2012 Fiat Linea Petrol Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic– Which Is Better And Why?


The 2012 Fiat Linea is a good car and to help you in considering it against other sedans in the market, we are adding more and more comparisons to our Car Comparison series on Car Blog India. Recently we compared the same with 2011 Honda City and Maruti Suzuki SX4 and now we will be comparing it with the 2011 Hyundai Verna Fluidic.

2012 Fiat Linea Exteriors Vs 2011 Hyundai Verna Fluidic Exteriors

Fiat, for some reason, has always kept the design of its products quite simple. Though simplicity and elegance is reflected throughout Linea but one would not find it sporty. There is nothing very striking about the car which would blow your mind but definitely the simple looks do make you fall in love with it. Very sophisticated and upmarket are the two word that describe the car perfectly.

Fiat Linea 2012 Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic

image – 2012 Fiat Linea (left) and Hyundai Verna Fluidic (right)

Hyundai is doing great with its Verna Fluidic and according to me one of the reasons why people buy this car is its looks. The body creases are pretty dynamic and the overall fluidic design has done a wonderful job. What we don’t like about the car is the exterior built, specifically the fit. The shut lines are not well aligned and on a closer look it feels slightly disappointing.

Fiat Linea Exterior Dimensions

  • length: 4560 mm
  • width: 1730 mm
  • height: 1487 mm
  • wheelbase: 2603 mm

Hyundai Verna Fluidic Dimensions

  • Overall Length (mm): 4370
  • Overall Width (mm): 1700
  • Overall Height (mm): 1475
  • Wheelbase (mm): 2570

The Linea is considerably longer and marginally wider but the Verna has got more height and a longer wheelbase. Going by the exteriors quality, fit , finish and looks I would say that Linea is the true winner in terms of built but if you want your car to have that striking road presence then Verna has to be your choice.

2012 Fiat Linea Interiors Vs 2011 Hyundai Verna Fluidic Interiors

fiat linea interiors

image- Fiat Linea Interiors

The Linea gets a thumbs up for interior space, upholstery and added features. After the recent upgrade we can say that the car is pretty much complete. Coming to the features, it offers Integrated Audio System in all variants, Airbags, and BlueMe feature  in mid variants, Automatic Climate Control System, ABS and EBD, New Design alloy Wheels, Rain Sensing Wipers, Auto On/Off Headlamps, New Leather seats in top of the line variants, New Chrome Interiors and 16 inch alloys in top of the line diesel variants , New Light beige interiors and seat fabric, New Dashboard and door trims, New Floor Carpets and Seatbelts, New Oceanic Blue Exterior Colour, Improved Air Conditioning, Power Windows with delay feature and Improved NVH for diesel models.


image-Hyundai Verna Fluidic Interior

The Verna is a definitely a winner in terms of features and offers Climate Control System, Integrated multimedia infotainment console, CD/ MP3 / USB / iPod input Audio System, Engine start top button, Optional automatic transmission, Audio auxiliary input, USB slot for stereo, Black and chrome combination around the gear knob, Gear change suggest system, Best in class safety – 5 Star NCAP rating, 6 Air bags – first in segment, Rear camera located inside the rear view mirror with Rear parking assist system etc.

Considering the space offered, upholstery and features both cars are good but the Verna is definitely better as it offers more features.

2012 Fiat Linea Petrol Engine Vs 2011 Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol Engine

Fiat Linea T-Jet Petrol Engine

  • Type: 1.4 Fire Petrol,DOHC 16 Valves
  • Displacement: 1368 CC
  • Maximum Power: 90 BHP @ 6000 RPM
  • Maximum Torque:115 Nm @ 4500 RPM
  • Transmission: 5 Speed manual
  • Kerb Weight: 1180 kg
  • ARAI Certified Mileage: 14.6 KMPL
  • Power To Weight Ratio: 76 BHP/1000 Kg

Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol Engine

  • Type
    • 1.4 Litre VTVT MPFI Petrol engine
    • 1.6 Litre VTVT MPFI Petrol engine
  • Max Power & Max Torque
    • 1.4 Litre : 107 BHP @ 6300 RPM and 135 Nm @ 5000 RPM
    • 1.6 Litre : 123 BHP @ 6300 RPM and 156 Nm @ 4200 RPM
  • Transmission: 4 speed Automatic and 5 speed Manual
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    • 1.4 Litre : 17.43 KMPL
    • 1.6 Litre : 17.01 KMPL

A brilliant effort has gone in to the 1.4 and 1.6 Litre engines offered with Verna. Both the engines are frugal and offer more than 17 KMPL of mileage and at the same time does not sacrifice on power. The Linea’s engine is short on power and torque and is also less fuel efficient.

2012 Fiat Linea Petrol Handling & Performance Vs 2011 Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol Handling & Performance

The Linea offers enough power and torque for city driving and is extremely comfortable on the inside. It handles well and soaks majority of bumps. Coming to Verna the suspension is really soft, ride is a bit bumpy and when it comes to high speed stability it really disappoints. Even on the turns the Verna is not confident enough. So here the point goes to Linea.

2012 Fiat Linea Petrol Price Vs 2011 Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol Price

Fiat Linea 2012 price ex-showroom Delhi is as follows:

  • Fiat Linea 1.4 Petrol Active 2012 is priced at Rs. 6.84 Lakhs
  • Fiat Linea 1.4 Petrol Dynamic 2012 is priced at Rs. 7.81 Lakhs

Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol Prices

  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.4 Petrol is priced at Rs. 6.99 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 Petrol is priced at Rs. 7.72 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX Petrol is priced at Rs. 8.32 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX (O) Petrol is priced at Rs. 9.02 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX (O) Automatic transmission Petrol is priced at Rs. 9.72 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi

The pricing is where the Linea seems to be a more practical choice. The base starts at 6.84 lakhs and the top end model is for 7.81 lakhs. Unlike Linea, the Verna is quite expensive but the base model has been kept close to the 7 lakhs so as to make it competitive.

2012 Fiat Linea Active Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.4

No safety features are offered with any of the two models so ABS, EBD and other such features should not wished for. Alloys are also not there in both these models. Convenience features offered are almost at par but overall the Verna is slightly ahead as offers more mileage and power. But you should also keep in mind that all that power is useless if the car is not stable at high speeds so here I would love to go with the Linea.

2012 Fiat Linea Dynamic Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.6

The Dynamic version is the top end one in Linea’s line-up and offers all the features that you would wish for. The Verna also offers many features but does not come with alloys and a couple of other features. Here you would have to make the choice as Verna is slightly cheaper and more economical but does not handle good. The Linea on the other hand is perfect in all senses and is slightly more expensive. If you ask us we would surely go with Linea once again.

The rest of the variants 1.6 SX, SX(O) and SX(O) Automatic cannot be considered here as there pricing is too high as compared to Linea but if wish to shed more money, you can definitely go with any of these.

Car Blog India Verdict – 2012 Fiat Linea Petrol Vs 2011 Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol

First of all do go and test drive both the cars as your own opinion would matter the most. Coming to the verdict, the Linea is a balanced package whereas the Verna comes with class leading features (obviously at an extra cost) and fuel economy. If you really can sacrifice fuel efficiency then definitely Linea should be your choice. But if you want fuel efficiency along with appreciable features and can sacrifice on driving pleasure then Verna has to be your choice.

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