Honda City Review: The King Of Sedan Cars

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Honda City Review, Price, Images, Mileage, Colours and more.

honda city review

Honda City is India’s most popular sedan. The car is sold in a total of 100 countries and India accounts for the highest number of sales amongst them. City was first introduced in 1998 and over the years has evolved to a great extent but its popularity has remained at an all-time high. We will analyze the latest iteration of the sedan and find out what it has to offer.

Pricelist

The prices for the base model of Honda City start at Rs. 8.72 Lakh (ex-showroom). Even the base model of the City is offered with a range of features, both for safety and entertainment. In terms of price, the most value for money model is the mid-range ‘V’ variant. This model is offered with CVT and gets additional entertainment features.

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
I-VTEC S Rs 8.72 Lakh
I-VTEC SV Rs 9.75 Lakh
I-VTEC V Rs 10.0 Lakh
I-VTEC CVT V Rs 11.73 Lakh
I-VTEC VX Rs 11.84 Lakh
I-VTEC CVT VX Rs 13.03 Lakh
ANNIVERSARY I-VTEC CVT ZX Rs 13.75 Lakh
I-VTEC CVT ZX Rs 13.7 Lakh
I-DTEC SV Rs 10.99 Lakh
I-DTEC V Rs 11.79 Lakh
I-DTEC VX Rs 13.09 Lakh
ANNIVERSARY I-DTEC ZX Rs 13.82 Lakh
I-DTEC ZX Rs 13.78 Lakh

Exterior

honda city exterior

Honda City features skinny chrome accents on top of a black mesh grille. The headlamp clusters come with LED DRLs and we find small LED foglamps integrated into the front bumper. On the side, we find Honda’s sharp iconic body lines and at the rear a small integrated spoiler. The car gets new 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and there is also an option of 15-inch alloys offered on the lower-end variants. 

Dimension

Other than its width, Honda City is one of the longest and tallest sedans on offer today. This means Honda City comes with plenty of cabin space. With 165mm of suspension travel, Honda City offers a very comfortable ride.

Dimensions Model name
Length 4440mm
Width  1695mm
Height  1495mm
Wheelbase  2600mm
Ground clearance  165mm
Boot space  510 litres
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres

Interior

honda city interior

Inside the cabin, there is a dual tone, black and tan interior. There are silver accents, which spread across the centre console. Honda, keeping with its tradition offers a high standard of quality in the fit and finish of the interior. We find a three-spoke steering wheel, frameless/auto dimming rear view mirror and an overall spacious cabin.

Engine and transmission

honda city transmission

Honda City comes with 1.5-litre petrol and diesel powerplants. The petrol mill produces 117.3bhp of peak power output, whereas the diesel motor delivers 98.6bhp. The petrol engines get an option of CVT transmission and the diesel motor produces 98.6bhp of power (Just like the Amaze compact sedan) and 200Nm of torque.

Engine  Petrol Diesel
Type  1.5L  1.5L
Displacement  1497cc 1498cc
Power  117.3bhp  98.6bhp
Torque  145Nm  200Nm
Transmission  AT  MT

Fuel economy

The petrol variant of Honda City offers a fuel economy of 18 kmpl, whereas diesel variants come with an ARAI claimed fuel economy of 25.6 kmpl.

Variant  Petrol Diesel
Fuel economy 18 kmpl 25.6 kmpl

Features

The premium sedan comes with features like a one-touch sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, backlight push/start button, automatic wipers, automatic headlights, LED reading lights, reach and tilt adjustable steering, amongst others.

Safety

Dual airbags and ABS with EBD is offered as standard along with ISOFIX child seat mounts and the top variants also get side airbags.

Colours

Honda City is offered in White Orchid Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver and Alabaster Silver Metallic colour schemes

Pros

  • Dual-airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX offered as standard
  • Fuel efficient powerful engine options
  • Spacious cabin

Cons

  • Premium pricing

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