Nissan Sunny Diesel Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel- Which Is Better And Why?


Nissan has officially launched Nissan Sunny Diesel on 12 of December 2011 in India at an attractive price. The Nissan Sunny Diesel will compete with the other diesel sedans in this segment. In continuation to our car comparison series on Car Blog India, we will compare the Nissan Sunny Diesel with Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel in this article. We have already compared the petrol variants of these cars here- Nissan Sunny Petrol Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol- Which Is Better And Why?

Nissan Sunny Exteriors Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Exteriors


image- Hyundai Verna Fluidic (Left) and Nissan Sunny (Right)

Nissan Sunny Dimensions

  • Overall Length: 4425 mm
  • Overall Width: 1695 mm
  • Overall Height: 1505 mm
  • Overall Wheelbase: 2600 mm

Hyundai Verna Fluidic Dimensions

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

Both Hyundai Verna Fluidic and Nissan Sunny look very nice in overall appeal with Verna having more appealing and modern looks. For complete details, read here – Nissan Sunny Petrol Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol- Which Is Better And Why?

Nissan Sunny Interiors Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Interiors

Nissan Sunny Interiors

image- Nissan Sunny Interiors

hyundai verna fluidic interiors

image- Hyundai Verna Fluidic Interiors

Hyundai Verna is ahead in terms of features which it offers on the interiors and also the quality of the cabin material is very impressive. The overall quality and feel of the interiors on Verna is better than that of Sunny however the rear seat of Sunny is much more spacious than the Verna. For details read this – Nissan Sunny Petrol Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Petrol- Which Is Better And Why?

Nissan Sunny Diesel Engine Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel Engine

Engine Specification of Nissan Sunny Diesel:

  • 8 Valve K9K CRDI Diesel Engine
  • 4 Cylinder SOHC Engine
  • Displacement 1461 CC
  • Fuel Efficiency 21.64 KMPL
  • Max Power 85 BHP @ 3750 RPM
  • Max Torque 200 Nm @ 2000 RPM
  • 5 Speed Manual Transmission
  • Kerb Weight 1092 to 1097 KG Kg
  • Power to weight ratio of 77.6 BHP per 1000 Kg

Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel Engine Specifications:

  • Engine / Features                      1.4 Diesel Version                           1.6 Diesel Version
  • Max Power (PS)                                  90@4000                                       128@4000
  • Max Torque(Nm)                            224@1750-2750                           265@1900-2750
  • ARAI Certified Mileage (KMPL)        23.5                                                   22.32
  • Transmission                                     5 speed manual                          5 speed manual or 4 speed auto

The diesel engine of Hyundai Verna comes in two different versions. One of them is a 1.4 litre diesel engine with 23.5 KMPL ARAI tested mileage and other one is a 1.6 Litre one with 22.3 KMPL mileage. Both engines produce impressive power and torque enough to make the Verna go for a Spin. However, the engine of Sunny is not that far behind in terms of specs, but Verna engine have an edge over Nissan’s engines.

Nissan Sunny Diesel Handling and Performance Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel Handling and Performance

In terms of handling and performance, the Sunny comes out to be a better car with slightly stiffer suspensions compared to Verna and does feel more confident at higher speeds when compared to Hyundai Verna Fluidic which does feel more comfortable with softer suspensions, but has a noticeable body roll.

Nissan Sunny Diesel Price Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel Price

The Nissan Sunny Diesel Ex-showroom Delhi prices are as below:

  • Nissan Sunny XL Diesel is priced at Rs. 7.98 Lakhs
  • Nissan Sunny XV Diesel is priced at Rs. 8.78 Lakhs
Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel Price:
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.4 Diesel is priced at Rs. 8.09 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 Diesel is priced at Rs. 8.89 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX Diesel is priced at Rs. 9.49 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX (O) Diesel is priced at Rs. 10.19 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi
  • Hyundai Verna RB 2011 1.6 SX (O) Automatic transmission Diesel is priced at Rs. 10.89 Lakhs Ex-Showroom Delhi

