2023 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Slavia: Price, Features, Specs, and More

In this piece, we'll compare the recently launched Verna facelift to one of its competitors on the Indian market, the Skoda Slavia, to see how they stack up against each other. We'll look at aspects such as mechanical specifications, price, features, and more.

By Reetika Bhatt | on March 24, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

The c-segment sedan market was revived when the Skoda Slavia made its debut in the Indian market last year. It was closely followed by the Volkswagen Virtus, whose subtle overall look won over the Indian audience. Additionally, the Honda City has recently undergone a few updates and now offers revised powertrain options. The feature list has also been refreshed. When it comes to the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, a generation change is long overdue, but sales are still strong. On the other hand, the 2023 Hyundai Verna, which was recently launched comes with several first-in-segment features. In this piece, we will compare the newly launched Verna facelift with one of its market rivals, the Skoda Slavia in terms of specs, price, features, and more to see how they fare against each other. 

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2023 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Slavia: Engine and Gearbox

Hyundai offers two petrol engine choices for the new Verna model. A 6-speed manual transmission and an IVT are mated to a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated (NA) petrol engine that produces 113bhp of maximum power and 144Nm of peak torque. The other engine is a brand-new 1.5-litre petrol turbocharged unit that generates a maximum output of 158bhp and 253Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and a 7-speed DCT.


A 1.5-litre inline-four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol TSI Evo engine (with active cylinder technology) that produces 148bhp of peak power and 250Nm of maximum torque, and a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that produces 113bhp and 178Nm of torque power the Skoda Slavia. Both a six-speed manual and a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission are available for the Slavia. Additionally, the sedan's 1.0-litre engine is mated to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

Also Read: Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT Review: Can this sedan bring the old magic back? | autoX

2023 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Slavia: Mileage

With a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission, the 2023 Hyundai Verna has an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency rating of 18.60 km/l, while with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the rating is 19.60 km/l. The new 1.5-litre TGDi engine, on the other hand, achieves ARAI-certified mileage of 20 km/l (6-speed MT) and 20.60 km/l (7-speed DCT).

The Slavia's 1.5-litre engine, meanwhile, achieves 18.72km/l (6-speed MT) and 18.41km/l (7-speed DCT automatic). Additionally, the 1.0-litre Slavia gets 19.47km/l (6-speed MT) and 18.07km/l (6-speed AT).

2023 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Slavia: Dimensions

The new Hyundai Verna has dimensions of 4,535mm in length, 1,765mm in width, and 1,475mm in height, with a 2,670mm wheelbase. It is now larger than its predecessor in almost every way, including height. It is 95mm longer, 36mm wider, and has a 70mm longer wheelbase. It is not, however, by any means the biggest sedan in its class. The Verna is smaller than the Virtus, the Slavia, and the City. Since all other sedans are taller as well, the Verna is also the lowest slung. Its best-in-class wheelbase, which should result in a good interior space, gives it an advantage over its competitors. The new Verna is also wider than its predecessor, which was the class's narrowest sedan.

Skoda Slavia Rear

Coming to the dimensions of the Skoda Slavia, it has a length of 4,541mm, a width of 1,752mm, a height of 1,507mm, and a wheelbase of 2,651mm. The 2023 Verna boasts a boot capacity of 528 litres, whereas the Slavia's boot capacity stands at 521 litres.

2023 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Slavia: Features

2023 Hyundai Verna Interior

New Hyundai Verna Interior

A total of 17 ADAS features (Level 2 autonomy) and Hyundai SmartSense are included in the brand-new Verna. The new Verna is the only vehicle in its segment to come standard with heated seats, an electric parking brake with auto hold, a powered driver seat, a rear window manual sunblind, 64-colour ambient lighting, four-wheel disc brakes, front parking sensors, and six airbags, while all of its competitors offer more or less comparable features.

Skoda Slavia interior

Skoda Slavia Interior

Speaking of the Slavia, the sedan is fully equipped with premium features at the top of the line, including ventilated seats, a sunroof, a digital instrument panel, a 10-inch touchscreen, connected car technology, and more. Two airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), and an electronic differential are all standard. Six airbags, cruise control, hill-hold assist, automatic headlamps, and wipers are standard on higher-spec models.

Also Read: New Hyundai Verna Gets Over 8,000 Bookings in India

2023 Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Slavia: Price

The price range for the brand-new 2023 Hyundai Verna is Rs 10.90 lakh to Rs 17.38 lakh. Both prices are ex-showroom. It is important to note that none of the mid-size sedans have diesel engines; they are all petrol-only models. On the other hand, the Skoda Slavia is priced between Rs 11.29 lakh and Rs 18.40 lakh (ex-showroom), which is close to the price range of the Volkswagen Virtus. 

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