Hyundai Verna has been awarded the car of the year 2018 in India earlier this week and it truly deserved that. Meanwhile, the newly launched C-Segment Sedan is eating into the sales of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Honda City along with making a better case for itself than the compact SUVs like the Ford Ecosport and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza. We pitch the new Hyundai Verna against the king of the segment –the Honda City.
Hyundai Verna vs. Honda City: Looks
The Honda City has gone through a series of changes and now looks more futuristic and edgy. Some might even say that it has lost its touch of sophistication in order to appeal to the enthusiast car buyer. The Hyundai Verna, on the other hand, follows the company’s new design ideology and manages to look both fun and premium at the same time. However, it is the Honda City that outshines the Korean car with its cuts and creases.
Hyundai Verna vs. Honda City: Drive
The Hyundai Verna gets a 1.6-litre diesel engine that churns out 126BHP of power along with a 260Nm of torque. This is significantly more than the Honda City’s 1.5-litre diesel making 99BHP along with 200Nm of torque. The suspension on the Verna is softer than what one might like but honestly that has been something that Hyundai have done in the past too. Also in terms of the refinement, the Verna is the one of the two with better noise insulation and smoother experience.
Hyundai Verna vs. Honda City: Features
Hyundai Verna is the most feature rich car in its segment and that has been something synonymous with all Hyundai Cars in the past. It comes with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and ventilated seats which make it a better buy than the City which gets none of these. Both the cars get a sunroof in tope end variants but the tops the list again with a cooled glove box.
Hyundai Verna vs. Honda City: Price
The new Honda City facelift, when launched a few years ago, brought in a number of things that were missing in the car one of them being a diesel engine. But where Honda got too optimistic with the City is the pricing and the top end variant now costs around 14 lakh rupees whereas the Hyundai Verna top end will save you 1 lakh with additional features that the City just does not offer.