Pros and Cons of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz – Winning the Heart of Most Consumers!

As a C-segment sedan, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has been a widely popular sedan since its first introduction. Besides, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz recently has just received a mid-life upgrade for its exterior, interior and engine. The Ciaz is better loaded in features now with 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. After its upgrade, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz keeps competing with its old competitors: Honda City, Hyundai Verna, and Volkswagen Vento, etc. Let' s take a look at the pros and cons of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and reveal the real reason that many auto-enthusiasts fall in love with it.

 

Pros

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz On Road Price in Delhi:

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz listed a price range from ₹ 9.32 Lakhs to ₹ 12.81 Lakhs, covering 8 available variants, among which 8 are equipped with the manual transmission and the rest 3 are loaded with the automatic transmission. Compared with its main competitors: Hyundai Verna (₹ 9.22 Lakhs to ₹ 16.82 Lakhs) and Honda City (₹ 11.01 Lakhs to ₹ 16.9 Lakhs), Ciaz' s price positioning is quite competitive, considering the price to performance ratio.

 

  • 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 stylish.

 

  • 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

 

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Petrol mileage:

Another satisfied parameter for Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is its mileage performance. Since the Ciaz is only available in petrol variants, the official claimed petrol mileage of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is 20.28 to 21.56 kmpl. The average mileage performance of Ciaz is quite competitive, its main rivals: Hyundai Verna and Honda City offer the mileage performance of 16.66 to 24.75 kmpl and 17.4 to 25.6 kmpl, respectively.

 

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Safety:

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.

 

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Dimensions (length/width/height):

Length

4490 mm

Width

1730 mm

Height

1485 mm

Wheelbase

2650 mm

Kerb Weight

1027 Kg

Compared with its main rivals: Hyundai Verna (4440mm* 1729mm* 1475mm) and Honda City (4440mm* 1695mm* 1495mm), the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is larger in size but lighter in weight. Ciaz is 148kg lighter than the City 143 lighter than the Verna. The advantages of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in dimensions and kerb weight could contribute to its improvement of ride quality since it would have a lighter control and steering than its main rivals.

 

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Ground Clearance:

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has a typical ground clearance of a sedan, which is 170mm. As its main competitors, the Hyundai Verna owns a ground clearance of 165mm, which is 5mm lower than the Ciaz. And the Honda City also owns a 5mm lower ground clearance than Ciaz, which is 165mm. All these sedans are not quite suitable to deal with the various and complicated road situations in India with their ground clearance. However, with 5mm higher, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz could have a better performance in different road conditions.

 

Cons

  • Ride Quality of 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.

 

  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Specification & Features:

Another problem that stops the Ciaz from climbing a segment over its main rivals is that it doesn' t offer the powerful engine as its main rivals do. Let' s take a look at the engine option of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.

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

Automatic – 4 Gears / Manual

Emission Standard

BS6

With a max power of 103bhp and a max torque of 138Nm, it is acceptable. But compared with its main competitors, the engine of Ciaz seems less powerful.

 

Hyundai Verna

Honda City

Engine

1582cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC

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

Fuel Type

Diesel

Diesel

Max Power (bhp@rpm)

126 bhp @ 4000 rpm

99 bhp @ 3600 rpm

Max Torque (Nm@rpm)

260 Nm @ 1500 rpm

200 Nm @ 1750 rpm

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

Transmission

Automatic - 6 Gears

Manual – 6 Gears / Automatic

Turbocharger / Supercharger

Turbocharged, Variable Geometry

Turbocharged, Variable  Geometry

Emission Standard

BS 4

BS 4

 

Owner Reviews

Most owners of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz hold the view that it is the best sedan with a middle price range in the C-class segment. It is quite fuel-efficient and beautiful looking with premium interior. It is a sedan that would make the money you' ve paid worthy.

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