Maruti Ciaz Vs Nissan Sunny –performance Vs Looks

The Maruti Ciaz comes from the stable of Maruti Suzuki and the Nissan Sunny is from Nissan Motors in India. A big car, the Ciaz boasts of many interesting features just like the Sunny and it can be a good idea to test the cars against each other and find out which one is better.

Engine and Transmission

Under the hood of the Ciaz is a 1248 cc diesel engine that can produce a maximum power of 89 bhp @ 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 200 nm @ 1750 rpm. On the other hand, the Sunny boasts of a 1498 cc petrol engine which can generate a higher power of 98 bhp @ 6000 rpm and a torque output of 134 nm @ 4000 rpm. Both engines have a 4, DOHC in-line valve configuration and are paired with 5-speed manual transmission gear box. Both cars are equipped with FWD drivetrain technology.


Both cars have a similar size with the Ciaz measuring 4490 X 1730 X 1485 mm and the Sunny measuring 4455 X 1695 X 1515 mm in dimensions. The Ciaz is a little larger while the Sunny has a bigger height. The Ciaz has a 170 mm ground clearance and a 2650 mm wheelbase while the Sunny is slightly shorter with a 161 mm ground clearance and a 2600 mm wheelbase. You can get the Ciaz in 7 different colors and the Sunny in 6 varied paint options.

Seating Capacity

The Ciaz can accommodate 5 individuals in 2 seating rows and comprises of 4 doors. The Nissan Sunny has a similar seating capacity. The Ciaz boasts of a 510 liter bootspace 43 liter fuel tank capacity. The Sunny falls short with a 490 liter bootspace and fuel tank capacity of 41 liters.


Both Ciaz and Sunny come loaded with lots of safety features. While both have standard safety features like power steering and central locking facilities, the Ciaz lacks handbags and ABS while the Sunny comes with these along with airbags for driver.

Braking Systems

Both cars have disc brakes fitted in the front wheels and drum brakes fitted in the rear ones. Both vehicles boast of a McPherson Strut front suspension system along with a Torsion Beam rear suspension system.


While both cars are found to be equipped with similar types of features, they are slightly different in various respects and this helps determine which one is the better. Where the question of a better vehicle arises, your choice should be determined by what the things that you want from your car are. While they look equally good in style and looks, the Sunny has a more premium exterior and the Ciaz has greater torque output and power capacity.

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