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Key Specs of Honda City

Mileage (upto)25.6 kmpl
Engine (upto)1498 cc
Boot Space510-litres

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Latest Update: Honda has announced a price hike of upto Rs 10,000 across its model lineup w.e.f 1 February 2019. Read more on this here.

Honda City Prices and variants: Honda City prices start from Rs 9.70 lakh and goes up to Rs 14.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol variant while the diesel version is priced between Rs 11 lakh and Rs 14.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is available in four variants, namely, SV, V, VX and ZX.  

Honda City Engine specifications and mileage: The City is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 119PS/145Nm and is mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic gearbox. The diesel engine, on the other hand, is good for 100PS/200Nm and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Both the engines are well powered and offer good city and highway drivability. The City has a claimed mileage of 17.4kmpl and 25.6kmpl for petrol and diesel respectively. The petrol CVT is a bit more efficient than its manual counterpart and has a fuel economy of 18kmpl.

Honda City Features: Equipment on the City include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and parking camera support, electric sunroof, cruise control, automatic climate control, rear parking camera, auto dimming IRVM, rain-sensing wipers, automatic LED headlamps and push-button start, among others. For safety, the City gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard across its range. However, the top-spec ZX variant gets six airbags instead of two.  

Honda City Competition: The Honda City rivals the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and the Toyota Yaris.

Honda City price list (Variants)

City i-VTEC S1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.4 kmplRs.8.77 Lakh*
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City i-VTEC SV1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.4 kmplRs.9.7 Lakh*
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City Edge Edition SV1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.4 kmplRs.9.75 Lakh*
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City i-VTEC V1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.4 kmpl
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City i-DTEC SV1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.6 kmplRs.11.0 Lakh*
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City Edge Edition Diesel SV1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.6 kmplRs.11.1 Lakh*
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City i-VTEC VX1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.4 kmplRs.11.56 Lakh*
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City i-DTEC V1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.6 kmplRs.11.75 Lakh*
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City i-VTEC CVT V1497 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.0 kmplRs.11.75 Lakh*
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City i-VTEC ZX1497 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.14 kmplRs.12.75 Lakh*
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City i-DTEC VX1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.6 kmplRs.12.86 Lakh*
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City i-VTEC CVT VX1497 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.0 kmplRs.12.86 Lakh*
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City Anniversary i-VTEC CVT ZX1497 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.0 kmplRs.13.8 Lakh*
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City Anniversary i-DTEC ZX1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.6 kmplRs.13.93 Lakh*
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City i-DTEC ZX1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.6 kmplRs.14.05 Lakh*
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City i-VTEC CVT ZX1497 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.0 kmplRs.14.05 Lakh*
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Honda City Review

The Honda City continues to be the brand’s highest-selling model in India. In fact, out of the 100 countries it is sold in worldwide, India accounts for the highest sales numbers. The model has established itself as one of the most sought after cars in the country, with four generations being offered since 1998.

The City name is a sub-brand in itself and it gets a big list of features, efficient engines and Honda’s brand value. It has just received a facelift that adds some more value to the package. Is it a proposition worth considering? Time to find out.

Even with the facelift, the City retains its core strengths. It’s still the same comfortable, reliable, spacious and easy to own car as before, but what Honda aimed to do is fill in a few holes in the package. Has it done that? Yes, whether it’s a matter of safety or adding some desirable features so the City can cater to modern buyer demands, Honda has almost perfected the City’s positioning as a great all-rounder.

The changes are enough to make sure the City’s status as segment leader continues for now and it can look its rivals straight in the eye. But is it significantly better than its rivals? Not quite.

Honda City Exterior

The Honda City is a classy looking sedan and the facelift adds some sporty touches. Up front, the chrome grille is slimmer and gets a black honeycomb mesh behind. The headlamps have been restyled as well, and now sport LED daytime running lights and first-in-segment LED headlights. Additionally, the front bumper is new and apart from featuring smaller fog lamp enclosures, the fog lights themselves are LED units.

