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    2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Hyundai Verna - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 18 Jul 2020

    Which C-segment sedan is better: 5th Gen Honda City or Hyundai Verna? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.


    Honda City 2020 vs Hyundai Verna 2020

    City 2020 vs Verna 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    CITY VS VERNA | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    Honda City

    Hyundai Verna

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹10.90

    1.5L Petrol S

    ₹9.31

    VX

    ₹12.26

    1.5L Petrol SX

    ₹10.70

    ZX

    ₹13.15

    1.5L Petrol SX(O)

    ₹12.60


    5th Gen Honda City’s prices start from Rs. 10.90 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.15 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. On the other hand, the Hyundai Verna petrol manual prices start from Rs. 9.31 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.60 lakh. Hyundai Verna has a lower starting price.

    CITY VS VERNA | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Honda City 5th Gen

    Hyundai Verna

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹12.20

    1.5L Petrol SX

    ₹11.95

    VX

    ₹13.56

    1.5L Petrol SX(O)

    ₹13.85

    ZX

    ₹14.45

    1.0L Turbo SX(O)

    ₹13.99


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, 5th gen Honda City prices start from Rs. 12.20 lakh and Hyundai Verna starts from Rs. 11.95 lakh. With the petrol automatic powertrain, Hyundai Verna petrol automatic has a lower starting price.

    Also Read - New Honda City 2020 vs C-Segment Competition - Price, Specs, Mileage, Dimensions Comparison

    CITY VS VERNA | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    DIESEL MANUAL

    Honda City 5th Gen

    Hyundai Verna

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹12.40

    S+

    ₹10.66

    VX

    ₹13.76

    SX

    ₹12.05

    ZX

    ₹14.65

    SX(O)

    ₹13.95


    Honda City prices start from Rs. 12.40 lakh and go up to Rs. 14.65 lakh for diesel manual powertrain. On the other hand, Hyundai Verna diesel manual prices start from Rs. 10.66 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.95 lakh. Hyundai Verna has a lower starting price.

    5th Gen City 2020 vs 2020 Verna Facelift | Dimension Comparison - Which one Is Bigger?

    The 5th Gen Honda City is 4549mm long, 1748mm wide and 1489mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2600mm. The Honda City 5th Gen has a boot space of 506 litres. On the other hand, the Hyundai Verna measures 4440mm in length, 1729mm in width and 1475mm in height. The wheelbase of Hyundai Verna is 2600mm and it has a boot space of 465 litres.

    A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

    Also Read - 2019 Honda City Vs India-Bound 2020 Honda City - Old Vs New - What's Different?

    5th GEN CITY VS VERNA FACELIFT | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    5th Gen Honda City

    Difference

    Hyundai Verna

    Length (mm)

    4549

    109

    4440

    Width (mm)

    1748

    19

    1729

    Height (mm)

    1489

    14

    1475

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2600

    0

    2600

    Boot Space (litre)

    506

    41

    465

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    165

    -

    165

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    40

    5

    45


    Dimension Review

    • City is longer than Verna by 109mm. The City is so big that it’s comparable with a D1 segment sedan.
    • City is wider than Verna by 19mm.
    • City is taller than Verna by 14mm.
    • City and Verna have identical wheelbase.
    • City has 41 litres more boot space than Verna.
    • Verna has a ground clearance of 165mm - same as the new Honda City

    In terms of dimensions, the new City is a larger car compared to Verna. So, if the size is a measure of road presence for you, then the City is a better car than Verna.

    City 2020 vs Verna 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    The detailed comparison of the City and Verna Petrol powertrains is as follows:

    CITY VS VERNA | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    5th Gen Honda City

    Hyundai Verna

    Engine Type

    Normal Petrol

    Normal Petrol

    Turbo Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.0L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    3

    Maximum Power

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    172Nm @ 1500-4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-Speed

    -

    Manual Claimed FE

    17.8kmpl

    17.7kmpl

    -

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    CVT

    7-Speed DCT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    18.4kmpl

    18.45kmpl

    19.2kmpl


    City Petrol vs Verna Petrol

    Honda City gets a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 121PS of maximum power and 145Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or CVT type automatic transmission. The Honda City 5th gen petrol manual has a mileage of 17.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 18.4kmpl.

    Hyundai Verna gets a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or CVT type automatic transmission. The Hyundai Verna petrol manual has a mileage of 17.7kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 18.45kmpl.

    It also gets a 1.0L 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine that makes 120PS of maximum power and 172Nm of peak torque. It is only available with a 7-speed DCT type automatic transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 19.2kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • City has a more powerful petrol engine than Verna.
    • City’s normal petrol engine makes just 1PS more power than Verna’s turbo petrol engine.
    • City makes just 1Nm more torque than Verna’s normal petrol engine.
    • Verna's 1.0L engine produces more torque than City’s.
    • Fuel efficiency of both cars is similar but the turbo petrol engine has a noticeably better mileage figure.

    City's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Verna's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs, the Verna turbo is the better option.

    CITY VS VERNA | ENGINE COMPARISON

    DIESEL ENGINE

     

    5th Gen Honda City

    Hyundai Verna

    Engine Type

    Diesel

    Diesel

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    Peak Torque

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    24.1kmpl

    25kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed torque converter

    Automatic Claimed FE

    -

    21.3kmpl


    City 1.5L Diesel vs Verna 1.5L Diesel

    Honda City 5th gen gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 100PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission and returns a fuel-efficiency of 24.1kmpl.

    Hyundai Verna gets a 1.5L diesel 4-cylinder engine that makes 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or 6-Speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Hyundai Verna diesel manual has a fuel-efficiency of 25kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 21.3kmpl.

    Diesel Engine Review

    • Verna has a more powerful engine than City.
    • Verna's engine produces more torque than City's.
    • Verna diesel manual is more fuel-efficient than the 5th gen City manual.
    • Verna has an automatic transmission option with the diesel engine but the new City doesn’t

    The Verna clearly has a better diesel engine. It’s more powerful, torquier and frugal than the City diesel.

    City 2020 vs Verna 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of City 2020 are:

    • LED reflector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • R16 machined alloy wheels
    • Amazon Alexa-based voice commands
    • Internet-connected telematics features
    • Front thorax & curtain airbags
    • 7-inch full-colour MID in the instrument console
    • Electric sunroof
    • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Lane watch camera
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear vents
    • Auto headlamps
    • Front and rear armrests
    • Auto-dimming IRVM

    Notable top features of Verna 2020 are:

    • LED headlamp w/ LED DRL
    • Electric sunroof
    • R16 machined alloy wheels
    • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Front thorax and curtain airbags
    • Automatic headlamps
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • Cruise control
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear AC vents
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Internet-connected telematics features
    • Front and rear armrests

    Is the 5th Gen Honda City Better than the Hyundai Verna?

    Price of the base variant of 5th Gen Honda City is Rs. 10.90 lakh and Hyundai Verna is Rs. 9.31 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Hyundai Verna is lower. So it is more affordable.

    In terms of dimensions, City is a larger car compared to Verna. So, it’ll have better road presence than the Verna.

    For petrol manual powertrain, the two cars offer similar torque, so drivability should be similar. The fuel efficiency figures are also too close to call out a winner. But the City revs higher and is, therefore, more powerful.

    As far as petrol automatic powertrain is concerned, Verna's 1.0L engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to City's engine. It’s also the more fuel-efficient option of the two cars for automatic buyers.

    For diesel manual powertrain, Verna's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to City's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then Verna will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient. Honda City 2020 doesn’t have a diesel engine with an automatic transmission.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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