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Honda City vs Kia Seltos

Honda City vs Kia Seltos Summary

Honda City Price starts at Rs. 11.23 Lakh which is Rs. 1.28 Lakh costlier than base model of Kia Seltos priced at Rs. 9.95 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Honda City (Diesel Model) is 24.1 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Kia Seltos (Diesel Model) is 20.8 kmpl. In technical specifications, Honda City (Top Model) is powered by 1498 cc engine , while Kia Seltos (Top Model) is powered by 1493 cc engine. 65% users have chosen Honda City over Kia Seltos in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info City ZX MT DieselSeltos X-Line AT D
Brand Honda Kia
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 15.18 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 18.19 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.3
(778 Ratings)
4.3
(885 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 1498 cc 1493 cc
Body Type SedanAll Sedan Cars SUVAll SUV Cars
Fuel Type Diesel Diesel
Max Power 97.89bhp@3600rpm 113.43bhp@4000rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Transmission Manual Automatic
Gear Box 6 Speed 6-speed AT
Drive Type FWD 2WD
Colors
City Colors
Seltos Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 24.1 Kmpl ...
Tyre Size 185/55 R16 215/55 R18
Boot Space 506 Liters 433 Liters
Ground Clearance (Laden) ... 190 mm
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Insurance Rs. 42,043 City Insurance Rs. 65,884 Seltos Insurance

Engine Type
1.5L i-DTEC DOHC Diesel Engine
1.5L CRDi VGT
Engine Displacement
1498 cc
1493 cc
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Max Power
97.89bhp@3600rpm
113.43bhp@4000rpm
Max Torque
200nm@1750rpm
250nm@1500-2750rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
4
4
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
Gear Box
6 Speed
6-speed AT
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
FWD
2WD
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
Direct Injection
CRDi
Kerb Weight
1191-1217 Kg
...
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid
Fast Charging

Braking (100-0 kmph)
41.86 Meters
...
Braking (80-0 kmph)
26.39 Meters
...
Mileage (ARAI)
24.1 Kmpl
...
0-100 kmph
...
11.8 Sec

Suspension Front
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
McPherson Strut & Coil Spring
Suspension Rear
Torsion beam with Coil Spring
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Brakes Front
Ventilated Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Disc
Steering Type
Electric
Electric
Minimum Turning Radius
5.3
...
Tyre Size
185/55 R16
215/55 R18
Alloy Wheel Size
R16
R18
Tyre Type
Tubeless,Radial
Tubeless, Radial

