Citroen eC3 vs Maruti Ciaz

Should you buy Citroen eC3 or Maruti Ciaz? Find out which car is best for you - compare the two models on the basis of their Price, Size, Space, Boot Space, Service cost, Mileage, Features, Colours and other specs. Citroen eC3 price starts at Rs 11.61 Lakh ex-showroom for Live (Electric) and Maruti Ciaz price starts Rs 9.40 Lakh ex-showroom for Sigma (Petrol).

eC3 Vs Ciaz

Key HighlightsCitroen eC3Maruti Ciaz
On Road PriceRs.14,00,361*Rs.14,09,485*
Range (km)320-
Fuel TypeElectricPetrol
Battery Capacity (kWh)29.2-
Charging Time57min-
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Citroen eC3 vs Maruti Ciaz Comparison

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        Citroen eC3
        Citroen eC3
        Rs13.35 Lakh*
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            Maruti Ciaz
            Maruti Ciaz
            Rs12.29 Lakh*
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          Basic Information
          On-Road Price in New Delhi
          Rs.14,00,361*
          Rs.14,09,485*
          Finance Available (EMI)
          Rs.26,655/month
          Get EMI offers
          Rs.27,715/month
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          Insurance
          Rs.52,213
          eC3 Insurance
          User Rating
          4.1
          Based on 84 Reviews
          4.5
          Based on 703 Reviews
          Brochure
          Brochure not available
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          Running Cost
          Running cost per km measures the expense of driving your EV per kilometer. Running Cost/Km = (Battery Capacity of EV * Per Unit Electricity Cost ) / Range on full charge.
          ₹ 0.91/km
          -
          Engine & Transmission
          Engine Type
          Engine type in car refers to the type of engine that powers the vehicle. There are many different types of car engines, but the most common are petrol (gasoline) and diesel engines
          Not applicable
          K15 Smart Hybrid Petrol Engine
          Displacement (cc)
          The displacement of an engine is the total volume of all of the cylinders in the engine. Measured in cubic centimetres (cc)
          Not applicable
          1462
          No. of Cylinders
          ICE engines have one or more cylinders. More cylinders typically mean more smoothness and more power, but it also means more moving parts and less fuel efficiency.
          Not applicable
          Battery Capacity (kWh)
          29.2
          Not applicable
          Motor Type
          Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
          Not applicable
          Max Power (bhp@rpm)
          Power dictates the performance of an engine. It's measured in horsepower (bhp) or metric horsepower (PS). More is better.
          56.21bhp
          103.25bhp@6000rpm
          Max Torque (nm@rpm)
          The load-carrying ability of an engine, measured in Newton-metres (Nm) or pound-foot (lb-ft). More is better.
          143Nm
          138Nm@4400rpm
          Valves Per Cylinder
          Valves let air and fuel into the cylinders of a combustion engine. More valves typically make more power and are more efficient.
          Not applicable
          4
          Valve Configuration
          Valve configuration refers to the number and arrangement of intake and exhaust valves in each engine cylinder.
          Not applicable
          DOHC
          Bore X Stroke (mm)
          Bore is the diameter of the cylinder, and stroke is the distance that the piston travels from the top of the cylinder to the bottom. Multiplying these two figures gives you the cubic capacity (cc) of an engine.
          Not applicable
          74 x 85
          Range (km)
          320 km
          Not applicable
          Battery Type
          Small lead-acid batteries are typically used by internal combustion engines for start-up and to power the vehicle's electronics, while lithium-ion battery packs are typically used in electric vehicles.
          Lithium-Ion
          Not applicable
          Charging Time (D.C)
          The time taken for a DC Fast Charger to charge your car. DC or Direct Current chargers recharge electric vehicles faster than AC chargers
          57min
          Not applicable
          Charging Port
          CCS-II
          Not applicable
          Transmission Type
          Automatic
          Automatic
          Gear Box
          1-Speed
          4 Speed
          Drive Type
          FWD
          Charger Type
          3.3
          Not applicable
          Charging Time (15 A Plug Point)
          10hrs 30mins
          Not applicable
          Fuel & Performance
          Fuel Type
          Electric
