Honda City Cars (14 Variants )
Fresh looks, Diesel engine, tech laden interiors, Good choice of gearbox options for petrol engine
Underpowered diesel, evolutionary design
The new honda city will storm the market if priced correctly. As an all round package it is the perfect car for the money
The latest version of Honda city was launched in 2012, with 7 petrol variants. In year 2014, the company had launched 5 diesel variants. Honda City is India’s most popular mid-sized sedan. It is in competition with popular sedans like Hyundai Verna, Ford Fiesta, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento, Maruti Ciaz and Nissan Sunny. Honda city looks fabulous and is loaded with lots of features. It is sporty and a spacious car.
Honda city price ranges from Rs.7.19 Lakhs to 11.06 Lakhs (Ex-showroom Price)
Honda City Specifications – Exterior and Interior
Honda City adorns a charismatic avatar with rear license chrome garnish, wing face chrome grille, shark fin antenna, premium headlamps, power folding ORVMs with turn indicators, 5 spoke alloy wheels, wrap around tail lamps, and electric sunroof. These features not only make it stylish, but exclusive in its segment.
It is equipped with some great features like advanced Integrated audio with 12.7 cm (5") screen, adjustable driver seat, auto AC with touch screen panel control, audio and hands free telephone controls, paddle shift and cruise control. Other than these, it also provides some comforting features like rear AC vent with charging ports, push button start, Advance Multi-Information Combination Meter and premium dashboard.
Honda City Performance, Mileage and Safety
The 1.5L i-DTEC, India’s most fuel efficient diesel engine, gives an unparalleled mileage of 26.0 kmpl and max power of 100 ps. Available in the new 6 Speed MT, it’s an all aluminium construction that runs on low friction technology and thus, lets you explore the farthest corners with perfect efficiency.
The refined 1.5L i-VTEC petrol engine strikes a perfect balance by providing a notable power of 119 ps combined with a mileage of 17.8 kmpl in the manual transmission. The new Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) with torque converter, on the other hand offers unsurpassed economy of 18.0 kmpl and boasts of being more fuel efficient than any other manual in its segment.
It is amazing in terms of safety as it has exclusive ACE body structure that enhances self-protection. It also comes with the driver and front passenger SRS airbag, impact mitigating headrests and ABS with EBD (Electronic brake force distribution). It is also equipped with rear camera with multiple views and immobilizer anti-theft system. The immobilizer is an electronic security device fitted to an automobile that prevents the engine from running unless the correct key (or other token) is present.
Pros and cons
• Great pick up in both petrol and diesel variants
• Exceptionally spacious cabin
• Both diesel and petrol have segment-topping ARAI fuel efficiency ratings
• Big 510 litre boot, same as of Ciaz
• Effortless driveability
• Outright performance and refinement levels are lower than the Verna, Vento and Rapid
• Alloy wheel design is not too good
• Electric steering remains light and sensitive at high speed
• Some features are missing like proper dead pedal, folding rear seat, height-adjustable seatbelts and boot lid claddingSumming up everything, the new Honda City is a great package with excellent mileage in both petrol and diesel variants.
Comparison between variants
Petrol Variants: Honda City E i VTEC vs Honda City S i VTEC vs Honda City V i VTEC
Diesel Variants: Honda City E i DTEC vs Honda City S i DTEC vs Honda City V i DaTEC
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