Hyundai Elantra vs Skoda Octavia

Engine: 4-cyl, 1,968cc, turbo-diesel
Power: 141bhp
Torque: 320Nm
Gearbox: 6M, FWD
0-100kph: 8.91sec
30-50kph: 3.31sec
50-70kph: 6.95sec
80-0kph: 25.89m, 2.67sec
Mileage: City - 10.3kpl, Highway - 14.7kpl
Price: Rs 20.18 lakh (on-road, Mumbai)

Pros: Power, handling, high-speed ride
Cons: Styling, steering feel, features, noisy suspension

Rating: 7/10

Engine: 4-cyl, 1,582cc, turbo-diesel
Power: 126bhp
Torque: 260Nm
Gearbox: 6M, FWD
0-100kph: 10.34sec
30-50kph: 4.32sec
50-70kph: 7.90sec
80-0kph: 29.63m, 3.06sec
Mileage: City - 10.8kpl, Highway - 14.9kpl
Price: Rs 18.53lakh (on-road, Mumbai)

Pros: Styling, features, low-speed ride
Cons: Steering feel, high-speed ride, turbo lag

Rating 6/10

The verdict
The Elantra gets great styling and loads of features, but if you want a great overall package with good driving dynamics, the Octavia is the car for you.