Nissan Sunny Diesel XL Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.4 Diesel

Nissan Sunny Diesel XL model is priced at Rs. 11,000 lesser than the Verna diesel 1.4, but offers full safety features including dual airbags, ABS with EBD, speed sensing door locks, steering mounted audio controls, driver seat height adjust, rear seat comforting fan, automatic climate control with air filter, rear defogger. With all safety features in place, Sunny Diesel XL makes better choice compared to Verna Diesel 1.4 Litre. Although Hyundai does provide some plus points like more powerful and efficient engine, better looks,  larger wheels, USB support in audio system, gear shift indicator and alternator management system etc., but lack of full safety features outweigh these advantages.

Nissan Sunny Diesel XV Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic 1.6 Diesel

Nissan Sunny Diesel XV top end comes at Rs. 11,000 less than the 1.6 Litre Verna Diesel which is a much more powerful engine with 128 PS power and 265 Nm of torque. Apart from this, the Verna comes with only one driver side airbag, while Sunny has driver as well as passenger airbag, Sunny has more leg space at rear seat along with fans at middle. Both have automatic climate control. Verna offers ABS with EBD with all four disk brakes which is better than Sunny’s front disk and rear Drum brakes with ABS and EBD. Verna also offers rear parking sensors, front seat arms rests etc. This is a choice between which features you would like to pick. I would probably go for Verna 1.6, but when it comes to handling, Sunny is better than Verna diesel, so Sunny is also a good pick. I would call it a tie.

Higher version of Hyundai Verna cost more and provide added features without adding much on the performance and handling, so its up to you what all features you desire and how much you are willing to pay for the car you want to buy.

Car Blog India verdict – Nissan Sunny Diesel Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Diesel

For the base model, Nissan XL makes much better sense as it comes packed with better handling, more safety features, good interior space and good comfort features. On the other hand, in the higher end models, Verna seems to offer equally good or better value for money. So depends on your choice on how much you would like to spend. For better handling and value for money, I would consider Sunny Diesel a slightly better choice.

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  1. Hyundai is always reliable and efficient in terms of quality and pocket as well, so even i recommend Hyundai Fluidic Verna.
    – Sumit Bally

  2. dear sumit and others if you guys are not aware nissan is equally considered good japanese company as honda , toyota all over globe, hyundai is a korean company who is doing just fine as far as reliability is concerned. its just that nissan is new to india ! no hard feeling ! 🙂

  3. I appericiate ur full fledged details… still confused!!!
    i think verna is experimented better than sunny.. as sunny is first car in india, not be so well equiped! what u suggest

  4. @Jagmeet
    I think Sunny diesel is a better value for money, but if the brand image is a bigger preference for you, then Hyundai has a better presence in India, hence you would be more pleased with a Hyundai.

  5. I were goona to buy fludic ,, Bt now as sunny is batter option m goona buy sunny xv for comfort.
    Very good review …..

  6. i would say a Japanese engine more reliable then a Korean engine , besides nissan is quite older company then hyundai , the only thing better in verna is the interior cockpit looks and power , else sunny is always and anytime preferable then verna ..sunny is better in terms of safety and handling which are more crucial factors in a car if compared to interior cockpit looks .
    i am buying a sunny for sure ..

  7. Sunny diesel is more spacious,ground clearance ,safety,breaking than Verna fluidic.
    Keyless entry is the special feature.

  8. I would definitely go for verna fluidic coz it has much refined engine, better durability, great fuel economy with lesser emission..
    And it delivers 128 bhp power which hardly any car have of this price range…
    Aldo, when it comes to luxury, verna is not behind the sunny coz it has much more features than sunny in interiors.
    So i would prefer to go for fluidic verna..

  9. The interiors of the Nissan Sunny is not pretty when compared with that of the Hyundai Verna. The engine on the Verna is more powerful and refined than the one on the Sunny. And on top of that the Verna is more fuel efficient too!


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