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Honda City specs & features

Engine1498 cc
Power119.35 bhp
Torque145 Nm
TransmissionManual / Automatic
Mileage17.8 - 18.4 kmpl
FuelPetrol
  • Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless Charger
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Advanced Internet Features
  • ADAS
  • Sunroof
  • Honda City Seven-inch driver’s display is integrated flawlessly. Crisp graphics too.

    Seven-inch driver’s display is integrated flawlessly. Crisp graphics too.

  • Honda City LaneWatch camera borrowed from the Honda Civic relays a video feed on the infotainment screen.

    LaneWatch camera borrowed from the Honda Civic relays a video feed on the infotainment screen.

  • Honda City Full-LED headlamps feature six LEDs for the low beam and three for the high beam.

    Full-LED headlamps feature six LEDs for the low beam and three for the high beam.

  • Honda City Amazon Alexa compatibility: ask Alexa where your car is, or to start the AC

    Amazon Alexa compatibility: ask Alexa where your car is, or to start the AC

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Honda City latest update

Latest Update: The Honda City is available with benefits of over Rs 89,000 this July.

Price: The compact sedan is priced between Rs 12.08 lakh and Rs 16.35 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Variants: The Honda City is available in four main variants: SV, V, VX, and ZX. Additionally, there is the Elegant edition based on the mid-spec V variant, and the City Hybrid offered on the mid-spec V and top-spec ZX trims.

Colour Options: The Honda offers six monotone shades for the Honda City: Obsidian Blue Pearl, Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Golden Brown Metallic, Meteoroid Grey Metallic, and Lunar Silver Metallic.

Boot Space: The Honda City has a boot capacity of 506 litres.

Engine and Transmission: The Honda City is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine (121 PS/145 Nm), available with either a 6-speed manual or a CVT.

Mileage Figures:

  • 1.5-liter MT: 17.8 kmpl

  • 1.5-liter CVT: 18.4 kmpl

Features: Features on board the Honda City include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (on select variants), wireless phone charging, ambient lighting,  and a single-pane sunroof. The Elegant edition of the Honda City also includes illuminated door sills and footwell lamps.

Safety: Safety features include six airbags (as standard), electronic stability control (ESC), a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) such as collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, auto high beam assist, and lane-keep assist.

Rivals: The Honda City competes with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus, and Hyundai Verna.

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Honda City price

Honda City price starts at ₹ 12.08 Lakh and top model price goes upto ₹ 16.35 Lakh. Honda City is offered in 9 variants - the base model of City is SV and the top model Honda City ZX CVT.

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City SV(Base Model)1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmplRs.12.08 Lakh*
City V Elegant1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmplRs.12.80 Lakh*
City V1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmplRs.12.85 Lakh*
City VX
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1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
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City V Elegant CVT1498 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.4 kmplRs.14.05 Lakh*
City V CVT1498 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.4 kmplRs.14.10 Lakh*
City ZX1498 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.8 kmplRs.15.10 Lakh*
City VX CVT1498 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.4 kmplRs.15.17 Lakh*
City ZX CVT(Top Model)1498 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 18.4 kmplRs.16.35 Lakh*
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TransmissionManual / AutomaticTransmissionManual / AutomaticTransmissionManual / AutomaticTransmissionManual / AutomaticTransmissionManual / AutomaticTransmissionManual / AutomaticTransmissionManual / AutomaticTransmissionAutomatic / Manual
Engine1498 ccEngine1482 cc - 1497 ccEngine999 cc - 1498 ccEngine1462 ccEngine1199 ccEngine999 cc - 1498 ccEngine1482 cc - 1497 ccEngine1482 cc - 1497 cc
Fuel TypePetrolFuel TypePetrolFuel TypePetrolFuel TypePetrolFuel TypePetrolFuel TypePetrolFuel TypeDiesel / PetrolFuel TypeDiesel / Petrol
Power119.35 bhpPower113.18 - 157.57 bhpPower114 - 147.51 bhpPower103.25 bhpPower88.5 bhpPower113.98 - 147.51 bhpPower113.18 - 157.57 bhpPower113.42 - 157.81 bhp
Mileage17.8 - 18.4 kmplMileage18.6 - 20.6 kmplMileage18.73 - 20.32 kmplMileage20.04 - 20.65 kmplMileage18.3 - 18.6 kmplMileage18.12 - 20.8 kmplMileage17.4 - 21.8 kmplMileage17 - 20.7 kmpl
Boot Space506 LitresBoot Space528 LitresBoot Space-Boot Space510 LitresBoot Space420 LitresBoot Space-Boot Space-Boot Space433 Litres
Airbags4-6Airbags6Airbags6Airbags2Airbags2-6Airbags6Airbags6Airbags6
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Honda City expert review

