With the introduction of Ciaz 2016 on the Philippines turf, the C-segment sedan has inculcated the sense of insecurity among existing players in the market. However, the brand is positive to turn down the competition at once with the new Ciaz that carries every trick off its sleeve, which takes it to rise to the top. Despite its sophisticated looks, uber-cool and well-crafted interiors, it won’t be a walk in the park for the Japanese automaker as it stands against the likes of Toyota Vios, which joins the automotive segment from the world’s most renowned and reliable brand, Toyota’s arsenal. The fight is definitely on as both these cars hold potential to outclass one another in some or the other aspect. Following is the descriptive comparison amongst the two that’ll take to a conclusion of a better choice.
On the outside, both the sedans have their own splendor. For the one who wish to own an aggressive drive, then Vios will be a better option to opt for while the sophisticated styling of Ciaz will attract the executive class. Vios adheres a dual chrome plated slat at the front along with the sharp-edged projector headlamps while the Ciaz has a more subtle and well-organized four chrome-plated slats at the front with projector headlamps. Talking about the wheelbase, Ciaz takes the lead in this section as it comes with 100 ticks more than the new Vios, making it more spacious from inside and also its side profile looks longer as compared to Vios. Vios runs on 15-inch alloy wheels while the new Ciaz comes with an option of 15 as well as 16-inch alloys.
Stepping inside the cabin of Ciaz gives you a plush and symmetric feel as every necessary control is placed ergonomically, keeping in mind the position of the driver so that he doesn’t have to enter in an agonizing position to operate. The black interior looks gracious with the silver accents on the dash and the door panels. On the entertainment front, it has a large 8-inch touchscreen SmartPlay infotainment system that serves basis for the audio and navigation system. The integrated system also comes with wireless connectivity in addition to pre-loaded apps like YouTube, Facebook, Waze, and Gmail.
On the other side of the court is Toyota Vios, which has an exclusive 7-inch touchscreen display audio system with 6 speakers in the latest variant introduced at the recently wrapped up MIAS 2016. Apart from this, it has features like manual air conditioning system, key less entry, push start/stop button and the fabric wrapped seats, which are cushioned in an optimal fashion, providing utmost comfort to occupants.
In terms of power, Vios is the clear winner and if you are one from the flock for whom this aspect comes with the highest priority, then surely this is for the taking. The Toyota’s reliable engine is another good reason for you to lean towards this C-segment sedan. However, you can’t ignore the Suzuki’s excellence that comes incorporated with Ciaz. Although, it churns out less power as compared to the aforementioned sedan but is certainly a value for money buy for the executive class.
Talking about the numbers, Vios has a 1.5-litre VVT-i DOHC four-cylinder engine that’s potent to yield 108 PS of power at 6000 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. While Ciaz’s potent and economical 1.4-litre DOHC engine is good enough for 92 PS of total power at 6000 rpm and 130 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm.
If you are a power fanatic, then clearly Vios should be your pick and if you care about efficiency over power then Ciaz comes in as a handy choice. The ball is in your court and it’s solely up to you on which factors you need to evaluate the car.
This post is published by CarBay.ph