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Honda City vs Volkswagen Polo

Honda City vs Volkswagen Polo Summary

Honda City Price starts at Rs. 11.23 Lakh which is Rs. 4.78 Lakh costlier than base model of Volkswagen Polo priced at Rs. 6.45 Lakh. The claimed mileage of Honda City (Diesel Model) is 24.1 kmpl where as claimed mileage of Volkswagen Polo (Petrol Model) is 17.7 kmpl. In technical specifications, Honda City (Top Model) is powered by 1498 cc engine , while Volkswagen Polo (Top Model) is powered by 999 cc engine. 73% users have chosen Volkswagen Polo over Honda City in a survey being conducted on zigwheels.com.
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Basic Info City ZX MT DieselPolo GT 1.0 TSI
Brand Honda Volkswagen
Ex-Showroom Price Rs. 15.18 Lakh View On Road Price Rs. 10.25 Lakh View On Road Price
Rating
4.3
(778 Ratings)
4.2
(715 Ratings)
Engine Displacement 1498 cc 999 cc
Body Type SedanAll Sedan Cars HatchbackAll Hatchback Cars
Fuel Type Diesel Petrol
Max Power 97.89bhp@3600rpm 108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm
No Of Cylinders 4 3
Transmission Manual Automatic
Gear Box 6 Speed 6 Speed
Drive Type FWD FWD
Colors
City Colors
Polo Colors
Mileage (ARAI) 24.1 Kmpl 16.47 Kmpl
Tyre Size 185/55 R16 195/55 R16
Boot Space 506 Liters 280 Liters
Steering Mounted Audio Control Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes
Airbags Driver, Passenger and Side Front Driver and Passenger
Insurance Rs. 42,043 City Insurance Rs. 44,398 Polo Insurance

Engine Type
1.5L i-DTEC DOHC Diesel Engine
1.0L TSI Petrol
Engine Displacement
1498 cc
999 cc
Fuel Type
Diesel
Petrol
Max Power
97.89bhp@3600rpm
108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm
Max Torque
200nm@1750rpm
175nm@1750-4000rpm
Emission Norm Compliance
BS VI
BS VI
No Of Cylinders
4
3
Transmission
Manual
Automatic
Gear Box
6 Speed
6 Speed
Valves Per Cylinder
4
4
Drive Type
FWD
FWD
Valve Configuration
DOHC
DOHC
Paddle Shift
Fuel Supply System
Direct Injection
TSI
Kerb Weight
1191-1217 Kg
1093 Kg
Bore X Stroke
...
74.5 x 76.4
Turbo Charger
Mild Hybrid
Fast Charging

40-80 kmph (4th gear)
...
13.74s
Braking (100-0 kmph)
41.86 Meters
40.26 Meters
Braking (80-0 kmph)
26.39 Meters
25.97 Meters
Mileage (ARAI)
24.1 Kmpl
16.47 Kmpl

Suspension Front
McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
McPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Suspension Rear
Torsion beam with Coil Spring
Semi independent trailing arm
Brakes Front
Ventilated Disc
Disc
Brakes Rear
Drum
Drum
Steering Type
Electric
Electronic
Minimum Turning Radius
5.3
4.9
Tyre Size
185/55 R16
195/55 R16
Alloy Wheel Size
R16
R16
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
High-quality scratch-resistant dashboard, 3 grab handles above doors, folding with coat hooks at the rear, Storage compartment in front doors including holders for cups and 1.5-litre bottles, Sunglass holder inside glovebox, Front centre console including a charging outlet, Single folding rear seat backrest, Driver side dead pedal, Black and grey interior theme, Sporty flat-bottom steering wheel, Piano Black front radio surround trim, Luggage compartment cover / parcel tray, Ambient lights with theatre dimming effect, Chrome interior accents, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with chrome accents and piano black finish, Glovebox light
Fabric Upholstery
Leather Seats
Rear Seat Headrest
Rear Shoulder Room
...
1335 mm
Seating Capacity
5
5
Doors
4
5
Boot Space
506 Liters
280 Liters
Fuel Capacity
40 Liters
45 Liters

