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.
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.
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.
All three premium sedan models in this comparison are available in India in both petrol and diesel versions.
Petrol Engine Details:
150 bhp/ 177 bhp
6-speed MT/ 7-speed AT (DSG)
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:
6-speed MT/6-speed AT (DSG)
6-speed MT/6-speed AT
The Skoda Octavia diesel is also again the most powerful of the lot, while the Honda Civic diesel boasts of being the most frugal.
Honda Civic offers plenty of goodies including -
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 -
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 -
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.
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.