Continuing on with our executive sedan comparison, we have with us today, the mega-popular Hyundai Verna and the driver’s sedan, Volkswagen Vento. As usual, we will compare these two executive sedans with regards to engines, prices, features, specifications, safety and much more. We will try to accomplish the objective of guiding you to choose the better-suited sedan for your requirements. Make sure to check out Car Blog India for all the latest updates from the world of the automobile industry and other comparisons. So, without any further ado, let us get straight into this comparison.
Hyundai Verna vs Volkswagen Vento – Exteriors and Dimensions
The Hyundai Verna has always been a modern and bold-looking sedan and the latest generation version is no different. On the outside, the Verna continues to be bold and modern with Projector LED headlamps, Cornering Lamps, Large Front Dark Chrome Radiator Grille, Projector Fog Lamps, LED DRLs and sporty bumper. On the side, the chrome door handles stand out along with the chrome belt underneath the window line, B-Pillar Blacked Out Tape, 16-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels and sharp creases for a sophisticated elegant look. The rear houses the LED taillamps, Shark Fin Antenna, Sporty Bumper, Twin Tip Muffler and Chrome line running on the bumper. Overall, the Verna looks very modern and elegant all-around.
The VW Vento has been around for a while now without any significant updates. This has led to a vehicle that is clearly well past its age now. However, the contemporary and minimalistic design language of the German carmaker has made sure that it doesn’t look old from any angle. The front-end of the Vento features the Full-LED Headlamps with DRLs, Sporty Front Honeycomb Grille Pattern, GTI-Inspired Front Bumper with Honeycomb Pattern, 16-inch Grey Alloy WHeels, Characteristic and Sharp Crease on the Side Panels, Boot Runk Garnish, Traditional Taillamp Unit, Chrome Insert at the rear including on the lower part of the rear bumper. All in all, the Vento looks typically Volkswagen which might be too understated for some customers.
|Parameter||Hyundai Verna||Volkswagen Vento|
|Length||4440 mm||4390 mm|
|Width||1729 mm||1699 mm|
|Height||1475 mm||1467 mm|
|Wheelbase||2600 mm||2553 mm|
|Boot Space||480 L||494 L|
Now, as is clear from the table above, the overall dimensions of the Hyundai Verna are larger than those of the VW Vento. This reflects in the wheelbase as well, which means that the room for the rear passengers will be more in Verna too. The Vento has a slight edge over the Verna in terms of boot space, but it isn’t too significant.
Hyundai Verna vs Volkswagen Vento – Interiors and Features
The Hyundai Verna has always been a feature-packed sedan and features plenty of segment-first features. The interiors of the Verna feature a Balck and Beige Premium Upholstery, Metal Finish Door Handles along with other bits. The Hyundai Verna comes equipped with features like an 8-inch Digital Infotainment System with Bluetooth and other Connectivity, Wireless Apple CarPlay ad Android Auto, Connected Car Tech for a ton of Remote Features, Digital Instrument Cluster, Cruise Control, Steering Mounted Audio Controls, Arkamys Premium Music System, Voice Recognition, Ventilated Front Seat, Leatherette Upholstery, Paddle Shifters, Electric Sunroof, Wireless Phone Charging, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Automatic Climate Control, Air Purifier, Smart Trunk, Sliding Front Centre Console Armrest and much more.
The VW Vento is also packed with all the basic features including a Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth Connectivity, Multi-Function Display Instrument Cluster, Connected Car Tech Features, Navigation System, Multi-purpose Flat-Bottom Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Voice Commands, Chrome Inserts at various places inside the cabin, 4-speaker Audio System, Leather Upholstery, Auto-Dimming IRVM, Automatic Climate Control, Rear AC Vents, Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Lumbar Support, Handsfree Tailgate, Dust and Pollen Filter and much more.
Hyundai Verna vs Volkswagen Vento – Safety
On the safety front, the Verna comes loaded with features up to the brim including 6 Airbags, ABS, EBD, Electronic Stability Program, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Emergency Stop Signal, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Reverse Parking Sensors with Camera with Dynamic Guidelines, Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock and much more.
The Vento also comes with plenty of safety features including 4 Airbags, ABS with EBD, Rear Parking Sensors with a Camera, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, Front and Side Impact Beams, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, 3-point seatbelt for the outer rear seats and much more.
Hyundai Verna vs Volkswagen Vento – Engines, Transmissions and Prices
The Hyundai Verna comes with a whole host of engine-gearbox combination options including a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine making 115 PS and 144 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 115 PS and 250 Nm and a powerful 1.0-litre direct-injection turbo petrol making 120 PS and 171 Nm. The naturally aspirated petrol engine comes with either a 6-speed manual or CVT, the 1.5-litre diesel comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic and the 1.0-litre turbo petrol comes with a sole 7-speed DCT transmission. The prices of the Hyundai Verna start at Rs 9.19 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 15.25 lakh, ex-showroom.
The VW Vento comes equipped with a sole 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine making 110 PS and 175 Nm. This engine can be mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. There is no diesel engine on offer. The prices of the Volkswagen Vento start at Rs 9.99 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 13.83 lakh, ex-showroom. The next-gen Volkswagen Vento is set to launch soon as well which will be much more feature-packed and modern.
Hyundai Verna vs Volkswagen Vento – Verdict
It is not easy to choose one from these two extremely promising executive sedans. Each of these has its own strengths and weaknesses. If you are looking for a sedan for driving pleasure and performance with a petrol powertrain and also want to save some buck, the VW Vento might be the one for you. However, if you want a car to have every possible feature for your comfort and convenience and want to have the option of multiple powertrains and are willing to spend a bit of a premium for that, then the Hyundai Verna will do the trick for you.