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07.10.2016 - 09:58

Hyundai Elantra Vs Hyundai Verna

Hyundai cars are known for their style quotient as well as premium features. And when it comes to style and features, premium sedans are simply alluring.

Hyundai cars are known for their style quotient as well as premium features. And when it comes to style and features, premium sedans are simply alluring. The South Korean car major offers two superior quality premium sedan models in the car market of India - the Hyundai Verna and the Hyundai Elantra.

The Hyundai Verna has been an immensely popular stylish premium sedan model in the country for a long time now. However, when it comes to style, features and premium quality, all Verna buyers are expected to get tempted to go for the more premium Hyundai Elantra. It is an undeniable fact that the Elantra Executive sedan poses to be a greater rival than all the other rival models in the Verna’s class, as the prospective customers can easily get deviated by the superior charms of the Elantra at the Hyundai showrooms. And that is why we are comparing these two sedan siblings here, although they do not belong to the same segment.


Let us now take a look at both these great premium sedan models from the house of Hyundai:




We are not going into the styling part, as both the cars are stunning, although Verna’s bigger sibling Elantra does look more elegant. Thus, we are considering what matters most in these category after looks, - features.


Considering the class and the price points, the top-end Verna variant is comparable with the base model of the Elantra. The Verna’s range topping model however is more feature-laden than the entry-level model of the Elantra. The top-end Verna offers extensive features including Automatic Climate Control, Navigation system, Pushbutton Start, Smart Key, Side & Curtain Airbags, Reverse Camera, Parking Sensors, Fog Lamps, Electrically Folding Wing Mirrors, Premium Leather Upholstery, Rain Sensing Wipers, Telescopic Steering Adjustment among many others. The Elantra’s base model hardly offers any additional features over the Verna, excepting all Auto-Up Anti-Pinch Windows and Rear AC Vents.


Both the models however share a lot of features such as dual Airbags, ABS, Power Steering Wheel, All Power Windows, Remote Central Locking system, Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Rear Defogger, Advanced Infotainment System, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls, Cooled Glove-box, Electrically Adjustable Mirrors, Automatic Light Sensing Headlamps with Projector Units, Auto-Up Anti-Pinch Driver's Side Window, Height Adjustable Seatbelts and Alloy Wheels.


Space & Comfort


One can easily figure out that as the Hyundai Elantra is significantly bigger car than its smaller sibling Verna, it offers much larger interior space. However, it is good to note that the Verna offers abundant space to accommodate 5 adult occupants and also offers great legroom for tall adults. However, the comfort level gets a tiny bit tight at the rear seat with three large passengers in the Verna. This is where the Elantra's larger size really makes a difference. The Elantra comes with an additional 100 mm width offers added elbow room at the rear for extra comfort. The Elantra also offers 475 liters of boot space that is very similar to the 465-liter cargo area of the Verna. Nevertheless, the superb premium ambience and luxury of the Elantra gets the additional brownies over the Verna’s cabin. Although the Verna comes with high quality cabin and materials, it seems really inferior to the top-class interiors of the Elantra.


Powertrain & Mileage


Both the Hyundai Elantra and the Hyundai Verna come in petrol as well as diesel versions.  The Verna petrol models get equipped with a choice of a 1.4L VTVT and a 1.6L refined units with a manual and automatic transmission choice. The 1.4L petrol unit is capable of offering a peak power of 105.5 bhp at 6300 rpm, while the 1.6L unit delivers a top power output of 121.3 bhp at 6300 rpm. On the other hand, the Elantra’s petrol avatar comes powered by a more powerful 1.8L dual VTVT engine which is good to pump out a peak power output of 147.4 bhp at 6500 rpm that is equipped 6 speed manual and automatic transmission options.


The Verna diesel and the Elantra Diesel both come powered by the same 1.6L CRDi diesel motor, although Verna also gets a 1.4L CRDi diesel engine for the entry-level diesel variant. While the 1.4L diesel unit of the Verna offers a max power of 88.7 bhp at 4000 rpm, the 1.6L oil burner offers the same peak power figure of 126.2 bhp at 4000 rpm.


Although, the Elantra petrol is more powerful performer than the Verna, when it comes to the diesel version, the Verna outperforms the Elantra, as it is lighter and powered by the same engine.  


The Elantra petrol offers the ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 16.3Kmpl in the manual version, while the automatic version offers 14.5 Kmpl. The Verna offers a certified fuel efficiency of 19.1kmpl in its base manual petrol variant, while the larger petrol mill with automatic transmission offers 17kmpl, both of which are more than the Elantra’s mileage.


On the other hand, the diesel Elantra delivers a max fuel efficiency of 22.7Kmpl in its manual avatar, while the automatic models can offer a mileage of 19.5Kmpl. Verna diesel offers 24.8Kmpl of fuel efficiency in its base manual variant, while the automatic variants deliver a mileage of 19.1Kmpl.




Now, what matters most, the price points of both the models. The facelift new Hyundai Verna’s price range is Rs. 8.09 - 13.45 lakhs, while the all new Hyundai Elantra has been attractively priced this time around with a price range of Rs. 13.35 - 19.72 lakhs (Prices, ex-showroom Kolkata).




Considering all the points, it is an established fact that the Hyundai Verna is a great premium sedan with stylish design, good interior space and comfort levels as well as good performance. However, when the Verna is compared with the Elantra, the latter clearly wins. The Hyundai Elantra is definitely a superior model, as this executive sedan offers a more elegant design, much more lavish interiors with better space and comfort. The Elantra’s sheer luxurious and more opulent appeal is enough to win against the Verna, and that’s why it is befittingly a class above the Verna. Now, that the base models of the Elantra are so attractively priced, many higher trim Verna buyers will certainly go for the Elantra.

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