Hyundai Verna vs Skoda Slavia: Which 1.5-litre Turbo-petrol Sedan Is Quicker And Sips Less Fuel?

  • May 24, 2024
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To find that out, we strap on the Vbox, buckle up and head to our test location

Skoda Slavia vs Hyundai Verna

In the latest edition of the Zig performance comparo report, we line up the Hyundai Verna and Skoda Slavia. Both these compact sedans have a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine which plaster a big smile on our faces. We are going to find out which one is quicker in our real-world performance comparison test and even check out its fuel efficiency. 

Let the games begin! But before that… 

Spec Check 


Hyundai Verna

Skoda Slavia


1.5-litre turbo-petrol 

1.5-litre turbo-petrol 

Power (PS)

160 PS

150 PS

Torque (Nm)

253 Nm

250 Nm 

Transmission Options

6-speed manual / 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

6-speed manual / 7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Skoda Slavia Engine Bay

On paper, the Hyundai Verna’s turbo-petrol engine is 10 PS and 3 Nm more powerful than the Skoda Slavia’s engine. Can this on-paper difference translate to quicker acceleration time in the real-world? 

We have the dual-clutch automatic variants to find out the same. 

Acceleration Test 


Hyundai Verna 1.5-litre Turbo-petrol DSG

Skoda Slavia 1.5-litre Turbo-petrol DSG

0-100 kmph

8.49 seconds 

9.32 seconds

20-80 kmph (Kickdown) 

5.65 seconds

5.53 seconds 

Hyundai Verna

The added performance helps the Verna edge out the Slavia in the outright acceleration test by almost a second. That said, the Slavia was the quicker one in the roll-on acceleration test, managing to beat the Verna by the slightest of margins. 

Also Read: Hyundai Verna Turbo vs VW Virtus GT: Battle Of The Performance Sedans!

Fuel Efficiency Test 


Hyundai Verna 1.5-litre Turbo-petrol DSG

Skoda Slavia 1.5-litre Turbo-petrol DSG


12.6 kmpl 

14.14 kmpl 


18.89 kmpl

20.85 kmpl 

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Where the Skoda Slavia beat the Hyundai Verna fair and square is in the fuel efficiency department, courtesy its cylinder deactivation tech that shuts down two cylinders under light load and at cruising speeds. 

Price And Verdict


Hyundai Verna 

Skoda Slavia

Ex-showroom Price 

Rs 11 lakh to Rs 17.42 lakh

Rs 11.63 lakh to Rs 19.12 lakh

Skoda Slavia Rear

In the confines of this test, the Skoda Slavia was clearly more fuel-efficient and quicker in the roll-on acceleration test. Therefore, the Skoda clearly wins this test and takes home the cup. If you want to know our impressions on the Skoda Slavia, head to our in-depth first drive review. And to read more about the Hyundai Verna, you can check out its first drive review here.

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