The Sedan segment is quite a diverse segment. But if we look at it from an aerial point of view, we would find that only a few veterans are really the frontrunners in terms of sales, popularity and an overall package. Two of these gems are the Hyundai Verna and the Skoda Octavia. Even though the two doesn’t belong to the same segment, since the Octavia is on a more premium side. But with that said, both vehicles are supremely capable given their price, package and offers. Without further ado, here’s how the Skoda Octavia pitches against Verna.
Dimensions and Boot
As reiterated time and again, dimensions play a crucial role, especially now when our cities are marked with constant traffic jams, parking issues and congested roads. Moreover, dimensions become an altogether important factor when it comes to sedans since a favourable dimension can add to the overall practicality. So here’s the Octavia against the Verna in terms of dimensions and seating.
|Model||Skoda Octavia||Hyundai Verna|
|Length||4689 mm||4440 mm|
|Width||1814 mm||1729 mm|
|Height||1469 mm||1475 mm|
|Wheelbase||2677 mm||2600 mm|
|Boot space||590 litres||465 litres|
|Ground clearance||141 mm||165 mm|
As evident from the head-on comparison above, the Skoda Octavia is larger than the Verna in almost all aspects including the wheelbase, which translates to a more spacious cabin. The ground clearance, however, is an aspect where the Verna shines.
Petrol Engine Comparison
No vehicle can truly be completed without an engine that is not only efficient but also adequately powerful. And when it comes to sedans, the engine surely takes the centre stage. After all, an underpowered Sedan isn’t something you’d like after spending a substantial chunk of your savings on it. Here’s how both of the vehicles do.
|Skoda Octavia||Hyundai Verna|
|Maximum Power||245 PS||115PS||120PS|
|Peak Torque||370 NM||144NM||172Nm|
|7-Speed DSG||6- Speed CVT||7-speed DCT|
As you can make out, the Skoda Octavia comes with a bigger and more powerful engine which we feel is an absolute beast. On the other hand, the Verna comes with 2 petrol engines offer, giving a decent choice between a 1.0-litre turbo and a bigger 1.5-litre petrol mill. The efficiency figures of Verna’s smaller engines are obviously better, but the 2.0-litre petrol burner on the Octavia is a supremely capable engine oriented towards power.
Diesel Engine Comparision
|Skoda Octavia||Hyundai Verna|
|Maximum Power||–||115 PS|
|Peak Torque||–||250 Nm|
|Manual Claimed FE||–||25 Kmpl|
|Automatic Transmission||–||6-speed AMT|
|Automatic Claimed FE||–||21.3 kmpl|
The Diesel game is where the Octavia doesn’t stand a chance owing to a lack of a diesel engine. With that said, the Verna does well with its 1.5-litre unit that returns a great mileage of 25 Kmpl on Manual.
Features and Safety
Sedans are known to offer a host of comfort and convenience features. And staying true to the legacy, both sedans bring in a lot in their package. Here are the key features of both vehicles:
In terms of features, the Octavia brings in a lot to the table with its unique features like the bounce back panoramic sunroof, a bigger virtual cockpit, hands-free parking etc. Even in terms of safety, the Octavia goes beyond the ordinary to provide 9 airbags! But the Verna too is value for money and brings in classic features like ventilated seats, smart trunk, Hyundai Blue Link and much more; all of which can make your driving experience highly comfortable.
The Price Game
If you are wondering what you will have to pay to bring home the vehicle of your choice, here is how both the sedans pitch each other in terms of pricing.
- The Skoda Octavia: Rs. 35.99 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom Delhi)
- The Hyundai Verna: Rs. 9.10 – 15.19 Lakh (Ex-Showroom Delhi)
Well, if you happen to be a power buff, you may find the Octavia worth every penny. But in terms of overall practicality and package, the Hyundai Verna is an absolute winner!
With that said, we must bring to your attention that the 2021 Skoda Octavia is just around the corner. And if you are an avid reader, you must already know a lot about it. If not, make sure to read our blogs covering the upcoming Skoda Octavia. Till then, stay pinned!
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