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2020 Honda City vs 2020 Hyundai Verna | An Epic Rivalry

Sometimes, there are clear winners in comparison. Sometimes, it just becomes impossible to select one. Same is the case with the 2020 Honda City and 2020 Hyundai Verna. Both the sedans offer reliability, comfort and a plethora of features. So, it comes down to one question, which one to choose? Let us help you with that! Take a look at the detailed comparison between the best sedans available in the market at present.

2020 Honda City vs 2020 Hyundai Verna | Engine specifications

Engine Specifications Comparison

Specifications↓ 2020 Honda City 2020 Hyundai Verna
Engine 1.5-litre i-VTEC Petrol 1.5-litre i-DTEC Diesel 1.0-litre Turbo GDi 1.5-litre MPi Petrol 1.5-litre U2 CRDi
Power @rpm 119.3hp@6,600 97.8hp@3,600 118.3hp@6,000 113.4hp@6,300 113.4hp@4,000
Torque @rpm 145Nm@4,300 200Nm@1,750 171.6Nm@1,500-4,000 144.1Nm@4,500 250Nm@1,500-2,750
Transmission 6-speed Manual / CVT 6-speed Manual 7-speed DCT 6-speed Manual / IVT 6-speed Manual / 6-speed Automatic
Fuel Efficiency (kmpl) 18.4 24.1 19.2 17.7 18.45
  • It is clear from the table that in terms of power, the petrol engine powering the Honda City 2020 is the most powerful. The diesel option though is less powered.
  • In terms of torque, the 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Hyundai Verna is the best. The turbo-petrol engine in the Verna GDi is known to one of the best turbo engines in the segment.
  • Honda, with their i-VTEC and i-DTEC tech, wins the fuel efficiency game again, both for petrol as well as diesel variants.
  • As for the transmission, a manual transmission is offered as standard across all the variants of both the cars. The petrol variant of Honda City gets a CVT automatic option too. As for the Hyundai Verna, a 7-speed DCT transmission is offered.
  • The IVT or the Intelligent Variable Transmission offered with the petrol engine of 2020 Hyundai Verna is a subset of the CVT transmission.

Which of the two sedans has got more space?

Dimensions Comparison

Specifications↓ 2020 Honda City 2020 Hyundai Verna
Length (mm) 4,549 4,440
Width (mm) 1,748 1,729
Height (mm) 1,489 1,475
Wheelbase (mm) 2,600 2,600
Boot Space (litres) 506 465
Seating Capacity (persons)  5 5
  • Although the Hyundai Verna is shorter in length, a similar wheelbase allows good legroom. The compensation is paid in terms of the boot space which is almost 40 litres less as compared to the Honda City.
  • Honda City is wider and taller than the Hyundai Verna which means more shoulder room and more headroom. Honda City is the longest in the segment, the company claims!

2020 Honda City vs 2020 Hyundai Verna | Safety Comparison

Safety Features

Features↓ 2020 Honda City 2020 Hyundai Verna
Dual-Front Airbags
Front Seat Side Airbags
ABS with EBD
VSA with ESC and TC*
Hill Start Assist
Rear Parking Sensors
Emergency Stop Signal
ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
Rear Camera
*VSA – Vehicle Stability Assist | ESC – Electronic Stability Control | TC – Traction Control | TPMS – Tyre Pressure Monitoring System*
*Note: These features are for the base variants of both the cars. Higher variants will have features that have not been listed*
  • 2020 Honda City has scored a 5-star rating at the ASEAN NCAP crash testing. The features mentioned above are clearly an indicator of the same.
  • The Honda City is surely more feature-packed when it comes to safety, right from the base variant.

2020 Honda City vs 2020 Hyundai Verna | Comfort Features

Comfort Features Comparison

Features↓ 2020 Honda City 2020 Hyundai Verna
Alexa Remote Compatibility
Infotainment Display
Apple Carplay and Android Auto
Paddle Shifters* (CVT Only) (Turbo Variant Only)
Rear AC Vents
Dust and Pollen Cabin Filter
Cruise Control
Walk Away Auto Lock
Follow me home headlamps
Fully automatic climate control
Steering mounted controls
Voice recognition
Electric Sunroof
*All the features except the PADDLE SHIFTERS mentioned above are for base variants only. Higher variants include other features too.*
  • From the base variant itself, Honda City comes equipped with a lot more features as compared to the Hyundai Verna.
  • Hyundai Verna does come with an electric sunroof right from the base variant whereas Honda City’s base variant lacks this feature.

But in the end, it all comes crashing down to prices. Can the all-new Honda City compete in this arena, or will it lose? Let’s find out!

Price Comparison

Variant-Wise Price Comparison

Models Fuel Type Variants Price
2020 Honda City Petrol V MT ₹10,89,900
V CVT ₹12,19,900
VX MT ₹12,25,900
ZX MT ₹13,14,900
VX CVT ₹13,55,900
ZX CVT ₹14,44,900
Diesel V MT ₹12,39,900
VX MT ₹13,75,900
ZX MT ₹14,64,900
2020 Hyundai Verna 1.5-litre MPi Petrol MT S ₹9,30,585
MT SX ₹10,70,389
IVT SX ₹11,95,389
MT SX(O) ₹12,59,900
IVT SX(O) ₹13,84,900
1.0-litre GDi Turbo-Petrol DCT SX(O) ₹13,99,000
1.5-litre CRDi Diesel MT S+ ₹10,65,585
MT SX ₹12,05,389
AT SX ₹13,20,389
MT SX(O) ₹13,94,900
AT SX(O) ₹15,09,900
*Prices are Ex-Showroom – Delhi

Honda City does cost more than the Hyundai Verna. But when it comes to the top variant, the City comes at a cheaper price.

It is clear from the above comparison that 2020 Honda City can be a great choice if you can spend a little more if you plan to buy a base variant. For the top variant, it is surely the best buy.

But if you are looking for a turbocharged petrol engine, Hyundai Verna has got the power source to offer whereas there is no turbo petrol for the Honda City. What are your views on the two sedans? Do you want some other comparison? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Ritvik Gupta
Ritvik Guptahttps://gomechanic.in/blog
Ex-Technical Content Developer at GoMechanic | Automobile enthusiast with a knack to decode it for everyone | Automobile Engineer by passion


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