New Honda City 2011 Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol- Which Sedan Is Better And Why?

Hyundai Verna Fluidic is a successful sedan in the market and has been eating up sales of most of the cars. Honda, a tough competitor in the sedan segment, has launched the facelifted Honda City yesterday. So continuing with our car comparison series on Car Blog India, we will compare the new Honda City with the ongoing Verna Fluidic.

2011 Honda City Exteriors Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Exteriors

new honda city 2011 vs hyundai verna fluidic

image – Hyundai Verna Fluidic (Left) and Honda City 2011 New Model (Right)

Since the City is new we will talk about it first. Nothing strikingly different has been introduced in terms of exterior design yet it looks brilliant. Changes on the exterior include outside rear view mirrors with Turn Indicators, New Design 10 Spoke Alloy wheels, Premium Chrome Front Grille, New Design rear bumpers with Reflectors, increased ground clearance, Sporty new Front Bumper and Rear Combination Tail Lamps.

The Verna Fluidic is very much successful because of its design which features Hyundai’s new design language. The body lines of the car are very futuristic and it looks very sporty. The design is definitely more attractive than the City but the build quality and fit is not as good as City.

2011 Honda City Dimensions

  • Overall Length 4440 mm
  • Overall Width 1695 mm
  • Overall Height 1485 mm
  • Wheelbase 2550 mm

Hyundai Verna Fluidic Dimensions

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

Both the cars are equal in proportions and there is not much difference in many of the proportions except the length where City takes the lead by a mere 70 mm. Considering the overall design of the cars Verna is better but at the same time the built quality is not excellent. The city gets a refreshing look and maintains its exceptional build quality which makes the city a winner.

2011 Honda City Interiors Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Interiors


image-2011 Honda City Interior

The City is a spacious and comfortable car and now it gets better with the added cool features. Quality plastics and beautiful design are now complemented with features like New Cruise Control, Better Quality Seat Fabrics, Blue Meter Graphics, Chrome garnished central console, Chrome door handles and silver linings on interior door trims, New Integrated audio system starting from E Variant with USB, iPod support with remote control, Aux-input, MP3, AM/FM Radio and speed based volume compensation. Apart from these safety features include dual front SRS airbags, ABS with brake assist, EBD, G-CON, ECU immobilizer system, rear defogger etc.

image-Hyundai Verna Fluidic Interior

Verna’s interior design is as sporty as its exterior. The three spoke steering wheel, central console, instrument cluster add to the beauty of this car. The beauty of the car is unmatched and so are its features that include 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.

Verna is better in looks and has some really cool features like rear parking camera and 6 airbags which makes it ahead. But at the same time Honda and introduced features like electric Sunroof, cruise control etc. which make it quite competitive with the Verna.

2011 Honda City Petrol Engine Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol Engine

2011 Honda City Petrol Engine

  • SOHC 4 Cylinder 16 Valve i-VTEC VVTI Engine
  • PGM-FI 1.5 Litre MPFI Petrol Engine
  • Displacement 1497 CC
  • Max Power of 118.4 BHP @ 6600 RPM
  • Max Torque of 145 Nm @ 4800 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission or 5 Speed Automatic with Grade Logic Control with torque converter
  • ARAI tested mileage of 16.8 KMPL

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

The Verna comes in two engine options, 1.4 l and 1.6 l. While the 1.4 l produces 107 BHP and 135 Nm, the 1.6 l produces 123 BHP and 156 Nm. What is so impressive about Verna is its mileage of 17 to 17.4 KMPL. The City gets a 1.5 l engine that falls between the two and has very impressive performance figures of 118 BHP and 145 Nm. Also the mileage of the car is quite appreciable at 16.8 KMPL.

2011 Honda City Petrol Handling & Performance Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol Handling & Performance

Hyundai has worked more on the car’s features and looks and less on the driving dynamics. The City is a brilliant blend of performance and looks. The road manners are just amazing and it handles really well. Verna is good on straight roads but taking sharp turns is not its cup of tea. City is an all rounder and one would always feel confident while driving it.

2011 Honda City Petrol Price Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol Price

New Honda City price in India Ex-Showroom Delhi:

  • Honda City 2011 Corporate  MT is prices at Rs. 6.99 Lakhs
  • Honda City 2011 E MT is prices at Rs. 7.70 Lakhs
  • Honda City 2011 S MT is prices at Rs. 8.20 Lakhs
  • Honda City 2011 V MT is prices at Rs. 8.70 Lakhs
  • Honda City 2011 V AT is prices at Rs. 9.42 Lakhs
  • Honda City 2011 V MT with Sunroof is prices at Rs. 9.50 Lakhs
  • Honda City 2011 V AT with Sunroof is prices at Rs. 10.22 Lakhs

Hyundai Verna Fluidic Price In India Ex-Showroom Delhi:

  • 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. 7.64 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX Petrol is priced at Rs. 8.24 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX (O) Petrol is priced at Rs. 8.94 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX (O) Automatic transmission Petrol is priced at Rs. 9.64 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi

Honda City Corporate MT Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.4

Earlier there was no model of City priced close to 7 Lakh and this time Honda has launched a Corporate edition that would play a significant role in grabbing up sales. Since it is in close competition with Verna 1.4, both do not offer much features Interestingly the City Corporate comes with most of the safety features like, ABS, EBD, airbags etc. but does not offer an audio system. On the contrary the Verna base lacks all these safety features but offers an audio system with 4 speakers. So definitely City Corporate is the winner as one should opt for a safer car.

Honda City E Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.6

Both these models have a price difference of Rs.6000 only. The City E is a step above the Corporate model and offers audio system with USB, iPod support with remote control, Aux-input, MP3, AM/FM Radio and speed based volume compensation. Rest remains the same including the safety features. The Verna base 1.6 comes with a the lacking safety features and also gets a couple of interior features like iPod connectivity, power windows with auto shutdown, sections of chrome etc.

Honda City S Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.6 SX

These two models differ by Rs.4000 only. The Verna 1.6 SX offers rear parking sensors, and all the other features that are listed above. City S is again very close to Verna in features and only lacks chrome inserts, cruise control, fog lamps etc. So they are very close to each other and it is quite difficult to judge.

Honda City V Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.6 SX(O)

The Verna SX(O) is the top end manual version and is priced at 8.94 Lakhs. It offers all the abovementioned features. The City V manual variant is priced at 8.70 Lakh and offers all the features except the newly added Sunroof. Sunroof is not present in Verna therefore the City seems to be a better choice.

Honda City V Automatic Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.6 SX(O) Automatic

The City V Auto is priced at 9.42 Lakhs and the Verna 1.6 Auto is priced at 9.64 Lakhs. This means once again the City is a better car as it only lacks Sunroof but offers all the features that come with Verna.

Honda has also added a Sunroof in both automatic and manual V variant and one can opt for any of these at an additional price.

CarBlogIndia Verdict-2011 Honda City Petrol Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Engine

Both the cars have their own strong points and weak points. The City gets fantastic driving dynamics and is marginally low in power. The Verna is not the best on the road but has slightly more features.

In terms of pricing also the City beats Verna and i guess all of you will admit that City is definitely better than the Verna as a complete package.

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