Toyota Yaris GLi 1.3 MT vs. Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 MT: A brief comparison!

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Toyota Yaris is being launched as a replacement of 1.3-liter variants of the iconic Corolla model of Indus Motor Company (IMC). Toyota Yaris is coming in 6 different variants.  The upcoming sedan will be competing with Honda City and Suzuki Ciaz in the auto sector of Pakistan.

In this article, we will be comparing the base model of Yaris i.e., GLi 1.3L (1329 cc) MT with one of its competitors Suzuki Ciaz 1.4L (1373 cc) MT.

Let’s see what the two sedans have to offer to its customers in Pakistan.

Engine & Performance:

Toyota Yaris is equipped with a 4-cylinder in-line 16-valve DOHC with dual VVT-I 1329 cc 1NR-FE engine with sequential multi-port fuel injection (SFI) system. It can produce a maximum output power of 98 hp at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 123 Nm at 4200 rpm. Yaris is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.

On the other hand, Suzuki Ciaz comes with 4-cylinder 16-valve 1373 cc VVT K14B engine with a multi-point injection (MPI) system. It produces a maximum output power of 91 hp at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 130 Nm at 4000 rpm. This particular variant comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.

Braking & Suspension:

Toyota Yaris is powered by ventilated disc brakes at the front wheels and drum brakes at the rear side. For an optimum braking experience, the company has also provided a Brake Assist (BA) system as well. The front suspension of Yaris is equipped with Mac Pherson Strut, whereas the rear suspension has a torsion beam.

Suzuki Ciaz has ventilated disc brakes at the front while the rear wheels have leading & trailing drum brakes. The suspension of Ciaz is powered by MacPherson strut with coil spring at the front wheels, whereas the rear ones have a torsion beam with coil spring.

Dimensions & Capacity:

The length and width of the Yaris are 4425 mm and 1730 mm, respectively. In terms of height, the car is 1475 mm tall. The wheelbase and minimum turning radius of the Toyota Yaris is 2550 mm and 5.1 meter. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 476 liters, while the fuel tank can store up to 42 liters of fuel.

In comparison to this, Suzuki Ciaz is comparatively more in length i.e., 4490 mm, while the width and height are exactly similar to Yaris i.e., 1730 mm and 1475 mm respectively. The wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of the car are 2650 mm and 160 mm, respectively. The minimum turning radius of Ciaz is 5.4 meters. In terms of storage space, the car has 490 liters of the luggage compartment and comes with 42 liters of a fuel tank.

Exterior:

Toyota Yaris is stylish and elegant on the outside. At the front side, it has a 4-beam halogen lamp headlight while the daytime running lamp is missing in this particular variant. It has a pigmented front radiator grille. There are no fog lamps in this variant of Yaris. It has body-colored outside door handles, and side-view mirrors with integrated side turn signals. The windshield has a green lamination, and the front windscreen has intermittent wipers. On the rear side, there is a short pole antenna. Underneath it, there is a rear chrome garnish between the rear combination lamps. For an elegant appearance, the automaker has provided with LED line guide in the rear lamps and a reflex reflector at the bottom end of the rear bumper. The standard tire size offered by the company is 185/60 R15, with steel wheels with full wheel caps.

Suzuki Ciaz comes with projector halogen headlamps as standard with body-colored front and rear bumpers. The front radiator grille has a chrome garnish. The outside door mirrors and side-view mirrors are also body-colored. The windshield wipers operate at 2-speed control with adjustable intermittent and washer. The fender of the car has side turn signals installed in it. The standard tire size in Ciaz is 185/65 R15, which comes with steel wheels with 15-inch full wheel covers. The rear end has a high mounted stop lamp installed as well.

