MANILA: Suzuki Ciaz 2016 has finally landed on the shores of the Philippines and with this, it has made some renowned names insecure. The B-segment sedan is open for booking and can be checked out at its authorized dealerships. While Suzuki is excited with the response it has received in terms of inquiries and pre-launch bookings, it has to be a little cautious with the rivals as they are no less in comfort, safety, and performance. The closest competitors which are keeping a close eye on every detail which Suzuki Ciaz 2016 holds is 2016 Honda City. Suzuki has big expectations with Ciaz as it is its entry in the premium sedan segment and so the manufacturer has taken every precaution in equipping this car. With somewhere similar aspects in-line, these drives are going to share the B-segment market but the big question is which one would rule over the others. Talking particularly about Honda City, this drive is the most appreciated drive in its class and coming from the same domicile, Suzuki would have to face a tough time grabbing its market share.
If you are planning to buy a B-segment sedan and confused between the 2016 Suzuki Ciaz and Honda City 2016, here's a quick comparison of what both of these sedans are offering to its customers -
At the exterior, both Ciaz and City have great styling. Suzuki Ciaz 2016 comes with broad four slats chrome-plated front grille and projector headlamps, rear combination lamps which extend towards the boot making a good impression and creased body. 2016 Honda City has thick chrome to flaunt at its front fascia which merges with the stylish Multi-Reflector Halogen headlights. The Suzuki drive comes with 50 mm more at length and wheelbase than the Honda drive making it more spacious and comfortable at the cabin. Also, the aerodynamic shape of 2016 Ciaz and 2016 City allow them to be good performers while appreciating their overall looks. The rear sunshade in Ciaz is another feature which comes as standard in all of its variants. Apart from these features, 2016 Suzuki Ciaz has 15/16 inch alloy wheels while 2016 City has 15/16-inch aluminum alloy wheels along with complementing tires.
The sophisticated interior of Suzuki Ciaz 2016 is undoubtedly welcoming. The dual-tone cabin has intelligently designed dash with wooden accents making the entire front gracious. Packed with features like keyless push start system, multi-functional steering, auto AC, rear AC vents, 12V charging point and rear reading lamps, the new Suzuki Ciaz makes any drive comfortable and joyful. A decent entertainment system comprising Touchscreen SmartPlay System, USB connectivity, 6 speakers & tweeters, voice command and Bluetooth compatibility are also offered. Though, some of these features are not available for all the trims. Talking about City 2016, this Honda drive has a plush cabin equipped with numerous aspects. The dash has chrome inserts for a sophisticated look while engine start & stop button and fine upholstery come as standard features. Honda City also has an advanced infotainment facility inclusive of Bluetooth, USB, AUX and Honda Audio-Visual Navigation (AVN) unit with a 7-inch touchscreen.
The above specs already state which one knocks out better power, surely the 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine of Honda City 2016 is a clear winner. Since, while buying a family car, power is not the only constraint and other factors like fuel consumption can also affect the decision, it would be better to check them also. Suzuki Ciaz 2016 has a fuel consumption counting to 20.73 kmpl with 5MT and 19.12 kmpl with 4 AT in combined driveways, Honda City 2016 is not that economical with 16.1 kmpl on an average. So, if you are someone who is using it on a day-to-day basis, Ciaz should definitely be your pick but if you are looking for power and thrill, go for City.
Both Ciaz and City are packed with advanced safety and security aspects keeping the protection of their passengers at utmost priority. Suzuki Ciaz 2016 has dual airbags, seatbelts with pre-tensioners & force limiters, reverse parking sensors, and engine immobilizers. Added to these aspects are Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) to avoid the wheels from locking while applying brakes at high speeds. Also, high tensile steel body constructed with TECT is capable of absorbing the impact energy for maximum protection in adverse situations. Talking about the Honda drive, it has almost the same traits with Honda patent G-CON + ACE body structure. Additionally, City has side and curtain airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist and Electronic Brake-Force Distribution for better control and safety. Surely, Honda bags brownie points in this segment!
As said earlier, Suzuki Ciaz 2016 and Honda City 2016 both share almost similar traits with hardly any difference. Where Honda takes over Suzuki in the power segment, Ciaz has an upper hand in efficiency and styling. concluding over one drive would be really easy for you if you have already set your priority. Also, the price factor would surely be of your interest; after all, you would like to know the amount you would have to spare to own one of these classy drives. So spilling the beans out of the bag, 2016 Honda City starts at PhP 759,000 for the base trim, the new Suzuki Ciaz comes with a pretty competitive price of PhP 738,000 for the base variant. Hope this would help in making a decision!