New City vs Verna vs Ciaz vs Vento vs Rapid | Sedan Compare
Top 5 Mid-Size Sedan Facts & Figure Comparison - New Honda City, New Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid
After a lot of delays, the 2020 Honda City executive sedan was launched in the Indian market some weeks ago. The Honda City has been in sale in India for over two decades and this is the fifth-generation model which has been launched. With this, the C-segment sedan saw some a lot of buzz and with the BS6 emission norms came into place there have been updates offered in many of the competitors. Hence we at MyNewCar.in get to you a detailed specs comparison between the 2020 Honda City, New Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid.
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||4490mm||1730mm||1485mm||2650mm|
In terms of dimension, the 2020 Honda City is longer, wider and taller than all the cars in the competition. These dimension figures help the new Honda City to give good competition to the cars in a higher segment also. Just behind the Honda City is the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna. The Ciaz has the longest wheelbase of 2650mm, which is 50mm more than the City and the Verna. On the other hand, both the Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid are offered with almost similar dimensions.
With the launch of the fifth-generation Honda City, the Japanese car manufacturer has offered much more modern and sportier design language. It comes equipped with a new all-LED headlamp unit, new tail lamps with 3D effect, redesigned front and rear bumper and the City now gets an aggressive front fascia.
Hyundai offers the new Verna with updated styling elements making it look much more modern and sportier. It now gets a wide and cascading grille, wraparound headlamps with new LED elements, redesigned rear bumper with blacked-out diffuser, dual-barrel exhaust tips, the tail light gets new lighting signature and the 16-inch alloy wheels are redesigned as well. The Turbo variants get blacked out ORVM’s, shark fin antenna and bumper chins.
Maruti offered a facelift for the Ciaz back in 2019, it retained the overall design elements from the previous model and came with some basic upgrades. The Ciaz is now offered with new front and rear bumper, LED projector headlamps, LED DRL’s, LED taillights and a lot of chrome elements all over. In addition to this, the top-spec variant gets 16-inch alloy wheels, whereas the lower-spec model gets 15-inch wheels.
Volkswagen recently updated the Vento with a mid-life update which brings cosmetic changes on the exterior. It now gets a new grille, redesigned front and rear bumper and a newly designed alloy wheel. In addition to this, it now gets a GT line edition which is being offered with a black roof, black ORVM, rear spoiler and GT Line badging. Skoda has updated the BS6 version of the Rapid with minor updates but the overall design remains the same. It now gets the Monte Carlo Edition which gets quartz-cut projector headlamps, all-black grille, a sleek tailgate spoiler, dual-tone alloy wheel, gloss-black ORVMs and Monte Carlo badging on the B-Pillar.
Coming to creature comfort features and modern technology, the New Honda City is a class apart. Its base variants are equipped with full LED headlights, LED tail lamps, alloy wheels and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit which gets Alexa connectivity. On the other hand, the top variants of the new City come loaded with additional automatic headlights, sunroof, LED fog lamps, ambient lighting, a fully digital instrument cluster and walk away automatic locking system.
The Hyundai Verna on the other hand also comes loaded with various features such as front and rear parking sensor, Blue Link car connected technology, wireless phone charging, 8-inch split-screen infotainment unit, a sunroof and a digital instrument cluster. On the other hand, the 1.0-litre turbo petrol variants come with the all-black interior scheme with red stitching and contrasting black exterior trim fittings.
Comparing the other models with the City and the Verna, the equipment list feels a bit outdated. These models come equipped with creature comfort features such as automatic climate control, rear AC vents and a touchscreen infotainment system. Volkswagen offers the Vento with Volkswagen Connect, connectivity suite that features a trip tracker, trip sharing feature, driver behaviour and statistic tracking, fuel cost monitoring and service malfunction reminder system to the dealer.
