Comparison Review: Maruti Suzuki Ciaz vs. Honda City - which one would be your best choice?

Overall Information

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has become a long-term competitor with Honda City. So, we will launch a comparison between from the parameters of Ride Quality, Exterior, Interior, Ground Clearance, Colours, Specifications & Features, On-Road Price, Mileage, etc. Just for your reference.

 

Ride Quality

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

The ride quality of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz could be one of the most serious problems that stop people from buying it. Yes, you can have a spacious cabin inside which means you will have lots of legroom. Siting inside would not make you feel unharmonious and you will have a smooth linear acceleration and light handling. However, you cannot resist the bother from the extremely noisy and unsettled engine. You can even hear every single bump and have the feeling of sitting on the running machine. Everything under the hood is so obvious that would take the driving comfort away. And the high speed ride quality is bouncy and unstable.

  • Honda City

The new generation of Honda City doesn' t offer new engine and gearbox options, which means you will receive the same powerful linear acceleration performance as its previous version. The Honda City has managed to improve its NVH levels and once you set off, the feeling of smooth and strong acceleration is quite obvious. However, one bad thing about its engine is that there is a slight turbo lag. But luckily, there is one good thing that helps reduce such discomfort, which is its gearbox. The gearbox would never make you feel the lack of power. Besides, the City has successfully strike to a balance between high and low speed performance thanks to the stiff springs.

 

On road price in New Delhi (some cities prices are lower than this)

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz on road price:

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz listed a price range from ₹ 9.32 to ₹ 12.81 Lakhs, covering 8 available variants; among which 8 of them are equipped with the manual gearbox and the rest 3 of them are loaded with the automatic gearbox.

  • Honda City on road price:

As for the City, it starts its price at ₹ 11.01 Lakhs and stops at ₹ 16.9 Lakhs. There are 11 variants of City, 8 are equipped with the manual gearbox and the rest are loaded with automatic (CVT) transmission.

The average price of Honda City is slightly higher than the Ciaz and with 3 more available variants too. So you can have more choice while facing a relatively higher price.

 

Safety

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz:

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comes with only standard safety features laded on board, but it surprisingly got a 4-star rating in the safety test launched by ASEAN NCAP.

  • 2 Airbags (Driver, Passenger)    
  • Seat Belt Warning  Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)   
  • Hill Hold Control
  • Traction Control System (TC/TCS)   
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Central Locking
  • Speed Sensing Door Lock  
  • Child Safety Lock

If you want more detailed safety information of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, please click here.

  • Honda City:

The Honda City is even more surprising; it scored a 5-star rating in the safety test launched by ASEAN NCAP. One of its highlights is that the City gest 81% protection out of 100% for the child occupant. Here comes the list of Honda City’s safety features:

  • 6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
  • Child Seat Anchor Points
  • Seat Belt Warning
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Engine immobilizer
  • (Remote with Boot Opener) Central Locking
  • Speed Sensing Door Lock
  • Child Safety Lock

Both the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Honda City are safety-reliable vehicles, but the Honda City has a better safety performance than the Ciaz since it is better loaded in the safety features and scored a great 5-sar in the safety test.

 

Exterior

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz exterior:

As the result of its mid-life upgrade, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has a refined fascia with a brand-new front grille. It also has a chrome strip on its top, which is sided by a pair of fresh headlamps. The headlamps get horizontal LED DRLs. And the front bumper is more subtle compared with previous version for it is loaded with circular fog lamps and a faux brushed metal finish surround. As for Maruti Suzuki Ciaz' s rear part, it also gets a refined bumper with a pair of new lighting signature on the tail lamps. As a whole, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz looks quite fascinating.

  • Honda City exterior:

The new Honda City has changed a lot in the exterior, especially in the front part. The new City is equipped with a larger front grille with a thick chrome strip crossing through. The brand new bumper shows a great sense of muscularity, which contributes to give the Honda City a more modern and fresh look. In the upmarket variants, the LED headlamps and the DRLs are also loaded on board. For the rear part, the most obvious change appears at the rear bumper, which gets a faux grille. It can help reduce the unnecessary visual mass and make the car looks pretty concise.

