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Hyundai Verna 2017 Vs Honda City 2017 Vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz: Spec Comparison - Who Wins?

Following is a comparison of Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz based on specifications and the features they offer:

Ayushmann Chawla | News18.comAyushmannChawla

Updated:August 7, 2017, 4:11 PM IST
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Hyundai Verna 2017 Vs Honda City 2017 Vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz: Spec Comparison - Who Wins?
2017 Hyundai Verna Vs 2017 Honda City Vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
South-Korean Automaker, Hyundai has recently unveiled 5th-generation of its C-segment sedan, Verna in India. The car is set to be launched on August 22. The new Hyundai Verna is expected to be priced at Rs 8-13 lakh. When launched the car will compete against the giants of Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. So, here is a full-spec comparison of all three cars to know which one is a better sedan:-

Looks:-
Hyundai Verna

2017 Hyundai Verna. (Photo: Hyundai India) 2017 Hyundai Verna. (Photo: Hyundai India)

The styling of the new 2017 Verna is inspired from its elder sibling Elantra. At the front, the next-gen sedan by the South-Korean car manufacturer gets projector headlamps and LED DRLs along with chrome accented grille. The car continues to have a coup-ish sloping roofline. At the rear, the car gets LED tail lamps as on Elantra. It also gets shark fin antenna as on the Creta.

Honda City

2017 Honda City. (Image: Honda) 2017 Honda City. (Image: Honda)

The new Honda City gets a new fascia with company’s new design philosophy, the car comes with LED headlamps with LED DRLs, auto folding door mirror and R16 diamond cut alloy wheels. At the rear, the car gets trunklid spoiler with LED stomp lamp and LED combi tail lamps. Honda City also gets shark fin antenna.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS. (Photo: Manav Sinha/News18.com) Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS. (Photo: Manav Sinha/News18.com)

The design approach to the Ciaz is very ‘sedan’ like, with long creases across the body. The front end of the car slopes down towards that large trapezoidal chrome grille. It also gets projector headlamps, flared wheel arches and a strong shoulder line. At the rear, the car gets standard wrap around tail lamps and larger rear bumper. The 16-spoke alloy wheel goes a long way into giving some character to the car.

Power:-
Hyundai Verna

The all-new 2017 Hyundai Verna comes with a choice of two powertrain options – 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol and 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine. The engines come with two transmission options - 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Both the engines produces 123 bhp and 128 bhp respectively.

Honda City

The 2017 Honda City is available with two engine options 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that churns out 119 bhp and 145 Nm of power and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that punches out 100 bhp and 200 Nm of power. While the petrol engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual and automatic CVT gearbox options, the diesel engine comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comes with two engine options – 1.4-litre K14B VVT petrol engine that produces 91 bhp, 130 Nm of power and 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel engine that churns out 89 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque. While the petrol engine comes with an option of 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic gearbox, the diesel engine comes with 5-speed manual gearbox.

Interiors:-
Hyundai Verna

Hyundai Verna 2017 Hyundai Verna Teaser image revealing the cabin. (Image: Hyundai)

The new Verna gets 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto support. The interior features a two-tone dashboard with chocolate brown coloured top dash and a beige lower half. It also gets a sunroof and rear windshield blinds along with cruise control, rear AC vents, ventilated seats, and fold down hand rest for rear passengers.

Honda City

2017 Honda City interiors. (Image: Honda) 2017 Honda City interiors. (Image: Honda)

The cabin of 2017 Honda City comes with popular beige and black interior. It also gets 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Car play as standard, Blutetooth, USB and Aux inputs. It also gets electric wing mirrors, automatic climate control and electrically operated sunroof. The top variant also gets rain sensing wipers and auto on-off headlamps.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS interiors. (Photo: Manav Sinha/News18.com) Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS interiors. (Photo: Manav Sinha/News18.com)

The dashboard design of the Ciaz is similar to other Maruti models. The car gets 7-inch TFT infotainment system which supports Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, USB and SD card reader for navigation. It also gets front and rear armrest, reading lamps and rear AC vents. The steering on the Ciaz gets mounted audio and phone controls.

Safety:-
Hyundai Verna

Advanced high strength steel (AHSS) body structure. (Image: Hyundai) Advanced high strength steel (AHSS) body structure. (Image: Hyundai)

From the safety perspective, the new Hyundai Verna gets 6-airbags, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC). The car is built on advanced high strength steel (AHSS) body structure that provides rigidity. The car also has rear parking cameras.

Honda City

2017 Honda City. (Image: Honda) 2017 Honda City. (Image: Honda)

The 2017 Honda City also comes with six-airbags and ABD as standard across the range. The car gets Multiview rear parking camera and anti-theft security alarm. The car is built on advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body structure for more strength.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS from the back. (Photo: Manav Sinha/News18.com) Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS from the back. (Photo: Manav Sinha/News18.com)

In terms of Safety, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters. The car also gets reverse parking camera with parking sensors.

Verdict:-

2017 Hyundai Verna outshines the new Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in terms of features and as well as in the price. All three sedans have quite same features inside the cabin but the ventilated seats on the 5th-gen Verna is something new in this price segment. Verna also dominates the segment in terms of performance as the engines on the Korean sedan generates more power than its competitors. But we also have to admit that Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has a strong road presence, overall packaging and a better brand to tag along.

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