Interior:

The interior of the Yaris feels spacious and incredible in style. It has fabric seats offered in an ivory color that fits in perfectly with the dual-tone interior. The other salient features of the interior of Yaris are as follows:

  • Manually-controlled Air Conditioner + Heater
  • Multi-Information Display
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Analog Speedometer
  • Tachometer
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • 3-Spoke Tilt-adjustable Steering Wheel
  • 3 Separate Rear Headrests
  • Illuminated Entry System
  • Power Windows
  • Ivory Colored Interior
  • Fabric Door Trim Ornament
  • Standard Gear Shift Lever
  • Pigmented Inside Door Handles
  • Floor Mats
  • Sun Visors
  • Front Personal & Room Lamp
  • Vanity Mirror (Driver + Passenger)
  • Centre Console Box
  • 12 V power Outlet
  • Digital Clock

 

On the other hand, Suzuki Ciaz has an all-black interior with outstanding comfort and a spacious cabin. The wide range of features incorporated in Suzuki Ciaz is as under:

  • Driver’s Seat Height Adjustment
  • Standard Fabric Seats
  • Back Pocket (Driver + Passenger Seat)
  • Rear Seats Headrests
  • Rear Seat Center Armrest with Cupholders
  • Power Door Locks
  • Manually-Controlled Air Conditioner + Heating
  • Pollen Filter
  • Power Windows
  • Electric Trunk Opener
  • Electric Outside Mirrors
  • Assist Grips
  • Sun Visors
  • Fabric Door Trim
  • Power Steering with Tilt-adjustable feature
  • White Illumination in Meter Cluster
  • Amber Illumination in Switch
  • Tachometer
  • Speedometer with Temperature, Fuel Consumption, and Clock
  • Center Accessory Socket
  • Room and Luggage Lamp

Safety & Security:

The best thing about Toyota Yaris turns out to be its safety and security features, which are excess in number as compared to its competitors in the market. All six variants of Yaris are equipped with the same standard safety and security features. Let’s have a look at them:

  • Central Door Locking
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) + Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • SRS Airbags (Driver + Passenger)
  • Key Reminder Warning
  • Hill-Start Assist System
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control
  • Fuel Auto Cut
  • Front Seat belts with 3-point ELR with Pre-tensioner and Force Limiter
  • 3 Rear Seat belts with 3-point ELR
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
  • Anti-theft System with Immobilizer
  • Light Reminder Warning
  • High Mount Stop Lamp

Pak Suzuki offers its 1.4L (1373 cc) sedan with various safety and security features which include the following:

  • Airbags (Driver + Passenger)
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) + Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Childproof Rear Door Locks
  • Immobilizer
  • Security Alarm System
  • Pedal Release System
  • Side Impact Protection Beam
  • Keyless Entry
  • High Mount Stop Lamp

Entertainment features:

The automaker has provided an in-dash Touch Audio System with three lines LCD display. It also offers a connectivity feature of advanced Bluetooth that includes two phones, hands-free, and seamless music streaming for up to 5 phones. It also has a USB and AUX connectivity feature along with MP3, CD player, and Radio. There are two speakers provided by the auto manufacturer.

Suzuki Ciaz is equipped with a basic level entertainment system that includes AM/FM Radio, CD, MP3, and USB connectivity. It’s provided with a rear glass mounted antenna. The sedan has four speakers for entertainment purposes.

Price:

Toyota Yaris is introduced at a competitive price in the local market. In comparison to this particular variant of Suzuki Ciaz, it’s priced PKR 49,000 higher. Let’s see the ex-factory prices of both cars here:

  • Toyota Yaris GLi 1.3L (1329 cc) MT PKR 2,349,000/- (introductory price)
  • Suzuki Ciaz 1.3L (1373 cc) MT PKR 2,300,000/-

The two competitors in this segment are priced quite close to each other. However, there are several features in both cars that may attract customers in their own ways. Nonetheless, the addition of Toyota Yaris is a highly-anticipated move in the automobile industry of Pakistan. There are a lot of expectations from the all-new Yaris as it’s replacing an iconic model of IMC. Therefore, it will be interesting to see its response in the local auto sector in the coming days after its launch. Note here that the booking of Yaris has already started, and the auto manufacturer will start delivering the vehicle in April 2020.

Click to See the complete specifications and features of Toyota Yaris GLi 1.3 MT

Click to See the complete specifications and features of Suzuki Ciaz MT 

What are your opinion on the revealed features of Yaris and its comparison with Suzuki Ciaz? Let us know in the comments section below and stay connected to PakWheels for more comparative blogs of Toyota Yaris with its competitors in the local auto sector.

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