Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines: Price, Specs, Interior & Fuel Consumption

Apr 19, 2018
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  • Table of contents
  • 1. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines: Introduction
  • 2. Suzuki Ciaz 2018: Exterior
  • 3. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 interior
  • 4. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
  • 5. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines Price
  • 6. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines Review: Pros & Cons
  • 7. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Specs
  • 8. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines: Verdict
Learn more about the Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines in aspect of prices, specs, interior and fuel consumption in our comprehensive review by Philkotse.com.

1. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines: Introduction

As a matter of fact, in every segment, there is always a dominant player and a host of challengers. For subcompact sedan, the omnipresent Vios is now the monarch.

Suzuki wanted to join the subcompact car segment in our shores and it knew the dominance of Toyota’s model. Ultimately, the Japanese marque decided to introduce its Suzuki Ciaz as a “Vios killer” despite a highly competitive and already-saturated market.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 and a family

The Suzuki Ciaz proves itself worthy of your consideration

The Suzuki Ciaz proves itself worthy of your consideration and it wants to let you know: the Toyota Vios is not the only choice. Now, let’s find out why the sedan from Suzuki has been remaining estimable via our 2018 Suzuki Ciaz Philippines review.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018

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2. Suzuki Ciaz 2018: Exterior

We believe that when you first heard the name “Ciaz,” for some reason, you thought of the Vios. And when you feast your eyes upon its design, you’ll see more clearly that the sedan is an outright attempt to be one up on the Toyota Vios.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 angular front

The Ciaz is an outright attempt to be one up on the Toyota Vios

In harmony with the cryptic badge, the 2018 Suzuki Ciaz exterior does not leave much of impression in the appearance. What we spot is a quiet and inoffensive sedan but well-proportioned. Short of the big S logo, perhaps the front end can be mixed up with an entry-level model from any number of car manufacturers from the Land of Rising Land. Creases along the door lines (inches above the doorsills) also make the sedan look longer.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 side view

What we spot is a quiet and inoffensive sedan but well-proportioned

To tell the truth, the Suzuki Ciaz is the longest in its segment today. With a length of 4,490 mm, it’s 50 mm longer than the Honda City and 80 mm longer than the Vios. The only subcompact to undo the Ciaz in terms of length may be the last-gen Corolla which is 50 mm longer than the said car.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 angular rear

The taillights is quite akin to the City’s even though it’s likely that they’ve been inspired by a BMW

When it comes to the rear, the taillights is quite akin to the City’s even though it’s likely that they’ve been inspired by a BMW.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 alloy wheel

Nicely filling the arches is a set of 16-inch alloy wheels

Nicely filling the arches is a set of 16-inch alloy wheels.

3. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 interior

Stepping inside, the Suzuki Ciaz is fitted with all goodies that one auto cycle ago were maintained for the executive class. Seats are leather-wrapped and the metal trim does up the air vents, center console and gearshift surround. Push-button engine start, keyless entry, automatic climate controls and mirrors power-fold are all present on the Ciaz.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 interior

Frankly speaking, the Japanese brand has done a good job of dolling its car up

Frankly speaking, the Japanese brand has done a good job of dolling its car up. The shifter, steering wheel and secondary controls comes with leather surfaces and soft-touch plastics. Further, some rock-hard bits are also offered, the instrument binnacle for example.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 seating

Seats are leather-wrapped

The infotainment system is presumably the most outstanding part in the 2018 Suzuki Ciaz interior. The cockpit is showed with a 2-DIN unit with a responsive 8-inch Android Capacitive touchscreen that you would have never expected in a B-segment model. The system even supports YouTube, Gmail and Facebook. When connecting the unit to the Internet, Waze will definitely be useful.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 touchscreen

The cockpit is showed with a 2-DIN unit with a responsive 8-inch Android Capacitive touchscreen

Taking a page from the Almera’s book, the Ciaz also measures a long wheelbase of 2,650 mm. This provides plenty of kneeroom for the backseats albeit a little bit short on thigh support. There is abundant space for you to stretch out there. Plus, the use of stubby fixed headrests in the rear is quite odd. You should sit back and have them pushing against your neck. This, honestly, is not very comfy.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 long wheelbase

A long wheelbase of 2,650 mm provides plenty of kneeroom for the backseats

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 seating

There is abundant space for you to stretch out​

With regard to trunk space, the Ciaz booast a “cave” of 495 L, challenging the Honda City for the biggest luggage capacity in the segment. Better still, the space is wide and deep owing to low-mounted suspension.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 trunk space

The Ciaz booast a “cave” of 510 L, challenging the Honda City for the biggest luggage capacity in the segment

4. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance

Propelling the Suzuki Ciaz 2018 is a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine seen in the brother Ertiga. Thanks to variable-valve timing, this mill is well capable of cranking out 92hp and 130 Nm of torque and is paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. A five-speed manual also comes as an option.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 engine

Propelling the Suzuki Ciaz is a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine seen in the brother Ertiga

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Once you push the starter button, the 4 cylinder will fire up with a snorty sound. With the 4-speed transmission, take-off is fairly smooth. Still, when compared to other contenders like the City and Vios, there’s less torque off the line. Thus, if you want to get good response, rev it past 2,000rpm is required.