          Petrol
          Mileage ARAI (kmpl)
          -
          20.04
          Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
          -
          43
          Emission Norm Compliance
          ZEV
          BS VI 2.0
          Top Speed (kmph)
          107
          -
          Suspension, Steering & Brakes
          Front Suspension
          MacPherson Strut with Coil Spring
          McPherson
          Rear Suspension
          Rear Twist Beam with Coil Spring
          Torsion Beam
          Steering Type
          Electric
          Power
          Steering Column
          Tilt
          Tilt
          Turning Radius (Metres)
          4.98
          5.4
          Front Brake Type
          Disc
          Ventilated Disc
          Rear Brake Type
          Drum
          Drum
          Top Speed (Kmph)
          107
          -
          Tyre Size
          195/65 R15
          195/55 R16
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless Radial
          Tubeless, Radial
          0-60kmph
          6.8
          -
          Alloy Wheel Size Front (Inch)
          15
          16
          Alloy Wheel Size Rear (Inch)
          15
          16
          Dimensions & Capacity
          Length (mm)
          The distance from a car's front tip to the farthest point in the back.
          3981
          4490
          Width (mm)
          The width of a car is the horizontal distance between the two outermost points of the car, typically measured at the widest point of the car, such as the wheel wells or the rearview mirrors
          1733
          1730
          Height (mm)
          The height of a car is the vertical distance between the ground and the highest point of the car. It can decide how much space a car has along with it's body type and is also critical in determining it's ability to fit in smaller garages or parking spaces
          1604
          1485
          Wheel Base (mm)
          Distance from the centre of the front wheel to the centre of the rear wheel. A longer wheelbase is better for stability and also allows more passenger space on the inside.
          -
          2500
          Kerb Weight (kg)
          It is the weight of just a car, including fluids such as engine oil, coolant and brake fluid, combined with a fuel tank that is filled to 90 percent capacity.
          1329
          -
          Grossweight (kg)
          The gross weight of a car is the maximum weight that a car can carry which includes the weight of the car itself, the weight of the passengers, and the weight of any cargo that is being carried. Overloading a car is unsafe as it effects handling and could also damage components like the suspension.
          1716
          1530
          Seating Capacity
          5
          5
          Boot Space (Litres)
          315
          510
          No. of Doors
          5
          4
          Comfort & Convenience
          Power Steering
          Mechanism that reduces the effort needed to operate the steering wheel. Offered in various types, including hydraulic and electric.
          YesYes
          Power Windows FrontYesYes
          Power Windows RearYesYes
          Automatic Climate Control
          -
          Yes
          Air Quality Control
          Air filters, also known as air purifiers, purify the air of the cabin by absorbing any harmful or contaminated particles.
          -
          Yes
          Accessory Power Outlet
          12V power socket to power your appliances, like phones or tyre inflators.
          YesYes
          Trunk Light
          Lighting for the boot area. It usually turns on automatically when the boot is opened.
          -
          Yes
          Vanity Mirror
          A mirror, usually located behind the passenger sun shade, used to check one's appearance. More expensive cars will have these on the driver's side and some cars even have this feature for rear seat passengers too.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Reading Lamp
          -
          Yes
          Rear Seat Headrest
          -
          Yes
          Adjustable Headrest
          Unlike fixed headrests, these can be moved up or down to offer the ideal resting position for the occupant's head.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Seat Centre Arm Rest
          A foldable armrest for the rear passengers, usually in the middle, which also comprises cup holders or other small storage spaces. When not in use, it can be folded back into the seat, so that an additional occupant can be seated.
          -
          Yes
          Cup Holders Front
          Storage spaces that are specifically designed to hold cups or beverage cans. Sometimes these can be cooled and heated too.
