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

    by Mahesh Yadav on Thursday, Sep 10 2020

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

     

    New Honda City V vs Hyundai Verna SX

    New Honda City V vs Hyundai Verna SX Petrol CVT - Price Comparison

    The new Honda City V petrol CVT costs Rs. 12.20 lakh while the Hyundai Verna SX petrol automatic costs Rs. 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom). The price difference between these two sedans is Rs. 24,511. Compared to the petrol manual, the City V automatic is Rs. 1.3 lakh more expensive. The price difference between the Hyundai Verna SX petrol manual and SX automatic is Rs. 1.25 lakh.

    New City V vs Verna SX Petrol Automatic

    PRICE COMPARISON

    New City V Petrol CVT

    Difference

    Verna SX Petrol CVT

    Rs. 12,19,900

    Rs. 24,511

    Rs. 11,95,389

    New City V vs Verna SX Petrol Automatic - 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 - Which Variant of 2020 Honda City 5th Gen Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    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 Petrol CVT - 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

     Paddle Shifters

    Automatic Headlamps

     

    Height Adjustable Seatbelts

     

    Wireless Phone Charger

     

    Cooled Glovebox

     

    Rear Windshield Sunshade

    New City V vs Verna SX Petrol CVT - 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 Petrol AT - 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 Petrol AT

    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 - 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 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.

    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 Petrol CVT Automatic - Engine Specs Comparison

    The new Honda City makes 6PS more power and revs higher than the Verna too. The updated City also makes 1Nm more torque than Verna petrol. Moreover, this torque peaks 200rpm sooner than Verna’s petrol engine, which should help with drivability as well. However, the two sedans have a similar torque-to-weight ratio. So, Verna petrol CVT will also have similar performance while driving in the city.

    Under the hood, the two cars are very similar in terms of torque, transmission, torque-to-weight and mileage.

    New City V vs Verna SX CVT Automatic

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

     

    New City V

    Verna SX

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    1.5-litre

    Cylinders

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    1497cc

    Max Power

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    Power:Weight

    104.94PS/t

    99.91PS/t

    Peak Torque

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    Torque:Weight

    125.76Nm/t

    125.11Nm/t

    Transmission

    CVT

    CVT

    Mileage

    18.4kmpl

    18.45kmpl

    New City V vs Verna SX Petrol CVT - 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.

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

    The Hyundai Verna enjoys a wider sales and service network while the City’s petrol enjoys a cult-like following in the India market. The City also has a lower ownership cost as it retains its value very well in the used car market. Therefore, you’ll have lower depreciation with the City V variant than the Verna SX.

    The City also has comparable performance and its bigger size gives it better road presence than the Verna. For the petrol engine with the CVT automatic transmission, the City gets an advantage.

    Between the new City V and Verna SX petrol automatic, you should buy the new City it is a better value for money package for a 5-year/50,000km ownership period.

    CITY V vs VERNA SX Petrol Automatic | ADVANTAGES

     

    City V

    Verna SX

    Qualitative Analysis

    Bigger dimensions. Much better road presence.

    Wider service network

    Quantitative Analysis

    City petrol’s ownership cost will be less

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    Features

    Gets more safety features

    Higher perceived value of features

    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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