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    Detailed Analysis - New Honda City ZX CVT vs Hyundai Verna SX (O) Turbo Petrol DCT Comparison - Which One To Buy?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Monday, Sep 21 2020

    In this detailed comparison review of the new Honda City ZX CVT and Hyundai Verna SX (O) turbo petrol DCT automatic, we will compare the prices, features, maintenance & resale cost, depreciation, dimensions, engine specs, performance and mileage to find out which petrol automatic sedan offers better value for money and which one you should buy.

     

    New Honda City ZX CVT vs Hyundai Verna SX (O) Turbo

    New Honda City ZX CVT vs Hyundai Verna SX (O) Turbo Petrol DCT - Price Comparison

    The new Honda City ZX petrol with the CVT automatic transmission costs Rs. 14.45 lakh while the Hyundai Verna SX (O) turbo petrol DCT costs Rs. 13.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The price difference between these two sedans is Rs. 46,000 and the City is the more expensive of the two.

    The Honda City ZX petrol CVT is Rs. 1.3 lakh more expensive than the ZX variant with the manual transmission. The Hyundai Verna SX (O) turbo petrol DCT automatic is Rs. 1.49 lakh more expensive than the Verna SX (O) turbo petrol MT. It’s about Rs. 14,000 more expensive than the SX (O) variant with CVT automatic and normal petrol engine.

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O)

    PRICE COMPARISON

    New City ZX Petrol CVT

    Difference

    Verna SX (O) Turbo Petrol DCT

    Rs. 14,44,900

    Rs. 45,900

    Rs. 13,99,000

    New City ZX CVT vs Verna SX (O) Turbo DCT - 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 ZX and Verna SX (O):

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O)

    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

    Hill Start Assist

    Front Thorax & Curtain Airbags

    Auto-dimming IRVM

    Electronic Stability Control

    Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

    LED Headlamps

     

    Unique Safety Features

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

    Unique Safety Features

    City ZX

    Verna SX (O)

    Traction Control

    Cornering Lamps

    Lane Watch Camera

    Front Parking Sensors

     

    Rear Disc Brakes

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O) - 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 ZX and Verna SX (O) have the following functional features in common:

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O)

    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

    Auto Headlamps

    Telematics & Connected Features

    Telescopic Steering

    Rear Windshield Sunshade

    Paddle Shifters

     

    Unique Functional Features

    The new City ZX and Verna SX (O) offer the following unique functional features:

    Also read - New Honda City VX vs Hyundai Verna SX (O) Petrol CVT Comparison - Which One To Buy?

    Unique Functional Features

    New City ZX

    Verna SX (O)

    Remote Open/Close Sunroof & Windows

    Hands Free Boot Unlock

    Auto-Folding Outside Mirrors

    Driver Rear View Monitor

     

    Wireless Phone Charger

     

    Height Adjustable Seatbelts

     

    Ventilated Front Seats

     

    Adjustable Rear Headrests

     

    Cooled Glovebox

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O) - Entertainment Features Comparison

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

    Common Entertainment Features

    The new City ZX and Verna SX (O) have the following entertainment features in common:

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O)

    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

    2 Tweeters

     

    Unique Entertainment Features

    The new City ZX and Verna SX (O) offer the following unique entertainment features:

    Unique Entertainment Features

    New City ZX

    Verna SX (O)

    2 Tweeters (Additional)

    In-built Navigation

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O) - Style Features Comparison

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

    Common Style Features

    The new City ZX and Verna SX (O) have the following style features in common:

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O)

    COMMON STYLE FEATURES

    Alloy Wheels

    Body Coloured ORVMs

    LED DRLs

    ORVMs w/ Turn Indicators

    LED Tail Lamps

    Shark Fin Antenna

    Body Coloured Bumpers

    Sunroof

    Leather-wrapped Steering

    Digital Instrument Cluster

    Leather Upholstery

    Chrome Door Handles

    Unique Style Features

    The new City ZX and Verna SX (O) offer the following unique style features:

    Unique Style Features

    New City ZX

    Verna SX (O)

    LED Fog Lamps

    Sound Mood Lights

    LED Cabin Lights

     

    LED Turn Indicators

     

    Ambient Lighting

     

    Soft-Touch Cabin Elements

     

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O) Turbo - 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 wider tyres give it a strong presence too.

    New City ZX CVT vs Verna SX (O) Turbo DCT

    DIMENSIONS COMPARISON

     

    New City ZX

    Verna SX (O)

    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)

    185/55 R16

    195/55 R16

    New City ZX CVT vs Verna SX (O) Turbo Petrol DCT - Engine Specs Comparison

    The new Honda City makes 1PS more power and revs higher than the Verna too. The updated City makes 1Nm more torque than Verna 1.5 but its torque output pales in comparison with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. The Verna turbo makes 172Nm of meaty torque between 1500 and 4000rpm. In simple terms, it makes way more torque at RPMs that matter for every day drivability. While the City has almost 5PS/tonne better power-to-weight ratio, the Verna turbo manages to beat its torque-to-weight ratio by 18Nm/tonne.

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

    So, Verna turbo petrol DCT will also offer much better performance and driveability at low RPMs in the city traffic conditions as well as on the highway. The Verna also manages to deliver marginally better mileage of 19.2kmpl.

    The only thing to worry about in the Verna is its long-term reliability. The dual-clutch automatic transmission has had a rough past for carmakers that introduced it in India. This type of automatic transmission hasn’t managed to consistently deliver uneventful long-term ownership given our harsh climatic and driving conditions. However, if you’re only planning to keep it around for 5 years/50,000kms, then the extended warranty should guard you against any unforeseen repairs.

    New City ZX vs Verna SX (O) Turbo

    ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

     

    New City ZX

    Verna SX (O)

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    1.0-litre Turbo

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    998cc

    Max Power

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    Power:Weight

    104.94PS/t

    100.42PS/t

    Peak Torque

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    Torque:Weight

    125.76Nm/t

    143.93Nm/t

    Transmission

    CVT

    7-speed DCT

    Mileage

    18.4kmpl

    19.2kmpl

    New City ZX CVT vs Verna SX (O) Turbo Petrol DCT - Which Sedan Should You Buy?

    The new Honda City stands out with its noticeably longer and wider body than before. The Verna SX (O) turbo DCT cost a fair bit less than the City ZX CVT and still manages to pack more functional and safety features than the City. The Verna turbo also has better performance at city-friendly RPMs and delivers better mileage.

    Despite the lower depreciation of the City ZX CVT, the Verna SX (O) turbo comes out on top as it offers better value for money for a 5-year/50,000km ownership period.

    CITY ZX CVT vs VERNA SX (O) TURBO PETROL DCT AUTOMATIC | ADVANTAGES

     

    City ZX CVT

    Verna SX (O) DCT

    Qualitative Analysis

    Bigger dimensions. Much better road presence. Likely to be more reliable for long-term ownership.

    Wider service network. May not be as reliable as the City because of new DCT automatic technology.

    Quantitative Analysis

    Lower depreciation but higher upfront cost.

    Much better engine performance, mileage and low-RPM drivability.

    Features

    -

    Higher perceived value of features

    Winner

    Verna SX (O) Turbo DCT - Much better engine performance, drivability, mileage, higher perceived value of features and lower upfront cost.

    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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