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    2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 17 Jul 2020

    Which C-segment sedan is better: Honda City or Maruti Suzuki Ciaz? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.


    Honda City vs Maruti Ciaz

    City 2020 vs Ciaz 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    CITY VS CIAZ | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Honda City 5th Gen

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹10.90

    Sigma

    ₹8.32

    VX

    ₹12.26

    Delta

    ₹8.94

    ZX

    ₹13.15

    Zeta

    ₹9.71

     -  -

    Alpha

    ₹9.98

     -  -

    S

    ₹10.09


    5th gen Honda City prices start from Rs. 10.90 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.15 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.32 lakh and go up to Rs. 10.09 lakh. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has a lower starting price.

    CITY VS CIAZ | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    5th Gen Honda City

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹12.20

    Delta

    ₹9.98

    VX

    ₹13.56

    Zeta

    ₹10.81

    ZX

    ₹14.45

    Alpha

    ₹11.10


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Honda City 5th gen prices start from Rs. 12.20 lakh and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz starts from Rs. 9.98 lakh. With the petrol automatic powertrain, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz petrol automatic has a lower starting price. So low, in fact, that it seems like the Ciaz is a segment lower than the 2020 City.

    City 2020 vs Ciaz 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which one Is Bigger?

    The 5th Gen Honda City is 4549mm long, 1748mm wide and 1489mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2600mm. The Honda City has a boot space of 506 litres. On the other hand, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz measures 4490mm in length, 1730mm in width and 1485mm in height. The wheelbase of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is 2650mm and it has a boot space of 510 litres.

    A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

    Also Read - Honda City 2020 Launched In India - Prices, Specs, Variants & Top Features

    CITY VS CIAZ | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    5th Gen Honda City

    Difference

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Length (mm)

    4549

    59

    4490

    Width (mm)

    1748

    18

    1730

    Height (mm)

    1489

    4

    1485

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2600

    50

    2650

    Boot Space (litre)

    506

    4

    510

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    165

    5

    170

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    40

    3

    43


    Dimension Review

    • City is longer than Ciaz by 59mm.
    • City is wider than Ciaz by 18mm.
    • City is taller than Ciaz by 4mm.
    • Ciaz has a longer wheelbase than City; by 50mm.
    • Ciaz has 4 litre more boot space than City.
    • Ciaz has ground clearance of 170mm - 5mm more than the 5th Gen Honda City.

    In terms of dimensions, 5th gen City is a bigger car compared to Ciaz. The new Honda City is big enough to roll with the D1 segment sedans, which are bigger than 4500mm. The City will certainly have better road presence than the Ciaz.

    City 2020 vs Ciaz 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    The detailed comparison of City and Ciaz petrol powertrains is as follows:

    CITY VS CIAZ | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    5th Gen Honda City

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Hybrid Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    5-Speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    17.8kmpl

    20.65kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    4-speed torque converter

    Automatic Claimed FE

    18.4kmpl

    20.04kmpl


    City 1.5L Petrol vs Ciaz 1.5L Petrol

    Honda City 5th Gen gets a 1.5L normal petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 121PS of maximum power and 145Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or CVT type automatic transmission. The Honda City petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 17.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 18.4kmpl.

    Maruti Suzuki Ciaz gets a 1.5L 4-cylinder hybrid petrol engine that makes 105PS of maximum power and 138Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 20.65kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 20.04kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • City has a more powerful engine than Ciaz.
    • City's engine produces more torque than Ciaz's.
    • Ciaz petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the City manual.

    Also Read - 2019 Honda City Vs India-Bound 2020 Honda City - Old Vs New - What's Different?

    City's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Ciaz's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs, then Ciaz will be better since it’s much more fuel-efficient because of a hybrid engine.

    5th Gen City 2020 vs Ciaz 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of City 2020 are:

    • LED reflector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • R16 machined alloy wheels
    • Amazon Alexa-based voice commands
    • Internet-connected telematics features
    • Front thorax & curtain airbags
    • Electric sunroof
    • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Lane watch camera
    • 7-inch full-colour MID in the instrument console
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear vents
    • Auto headlamps
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • Front and rear armrests

    Notable top features of Ciaz 2020 are:

    • LED projector headlamp w/ LED DRL
    • Automatic Headlamps
    • R16 machined alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • Auto AC w/ rear vents
    • Cruise control
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Steering mounted controls
    • Leather seat upholstery
    • Front and rear armrests

    Is the Honda City 5th Gen better than the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz?

    Price of the base variant of Honda City is Rs. 10.90 lakh and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is Rs. 8.32 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is much lower. Even the top-end variant of the Ciaz is much cheaper than the City’s base variant.

    In terms of dimensions, 5th gen City is a larger car compared to the Ciaz. So, if size is a measure of road presence for you, then the City is a better car than Ciaz.

    For petrol powertrain, City's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Ciaz's engine. However, the Ciaz’ hybrid engine may have better off-peak torque from the electric motor. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then Ciaz will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

    Video - 2020 Honda City - New vs Old (2019) | Detailed Comparison In Hindi | What’s Different?

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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