2022 Honda Amaze Facelift Review, Road Test

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Honda Amaze has been the best seller for the brand in the country, along with the City course. The reason is the introduction of diesel and petrol both with automatic options primarily. The other reason for the success is the perfect design Honda is getting with both generations of the car. Honda badge stuck to any car means it has peace of mind from sale to service. From quality, and space to reliability. The new facelift strengthens all those aspects, how, we find out after we spend two weeks with it and drive over 600 kms to find out for you!

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On the outside, the grille size is small and seems to be designed by a ruler with horizontal lines. The rectangular bonnet and the side profile which flows perfectly well into the boot lend the Amaze a very good proportion and design, unlike all its rivals. The multiple lines effect seen in the illumination of the tail-lamp also makes it look in sync with the rest of the design. The diamond-cut alloy wheels also look great with the green color of our test car. The LED DRL in the headlamp is a bit small to our liking and as per today’s design trend too.

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On the inside, the build and quality are good and so is the expansive feature list we have explained time and again in our launch report. The dashboard and door panels gets a good-looking aluminum strip running below them. You get automatic climate control to reversing camera, rear parking sensors, and projector lamps, the car has Apple car play, And Android Auto in the new DigiPad 2.0. Cruise control and One-push Start/Stop Button are on offer.

The dials as the instrument cluster is a bit old school now. However, it has Fuel economy indicators and other bits can be seen with a touch of the toggle button on the cluster itself. A good sound system makes the experience inside the cabin even better. Space is excellent with enough shoulder and knee room you expect, and more is here. Leg and headroom continue to be in good supply for all 5 occupants. The driving position, ergonomics and visibility is top-notch and a segment benchmark in the Amaze.

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The 420litre boot space is good enough so is the overall practicality of the interior. Road and wind noise inside the cabin is also well-controlled thanks to enough insulation all around. Like any other Honda, it is still a pleasant place to be. The safety kit continues to be good with two airbags, Hill Hold Assist, ISOXFIX, ABS and EBD, and more come as standard. Six airbags aren’t an option on the Amaze.

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All Honda engines are smooth, free-revving, and low on NVH and the one on the petrol Amaze is no different. Be it in any part of the rev range. Low and mid-range are good on the petrol that makes 90 PS and 113 Nm of torque going through the CVT automatic we had on our test vehicle. The engine is moderately flexible under 4000 RPM and is powerful above it. Eco Pro mode and then sports mode is what we found ourselves using the most.

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Still, 0-100 km/hr under 11 seconds is quick, and an electronically limited top speed of 140 km/hr is on offer. As you can imagine, the top-end is good enough and it cruises at legal speeds and higher than that, quite easily. This makes it good enough for city and highway duties and makes driving comfortable enough thanks to the precision in every driving mode. 9 km/l for in the city and 14 km/l on the highway is what we got in our Mumbai-Pune run.

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The ride quality is good at all speeds and that is the big highlight of the sedan against its rivals. We found that high-speed stability is spot on thanks to the ideal balance of underlying stiffness and compliance. Body roll exists while changing lanes at high speeds very confidence-inspiring car to drive at any given speed. Steering is light, precise in the city, and has just about enough feedback on offer which makes the car fun and 100% confidence-inspiring to push harder in the twisties. The brakes are good with good pedal bite and more than enough stopping power. Overall, very easy-to-drive car as always but also continues to be the most fun-to-drive sedan in its class.

2022 Honda Amaze Facelift Review, Verdict

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Honda does deliver every single time. That is the reason why the pricing gets a bit higher. However, as you can see, there is no stopping people from getting the Amaze. The Honda Amaze needs to just deliver a bit more to truly be everything that people look for nowadays apart from giving a high number of powertrain options. The other thing is an expansive features list. However, Amaze has the iconic brand’s backing in every single regard which pushes loyalists and newcomers to its showrooms. We clearly recommend the Amaze to a lot of people because of Honda’s core strengths, and excellent powertrain package and every buyer has been impressed ever since.

2022 Honda Amaze Facelift Review, Road Test
  • Design
  • Interior
  • Space
  • Features
  • Practicality
  • Performance
  • Dynamics
  • Value
  • Safety
4.6
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