New Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City – Price, Features, Engine Options And More!

New Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City – Price / Engine Specifications / Gearbox Optins / Mileage / Dimensions / Features / Safety Features

Honda has now launched the fifth generation City in India, after it was delayed for more than 3 months. The bookings already commenced months ago and now the prices have been revealed. On the other hand, two months back, Hyundai also launched the facelifted Verna which also gets a lot of upgrades.

While the Verna gets a facelift along with a BS6 engine upgrade, the Honda City gets a proper generation upgrade. Now, both of them are in a very fierce competition which will confuse a lot of buyers. So, here is a detailed comparison between the Verna and City, detailing the price, engine specs, mileage and all the other details!

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Expected Price

Price (ex-showroom)Rs 9.30 Lakhs to Rs 15.10 LakhsRs 10.89 Lakhs to Rs 14.65 Lakhs

The Verna is priced from Rs 9.30 Lakhs for the petrol variants and Rs 10.65 Lakhs for the diesel variant. The top-end diesel automatic variant is the costliest, priced at Rs 15.10 Lakhs. The turbo-DCT variant comes in cheaper at Rs 14 Lakhs.

Honda City, on the other hand, starts off at Rs 10.89 Lakhs up to Rs 14.65 Lakhs. The new City comes only in three variants, its base variant being equivalent to the mid-spec trim of Verna. Considerably, the starting price is actually costlier but the top-end variant of the City is cheaper. City petrol starts at Rs 10.89 Lakhs going up to 10.89 Lakhs up to Rs 14.45 Lakhs. The diesel variants start at Rs 12.40 Lakhs up to Rs 14.65 Lakhs.

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Launch Date

Launch Date30th March15th July

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Engine Specifications

Engine1.5 Litre Petrol/1.0 Litre Turbo Petrol1.5 Litre Petrol
Power115 PS/120 PS122 PS
Torque143 Nm/172 Nm145 Nm

The new Verna gets a 1.5 Litre petrol engine, ditching its earlier 1.6 Litre motor. The new engine produces 115 PS and 143 Nm of torque. It also comes with a 1.0 Litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine, that puts out 120 PS and 172 Nm of peak torque. That makes it the most powerful sedan in the segment.

City continues with its 1.5 Litre iVTEC engine, that now produces 122 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque. While it may sound that its the same old iVTEC engine but is actually new. For better low-end torque generation and a smoother power delivery, the engine now gets DOHC instead of SOHC, along with improvements to the VVT technology.

Engine1.5 Litre Diesel1.5 Litre Diesel
Power115 PS100 PS
Torque250 Nm200 Nm

Verna gets a new 1.5 Litre diesel engine, which produces 115 PS and 250 Nm of peak torque. The City gets the same capacity 1.5 Litre iDTEC engine but produces 15 PS and 50 Nm lower. So, here, the latter has a disadvantage but it is then expected to give a better mileage.


2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Gearbox Options

Verna1.5 Litre Petrol1.5 Litre Diesel1.0 Litre Turbo Petrol
Gearbox6-speed MT/CVT6-speed MT/6-speed AT7-speed DCT

Verna comes with four transmission options. A 6-speed MT will be standard on the petrol and diesel engines with the option of a CVT and a 6-speed AT, respectively. The 1.0 Litre turbo petrol engine gets a 7-speed DCT as standard.

City1.5 Litre Petrol1.5 Litre Diesel
Gearbox5-speed MT/CVT6-speed MT

City Petrol gets a new 6-speed manual gearbox with the same 7-step CVT. While we were expecting the diesel engine to get a CVT gearbox, it only gets a 6-speed MT.

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Mileage

Mileage17.7 kmpl to 24 kmpl17.8 kmpl – 24 kmpl

Verna petrol gives a mileage of 17.7 kmpl to 18.45 kmpl, whereas the diesel offers 21.3 kmpl to 25 kmpl. In the case of Verna, its petrol-CVT combination is more fuel-efficient. The City petrol offers claimed fuel efficiency of 17.8 kmpl to 18.4 kmpl, which is just about near to the Verna. City diesel comes with a manual stick only which gives 24 kmpl, 1 kmpl lesser.

Verna Turbo Vs Verna Petrol And Diesel

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Dimensions

Boot Space480 litres510 litres

Verna retains its dimensions, being 4.41 metre long, 1.72 metres wide and 1.46 metre tall. The wheelbase remains the same at 2600mm and the boot space offered will be 480 litres. In the case with the new City, it gets a generation upgrade with revised dimensions. The City is 4.55 metres long, 1.75 metres wide and 1.49 metres tall. It is slightly bigger than the outgoing version and Verna as well. This could mean that the new City will be more spacious than its rivals.

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Features

Verna continues to remain the most feature-rich sedan in the segment with:

  1. Electric Sunroof
  2. Cruise Control
  3. LED Projector Headlamps
  4. Dual Tone Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  5. Larger Touchscreen Infotainment System
  6. Android Auto And Apple CarPlay
  7. Voice Recognition And Blue Link Technology
  8. Wireless Charger
  9. Digital Instrument Console
  10. Electric Adjustment For Driver Seat
  11. Automatic Climate Control
  12. Front Ventilated Seats
  13. Electronic Parking Brake
  14. Arkamys Sound System
  15. Rear Disc Brakes

City will get new features such as:

  1. Automatic Headlamps
  2. New Touchscreen Infotainment System with Alexa Assistance
  3. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  4. LED Headlamps with LED DRLs
  5. Dual-Tone Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  6. Auto Climate Control
  7. Cruise Control
  8. Steering Mounted Audio Controls
  9. Electric Sunroof
  10. Twin Pod Semi-Digital Instrument Console With MID
  11. Hill Start Assist
  12. Rear AC Vents

2020 Hyundai Verna Vs 2020 Honda City Safety Features

Safety features onboard the new Verna include:

  1. Six Airbags
  2. ABS with EBD
  3. Rear Parking Sensors
  4. Rear Parking Camera
  5. Front Parking Sensors
  7. Auto-Dimming IRVMs
  8. High-Speed Alert And Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

City will get safety features like:

  1. Six Airbags
  2. ABS with EBD
  4. Day/night IRVMs
  5. High-Speed Alert
  6. Rear Parking Sensors
  7. Rear Parking Camera With Multi-View
  8. Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

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