The D+ segment belongs to luxury sedan cars.Czech automaker giant Skoda Motors’ Skoda Superb and their rival Japanese automaker Honda Motors’ Honda Accord are two luxury sedans battling each other for top spot.
Honda Accord is powered by 2345cc, 2.4L, DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine. This engine produces maximum power of 180PS at 6500RPM and torque of 222Nm at 4300RPM. The engine maintains a mileage of 7.3KMPL in city and 10KMPL on highway. It offers a front wheel drive and has 5- speed automatic/ manual gear transmission.
Skoda Superb offers a 1798cc, 1.8L, Turbocharged petrol engine and a 1968cc, 2.0L, Turbocharged diesel engine. The petrol engine produces maximum power of 160PS at 6200RPM and torque of 250Nm at 4500RPM while the diesel engine gives maximum power of 140PS at 4200RPM and torque of 320Nm at 2500RPM. it also gives amazing mileage of 13KMPL with petrol engine and 17KMPL with diesel. It has a manual/automatic 6-gear transmission and offers a two wheel drive.
Honda Accord has a more bold and charismatic looks. The 3D style slotted front and rear fog lamps looks classy. Chrome finished door handles along with chrome finished exhaust looks trendy. The alloy wheels enhance the sporty quotient of the car.
Skoda Superb sport charming looks. The high intensity Bi-Xenon eye shaped headlamps and new fog lamps at the bottom give a sporty look to the car. Lots of chrome finishing is done at exterior in chrome surrounded radiator grille; chrome protective side door strips and chrome cover headlight washers. The glossy dual exhaust tailpipe at the rear makes the sedan sportier.
The eighth generation of Honda Accord has a very sophisticated interior. The beige colour interior makes cabin brighter. The leather cover steering wheel and upholstery add luxury to interior.
The Skoda Superb has a dynamic and elegant interior design. The Ivory Nappa upholstery and dual tone Onyx-Ivory leather seats makes car brighter and spacious. The chrome platted front and rear door sill with chrome trim on instrument cluster looks luxurious. The seating area is designed effectively and offer roomy cabin.the adjustable rear seats offer best in class leg room for occupants’ comfort.
Honda Accord is loaded with number of comfort and convenience features like noise & vibration reduction carpet, rear AC vent, rear reading lights, outside temperature gauge, digital clock, electronically controlled ORVM, rear center arm rest and multi- functional console. Standard features like glove box, sun glass box, seat back pocket and cup holder is also given.
Skoda Superb is loaded with some interesting features for convenience of occupants such as electric sunroof, Skoda audio player with 6.5 LCD touch screen, gearshift controls on steering wheel, and cruise control to maintain a constant speed, a dual-zone climatic system to automatically adjust the interior’s temperature is also offered.
Skoda Superb and Honda Accord both are fit with all the new age safety features like airbags for the front seat passengers and front and rear seat-belts for safety in time of impact, ABS (anti lock brake system) with EBD. The front and rear tyres come with discs brakes. engine immobilizer,central locking, child lock and key-less entry is given for convenience.
Honda Accord is available in Bold Beige Metallic, Tafeta white, Alabaster Silver and Crystal Black Pearl colours while Skoda Superb is available in four trendy colours to choose from,Candy White, Rosso Brunello,Magic black and Amethyst Royal.
Skoda Superb is price at 18.06-24.3lakhs and Honda Accord costs around 20.3-27.3laks.
Skoda Superb is offered with more options. It has a better and powerful engine which is more fuel efficient than Honda Accord and it also cost less.
Specification Table of Skoda Superb and Honda Accord
|Skoda Superb||Honda Accord|
|Engine Size||1798cc, 1.8L, Turbocharged petrol engine/ 1968cc, 2.0L, Turbocharged diesel engine||2345cc, 2.4L, DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine|
|Power||160PS@6200RPM (petrol)/ 140PS at 4200RPM (diesel)||180PS at 6500PM|
|Gear box||6 speed||5 Speed|
|Mileage||17kmpl (diesel)/ 13KMPL (petrol)||10KMPL|
|Transmission||Manual / Automatic||Manual / Automatic|