Honda City Vs Maruti Ciaz: A Fierce Sedan Competition

by Mohammed Burman | 22/06/2020
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In comparison with the Honda City, the Maruti Ciaz is much more affordable; nevertheless, some still prefer to choose the more expensive one. Why is this? How do the two sedans fare against each other in the Indian auto market? Read this detailed Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz comparison to discover.

Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz: Introduction

The Honda City has recently received a facelift and still retained its main advantages: comfort, amber cabin and easy ownership. Moreover, the Japanese automaker has also equipped the City with many desirable features so that it can satisfy more customers’ demands.

In the meanwhile, the facelifted Maruti Ciaz, besides a cleaner and more efficient BSVI-compliant engine, has also received many new features. The sedan still remains some basic good qualities such as the amber space, riding quality and easy driving spot.

Above is a general introduction about the Honda City and the Maruti Ciaz. If you want to discover how these two sedans compete against each other in the Indian auto market, do not hesitate to read on.

Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz: Dimensions

The Honda City measures less than the Maruti Ciaz as regards all the dimensions except for the height.


Honda City

Maruti Ciaz


4,440 mm

4,490 mm


1,695 mm

1,730 mm


1,495 mm

1,485 mm

Ground Clearance

165 mm

170 mm


1,482 kg (gross weight)

1,530 kg (gross weight)


2,600 mm

2,650 mm

The large dimensions translate into an amber space for the Maruti sedan.

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Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz Design: Which is better-looking?

Exterior Design

The Honda City is a quite premium-looking sedan and the facelifted model receives some enhancements. In the front, it gets a black slimmer honeycomb grille, newly designed first-in-segment LED headlights, LED DRLs, a new front bumper, LED fog lights and smaller fog light closures. The old alloy rims have been redesigned and also got larger as well to become 16-inch ones. In the rear, the car comes with dual-tone LED taillights, a stoplight integrated to the new rear spoiler, illuminated LED number plate and a rear bumper that gets a black honeycomb insert.

honda city front three quarters

The facelifted Maruti Ciaz comes with quite a few new features from the previous version, especially in the front. The former features new all-LED projector headlights, C-shaped LED fog lights and taillights. The grille is now wider and flanked by the two headlights. The subtle underline of chrome and the mesh-like detailing are really attractive. The 16-inch wheels also get a new design.

Overall, both of the two facelifted models receive a fresh design when compared to the previous models. Nevertheless, the Honda City seems to come with more updates than the Maruti Ciaz. Since the exterior design is totally a matter of personal preference, we would not give any recommendations here and there is no clear winner in this aspect.

maruti ciaz front three quarters

Interior design

The cabin of the Honda City comes with a black-beige-and-silver paint scheme and a quite good overall quality. The cabin is quite roomy and it can easily accommodate up to five occupants; nevertheless, the tall rear and middle passengers may feel a bit restricted in long journeys.

honda city interior

Coming to the Maruti Ciaz, the cabin is extremely similar to that of the previous version. The layout bears a strong resemblance to that of the old model so no unpleasant surprises exist. All the controls become handy and are positioned in the desired place.

maruti ciaz interior

While the interior design of the Honda City focuses on the amber space for the passengers, that of the Maruti Ciaz since it has already come with a roomy cabin, the sedan pays more attention to the convenience of the functions’ positions.


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Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz Features: Which is more convenient?

Convenience features

The Honda City’s steering wheel now comes with reach adjustment, which helps you detect the perfect driving position. The sunroof gets the one-touch operation. Moreover, the Japanese automaker also equipped its sedan with an additional kit like auto headlights and auto wipers. A new seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system labelled the ‘Digipad’ has been developed for the Honda City. This system comes with MirrorLink and Wi-Fi connectivity. The City also offers two USB ports. Moreover, the system also gets voice command recognition for the navigation system, telephony and entertainment systems. Other outstanding features of the infotainment system consist of an SD card slot for media files, Bluetooth telephony and audio streaming, an HDMI port and a 1.5GB of internal memory. The eight-speaker audio system remains unchanged with impressive sound quality.

honda city interior dashboard

In the Maruti Ciaz, the feature list has experienced some new additions. The new dials and 4.2-inch coloured MID are sure to attract your attention. The Ciaz is now equipped with the auto cruise; the wood inserts have now been finished in a ‘birch blond’ colour, which is lighter than before.  Other features to be appreciated are the decent legroom for the driver and the adjustable headrest in the rear. The Maruti Ciaz is also well-equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, leather seat coverings, rear air-conditioning vents and reverse parking sensors. It would be better if the sedan is equipped with a sunroof; nevertheless, it is surprising that Maruti Suzuki has decided not to do so.

maruti ciaz interior dashboard

While both of the two sedans are well-equipped, the Honda City interior seems to be more modern than its Maruti competitor.