The boring old alloy wheels have not only been redesigned, but upsized as well. So, on the top-two variants, you get a new set of 16-inch wheels. The design may be not be to everyone’s taste, though. The lower variants get a new set of 15-inch wheels too.

The City facelift looks the most distinctive from the rear, mainly because of the new tail lights that now feature dual-tone (red and clear-lens) detailing on the top-end model. No surprises that the tail lights are LEDs too, as is the stop light that’s integrated into the new rear spoiler. Believe it or not, even the number plate is illuminated with LEDs! The rear bumper’s new as well and gets a black honeycomb insert that makes the City’s rear look leaner.

Exterior Comparison

Honda CityVolkswagen Vento
Length (mm)4440mm4390mm
Width (mm)1695mm1699mm
Height (mm)1495mm1467mm
Ground Clearance (mm)165mm163mm
Wheel Base (mm)2600mm2553mm
Kerb Weight (kg)1147kg1213Kg

Boot Space Comparison

Honda CityVolkswagen Vento

City Interior

On the inside, the black-beige-silver theme is elegant and the overall quality is quite good, though, a few more soft-touch plastics would’ve been nice. However, with the facelift, Honda has plugged a few gaps in the cabin.

So the steering now gets the added advantage of reach adjustment (only tilt earlier), which helps you find that perfect driving position with a lot more ease. The sunroof, which was already available, gets the one touch operation for some added convenience.

Additionally, you now get an interior rear-view mirror that’s not only auto-dimming, but frameless as well. Even the starter button gets some new backlighting which makes it look more distinctive, while the instrument cluster’s dials now glow white (earlier blue).

Honda has also thrown in additional kit like auto-headlamps and auto-wipers - something that its rival, the Hyundai Verna already offered. Of course, following the exterior lighting theme, you get LED map lights up front and LED reading lamps at the rear in the range-topping ZX variant.

The cabin is still uber-spacious as ever. 5 occupants can fit in with ease and two six-footers can sit one behind the other. The only problem is that tall occupants will find themselves wanting for better rear seat headroom and while the cabin is wide, the middle occupant won’t be too comfortable over long journeys because of the raised centre section of the rear bench and slightly protruding armrest console. On the plus-side, the rear headrests are now adjustable, but the feature is limited to the top-end ZX variant only.

Honda City Performance

The updated City is mechanically identical to the outgoing version, so you still get the same 1.5-litre petrol (119PS/145Nm) and diesel (100PS/200Nm) engines. The petrol gets a five-speed manual gearbox as standard, with the option of a CVT automatic with paddle-shifters, while the diesel only gets a six-speed manual gearbox.

The diesel engine was infamous for its high noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels. Honda claims the problem has been worked on in the facelift, but it’s still not up to the mark. Whatever improvement has been made is marginal and the engine still lacks the kind of refinement levels you’d expected at this price. Vibrations can still be felt through the steering and pedals and engine does take away from the car’s otherwise premium feel.

However, the engine’s low-end torque is great and the motor offers great driveability even before the turbo kicks in. There’s barely any throttle input needed to drive at city speeds and power delivery, even when the turbo kicks in, is very smooth. The City diesel is an efficient urban-commuter and highway cruiser, but it isn’t fun to drive like the rev-happy petrol.

The petrol, on the other hand, is refined and is very engaging to use. You can take it easy and get a good fuel-economy or rev it hard to have some fun. It’s easily among the most well-rounded petrol engines in the segment.

