Comparison: Hyundai Verna 2017 vs Honda City 2017


Recently two auto giants from Korea and Japan, Hyundai Motors and Honda Cars respectively launched the facelift versions of their best selling mid-sized sedans Verna and City in the Indian car market.  As both these cars in their erstwhile versions were the heart throbs of car enthusiasts and were tough contenders in the segment. Going through this cut throat competition both of them have upgraded these cars with new contemporary features and believe to retain their supremacy on their prospective aspirants.

The new avatars of both these cars have grabbed the attention of car lovers especially the new buyers willing to buy any of them. Their launches have put them in dilemma that which car they should now buy for driving. Going through their concern we are making an attempt to find out the major differences both these cars in terms of engine and other features.

The Next Gen Hyundai Verna
Engine Specification: Under the hood generation next Hyundai Verna is offered with two engine options of 1.6 litre VTVT petrol engine and 1.6 litre CRDi diesel engine. The petrol engine is capable of generating the power of 121 bhp and torque of 158Nm, whereas the diesel generates the power of 126 bhp and torque of 260Nm. the transmission duties are performed by both six speed manual and six speed automatic transmission system.

On the other side Honda City 2017 comes with 1.5 litre iVTEC four cylinder petrol engine and 1.5 litre iDTEC four cylinder diesel engine. The petrol variant boosts the power of 118 bhp and torque of 145Nm the diesel develops the power of 99 bhp and torque of 200Nm. The transmission duties are however carried out by the same transmission duties as offered in Hyundai Verna 2017.

Exterior Features: When it comes to talking about the exterior looks, undoubtedly the Honda City since its first generation had succeeded in stealing the show and in its new avatar it continues the same charm. Moreover as it is an upgraded version of the existing avatar it receives projector headlamps at the front fascia and LED taillights at the rear portion. There is huge of chrome elements at different places which are expected to fascinate the Indian buyers to huge extent.  With the body colored bumpers along with fog lamps further enhance the exterior appearance of the sedan.

Honda City 2017

Moving towards to Hyundai Verna 2017, it would not be wrong to say that since its inception its exterior has been state of art with sleek bonnet and aggressive character lines fascinating the commuters at the first instance. Integration of new hexagonal grille now further enhances the entire appearance of the exterior portion. The sixteen inch diamond alloy wheels help in creating the muscular appearance of the sedan. Along with all these features integration of chrome surrounded fog lamps and wrapped taillights are some notable features which can grab the attention of people.

Interior Features: It would be interested to know that taking the lessons from first generation Verna, Korean car maker has tried to develop the interiors with contemporary features. With spacious cabin and black dashboard the interiors give an impression of sitting in some luxurious saloon. With this the excessive use of chrome at different points further enhances the interior appearance of Verna. The well developed dashboard, central console and three spoke steering wheel help in giving interior the premium look. The utility boxes like glove box and door pockets facilitate the passengers to keep substantial stuffs easily in them. Other interior features offered in Verna are rear air conditioner vents, sunroof, infotainment system are similar to Honda City. One thing which you will not find in the interior of Honda City are ventilated front seats, that are offered in Hyundai Verna.

Talking about the interior of Honda City, it would not be wrong to say that in its new avatar the City is embellished with lavishing features including designer dashboard, three spoke steering wheel followed by premium quality upholstery. The adjustable well cushioned seats offer comfort seating to the passengers. Other worth mentioning features offered in the interior of Honda City are cruise control, rear air conditioner vents, touchscreen infotainment system that supports connectivity with Wi-Fi, navigation also acts as display for rear mounted camera.

2017 Hyundai Verna- Infographic

Fuel Efficiency: It is reported that Hyundai Verna 2017 will deliver the fuel efficient performance. The petrol variant with manual gear transmission system delivers an average of 17.7 kmpl whereas automatic transmission will deliver an average of 15.9 kmpl, whereas the diesel variant with transmission duties is endorsed to deliver an average of 24.75 kmpl and 21.02 kmpl respectively.
The petrol variant of Honda City with manual transmission delivers an average of 17.4 kmpl whereas CVT transmission delivers an average of 18 kmpl. On the other side diesel variant of Honda City is claimed to offer an average of 25 kmpl.

Safety Features: On the safety front both the sedans are equipped common features which include ABS+EBD, front airbags for driver and passenger, engine immobilizer, anti-theft system as standard features. Whereas the top end variants are equipped with six airbags.
Prediction: While comparing to the features offered in both these sedans it would not be wrong to say that both of them are close to each other and therefore both of them will never let their owners feel down.

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