New Maruti Ciaz 2018 vs Hyundai Verna: Which Car Is Best For You?

by Vivaan Khatri | 16/01/2019
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Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna compete with each other in the segment of premium sedans. Which one is the better car that brings their customers with more benefits? Let's find out

Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai are the two largest automakers in India. The Maruti has the upper hand when it comes to the sales numbers, in fact, it has always been the best-selling auto brand in India. However, it doesn’t mean that Hyundai will always fall behind when a fair comparison comes up. That’s why today we will give you the comparison of the two brand’s most well-known sedans - Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.

Recently, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is given a facelift, which has prompted an impressive rise in sales. The new Ciaz 2018 comes with appealing styling and more goodies. And the best part is that the Ciaz manages to keep their price tag in line with the previous price range, which starts from 8.19 lakh and goes up to 10.97 lakh.  But it is still a tad costlier than the Verna which ranges from 7.9 to 13.03 lakh. Let’s compare their offers to find out which one is more money-worthy.

1. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna: Exterior

The recent facelift of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has refreshed and given it a total make-over. To be exact, the Ciaz becomes more stylish and premium. On the fascia, it gets a redesigned grille along with a more premium light system of LED projector headlamps, LED DRLs as well as LED fog lights. There is also a new fog light housing with chrome touch and a new bumper. The LED element featured on the exterior is a nice touch which allows the Ciaz to shine through at night. The Ciaz is a glossy and smart-looking car.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 

Hyundai Verna, on the other hand, is more on the sporty side. On the front face, it has a low-set grille which makes a visual impression of a sports car with a low stance. This cascading grille which is every Hyundai-ish is coupled with two aggressive swept-back headlights, even exaggerating the sportiness of the car.

Hyundai Verna

One thing that the two share is the LED application and chrome insert on the front face. The Verna has LED DLRs and a chrome-adorned fog light housing.

To the side, the Verna is equipped with a set of 16-inch alloy wheels which is bigger than the 15-inch wheels from the new Maruti Ciaz.

 2. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna Interior

2.1. Interior Design

Both of the Ciaz and Verna come with the dual tone interior theme. The Ciaz is premium with the faux wooden insert on the dashboard along with some silver paint and chrome touch. The dashboard design is effective with an uncluttered layout.

Unlike the stylish exterior, the interior of the Verna looks quite out-dated. The dashboard is busier than that from the Ciaz.

maruti suzuki Ciaz interior dashboard

hyundai verna interior dashboard

The Verna's interior looks outdated compared to the new Ciaz's new cabin design

2.2. Features

Maruti Ciaz is a feature-rich model. It offers a well-equipped feature package as standard. And the Verna is also compatible with a decent package as well. Here are some features that both Ciaz and Verna gets:

  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system coupled with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, built-in navigation

  • Automatic climate control

  • Cruise control

  • Engine start/stop button

  • A leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob

  • Tilt steering

But each one will also bring out some different features. Hyundai Verna has managed to step ahead with some unique offers, like the sunroof and ventilated seats, which will enhance the comfort inside the car.

Hyundai Verna feature list

Hyundai Verna has the upper hand when it comes to equipment

2.3. Safety

Regarding safety features, the Ciaz has the standard safety kit of ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat, front seatbelts with pre-tensioners and force limiters. The higher variant gets rear parking sensor, six airbags and day/night IRVM. On the other hands, Verna’s standard features are more humble with only dual front airbags, ABS and ISOFIX mount. However, on the top-end variants, it offers a generous treat of six airbags. Reverse parking sensors as well as rear camera, impact-sensing auto door lock and speed sensing auto door lock.

Maruti Ciaz top view with safety feature detailed

Maruti Ciaz has come back with a more fulfilling safety kit than ever

3. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna: Engines

Maruti Ciaz new petrol model is powered by a new 1.5-litre engine. This unit could churn out the peak power of 103PS and 138Nm of torque. It is mated with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. With the 1.3-litre diesel engine, the car could return 89Ps and 200Nm. The diesel version comes with only a five-speed manual gearbox.

What’s special about Maruti Ciaz is the SHVS hybrid system it employs. The addition tech will improve fuel efficiency and increase the mileage.

Hyundai Verna also comes in with both petrol and diesel type. However, there will be more than just two engines on offer. The petrol type includes a 1.6-litre engine and 1.4-litre engine. The larger unit could churn out the maximum power of 123PS and 151Nm, and the small one offers 98PS and 134Nm on tap. This smaller unit is packed with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

For the diesel version, there will be a 1.6-litre oil burner that produces 126PS and 259Nm, and it is coupled with either a six-speed manual or an automatic gearbox.

Regarding the fuel efficiency, the 1.4-litre engine could reach 19kmplm, and the bigger petrol engine could return 17kmpl while the diesel version has a high mileage of 24.75kmpl.

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