          -
          Yes
          Cup Holders Rear
          -
          Yes
          Rear AC Vents
          Dedicated AC vents for the rear passengers, usually located between the front seats. Helps cool the rear compartment, while offering passengers the option to control the flow. Some rear AC vents allow for fan speed control.
          -
          Yes
          Multifunction Steering Wheel
          A steering wheel that has many buttons to control various functions of the infotainment system and key car functions like cruise control. This allows the driver to manage these functions without taking their hands off the steering wheel.
          YesYes
          Cruise Control
          -
          Yes
          Parking Sensors
          Sensors on the vehicle's exterior that use either ultrasonic or electromagnetic waves bouncing off objects to alert the driver of obstacles while parking.
          Rear
          Rear
          Foldable Rear Seat
          Rear seats that can be folded down to create additional storage space.
          Bench Folding
          -
          Engine Start Stop Button
          -
          Yes
          Bottle Holder
          Front & Rear Door
          Front & Rear Door
          Voice Command
          -
          Yes
          USB Charger
          Front & Rear
          -
          Central Console Armrest
          An added convenince feature to rest one's hand on, while also offering features like cupholders or a small storage space.
          -
          With Storage
          Gear Shift Indicator
          A display that shows the current gear the car is in. More advanced versions also suggest the most prefered gear for better efficiency.
          -
          No
          Luggage Hook And NetYesYes
          Additional Features
          Bag Support Hooks in Boot (3s),Parcel Shelf, Co-Driver Side Sun Visor with Vanity Mirror,Rear Defroster,Tripmeter,Battery State Of Charge (%),Drivable Range (km),Eco/Power Drive Mode Indicator,Battery Regeneration Indicator,Front Roof Lamp
          -
          One Touch Operating Power Window
          Unlike standard power windows, this one allows you to roll up/down the window fully with a single press of the button.
          All
          Driver's Window
          Drive Modes
          2
          -
          Idle Start Stop System
          -
          Yes
          Rear Windscreen Sunblind
          -
          Yes
          Air ConditionerYesYes
          HeaterYesYes
          Adjustable Steering
          -
          Yes
          KeyLess EntryYesYes
          Height Adjustable Driver SeatYesYes
          Automatic Headlamps
          -
          Yes
          Interior
          Tachometer
          A tachometer shows how fast the engine is running, measured in revolutions per minute (RPM). In a manual car, it helps the driver know when to shift gears.
          -
          Yes
          Leather Steering WheelYesYes
          Glove Compartment
          It refers to a storage compartment built into the dashboard of a vehicle on the passenger's side. It is used to store vehicle documents, and first aid kit among others.
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Interior Environment - Single Tone Black,Seat Upholstry - Fabric (Bloster/Insert)(RUBIC/HEXALIGHT),Front & Rear Integrated Headrest,AC Knobs - Satin Chrome Accents,Parking Brake Lever Tip - Satin Chrome,Instrument Panel - Deco (Anodized Grey / Anodized Orange),Insider Door Handles - Satin Chrome, Satin Chrome Accents - IP, AC Vents Inner Part, Steering wheel, High Gloss Black - AC Vents surround (Side), eToggle surround,Driver Seat - Manual Height Adjustable
          Chrome Garnish (Steering Wheel, Inside Door Handles,AC Louvers Knob, Parking Brake Lever),Eco Illumination,Wooden Finish on I/P & Door Garnish,Satin Finish on AC Louvers (Front&Rear),Chrome Finish on Floor Console,Rear Centre Armrest (With Cup Holders),Footwell Lamps(Driver,Passenger),Sunglass Holder,
          Digital Cluster
          Full
          Semi
          Upholstery
          Fabric
          Leather
          Exterior
          Available ColorsZesty OrangeZesty Orange With Platinum GreyPolar White With Zesty OrangeZesty Orange With Polar WhitePlatinum GreySteel Gray With Platinum GreyPlatinum Gray With Poler WhitePolar White With Platinum GreySteel Grey With Zesty OrangePolar White+8 MoreeC3 ColorsOpulent Red Midnight BlackPearl Arctic WhitePearl Metallic Dignity BrownOpulent RedPearl Midnight BlackGrandeur Grey With BlackGrandeur GreyPearl Metallic Dignity Brown With BlackNexa BlueSplendid Silver+5 MoreCiaz Colors
          Body Type
          Adjustable Headlights
          -
          Yes
          Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror
