New Skoda Octavia vs Hyundai Elantra Sedan Comparison
New Skoda Octavia vs Hyundai Elantra Sedan Comparison - Should you Buy One Over SUVs For 30 Lakh?
If you are spending upwards of Rs 20 lakhs on a car chances are that you would be wanting a full-size premium SUV since the market for executive premium sedans is very limited, save for the facelifted Hyundai Elantra and Skoda Superb at the moment. However, Skoda has done well with its sedans and has steady sales volume with its Superb and Octavia. So Skoda wants to dominate this segment again with the newly launched 2021 Octavia. So which one is better, the next generation Octavia or the Elantra? Here is our comparo to find the best sedan to buy under 30 lakh in India right now.
New Skoda Octavia vs Hyundai Elantra Dimensions Comparison
The Octavia in its new generation is much bigger and it is seen when compared to the Elantra. The new Octavia has a length of 4689 mm and a width of 1829mm. In comparison the Elantra has a length of 4620mm and a width of 1800mm. In styling terms the Octavia does look premium and attractive with being bigger while the Elantra looks more sporty along with being compact.
New Skoda Octavia vs Hyundai Elantra Interiors & Features Comparison
Both cars have luxurious and premium interiors along with added technology. In terms of space, the Octavia has a slightly shorter wheelbase than the Elantra at 2680mm vs the 2700mm of the Hyundai. The new Octavia has a massive 600 litre of boot space as compared to 458 litre in Elantra.
The Octavia has a modern minimalist interior design with a bigger touch screen at 10 inch and a fully digital instrument cluster while the Elantra gets a smaller 8-inch one. However the Elantra has more physical buttons which the Octavia lacks. In terms of technology both cars get connected technology, climate control, powered driver’s seat and a premium audio system though the Octavia has the 12 speaker vs 8 in the Elantra.
However the Elantra has ventilated seats and a sunroof which are missing in the Octavia. Both have a long safety feature list. But overall, the new Octavia feels a little more premium with better quality interior as compared to the Elantra.
New Skoda Octavia vs Hyundai Elantra Engine Performance Comparison
The new Octavia is now available with a 2.0 TFSI petrol which makes 190PS and 320Nm of torque. Standard is a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The Elantra gets a naturally aspirated petrol which is a 2.0l petrol engine pumping out 152hp and 192Nm of torque. The Elantra has a manual and a 6-speed automatic. The Elantra also has a diesel option with a 1.5l unit which makes 115hp. The 2021 Skoda petrol has an efficiency of 15.8 kmpl while the Elantra petrol delivers a fuel economy of 14.6 kmpl.
New Skoda Octavia vs Hyundai Elantra Price Comparison & Verdict
The next generation 2021 Octavia is about 20% more expensive than the previous generation Octavia and is now priced at Rs 25.9 lakh for the Style trim and Rs 28.9 lakh for the top-end L&K trim. The Elantra is significantly cheaper at Rs 17.8 lakh to Rs 21.2 lakh. There is no doubt that the Elantra is much better value since it is loaded with features and is well priced. That said quite a few buyers will like the new bigger Octavia with its solid quality, powerful & fuel efficient engine and will also appeal to car buyers looking to buy a Skoda Superb with prices starting at Rs 32 lakhs.
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