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Tug of War – New Hyundai Verna vs Honda City 2017

Here is a specification based comparison between the new Hyundai Verna and the Honda City 2017.

  • Shilpa Chopra
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New Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City 2017

The all-new Hyundai Verna is on brink of launching in India 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 readies to hit showrooms on August 22, 2017 we bring a detailed spec-based comparison between the all-new Verna and arch rival Honda City. Check out new Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City 2017 price, specs, features, dimensions and other details –

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 9 lakh to Rs 14 lakh (Estimated price)

-The new Hyundai Verna is expected to be priced between Rs 9 lakh to Rs 14 lakh.
-Available in petrol and diesel options, Honda City petrol range starts from 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. 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
Power 121bhp 118bhp
Torque 155Nm 145Nm
Diesel Engine 1.6-litre U2 CRDi 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, i-DTEC
Power 126bhp 99bhp
Torque 260Nm 200Nm
Transmission 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT & CVT

-In terms of power, the new Verna will be more powerful than Honda City.
-The 1.6-litre petrol unit will make 3bhp more power than Honda City’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC unit.
-New Verna’s 1.6-litre oil burner will offer 27bhp more power against Honda City’s 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. Read More – New Hyundai Verna Picture Gallery

New Hyundai Verna Vs Honda City Mileage

Model Name Petrol Mileage (km/l) Diesel Mileage (km/l)
New Hyundai Verna 17 19
Honda City 17.4 25.6

-The new Hyundai Verna is estimated to deliver 17km/l in petrol and 19km/l in diesel guise.
-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.

New Hyundai Verna vs Honda City Dimensions

Dimensions New Hyundai Verna Honda City
Length 4,385mm 4,440mm
Width 1,729mm 1,695mm
Height 1,475mm 1,495mm
Wheelbase 2,600mm 2,600mm

-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 30L of additional 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
Power-operated ORVMs Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity Yes Yes
Steering mounted audio & calling controls Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto Yes No
Navigation system Yes Yes
Rear wiper & washer Yes Yes
Push start/stop Yes Yes

Hyundai Verna-

-The SX variant in the new Verna line-up will come with a 5.0-inch touchscreen audio system, USB charger in front & rear.
-The 7.0inch infotainment system with connectivity options such as Mirror Link, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be available from EX onwards.

Honda City-

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
Rear Defogger Yes Yes
Impact sensing auto door lock/unlock Yes No
Reverse parking sensor Yes Yes
Day/Night IRVM 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 will be standard across line-up.
-The top-spec SX(O) will come with six airbags, electro chromic rear-view mirror, smart key etc.
-Rear view camera will be available from EX onwards.

Honda City-

-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 will be armed to the teeth with a large hexagonal grille up front, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 17-inch alloys and LED turn indicators. Insides will equip heated front seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, App-based navigation & voice control. Safety bits will include most of the primary equipment such as ABS with EBD and dual front airbags as standard. While the top-spec trim will get six airbags and rear-view camera. In addition, the new Verna will pack 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.


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