Continuing from my previous post, here are more comparisons pertaining to more specifications of the chosen cars:
1. Wheel Size
Renault Fluence, Neo Elantra, Honda Accord, Skoda New Laura, and Volkswagen Jetta have a wheel size of 16 inches each. Swift DZire Tour, Etios GD Safety, Skoda Rapid Active, and Swift DZire LXi have a wheel size of 14 inches. The sore loser in this specification is Hyundai Accent Executive, with a tyre size of 13 inches.
2. Wheel Type
All the cars with wheel size 16 inches, along with Tata Manza CS have alloy wheels. We all do love alloy wheels rather than the traditional Stainless Steel wheels, for sure.
Renault Fluence boasts of a 7-speed manual gearbox. Skoda New Laura has a 6-speed automatic. Neo Fluidic Elantra, Volkswagen Jetta, and Tata Manza CS have 6-speed manual gearbox. Those which lose out with the traditional 5-speed manual gearbox are: Swift DZire Tour, Swift DZire LXi, Etios GD Safety, Skoda Rapid Active, and Hyundai Accent Executive.
4. Tinted Glass
Having tinted glass by default is very important these days. Neo Fluidic Elantra has a Solar Tint, while Fluence, Accord, Jetta, Laura, Manza, Rapid, and Hyundai Accent Executive have a traditional tinted glass in its windows and wind screen. Swift DZire and Swift DZire Tour have a green tinted glass, which I personally dislike. Toyota Etios GD does not have window tints.
Other than Elantra, Manza, Rapid, and Swift DZire, all other cars in the competition have a Remote Keyless Entry facility
Fluence, Elantra, Accord, and Jetta have driver and passenger airbags. For Etios GD safety, this feature is optional
Fleunce, Elantra, Accord, Laura and Jetta have ABS feature in them. All others don’t. For Etios, it’s optional
Other than Manza and Swift DZire, all other cars have a Central Locking system
Other than Etios, Manza, Swift DZire, and Accent, all other cars have a radio installed in their base model
10. CD Player
Other than Etios, Manza, Swift DZire, and Accent, all other cars have a CD/DVD player installed
11. Power Steering
My my! It seems that the Honda Accord Diesel does not have a power steering. How weird is that!
12. Fog Lamps
Fluence, Accord, Jetta, DZire Tour, and Manza have both front and rear Fog Lamps
So, which ones make the cut?
1. Renault Fluence Advantage Edition
Pros: Wheel Type – Alloy, Airbags – Present, Fog Lamps – Front and rear
2. Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra CRDi SX AT
Pros: Wheel Type – Alloy, Tinted Glass – Solar Type, Airbags – Present
Cons: Remote Keyless Entry – No
3. Honda Accord Diesel
Pros: Wheel Type – Alloy, Airbags – Yes, Fog Lamps – Front and rear
Cons: Power Steering – No
4. Skoda New Laura Elegance 2.0 TDI CR AT
Pros: Wheel Type – Alloy, Fog Lamps – Front and rear
5. Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L TDI Trendline
Pros: Wheel Type – Alloy, Airbags – Yes
6. Maruti Swift DZire Tour VDi
Pros: Fog Lamps – Front and rear
Cons: ABS – No, Tinted Glass – Green Tint, Gearbox – 5-speed manual, Wheel Size – 14″