Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Specification Comparison


In this detailed comparison report, we are pitching the 2018 Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz against each other. We are comparing these two mid-size executive sedans on the basis of their prices, engine specifications, mileage, features and everything else. 

The mid-size executive sedan segment in India is soon going to see the arrival of a new player in the form of the 2018 Toyota Yaris. It comes with a plethora of features and credentials that make it a genuine and ideal rival for other vehicles in this segment. For instance, the Toyota Yaris offers a CVT automatic gearbox as standard across the range. Furthermore, it comes with 7-airbags, right from the base variant onwards. In addition to this, it also offers electrically adjustable driver’s seat, something which the buyers in this segment would really appreciate. That said, the Yaris starts at a base price of INR 8.75 lakh which makes it the most expensive of the lot. That said, in order to prove its metal, the Yaris will have to outperform the current segment leader, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. In this detailed specification based comparison, we are pitching the Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz to see if the former can really make it big or not. Let’s find out.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Price Comparison

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

The Toyota Yaris is yet to hit the market as of yet. We expect it to launch in India sometime during the month of May this year. The base variant of the Yaris is going to retail at a price of INR 8.75 lakh. While the top of the line trim is going to cost INR 14.07 lakh.

Coming to the Maruti Ciaz, the base petrol variant of this sedan starts from INR 7.83 lakhs. While the top of the line version of the Ciaz starts from INR 11.62 Lakhs.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Engine Specification Comparison

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
Cylinder 4 4 4
Transmission 6-Speed Manual/7-Step CVT 5-Speed Manual/ 4-Speed Auto 5-Speed Manual

Yaris comes to India with only a petrol engine. This is not an oversight by the automaker but a rather well thought of the decision. 80 percent of the buyers in the executive sedan segment are opting for petrol derivatives. Hence, the Yaris comes with a refined 1.5-litre VVt gasoline motor. This 4-cylinder engine can produce 108 BHP of power along with 137 Nm of peak torque. Interestingly, the car comes with a 7-step, CV T automatic transmission. While from the second to base variant onwards, one to also opt for a 6-speed manual gearbox.

In comparison, the Maruti Ciaz comes with both petrol and diesel derivatives. The petrol variants are powered by a 1.4-litre, K-Series engine. This engine produces 91 BHP of power along with 130 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes as standard with a 5-speed manual gearbox. While one can also opt for a 4-speed automatic which is available in all but the base variant. The diesel derivative comes with a 1.3-litre DDiS unit. This Fiat sourced oil-burner produces 88 BHP of power along with 200 Nm of peak torque. It comes as standard with a 5-speed manual gearbox. With the 2018 facelift, Maruti is likely to provide the Ciaz with a new and more powerful 1.5-litre diesel engine.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Mileage Comparison

Toyota Yaris Maruti Ciaz
Fuel Petrol Petrol Diesel
Engine 1.5-litre, VVT-i 1.4-litre K-Series 1.5-litre DDiS
Mileage 15-17 km/l 20 km/l 28.04 km/l

Fuel efficiency is a very important parameter for buyers in the mid-size executive sedan segment. Though the exact figures are not out yet, though we believe that the Yaris is going offer decent mileage numbers. Expect the sedan to give a mileage of around 15 to 17 km/l.

The Maruti Ciaz’s petrol engine promises to offer a fuel efficiency figure of 20.73 km/l. While the diesel derivative, thanks to its mild-hybrid technology promises to offer 28.09 km/l of mileage.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Dimension Comparison

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

Dimensionally, the Yaris measures 4425 mm in length, 1730 mm in width and 1475 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2550 mm while the boot space will stand at 476-litres.

The Maruti Ciaz, on the other hand, measures 4490 mm in length, 1730 mm in width and 1485 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2650 mm while the boot space stands at 510-litres.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Feature Comparison

Toyota Yaris  Maruti Ciaz
Projector Headlamps Yes Yes
LED Daytime Running Lights Yes Yes
Alloy Wheels Yes Yes
LED Tail-lights Yes Yes
Upholstery Leather Leather
Infotainment Touchscreen Touchscreen
Key-less Entry Yes Yes
Push Button Start/Stop Yes Yes

The Japanese automaker is planning to pitch the Yaris against its rivals on the basis of certain segment first features. Apart from the standard feature list comes with energy and sound absorbing glass, roof-mounted rear air-vents, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, a flat rear floor, tyre pressure monitoring system among the others.

The Maruti Ciaz’s feature list is also quite decent. It comes with projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control among the others.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Exterior Comparison

The Yaris resembles quite a lot of its elder sibling, the Corolla when seen from the front fascia. It comes with elongated and sleek headlamps which wrap around the fenders neatly. Furthermore, the large grille and the simple yet elegant fog-lamp housing provide this sedan with a mature stance. The side profile of the Toyota Yaris is quite simple. it comes with two creases which add a bit of a character to the otherwise clean features. it comes with 15-inch rims, even on the top spec versions. We believe, that 16-inch ones would have looked just a tad bit better. Furthermore, the rear end gets elongated headlamps which are slightly angular at the edges. Overall, we would say that the Yaris’s design is inclined towards a premium layout and will appeal to a more mature buyer.

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In comparison, the Maruti Ciaz comes with a slightly sporty exterior profile. In typical Suzuki fashion, it bears angular headlamps and a large grille at the front. A similarly designed bumper further adds to the sporty design. Towards the sides, the Ciaz comes with a bolder profile. It looks a bit stout in comparison the otherwise relaxed aesthetics of the Yaris. At the back, the Maruti Ciaz comes with angular tail-lamps. The boot-lid bears a similar design scheme as well. Overall, the design of the Maruti Ciaz is slightly sportier in comparison to the Yaris. That said, Maruti is soon going to introduce a facelift of the Ciaz in India soon. Expect the design of the sedan to change minutely with this update.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Maruti Ciaz- Interior Comparison

Just like the exteriors, the cabin of the Toyota Yaris is simple and neat. The design is not aggressive yet it still looks very modern and premium. The colour scheme in black and beige. it gives the sedan’s interiors an airy feel. The quality of the materials is very good. The top-end model comes with leather-wrapped steering wheel and seats. The seats are nicely contoured. Hence provide good support. Also, the Yaris comes with a segment first flat floor at the rear. Which provides a better experience for rear seat occupants. The rear bench is slightly included and comes with a central armrest. Furthermore, the Yaris comes with roof-mounted air-vents for the rear bench.

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In comparison to the Yaris, Maruti Ciaz’s interiors feel a bit dull. It comes with a familiar Maruti design and shares several components from other Marutis. The colour scheme is primarily black. Furthermore, it comes with silver highlights which add to the sporty feel. The dashboard layout is modern. The major highlight is the central console which houses the infotainment system and air-con control module. The steering wheel is the same unit which we see on the Baleno. The seats are quite comfortable. There is ample amount of space for the rear passengers.

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