Performance Comparison (Diesel)

Volkswagen VentoHonda City
Torque (Nm)250Nm@1500-3000rpm200Nm@1750rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1498 cc1498 cc
Top Speed (kmph)180 Kmph175 Kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)11.07 Seconds10 Seconds
Kerb Weight (kg)1238kg1175kg
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)21.5kmpl25.6kmpl
Power Weight Ratio87.64bhp/ton83.91bhp/ton

Performance Comparison (Petrol)

Honda CityVolkswagen Vento
Torque (Nm)145Nm@4600rpm175Nm@1500-4100rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1497 cc1197 cc
Top Speed (kmph)178.55 kmph185 Kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)11.90 Seconds12.3 Seconds
Kerb Weight (kg)1107kg1179Kg
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)18.0kmpl18.19kmpl
Power Weight Ratio105.9bhp/ton-

Ride and Handling

The City’s suspension strikes a good balance between comfort and stability. Under most driving conditions, the ride quality is good and it can handle the average Indian road quite well, while it’s steady at high speeds too. However, the suspension is a bit noisy over broken patches of road and if you hit a pothole, it will be felt in the cabin.

The City, as its name suggests, is about easy urban mobility. So the steering is super-light and makes maneuvering through traffic a breeze. The steering is quite direct too and the handling mannerisms are very predictable even for inexperienced drivers. However, at high-speeds, we do wish the steering weighed-up a bit more and unfortunately, there isn’t much feedback either. It’s a good car for a driving enthusiast, but not the best.

Off-Road Ability

With 165mm of ground clearance, the City can manage a few medium-sized potholes at best. It is not an off-roader by any means.

Luxury Factor

The Honda City’s airy cabin adds to the sense of space. The beige interior, while prone to staining easily, looks premium, while the chrome touches are tasteful. The dashboard gets a T-shaped silver accent that adds to the upmarket look, while a few more silver touches on the door pads and centre console enhance the experience. Thoughtful touches like armrests at the front and rear help improve cabin comfort, while unique elements like the LED map lights and reading lights make the car feel unique on the inside.


Honda India’s R&D division has developed a new seven-inch touchscreen infotainment display labelled the ‘Digipad’. It runs on an Android-based operating system and is very user-friendly. Apart from the larger screen size, the unit comes with the added advantage of MirrorLink and Wi-Fi connectivity. Since you do have 2 USB ports, one can be used for running the apps offered in MirrorLink, provided you have a MirrorLink enabled phone. While MirrorLink does offer added benefits (e.g. music player and navigation app), the number of apps available is limited when compared to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay – both of which, the new Hyundai Verna is expected to get.

The Wi-Fi connectivity option lets you connect to a Wi-Fi source nearby (say, your phone’s hotspot), to operate functions through the browser app. Once connected, you can access any website directly through the infotainment display. It’s also useful for receiving live traffic updates on the in-built navigation system (SD card-based/by MapMyIndia). Additionally, the setup gets voice command recognition for the navigation system, entertainment and telephony systems. Other features of the infotainment system include an SD card slot for media files, Bluetooth audio streaming and telephony, 1.5GB of internal memory and an HDMI port. The eight-speaker sound system is the same as before and the sound quality continues to be impressive.

City Safety

The car’s safety package is even better than before. Dual airbags and ABS come as standard, but you also get rear seat ISOFIX child seat mounts right from the base variant. Also, considering how not only rivals like the Verna, but more affordable cars like the Figo, Elite i20 and Aspire get them, you now have side and curtain airbags on the top-end ZX grade.


Honda City Variants

The Honda City is offered in 5 variants – S, SV, V, VX and ZX. The base variant is quite well-equipped and gets a good list of features, including dual airbags and ABS with EBD, along with power windows, power-adjustable wing-mirrors, keyless entry, a music system that includes Bluetooth connectivity, four-speakers, ISOFIX and a rear defogger. However, this variant is only available with the petrol engine and manual transmission.

The ZX grade gets nice tech like 6 airbags, LED interior lights and LED tail lights, along with auto-headlamps and wipers. However, this variant is not available with the petrol manual transmission.

The most value-for-money variant is the mid-range V grade. It gets a touchscreen infotainment system, 15-inch alloy wheels, push-button starter, smart-key and an eight-speaker sound system too. The VX variant is quite tempting, as it gets 16-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, LED headlights and fog lights, leather upholstery and adds reach-adjustability to the steering wheel. The Rs 1.30-1.65 lakh price premium for these features is expected, but the added features aren’t need-based, though they add some convenience and novelty.

