Honda City vs Hyundai Verna vs Nissan Sunny vs VW Vento vs Ford Fiesta

Nissan Sunny facelift launched today at starting price of Rs. 7,99,000 for diesel version (ex-showroom Delhi). Following is a brief on-paper comparison review of C segment rivals new Sunny diesel is meeting with, along with collation of technical specifications, features, price and milage. Competition includes Sunny, Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and 2014 Ford Fiesta.

Sedan comparison IndiaExteriors - Facelift Nissan Sunny, being more aggressive and lot of chrome thrown on its face, stands at top in terms of road presence. Although Fiesta is widest in segment, followed by Verna, Vento, City and Sunny, the Japanese Caaaaar manages to appear wider and bigger than rest (check spec comparison sheet at the bottom of page).

It is hard to say which looks better, rather one can say which appeals more to a purpose. New Ford Fiesta is a sport, Hyundai Verna is trendy, Volkswagen Vento is professional & office type, Honda City is a jumble of sport & elegance while 2014 Nissan Sunny is corporate and luxurious.

Nissan-Sunny frontInteriors - New Nissan Sunny’s interiors radiate some sort of peaceful and relaxing aura. Dull and subtle grey finish of plastics and upholstery, presented by rich quality of materials creeps calmness into minds of occupants. 2014 Ford Fiesta adds a bit more modern character. With Charcoal Black and Light Earth Grey interiors, Fiesta is also pleasant inside.

Other cars come with black and beige interiors, more striking than in aforementioned Japanese and American brand cars. Hyundai Verna and 2014 Honda City fight to claim one is more snazzy than other. Triple pot instrument cluster of new City is indubitably the sportiest of all. But at a quick glance, Verna might catch your eyes faster. Volkswagen Vento is left out puzzled. The German lacks emotion, but design and controls are very clear and ergonomic.

2014-Ford-FiestaFeatures - Equipment wise they all share similar list. Sunny and City come with reverse camera while rest bear only sensors & beepers. Piano black trims, music system, USB, AUX-in, Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted controls, ABS with EBD, Dual Airbags and the like are present in almost all of C segment sedans. New Nissan Sunny XV Premium Pack 2 variant comes with side airbags as well.

VW Vento frontEngine - Taking numbers into account, Hyundai Verna 1.6 litre diesel variant is most powerful with 128 PS @ 4,000 rpm, VW Vento follows with 105 PS @ 4,400 rpm, new City is third with 100PS @ 3,600 rpm, fourth is new Fiesta with 91PS @ 3,750 rpm, close fifth is Verna 1.4 litre model with 90PS @ 4,000 rpm, and last comes new Sunny rating 86 PS @ 3,750 rpm.

Torque wise also Hyundai Verna takes lead with 260 Nm @ 1,900 – 2,750 rom, behind is VW Vento with 250Nm @ 1,500 – 2,500 rpm, third comes Verna with 220Nm @ 1,750 – 2,750 rpm, fourth is Fiesta with 204Nm @ 2,000 – 2,750 rpm, fifth is 2014 City with 200Nm @ 1,750 rpm and last is again 2014 Sunny with 200 Nm @ 2,000 rpm.

2014-Honda-CityPrice - Nissan Sunny is least expensive of the lot, starting at Rs. 7.99 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. Most expensive diesel C segment sedan is Honda City at Rs. 9.42 lakhs, for base variant. Most affordable fully loaded trim comes in Ford Fiesta, priced at Rs. 9.29 lakhs, whereas priciest top spec car is again Honda City with price tag of Rs. 11.51 lakhs.

Also read reviews of

2014 Nissan Sunny facelift

2014 Ford Fiesta facelift

New Honda City

Volkswagen Vento TSI

Hyundai-Verna-GLTechnical specification comparison sheet is added below:

Specifications Nissan Sunny Honda City Hyundai Verna Ford Fiesta VW Vento

Engine

1,461cc, 4 cyl, 8v SOHC – K9K dCi

1,498cc, 4 cyl, 16v i-DTEC

1,396cc, 4 cyl, 16v CRDi,

1,582cc, 4 cyl, 16v CRDi

1,498cc, 4 cyl, 8v TDCi

1,598cc, 4-cyl, In-line DOHC

Max Power

86 PS @ 3,750 rpm

100PS @ 3,600 rpm

90PS @ 4,000 rpm,

128.08PS @ 4,000 rpm

91PS @ 3,750 rpm

105 PS @ 4,400 rpm

Max Torque

200 Nm @ 2,000 rpm

200Nm @ 1,750 rpm

220Nm @ 1,750 – 2,750 rpm,

260 Nm @ 1,900 – 2,750 rpm

204Nm @ 2,000 – 2,750 rpm

250 Nm @ 1,500 – 2,500 rpm

Transmission

5 speed manual

5-speed manual / CVT

6-speed manual

5-speed manual

5-speed manual

Wheelbase

2,600 mm

2,600 mm

2,570 mm

2,489 mm

2,552 mm

Top Speed

NA

NA

175 kmph, NA

NA

186 kmph

Dimensions

(LxWxH)

4455x1695x1515 mm

4440x1695x1495 mm

4370x1700x1475 mm

4320x1764x1486 mm

4384x1699x1466 mm

Ground Clearance

161 mm

165 mm

NA

NA

168 mm

Fuel Efficiency

22.71 kmpl

26 kmpl

23.4kmpl, NA

25.01 kmpl

20.5 kmpl

Kerb Weight

NA

1,165 kg

NA

NA

1,220 kg

Suspension

Front / Rear

McPherson Strut /

Torsion Bar

McPherson Strut /

Torsion Beam Axle

McPherson Strut /

Couple Torsion Beam Axle

McPherson Strut /

Semi Independent Twist Beam

McPherson strut with stabiliser bar /

Semi-independent trailing arm

Turning Radius

5.3 m

5.3 m

NA

5.2 m

5.4 m

Brakes F / R

Disc / Drum

Disc / Drum

Disc / Drum

Disc / Drum

Disc / Drum

Tires

185/70 R14 (XE, XL)185/65 R15 (XV)

175/65 – R15

185/65 – R15 / 195/ 55 – R16 (CX)

195/60 – R15

185/60 – R15

Boot Volume

490 litres

510 liters

NA

430 liters

NA

Tank Capacity

41 litres

40 liters

43 liters

40 liters

55 litres

Price (Ex-Delhi)

Rs. 7.99 – 10 lakhs

Rs. 8.37 – 10.89 lakhs

Rs. 9.42 – 11.51 lakhs

Rs. 7.69 – 9.29 lakhs

Rs. 8.54 – 10 lakhs