          Power-adjustable exterior rear view mirror is a type of outside rear view mirror that can be adjusted electrically by the driver using a switch or buttons.
          YesYes
          Manually Adjustable Ext Rear View Mirror
          Manually adjustable exterior rear view mirrors refer to stick-like controls inside the car that are used to adjust the angle of the exterior rear view mirrors.
          No
          -
          Electric Folding Rear View Mirror
          A vehicle's rear-view mirrors that can open and close at the touch of a button.
          -
          Yes
          Rear Window Wiper
          It is a single wiper used to clear the rear windshield of dust and water. It can be used by itself or with a washer that sprays water.
          Yes
          -
          Rear Window Defogger
          Rear window defoggers use heat to increase the temperature of the rear windshield to clear any fogging up of the glass caused by weather conditions.
          YesYes
          Wheel Covers
          -
          No
          Alloy Wheels
          Lightweight wheels made of metals such as aluminium. Available in multiple designs, they enhance the look of a vehicle.
          YesYes
          Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicators
          An additional turn indicator located on the outside mirror of a vehicle that warns both oncoming and following traffic.
          -
          Yes
          Integrated AntennaYesYes
          Chrome Grille
          A shiny silver finish on the grille of a vehicle.
          NoYes
          Chrome Garnish
          Chrome garnish is a chrome strip or panel applied to certain parts of the car to make them look brighter or flashier.
          YesYes
          Halogen HeadlampsYesNo
          Roof Rail
          Roof rails are parts attached to a car's roof that can either enhance a car's styling or be used to carry luggage carriers. Not all roof rails are designed to take loads and if they are, they have strict weight limits.
          Yes
          -
          Lighting
          DRL's (Day Time Running Lights)
          -
          LED DRLs
          LED daytime running lights (DRL) are not to be confused with headlights. The intended purpose is to help other road users see your vehicle better while adding to the car's style.
          YesYes
          LED Headlights
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the main headlamp. LEDs provide a bright white beam, making night driving safer.
          -
          Yes
          LED Fog Lamps
          Refers to the use of LED lighting in the fog lamp. A fog lamp is placed low on the bumper to help illuminate the road and surrounding area, enhancing safety in foggy/rainy conditions.
          -
          Yes
          Additional Features
          Front Panel Brand Emblems - Chevron(Chrome),Front Grill - Matte Black, Body Coloured Front & Rear Bumpers,Side Turn Indicators on Fender, Body Side Sill Panel, TESSERA Full Wheel Cover,Sash Tape - A/B Pillar,Sash Tape - C Pillar,Body Coloured Outside Door Handles,Outside Door Mirrors(High Gloss Black),Wheel Arch Cladding,Signature LED Day Time Running Lights,Dual Tone Roof,Front Skid Plate ,Rear Skid Plate,Front Windscreen Wipers - Intermittent ,Optional VIBE PACK (Body Side Door Molding & Painted Insert, Painted ORVM Cover , Painted Front Fog lamp surround, Painted Rear Reflector Surround, Front Fog Lamp), Optional (Polar White/ Zesty Orange/ Platinum Grey/Cosmo Blue)
          Dual Tone Exterior,Split Rear Combination LampsLED Rear Combination Lamps,Chrome Accents on Front Grille,Trunk Lid Chrome Garnish,Door Beltline Garnish,Body Coloured ORVMs,Body Coloured Door Handles(Chrome),Front Fog Lamp Ornament(Chrome),Rear Reflector Ornament(Chrome),
          Fog Lights
          -
          Front
          Antenna
          -
          Glass
          Boot Opening
          -
          Manual
          Tyre Size
          195/65 R15
          195/55 R16
          Tyre Type
          Tubeless Radial
          Tubeless, Radial
          Safety
          Anti Lock Braking System
          A safety system that prevents a car's wheels from locking up during hard braking to maintain steering control.
          YesYes
          Central LockingYesYes
          Child Safety Locks
          Safety locks located on the car's rear doors that, when engaged, allows the doors to be opened only from the outside. The idea is to stop the door from opening unintentionally.
          Yes
          -
          Anti Theft Alarm
          An alarm system that sounds when anyone tries to access the car forcibly or break into it.
          -
          Yes
          No. of Airbags
          2
          2
          Driver Airbag
