Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

By Sukesh

Maruti Suzuki has launched the new 2018 Ciaz facelift in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 8.19 lakh ex-showroom. The Maruti Ciaz 2018 features a new front fascia and also gets a new petrol engine with SHVS smart hybrid system.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

Planning to buy the new Maruti Ciaz 2018? We bring you the detailed comparison between the Maruti Ciaz 2018, Honda City and the Hyundai Verna on design, specification, features, mileage and price.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

Design

The new Maruti Ciaz Facelift looks more premium and market as compared to the outgoing model. The new Ciaz features a new front fascia with the new redesigned grille, new headlamp design with projector lights and LED DRLs, LED fog lights, chrome fog lamp housing and a new bumper.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The side profile of the 2018 Ciaz facelift does not get any major changes except for newly designed 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear profile of the Ciaz gets a revamped tail light cluster with LED elements. The car also gets a new rear bumper.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The Honda City also features a premium look, but it lacks that shine of Ciaz. Up front, the City gets the signature chrome grille, stylish headlamp design with LED daytime running lights and a sporty bumper. The side profile of the sedan features a prominent crease running across the doors integrates with the tail light cluster.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The rear fascia of the Honda City gets LED tail lights and a chrome strip running across the boot lid. The bumper is also sporty with reflectors on either side. The Honda City also gets 16-inch alloy wheels.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The Hyundai Verna also features an aggressive design language with the signature cascading grille up front. The sweptback headlamp design with projector lights and LED DRLs adds to the sporty look. A muscular front bumper with chrome lined fog lamp housing completes the front design.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The side profile of the Hyundai Verna gets 16-inch alloy wheels. On the rear, the sedan features a stylish LED tail lamp cluster, sporty bumper with black plastic cladding and shark-fin antenna.

Overall Design Rating

Maruti Ciaz 2018 9/10
Honda City 8/10
Hyundai Verna 8.5/10

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

Features

The Maruti Ciaz 2018 comes loaded with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, engine start/stop button, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, rear reading lamps, a 4-inch MID unit, cruise control, electrically foldable and adjustable ORVMs, leather seat upholstery and tilt steering.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The Honda City also comes with all the bells and whistles such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, engine start/stop button, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, tilt steering, cruise control and premium leather treatment for the steering wheel and gear knob.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The Hyundai Verna is also equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connectivity options. Other prominent features include dual-tone interior theme, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, height adjustable driver seat, engine start/stop button, tilt steering, cooled glovebox and ORVM with integrated turn indicators.

Overall Features Rating

Maruti Ciaz 2018 8.5/10
Honda City 8.5/10
Hyundai Verna 8/10

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

Safety

The Maruti Ciaz facelift comes with standard safety features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, Speed Alert System, reverse parking sensors and seatbelt pretensioners with force limiters. The top-spec model of the Ciaz gets six airbags, reverse parking camera and day/night IRVM.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The Honda City is also equipped with standard safety features such as airbags, ABS with EBD, engine immobiliser, ISOFIX child seat mounts, day/night IRVM and rear windshield defogger. The top-spec trim of the City gets six airbags.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The Hyundai Verna also gets standard safety features in the form of dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts, engine immobiliser and central locking. The top-spec trim of the sedan gets side and curtain airbags, reverse parking sensors, rear camera, automatic headlamp, impact sensing auto door lock and speed sensing auto door lock.

Overall Safety Rating

Maruti Ciaz 2018 8/10
Honda City 8/10
Hyundai Verna 8/10

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

Engine Specifications, Gearbox And Mileage

The new Maruti Ciaz 2018 draws power from a new 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The diesel variant of the sedan draws power from a 1.3-litre engine producing 88bhp and 200Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

Both the petrol and the diesel engine features SHVS smart hybrid system which improves the fuel economy. The petrol engine returns a mileage of 21.56km/l for the manual model and 20.28km/l for the automatic variant. The diesel engine will return a mileage of 24km/l.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The Honda City is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 117bhp and 145Nm of torque while the diesel engine is tuned to produce 98bhp and 200Nm of torque. The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox. The diesel unit is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The petrol model of the Honda City delivers a mileage of 17.4km/l and 18km/l for the manual and CVT variant, respectively. The diesel model returns a mileage of 25.6km/l.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The engine options on the Hyundai Verna include a 1.4-litre petrol, 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel engine. The 1.4-litre petrol engine produces 98.6bhp and 132Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The 1.6-litre petrol unit is good for 121bhp and 151Nm of torque while the diesel engine produces 126bhp and 259Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The 1.4-litre petrol engine returns a mileage of 19km/l. The petrol and diesel version of the 1.6-litre unit returns a mileage of 17.70km/l and 24.75km/l, respectively.

Overall Engine Rating

Maruti Ciaz 2018 8.5/10
Honda City 8.5/10
Hyundai Verna 8/10

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

Pricing

The prices for the new Maruti Ciaz start at Rs 8.19 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 10.97 lakh for the top-spec trim. Both prices are ex-showroom.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

The Honda City is priced in the range of Rs 8.77 lakh to Rs 13.92 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom (Delhi). The Hyundai Verna carries a price tag of Rs 7.89 lakh for the base variant and goes all the way up to Rs 12.99 lakh for the top-spec trim. Both prices are ex-showroom (Delhi).

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

Verdict

The Maruti Ciaz facelift injects a new life to the premium sedan segment. The new Ciaz is more premium and the new 1.5-litre petrol engine packs a punch. The smart hybrid system is a bonus as it improves the mileage. The City is a well-established brand, and it also comes with a host of features. The Hyundai Verna's USP is its styling and engine options.

Maruti Ciaz 2018 Vs Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Comparison: Which Is The Best Premium Sedan?

If you are looking for a new, stylish and fuel-efficient car in the premium sedan segment, you can go for the Ciaz. If you're willing to stretch your budget, then the City should be your choice. The Hyundai Verna has a right mix of power and mileage and it also costs less than the Honda City. The Verna is a sedan for buyers looking for a smaller petrol engine and a decent amount of features.

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Article Published On: Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 17:32 [IST]
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