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    Best Sedan at 20 Lakh Comparison – Honda Civic vs Skoda Octavia vs Hyundai Elantra

    by Monalisa Saha on Tuesday, May 07 2019

     

    The Indian auto industry is rapidly growing and maturing, and all the car segments are witnessing the launch of tons of new models. The executive sedan segment of the country is also highly competitive and has some highly established models. The latest Honda Civic is a new entrant in the Indian premium segment, giving a boost to the competition.

     

    Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia vs Honda Civic price comparison

     

    Cars

    Honda Civic

    Skoda Octavia

    Hyundai Elantra

    Price Range (Ex-Showroom)

    Rs. 17.70 lakh to Rs. 22.30 lakh

    Rs. 15.99 lakh – Rs. 25.99 lakh

    Rs. 13.81 lakh – Rs. 20.04 lakh

     

    The top variant of the Skoda Octavia is the most expensive model in this comparison, while the base variant of the Hyundai Elantra is the least expensive. The Civic has the costliest base variant among the three, but its top-end model is placed between its two rivals.

    Here is a look at some of the executive sedan models in India with a starting price tag of under Rs. 20 lakhs, in order to find out which is the best buy for you. Check out the comparison between the latest 2019 Honda Civic VS Skoda Octavia VS Hyundai Elantra.

    Dimensions

    Measurements

    Honda Civic

    Skoda Octavia

    Hyundai Elantra

    Length

    4656mm

    4670mm

    4570mm

    Width

    1799mm

    1814mm

    1800mm

    Height

    1433mm

    1476mm

    1465mm

    Wheelbase

    2700mm

    2688mm

    2700mm

    Ground Clearance

    170mm

    160mm

    167mm

     

    As per the comparison of the dimensions, the Skoda Octavia is the largest of the trio, while the wheelbase of all the three models is almost identical.

    Honda Civic has a bit better ground clearance.

    Engines

    All three premium sedan models in this comparison are available in India in both petrol and diesel versions.

    Petrol Engine Details: 

    Engine Specs

    Honda Civic

    Skoda Octavia

    Hyundai Elantra

    Displacement

    1.8L

    1.4L /1.8L

    2.0L

    Maximum Power

    139 bhp

    150 bhp/ 177 bhp

    149 bhp

    Peak Torque

    174Nm

    250Nm/250Nm

    192Nm

    Transmission

    CVT

    6-speed MT/ 7-speed AT (DSG)

    6-speedMT/6-speed AT

    Fuel Efficiency

    16.5kmpl

    16.7/15.1kmpl

    14.62kmpl

     

    As per the powertrain details, the Skoda Octavia petrol is the most powerful among the trio. However, the Honda Civic is the most fuel efficient.

    Diesel Engine Details: 

    Engine Specs

    Honda Civic

    Skoda Octavia

    Hyundai Elantra

    Displacement

    1.6L

    2.0L

    1.6L

    Maximum Power

    118 bhp

    141 bhp

    126 bhp

    Peak Torque

    300Nm

    320Nm

    260Nm

    Transmission

    6-speed MT

    6-speed MT/6-speed AT (DSG)

    6-speed MT/6-speed AT

    Fuel Efficiency

    26.8kmpl

    21/19.5kmpl

    22.54kmpl

     

    The Skoda Octavia diesel is also again the most powerful of the lot, while the Honda Civic diesel boasts of being the most frugal.

     

    Hyundai-Elantra-Skoda-Octavia-Honda-Civic-Dimension-Comparison
    Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia vs Honda Civic petrol engine specification
    Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia vs Honda Civic diesel engine specification

    Features

    Honda Civic offers plenty of goodies including -

    • 6 airbags
    • 7-inch touchscreen integrated infotainment system
    • 7-inch color MID
    • Dual-zone automatic climate control
    • 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat
    • Lane watch camera
    • Multi-angle rearview camera
    • sunroof and much more.

    Skoda Octavia is highly packed with premium features including -

    • 8 airbags
    • Traction control
    • The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Fully customizable digital instrument cluster
    • 12-way electrically adjustable front seats
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • 10-speaker Canton audio system
    • Panoramic sunroof and many more.

    The Hyundai Elantra also offers a host of premium features that includes -

    • 6 airbags
    • Traction control
    • Dual-zone fully-automatic climate control
    • 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat and much more.

    The Skoda Octavia does offer more lavish and interesting premium equipment and techs among these three compared vehicle models.

    Final Words

    Going by the basic comparison, the Skoda Octavia is the most charming model in terms of dimensions and performance and is also packed to the brim with premium features. However, if you wish to go for a highly sporty and latest executive sedan in the Indian market that is the most fuel efficient as well, then the New Honda Civic is worth your money.

    Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia vs Honda Civic interior comparison
    Hyundai-Elantra-Skoda-Octavia-Honda-Civic
    Hyundai-Elantra-Skoda-Octavia-Honda-Civic

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    An adventurer at heart and introvert by nature, I love to travel, click nature's beauty and beautiful machines on wheels. Art, literature and poetry are also close to my heart.

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