Pros & Cons of Honda City

CarDekho Experts
CarDekho Experts:
The City continues to be a popular choice among car buyers. But is it significantly better than its rivals? Not quite.

Things We Like in City

  • The City’s interior space and build quality is good. In fact, it is comparable with even some D-segment sedans
  • At 510 litres, the City’s boot is among the most spacious in the segment. It’s also the same as the Ciaz’s.
  • The City gets a one-touch electric sunroof, which is unavailable in most cars in this segment
  • The Honda City gets six airbags in the top-spec ZX variant. Not many cars in this segment offer that
  • The petrol City is among the most fuel-efficient automatic cars in its segment.At 18kmpl, it is about 2kmpl more efficient than the Verna petrol automatic, which has a claimed efficiency of 15.92kmpl.

Things We Don't Like in City

  • High Price: the City is the most expensive car in its segment. The City’s top-spec ZX variant is almost Rs 1 lakh pricier than the Verna’s SX(O) variant, City’s closest rival in terms of features and performance
  • Infotainment System: the City’s 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is laggy and lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, something which is offered in every other sedan in this segment
  • NVH levels could have been better. Diesel engine’s vibrations and noise can be felt inside the cabin
  • The City is not offered with an automatic transmission with its diesel engine. However, other sedans like the Vento, Rapid and the Verna get it
  • The Honda City gets touch-based AC controls in its top-spec variant, which are not easy to use while driving as you will need to take your eyes off the road to use them

Stand Out Features

  • Pros & Cons of Honda City

    Paddle Shifters: The City is the only car in its segment to offer paddle shifters. The paddle shifters allow drivers to shift gears without getting hands off the steering wheelHonda City Image

  • Pros & Cons of Honda City

    Internet Connectivity: The Digipad infotainment system is wifi enabled that allows the user to access the internet with the help of a mobile hotspot. It is the only car in its segment to get this functionalityHonda City Image

  • Pros & Cons of Honda City

    LED headlamps: The Honda City is the only car to offer LED headlamps and fog lamps. These headlamps not only lend the City a premium look but also provide better visibility. Honda City Image

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Honda City Mileage

The claimed ARAI mileage: Honda City Diesel is 25.6 kmpl | Honda City Petrol is 17.4 kmpl. The claimed ARAI mileage for the automatic variant: Honda City Petrol is 18.0 kmpl.

Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
DieselManual25.6 kmpl
PetrolAutomatic18.0 kmpl
PetrolManual17.4 kmpl

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Vinod Chandran
Sep 26, 2018 3:16:46 PM

City Automatic driving is very smooth .

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    Loiza Bloch
    Feb 28, 2018 10:25:14 AM

    New honda city car is amazing car. i really like its features and specification. https://comparebox.pk/cars/honda/city

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      May 30, 2017 1:07:12 PM

      Ye toh kaafi achi baat hai ki aap nayi car kharidna chaahte h aur hume kaafi khushi hogi aapki help karke. Honda City ek well designed, spacious and comfortable car hai. Isme Dual-Airbags, ABS with EBD base variant se hi diya gaya hai. Iski starting price Rs 8.63 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) hai. Neeche diye gaye link par click kare aur apni city se on-road ka idea le sakte hai. http://bit.ly/2l70e8O Is car mai aapko 1.5-litre petrol engine milta hai jiske saath five-speed manual ya CVT automatic gearbox aata hai aur 1.5-litre diesel engine mai six-speed manual transmission aata hai. Neeche diye link par click kare aur humare expert ka review dekhe: http://bit.ly/2s9SOoq Car buy karne ke liye aap apne nearest authorized dealer se contact kar sakte hai. Neeche diye link par click kare aur apne nearest dealer ki information le sakte hai. http://bit.ly/28OBnSu

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