Comparo – 2014 Ford Fiesta vs Hyundai Verna vs Honda City vs VW Vento vs Skoda Rapid
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The 2014 Ford Fiesta facelift goes on sale in India today. The car is available only with a diesel engine and competes against the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, VW Vento and Skoda Rapid.
Here’s how the Ford fares with rivals on technical specification.
In terms of power, the Fiesta produces 91 PS, the lowest in this segment, while the Verna makes a class-leading 128 PS. The Hyundai also makes the most torque at 265 Nm while the Honda makes the least at 200 Nm. The Ford makes a little bit more torque at 204 Nm.
The Fiesta, Vento and Rapid come with a 5-speed manual gearbox and the City and Verna use a 6-speed manual. Additionally, the Verna is also available with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The City continues to hold on to its crown in the efficiency department and the Fiesta manages to come second with 25.01 km/l.
Coming to dimensions, the City is the longest at 4.4 meters and the Fiesta the widest at 1.76 meters. However, the Ford has the shortest wheelbase at 2,489 mm while the City has the longest at 2,600 mm. The City also carries the most luggage with a 510 liter boot.
Among these cars, the Fiesta is the least expensive starting at INR 7.69 lakhs and going up to INR 9.29 lakhs for the top-end variant. The Verna is the priciest ranging from INR 9.42 to INR 11.51 lakhs for the fully-loaded automatic variant.
This comparo will be revisited early next month when Nissan India announces the prices for the Sunny facelift.