Safety and security features

The Honda City has better safety features than previously. Dual airbags, ABS and rear ISOFIX child seat mounts are provided as standard across all the variants. Moreover, the top-spec variant is even equipped with six airbags.

The Maruti Ciaz does not give in to its rival and is equipped with dual front airbags, ABS and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard. Moreover, the sedan also gets a seatbelt reminder and a speed warning system.

Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz Engine Specifications: Which has higher performance?

Honda City has a higher performance than the Maruti Ciaz in terms of both the power and the peak torque.  


Honda City

Maruti Ciaz

Engine Type

i VTEC engine

K15 Smart Hybrid Petrol E


1,497 cc

1,462 cc

No. of cylinders




117,6 BHP

103.25 BHP


145 Nm

138 Nm

Drive Type




5-speed MT/CVT

5-speed MT/4-speed AT

Both of the sedans have received a BSVI-compliant petrol engine and offer the convenience of both the manual and automatic gearbox. In both the Honda City and the Maruti Ciaz, the power is sent to the front wheels.

Moreover, the BSIV Maruti Ciaz is also available with 1.5-litre petrol and 1.3 diesel motors. While the former is good for 105 PS against 138 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed MT/4-speed AT, the latter can generate 95 PS against 225 Nm and is paired with a 6-speed MT.

Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz: Which is faster?

The Honda City can reach a top speed of 170 kmph, which is less than that of the Maruti Ciaz by 22 kmph.

Model names

Honda City

Maruti Ciaz

Top Speed

170 kmph

192 kmph

0-100 kmph

10.08 seconds

15 seconds

In the meanwhile, the Honda City spends only 10.08 seconds accelerating from a standstill to 100 kmph while it takes up to 15 seconds for the Maruti Ciaz to do the same thing.  

Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz Fuel Mileage: Which is more fuel-efficient?

The Maruti Ciaz outdoes the Honda City in terms of the fuel mileage for both the manual and automatic versions, which gives the former a clear benefit over the latter.


Honda City

Maruti Ciaz

Fuel Types



Fuel Tank Capacity

40 litres

43 litres

Fuel Mileage

17.4 kmpl (MT), 18 kmpl (CVT)

21.56 kmpl (MT), 20.56 kmpl (AT)

A car with a decent fuel mileage will gain a clear advantage over its competitors since it will help the owner save a great amount of money in the long run. Therefore, the Maruti Ciaz comes with a clear benefit over the Maruti Ciaz in this aspect.


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Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz Price: Which is more affordable?

The Honda City is priced at a higher range than the Maruti Ciaz.

Model names

Honda City

Maruti Ciaz

Price (ex-showroom, Mumbai)

INR 10.21 lakh - INR 14.67 lakh

INR 8.31 lakh - INR 11.09 lakh

Price (on-road, Mumbai)

INR 11.93 lakh - INR 17.06 lakh

INR 9.6 lakh - INR 12.94 lakh

Given the more modern interior and the more powerful engine, the Honda City deserves this higher price.

Honda City: Other competitors

Besides the Maruti Ciaz, the Honda City also competes against the Maruti Dzire, Hyundai Verna and Toyota Yaris.

Other competitors

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Maruti Dzire

Honda City vs Maruti Dzire

Hyundai Verna

Honda City vs Hyundai Verna

Toyota Yaris

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris

Maruti Ciaz: Other competitors

In addition to the Honda City, the Maruti Ciaz also rivals the Hyundai Verna and Toyota Yaris.

Other competitors

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Hyundai Verna

Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna

Toyota Yaris

Maruti Ciaz vs Toyota Yaris

Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz Verdict: Which is more worth buying?

Above is a detailed Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz comparison. Generally, both of the cars have their own pros and cons; therefore, you should consider everything carefully before making a decision on which one to purchase. Refer to the tables below for a summary of the cars’ advantages and disadvantages.


Honda City

Maruti Ciaz

  • Good interior space and build quality

  • One-touch electric sunroof which is unavailable in most other cars in its segment

  • Six airbags in the top-spec variant

  • Fuel efficiency

  • Amber space

  • Being well-equipped from the entry-level variant

  • Fuel efficiency

  • Competitive price range


Honda City

Maruti Ciaz

  • High price

  • Laggy infotainment system which lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Lacking several features like six airbags or a sunroof

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