Compared Cars: Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City Vs Maruti Ciaz Vs Hyundai Verna. A guide for D-segment sedan buyers.< /h2>
Update: Toyota Yaris will be launched in India on May 18 with bookings starting from April 22, 2018.
At the 2018 Indian Auto Expo, Toyota introduced the Yaris sedan that has ensured that Indian car buyers will very soon have another great option to choose from the D-segment sedans. For a long time, Honda City and Hyundai Verna have ruled the segment, and lately, it has been Maruti Ciaz shining with its excellent performance and mileage figures. Now with Toyota Yaris all set to debut in the domestic auto-market, the sedans buyers want to know how will the Yaris distinguish against its so called rivals the City, the Ciaz and the Verna.
So, here’s is a quick comparison of Toyota Yaris, Honda City, Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna to give you a better insight about each of these sedans, check it out!
Toyota Yaris and Maruti Ciaz are the widest cars in the segment but the Yaris falls 65mm shorter than the Ciaz and 15mm shorter than Honda City and Hyundai Verna. Among all the four cars, the Ciaz is the longest one with the lenght of 4490mm. Honda City has more headroom than the other three rivals but in terms of wheelbase, it is the Ciaz that wins. You can put it this way, the Ciaz offers you maximum legroom among all the four cars.
Toyota Yaris comes with plenty of cosmetic attractions throughout its profile. At the front, you will find sleek headlights that merge into the grille. The placement of the logo on the small kink in the grille looks average but the big black air dam certainly catches the attention.
Compared to the Yaris, Honda City carries its classy appeal. The combination of sleek headlights along with the single chrome grille enhances its beauty.
Maruti Ciaz on the other hand, comes with a simple yet stylish design. The front profile is adorned by the large stylish headlamps, multi-slat chrome grille and a sleek hood. The air dam of the Ciaz is though not very attractive but it doesn’t spoil the image of the car either.
Hyundai Verna can be appreciated for its captivating appearance; courtesy the next-generation avatar out in the market. Features such as sleek headlights, LED DRLs and new cascade grille give it an urban upmarket look.
Toyota Yaris’ Auto Expo 2018 unveiling also unwrapped many of its features. It is expected that the Yaris might leave its rivals behind in the race in terms of features. It will be introduced with many first-in-segment features such as roof mounted AC vents for front and rear passengers, gesture control infotainment system, 7 airbags and front parking sensors. It will also come loaded with 60:40 split seats, rear seat with 3 neck restraints, disc brakes in all wheels, electrically powered driver seat, ABS with EBD and ESP, hill assist etc.
Honda City comes with plenty of features, but not as many as the Yaris. There are possibilities that Toyota may introduce the Yaris with an electric sunroof like the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna, and that too at a cheaper price.
You can appreciate Hyundai Verna for its cooled front seats, but its high price tag is a little worry for the buyers. Maruti Ciaz although may not win in terms of features, but it comes with the an advantage of ‘kitna deti hai’ factor; courtesy the SHVS hybrid technology that remarkably increases its fuel economy.
Engine and Specifications
The Indian-spec Toyota Yaris will be offered only with the petrol engine. This can be an advantage for its rivals as they offer both petrol and diesel engine options. Toyota Yaris will be powered by a 1.4 litre petrol engine that will produce maximum power of 88 bhp and peak torque of 145 Nm. It will be offered in 6-speed manual and 7-speed CVT automatic transmission.
Honda City, under the hood, gets a 1.5 litre petrol engine that can produce 119 bhp maximum power and 145 Nm maximum torque. This petrol engine is either linked to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed CVT automatic gearbox. The City is also offered in a 1.5 litre diesel engine option that churns maximum power of 99 bhp and maximum torque of 200 Nm. This diesel motor is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
Maruti Ciaz comes powered by a 1.4 litre petrol engine that produces peak power of 92 bhp and maximum torque of 130 Nm. The petrol engine is offered either with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. Besides, there is a 1.3 litre diesel engine in the offer list that has 89 bhp maximum power of and 200 Nm top torque. The diesel engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Among all, Hyundai Verna is the most powerful sedan that gets 1.6 litre petrol engine having the caliber to produce maximum power of 123 bhp and maximum torque of 151 Nm. The 1.6 litre diesel engine isn’t less powerful either. It produces peak power of 126 bhp and peak torque of 260 Nm. Both the diesel and petrol engines are mated to a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT gearboxes.
Petrol Variants Specs Compared
1.4 L Petrol
1.5 L Petrol
1.4 L Petrol
1.6 L Petrol
6-speed manual / 7-speed CVT automatic
5-speed manual / 7-speed CVT automatic
5-speed manual / 4-speed automatic
6-speed manual / 6-speed automatic
Diesel Variants Specs Compared
No diesel engine
1.5 L Diesel
1.3 L Diesel
1.6 L Diesel
6-speed manual / 6-speed automatic
The official fuel efficiency of Toyota Yaris is not yet revealed by the company, but CarBikeIndia expects the petrol powered Yaris to deliver mileage of around 20 kmpl.
The petrol manual and petrol automatic variants of Honda City deliver mileage of 17.4 kmpl and 18 kmpl respectively. The diesel variants of the City, offered only with the manual transmission, deliver fuel efficiency of 25.6 kmpl.
The petrol variants of Maruti Ciaz MT and AT deliver mileage of 20.73 kmpl and 19.12 kmpl respectively, while its diesel engine MT variants deliver mileage of 28.09 kmpl. To mention, Maruti Ciaz is the most fuel efficient D-segment sedan in India.
The manual transmission variants of petrol powered Hyundai Verna deliver 17.4 kmpl fuel economy, while its automatic variants return mileage of 17.25 kmpl. Likewise, Ciaz diesel MT delivers 24.8 kmpl while the automatic variants of Verna diesel return mileage of 24.35 kmpl.
20 kmpl* expected
17.4 kmpl Petrol MT / 18 kmpl Petrol AT
20.73 kmpl Petrol MT / 19.12 kmpl Petrol AT
17.4 kmpl Petrol MT / 17.25 kmpl Petrol AT
No diesel engine
25.6 kmpl Diesel MT
28.09 kmpl Diesel MT
24.8 kmpl Diesel MT / 24.35 kmpl Diesel AT
Note – ARAI specific mileage figures mentioned above. Toyota Yaris fuel efficiency is predicted by Team CarBikeIndia.
Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 12 lakh Expected Price
Rs. 8.91 lakh to Rs. 14.05 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Rs. 8.04 lakh to Rs. 11.86 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Rs. 7.80 lakh to Rs. 12.95 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)