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Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

In this comparison, we shall compare Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna with each other in terms of design, features, dimensions and powertrain.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

Design

Though design is a subjective matter, it must be said that the 5th generation Honda City and the Volkswagen Virtus look the most elegant, whereas the Hyundai Verna looks a bit sportier thanks to its coupe-like silhouette.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

On the other hand, the Skoda Slavia and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz looks decent and both sedans come with a good dose of chrome elements to keep Indian consumers happy.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

Features

In terms of features, the Volkswagen Virtus and the Skoda Slavia being the newer vehicles have a slight advantage and offer features such as fully digital instrument cluster, Active Cylinder Technology and a few more.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

Apart from that, both sedans offer features such as connected car tech, large 10.1-inch infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ventilated front seats, wireless charger, Cruise Control, rain-sensing wipers, electric sunroof, two USB-C ports at the front, climate control, rear AC vents, ambient lighting, keyless entry, and much more.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

The 5th generation Honda City is also not very far either and offers its own unique set of features such as Lane Watch Camera, Agile Handling Assist (AHA) and a few more. Apart from that, the latest from Japan also offers features such as an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Cruise Control, rain-sensing wipers, climate control with pollen filters, ambient lighting, rear AC vents, keyless entry , electric sunroof and many more.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

The Hyundai Verna is also very well equipped and comes with ventilated front seats, climate control, touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, electric sunroof, keyless entry, push-button start, climate control and much more.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

In comparison, though the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz offers most of the features offered by its rivals, it doesn’t offer anything additional or unique to the segment.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

Dimensions

Thanks to the versatile MQB A0-IN platform, Skoda Slavia became one of the most spacious sedans in its segment with exterior dimensions measuring 4,541mm X 1,752mm X 1,487mm. Moreover, the Skoda Slavia comes with a best-in-class wheelbase and boot space of 2,651mm and 521-litres, respectively.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

Though the new Volkswagen Virtus is also built on the same MQB A0-IN platform as the Skoda Slavia, the German sedan is even bigger by measuring 4,561mm long, 1,752mm wide, and 1,507mm tall. However, the wheelbase and boot space are identical to the Skoda Slavia at 2,651mm and 521-litres, respectively.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

Honda City is the second longest and tallest sedan in this comparison at 4,549mm long and 1,489mm tall. Moreover, it is the third widest sedan only behind the Skoda Slavia and the Volkswagen Virtus at 1,748mm. However, it has one of the shortest wheelbase in its segment at 2,600mm and comes with a third-best boot space of 506-litres.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

Though the Maruti Ciaz looks the longest, it is actually the second most compact sedan here by measuring at 4,490mm and it is also a few millimetres wider and taller than the slimmest and shortest dean here at 1730mm and 1485mm, respectively. However, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has the second-longest wheelbase and second-biggest boot space at 2,650mm and 510-litres.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

The Verna is undoubtedly the smallest sedan here and it measures 4,400mm long, 1,729mm wide, 1,475mm tall, and sports a wheelbase of 2,600mm which is identical to that of Honda City. Moreover, the compact dimensions affect the boot space, which is the smallest in this comparison by measuring at 465-litres.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

powertrain

The Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus come with two identical engine options. The first engine option is the 113bhp, 1.0-litre TSI engine with 178Nm of torque. The second engine option is a more potent 150bhp, 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine with 250Nm of torque and Active Cylinder Technology that deactivates two of the four cylinders for more fuel efficiency.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

Both the Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus come with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. However, the more powerful 1.5-litre TSI engine comes mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission, whereas the 1.0-litre TSI version gets a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

The Honda City is also powered by two engine options, however, one of the engines is a diesel unit.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

The 1.5-litre petrol engine produces 119.35bhp of peak power and 145 Nm of peak torque, whereas the 1.5-litre diesel engine puts out 97.89bhp of peak power and 200Nm of peak torque. The petrol engine comes with two gearbox options, a 6-speed manual transmission and a CVT gearbox, whereas the diesel unit comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is powered by a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine with 103.25bhp of peak power and 138 Nm of peak torque, and this is the sole engine option. However, gearbox options include a simple 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

The Hyundai Verna has the most flexible powertrain options as it comes with three engine options.

The 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine produces 113.18bhp of peak power and 143.8Nm of peak torque, and this engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT gearbox.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

The next engine option is a 1.5-litre diesel unit with 113.5bhp of peak power and 250Nm of peak torque and comes mated either to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.

The last engine option is a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 118bhp of peak power and 172Nm of peak torque. However, This engine comes exclusively mated to a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

Thoughts About Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz & Hyundai Verna

Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus being the newest sedans, both offer the most amount of features and also come with strong powertrain options. The Honda City also holds its ground well with its own unique set of features and comes with the added benefit of having a very frugal diesel powertrain.

Slavia Vs Virtus Vs City Vs Ciaz Vs Verna: Design, Features, Dimensions & Powertrain

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is still a very lucrative option for anyone looking for a decent chauffeur driven car. The Hyundai Verna offers the most flexible powertrain options and the sedan is also very well equipped, but the lack of size is evident as its competitors have grown a size larger.

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