Dual Tone Dashboard
...
Ventilated Seats
Additional Interior Features
Premium Beige & Black Two-Tone Colour Coordinated Interiors, Glossy Dark Wood Instrument Panel Assistant side Garnish Finish, Display Audio Piano Black Surround Garnish, Exclusive Leather Upholstery with Contemporary Seat Design, Leather Shift Lever Boot with Stitch, Smooth Leather Steering Wheel With Euro Stitch, Soft Pads with Ivory Real Stitch(Instrument Panel Assistant side Mid Pad, Center Console Knee Pad, Front Center Armrest,Door Lining Armrest & Center Pads), Stain Metallic Surround Finish on All AC Vents, Stain Metallic Garnish on Steering Wheel, Inside Door Handles Chrome Finish, Chrome Finish on All AC Vent Knobs & Hand Break Knob, Chrome Decoration Ring for Map Lamp & Rear Reading Lamp, Trunk Lid Inside Lining Cover, Advanced Twin-Ring Combimeter, Eco Assist System with Ambient Light Meter, 17.7 cm High Definition Full Colour TFT Meter, Multi Function Driver Information Inter
Leather wrapped D-cut steering wheel with Seltos logo,Side sill plates,Metal Scuff Plates with Seltos Logo,Premium Soft Touch Dashboard with Stitching Pattern,Sporty Alloy Pedals,Premium Head Lining,Leatherette wrapped Door Trims,Inside Door Handle Hyper Silver Metallic Paint,Ambient Mood Lighting,LED Sound Mood Lights,Leatherette seats with Honeycomb pattern - Indigo Perra & Black,Advance 17.78 cm (7.0") Color Display Cluster,Smart 20.32 cm (8.0") Head-Up Display
Fabric Upholstery
...
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
4
5
Boot Space
506 Liters
433 Liters
Fuel Capacity
40 Liters
50 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps
,LED Fog Lights
Trunk Opener
Smart
...
Additional Exterior Features
Integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) & Position Lamps, Full LED Headlamps with 9 LED Array (Inline-Shell), L-Shaped LED Guide-type Turn Signal in Headlamps, Z-shaped 3D Wrap-around LED Tail Lamps with Uniform Edge Light, LED Rear Side Marker Lights in Tail Lamp, Solid Wing Front Chrome Grille, Sharp Side Character Line (Katana Blade In-Motion), One-Touch Electric Sunroof with Slide/Tilt Function and Pinch Guard, Diamond-Cut & Two-Tone Finished R16 Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheels, Chrome Outer Door Handles Finish, Body Coloured Door Mirrors, Integrated LED Turn Indicator On Door Mirrors, Front & Rear Mud Guards, Black Sash Tape On B-Pillar
Ice Cube LED Fog Lamp With Xclusive Piano Black Accent,R18 - 46.2cm (18") Crystal Cut Matte Graphite Alloy Wheels,Center Wheel Cap with Sun Orange Accents,Kia Signature Tiger Nose Grill - Matte Graphite,Diamond Knurling Pattern - Xclusive Piano Black,Front bumper with Sun Orange accent,Rear Bumper with Xclusive Piano Black dual muffler design and Sun Orange accent,Front Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black,Rear Skid Plates - Xclusive Piano Black,Side molding - Black,Door Garnish - Black and Body color with Sun Orange accent,Belt Line - Chrome,Xclusive Piano black Tailgate Garnish,Outside mirror LED turn signal-Xclusive Piano Black,Outside Door Handle - Chrome,Floating Roof rails,Mud Guard (Front & Rear),Crown Jewel LED Type Headlamps,Sweeping LED Light Bar,Heartbeat LED DRLs,Multi Layer Side Turn Indicator,Heartbeat LED Type Tail Lamps,Shark Fin Antenna- Xclusive Piano Black
Outside Rear View Mirror
...
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
...
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
...
Roof Rails
Ground Clearance (Laden)
...
190 mm
Length*Width*Height
4549*1748*1489 mm3
4315*1800*1645 mm3
Wheelbase
2600 mm
2610 mm