What’s more, the electric power steering is light and straightforward with no attempts to give any feedback. The long wheelbase is likewise helpful while traversing rough stuff without jiggling the cabin.

Speaking of the Suzuki Ciaz fuel consumption, many of you may not know that the Suzuki Ciaz topped the fuel-efficiency test in the gasoline sedan category. With a decent 27.94km/L of fuel, this is truly an eco- and budget-friendly (for fuel) model.

5. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines Price

The Suzuki Ciaz price in the Philippines in 2018 has witnessed a slight increase. However, it’s still very affordable and relatively cheaper than the Vios.

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Price in the Philippines
 Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 GL MT P748,000 P795,000 P47,000
Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 GL AT P785,000 P845,000 P60,000
Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 GLX AT P898,000 P953,000 P55,000

>>> View full pricing details of the Suzuki Ciaz with SRP and installment

6. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines Review: Pros & Cons

Suzuki Ciaz Review Philippines: Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Roomy cabin
  • Elegant styling
  • Efficient engine
Cons
  • Not very impressive performance

7. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Specs

Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines Specs
   Suzuki Ciaz GL Suzuki Ciaz GLX
Dimensions
Length 4,490 mm
Width 1,730 mm
Height 1,475 mm
Wheelbase 2,650 mm
Tread

Front: 1,495 mm

Rear: 1,505 mm

Minimum Turning Radius 5.4 m
Minimum Ground Clearance 160 mm
Engine & Transmission
Engine Type K14B
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves DOHC 16V w/ VVT
Displacement 1,373 cc
Max Output 92 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Max Torque 130 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Fuel Distrubution MPI
Transmission Type 5 MT / 4 AT 4 AT
Chassis
Steering Rack & Pinion w/ Electric Power Steering
Brakes

Front: Ventilated Disc

Rear: Leading & Trailing Drum

Suspension

Front: MacPherson Strut w/ Coil Spring

Rear: Torsion Beam w/ Coil Spring

Tires 185 / 65R15 195 / 55R16
Wheels 15" Alloy 16" Alloy
Spare Tire Steel Rim
Capacities
Seating 5 Persons
Luggage 495 L
Fuel Tank 45 L
Weights
Curb Weight 1,010 - 1,030 (MT) 1,020 - 1,040 (AT)
Gross Vehicle Weight 1,490 (MT) 1,500 (AT)
Safety Features
Seatbelts 3-pt ELR x 4 + Center Lapbelt on Rear Seats
w/ Pre-tensioner, Force Limiter & Height Adjuster Front Seatbelts Only
Airbags Dual
ABS Yes, w/ EBD
Childproof Rear Door Locks Yes
Immobilizer Yes
Defogger Yes
Side Impact Beams Yes
Keyless Entry System (Remote Control) Yes
Power Features
Keyless Push Start n/a Yes
Power Windows Front & Rear
Power Door Locks Yes
Power Side Mirrors Yes (Adjust Only) Yes (Adjust & Fold)
Audio
Audio System Touchscreen Audio Unit w/ Navigation Android OS Audio Unit w/ Navigation
Speakers 4 6
Antenna Glass Printed
Steering Wheel Integrated Audio Controls n/a Yes
Instrument Panel
Tachometer Yes
Infotainment Display Integrated into Meter Cluster Yes
Fuel Consumption Gauge Instantaneous, Average, & Range
Light Off Reminder Alarm Yes
Key Left Reminder Alarm Yes
Driver's Seatbelt Reminder Lamp Yes

8. Suzuki Ciaz 2018 Philippines: Verdict

At the end of the day, we hope that you’ve already counted several reasons why the Ciaz dares to go up against the big competitor from Toyota. By providing good value as well as a lower asking price, the Suzuki Ciaz deserves to be equated with the Vios. So, which will you shop for?

Toyota Vios vs Suzuki Ciaz

Toyota Vios vs Suzuki Ciaz: Which is better?

>>> If you’re into the Vios, read our in-depth Toyota Vios 2018 Philippines review.

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