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New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Vs Toyota Yaris Vs Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City - 2018 Mid-Size Sedan Spec Comparison

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


Updated:August 28, 2018, 5:22 PM IST
New Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift Vs Toyota Yaris Vs Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City - 2018 Mid-Size Sedan Spec Comparison
2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift

Maruti Suzuki recently launched the new 2018 Ciaz facelift in India at the starting price of Rs 8.19 lakh. Sold under the umbrella of premium NEXA sub—brand, the Ciaz has long served as the flagship product for India’s largest car manufacturer and competes against the Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris, and Honda City. However, with the arrival of the Toyota Yaris and all-new Hyundai Verna and the growing demand of Honda City, Ciaz was facing a lot of competition resulting in low sales. While we will soon bring you our detailed review, here is a spec comparison between the new Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and its competitors.


Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris Toyota Yaris displayed at Auto Expo 2018. (Image: Ayushmann Chawla/News18.com)

Toyota Yaris gets a big grille upfront with rectangular stretched back headlights and teardrop fog lights. Toyota has used a lot of chrome to highlight the premium sedan design. The Yaris is wider than most of the competitors in the segment, making it a spacious car inside the cabin. Overall, the Yaris is both muscular and curvy, making it look every bit premium.

Hyundai Verna

2017 Hyundai Verna. (Image: Cars18/ Siddharth Safaya) 2017 Hyundai Verna. (Image: Cars18/ Siddharth Safaya)

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

Honda City, Honda City Facelift, 2017 Honda City, Honda Cars India The 2017 Honda City Facelift. (Photo: Siddharth Safaya/News18.com)

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.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift. 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift.

In terms of looks, the new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift gets heavily designed front-end which looks a lot sharper than before. The car gets LED projector auto headlamps with prominent brow-shaped DRLs. At the rear, the car looks largely similar to the existing model but gets minor tweaks to the tail lamps. It gets LED rear lamps with dynamic flow design. From the sides, the Ciaz facelift continues to sport 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels.


Toyota Yaris

In India, Toyota Yaris will be offered with a single 1.5-litre 4-cylinder, petrol engine with an output of 108hp. The engine will be available with a 6-speed manual gearbox alongside a 7-step CVT (automatic transmission). A petrol-hybrid can be added in the later stage.

Hyundai Verna

The all-new 2017 Hyundai Verna comes with a choice of three powertrain options – 1.6-litre Dual VTVT petrol, 1.6-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine and 1.4 L Kappa Dual VTVT petrol engine. The engines come with two transmission options - 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Both the 1.6-litre 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.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift

Under the hood, the 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a new 1.5-litre petrol engine and the 1.3-litre diesel engine has been carried forward. Both engines come with the mild hybrid technology. The new 1.5-litre petrol engine produces 103bhp of maximum power and churns out 138Nm of peak torque and the 1.3-litre diesel engine produces 89bhp of power and churns out 200Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are offered with the choice of manual and automatic transmission.


Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris Toyota Yaris to get dual tone dashboard. (Image: Toyota Thailand)

In the new Yaris, Toyota is adding several first-in-class features to compete with its well-loaded competitors. There are a total of 12 of them, including roof-mounted air vents with ambient illumination, acoustic and vibration control glass, 4.2-inch TFT MID with Eco wallet, hand/air gesture control for the infotainment system, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and tail lamps with LED line guide. Other highlights include projector headlamps with LED line guide, LED DRLs, Shark-fin antenna, piano black interior, rear power outlets, rear sunshade and more.

Hyundai Verna

2017 Hyundai Verna cabin. (Image: Hyundai) 2017 Hyundai Verna 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.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift interiors. 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift interiors.

Inside the cabin, the new Ciaz gets new light-colored faux wood inlays, Apart from this, the car gets a newly designed instrument cluster and touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The instrument cluster multi-information TFT display and driving mode illumination.


Toyota Yaris

Yaris will be equipped with all-wheel disc brakes, seven airbags (including a driver knee airbag), Hill-start Assist Control (HSC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), front parking sensors ABS, EBD and ESP. Toyota Yaris with similar specs was awarded five stars in ASEAN NCAP crash tests.

Hyundai Verna

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

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.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Facelift

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

We will bring out a full comparison review of these cars soon. keep checking this space for more updates.

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| Edited by: Ayushmann Chawla
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