Honda City is the segment leader and is moving ahead of the competition in sales number. This is the first time, a Maruti product has responded strongly to the Honda City. Recently, the Ciaz diesel even got the SHVS technology, reducing its excise duty. So, how good is the Ciaz and the City? Which one should you buy? We have done a Maruti Ciaz SHVS vs Honda City detailed comparison.
Maruti Ciaz SHVS vs Honda City Design
The Honda City retains a lot of styling from the previous generation and it is similar in length too. What is different is the wheelbase, which is longer. The front grille has a thick chunk of chrome on it and the headlamp design is crisp. The front bumper has round fog lamps and has sharp looking front end. The side profile of the City resembles that of its predecessor. There is a shark-like antenna. The rear styling on the City is all new. The tail lamp styling is similar to that of a BMW.
The Ciaz on the other hand is a lot more premium looking. The Ciaz because of its lower height and a bit longer. This makes it look a lot longer than the City. The large front grille with the pulled back headlamps looks stylish. The side profile looks elegant with the long bonnet and the well proportioned side profile too. The rear however looks similar to that of the City. The Ciaz looks more upmarket and stylish than the City.
Maruti Ciaz SHVS vs Honda City Interiors
Honda City has trendy yet premium looking interiors. The black interiors with the piano black centre console looks stylish. There is a three spoke steering wheel with controls for audio and there are even cruise control buttons too. The front row seats are large and comfortable for the front row passengers. For the rear, there is sufficient room even for tall people, however the fixed head rest feels a tad small for tall people. The centre arm rest at the rear is too low.
On the other hand, the interior styling of the Ciaz is a lot more subtle and feels more sophisticated. The black and beige interiors of this sedan makes it feel airy. The Ciaz SHVS has a simple dash with familiar Maruti steering wheel. The centre console has the AC vents and then a seven-inch touchscreen system too. This has maps, reverse parking camera and then below is the climate control too. The front seats of the Ciaz are spacious, and even there is good enough room for the second row as well. Where the Ciaz loses out points is the seat comfort.
Maruti Ciaz SHVS vs Honda City Space
The Maruti Ciaz SHVS is also extremely practical. It has good enough stowage spaces just like the Honda City. There is space to keep your knick knacks, a slot for the smartphone on the right hand side of the driver, one-litre bottle holders in the doors. Then there is a 510 litre boot space on the Ciaz too. Maruti Suzuki is offering the Ciaz SHVS with dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature. The extra features on the Ciaz SHVS include projector headlamps and even auto dimming mirror as well.
The Honda City is spacious and extremely practical. In terms of practicality, the City offers good number of stowage space. The sedan has one litre bottle holders at the front and rear door pockets. Then there is space to keep the smartphones, keys, coins and toll receipts underneath the centre console. The boot size too at 510 litre is good enough. The Honda City has dual airbags and ABS as a standard feature. In features, Honda City gets cruise control and sunroof as extra features.
Maruti Ciaz SHVS vs Honda City Engine
Honda has plonked in a more powerful engine than Maruti Suzuki. It is a lot more punchy and then you can drive it with ease. There is a lot of power at most of the engine speeds, which means you do not have to shift gears very often, be it in city or even the highway. This is one of the most strongest points of the Honda City.
This means better performance and fuel-efficiency too. But aluminium engines are a lot more noisy. Something similar happens with lighter metal alloys that are used in engines. So, despite the insulation on the City the cabin is noisy. Talking of the numbers, City has a 1.5-litre i-DTEC (diesel) engine that chunks 98bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The gear lever is small and easy to shift.
The Ciaz SHVS on the other hand has a 1.3-litre diesel engine with SHVS technology. Now, this is the hybrid start stop system that even has brake regeneration. This is the same 1.3-litre engine that was there on the Ciaz. This hybrid system helps to improve the fuel-efficiency. The drivability of the Ciaz SHVS is good and is easy to drive in the city or even on the highway. This diesel engine comes with a five-speed manual transmission. The gear box is a bit rubbery. The SHVS functions very smoothly. What we like about it is that it doesn’t switch off abruptly and switches on quickly the moment you press the clutch.
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Maruti Ciaz SHVS vs Honda City mileage
With regards to mileage, both the sedans have a similar mileage. Both return an efficiency of about 14km/l in the city, while on the highway it has an efficiency of 18km/l.
Maruti Ciaz SHVS vs Honda City ride and handling
In terms of ride quality, the Honda has good plaint ride at the front. At the rear though it gets a bit bumpy on roads with bad surfaces. This makes it a bit uneasy. On the other hand, the ride on the Ciaz impressed us as it was a tad more superior to the City. Be it front or even the back. In handling, the City did a good job, in fact it felt better than the Ciaz. Both have good driving dynamics, but it is the City that makes you feel a lot more confident. This is one of the strong points for the City.
Maruti Ciaz SHVS vs Honda City Verdict
Both the sedans are great products, just that Ciaz SHVS is a better value for money than the City. Also, the Ciaz feels more refined and durable too. In terms of power, it is still the City that has an advantage. So, if you need a petrol engine then shut your eyes an buy the City, but for diesel we recommend the Ciaz SHVS for its refinement and price point.
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Toyota Yaris vs Honda City Comparison – Which is better?
The sedan segment has begun to catch up once again it seems. There has been some action in this area, lately, with the launch of the New Hyundai Verna. Now Toyota will be entering the C sedan segment for the very first time, to take on the Honda City. Toyota had unveiled the Yaris at the Auto Expo 2018. The launch of this car will take place in May. The Yaris will be a direct competitor to the Honda City. The city is the king of this segment and face stiff competition from the Yaris. The Toyota Yaris comes with first time features, unseen in this segment. We pitch the new sedan against the long ruling one. Will the Toyota Yaris be able to beat the Honda City? Is it better? Read further to know more about it in the Toyota Yaris vs Honda City Comparison.
125cc Shootout – TVS Ntorq vs Honda Grazia Vs Suzuki Access
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Maruti Dzire vs Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent vs Honda Amaze Comparison
If you want to buy a compact sedan and are mixed up about which one to buy, then this comparison is for you. We compare the best selling compact sedans and tell you which one would be the most suitable for you. Read on the Maruti Dzire vs Tata Tigor vs Hyundai Xcent vs Honda Amaze comparison.
The Honda Amaze is the oldest car in this comparison. This car got an update in 2016, where some tweaks to the exterior and interiors was done. The next car to be updated was the Hyundai Xcent, which got a new front look and some additional features this year. Then came the Tata Tigor, which is a new entrant in this segment. The Tigor comes with fresh styling and challenges the established players here. The latest though is the all-new Maruti Dzire which comes with a host of features and trim levels, based on a new platform altogether.
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2017 Hyundai Verna vs Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz Comparison
The Hyundai Verna 2017 was recently launched with a lot of fanfare. This doesn’t come as a facelift, but is all new car which boasts of a new platform, more refined engines and new transmissions. Not only that, even the look of the car is very different. Needless to mention the features which are now even more than earlier. The sedan segment has always been dominated by the Honda City. The earlier generation Verna gave it some competition but couldn’t dislodge it. The Maruti Ciaz then came and also has been a tough competitor since then. We compare the 2017 Hyundai Verna to the segment leaders Honda City and Maruti Ciaz. Let’s see how these three compare and which one would be the right choice for you. Read further to more about the 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz comparison.
Hyundai Verna vs Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz
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