Connectivity
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Addtional Comfort Features
Honda Smart Key System with Keyless Remote, Touch-Sensor Based Smart Keyless Access, Walk Away Auto Lock (Customizable), Power Windows & Sunroof Keyless Remote Open/Close, Follow-Me-Home/Lead-Me-To-Car Headlights(Auto Off Timer), Automatic Folding Door Mirrors (Welcome Function), Fully Automatic Climate Control with MAX COOL mode, Click-Feel AC Dials with Temperature Dial Red/Blue Illumination, Rear Sunshade, Dust & Pollen Cabin Filter, Power Central Door Lock with Driver Master Switch, Automatic Door Locking & Unlock, Cruise Control with Steering Mounted Switches, One Touch Turn Signal For Lane Change Signaling, Accessory Charging Ports with Lid (Front Console x1 + Rear x2), Front Console Lower Pocket for Smartphones, Floor Console Cupholders & Utility Space for Smartphones, Driver & Assistant Seat Back Pockets with Smartphone Sub-Pockets, Driver Side Coin Pocket with Lid, Driver & Assi
Solar glass- UV Cut (Front Windshield, Windows),Sunglass Holder,Assist Grips - Folding Type,Coat Hook,Rear Door Sun-Shade Curtain,Rear parcel shelf,LED Room Lamps,LED Console Lamps,Lower Full Size Seatback Pocket (Driver & Passenger),Rear Seat Recline - 2 Step,Auto Antiglare Rear View Mirror with UVO Controls,Fully Automatic temperature control with Silver Garnish,Air Conditioner – Eco Coating,8-way Driver Power Seat,Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus & Bacteria Protectio
USB Charger
Front
Front & Rear
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
With Storage
Tailgate Ajar
...
Gear Shift Indicator
...
Rear Curtain
Available
...
Luggage Hook and Net
...
Battery Saver
...
Lane Change Indicator
...
Additional Entertainment Features
Alexa Remote Capability, Next Gen Honda Connect With Telematics Control Unit, Optical Bonding Display Coating For Total Reflection Reduction, Weblink Support, Premium Surround Sound System (Speakers + Tweeters), Steering Mounted Audio & Hands-Free Telephone Illuminated Switches, Steering Mounted Voice Recognition Switch with Illuminatio
26.03cm (10.25") HD Touchscreen Navigation,UVO Connected Car,OTA Map Updates,AI Voice Commands,Smartwatch connectivity App,BOSE Premium 8 Speaker System with Dynamic Speed Compensation,2 Tweeter,Central Speaker,Sub Woofer
Smart Entry
Massage Seats
Not Available
...
Memory Functions For Seat
Not Available
...
One Touch Operating Power Windows
All
Driver's Window
Autonomous Parking
Not Available
...
Drive Modes
3
Internal Storage
...
No of Speakers
8
...
Rear Entertainment System
...
AC
Rear AC Ducts
Heater
Power Steering
Steering Column
Telescopic & Tilt
Tilt & Telescopic
Steering Mounted Audio Control
Cruise Control
Power Windows ( Front / Rear )
Front and Rear
Front and Rear
Adjustable Driver Seat
...
Heated Seat Front
Heated Seats Rear
Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
Lumbar Support
...
Folding Rear Seat
...
60:40 Split
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Tachometer
...
Dual Trip Meter
...
Low Fuel Warning Lamp
...
Clock
...
Seat Belt Warning
Push Ignition
AM/FM Radio
USB Auxiliary Input
DVD Playback
...
Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Automatic Head Lamps
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers
Follow me home headlamps
Adjustable Head Lights
...
Parking Sensors
Rear
Front & Rear
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
...
Front Cupholders
...
Door Pockets
Front & Rear Door
...
12V Power Outlets
...
Cigarette Lighter
...
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
...
Sun Roof
Moon Roof

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
2
Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock
Knee Airbags
...
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
Head-Up Display
...
Day/Night Rearview Mirror
3
3
Blind Spot Monitor
Hill Descent Control
...
Hill Assist
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock
360 View Camera
Airbags
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Driver, Passenger and Side Front
Seat Belts
...
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Brake Assist (BA)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Engine Immobilizer
Central Locking
Child Safety Lock
Fog Lamps (Front / Rear )
Front
...
Rear Wash Wiper
Rear Defogger

Pros and Cons

  • Pros
  • Cons

Honda City

  • Larger both in length and width
  • comfortable ride
  • better interiors
  • more leg room in the back seats and a great feature set. And if you still like the old one
  • it's still on sale as the 4th Generation Honda City!

Kia Seltos

  • Looks stylish
  • Feels premium inside
  • Bose speaker system is delightful
  • First-in-segment features
  • Plethora of engine-transmission options
  • Killer pricing.

Honda City

  • Smaller front seats
  • head room in the front
  • misses out on premium features like cooled seats and wireless charging. It's still one of the more pricey sedans in the segment.