|Honda City||1.5 litre||119 bhp||145 Nm||6 MT / CVT||17.8 kmpl / 18.4 kmpl|
|Hyundai Verna||1.5 litre / 1.0 litre Turbo||113 bhp / 118 bhp||144 Nm / 171 Nm||6 MT / 6 AT / 7 DCT||17.7 kmpl / 18.4 kmpl / 19.2 kmpl|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||1.5 litre||103 bhp||138 Nm||6 MT / 4 AT||20.6 kmpl / 20.4 kmpl|
|Volkswagen Vento||1.0 litre Turbo||108 bhp||175 Nm||6 MT / 6 AT||17.69 kmpl|
|Skoda Rapid||1.0 litre Turbo||105 bhp||140 Nm||6 MT / CVT||17.1 kmpl / 17.8 kmpl|
The all-new Honda City has the most powerful petrol engine in the competition, but the Volkswagen Vento has the torquiest petrol engine of all. The Hyundai Verna is the only car in the competition to come with two petrol engines to choose from and a range of different transmission options as well. Coming to the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, it is the only sedan in the competition to be equipped with a smart mild hybrid system making it the most fuel-efficient engine as well. Both the Skoda rapid and the New Honda City are the cars to get a CVT gearbox as an option.
|Honda City||1.5 litre||98 bhp||200 Nm||6 MT||24.1 kmpl|
|Hyundai Verna||1.5 litre||113 bhp||250 Nm||6 MT / 6 AT||25 kmpl / 21.3 kmpl|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||NA||NA||NA||NA||NA|
With the BS6 emission norms coming into place the Ciaz, Vento and the Rapid losses their diesel engines. Right now, only the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna comes with an option of a diesel engine. The Hyundai Verna triumphs over the Honda City in terms of power output and torque figures and fuel economy. In addition to this, the Hyundai Verna gets the option for an automatic gearbox but the Honda City only comes only with a manual transmission.
All of the sedans in the competition come equipped with standard safety features that include front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, speed alert system and seat belt warning system for the front passenger and the driver.
Coming to the top-spec variants, the Hyundai Verna leads the pack as it comes equipped with an additional 6 airbags, TPMS, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Control and Traction Control System. Just like the Verna, even the 2020 City comes equipped with 6 airbags, but also get lane watch camera which is a first in its class and walk away automatic locking system on the top-spec trim level.
In addition to this, the Honda City gets Alexa/ Honda Connect whereas the Hyundai Verna gets the Blue Link car connected technology which offers various type of different features for safety.
The Volkswagen Vento, on the other hand, gets – 4 airbags, Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Control and Traction Control System.
Maruti Suzuki offers the top variant of the Ciaz with just front dual airbags along with Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Control and Traction Control System. Whereas the Skoda Rapid only comes loaded with standard safety features with additional Brake Assist on the top-spec model.
|Honda City||Rs 10.13 lakh – Rs 14.53 lakh|
|Hyundai Verna||Rs 9.31 lakh – Rs 15.11 lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||Rs 8.32 lakh – Rs 11.10 lakh|
|Volkswagen Vento||Rs 8.91 lakh – Rs 13.30 lakh|
|Skoda Rapid||Rs 7.49 lakh – Rs 11.79 lakh|
Having a look at the entry-level trim levels, the Skoda Rapid is the most cost-effective with its Rapid TSI Rider variant which is priced at Rs 7.49 lakh Ex-Showroom, India. On the other hand, the base variant of the Honda City is the priciest of them all as it retails at Rs 10.13 lakh Ex-Showroom, India. Coming to the top-spec variants, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Alpha (automatic) model is the most affordable. Whereas the feature-rich Hyundai Verna SX(O) CRDi (automatic) model is the costliest of the lot.
VERDICT - Which is the Best Mid-Size Executive Sedan to Buy in India?
With the fifth-generation Honda City launched, it gives a tough competition to the 2020 Hyundai Verna in terms of creature comfort features, modern technology and safety features. Also, the City and the Verna are the only cars to come with an option for a diesel engine. Although these added features and technology has also resulted in an increase in the pricing. The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz on the other hand, offers an economical petrol engine, thanks to the mild hybrid system. Whereas,the Skoda Rapid is the most affordable car in the competition.
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