2017 Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna: The new 2017 Honda City is coming to India very soon. Newspapers and TV channels have been chock-a-block with advertisements of the new City facelift. While the Indian automobile market is full of very competent rivals, perhaps the Hyundai Verna comes the closest to beat the new Honda at its own game. Which of the two cars is a better buy? Which of the two cars provides more value for money? Know more here.
2017 Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna: Under The Hood
The new 2017 Honda City has a1.5-litre 16V iDTEC Diesel engine, while the Toyota Verna has a 1.4-litre 16V VTVT Petrol Engine.The Honda engine has an output of 98.6bhp while the Toyota engine has a higher output of 105.5bhp.However, the Honda engine is bigger, with 1498cc compared to the Toyota’s 1396cc. The 2017 Honda City has a6 Speed manual transmission with Front-Wheel Drive, while the Verna has a 5-speed manual transmission as well as FWD. The 2017 Honda City engine has a higher torque, at200Nm@1750rpm compared to the135.3Nm@5000rpm on the Hyundai Verna. The 2017 Honda City has a superior engine.
2017 Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna: Exteriors andInteriors
When it comes to the interiors, the new Honda City, more about which you can read here, has splendid interiors. Besides standard equipmentlike the air conditioner, heater, and an adjustable steering column, which are present in both the cars, the new Honda City has four new and distinct features which are not present in the Hyundai Verna. These are leather seats, an option forFabric Upholstery, a very astute leather steering wheel and a glove compartment. With a height adjustable driving seat and a digital odometer, the new 2017 Honda City is clearly ahead.
The exteriors, too, are very much similar in both the cars. The 2017 Honda City has an extra option of front fog lamps. With the electric folding rear-view mirror and a rain sensing wiper, the new Honda scores some extra points. The Honda city also has alloy wheels and a rear spoiler. Besides, the Honda also has a sunroof. The Hyundai Verna, however, has smoke headlamps. Overall, the 2017 Honda City is a better buy.
2017 Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna: Safety Features
Both the cars are very safe. They have several common features like ABS, central locking and child locking mechanisms. The 2017 Honda City, however, has some added features like power door locks, anti-theft alarm, side and front airbags, a rear camera and an engine check warning. Keeping in mind the extra features, the new 2017 Honda City is clearly ahead.
2017 Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna: Infotainment
The new City is also ahead in terms of infotainment. Besides the usual features like CD players, the City has integrated 2DIN audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary output and a very impressive touchscreen display. The new City also has automatic climate control and air quality control on even the base models. Judging on overall parameters, the 2017 Honda City wins this round.
2017 Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna: Price
The new 2017 Honda City is a more expensive buy at Rs 13.9 lakhs; however, it begins at 8.9 lakhs. The Hyundai Verna costs Rs 8.1 lakhs for the version with the VTVT engine. Overall, we believe that if you do not mind the price tag, the 2017 Honda City is the car for you. The Hyundai Verna is more conservatively priced. The new City is a quality buy. It is a very good choice for a first car as well.