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    New Honda City V vs Hyundai Verna SX Diesel MT Comparison - Which One To Buy?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Saturday, Sep 12 2020

    Let's compare the prices, dimensions, engine specs and features of the new Honda City V variant with the Hyundai Verna SX to decide which sedan offers better value for money and which one you should buy.

     

    New Honda City V vs Hyundai Verna SX Diesel MT

    New Honda City V vs Hyundai Verna SX Diesel MT - Price Comparison

    The new Honda City V diesel costs Rs. 12.4 lakh while the Hyundai Verna SX diesel costs Rs. 12.05 lakh (ex-showroom). The price difference between these two sedans is Rs. 34,511 and the City V diesel is more expensive here.

    The Honda City V diesel is Rs. 1.5 lakh more expensive than the petrol manual. Hyundai asks for a slightly smaller premium of Rs. 1.35 lakh for the Verna SX diesel over the SX petrol MT.

    New City V vs Verna SX

    PRICE COMPARISON

    New City V Diesel MT

    Difference

    Verna SX Diesel MT

    Rs. 12,39,900

    Rs. 34,511

    Rs. 12,05,389

    New City V vs Verna SX 1.5 Diesel Manual Transmission - Safety Features Comparison

    Let’s first go through the common safety features available in these two sedans.

    Common Safety Features

    Here's the list of common safety features available in the new City V and Verna SX:

    New City V vs Verna SX

    COMMON SAFETY FEATURES

    Std. Safety Features

    Front Seatbelt Pretensioners

    Rear Parking Camera

    ISOFIX

    Projector Headlamps

    Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

    Rear Defogger

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

    Fog Lamps

     

    Unique Safety Features

    With the common features out of the way, let’s now compare what unique features the new City V and Verna SX bring to the table.

    Also Read - New Honda City V vs Hyundai Verna SX Petrol CVT Comparison - Which One To Buy?

    Unique Safety Features

    City V

    Verna SX

    Front Thorax Airbags

    Auto-Dimming IRVM

    Electronic Stability Control

    Cornering Lamps

    Traction Control

     

    Hill Start Assist

     

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

     

    New City V vs Verna SX Diesel Manual Transmission - Functional Features Comparison

    Let's first get the common functional features between these two cars out of the way.

    Common Functional Features

    The new City V and Verna SX have the following functional features in common:

    New City V vs Verna SX

    COMMON FUNCTIONAL FEATURES

    Height-adjustable Driver Seat

    Fixed Rear Headrests

    Tilt Steering

    Front & Rear Armrest

    Cruise Control

    Front & Rear Power Windows

    Electrically Adjustable & Foldable ORVMs

    Keyless Entry w/ Push-button Start/Stop

    Follow-me-home Headlamps

    Rear Power Outlet / USB Charger

    Auto AC w/ Rear AC Vents

    Front & Rear Door Pockets

    Unique Functional Features

    The new City V and Verna SX offer the following unique functional features:

    Unique Functional Features

    New City V

    Verna SX

    Telescopic Steering

    Driver Rear View Monitor

    Telematics & Connected Features

    Hands-Free Boot Unlock

     

    Automatic Headlamps

     

    Height Adjustable Seat Belts

     

    Wireless Phone Charger

     

    Cooled Glovebox

     

    Rear Windshield Sunshade

    New City V vs Verna SX Diesel MT - Entertainment Features Comparison

    Let's first list out the common entertainment features of these two sedans.

    Common Entertainment Features

    The new City V and Verna SX have the following entertainment features in common:

    New City V vs Verna SX

    COMMON ENTERTAINMENT FEATURES

    Touchscreen Infotainment System

    Voice Commands via Smartphone

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    AUX-in, USB & Bluetooth

    Front & Rear Speakers

    Steering-mounted Audio Controls

    Unique Entertainment Features

    The new City V and Verna SX offer the following unique entertainment features:

    Unique Entertainment Features

    New City V

    Verna SX

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    Tweeters

    New City V vs Verna SX Diesel Manual - Style Features Comparison

    First, we'll go through the common style features of these two cars.

