Hyundai Verna vs Honda City


Hyundai Verna vs Honda City were updated and their new models were launched in this summer. These 2 cars are rivals in the upper-C-segment, after the facelift. Verna has been a feature rich car. Is it a better car than Honda City? Let us compare and decide which is better.


Both the sedans in this comparison have good features. Now let’s see the features of these 2 cars.

Honda City is bigger in size and has a greater leg-room and boot space. Verna has more width than City which makes seating of 3 passengers in the rear easier. Hyundai Verna has an interesting feature called the ventilated seats which is absent in Honda City. Many other features are same in both.


Coming to performance, Verna is a clear winner as it has more powerful engines compared to Honda City. The powerful engines make driving easy in highways. Talking about petro engines; Verna 1.6 petrol offers 121 BHP and 154 Nm, the City petrol offers only 117 BHP and 130 Nm. Even in the Diesel engines, Verna dominates its counterpart.


Petrol engine (manual)

Hyundai VernaHonda City
17. 7 kmpl17.8 kmpl

Diesel engine (manual)

Hyundai VernaHonda City
24.1 kmpl21.3 kmpl


honda city
Honda City

Honda offers City in 5 different colours- Platinum wheel pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic. Hyundai Verna is available in 6 different colours – Fiery Red, Phantom Black, Typhoon Silver, Starry Night, Polar White and Titan Gray Metallic.

Variants and Price

There are many variants available. Honda City has manual petrol, manual diesel and automatic petrol versions. The base model is priced at 10.9 lakh and top-end diesel model costs INR 14.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi prices). Hyundai Verna has manual petrol, manual diesel, automatic diesel and automatic petrol versions. The base model is priced at 9.02 lakh and top-end diesel model costs INR 15.18 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi prices).

Final verdict

Both the cars have neck to neck competition. Verna provides a great driving experience with its powerful engines. Honda City has better mileage and more space. Verna has a premium look. Hyundai’s Verna would be a better choice as it is inexpensive. The base model of Verna is cheaper than Base model of Honda City.

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