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"The Honda City remains the most polished sedan in the segment. With the facelift, Honda has further improved upon the winning formula of class, comfort and excitement."

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With more features and exterior changes, the updated Honda City has created a lot of excitement. But does it live up to the promise?

2023 promises to be a comeback year for Honda in India. The biggest promise comes in the form of the Hyundai Creta-rivalling compact SUV which will hit our shores by the middle of this year. However, to kick things off the marque has updated its mainstay in India, the Honda City. Even today, the Honda City is still the best-selling car in the compact sedan segment and for 2023 it has been given an update. So, are the updates significant enough to make the City ownership experience better?

2023 Honda City

Exterior

2023 Honda City Front

On the outside Honda has made some cosmetic changes to help the City look more sporty and aggressive than before. Up front you get a more pronounced honeycomb grille and the chrome strip above it is now slimmer and isn't as in-your-face as the old car. The chiselled new front bumper looks sporty and you also get a faux carbon-fibre finish on the chin which although not genuine, doesn’t look tacky. The full LED headlamps remain unchanged and ADAS variants also come with auto high beam which helps avoid blinding oncoming traffic. 

2023 Honda City Rear

The rear design remains almost unchanged except for the body-coloured boot lid spoiler and the sporty rear bumper. The bumper now looks slimmer thanks to the blacked lower portion and just like in the front, here too you will find faux carbon-fibre elements. In profile the Honda City remains unchanged, except for the new design for the 16-inch alloy wheels. Honda has also added a new Obsidian Blue colour to the car’s paint palette which looks fantastic.

Interior

2023 Honda City Cabin

The interior of the updated Honda City remains unchanged. So, you get the dash design which looks elegant rather than sporty and just like before, the interior has the best-in-segment quality. All the touch points are finished in high quality soft-touch materials and the way the rotary knobs for the climate controls click and the control stalks function is of very high quality. In terms of changes, now you get carbon-fibre-finish inserts on the dash of the hybrid variant which looks quite cool.

2023 Honda City Wireless Charging Pad

Up front the City performs really well in terms of practicality. You get four different spaces to keep your phone under the centre console, you also get two well-designed cup holders, large door pockets and some space under the front armrest. Now, you also get a wireless phone charger, but in the standard petrol variant the placement is flawed. 

2023 Honda City Cup Holders

The problem is, you can either wirelessly charge your phone or have a coffee as the charger takes up the space for the cup holder. However, this is not a problem in the Hybrid variant as the charger is placed behind the drive selector lever as you get an electronic parking brake instead of a conventional manual one in the standard variant. 

Features

2023 Honda City Touchscreen Display

Honda has also updated the eight-inch infotainment system. Although the graphics and layout remain unchanged, it now sports a brighter, higher resolution display and now you also get different themes and colour options on this unit. Honda has also added wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality to the system, which, in our experience, worked seamlessly. The reversing camera is also better and just like before, you get different views to make parking easy. 

