The Maruti Ciaz is the most premium offering from Maruti. It is also very successful and one of the best selling sedans in the country. We pitch it against another favourite sedan, which is the Hyundai Verna. How do they stack up against each other? Which is a better buy? Lets find out.

Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna Design

Maruti Ciaz

The Ciaz has a calm look which is pleasing to the eyes as well. It has a long bonnet and hence looks premium. The Ciaz has a low height and hence looks long as well.The taillamps of the Ciaz are longish ones.  Overall the Ciaz is bigger and more premium.

The Verna has a wide front grille with a lot more chrome. It looks mature with the large headlamps. The Verna is a stylish car. It gets diamond cut alloy wheels which add to the looks. The Verna’s design has evolved and it looks a lot more grown-up. Overall the Ciaz is bigger and looks more premium.

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Hyundai Verna

Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna Interiors

Maruti Ciaz SHVS interior

The interior styling of the Ciaz is subtle but feels sophisticated. The black and beige interiors of this sedan makes it feel airy. The Ciaz has a seven-inch touchscreen system. The higher variants get automatic climate control. The steering is shared with other models but it gets a leather wrap as also the gear knob. The top variant gets leather upholstery also. The Ciaz is comes loaded with features like push button start, keyless entry, bluetooth connectivity, navigation, reverse parking camera and sensors.


The interiors of the Verna are of good quality but now have begun to start looking dated. The centre console screen’s text is blue on black. This certainly looks stylish. The Verna also gets a touchscreen system with bluetooth, navigation and steering controls. The top end variants get leather upholstery. There is push button start as well. The Verna is a feature loaded car.

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Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna Space

The Ciaz is not stingy on space. There is good head room and leg room available. The seats are not the best but provide good comfort. It could have done with some more under thigh support. The boot is large at 510 litres and can fit in quite a lot of luggage with ease. This makes it a very practical sedan that can be used for weekend getaways too.

The Verna also offers good space but the seats are more comfortable than the Ciaz. The bootspace is 465 litres, which is smaller than the Ciaz. The Ciaz is also longer than the Verna and has a longer wheelbase as well.

Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna Engine

The Ciaz has a 1.4-litre petrol engine that produces 90bhp and 130Nm of torque. The Ciaz  comes with a 1.3-litre diesel engine and also gets SHVS technology. Now, this is the hybrid start stop system that even has brake regeneration.

four engine options, two being petrol and other being diesel.  The 1.4 petrol has 106bhp of power. Then there is the 1.6-litre petrol with 121bhp The diesel engine comes in the form of a 1.4-litre engine with 89bhp and a 1.6-litre with 126bhp of power. There are five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmissions  on the these engines.

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Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna Ride and Handling 

This is an area where the Ciaz outperforms the Verna, The ride quality of the Ciaz is superior. In terms of handling too the Ciaz is much better. This is an area where the Verna lacks compared to its competition.

Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna Mileage

The Maruti Ciaz petrol returns 15 km/l for the manual and 13.5 for the automatic. The diesel returns 27 km/l and this is due to the SHVS technology.

The Verna returns about 12km/l in city for the manual petrol and 10km/l for the automatic. The diesel Manual returns 17km/l and the automatic returns 12km/l. These figures are real world ones and will vary depending on driving conditions.

Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna Price


Ciaz Variantson-road price, DelhiVerna Variantson-road price, Delhi
VXI (O) petrol

INR 8.5 lakhs

1.4 Petrol

INR 8.8 lakhs

VXI+ petrol

INR 9 lakhs

1.6 S Petrol

INR 10.17 lakhs

VXI + AT petrol

INR 10.2 lakhs

1.6 SX Petrol

INR 10.9 lakhs

ZXI petrol

INR 9.7 lakhs

1.6 S AT Petrol

INR 11.1 lakhs

ZXI AT petrol

INR 11 lakhs

1.6 SX AT Petrol

INR 12.2 lakhs

ZXI + AT petrol

INR 12 lakhs

1.6 SX (O) Petrol

INR 12.5 lakhs

VDI diesel

INR 8.8 lakhs

1.4 Diesel

INR 10.3 lakhs

VDI + diesel

INR 9.3 lakhs

1.6 S Diesel

INR 12.2 lakhs

ZDI diesel

INR 10 lakhs

1.6 SX Diesel

INR 13 lakhs

ZDI + diesel

INR 10.7 lakhs

1.6 S AT Diesel

INR 13.2 lakhs

1.6 SX (O) Diesel

INR 14.5 lakhs

1.6 SX AT (O) Diesel

INR 15.4 lakhs


The Maruti Ciaz ranges between INR 8.5 lakhs to INR 12 lakhs. The Verna ranges from 8.8 lakhs to 15.4 lakhs. The Verna has a taller price walk as it also has an automatic variant in Diesel.

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Unless you want a diesel automatic, the Maruti Ciaz comes across as a better buy. It looks more premium, has modern features and is more spacious too. The Verna offers more options but feels less premium in front of the Ciaz.


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