The Suzuki Dzire is not going to knock your socks off with its power. After all, it does only have a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder gasoline motor in it. The power figures won’t beat other subcompact sedans, but there are other things that make the Dzire such a nice option in its segment.
There are certain norms that the Dzire breaks in terms of features. While it’s no spec monster, it gives extra in other areas.
Rear climate vents
In the subcompact segment, usually, the driver and front passenger get first dibs on the climate control. They get all the vents and all the dials and switches all to themselves, but Suzuki doesn’t leave the rear passengers out to dry because they get rear AC vents that can adjust and can be blocked.
You don’t normally find this feature at this price point. Instead, you will usually find it in the compact and even the midsize segment of cars like the Toyota Camry, but Suzuki bundles vents into their entry-level sedan, and that’s a norm we love seeing broken, and the literal cherry on top is the 12-Volt socket for the rear passengers. So you can really chill at the back of a Dzire.
Speaking of chilling, in the segment, and at the price point, you don’t normally find a lot of creature comforts. The Dzire just takes things up a notch in terms of rear passenger comfort with the inclusion of the rear center armrest with two cup holders. It’s a nice addition that is not often seen in the segment. We wish that more manufacturers would bundle in a rear armrest for rear passenger comfort, but it seems that Suzuki is one of the only manufacturers to do so.
Amazing fuel economy
It’s really a common trope with Suzuki vehicles. No matter the size of the car, no matter the engine, it will be a fuel efficient drive. It boggles us to this day on how Suzuki is able to minimize the engine’s fuel consumption.
City crawls during rush hour read back 11.2 km/L, while faster paces at around 60 km/h registered 16.1 km/L. Highway drives at an average speed of 90 km/h clocked in 20.6 km/L. Take note that these numbers were taken with at least one passenger on board and minimal cargo.
There is something about the rear of the Dzire’s taillights that make it stand out. Honestly, at night, it does somewhat look like a BMW M2’s lights. We’re not trying to take away from the BMW, but the outline of the rear taillight is pretty similar to the German machine. Some of us in the office got fooled quite a few times.
Jests aside, the LED rear taillights are a nice touch and add to the car’s overall appearance. Prior to the update, we were definitely not fans of the Dzire. It seemed a bit rushed and the trunk was a bit tacked-on, however, the current generation is much better and more bespoke than before.
Here’s the thing, it’s extremely agile in the corners and solid on the highway. We’re not saying it’s built for racing, but it’s evident that Suzuki paid attention to the chassis of the Dzire. It does feel as tinny as its other competitors, and it punches well above its weight in terms of chassis build.
Of course, we’re not saying that the Dzire is perfect. Whenever you are shopping for a vehicle at a price range, you have to consider the fact that you will encounter tradeoffs whenever you buy a car, but these are only a few of the aspects where the Dzire excels. That being said, it is important to always consult a review before making a decision.
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