2023 Honda City Instrument Cluster

The part digital and part analogue instrumentation has also been updated. It is brighter and now also displays ADAS functionality. Like before it is extremely easy to use and with the help of the steering-mounted controls you can go through various functions with ease. 

Rear Seat

2023 Honda City Rear Seats

The rear seat of the Honda City is still great when it comes to space and comfort. You get loads of space on the inside with more kneeroom and shoulder room is decent as well. Headroom, however, is not that generous and tall people will find it to be a bit tight. In terms of convenience features, you get two AC vents and two 12-volt charging ports. Unfortunately you don’t get a USB charging port here but do get a 12-volt charging port button. 

2023 Honda City Rear Seatback Pockets

Talking about storage spaces, the rear seatback pockets are well thought out with the main area being large and you also get separate pockets to store your phone or wallet. The door pockets are large too and you get two cup holders in the centre armrest. The rear windscreen also comes with a sunblind, but the rear side windows don't get the same. 

Safety

Except for the base SV variant, now you get ADAS as standard on the Honda City. This camera-based system, in our experience, works well and comes with features like emergency brake assist, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control. Compared to cars like the MG Astor, it does miss out on blind spot monitoring system. 

2023 Honda City and City Hybrid

Although this is a well-tuned system, in our chaotic driving conditions, occasionally it does get confused. Driving on a crowded street, it is safer to turn off the emergency brake assist as the system is quite sensitive to cars getting close or people walking on the road as the system brakes all of a sudden which can catch cars following you by surprise. 

Even while using adaptive cruise control the gap between the car in front of you is enough for someone to barge in your lane which causes the system to brake all of a sudden which gets quite annoying. These issues are not just limited to the Honda City but to every car that comes equipped with ADAS technology.

Boot Space

2023 Honda City Boot Space

When it comes to boot space, the Honda City’s standard variant has a large 506-litre boot which is deep and very well shaped. The Hybrid version’s boot however is much smaller at 410 litres as the battery pack takes up a lot of space. You also don’t get a full-size spare wheel in the Hybrid variant.  

Performance

2023 Honda City Engine

With the update, the Honda City won’t be available with a diesel engine anymore. So, you get two petrol engine options, the first of which is powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine making 121PS of power and mated to either a six-speed manual or a CVT automatic. The second one is the strong-hybrid which, overall with the electric motor and the internal combustion engine, makes 126PS. 

2023 Honda City Gear Shifter

Let's start off with the standard 1.5-litre engine first. This is a responsive engine with good drivability. You can cruise at low speeds in third or even fourth gear and even when you want quick acceleration, the motor responds without any hesitation. As a result, its performance is effortless as gear shifts are kept to a minimum. The gear shifts too are slick and the light and progressive clutch makes driving in the city a comfortable affair. This motor though does get noisy when worked hard and it also lacks the outright punch that is offered by the turbo-petrol rival cars like the VW Virtus and Skoda Slavia. You also get a CVT option with the engine. It will prove to be a great option for people who mainly drive in the city but in terms of fun it won’t really excite you.  

2023 Honda City Hybrid Engine

If you want a peppier car to drive then our choice will definitely be the strong-hybrid. At low speeds it gives you instant acceleration which makes overtaking at low speeds easy and also it feels a lot more refined and smooth as about 60 per cent of the time, at low speeds, it Is running on pure EV mode. Even at higher speeds the Hybrid variant packs a punch which makes it versatile as it feels at home be it at low or high speeds. 

2023 Honda City Hybrid e:HEV Badging

Thanks to it running in EV mode most of the time, expect phenomenal fuel efficiency. Be it in bumper to bumper traffic or highway cruising expect efficiency well in excess of 20kmpl! 

Ride and Handling

2023 Honda City When it comes to ride quality, the Honda City impresses. At low speeds the suspension feels pliant and refined. Small imperfections are taken with ease and even hard-edged potholes are dealt with confidence as the suspension goes about doing its job silently. 

