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.

Next-gen Skoda Octavia RS
The Skoda Octavia RS

Dimensions and Boot

Hyundai Verna | Made-in India Cars
The All-New Hyundai Verna

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

2021 Skoda Octavia RS
The Skoda Octavia: Powertrain

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
Displacement 2.0 1.5 1.0 Turbo
Maximum Power 245 PS 115PS 120PS
Peak Torque 370 NM 144NM 172Nm
Manual

Transmission

6-speed MT
Manual

Claimed FE

17.7kmpl
Automatic

Transmission

7-Speed DSG 6- Speed CVT 7-speed DCT
Automatic

Claimed FE

14.72 Kmpl 18.45kmpl 19.2kmpl

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.

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Diesel Engine Comparision

Skoda Octavia Hyundai Verna
Engine Type Diesel Diesel
Displacement 1.5 litres
Maximum Power 115 PS
Peak Torque 250 Nm
Manual Transmission 6-speed
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

Front Parking Sensors In Turbo Variant
Front Parking Sensors In Turbo Variant of the Verna

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:

Key Comfort Features of Skoda Octavia

12-way adjustable driver’s and passenger seats, 8-inch touch infotainment, adaptive headlamps, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster virtual cockpit, panoramic sunroof with bounce back, hands-free parking.

Key Safety Features of Skoda Octavia

ABS, EBD, HBA, ASR (Anti-Slip Regulation), EDL (Electronic Differential Lock), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), MKB (Multi Collision Braking), Tyre Pressure Monitoring and 9 Airbags

Key Comfort Features of Hyundai Verna

Twin-tip exhaust, 4.2-inch digital-instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, paddle shifters, Hyundai Blue Link, 8-inch touch infotainment, cooled glove box, cruise control, wireless charger and electrochromic mirror

Key Safety features of Hyundai Verna

ABS, EBD, ESC, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, ISOFIX, headlamp cornering, impact sensing door unlock, up to 6 airbags

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!

Upcoming Skoda Octavia

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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