The mid-size sedan segment has suddenly flared up, especially after the launch of Yaris and the facelifted Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Now there are quite a few choices between the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Toyota Yaris, Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento. However, most of the time, buyers remain confused between the popular offerings from the Maruti, Hyundai, Honda and Toyota. If you’re out in the market and are confused between them, we will tell you which one you should buy!
For fuel efficiency
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Maruti has always been known for their high fuel efficiency and the facelifted Ciaz offers just that. Maruti introduced the SHVS mild hybrid system with the diesel version of the Ciaz initially and with the facelift, the petrol version gets the system too. Customers who have fuel efficiency as the primary reason for choosing the car, the Maruti Ciaz does the job perfectly. The petrol version of the Ciaz returns a maximum of 21.56 km with the manual transmission, while the diesel version of the sedan returns a maximum of 28.09 km/l. Both are the segment-leading fuel efficiency figures.
Looking for a city car on a budget?
The Toyota Yaris is the first-ever mid-size sedan from the Japanese giant. It is offered with only a petrol engine but gets the CVT automatic transmission as an option even with the base model. It is the most affordable petrol automatic car in the segment. It comes powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum of 106 Bhp and 140 Nm. If you’re on a tight budget and looking for a car that can be driven around in the city without a problem, the Yaris petrol automatic’s base variant makes for the perfect choice.
People looking for best safety-in-class
Toyota Yaris gets quite a few first-in-segment features like Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), electrically adjustable driver side seat, roof mounted ac vents and so on. One of such features is the 7-airbag system that is offered as standard fitment across all the variants! It is for the first time that a budget car is offered with the 7-airbag system and Toyota had made it standard across the variants!
People looking for a highway car
Honda City remains one of the best-selling cars in the segment. For the first time, Honda introduced the diesel engine in the City and the market has accepted it quite well. The Honda City diesel is the best car if you looking for something that can be taken to the highways regularly. The City diesel has the right amount of power, fuel efficiency and handling capabilities to become the perfect highway car. It is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that churns out a maximum of 99 Bhp and 200 Nm. It is only available with a manual transmission.
Want huge rear legroom
The Maruti Ciaz offers best-in-class rear seat space. Even though the Honda City offers quite a lot in the rear, the amount of space in the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz cannot be beaten. If you’re looking for a car that will be mostly driven by the chauffeur and the rear seat space is important to you, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz makes for the perfect choice.
Want a thrilling machine
Both the petrol and diesel versions of the Hyundai Verna are offered with the 1.6-litre engine options, making both of them the most powerful in the segment. If you’re looking for a car that can thrill you, the Hyundai Verna would be a perfect choice. The petrol version of the Hyundai Verna is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 121 Bhp and 151 Nm. The 1.6-litre diesel engine of the Verna churns out a maximum of 126 Bhp and 260 Nm. Both the engine options are offered with automatic transmission.
Want a car loaded with features?
Hyundai cars have always been known for their feature-loaded brochures and the Verna is no different. If you want a car that comes loaded with features, the Hyundai Verna should be the first choice. It gets segment seat ventilation system. It also comes with sunroof, leather seats, and six-airbag system.