The Toyota Yaris is the latest car to enter the mid-size sedan segment. It comes with a lot of promise and quite a few first time features for the segment like 7 airbags as standard, electric driver seat adjustment and automatic (CVT) on all variants. The other strong player in this segment is the Maruti Ciaz. The Ciaz is regarded as the best value for money car in the segment. Will the Yaris be able to beat the Ciaz? How do these two cars compare against each other. Read further for the Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz Comparison.

Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz Design

The Toyota Yaris is the latest kid on the block and internationally it has received a facelift. The headlamps are pulled back and are projectors. There is a large grille on the bumper for air intake. The side profile is subtle and it will comes with 15-inch wheels. There are LED tail lamps and the rear looks big and like a premium car.

The Maruti Ciaz hasn’t got any update lately but still it looks a premium car. It has recently got a new colour called Nexa Blue. The Ciaz is now sold from Maruti’s Nexa outlets. The Maruti Ciaz is also the longest car in this comparison and has the highest ground clearance of 170 mm. The Ciaz looks more premium in comparison to the Yaris. A facelift of the Ciaz is expected soon. The Yaris though feels better put together and has better build quality.

Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz Interior

Toyota Yaris interior 1 

The Yaris gets black and beige colour interiors. The dashboard is simplistic and not too jazzy. The steering wheel is somewhat similar to the Corolla Altis. In terms of space, it is as good as the City. This is spacious like the Etios but a lot more comfortable. The seating is better, the fabric and the leather used will be higher quality and the ride will be pliant. Toyota Yaris has rear AC vents but on the roof and even rear arm rest too. The car is fairly feature loaded. The interiors do feel airy as well.

Maruti Ciaz interior

The Ciaz also has pleasant interiors. A neatly laid out dashboard and a nice touch screen system, which is easy to use. It gets the day night mirror, same as the Verna. The steering wheel gets rake adjustment and no reach. The seats could have been better. They are just ok. The armrest has very little storage space.There is oodles of space available and this gives the feel of a much expensive car. The head room is just sufficient. The seats are just about ok and have limited under thigh support. The headrests could have been adjustable. There are rear AC vents and a 12 volt charging socket below which you can also place your mobile phone. The Ciaz is a wide car and 3 adults can sit very comfortably.

 

Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz Price 

The base variant of the Toyota Yaris is priced at Rs. 9 lakhs and the top variant is priced at 15 lakhs, on-road. On the other hand, the petrol version of the Ciaz starts at Rs. 8.5 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 12 lakhs. The Ciaz is also offers in diesel but we are comparing only the petrol version price, as the Yaris comes only in petrol.

2018 Toyota Yaris India 1

Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz Specification 

Toyota YarisMaruti Ciaz
FuelPetrolPetrolDiesel
Engine1.5-litre VVT-i1.4-litre K-Series1.5-litre DDiS
Power108bhp91bhp88bhp
Torque137 Nm130 Nm200 Nm
Transmission6-Speed Manual/7-Step CVT5-Speed Manual/ 4-Speed Auto5-Speed Manual

Yaris is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine. This engine churns out 108bhp of power. There is no diesel engine offered on the Yaris and this has been deliberately done by Toyota. This segment is moving towards petrol and sales of diesel powered cars has come down. The Yaris gets a 7-step CVT automatic transmission form the base variant itself.

The Maruti Ciaz comes has both petrol and diesel versions. The petrol comes with a 1.4-litre, K-series engine. It develops 91bhp of power and 130Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox comes with the engine and it also has a 4-speed automatic. The diesel engine is a 1.3-litre unit. This engine has 90bhp of power and 200Nm of  torque. This engine gets a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is no automatic on the diesel.

New Maruti Ciaz 2017

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Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz Mileage 

Toyota YarisMaruti Ciaz
VersionPetrolPetrolDiesel
Overall Mileage11-16 km/l13-17 km/l15-23 km/l

The Ciaz is known to be a fuel efficient car. The petrol returns an over efficiency of 13-17 km/l in a mix of highway and city running. The Yaris on the other hands returns 11-16km/l. Though the mileage is lower than the Ciaz, the Yaris feels better built.

Also Read: Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City Comparison

Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Dimension Comparison

Toyota YarisMaruti Ciaz
Length4425 mm4490 mm
Width1730 mm1730 mm
Height1475 mm1485 mm
Wheelbase2550 mm2650 mm
Boot Space476 litres510 litres

The Yaris is 4425mm in length, 1730mm in width and 1475mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2550 mm while the boot space will stand at 476-litres.

The Maruti Ciaz, on the other hand, is the longest car in the segment with 4490 mm of length, 1730 mm in width and 1485 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2650 mm while the boot space stands at 510-litres. So dimensionally it is bigger than the Yaris. It also has the higher interior space, especially at the rear.

Also Read Maruti Ciaz 2018 Facelift

Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Feature Comparison

Toyota Yaris Maruti Ciaz
Airbags 72
Projector HeadlampsYesYes
LED Daytime Running LightsYesYes
Alloy WheelsYesYes
LED Tail-lightsYesYes
Electric seatsYesNo
UpholsteryLeatherLeather
InfotainmentTouchscreenTouchscreen
Key-less EntryYesYes
Push Button Start/StopYesYes

The Yaris is a feature loaded car. It comes with more number of features that the acid. The Yaris gets 7 airbags as standard, The Maruti Ciaz’s feature list is also quite decent. It comes with projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control among the others.

Toyota Yaris vs Maruti Ciaz
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