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.
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.
|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|
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.
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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.
|Boot space||510 litres|
|Fuel tank capacity||40 litres|
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.
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Engine and 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.
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.
|Fuel economy||18 kmpl||25.6 kmpl|
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.
Dual airbags and ABS with EBD is offered as standard along with ISOFIX child seat mounts and the top variants also get side airbags.
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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
- Dual-airbags, ABS with EBD and ISOFIX offered as standard
- Fuel efficient powerful engine options
- Spacious cabin
- Premium pricing