Maruti Ciaz vs Skoda Slavia – Which Sedan is better, Ciaz or Slavia?

Maruti Ciaz against the Skoda Slavia!

Should you buy the Maruti Ciaz or buy the Skoda Slavia? Which Sedan should you consider buying? Why don’t we compare the two against each other to find out the answer to that question!

Maruti Ciaz vs Skoda Slavia – Exterior and Interior

From the outside, the Maruti Ciaz has sharp looking LED Projector headlamps with the front grille made up of tiny rectangle blocks and is positioned little lower for the meaner and premium look. The bonnet has few cuts on it and there is use of chrome around the fog lamps coverings and a chrome line at the bottom part of the grille. Moving to the side, it has few cuts on the body, a chrome line on the bottom frame of the window and it rides on the 16-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it has LED taillamps with a chrome element joining both the taillamps.

From the front, Skoda Slavia has the classic rectangular grille at the front with curves at the top edge with the grille surrounding finished in chrome. Then there is the LED projector headlamps with L-shaped LED DRLs within the headlamps and below them is the LED fog lamps. Moving to the sides, it has cuts and creases for aggressive look with a chrome line running through the bottom of the window frame and it rides on the 16-inch alloy wheels. At the rear side, it has L-shaped LED taillamps with shark fin antenna at the top.

From the inside, the Maruti Ciaz has a 7-inch infotainment system placed below the AC vents and the rectangular shaped AC vents at the side. It has dual-tone dashboard option and the interiors of the Ciaz is desperately in need of update as it looks very outdated. It has a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with analog instrument cluster and a TFT display between the analog dials. Moving to the rear, the seats are split in 60:40 ratio and has a 6-speaker standard sound system as well.

Skoda Slavia on the other hand, it has an 8-inch infotainment system placed above the AC vent and at the sides it has round-shape AC vents. The Slavia does have the option for dual-tone dashboard. It has two-spoke multi-function steering wheel with digital instrument cluster, brake pedals finished in black color, and a single-pane sunroof. Around the gear level, it has buttons for ventilated seats for driver and the passenger, idle stop/start system, and to lock the car. The controls for the HVAC are touch-sensitive, so no buttons for them. It has two USB ports at the front and rear. The rear seats has 60:40 split which can be slightly reclined as well.

So, from the outside and the inside, the Ciaz and Slavia both looks very good from the outside giving the luxurious and spacious vibes, however, from the inside, the Slavia looks very premium and spacious from the inside, and has little more comfort and space on offer.

Maruti Ciaz vs Skoda Slavia – Dimensions

Maruti CiazSkoda Slavia
Ground Clearance170mm145mm
Boot Space510 litres521 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity43 litres45 litres
Kerb Weight1,130 kg1,278 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight1,530 kg1,685 kg

When it comes to Dimensions, the Ciaz measures 4490mm in length, 1730mm in width, and 1485mm in height. The Slavia measures 4541mm in length that is longer by 51mm, width of 1752mm which is 22mm wider, and height of 1507mm that is taller by 22mm. The Ciaz has a wheelbase of 2650mm, ground clearance of 170mm, and boot space of 510 litres. The Slavia has a wheelbase of 2651mm that is 1mm longer, ground clearance of 145mm which is lower by 26mm, and boot space of 521 litres which is 11 litres bigger. The Ciaz has a fuel tank of 43 litres, kerb weight of 1,130 kg and gross weight of 1,530 kg. The Slavia has a fuel tank of 45 litres which is 2 litres bigger, kerb weight of 1,278 kg that is heavier by 148 kg, and gross weight of 1,685 kg which is heavier by 155 kg.

So, in dimensions, the Slavia is almost bigger in every way therefore, accommodating people with lots of space and comfort. The Ciaz is bigger as well and people will be very comfortable and will have good amount of space as well.

