Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz – A Detailed Look Through

by IndianAuto Team | 18/01/2019
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The Toyota Yaris and Maruti Ciaz are always the hot names that are often put together. So what we can expect from these two cars? Let’s have a look through.

While Toyota Yaris comes with some segment-first safety features and is easily be the safest car in its segment, Ciaz is the lowest-priced one and has a lot going for it. Here is our Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz comparison to help you find out which one's the better model of the two. 

Red Toyota Yaris and golden Maruti Ciaz

The two sedans have been receiving a lot of concerns from the customers

The Maruti Ciaz facelift was launched in the Indian market with the introductory price at Rs 8.19 lakh via the network of premium NEXA sub-brand. The Ciaz has been emerging as the flagship product of the largest automotive manufacturer. The car now bears to compete for the established rival which is the facelift Ciaz. Here is the detailed comparison on the basis of their price, dimension, specs, mileage, features, colours.

1. Toyota Yaris vs Maruti Ciaz Dimension 

As for the dimension, the Ciaz is a bit longer and higher than its rival. In particular, the Yaris measures 4425 mm in length, 1730 mm in width and 1475 mm in height. The wheelbase spans 2550 mm while the boot space will stand at 476-litres.

Red Toyota Yaris and blue Maruti Ciaz

The Ciaz is a bit longer than the Yaris

Meanwhile, the Maruti Ciaz stretches 4490 mm in length, 1730 mm in width and 1485 mm in height. Its wheelbase stands at 2650 mm and the boot space can carry 510-litres.

 Dimension Toyota Yaris   Maruti Ciaz
 Length 4425mm  4490mm 
 Width  1730 mm  1730 mm
 Height  1475 mm  1485 mm
 Wheelbase  2550 mm  2650 mm
 Boot Space  476 L  510 L

2. Toyota Yaris vs Maruti Ciaz Exterior     

Generally, the Yaris resembles closely to its elder sibling which is the Corolla as well as the Toyota family language design when viewing from the front fascia. In terms of the fascia, Toyota Yaris will be offered with 

  • A big grille upfront 

  • Rectangular stretched back headlights 

  • Teardrop fog lights

The elongated and sleek headlamps wrapping all around the fenders neatly along with the large grille and elegant fog-lamp housing, enhance the mature appearance. 

On the side profile, Toyota has designed the Yaris with many chrome details to highlight the premium sedan out-look. However, it is still a tad simple.  

Red Toyota Yaris and blue Maruti Ciaz white background

The Yaris is likely to be offered with more equipment than the Ciaz

As for the Ciaz facelift, it has been considered a typical Suzuki fashion, with a slightly sporty exterior profile. However, the car comes with a heavily designed front-end with angular headlamps and a large grille. This brings about a sharper book compared to its predecessor design. The front side of the car is equipped with

  • LED projector auto headlamps

  • Prominent brow-shaped DRLs

At the rear, disregarding small tweaks in terms of tail lamps, the rear look is largely similar to the outgoing model, with angular tail-lamps and the boot-lid. 

Overall, the Ciaz is slightly sportier than the Yaris. Conversely, the Yaris offers a muscular and curvy look contributing to the premium layout to appeal the more mature customers.

Also read: -2018 Maruti Ciaz Review: Revised Exterior and Incredible Fuel Efficiency

3. Toyota Yaris vs Maruti Ciaz Interior

Regarding the interior, Toyota Yaris is still modern and premium regardless of the simple design. In particular, the color scheme is a black-beige dual tone which also makes the car premium apart from the well-qualified materials such as leather-wrapped steering wheel and seats (offered on top-end model), segment first flat floor, rear bench with central armrest and roof-mounted air-vents.

blue Maruti Ciaz above Red Toyota Yaris

The two models are compatible with many premium interiors characters 

Maruti Ciaz’s interiors, otherwise, fall behind a bit with familiar Maruti language design. The overall color tone is quite basic with black scheme. However, the cabin is also added with silver highlights to shape a sporty look. The dashboard layout is modern, contributed by central console highlight.  The space for the rear seats is rather ample which enhance the comfort for the passengers. 

4. Toyota Yaris vs Maruti Ciaz Safety and Feature

In a move likely to compete for the well-established rivals, the Japanese manufacturer has equipped the Yaris with a long line of first-in-segment features as referred in the table below. 

