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2018 Maruti Ciaz Vs Honda City, Hyundai Verna & Others: Specs Comparison

Modified On Aug 23, 2018 06:26 PM By Saransh for Maruti Ciaz

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Is the 2018 Ciaz capable enough of taking back the top spot in its segment? Let's find out

Maruti Ciaz 2018

Maruti has launched the 2018 Ciaz facelift at Rs 8.19 lakh. And with the introduction of the updated sedan, the intense competition in the C-segment has gone up. So, let’s put these C-segment sedans against each other and find out which is a better product on paper.

Dimensions

 

2018 Ciaz

Honda City

Hyundai Verna

Toyota Yaris

Volkswagen Vento

Skoda Rapid

Length

4490mm

4440mm

4440mm

4425mm

4390mm

4413mm

Width

1730mm

1729mm

1695mm

1730mm

1699mm

1699mm

Height

1485mm

1475mm

1495mm

1495mm

1467mm

1466mm

Wheelbase

2650mm

2600mm

2600mm

2550mm

2553mm

2552mm

  • Longest: Maruti Ciaz
  • Widest: Toyota Yaris & Maruti Ciaz
  • Tallest: Hyundai Verna and Toyota Yaris
  • Longest wheelbase: Maruti Ciaz

Honda City

The 2018 Ciaz measures exactly the same as the pre-facelift Ciaz. So it continues to be the longest and the widest car in its class. The Ciaz also has the longest wheelbase which has its obvious benefit when it comes to cabin space.

Engines

Petrol

 

2018 Ciaz

Honda City

Hyundai Verna

Toyota Yaris

Volkswagen Vento

Skoda Rapid

Engine

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

1.4-litre/1.6-litre

1.5-litre

1.2-litre TSI/1.6-litre

1.6-litre

Power

105PS

119PS

100PS/123PS

107PS

105PS/105PS

105PS

Torque

138Nm

145Nm

132Nm/151Nm

140Nm

175Nm/153Nm

153Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT/4-speed AT

5-speed MT/CVT

6-speed MT/ AT (only with 1.6-litre)

6-speed MT/CVT

7-speed DSG/5-speed MT

5-speed MT/6-speed AT

Fuel Economy

21.56kmpl/20.28kmpl

17.4kmpl/18.0kmpl

NA

17.1kmpl/17.8kmpl

18.19kmpl/16.09kmpl

15.41kmpl/14.84kmpl

  • Most powerful: Hyundai Verna 1.6
  • Torquiest: Volkswagen Vento 1.2 TSI
  • Most fuel efficient: Maruti Ciaz

The 2018 Maruti Ciaz gets a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that makes 12PS and 8Nm more than the older 1.4-litre unit. While it may have become more powerful than before, the 2018 Ciaz is still not amongst the most powerful cars in its segment. It’s the Hyundai Verna and the Honda City that lead the pack when it comes to outright power by a big margin.

Although the Ciaz is not the most powerful, it is the most frugal car in its segment thanks to the smart hybrid tech that it packs. The Ciaz is the first petrol-powered Maruti to get SHVS technology.

Volkswagen Vento

The Vento is the only sedan here to offer a turbocharged petrol engine. While it’s still not the most powerful of the bunch here, it produces segment-leading torque figures. The Vento’s 7-speed DSG paired with the turbo-petrol engine has to be the most sophisticated transmission on paper in this segment. Dual-clutch transmissions are widely regarded as more technologically advanced compared to CVTs and torque-converters. Having two clutches quickens the gear shifts and makes the transition from one gear to another smoother. Since a CVT doesn’t have fixed ratios, the final drive is smoother compared to torque converters.

Skoda Rapid

The 2018 Ciaz gets a 4-speed torque converter. Besides the Ciaz, the Verna and the Rapid also get a torque converter automatic but with higher number of cogs. The City and the Yaris get a CVT. All the cars in this comparison are available with a manual transmission option as well. Manual transmission in the Vento is paired with a 1.6-litre petrol engine and not the 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine.

Also Read: Toyota Yaris vs Hyundai Verna vs Honda City: Petrol Automatic Comparison Review

Diesel

 

2018 Ciaz

Honda City

Hyundai Verna

Volkswagen Vento

Skoda Rapid

Engine

1.3-litre

1.5-litre

1.6-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power

90PS

100PS

128PS

110PS

110PS

Torque

200Nm

200Nm

260Nm

250Nm

250Nm

Transmission

5-speed MT

6-speed MT

6-speed MT/ AT

5-speed MT/7-speed DSG

5-speed MT/7-speed DSG

Fuel Economy

28.09kmpl

25.6kmpl

NA

22.27kmpl/22.15kmpl

21.13kmpl/21.72kmpl

  • Most powerful: Hyundai Verna
  • Torquiest: Hyundai Verna
  • Most fuel efficient: Maruti Ciaz

The 2018 Ciaz retains the 1.3-litre DDIS200 diesel engine and so it continues to be the least powerful but most frugal car in the segment. Like in the case of the petrol engine, the Verna is the most powerful car here. Its 1.6-litre diesel engine also produces the highest torque in the segment.

2017 Hyundai Verna

In this comparison, only the Verna, Vento and Rapid are offered with a diesel-automatic option. While the Verna gets a 6-speed torque converter unit, the Rapid and Vento are both offered with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.  

Features

Standard features: The 2018 Ciaz gets manual AC, electrically adjustable ORVMs, a basic music system and all four power windows. All other cars in this segment also get these features in their base variants except for the Verna and Vento. Both of these miss out on a basic music system in their base variants.

2018 Ciaz

Safety: All the cars here get dual front airbags with ABS with EBD as standard. The Yaris is the only car in this segment that gets 7 airbags right from the base variant. The Ciaz is the only car here to get rear parking sensors as standard.

Toyota Yaris

Infotainment: All the cars here get a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system except for the Vento and Rapid (6.5-inch screen). However, these both get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, which is also available on the Ciaz and the Verna but absent in the City and Yaris. The Yaris is the only car here to come with gesture controls for the infotainment system.

Honda City

Comfort and Convenience features: On this front, all the sedans are quite evenly matched. They get features such as automatic climate control, height-adjustable driver seat, adjustable steering, rear parking camera, push-button start, rear AC vents and cruise control.

Features that the Ciaz misses out on but some of its competitors get: Electric sunroof, rain-sensing wipers and ventilated seats.

Price

Model

2018 Ciaz

Honda City

Hyundai Verna

Toyota Yaris

Volkswagen Vento

Skoda Rapid

Price

Rs 8.19 lakh to Rs 10.97 lakh

Rs 8.77 lakh to Rs 13.88 lakh

Rs 7.89 lakh to  Rs 12.85 lakh

Rs 8.75 lakh to Rs 14.07 lakh

Rs 8.32 lakh to Rs 13.92 lakh

Rs 8.47 lakh to Rs 13.92 lakh

Like its predecessor, the new Ciaz continues to be among the most affordable midsize sedans in the country.

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Read More on : Maruti Ciaz on road price

Maruti Ciaz

Rs.8.19 - 10.97 Lakh* Get On Road Price
Petrol21.56 kmpl
Diesel28.09 kmpl
TransmissionManual/Automatic
*Ex-showroom Price in New Delhi
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