In this edition of comparison, we have got two of the most popular products in the segment. On the one hand, we have the feature-packed and stylish, Hyundai Verna and on the other, we have the most affordable executive sedan in the market, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Both of these have their strengths and weaknesses and we shall discuss these in detail to help you pick the right one for yourself. As usual, we will compare the two executive sedans on the basis of exteriors, engines, prices, specs, features and safety. If you want to follow other comparison posts from Car Blog India, make sure to follow us. Let us get into the comparison.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna- Exterior and Dimensions
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has not received any updates in a long time and the exterior styling and dimensions have remained pretty much the same since its inception. This includes LED Projector Headlamps, a new front grille with Chrome surrounds, LED DRLs, Chrome Housing for the LED fog lamps, sporty bumper and much more. The sides feature distinct character lines with alloy wheels and a textured window beltline. The rear house the LED pattern taillamps, Chrome Line on the boot lid and chrome housing for the rear brake lights on the bumper. All in all, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is a decently looking car with proper sedan dimensions.
The Hyundai Verna has always been a modern and bold-looking sedan and the latest generation version is no different. On the outside, the Verna continues to be bold and modern with Projector LED headlamps, Cornering Lamps, Large Front Dark Chrome Radiator Grille, Projector Fog Lamps, LED DRLs and sporty bumper. On the side, the chrome door handles stand out along with the chrome belt underneath the window line, B-Pillar Blacked Out Tape, 16-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels and sharp creases for a sophisticated elegant look. The rear houses the LED taillamps, Shark Fin Antenna, Sporty Bumper, Twin Tip Muffler and Chrome line running on the bumper. Overall, the Verna looks very modern and elegant all-around.
|Parameter||Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||Hyundai Verna|
|Length||4490 mm||4440 mm|
|Width||1730 mm||1729 mm|
|Height||1485 mm||1475 mm|
|Wheelbase||2650 mm||2600 mm|
|Boot Space||510 L||480 L|
While the overall dimensions of both these executive sedans are almost identical, the major point of difference is in the lengths. This also translates into the wheelbase. The Ciaz has a longer wheelbase which means that there is better interior space for the rear passengers. The Ciaz also has a slightly bigger boot than Verna.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna- Interiors and Features
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz hosts a ton of features including a 7-inch Digital infotainment Touchscreen Display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth Connectivity, Steering mounted COntrols, Coloured TFT MID Instrument Cluster for the driver, Navigation System, Voice Commands, Connected Car Tech Features, 6-speaker Audio System, Cruise Control, Automatic Climate Control, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Pollen Filter, Footwell Lamps for the front seats, Wooden and Chrome finish at various parts inside the cabin like door handles, Leather upholstery and much more.
The Hyundai Verna has always been a feature-packed sedan and features plenty of segment-first features. The interiors of the Verna feature a Balck and Beige Premium Upholstery, Metal Finish Door Handles along with other bits. The Hyundai Verna comes equipped with features like an 8-inch Digital Infotainment System with Bluetooth and other Connectivity, Wireless Apple CarPlay ad Android Auto, Connected Car Tech for a ton of Remote Features, Digital Instrument Cluster, Cruise Control, Steering Mounted Audio Controls, Arkamys Premium Music System, Voice Recognition, Ventilated Front Seat, Leatherette Upholstery, Paddle Shifters, Electric Sunroof, Wireless Phone Charging, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Automatic Climate Control, Air Purifier, Smart Trunk, Sliding Front Centre Console Armrest and much more.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna- Safety
On the safety front, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comes equipped with Dual Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, ISOFIX Child Seat mounts, Reverse Parking Sensors with Camera, Seat Belt Pretensioners with Force Limiters, Speed Alert System and much more.
On the safety front, the Verna comes loaded with features upto the brim including 6 Airbags, ABS, EBD, Electronic Stability Program, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Emergency Stop Signal, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Reverse Parking Sensors with Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock and much more.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna- Engines, Transmissions and Prices
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comes with a sole petrol engine option. It has a 1.5-litre petrol engine making 105 PS and 138 Nm mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter. This engine is a mild hybrid system that enhances the fuel economy of the Ciaz. There is no diesel engine on offer from Maruti Suzuki across its lineup. The prices of the Ciaz range between Rs 8.52 lakh and Rs 11.50 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Hyundai Verna comes with a whole host of engine-gearbox combination options including a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 115 PS and 144 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 115 PS and 250 Nm and a powerful 1.0-litre direct-injection turbo petrol making 120 PS and 171 Nm. The naturally aspirated petrol engine comes with either a 6-speed manual or CVT, the 1.5-litre diesel comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic and the 1.0-litre turbo petrol comes with a sole 7-speed DCT transmission. The prices of the Hyundai Verna start at Rs 9.19 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 15.25 lakh, ex-showroom.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna- Verdict
Like we mentioned before, both these sedans have their strengths and weaknesses. If you are someone who doesn’t want a diesel engine and wants to save some money but still get all the relevant features, you can opt for the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. However, if you want more options for engines and transmissions, more features of comfort and convenience, and don’t mind spending a bit more, Hyundai Verna is the one for you.