Toyota Yaris Feature
  • Roof-mounted air vents with ambient illumination
  • Acoustic and vibration control glass
  • 4.2-inch TFT MID with Eco wallet
  • Hand/air gesture control for the infotainment system
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Tail lamps with LED line guide
  • Projector headlamps with LED line guide
  • LED DRLs
  • Shark-fin antenna
  • Piano black interior
  • Rear power outlets
  • Rear sunshade 


For the safety package, Yaris will be repleted with a host of equipment as seen in the table.

Toyota Yaris Safety
  • All-wheel disc brakes
  • Seven airbags (including a driver knee airbag)
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HSC) 
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC)
  • Front parking sensors ABS with EBD and ESP


Notably, Toyota Yaris has rated five stars in ASEAN NCAP crash tests disregard of the simple specification.

For the Ciaz, the features are quite decent with


Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Feature
  • Light-coloured faux wood inlays
  • The newly designed instrument cluster
  • Touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • The instrument cluster multi-information TFT display 
  • Driving mode illumination
  • Projector headlamps
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic climate control

For the safety kits, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz will get

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Feature
  • Dual airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Front seatbelts with pre-tensioners 
  • Force limiters (standard) 
  • Reverse parking camera 
  • Parking sensors

5. Toyota Yaris vs Maruti Ciaz Specification 

In Indian-bound market, the Yaris is only available in the petrol engine. This can be explained by the fact that over 80% of the customers be in the market for the executive sedan are opting for petrol derivatives. As a result, the car model is available with refined 1.5-litre VVT gasoline motor. The 4-cylinder engine can generate 108 bhp along with 137 Nm of peak torque. The engine will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a 7-step CVT (automatic transmission). The petrol-hybrid is expected to be out there in the later stage. For the fuel efficiency, the official figure of the Yaris has not been revealed yet. However, it is expected that the Yaris will deliver a decent mileage number around 15 to 17 km/l. 

The Yaris red color at showroom

The Yaris offers only the petrol version

>>> Also read: -Toyota Yaris 2018 Review: First-in-the-segment features and full-loaded safety package

In comparison, the Maruti Ciaz is rather flexible when offering both petrol and diesel derivatives. The petrol ones receive the power via the 1.4-litre, K-Series engine which can produce 91 bhp and 130 Nm of peak torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. One more option is a 4-speed automatic offered in all except for the base variant. 

The diesel variants come with a 1.3-litre DDiS unit which is the Fiat sourced oil-burner. It can churn out 8 8bhp as well as 200 Nm of peak torque. It will come as standard with a 5-speed manual gearbox. When it comes to the 2018 facelift, Maruti is likely to bring on one more new powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Blue Maruti Ciaz running on road

The Maruti Ciaz is available with both petrol and diesel

As for the fuel efficiency, The Maruti Ciaz’s petrol engine as promised will offer a fuel efficiency figure of 20.73 km/l. Meanwhile, the diesel variants, offer 28.09 km/l of mileage thanks to its mild-hybrid technology. 

 Specification Toyota Yaris   Maruti Ciaz
 Fuel Petrol  Petrol  Diesel
 Engine  1.5-litre VVT-i  1.4-litre K-Series   1.5-litre DDiS
 Power  108 BHP  91 BHP  88 BHP
 Torque  137 Nm   130 Nm  200 Nm
 Mileague  5-17 km/l   20 km/l  28.04 km/l
 Cylinder   4  4  4
 Transmission   6-Speed Manual/7-Step CVT  5-Speed Manual/ 4-Speed Auto  5-Speed Manual

6. Toyota Yaris vs Maruti Ciaz Price

As for the price, obviously, the Maruti Ciaz is more competitive than the Yaris. The base trim of Yaris costs Rs. 8.75 lakh, while the one of Maruti costs from Rs. 7.83 lakh for petrol and up to Rs. 9.50 lakh for the diesel. 

The top-spec of Yaris is going to be retailed at the price at Rs. 14.07 lakh, while the high-spec petrol and diesel trims of Ciaz position at Rs. 10.63 Lakh and Rs. 11.62 Lakh, respectively.

Variants  Toyota Yaris    Maruti Ciaz
 Fuel   Petrol   Petrol  Diesel
 Base Price   INR 8.75 Lakh  INR 7.83 Lakh   INR 9.50 Lakh
 Top-end Price  INR 14.07 Lakh   INR 10.63 Lakh   INR 11.62 Lakh

7. Toyota Yaris vs Maruti Ciaz Verdict

Overall, opting for Yaris, the customers can get access to the top-first in segment features with high comfort and safety. However, the Ciaz is the more accessible one carried the Maruti brand’s prestige. After going through the comparison, IndianAuto hopes you can make a purchase that suits you the most. Keep checking this space for more updates.

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