2023 Honda City

At higher speeds too the Honda City feels rock solid and very stable in a straight line. Ride quality too is comfortable as it doesn't get unsettled by bumps or undulations at higher speeds. 

2023 Honda City

In terms of handling, like before, the City feels involving to drive. It turns eagerly into corners as it feels agile and willing and even the steering has just the right amount of weight because of which you can actually have some fun behind the wheel. 

Verdict

2023 Honda City and City Hybrid

Overall, with the update, the Honda City has become a more attractive package. Thanks to the well thought out variant lineup, as a buyer it is now easier to choose your ideal version as all the variants come well-equipped. The changes that Honda has done to the sedan’s exterior does make the City more appealing. Other strong suites of the Honda City remain, like the spacious and comfortable cabin, high quality interior, a long features list, fun handling and comfortable ride quality. 

Pros & cons of Honda City

    Things We Like

  • Spacious cabin. Rear seat kneeroom rivals cars from a segment above.
  • Best in segment interior quality
  • Comfortable ride quality
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    Things We Don't Like

  • Lacks some ‘wow’ features like ventilated seats, powered driver seat, branded stereo
  • Diesel motor is now discontinued
  • Tight rear seat headroom

Honda City car news & updates

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    By ArunJul 22, 2015
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    All Time Greatest, Honda City

    I bought the Honda City in Hyderabad, with an on road price of about Rs.16 lakhs. It offers a mileage of around 18 kmpl. The City can comfortably seat five adults, and it boasts a stylish interior wit...Read More

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    The Honda City Elegant And Comfortable.

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Honda City mileage

The Honda City mileage is 17.8 to 18.4 kmpl. The Automatic Petrol variant has a mileage of 18.4 kmpl. The Manual Petrol variant has a mileage of 17.8 kmpl.

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PetrolAutomatic18.4 kmpl
PetrolManual17.8 kmpl

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    Obsidian Blue Pearl
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Honda City Questions & answers

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What is the exact on-road price of Honda City?

The on-road price of City in Delhi starts at ₹ 13,95,193. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

What are the latest July offers available on Honda City?

For the month of July 2024, 1 offer is available on the Honda City in New Delhi.

Which car is better City or Verna?

City price starts at ₹ 12.08 Lakh ex-showroom and Verna price starts ₹ 11 Lakh ex-showroom.

What will the EMI or down payment for Honda City?

Honda City EMI starts at ₹ 26,736 per month for a tenure of 60 months @ 9.8% for a loan amount of ₹ 12.65 Lakh & down payment will be ₹ 1.41 Lakh.

Does the Honda City have a sunroof?

Yes, VX, ZX & 2 other variant(s) of Honda City are having sunroof.

What is the mileage of Honda City?

The ARAI mileage of Honda City is between 17.8 - 18.4 kmpl.

What are the colour options available for Honda City?

There are 7 colors available for City - Platinum White Pearl, Blue, Lunar Silver Mettalic, Golden Brown Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Meteoroid Grey Metallic and Radiant Red Metallic.

What is the engine type of Honda City?

Anmol asked on 24 Jun 2024

The Honda City has 1.5 litre i-VTEC Petrol Engine on offer of 1498 cc.

By CarDekho Experts on 24 Jun 2024

What is the boot space of Honda City?

Anmol asked on 5 Jun 2024

The boot space of Honda City is 506 litre.

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What is the lenght of Honda City?

Anmol asked on 28 Apr 2024

The Honda City has length of 4583 mm.

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What is the transmission type of Honda City?

Anmol asked on 7 Apr 2024

The Honda City has 1 Petrol Engine on offer, of 1498 cc . Honda City is availabl...

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What is the max torque of Honda City?

Anmol asked on 2 Apr 2024

The Honda City has max toque of 145Nm@4300rpm.

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City price in India

CityOn-Road Price
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MumbaiRs.14.30 - 19.23 Lakh
PuneRs.13.86 - 19.02 Lakh
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