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Tata Nexon vs Honda Amaze: Which Car Deserves Your Money?

You are out there looking out for a car? Got a budget of around ₹10 lakhs? Well, you will be greeted with a lot of options such as SUV, compact SUV, sedans and hatchbacks. Today, we’ll be picking two cars, a compact SUV and a compact sedan. Second, in the series of random comparisons based on budgets, on one side, we have the fortified Tata Nexon and on the other is the big move Honda Amaze.

Do note that all the prices mentioned in the article are on-road prices of the cars in Delhi as on 01.12.2020.

Tata Nexon vs Honda Amaze | Why the comparison?

Honda Amaze
Honda Amaze

As mentioned earlier, you have a budget of 10 lakhs, right? Both cars have variants that lie under this budget. Tata Nexon XM(S) variant comes at a price of ₹9,44,014 while you also have an option to go for the XMA AMT variant which will cost you ₹9,52,846. Do note that the XZ Plus S variant is one above the XZ Plus. And when we come to the Honda Amaze, you get the top-spec VX variant with CVT transmission for ₹9,88,414 and if you don’t fancy an automatic, you will be saving almost ₹1,00,000 for the same variant.

The comparison looks random for sure. One car offers a top-spec variant while the other has second to the base variant under the same price bracket. Well, there is much more to the story, so just keep on reading.

Now, it’s time for the dimension comparison.


We know from the previous edition as to why this comparison is necessary. So, without wasting any time, let’s dive right into it.

Tata Nexon Honda Amaze
Length (mm) 3,993 3,995
Width (mm) 1,811 1,695
Height (mm) 1,606 1,501
Wheelbase (mm) 2,498 2,470
Ground Clearance (mm) 209 170
Boot Space (litres) 350 420

Being an SUV, be it a compact one, Tata Nexon surely has a wider and taller road presence than the Amaze. A better wheelbase ensures better legroom in the Tata Nexon. And the higher ground clearance allows Tata Nexon to cruise over potholes better than the Amaze. What more can we expect from an SUV? On the other hand, the extra boot space at the Amaze surely acts as a saviour when more space is required.

Build and Looks!

Honda Amaze
Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze has the looks of a sedan, even though it is a compact one. The bold front fascia with the chrome grille, R15 alloy wheels, rear combi lamps and dual-tone interiors put the Honda Amaze ahead of its rivals for sure. But does it stand a chance against the bold fortified Nexon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Nexon on the other hand gets a coupe inspired aerodynamic shape with style elements that flaunt the SUV stance at every corner.

Tata Nexon vs Honda Amaze | Performance comparison

The Nexon
The Nexon
Tata Nexon Honda Amaze
Engine 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron Petrol 1.2-litre SOHC i-VTEC
Power 120ps@5,500rpm 90ps@6,000rpm
Torque 170Nm@1,750-4,000rpm 110Nm@4,800rpm
No. of Cyl 3 cylinders 4 cylinders
Transmission Type 6-speed MT/AMT 5-speed MT / CVT
Drive modes Eco/City/Sport

Although the Revotron engine at the Nexon has more performance to offer, the 3-cyl setup is one thing to be looking out for. The ones who seek smooth ride quality, Honda Amaze does that with the 4-cyl i-VTEC engine. Honda Amaze also gets a better transmission option which Tata needs to upgrade ASAP.

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Tata Nexon vs Honda Amaze | Comfort and Convenience

Now, this is where things get interesting. Remember we started with a budget? So, the XM(S) or the XMA variant of Nexon that fits in the budget gets the following features:

  • ConnectNext 3.5″ Infotainment System by Harman
  • 4-speaker system by Harman
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • All power windows
  • Follow-me home lamps
  • Auto-fold ORVMs with electric adjustments

The XM(S) variant gets all the above features and added ones like electric sunroof, auto headlamps, rain-sensing wipers and steering mounted audio and phone control.

Honda Amaze Interior
Honda Amaze Interior

As for the Honda Amaze, you are going to get the top-spec variant in the price bracket. So you are surely going to get more features such as:

  • The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support
  • Rear Camera with guidelines
  • Steering mounted audio and call controls
  • Paddle Shifters (CVT only)
  • R15 alloy wheels
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Rear windshield defogger
  • Front fog lamps

And much more. You will be getting a top-spec variant, what else would you expect. So, Honda Amaze is the right choice, right? Next comparison might change your choice.

Safety Comparison

Tata Nexon
Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon scored a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP crash testing making it the first one in India. The Honda Amaze, on the other hand, scored a 4-star rating and that too for the African one. You get dual-front airbags, reverse parking sensors, ESP, ABS with EBD, Electronic traction control, roll-over mitigation, hill-hold control, brake disc wiping and ISOFIX child seat anchor points right from the base variant. As for the Amaze, you get ABS with EBD, rear windshield defogger, rear camera with guidelines, dual horn, ISOFIX child seat anchor points and dual airbags. Tata Nexon surely wins the safety battle.

The previous battle: 2020 Mahindra Thar Vs Kia Seltos: Which Car Deserves Your Money?

So, what do you think? Do let us know in the comments section below.

Ritvik Gupta
Ritvik Gupta
Ex-Technical Content Developer at GoMechanic | Automobile enthusiast with a knack to decode it for everyone | Automobile Engineer by passion


  1. Nexon does not have impact sensing door unlock feature, an important feature for safety. Amaze has this feature. Even I found Kiger does not have this feature. Is it not important? Any expert comments on this please.

    • Hi there,
      Well yes! when considering safety impact sensing door locks can in real handy in some serious accidents situations. The door locks automatically unlock if and when the car senses an impact.

  2. Why many cars like Nexon, Baleno, Kiger and other latest cars with so many other attractive features are missing on this. Are there other alternatives to “Impact Sensing Unlock” available in these cars?


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