The fifth generation of Honda’s highly popular car City has been revealed and we have some exclusive details about it. Find details about it below and comparison against Hyundai Verna, its arch-rival. Read below to find the better choice for you among Honda City and Hyundai Verna.


NameHonda CityHyundai Verna 

Hyundai Verna 2020 sedan under Rs.20 lakh

Hyundai Verna 2020 exteriorsThe fifth-generation Honda city, compared to the Hyundai Verna is better in all dimensions. Honda designers have worked hard, and their success can be seen through the numbers.

Engine and Performance 

Honda City

EngineTransmissionPowerTorqueFuel efficiency
1.5L i-VTEC(Petrol) Honda City6-speed manual


119.349bhp @ 6600 rpm145 Nm@ 4300 rpmMT – 17.8 kmpl

CVT – 18.4 kmpl

1.5L i-DTEC(Diesel)

Honda City

6-speed manual97.893bhp @ 3600  rpm200 Nm @1750 rpm24.1 kmpl
1.5L U2-CRDi(Diesel) Hyundai Verna6-speed manual /


113.42bhp@4000rpm250.06nm@1500-2750rpm25.0 kmpl
1.5L MPi(Petrol)

Hyundai Verna

6-speed manual



IVT- 18.45kmpl

1.0 Kappa TurboGdi(Petrol)

Hyundai Verna

7-speed Automatic118.3bhp@6000rpm171.6nm@1500-4000rpmAT-19.2kmpl

New Hyundai Verna Engine

The new Honda City comes with only two engine options but the Hyundai Verna comes with three options. The ARAI mileage of Hyundai Verna Diesel is slightly better but the Petrol mileage is the same. Torque, however, is more on the Hyundai Verna Diesel variant. The Diesel engine of the new Honda City produces a lesser power output compared to Hyundai Verna but performs better with the Petrol engine. Hyundai Verna also comes with a Turbo Petrol Engine.


Honda City Fifth GenerationHyundai Verna
ASEAN N-CAP 5-star safety rating equivalentElectronic Stability Control(ESP)
6 Airbags System – Dual Front i-SRS^ airbags Front seat i-Side^ airbags and Side curtain airbags.6-Airbags System/ Emergency Stop System/Tyre Pressure Monitoring System**
Honda LaneWatch™ CameraDriver Power Window Pinch Guard
All 5 seats 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) Seatbelts and Head Restraints.Steering adaptive guideline (Rear Camera)
Variable Intermittent Wiper with Headlight Integration.ISOFIX**/ Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
Pedestrian Injury Mitigation Technology.Front Parking Sensors(Turbo only)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).Vehicle Stability Management

Honda City Safety

In terms of Safety, the formerly launched Hyundai Verna brought many first-in-class features. Now Honda City too is offering a lot of those same features. Both cars have enough safety features on their top-spec models.

Features of Honda City vs Hyundai Verna

Honda City Fifth GenerationHyundai Verna
Seamless Smartphone Connectivity with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Weblink.Arkamys Premium Sound System
17.7 cm HD Full Color TFT Meter^ with Multi-Function Driver Information Interface and G Meter10.67 cm Color TFT MID with Gear Shift indicator, Low fuel and Door and tailgate ajar.
Steering Mounted Commander Scroll SwitchPaddle Shifters**/ Wireless Phone Charger
Walkaway Auto-LockSmart Trunk

Both the cars have a wide array of additional features on offer. If you want to know more details about them visit or

BlueLink vs Alexa

final Press Release

Connectivity is the next big feature in both cars. The Verna comes with the Hyundai’s Bluelink connectivity and Honda for the first time in India has included Alexa in its product. The BlueLink comes with Voice Assist Dialing, Vehicle Navigation Control, Interactive Voice Recognition and 43 in-built features. Honda offers similar features too with the added capability of controlling Alexa through Amazon Echo. Both cars offer smartphone connectivity too.

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