Chevrolet Sail TCDi vs Maruti DZire DDiS

Benchmarking the Maruti Swift DZire has become as important for midsize sedan makers as planting an engine between the front fenders. While some have come close, no car in its segment has achieved the lasting sales acclaim enjoyed by Maruti’s golden gosling over the years. It’s easier to hit a moving target, it seems, than topple the DZire off its throne.

It’s easy to see why the DZire remains a favourite with midsized-sedan buyers, more so in its diesel guise. With fuel prices going through the roof, buyers demand that their cars use as little of it as possible, but without having to compromise on performance. The DZire delivers on that front. It also manages to look modern, while being affordable to buy and run. The DDiS diesel engine is efficient yet performance is never skimmed.