Car Comparison

Maruti Ciaz Vs Volkswagen Vento Vs Nissan Sunny

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz front

It is not long before the year’s most anticipated launch would take place. Yes, I am talking about the Ciaz sedan from the hub of country’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki. As official advance bookings kick start from today at a token amount of Rs. 21,000, the excitement has started to build up rapidly. As evident, the Ciaz sedan would be launched in both petrol and diesel guises with both the power mills being directly sourced from the Ertiga MPV. It would be at loggerheads against the likes of 2014 Nissan Sunny and Volkswagen Vento which are having a gala time in the C+ segment currently. Let’s have a look at the diesel variants of all the three mentioned sedans and know which one is superior.  [Also Read- Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Vs Honda City]

Volkswagen Vento

Dimensionally, Ciaz is the longest car in its segment as it measures 4490mm in length as compared to the 4425mm and 4384mm of Nissan Sunny and Volkswagen Vento, respectively. As far as width is concerned, Ciaz has the best width in form of 1730mm against the 1699mm of Vento and 1695mm of Sunny. The extended width carves in more shoulder room inside the cabin in Ciaz sedan. Talking about the height, Ciaz measures 1485mm in height which is better than 1466mm of Vento but Sunny is the best in this aspect as it measures a best-in-class 1505mm in height. However, 1485mm can’t be said bad as still can provide a lot of head room, even for the taller persons. Now, looking upon the wheelbase of these sedans, Maruti Ciaz is the undisputed winner in this aspect and both Sunny and Vento are nowhere closer to it. Maruti has presented the Ciaz with a best-in-class wheelbase of 2650mm while the Sunny and Vento have wheelbase of 2600mm and 2552mm, respectively. This clearly states that Ciaz is the most spacious sedan in the entire segment with loads of legroom even for the rear seat occupants. [Read More- Maruti Ciaz Vs Hyundai Verna]

Nissan Sunny facelift

Coming to the fuel economy, which is an indispensable factor in a country like India and turns out to be one of the main reasons behind the success of a car. Maruti Ciaz diesel variants would offer a fuel economy of 26.21kmpl, thereby dethroning Honda City from the top and snatching the tag of India’s most fuel efficient diesel sedan. 2014 Nissan Sunny, despite improved powertrains, could only offer 22.71kmpl with Vento following at 20.5kmpl. Hence, Ciaz is all set to become India’s most fuel efficient sedan when it launches in the country. Last but by no means the least, the boot space section, which has also gained significance now days cannot be just ignored for sake nothing. Ciaz again tops the charts in this as it has a class leading 510L of boot space against the 490L of Sunny and 460L of Vento.

Technical SpecificationsMaruti Suzuki CiazNissan SunnyVolkswagen Vento
Petrol Engine1.4-litre K-Series1.5-litre1.6-litre in-line
Diesel Engine1.3-litre Multi-jet motor1.5-litre dCi1.6-litre CRDi
Power Output Petrol91bhp @6000rpm98bhp103bhp @5250rpm
Power Output Diesel89bhp @4000rpm84bhp103bhp @4400rpm
Torque Petrol130Nm @4000rpm134Nm[email protected]
Torque Diesel200Nm @1750rpm200Nm[email protected]
Mileage/Fuel Economy20.73kmpl petrol & 26.21kmpl diesel16.9kmpl petrol & 22.7kmpl diesel15kmpl petrol & 20kmpl diesel
Transmission/Gearbox5-speed manual & CVT5-speed manual & auto and 5-speed manual5-speed manual & 7-speed auto and 5-speed manual
Overall Dimensions
Fuel Tank45-50-litres41-litres55-litres
Ground Clearance165-170mm165mm168mm
FrontMcPherson strut with stabilizer,coil springMcPherson strut front axleMcPherson Strut With StabiliSer Bar
RearTorsion beam axle with stabilizer, coil springTorsion beam rear axleSemi-independent Trailing Arm
PriceRs. 8-12 lakh6.3-9.5 lakh7.4-10 lakh

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