Kia Seltos

  • Rear under-thigh support could be better
  • Manual transmission gearshifts could be better
  • ride quality on the stiff side.
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City and Seltos Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. Which is the best variant to buy in Kia Seltos?
  • I own a 2021 Kia Seltos 1.4TGDI DCT model. In terms of performance it's one of the best I have driven. On open roads it can easily beat the likes of Innova, Fortuner and all big guys with its sheer speed and Dual clutch just makes you zoom past other cars while they figure to get the car in right gear. Power is in its dual clutch and turbo engine. The Dual clutch is the best, it's like someone is choosing the right gear for you constantly. Features wise one of the best and the 360 camera quality is on par with high end cars. I have not driven the diesel automatic on highway but it will not be as quick as the 1.4TGDI especially with torque converter. If you enjoy driving a good car this is the best you can get, the top end petrol variant. Mileage average I got is 13kmpl with half aggressive highway and half on eco mode in city combined. I will take that anyday with the performance the car is giving. I went for top end petrol because of its performance and dual clutch which I know is drivers best friend. I didn't choose diesel because the same engine is being offered from base variant of Sonet and all the way upto top end Seltos. There is no value for money in the top variant for diesel. You can get the same engine for much less cost.
  • Value for money buys1) basic variants HTE, both petrol & Diesel.2) mid variants HTK plus both petrol & Diesel.3) top variants HTX both petrol & Diesel.4) The top most variants HTX plus & GTX plus, both petrol & Diesel are the best, but not value for money.
  • Agreed all are in one or another single value for money even the highest model don't cross luxury limit to pay the tax for it watch out for long term review luster gone in many Chinese parts and the Corona the future of Kia???
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Q. There have been a lot of negative reviews for Seltos off late and this is really getting me confusing as to whether I should stick to Seltos or cancel the booking and opt for Creta, thus being safe?
  • Don’t cancel your booking. I have clocked 5800 km on my diesel 1.5 seltos and i have faced NO problems at all till date. The only problem with seltos is in case you meet with an accident then it will take some lil bit more time for spares to arrive in workshop but it is obvious as the brand is new. Seltos is perfect package according to me and iam happy with my Seltos. Even i had cancelled creta 1.4 crdi booking after seltos was launched. And iam very happy that i bought KIA SELTOS. Just go ahead for seltos without a second thought
  • For your information KIA Seltos and Hyundai Creta both are built on the same platform. If you are concerned about the crash test ratings then you should know that Creta would have performed similarly in the crash test due to the same build. So yeah, If you are looking for a safer option consider may be harrier or XUV 300
  • Plz don’t buy seltos . Now Indian crash test has given only 3 stars to seltos . you should surely go for creta.Even brezza is been given 4 stars . I have seltos GTK 2019 model . As soon as I saw the rating given in Indian crash test I feel bad for my decision.plz think before buying .
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Q. What is the difference between 1.5 petrol and 1.4 turbocharged petrol engine of Kia Seltos?
  • If you are passionate about the power and thrill while driving a car then you should go for petrol 1.4 Ltr petrol which has Turbo changer which boosts the engine power when you need to throttle. But If, punchy engine is not your prime requirement then go for 1.5 Ltr petrol engine. Also pls note that the service cost of 1.4 ltr will be slightly more than 1.5 ltr engine due to turbo charger installed in it.
  • As you know dct is dual clutch tx this enables extremly fast changing of gears. its a gdi ie exremely rich fuel mixture (because of turbo ) sprayed into the cumbustion chamber, there is no input manifold this enables better performance. gdi also have their draw back. over all its fun also in a sober mode driving its a king. some have clocked 15 to 17 average on high way of course.
  • If you want the car to pull you back while extreme acceleration then you should go for 1.4 petrol turbo.1.5 petrol has a better mileage but you will not get that punch. I have personally bought 1.4 petrol Dct, it gives me abt 8-9kmpl in city but give me a thrill to drive.
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City Vs Seltos Comparison FAQs

Which car is best between City vs Seltos?

As per the users experiences Honda City is a winner for you if you are seriously looking for comfort and safety in your car. But Kia Seltos is better on the grounds of maintenance and features. On the basis of mileage and performance user have rated both the cars equally.

Which car is cheaper City vs Seltos?

The Honda City is cheaper than Kia Seltos by Rs. 3.01 Lakh.

Which car offers better performance City vs Seltos?