Maruti Ciaz vs Skoda Slavia – Engine Options

Maruti CiazSkoda Slavia
Engine1.5-litre K15 Smart Hybrid Petrol 1.0-litre TSI Engine1.5-litre TSI Engine
Power103.25 bhp114 bhp147 bhp
Torque138 Nm178 bhp250 Nm
Transmission Options5-speed MT, 4-speed AT6-speed MT, 6-speed Torque Converter AT6-speed MT, 7-speed DCT
Fuel Efficiency20.65 kmpl – MT
20.04 kmpl – AT
18.07 kmpl18.41 kmpl

When it comes to Engine Options, the Ciaz has one petrol and the Skoda Slavia has two petrol engines on offer. The Ciaz is powered by the 1.5-litre K15 Smart Hybrid Petrol engine that produces 103.25 bhp and 138 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual Gearbox with 20.65 kmpl fuel efficiency and 4-speed Automatic Gearbox with 20.04 kmpl fuel efficiency. As for the Slavia, it has the 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine that puts out 114 bhp and 178 Nm of torque. It drives the front wheels via a 6-speed Manual and 6-speed torque-converter Automatic Gearbox and provides a fuel efficiency of 18.07 km/l. The other is the 1.5-litre TSI Petrol engine that produces 147 bhp and 250 Nm mated to a 6-speed Manual and 7-speed DCT Gearbox with fuel efficiency of 18.41 km/l.

Maruti Ciaz vs Skoda Slavia – Features

FeaturesMaruti CiazSkoda Slavia
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED Projector
Wheel size & Tyre16-inch, alloy wheels16-inch, alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument clusterAnalogDigital
Infotainment System7-inch8-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayYesYes
Ambient LightingYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System6-speaker sound system8-speaker Skoda sound system
Cooled GloveboxYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYesYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsDriver and Passenger

When it comes to features, the Ciaz misses out on Sunroof, Ventilated Seats, Cooled Glovebox, ambient lighting, and digital instrument cluster. The Slavia has all these features making it better the Ciaz.

Safety FeaturesMaruti CiazSkoda Slavia
AirbagsTwo airbagsSix airbags
CameraReverse-parking cameraReverse-parking camera
Parking SensorsRearRear
ABS with EBDYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Traction ControlYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Hill AssistYesYes
All 4 BrakesFront Ventilated DiscYes

When it comes to safety, the Ciaz misses out on all four wheels as disc brakes, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and Traction Control. The Slavia has all these features and also it has a five-star Global NCAP safety rating making it so much safer than the Ciaz.

Maruti Ciaz vs Skoda Slavia – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Maruti Suzuki CiazRs. 9.30 lakh – Rs. 12.29 lakh
Skoda SlaviaRs. 11.39 lakh – Rs. 18.68 lakh

The Maruti Ciaz starts at Rs. 9.30 lakh for the entry-level ‘Sigma’ variant and goes up to Rs. 12.24 lakh for the ‘Alpha Automatic’ top variant. As for the Skoda Slavia, it is priced at Rs. 11.39 lakh for the entry-level ‘1.0 TSI Active’ variant and the Rs. 18.68 lakh for the ‘1.5 TSI Anniversary Edition.’

As for the warranty, Maruti offers 2 years/40,000 km for the Ciaz which can be extended up to 5 years/1,00,000 km. For the Slavia, it has a warranty period of 4 years/1,00,000 km that can be extended up to 6 years/1,50,000 km.

Maruti Ciaz vs Skoda Slavia – Verdict

In the end, the decision to buy which Sedan depends totally on you, however, we recommend for you to go for the Skoda Slavia given it has a five star Global NCAP safety rating, feature loaded, loads of boot space and comfort on offer, and good mileage from the two engines. The Maruti Ciaz is slightly smaller than the Slavia and it’s got good amount of features, safety, and good space and comfort on offer. However, it’s mileage is much better than the Skoda Slavia making it preferrable over the Slavia in fuel efficiency. The Maruti Ciaz is affordable than the Skoda Slavia and if you can buy the Slavia then you should go ahead and buy it. Which one would you choose?

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