    Common Style Features

    The new City V and Verna SX have the following style features in common:

    New City V vs Verna SX

    COMMON STYLE FEATURES

    Alloy Wheels

    Body Coloured ORVMs

    LED DRLs

    ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

    LED Tail Lamps

    Shark Fin Antenna

    Body Coloured Bumpers

    Fabric Seats

    Unique Style Features

    The new City V and Verna SX offer the following unique style features:

    Unique Style Features

    New City V

    Verna SX

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    Sunroof

     

    Sound Mood Lights

     

    Chrome Door Handles

     

    Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel

     

    Digital Instrument Cluster

    New City V vs Verna SX Diesel MT - Dimension Comparison

    The new Honda City’s length of more than 4.5m technically puts it in the D-segment. It is long and it shows when you see it on the road. Not only does the City have a better road presence than the Verna, but it also has a larger boot space. However, Verna’s larger alloy wheels and wider tyres give it a strong presence too.

    Also Read - New Honda City V vs Hyundai Verna SX Petrol MT Comparison - Which One To Buy?

    New City V vs Verna SX

    DIMENSIONS COMPARISON

     

    New City V

    Verna SX

    Length

    4549mm

    4440mm

    Width

    1748mm

    1729mm

    Height

    1489mm

    1475mm

    Wheelbase

    2600mm

    2600mm

    Boot Space

    506-lt

    465-lt

    Ground Clearance

    165mm*

    165mm*

    Fuel Tank

    40-lt

    45-lt

    Tyre Size (Min)

    185/60 R15

    195/55 R16

    New City V vs Verna SX Diesel Manual - Engine Specs Comparison

    While the City had a more powerful petrol engine than the Verna, the scorecard tips in Verna’s favour when we compare the diesel engines of these two sedans. The Verna diesel has a notable 15PS more power than the City diesel. The torque gap is even greater as the Verna diesel has 50Nm better torque output than the City. Verna’s torque also peaks 250rpm sooner and it has a much wider band than the City’s. Even if you factor in the Verna diesel’s heavier kerb weight, it still manages to deliver 33Nm/tonne better torque-to-weight ratio than the City diesel while beating the City with better mileage figure too.

    Looking at these cars’ diesel engine specs, it’s clear that the Verna has a far superior engine than the City.

    New City V vs Verna SX

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

     

    New City V

    Verna SX

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    1493cc

    Max Power

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    Power:Weight

    83.96PS/t

    92.37PS/t

    Peak Torque

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    Torque:Weight

    167.93Nm/t

    200.80Nm/t

    Transmission

    6-speed

    6-peed

    Mileage

    24.1kmpl

    25kmpl

    New City V vs Verna SX Diesel MT - Which Sedan Should You Buy?

    The new City’s base V variant gets more safety features while the Verna SX gets more style and functional features. The overall perceived value of features is higher in case of the Verna but the City also gets most of the basic, must-have features.

    With the Verna SX diesel, you’ll get a wider service network. So, getting your car serviced and finding spare parts for your car will be easier in the long run.

    Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Honda City 5th Gen Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    The Verna’s diesel engine is superior to the City’s in every manner. It has more power, better torque, wider torque band, and offers a slightly higher mileage figure too. The Verna diesel will offer noticeably better drivability and performance than the City diesel.

    In terms of dimensions, though, the City stands its ground well. It’s noticeably longer than the Verna and has a bigger boot too. The City is one of the rare cars that’s long enough to qualify for a higher segment.

    Between the new City V and Verna SX diesel manual, you should buy the Verna as it’s a better value for money package for a 5-year/50,000km ownership period.

    CITY V vs VERNA SX DIESEL MT | ADVANTAGES

     

    City V

    Verna SX

    Qualitative Analysis

    Bigger dimensions. Much better road presence.

    Better diesel engine with more power, torque and better mileage. Wider service network.

    Features

    More safety features

    Higher perceived value of features

    Ownership Cost

    Higher ownership and upfront costs.

    Offers lower ownership costs and also has a lower upfront ex-showroom price.

    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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