The midsize sedan segment has seen a steady increase in terms of sales and this trend is expected to continue. The car companies have tried their best to keep the competition at bay by regularly offering facelifts and updating their existing line-up of cars. Hyundai has just launched the all-new Verna and since it faces stiff competition from the Maruti Ciaz, we have compared the specifications of both these cars. Let's see how it goes.
Hyundai Verna Vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (Design and Exteriors)
The Hyundai Verna has grown in size and is now as wide as the Ciaz. It's still not as long as the Ciaz (which is the longest in the segment), however, still it now measures as long as the Honda City. The car is all-new and uses hexagonal front grille which looks inspired from other members of the family. Each and every panel of the car is new, and the boot looks more cohesive and gives a coupe-like stance. The K2 platform according to the company is lighter and more efficient. In our opinion, the new design is definitely more emotive.
The Maruti Ciaz does not look as striking as the Verna. However, due to the sheer size, it offers great road-presence. Tailight clusters alone manage to jazz up the looks and since Ciaz has not been updated since long, it looks a generation behind most of its competetiors. Nevertheless, it has an ageless design, and in our opinion is very easy on the eyes. Top variants of both these cars come fitted with similar size 16-inch alloy wheels (195/55 R16) and look great. Boot of the Ciaz is only marginally bigger at 510 litres, Verna on the other hand offers 480 litres of capacity.
|Dimensions and Capacities||Hyundai Verna||Maruti Ciaz|
|Length||4440 mm||4490 mm|
|Width||1729 mm||1730 mm|
|Height||1475 mm||1485 mm|
|Wheelbase||2600 mm||2650 mm|
|Boot capacity||480 litres||510 litres|
Hyundai Verna Vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (Interiors and Features)
Verna's interiors have been designed from the ground up. Out are the faux wood elements and you get a beige and black scheme instead, which gets silver elements at all the right places. Being a Hyundai, the Verna was always feature-rich, it now gets more in the form of ventilated front seats, rear AC vents, cruise control, sunroof, seat-height adjustment etc. The steering can be adjusted for rake and the infotainment system offers USB, Aux-in, Bluetooth, SD card etc. as connectivity options and supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Ciaz comes with the best-in-class wheelbase of 2650 mm and as a result, provides the best legroom for all passengers. Overall too, it feels more spacious. The dual-tone, black and beige interiors with wooden garnish work really well and give the interiors a premium touch. The Ciaz offers most of the features that you get in the case of Verna like - engine push start/stop system, steering wheel mounted controls, automatic climate control system etc. The infotainment system consists of a CD player with USB, Bluetooth and Aux-in connectivity. Infotainment screen doubles up as a display for the rear-view camera in case of both these cars, and you get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay in case of Ciaz as well.
Hyundai Verna Vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (Engine and Transmission)
The Hyundai Verna comes with two engine choices now instead of four. You get a Hyundai Verna1.6-litre petrol and diesel motors, that offer automatic (6-speed AT) as well as manual transmission (6-speed MT) options. The motors are also the most powerful in the segment. The petrol develops a class leading power figure of 123bhp while diesel put out 128bhp. Even the torque figures are the best in the segment at 151Nm and 260Nm respectively.
|Engine Gearbox and Transmission||Hyundai Verna||Maruti Ciaz|
|Engine Capacity||1.6 (P) / 1.6 (D)||1.4 (P) / 1.3 (D)|
|Gearbox||6 MT & 6 AT / 6 MT & 6 AT||5 MT & 4 AT / 5 MT|
|Power (bhp)||123 / 128||92 / 90|
|Torque (Nm)||151 / 260||130 / 200|
The Maruti Ciaz, on the other hand, offers 1.4-litre petrol motor and a 1.3-litre fiat-sourced diesel that develop 92bhp and 90bhp respectively. Ciaz offers a four speed AT in addition to the manual transmission with the petrol engine. For diesel, you get only a 5-speed MT.
Hyundai Verna Vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz (Safety features)
As far as the safety features are concerned, Maruti is considered the pioneer in India which started offering a lot of them as standard in entry-level cars. You get two airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX as standard across all variants. You get a lot of safety features as standard in case of Verna too which offers ABS, two airbags and ISOFIX as standard. However, if you decide to buy one of the higher variants, you get six airbags instead of two which makes it one of the better cars in terms of safety.
In addition to the above safety equipment, you also get engine immobilizer, central locking, seat belts for all passengers, front disc brakes, child safety locks etc. as standard with all variants of these cars.
The competition just got tough with the arrival of the new Verna. The car now boasts of superior dynamics, offers best in class features and most powerful engine options. The Verna does not feel as spacious as the Ciaz despite the size improvements on the outside. In isolation, however, you would find it quite spacious. So, if you are looking for a feature-rich and well-rounded package, you should definitely consider the Hyundai Verna as an option.
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