Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire Petrol/Diesel AT Vs Hyundai Accent Petrol/Diesel MT

Saturday 09 Mar 2013, 1:54 AM

The Hyundai Accent has been in India in 1999 and was a follow up after the hatch Santro. Hyundai came in India with a motive to setup a car manufacturing plant and second the then India’s number one car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki. However, the modest Korean car manufacturer seemed to penetrate the market of Maruti.

It won’t be exaggerating to say that Maruti has the best automobile brand contact with Indians. Almost, everyone have either owned one or were driven around one. It has been a status symbol for a long time. Even now in some areas in India, having a Maruti is very assuring. Apart from the fact that the Japanese ushered a new dimension in Indian auto scene the company backed it by an extensive dealer network.

The Swift Dzire is a sedan from Maruti Suzuki and does manage to sell in good numbers. It has seen transitions over its tenure and is a very happily accepted product. The Accent on the other hand is a slow but steady runner. Hyundai has very smartly chosen to continue selling it. Let’s find out more on them.

Maruti Suzuki New Swift DZire Vs Hyundai Accent Exteriors

Swift DZire has a sleek body, which makes it unique and attractive. The front section has a enhanced body grille. The headlamps are also known as hawk eye headlamps and offer a superb visibility. The bonnet has lot of strong and bold lines running all over.

 

Maruti Suzuki New Swift DZire Vs Hyundai Accent 1
Maruti Suzuki New Swift DZire Vs Hyundai Accent 1
 

The ORVMS offer embedded turn indicators. Similarly the rear has been done neatly and features an integrated spoiler design with trapezoidal tail lamps. The Hyundai Accent exteriors get chrome finished front grille the same can be seen on the tail gate as well. It does not look very modern and instead its simplistic looks have started looking dated. Even then the Hyundai Accent does manage to successfully sell in decent numbers.

Maruti Suzuki New Swift DZire Vs Hyundai Accent Interiors

Inside the Swift DZire, one would fine a dual tone dashboard which is done in plastic and beige. Wooden trims further enhance the look of the dashboard. Beige is also used for the door pads and seats of this sedan to create an elegant impression. Internally even the door handles look neat. The instrumental and central panel have been intended to give a premium look.

Inside the Hyundai Accent, the interiors have been done very tastefully and fashionably. The seating is decent and offers decent space inside the cabin. Instrument cluster has an ergonomic display and is very easy for the driver to go through.

Maruti Suzuki New Swift DZire Vs Hyundai Accent Performance

The DZire is offered in petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant is loaded with a K-Series engine with VVT having displacement of 1197 cc. Power generated by the engine of this 86 bhp at 6000 rpm, whereas the torque churned by the engine of this vehicle is 114 Nm at 4000 cc.

 

Maruti Suzuki New Swift DZire Vs Hyundai Accent 2
Maruti Suzuki New Swift DZire Vs Hyundai Accent 2
 

Diesel variant of new Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire is powered by DDiS engine, which has 1248 cc displacement. Power generated by the engine of this car is 74 bhp at 4000 rpm. Torque churned by the engine of this car is 190 Nm at 2000 rpm. The Accent comes loaded with a 1495 cc, 4-cylinder petrol engine. This engine can generate topmost power of 94bhp at 5500rpm while its peak torque is 124Nm at 4500rpm. The petrol engine is equipped with 1.5-litre Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) and provides good fuel economy. It delivers a fuel mileage of 13 Kmpl.

Maruti Suzuki New Swift DZire Vs Hyundai Accent Conclusion

The Hyundai Accent is no doubt a value for money deal and is also reliable since Hyundai seconds Maruti in dealership network as well has a reputed after sales network. The main issue with the Accent is it has lived its prime life and now dangles a possibility of it getting discontinued.

Ths Swift DZire has got an upgrade and offers more compared to the Accent. It is a Maruti Suzuki car so mentioning about its reliability is not needed. The Swift DZire wins this comparo and indeed is one of the best budget sedans available in the country.

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