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2017 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid vs VW Vento

The Hyundai Verna 2017 has finally been launched in India. The much awaited new look Verna was launched at an official event in New Delhi on the 22nd of August, 2017. It starting price of the car is roughly Rs 8 lakh. The all new Verna becomes a more attractive option than the last-generation car. However despite thus, it would have to deal with some tough competition in the segment. There are some well established cars in this segment like the  Honda City and the Maruti Ciaz. The new look Verna will also rival the Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid. So, we thought of comparing the new 2017 Hyundai Verna with the Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid. Here is our comparison on the 2017 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid vs VW Vento.

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2017 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid vs VW Vento

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Its a truth that the Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento haven’t been that well on the sales charts. That said, both of these cars are very capable and can give a tough competition to the new Verna. These two cars have their own set of followers. Both the Rapid and the Vento share a fair bit of components as both the cars come from the Volkswagen Group. Both the cars boast of a fairly modern design with neat lines and clean surfaces. The Verna looks a lot more flamboyant in comparison. Also it offers comparatively more features and has the most powerful engine in its class. But the two VW group cars too have a lot going in their favour. Now, lets do a detailed comparison of the three cars to find what sets each of these apart from the rest.

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2017 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid vs VW Vento – Price Comparison

ModelsMinimum PriceMaximum Price
New 2017 Hyundai Verna₹ 8.00 lakh₹ 12.61 lakh
Skoda Rapid₹ 8.20 lakh₹ 13.58 lakh
Volkswagen Vento₹ 8.05 lakh₹ 13.64 lakh

When it comes to pricing, the all new Verna has gone on sale at an introductory price range of approximately Rs 8.00 lakh to Rs 12.61 lakh. The entry level models of the Rapid and the Vento are slightly more expensive. When it comes to the top-end models of both the cars, they are considerably more expensive. This is because both the top-end Diesel cars get a DSG gearbox. The top-end Verna Diesel automatic in comparison gets a conventional torque-converter unit. Hence, it is significantly cheaper. So, when we consider the price alone, the Verna comes out as a winner.

2017 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid vs VW Vento – Specifications Comparison

SpecificationsNew 2017 Hyundai VernaSkoda RapidVW Vento
Engine1.6-litre petrol/1.6 litre diesel1.6 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel1.6-litre Petrol/1.2 litre TSI Petrol/1.5 litre TDI Diesel
PowerPetrol – 121BHP
Diesel – 126BHP
Petrol – 103 BHP
Diesel – 108BHP
Petrol – 105 PS/105 PS
Diese – 110 PS
TorquePetrol – 154 Nm
Diesel – 265 Nm
Petrol – 153 Nm
Diesel – 250 Nm
Petrol – 153 Nm/175 Nm
Diesel – 250 Nm
Transmission6-speed MT/6-Speed AT (both engines)5-speed MT or 6-speed AT/5-speed MT or 7-speed AT (DSG)5-speed MT or 6-speed AT/7-speed AT (DSG)/5-speed MT or 7-speed AT (DSG)

The Verna has a best in class power and torque outputs.  Though the Rapid and the Vento offer fairly powerful petrol and Diesel engines, the new Verna is easily ahead of each one of them. The new Verna comes with one petrol and one Diesel engine options i.e a 1.6-litre Petrol and  a 1.6-litre turbo Diesel. Both of these come with a 6-speed Manual and Automatic transmissions options.

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The Rapid and the Vento also offer automatic transmissions on both the engine variants. Also, the Diesel engines of the two cars and  the 1.2-litre Petrol engine of the Vento get a 7-speed DSG. This is one area where we can say that the Verna lags a bit as it offers a conventional 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission system. But when it comes to power and torque outputs, the Verna is a clear winner.

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2017 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid vs VW Vento – Mileage Comparison

ModelHyundai Verna 2017Skoda RapidVolkswagen Vento
Petrol Mileage15.92 – 17.70 KMPL14.84 – 15.41 KMPL16.09-18.19 KMPL
Diesel Mileage21.02 – 24.75 KMPL21.13 – 21.72 KMPL22.15 – 22.27 KMPL

There is a very little difference between the mileage figures of these cars. It should be noted that the Verna 2017 offers similar mileage figures despite of churning more power. On the other hand the Rapid and the Vento in spite of having a 7-speed DSG and lower power output, do not offer a significantly better mileage than the Verna Diesel. So, even when it comes to mileage, the Verna has an advantage here.

2017 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid vs VW Vento – Dimensions Comparison

DimensionsNew 2017 Hyundai VernaSkoda RapidVolkswagen Vento
Length (mm)4,385 mm4386 mm4390 mm
Width (mm)1,729 mm1699 mm1699 mm
Height (mm)1,450 mm1466 mm1467 mm
Wheelbase (mm)2,580 mm2552 mm2553 mm

The VW Vento is slightly longer than the new 2017 Verna. However the Verna is larger than the other two cars here in most of the aspects when it comes to dimensions. The most important thing to be noted is that the 2017 Verna has a much longer wheelbase as compared to both the Rapid as well as the Vento.

2017 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid vs VW Vento – Features Comparison

The Rapid and the Vento are already high on features. However, Hyundai all Hyundai cars are brought in the market with the best in class features. So, the new 2017 Hyundai Verna should be no different in this aspect as well.  The Verna definitely has some additional features over the other two cars here. The infotainment unit of the new Verna has a touchscreen interface and also supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Verna also offers ventilated seats. The top-end Verna comes with an electric sunroof and six airbags. So, even when it comes to features, the Verna has a clear advantage over the other two cars.

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2017 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Rapid vs VW Vento – Verdict

Price – As of now, the Verna has a clear advantage of price over the Rapid and the Vento. The entry level model of the Verna is slightly cheaper than that of the Rapid and the Vento. However, when it comes to the top end model, the Verna is considerably cheaper than the Rapid and the Vento. One should note that the prices of the Verna are low as it is an introductory price. Prices may go up after sales of about 20,000 cars.

Specifications – The Verna is a clear winner here. It offers more power and torque than the Vento and the Rapid.

Mileage – On the mileage front, there is not much that sets the cars apart. The Verna has a slight advantage as it offers the same mileage with a higher power and torque.

Features – The Verna is higher on features as compared to the other two cars. The features include Ventilated Seats, Six Airbags, a touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto  and Electric Sunroof.

Conclusion- The Hyundai Verna does better on most if not all of the aspects of our comparison. The Verna is cheaper, offers more power, torque, features and almost the same mileage. The new 2017 Hyundai Verna surely is worth buying and should be the first choice among buyers of this segment.

About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, http://indiaautoz.in .

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