The all-new Hyundai Verna is finally out to challenge arch rival, Honda City in the mid-size sedan segment. With radical changes to the skin, additional kit and more room for passengers inside the well-laid out cabin, the new-generation Verna seems to have left no stone unturned to reclaim pinnacle in the segment. As the sedan hits showroom in a new avatar, we bring you a detailed spec-based comparison between the all-new Verna and arch rival Honda City.
New Hyundai Verna vs Honda City Price
|Model||Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Honda City||Rs 8.46 lakh to Rs 13.43 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna||Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 12.61 lakh|
-The new Hyundai Verna powered by the petrol engine falls in the price vicinity of Rs 7.99 lakh to Rs 12.23 lakh.
-The diesel variants on the other hand are available between Rs 9.19 lakh to Rs 12.61lakh.
-The range topping diesel SX(O) is available for Rs 12.39 lakh, priced lower than the SX+ diesel AT available at Rs 12.61 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
-Launched at an aggressive price point, only the first 20,000 customers will benefit from the lucrative prices which will be revised post this mark.
-Available in petrol and diesel options, Honda City petrol range starts from Rs 8.46 lakh and goes up to Rs 13.38 lakh.
-Diesel-powered City falls in the price vicinity of Rs 10.68 lakh to Rs 13.43 lakh (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Read More – New Hyundai Verna Vs Old Verna
New Hyundai Verna vs Honda City Specifications
|Specifications||New Hyundai Verna||Honda City|
|Petrol Engine||1.6-litre Gamma Dual VTVT||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder i-DTEC|
|Diesel Engine||1.6-litre U2 CRDi||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, i-DTEC|
|Transmission||6-speed MT and 6-speed AT||5-speed MT, 6-speed MT & CVT|
-In terms of power, the new Verna is more powerful than Honda City.
-The 1.6-litre petrol unit makes 3bhp more power than Honda City’s 118bhp, 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit.
-New Verna’s 1.6-litre oil burner offers 27bhp more power against Honda City’s 99bhp,1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. Check Out – New Hyundai Verna Photo Gallery
New Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City Mileage
|Model Name||Petrol Mileage (km/l)||Diesel Mileage (km/l)|
|New Hyundai Verna||17.70||25.75|
New Hyundai Verna
-The new Hyundai Verna manual is claimed to deliver 17.7 km/l in petrol and 24.75 km/l in diesel guise.
-AT variants on the other hand are claimed to return 15.92 km/l in petrol and 21.02 km/l in diesel version.
-While Honda City petrol delivers claimed fuel economy of 17.4km/l in manual and 18km/l in automatic version.
-Powered by the 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit, the diesel City returns slightly over 25km/l. Read – New Verna Vs Maruti Ciaz
New Hyundai Verna vs Honda City Dimensions
|Dimensions||New Hyundai Verna||Honda City|
-With similar length and wheelbase, both models offer generous space on the inside.
-The new Verna is 34mm broader than Honda City, whereas the latter is 20mm taller.
-Hyundai has made dimensional changes to Verna which now offers 480L of boot space compared to the previous 465L.
-Honda City on the other hand has slightly larger luggage compartment with 510L of space.
New Hyundai Verna vs Honda City Features
|Key Features||New Hyundai Verna||Honda City|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||Yes|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||Yes||Yes|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay & Android Auto||Yes||No|
|Rear wiper & washer||Yes||Yes|
New Hyundai Verna-
-The SX variant in the new Verna line-up gets a 5.0-inch touchscreen audio system, USB charger in front & rear.
-The fully-loaded top-spec variant packs a new 7.0-inch touchscreenAVNsystem with IPS display & VR. It also gets smartphone connectivity options including Mirror Link, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is available from EX onwards.
-The auto link comes only with the top-spec variant.
–The Honda City carline gets power adjustable door mirrors, height adjustable tilt steering, all power windows, driver power window with one touch open/close function and single accessory charging point etc as standard.
-Features such as automatic headlight control with light sensor, headlight auto off timer, automatic intermitter wipers with rainfall sensor etc are reserved for the range topping variant.
New Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City Safety Features
|Key Features||New Hyundai Verna||Honda City|
|Dual front airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear parking camera||Yes||Yes|
|Impact sensing auto door lock/unlock||Yes||No|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|All Disc brakes||No||No|
New Hyundai Verna-
-Safety bits like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, clutch lock, review view mirror, seat belt pretensioners (front), ISOFIX child seat anchors are standard across line-up.
-The top-spec SX(O) packs in six airbags, electro chromic rear-view mirror, smart key etc.
-Rear view camera is available from EX onwards.
-Features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, immobilizer, ISOFIX, rear defogger etc are standard across line-up.
-The side & curtain airbags are standard on the top-spec ZX variant on the Honda City line-up.
-While the fuel reminder control system is available from SV onwards only on diesel variants.
New Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City – Design & Interior
The new Verna is armed to the teeth with a large hexagonal grille up front, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 17-inch alloys and LED turn indicators. Insides equips heated front seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, App-based navigation & voice control. Safety bits include most of the primary equipment such as ABS with EBD and dual front airbags as standard. While the top-spec trim gets six airbags and rear-view camera. In addition, the new Verna packs an autonomous emergency braking and all disc brakes.
With Civic inspired elements, the new City looks more appealing than the pre-facelift model with subtle changes like honeycomb grille, sleeker chrome-bar etc. On the inside, it packs automatic climate control, rear air-conditioning vents, Honda Smart Key System, engine one-push start/stop button, multi-rear view camera, driver side power door lock master switch, cruise control, 7-speed paddle shift, light sensor among several others. There is a 7.0-inch advanced touchscreen infotainment system with in-built satellite-linked turn-by-turn navigation, 1.5-GB internal media memory, MirrorLink for smartphone connectivity, WiFi USB receiver support for internal browsing etc.
The safety brigade on the new City comprises standard dual SRS airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX compatible rear side seats. It additionally gets front side and side airbags on select trims, rear windshield defogger etc.