The sedan segment has lost some of its spark in India after the entry of sub-compact SUVs in the same price range. For the same price, you get a much bigger looking car along with better ground clearance for Indian roads. But sedans also do their job perfectly, that is rear-seat comfort with style and substance. Maruti being the largest automobile manufacturer in India sells two sedans in our country as of now. Find below which is the better option in this comparison of the Maruti Dzire vs Ciaz.

More about the comparison

For new readers, we would like to inform you that Maruti Dzire is a sub-compact sedan which is sold through the Maruti Arena network. The arena is known for its affordable cars with great fuel efficiency. The Maruti Ciaz on the other hand is sold via Nexa, Maruti’s premium network of showrooms known for their quality cars.

The Maruti Ciaz is also a mid-size sedan and costs considerably more without the tax benefit of the Dzire. We will be comparing the base variant of Maruti Ciaz Sigma which costs Rs.8.31 lakh (ex-showroom) to the top variant of the Maruti Dzire ZXI Plus which costs Rs.8.28 lakh (ex-showroom).  Being the higher-spec variant the Maruti Dzire does have more comfort, convenience and entertainment features.

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Dimension Comparison

NameMaruti DzireMaruti Ciaz
Length3995mm4490mm
Width1735mm1730mm
Height1515mm1485mm
Wheelbase2450mm2650mm
Ground clearance170mm170mm
Boot space378L510L
Wheel SizeR15R16

Surprisingly the Maruti Ciaz is narrower and shorter than the Maruti Dzire. You definitely get some extra space at the interiors of the Ciaz. The main difference between both the cars in terms of dimension is the boot space.

With 510L of boot space, the Maruti Ciaz is worlds apart from the Dzire. If boot space is your major concern, Maruti Dzire is the way to go. The Maruti Ciaz may have a bit more legroom but you will definitely compromise on the headroom compared to the Dzire.

Engine and Performance

NameMaruti DzireMaruti Ciaz
Engine Type1.2 Litre Petrol EngineK15 Smart Hybrid Petrol Engine
Displacement1197cc1462cc
Max. Power 88.50bhp@6000rpm103.25bhp@6000rpm
Max. Torque113Nm@4400rpm138Nm@4400rpm
Mileage(ARAI)23.26kmpl20.65kmpl
Fuel Tank Capacity37L43L

Despite having Hybrid petrol engine, the ARAI claimed mileage of the Maruti Ciaz is quite less compared to the Dzire due to Ciaz’s larger engine size. You also get a much more torque friendly engine with the Maruti Ciaz compared to the Dzire. If fuel costs and running costs are your major concern over performance, the Maruti Dzire is the perfect option for you.

On the safety front, both the cars come with standard safety features. With the Maruti Dzire ZXI Plus you get additional safety features like Brake Assist, automatic headlamps, follow me home headlamps, Rear Camera, and Speed Sensing Auto door lock. For its price, the Maruti Dzire could have some more safety features and better build quality. Readers should also note that many people have complained about the Dzire’s body panels to be too thin and weak.

Maruti Swift Dzire

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In the Maruti Dzire vs Ciaz comparison it makes more sense to pick up the Ciaz base model over the Dzire top model. It is a bigger car and there is always room for improvement in the after market department. buying the Swift Dzire makes sense only when you are going to drive it daily in the city traffic where the size of the Ciaz might be a bit bothersome.

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