Honda City was one of the biggest car launches in our country this year. The hugely popular sedan was revealed in its fifth generation avatar in 2020. People were demanding the comparison of this sedan with all the alternatives for a very long time. Find out inside 2020 Honda City vs Ciaz vs Verna vs Rapid vs Yaris Comparison
The Hyundai Verna key comes with a lock, unlock, horn and smart boot open feature. The automatic Honda City also comes with a lock, unlock, boot open and a circular button which automatically starts the engine if pressed for 3 seconds. The Skoda Rapid only comes with a lock, unlock and boot open feature. The Maruti Ciaz and Toyota Yaris also come with similar buttons like Skoda Rapid which are simple, yet functional. The Toyota Yaris’s key looks the most basic against the competition.
Exterior Styling: Verna & City
Hyundai Verna’s overall styling has always been sporty starting this generation. The DCT variant adds further sportiness to the car.
The all-black front grille, aggressive headlamps, fog lamps and a black front splitter make the car look awesome from the front. The sloping roofline of the Hyundai Verna gives it a coupe-like styling. The shark fin antenna, black rear diffuser and the new rear bumper design are surely a delight. It comes with 165mm of ground clearance.
The new-generation Honda City is also a pretty stylish looking sedan in itself. The big, bold chrome front grille, LED lights, and chrome accents give this sedan a premium touch. The side profile is quite similar to Verna, with additional headroom and large windows.
The rear element of the car is completely new compared to the previous generation with new taillamps, and integrated spoiler. It comes with 165mm of ground clearance.
Exterior Styling: Rapid & Ciaz
The Skoda Rapid is the oldest product in this segment, launched in 2011. The overall styling of the sedan is quite classic and appealing. The front look of the car is quite Skoda typical with Vento like side profile. The rear look of the car also has some tricks up its sleeve with a clear integrated spoiler and other elements. It comes with 116mm of ground clearance (Laden).
The Ciaz is also an ageing car in the Indian car market but still looks premium by today’s standards. This is the longest sedan in its segment, which is the strongest point of this car. Maruti like all its other cars has provided a simple yet functional looking car. The rear look of the Maruti Ciaz is quite similar to the fourth generation Honda City. The minimal chrome usage adds to the premiumness of the car. It comes with 170mm of ground clearance.
Also read: Maruti Ciaz vs Hyundai Verna – Better one?
Exterior Styling: Yaris
Toyota has tried to make the Yaris quite aggressive-looking with tapering nose/hood and similar elements in the front. This is the only sedan in its segment which comes with 15-inch wheels, which makes the side profile of the car less aggressive.
The rear look of the car is quite different compared to other Toyota products. The over-aggressive look of the front and under aggressive looks of the rear makes the design equation unbalanced for the Toyota Yaris. It comes with 175mm of ground clearance.
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Interior Styling: Verna & City
All the sedans here are more focused towards premiumness except the Hyundai Verna and Skoda Rapid. Both these sedans come with a more sporty looking interior. Verna’s overall build quality, touch and feel of materials is quite decent. Red accents throughout the interior make it more sporty and less premium.
The front seat is quite comfortable and provides good lumbar support. The Hyundai Verna comes with unique features like connected car tech BlueLink, Sunroof, ventilated seats, wireless charging, 6 airbags, traction control and many more.
Honda City’s interiors are the most premium looking in its segment. The new dashboard layout is quite fresh and stylish. It comes in dual-tone with wooden panel finish on the dashboard. Honda City also comes with the most comfortable seats among rivals and feels roomy from the inside too.
The semi-digital instrument cluster gives you many customization options. Unique features of this car include the biggest sunroof, Lane change indicator camera, Alexa connectivity and simple yet functional looks.
Interior Styling: Rapid & Ciaz
The Skoda Rapid interiors are quite dull looking compared to the competition. The overall build quality and looks of the interior are much more premium than the price of the sedan. The seat comfort and design of the Skoda Rapid seats feel much a segment above. Unique features here include four one-touch up/down power windows and some small others.
Maruti Ciaz’s interiors unlike other Maruti cars is more premium and functional. The touch and feel of the materials is quite decent with wooden panel finish and major hard plastic areas. The overall seat comfort is quite impressive due to wider and more comfortable seats.
The Maruti Ciaz may stand back in terms of features but leads the segment in terms of total space. The rear seat comfort of the car is pretty good and serves to be a cheap chauffeur-driven sedan. Unique features for this car include auto-dimming IRVM, Smart Hybrid Tech and rear sunblind.
Also read: New Skoda Rapid to be launched in India soon
Interior Styling: Yaris
The Toyota Yaris’s interiors are nothing fancy and functional. The centre console of the dashboard feels a little dated compared among the rivals above. The basic design of the interior will not outdate the car even after 10 years and make the car look still good from inside.
Only the basic electrical equipment have been provided with the sedan. The seat comfort is also okay. There is also no armrest in this car. Unique features here include 7 airbags and rear roof-mounted AC.