Maruti Dzire CNG vs Hyundai Aura CNG- What’s your pick?

With the rising cost of fuel, going electric is a prudent choice. However, the choice is limited due to a lack of infrastructure and the high initial cost of ownership. So, what is one’s option if they want to churn out more kilometres on the odometer while still having a budget-friendly ride? So here comes the CNG. Maruti Suzuki has rolled out several factory-fitted cars with S-CNG technology, the most recent of which is the Dzire. In this article, we compare the two most popular compact sedans, the Maruti Dzire CNG and the Hyundai Aura CNG, and discuss which one is a better fit for you.

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Maruti Dzire CNG vs Hyundai Aura CNG Specs Comparison

Engine Maruti Dzire CNG Hyundai Aura CNG
Capacity (L) 1.2L 1.2L
Power (bhp) 70 bhp at 6000 RPM 68 bhp at 6000 RPM
Torque (Nm) 95 Nm at 4000 RPM 95 Nm at 4000 RPM
Gearbox MT 5-speed 5-speed
Gearbox AT NA NA
Sport Mode No No
ARAI for Manual Figures Not Out 28 km/kg
BS6 Yes Yes

According to the table above, the Maruti Dzire has more power at 70 bhp, while the Aura only has 68 bhp. Both cars have a peak torque of 95 Nm that kicks in at 4000 RPM. A 5-speed manual transmission is seen as the standard gearbox, and there is no automatic transmission available. The Hyundai Aura’s ARAI mileage remains at 28 km/kg, and we believe that the figures for the Dzire will be better once it is released.

Dimensions and Capacity

Dimensions Maruti Dzire Hyundai Aura Difference
Length 3995 mm 3995 mm 0 mm
Width 1735 mm 1680 mm 55 mm
Height 1515 mm 1520 mm 5 mm
Ground Clearance 170 mm 165 mm 5 mm
Wheelbase 2450 mm 2450 mm 0 mm
Boot Capacity 378 L 402 L 24 L

Both compact sedans are the same length, but the Maruti Dzire is 55 mm wider than the Hyundai Aura. Dzire has a width of 1735 mm, while Aura has a width of 1680 mm. This accounts for the sedan’s ample shoulder space. The wheelbase of both sedans remains unchanged at 2450 mm. The Hyundai Aura has a height advantage as well as larger boot space, measuring 1520 mm and 402 litres, respectively.

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Features Comparison

Features Maruti Dzire CNG Hyundai Aura CNG
Power outlet 2 1
Vanity mirror on the sun visor Yes No
Rear-seat headrest adjustment No Yes
Interior Black and Beige Dual-tone Grey
Cooled glove box No Yes
Power folding ORVMs Yes No
Rear defogger No Yes
Follow me home headlight No Yes
Cabin lights Centre Front and Rear

We’ve included the advantages that one sedan has over another in this section. The Maruti Dzire sets the standard with two 12V power outlets, a vanity mirror on the sun visor, and power-folding ORVMs. The Hyundai Aura has an advantage with the follow me home headlight function, rear defogger, LED daytime running lights, cooled glove box, and adjustable rear seat headrests.

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Both vehicles retain a 2-DIN music system with Bluetooth and Aux-in connectivity. The same system comes with four speakers as standard. Other features include manual HVAC, rear AC vents, a manual anti-glare mirror, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, fabric upholstery, all-four power windows, and more. As a result, determining a clear winner in this segment of our Maruti Dzire CNG vs Hyundai Aura CNG comparison is impossible.

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Maruti Dzire received a facelift last year, with a revised exterior design and a significant mechanical change. Dzire’s design is straightforward and uncomplicated. The halogen headlights are at the front, followed by a large grille with a chrome surround. It lacks fog lights at the bottom but receives the silver-finished surround found on higher variants.

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On the side, you’ll notice steel wheels with wheel covers, followed by body-coloured door handles. LED taillights and a thick chrome strip running across the taillights are standard at the rear. Overall, the Dzire appears to be more attractive than the Aura.

Hyundai Aura, on the other hand, takes a funkier approach to design. It may please some, but the majority of the Indian market did not understand its radical design. It has halogen headlights upfront, as well as boomerang LED DRLs. The front is more angular than the Dzire’s, and fog lights add to the advantage.


Moving to the side, it gets steel wheels with wheel covers and door handles that match the body colour. It misses the indicators on the ORVMs and instead lands on the fenders. The design appears unfinished in the back, and it appears to be a rush job. However, you do get LED taillights, which its rival also has. Overall, it has a subjective design approach where some may find it interesting while others will stick to other options present in the market.


Both vehicles come standard with dual airbags, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, a two-star Global NCAP rating, front seat belt warning, child seat anchor points, a speed-sensing door lock, a child safety lock, and other features. The Maruti Dzire outperforms the Hyundai Aura in this category by offering keyless entry rather than the remote offered by the Hyundai Aura.

Maruti Dzire CNG vs Hyundai Aura CNG Price Comparison

Model Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Maruti Dzire CNG Rs 7.56 lakh (expected)
Hyundai Aura CNG Rs 7.66 lakh

The S variant of the Hyundai Aura CNG has priced at Rs 7.66 lakh. The Dzire CNG is expected to be based on the VXI variant, which is priced at Rs 7.04 lakh. The Maruti Dzire CNG is expected to cost Rs 7.56 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

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Manufacturer Warranty

Model Manufacturer Warranty
Maruti Dzire 2 years / 40000 km
Hyundai Aura 3 years / 1 lakh km

The Hyundai Aura CNG has the advantage here because it comes with a 3 year or 1 lakh km warranty package as opposed to the Maruti Dzire CNG’s 2 year or 40000 km warranty.

So that was our in-depth comparison of the Maruti Dzire and the Hyundai Aura CNG. Please let us know which compact sedan you prefer in the comments section below.

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