Mid-size sedan comparison: Exploring the choices available today

The Honda City stands out as the longest sedan in the segment, measuring 4583 mm in length.

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The midsize sedan market has gained fresh attention, particularly due to the impressive 5-star rating achieved by the newly launched Hyundai Verna. In the analysis below, I evaluate a range of popular cars in this category, including the Honda City, Škoda Slavia, Hyundai Verna, VW Virtus, and the Maruti Ciaz. These midsize sedans undergo a comprehensive evaluation covering different aspects.

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  • (2023 Hyundai Verna Review)Hyundai Verna
  • (2023 Honda City Facelift : A Close Look)Honda City
  • (Skoda Slavia Review)Škoda Slavia
  • (Volkswagen Virtus Review)VW Virtus
  • (2018 Maruti Ciaz Facelift (1.5L Petrol) : Official Review)Maruti Ciaz

Comparison Index:

  • Dimensions
  • Exterior Impressions
  • Interior Impressions
  • Instrument Cluster, Infotainment System and Speakers
  • Features
  • Safety
  • Performance
  • Fuel-Efficiency
  • Variants and Price
  • Pros and Cons
  • Final Impressions


Length (MM)

  • Hyundai Verna: 4535 mm
  • Honda City: 4574 mm (SV, V, VX trims), 4583 mm (ZX trim)
  • Škoda Slavia: 4541 mm
  • VW Virtus: 4561 mm
  • Maruti Ciaz: 4490 mm

Width: (mm):

  • Hyundai Verna: 1765 mm
  • Honda City: 1748 mm
  • Škoda Slavia: 1752 mm
  • VW Virtus: 1752 mm
  • Maruti Ciaz: 1730 mm

Height: (mm)

  • Hyundai Verna: 1475 mm
  • Honda City: 1489 mm
  • Škoda Slavia: 1507 mm
  • VW Virtus: 1507 mm
  • Maruti Ciaz: 1485 mm

Wheelbase: (mm)

Hyundai Verna: 2670 mm

Honda City: 2600 mm

Škoda Slavia: 2651 mm

VW Virtus: 2651 mm

Maruti Ciaz: 2650 mm

Ground Clearance: (mm)

  • Hyundai Verna: 170 mm
  • Honda City: 165 mm
  • Škoda Slavia: 179 mm
  • VW Virtus: 179 mm
  • Maruti Ciaz: 170 mm

Boot space: (litres)

  • Hyundai Verna: 528 litres
  • Honda City: 506 litres
  • Škoda Slavia: 521 litres
  • VW Virtus: 521 litres
  • Maruti Ciaz: 510 litres

In summary, the Honda City stands out as the longest sedan in the segment, measuring 4583 mm in length. The Verna takes the lead in width, boasting a width of 1765 mm. Both the Slavia and Virtus claim the highest height at 1507 mm. The Verna secures the longest wheelbase at 2670 mm, while the Virtus and Slavia excel in ground clearance, measuring 179 mm. Additionally, the Verna offers the largest boot capacity in the category, accommodating 528 litres.


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