In today’s article, we are going to talk about two of the most selling cars of Maruti Suzuki, the S-Cross and the Ciaz. One belongs to the mid-size sedan family whereas one belongs to the C-SUV/crossover segment. Ciaz competes with products like Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and Toyota Yaris. The S-Cross on the other hand competes with products like Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, Nissan Kicks and Renault Duster. However, for this article on Maruti S-Cross vs Maruti Ciaz, we will be putting both cars from the same brand against each other. We will look at how the S-Cross fares against the Ciaz overall.
Maruti S-Cross is 4300mm long, 1785mm wide and 1595mm tall. The crossover sits on a 2600mm wheelbase. The Maruti Ciaz on the other hand is 4490mm long, 1730mm wide and 1485mm tall. This one sits on a 2650mm wheelbase. Looking at the dimensions, it becomes evident that the Ciaz would be able to offer much better legroom and knee room when compared to the S-Cross. On the contrary, the S-Cross ould be able to provide better headroom and shoulder room inside the cabin. Also, the Ciaz also offers a much better boot space when compared to the S-Cross.
Maruti S-Cross vs Maruti Ciaz specifications
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is a crossover between an SUV and a large hatchback. The car in the BS6 era comes with a 1.5-litre petrol unit that is driven by a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic gearbox. The power produced under the hood is 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. The same motor powers the Ertiga and the Vitara Brezza as well. Maruti Ciaz also comes equipped with the same engine as the S-cross, the 1.5-litre petrol unit which is mated to a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox, churning out 103bhp and 138Nm. Maruti S-Cross offers 16-inch steel rims and alloy wheels, depending on the variant. Maruti Ciaz offers 15-inch and 16-inch wheels depending on the variants.
The S-Cross gets the updated SmartPlay screen interface, with an improved user experience. It also supports features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car gets features like hill hold assist, automatic wipers, automatic headlamps, ISOFIX, reverse parking camera & sensors and four disc brakes to name a few. However, you don’t have AC vents in the rear, and there are no USB or 12V sockets to help you charge your devices. Coming to the Ciaz, the sedan offers features like rear AC vents, front & rear 12V sockets, rear reading lamp, automatic headlamps and ESP with hill hold (automatic only).
Maruti S-Cross vs Maruti Ciaz pricing
The S-Cross starts with a price of Rs 9.70 lakh and its top-of-the-line variant is priced at Rs 14.51 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz starts from Rs 9.82 lakh and its top variant costs Rs 13.43 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Should you consider Maruti S-Cross over Maruti Ciaz?
Both the cars carry similar mechanical elements and features, however, the S-Cross offers great handling and does great in terms of driving dynamics as well. The suspension on the S-Cross is also tuned for sportier driving characteristics. This makes it a better car for going over bad roads as well. Maruti Ciaz, on the other hand, is a car with great rear-seat comfort, with legroom being one of its strong selling points. If you want to be chauffeured-in, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz can be your best buy. However, if you are more inclined towards S-Cross, you can easily bring it under Rs 14 lakh after dealer discounts and negotiations.
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