          An inflatable air bag located within the steering wheel that automatically deploys during a collision, to protect the driver from physical injury
          YesYes
          Passenger AirbagYesYes
          Day Night Rear View Mirror
          A rearview mirror that can be adjusted to reduce glare from headlights behind the vehicle at night.
          -
          Yes
          Seat Belt Warning
          A warning buzzer that reminds passengers to buckle their seat belts.
          YesYes
          Door Ajar Warning
          A function that alerts the driver when any of the doors are open or not properly closed.
          Yes
          -
          Engine Immobilizer
          A security feature that prevents unauthorized access to the car's engine.
          YesYes
          Electronic Stability Control
          -
          Yes
          Advance Safety Features
          Rear Doors Manual Child Lock,Seat Belt Reminder (Driver & Co-Driver Side, Thermal Management System(Natural Air Cooled)
          Torque Assist,Seat Belt Reminder (Rear) - Lamp & Buzzer,PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION COMPLIANCE,FULL FRONTAL IMPACT COMPLIANCE, FRONTAL OFFSET IMPACT COMPLIANCE,SIDE IMPACT COMPLIANCE
          Rear Camera
          A camera at the rear of the car to help with parking safely.
          With Guidedlines
          With Guidedlines
          Anti Theft Device
          -
          Yes
          Anti Pinch Power Windows
          Windows that stop closing if they sense an obstruction (usually the hands of occupants), preventing injuries.
          -
          Driver
          Speed AlertYesYes
          Speed Sensing Auto Door LockYes
          -
          Isofix Child Seat Mounts
          A secure attachment system to fix child seats directly on the chassis of the car.
          -
          Yes
          Pretensioners And Force Limiter Seatbelts
          These mechanisms tighten up the seatbelts, or reduces their force till a certain threshold, so as to hold the occupants in place during sudden acceleration or braking.
          -
          Driver and Passenger
          Hill Assist
          A feature that helps prevent a car from rolling backward on a hill.
          -
          Yes
          Electronic Brakeforce DistributionYesYes
          Advance Internet
          E-Call & I-CallNo
          -
          Over Speeding AlertYes
          -
          Remote Door Lock/UnlockYes
          -
          Entertainment & Communication
          RadioYesYes
          Speakers FrontYesYes
          Speakers RearYesYes
          Integrated 2DIN Audio
          -
          Yes
          Bluetooth Connectivity
          -
          Yes
          Touch ScreenYesYes
          Touch Screen size (Inch)
          10.23
          7
          Connectivity
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android Auto, Apple CarPlay
          Android AutoYesYes
          Apple Car PlayYesYes
          No. of Speakers
          4
          4
          Additional Features
          Citroën Connect Touchscreen,Mirror Screen,Wireless Smartphone Connectivity,MyCitroën Connect, C - BUDDY' Personal Assistant Application,Smartphone Storage - Rear Console, Smartphone Charger Wire Guide on Instrument Panel,USB Port - Front 1 + Rear 2 Fast Charger
          -
          Tweeter
          -
          2
          Rear Touch Screen SizeNoNo
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          Pros and Cons

          • Pros
          • Cons

            Citroen eC3

            • Easy to drive for first-time car buyers
            • Spacious and practical cabin
            • Best driving range in its segment

            Maruti Ciaz

            • Space. A genuine 5-seater sedan; gobbles up the family happily
            • Fuel efficiency. Mild-hybrid tech on petrol ensures the wallet remains fat
            • Well-equipped lower variants. You don’t really have to buy the top-spec for a premium experience
            • Value for money. Aggressive pricing undercuts most of its competition

            Citroen eC3

            • Does not provide an exciting driving experience
            • Some basic features like powered ORVMs missing
            • Huge premium over the standard C3

            Maruti Ciaz

            • Misses out on a few good to have features such as a sunroof, six airbags, etc
            • Automatic is an old 4-speed torque converter.

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          Which car is cheaper between Citroen eC3 and Maruti Ciaz?

          Citroen eC3 price starts at Rs 11.61 Lakh & Maruti Ciaz price starts at Rs 9.40 Lakh in New Delhi. Maruti Ciaz is cheaper between these two cars.
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