For the ZX MT Diesel version, 1498 cc Diesel engine of City produces 97.89bhp@3600rpm of power and 200nm@1750rpm of torque. Whereas for the X-Line AT D version, 1493 cc Diesel engine of Seltos produces 113.43bhp@4000rpm of power and 250nm@1500-2750rpm of torque
As per the users experiences in terms of performance both are same.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Honda City
  • Kia Seltos
  • 5.0

    No best and all car engineering features like TPMS(Tire-pressure monitoring system), ESP(Electronic Stability Programme)/agile handling, brake assist, traction control, hill assist, 4 airbags👍, tilt and telescopic steering, height-adjustable driver seat, 3 point seat belt in a rear 👌👍, 5 Front doors both side keyless door handles *👌excellent👌* - all in base variant - perfect car, Offers what popular SUVs don’t offer even in 15 lac variant. All required connected car features. Weblink support in infotainment system - rare👌, Phone screen mirror/cast👌. Best looking car under 20lac. Premium, sophisticated👌. Driving control and safety features loaded👌. Future-ready for CNG conversation with a big boot. Driving in hills, no GC (Gas Chromatography)problem, reliable engine, very comfortable, excellent mileage on highways get up to 21-22kmpl (petrol), normal open long driving highways 19-20kmpl, normal hill roads - 14-15kmpl, city traffic 12-13kmpl. Extremely high control while driving, no body roll. A perfect car for the family.

  • 5.0

    Perfect sedan from honda - honda city - honda city is the most luxurious and perfect sedan from honda available at such low price.I am using this car since last one year.I am satisfied with its performance but it's mileage is little bit low.Although it's is very good car.It is very much comfortable car.The sunroof is one of the most attractive things that honda has provided in this vehicle with great comfort.

  • 5.0

    I bought this car for comfort and this car gives great driving experience to the driver.I have driven it for almost 5000 km.Loved it all the ways.Speakers are good but could have been better like bose, Harman etc.And v model is the best.It has everything in it.So far i didn't found any complaints about this car.So pleased with my decision of purchasing it.

  • 5.0

    Well honda city has a road presence.But still - the kind of plush seating space and feel good factor which you will get with honda city will stay with you on long term basis.If you seek value for money full fledged sedan in manual transmission - honda city is strong recommended buy even in 2021.

  • 5.0

    I have vento and city when i compare both the car, City comes with the best refinement and luxury, Great infotainment and driving experience.On the other side vento with great built, Agressiveness and best suspensions and drive experience.

City User Reviews
  • 5.0

    kia seltos is the only car liked by youngest person and the design of the car looks very good i not buy these car because i don't have efficient amount to buy😞😞😞 but i have seen a lots of reviews in youtube and my frnd have these car and fav car is seltos 😍😍😍 specifically htx variant of the car because it has cool function on it with manual function and mileage of the car all so super i wish too all to see that variant too and the kia has too improve the sunroof to panaromic and with new features that's it guys and again kia seltos is the only car gives you best road pression compare too any other suv in the segment 😁😁😁

  • 5.0

    After a lot of R&D finally got the Kia Seltos HTE Diesel. I must say, I do not regret my decision. It is an absolute delight to drive this baby. The power is more than adequate to skim through Bengaluru city traffic and out on the highway, you just put your feet down, Seltos does the remaining. Overtaking is never a problem even if you are at speeds over 120 KMPH. Overall a value for money package.

  • 5.0

    I booked the Kia seltos HTX BLACK COLOR even before it was launched, but I got the delivery only in Feb as the black color was not available as per the dealer. I booked the car for its looks, Interior and features it offered, however I am very satisfied with its drivability and responsiveness. I saw a huge bump in performance after my first service. Great Family SUV.

  • 5.0

    I'm driving 1.5 petrol ivt.Done 6000km.Absolute pleasure driving in both city n highway conditions.Mileage is around 13.5-14 kmph in city with ac n goes upto 17kmph on highways if you drive in range of 90-110 speed.If you cruise at 90 it'll go upto 20kmph mileage.Super comfortable front n rear seats.Sturdy road grip n fim steering.Love my car.

  • 5.0

    Its awesome i has many features now 2021 model has more features and its very suitable family car i am having gt line variant its just amazing engine is also very good but when i bought it spare parts were not available at that time but now its available in showrooms and local markets also

Seltos User Reviews

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