 

Interior

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz interior:

After the upgrade, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has a spacious cabin with a reasonable overall layout. A two-tone dashboard is loaded on board with all-beige colour interior upholstery. Besides, the interior is equipped with plenty of features for driving comfort and convenience:

  • Automatic Climate Control Air Conditioner     
  • Common Fan Speed Control Front AC    
  • Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed Control Rear AC
  • Heater     
  • Co-Driver Only Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors  
  • Electronic – Internal Only Anti-glare Mirrors   
  • Reverse Camera
  • Rear Parking Assist     
  • Cruise Control
  • Headlight off and Ignition Key Off Reminder   
  • Keyless Start / Button Start 
  • Tilt Steering Adjustment      
  • 12V Power Outlets

Moreover, one of the cleverest designs of Ciaz' s interior is its storage room; Maruti Company has added a pair of front & rear cup holders with both driver armrest storage and sunglass holder available. As for the seats and upholstery, the Ciaz is also well-featured:

Driver Seat Adjustment

8 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)

Front Passenger Seat Adjustment

6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)

Seat Upholstery

Leather

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Yes

Leather-wrapped Gear Knob

Yes

Driver Armrest

Yes

Rear Passenger Seats

Bench

Interiors

Single Tone

Rear Armrest

With Cup Holder

Front Seat Pockets

Yes

Head-rests

Front & Rear

  • Honda City interior:

The most satisfying design of Honda City' s interior is its comfortable cabin. The overall visibility of City is pretty good but the thick A-pillars obstruct the view a little bit. The front seats are set at an appropriate height. The Honda City has an unbelievable spacious cabin with a boot space of 510 litres, which means you will have a large and comfortable legroom when you sit inside. What’s more, lots of features are loaded for the comfort & convenience:

  • Automatic Climate Control AC
  • Common Fan Speed Control Front AC
  • Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed Control Rear AC
  • Heater
  • Co-Driver Only Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors
  • (Manual – Internal Only) Anti-glare Mirrors
  • Reverse Camera with Guidance Parking Assist
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Cruise Control
  • Headlight off and Ignition Key Off Reminder
  • Keyless Start / Button Start
  • Tilt & Telescopic Steering Adjustment
  • 2 12V Power Outlets

For the Seats & Upholstery:

Driver Seat Adjustment

8 way manually adjustable(seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)

Front Passenger Seat Adjustment

6 way manually adjustable(seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)

Seat Upholstery

Leather

Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

Yes

Leather-wrapped Gear Knob

Yes

Driver Armrest

Yes

Rear Passenger Seats

Bench

Interiors

Dual Tone

Interior Colours

Beige

Rear Armrest

With Cup Holder

Folding Rear Seat

Partial

Front Seat Pockets

Yes

Head-rests

Front & Rear

 

Petrol & diesel mileage

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz petrol mileage: 20.28 to 21.56 kmpl
  • Honda City petrol & diesel mileage: 17.4 to 25.6 kmpl

The average mileage performance of Honda City is slightly better than the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. But things would be different based on the different variants.

 

Dimensions

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz dimensions ( length/weight/width/height ):

Length

4490 mm

Width

1730 mm

Height

1485 mm

Wheelbase

2650 mm

Kerb Weight

1027 Kg

  • Honda City dimensions ( length/weight/width/height ):

Length

4440 mm

Width

1695 mm

Height

1495 mm

Wheelbase

2600 mm

Kerb Weight

1175 kg

From the statistics comparison we can learn that the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is bigger than the Honda City but it is surprisingly 148kg lighter than the Honda City.

 

Colours

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz colours:

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz offers 7 colour options: Pearl Metallic Dignity Brown, Pearl Midnight Black, Metallic Premium Silver, Metallic Magma Grey, Nexa Blue, Pearl Sangria Red, and Pearl Snow White.

  • Honda City colours:

There are only 5 available colours for your option: White Orchid Pearl, Golden Brown Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, and Lunar Silver Metallic.

 

Ground Clearance

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz ground clearance: 170mm
  • Honda City ground clearance: 165mm

Both Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City have the typical sedan ground clearance. There should not be a big difference since the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is only 5mm higher than the Honda City.

 

Specifications & Features

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz specifications & features:

Engine

1462cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type

K15 Petrol

Fuel Type

Petrol

Max Power (bhp @ rpm)

103 bhp @ 6000 rpm

Max Torque (Nm @ rpm)

138 Nm @ 4400 rpm

Drivetrain

FWD

Transmission

Manual – 5 Gears / Automatic – 4 Gears

Emission Standard

BS 6

  • Honda City specifications & features:

Engine

1497cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, SOHC

1498cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

Engine Type

1.5 L i-VTEC Engine

1.5 L i-DTEC Engine

Fuel Type

Petrol

Diesel

Max Power (bhp @ rpm)

117 bhp @ 6600 rpm

99 bhp @ 3600 rpm

Max Torque (Nm @ rpm)

145 Nm @ 4600 rpm

200 Nm @ 1750 rpm

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

Transmission

Manual – 5 Gears

Manual – 6 Gears

Turbocharger / Supercharger

Turbocharged, Variable Geometry

Emission Standard

BS 6

BS 4

 

Conclusion:

Both the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Honda City are good vehicles. But there are slight differences between them in several parameters. Considering the budget limitation and the value for money, if you are holding the budget under ₹ 11 Lakhs, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz would not fail you. If you are holding the budget over ₹ 11.01 Lakhs, the Honda City would be a better choice.

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