol 22 KMPL 18.16 KMPL/17 KMPL

The new 2017 Dzire is lighter than the car it replaces. So, it offers better mileage, which means claimed fuel efficiency figures of the Dzire are better than the Aspire.

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Features Comparison

The new Dzire gets a long list of features. In comparison, the Aspire misses out on kit like a touchscreen infotainment system, LED DRLs, LED Projector headlamps, keyless entry and push button start. However, the top end variants of the Dzire carrying all the aforementioned features will be more expensive than the Aspire’s top end trims. Also, the Aspire is the only car in its segment that offers up to 6 airbags. Ford also offers the Titanium trims of the Aspire with nifty features like Ford Sync, MyKey.

Dzire Aspire
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Keyless entry and go Remote Key
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System 7 inch Touchscreen 2 DIN Audio
Airbags 2 2 or 6
ABS Yes Yes

Also See – Ford Aspire Review | Ford Aspire Sports Edition

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Design Comparison

The new Maruti Dzire sports an all new look. Its front end resembles the upcoming Swift, but Maruti has done enough to set them apart. The overall design is much more proportional than before making the new Dzire look a lot more sedan like. Highlights include a chrome polygonal grille up front, LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 15 inch dual tone alloys and Tail lamps with LED detailing. We really like the way the Ford Aspire has been styled. It is certainly one of the better-looking compact sedans on sale in World right now. The nose is quite easily one of the most attractive bits of the Aspire.

On the inside too, the Dzire bears an all new design. You get a very sporty flat bottom steering wheel along with a centrally mounted 7 inch touchscreen. It is also more spacious now and offer more rear legroom and a bigger boot. The Aspire’s features a smart looking dashboard. While it may not come with a touchscreen yet, Titanium trim gets a very nifty smartphone dock.

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Comparison- Dimensions

  Dzire Aspire
Length 3995 mm 3995 mm
Width 1735 mm 1695 mm
Height 1515 mm 1525 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm 2491 mm
Ground Clearance 163 mm 174 mm
Boot Space 378 litres 359 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 litres 42 litres

New 2017 Maruti Dzire vs Ford Aspire Comparison – Verdict

The Aspire is strong in multiple areas such as ride and handling, design, performance from the diesel. However, the Dzire has always been a very popular product. The new generation is better in almost every aspect.

  • Price – While the entry level trims of the Dzire cost almost the same as the Aspire’s, it’s top end trims are costlier thanks to a longer list of features.
  • Specifications – Aspire’s 1.5 L diesel much better than the 1.3 L unit the Dzire uses in terms of performance. However, Dzire petrol and diesel both get variants with an automatic transmission. While the only variant with an auto box the Aspire gets comes with a 1.5 L petrol with a 6-speed DCT.
  • Features – Maruti Dzire is more feature rich than the Ford Aspire. However, the Aspire does score higher in terms of safety as it comes with 6 airbags.
  • Design – The new Dzire certainly looks better than before and looks more upmarket too. Aspire is one of the best looking compact sedans on sale right now.

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  1. I planned to buy ford aspire but after looking at new maruti Dzire, I am really confused to choose which one to buy now

  2. If you needs milage and space then go for desire, but instead of that on all other reasons aspire beats desire

  3. Ford Aspire is better car then Dzire. People prefer Dzire because it’s Worldn product and it’s resale value, but in terms of build quality, safety and ride and handling Dzire can never match to Aspire

  4. Ford Aspire is better car then the new dezire. Even all these type sedan cars because of more power ,safety and so on riding is much better then dezire
    I love Ford figo aspire

  5. Aspire is far better than dezire
    Don’t look always into the milage.
    Consider Safety and the build quality because life is more important than money.
    The body of the dezire is with a poor quality and strength, just like baloon
    Aspire is better from all the angle , control, power distribution, stability, pickup, safety, build quality
    now days ford service also affordable,
    don’t hang on india’s contemporary thinking like maruti is best, that’s absolutely wrong.

  6. dzire …is far much better than figo aspire….Yes its true that dzire remains behind in terms of safety….but its on our drive ….at present dzire is the only car which competes the 1500 cc cars…and yet gives better results than…its the most stable car on roads….right now…for buyers ..I will surely recommend dzire …test drive both the cars…and feel the acceleration change….dzire gives u a smoothand stable ride…while the figo accelerates a bit harder…though it is 1498 cc …it has the same control that of dzire…so dzire is surely safe and has a easy control that of aspire…

  7. Hi
    I am planning to buy car budget 7-8 lac . Which car should I buy dzire (loaded with features) , baleno (better ground Clarence )or Ford aspire (build quality better than both ).

  8. Finally which one is better is what is not mentioned by you. Customer needs your final conclusion…..Maruti Dezire or Ford Aspire…???

  9. Ford is ford,
    nothing previous than life , security .
    You get it in only ford, not in maruti.
    I have taken the actual incidance, I am surviving now from only ford.