Comparo – Maruti Ciaz vs Honda City vs Hyundai Verna vs Vento vs Sunny

Posted on: Sep 2, 2014 - 11:52am IST

Here’s how the upcoming Maruti Ciaz stacks up with rivals like the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, VW Vento, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Sunny and Fiat Linea. This comparison is purely from a technical standpoint.

At 4,490 mm, the Ciaz is the second longest car in its segment after the Fiat Linea. However, the Ciaz’s 2,650 mm wheelbase gives it the ‘class leading’ tag in that area, thus beating the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna, two of its biggest rivals. At 1,730 mm in width, the Ciaz is also the second widest car (the first being the Fiesta).

Both the Ciaz and City come with a 510 liter boot, whereas the Fiesta’s 430 liter is the smallest in the segment.


Maruti Ciaz vs Honda City vs Hyundai Verna vs Vento vs Sunny vs Fiesta

The Ciaz and the Linea, which are powered by the same Fiat 1.3-liter Multijet engine, have the lowest displacement in the segment. In fact, the Ciaz is one of the least powerful cars in its class at 90 PS (the Sunny is lower at 86 PS), but its 200 Nm torque is up there with the City, Sunny and Fiesta.

Save for the City and Verna, all cars come with a 5-speed manual transmission. Until now, the City was the benchmark in its segment for fuel efficiency at 26 km/l, however, the Ciaz betters that with 26.21 km/l.


Maruti Ciaz vs Honda City vs Hyundai Verna vs Vento vs Sunny vs Linea

Once again, the Ciaz is the least powerful car in its segment with a 1.4-liter engine producing 92.45 PS. Even its 130 Nm of torque puts it below the likes of the Sunny and the Verna 1.4.

Save for the Linea, all cars in this segment get manual and automatic transmissions. The Ciaz would get a 4-speed AT as does the Verna. The City and Sunny come with a CVT and the Vento is available with a 7-speed DSG.

The Ciaz (manual) is once again the most fuel efficient car in its class with 20.73 km/l followed by the City CVT at 18 km/l.

Prices of the Ciaz will be announced next month and the chart will be revisited then.

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4 thoughts on “Comparo – Maruti Ciaz vs Honda City vs Hyundai Verna vs Vento vs Sunny

  1. Vaibhav Rishi says:

    Chinese version has more features such as sunroof and 1.6L engine, automobile companies think India is village ……… In india Honda city 2014 VX will rule the segment. Maruti screwed up once again……….

  2. Mani says:

    Wow this is amazing launch by maruti,lol… Compare with leader and marginally improve on it, city average – 26/ltr , maruti ciaz – 26.21/ltr, is this a joke. Maruti ciaz under powers the car just to improve 0.21/ltr average, hahaha. The longest and biggest car with same boot and when test results are out, you will see either less or same space like City. Tell me one thing, is it fun to drive the longest car with less power or car with proposnate length,more power, same average,more space ???? What about parking space, each inch counts in all big cities ???

    And last but not least, no maruti car has been successful ever before in this segment and what about quality of service ??? Back to fish market, lol. What about brand image, maruti or HONDA ?

  3. iLikeCars says:

    Was looking forward to this, but the low power on this really kills it.. Should have used a better engine for a bigger car..

  4. Nikhil Vidyarthi says:

    Anjan I think we should consider weight of ciaz ss a big plus since at approx 1100kg it is way lighter than the competition. Hence having slightly better weight per tonne figures. I think it will be intresting study!


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