Both Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Honda Amaze are good products, while the Dzire has already faced the ground of reality, Amaze holds a lot of under the wraps. So, it will be early to comment that Amaze will dethrone the Dzire or not. However, I can compare these two cars on the basis of the above said points
1.Mileage: Maruti Swift Dzire offers a quite impressive mileage of 19.1 kmpl with petrol and 23.4 kmpl with diesel, while the Amaze is likely to offer a mileage of around 18kmpl and around 24kmpl respectively. So, here the both cars are even. But, power also plays an important role as it decides that how the car will perform. The Dzire comes with a set of two refined and powerful engines, which makes it the segment leader. On the other hand, Honda Amaze has also two good engines, both 1.2-litre i-VTEC and 1.5-litre i-DTEC engines are powerful and refined.
2.Pricing: It is the thing that makes Dzire a true winner, it has been placed in the right price slot. Looking at other hatch cum sedans, we can speculate that Honda will launch Amaze at a starting price of around Rs. 5 lakh. It the same will happen, it will be difficult for Maruti Suzuki to maintain the current sales graph of the Dzire. Because Honda has its own following and brand Honda gives a sense of reliability.
3.Diesel option: Yes, having a diesel engine under the hood will benefit Honda with many folds, and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine emerges as the perfect alternative to the 1.3-litre DdiS engine of the Dzire.
4.After Sales Services: Here the Dzire has the advantage, you can find a Maruti Suzuki dealership network in any city or town and every local mechanic can help you with a Maruti car. Honda doesn't have the same advantage, however Honda is working to increase the customer touch points and also offering 2 year maintenance assurance with 24 hour road side assistance with the Amaze. Though, it is hard to change the mindsets, so Dzire will enjoy this advantage for sure.
5.Brand Value: As one of the Maruti Suzuki's campaign says 'Count on us', India do count on the brand, it is arguably India's most trusted brand and has the advantage here. While people count on Maruti Suzuki, there is a good majority of people, who loves Honda. And a Honda sedan at an affordable price will attract buyers towards it for sure.