Alloy Wheels
Lighting
LED Headlights,DRL's (Day Time Running Lights),LED Tail lamps
Cornering Headlights
Trunk Opener
Smart
Remote
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
Headlamps in black finish,Honeycomb front grille, Dual-beam headlamps, GTI inspired bumper with honeycomb design, Reflectors on rear bumper, Windscreen in heat insulating glass, Heat insulating glass for side and rear windows, Black outside mirrors, Body coloured outside mirrors, R16 ‘Portago’ alloy wheels, Grey wedge at top section of windscreen, Black Rear Spoiler
Outside Rear View Mirror
Turn indicators on ORVM
Xenon Headlights
Trunk Light
Rear Spoiler
Antenna
Roof Rails
Length*Width*Height
4549*1748*1489 mm3
3971*1682*1469 mm3
Wheelbase
2600 mm
2470 mm
Ground Clearance (Unladen)
...
165 mm

Connectivity
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay
Android Auto,Apple CarPlay,SD Card Reader
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
‘Climatronic’ automatic air-conditioning, Remote-controlled central locking, Opening and closing of windows with key remote, Multi-function Display (MFD) trip computer, Dust and pollen filter, Speed sensitive electronic power steering, Central locking with boot opener in Volkswagen logo, Digital clock and fuel gauge, Front intermittent wipers - 4-step variable speed setting, Instrument cluster with tachometer, speedometer, odometer and trip meter, Vanity mirror in left side sunvisor, Push to open fuel lid, R14 steel spare wheel
USB Charger
Front
Not Available
Central Control Armrest
With Storage
Available
Tailgate Ajar
Gear Shift Indicator
Rear Curtain
Available
Not 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
i-POD connectivity, Phonebook sync, SMS viewer, App Connect. My Volkswagen Connect
Smart Entry
Massage Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Memory Functions For Seat
Not Available
Not Available
One Touch Operating Power Windows
All
All
Autonomous Parking
Not Available
Not Available
Drive Modes
...
Internal Storage
No of Speakers
8
4
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
...
Bench Folding
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
Rear
Remote Operated Fuel Tank Lid
Front Cupholders
Door Pockets
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
12V Power Outlets
Cigarette Lighter
Bottle Holder
Front & Rear Door
Front & Rear Door
Sun Roof
Moon Roof

Anti-Pinch Power Windows
2
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 and Passenger
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
Both
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!

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.
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City and Polo Competitors

Recently Asked User Questions

Q. What is the main difference between Honda City V and VX petrol-manual? Which one is better value for money?
  • V is better asper me cause if you have the money for VX i would say better go for the ZX cause its just 80k more , major difference is sunroof, 16 inch wheels and airbags, the sunroof is not a very useful feature to pay 1.5laks, wheel you can het it change later that a 50k business if you sell the old rims. air bags is one thing ig is essential, thats y better extend budget and buy the ZX.
  • Both variants offer very good value for money. The base V variant itself is a complete car but the price premium of around Rs 1.40 lakh commanded by the VX variant is worth it as it adds more airbags, bigger alloy wheels, a sunroof and more. If you can stretch your budget for the VX, we would highly recommend it.
Q. How is the build quality of the new Honda city and is mileage better than previous Honda cars at this price?
  • In my View,build quality, compromised a bit and mileage hv increased by 10-15% in new Models after 2019, with increased Ground clearance pls.
  • The new City feels solid when it comes to build quality. The fuel efficiency has gone up compared to the fourth-generation City.
Q. Why should I choose Honda City and not Nissan Kicks. Both are priced the same (Kicks 1.3 Turbo & City 1.5 petrol). Nissan has more ground clearance and more width. City only has more airbags and speakers?
  • You should choose what suits your needs best. With the City, you also buy into Honda network of sales and service. That is much wider than Nissan network. Also, the 1.5-litre petrol is an upgraded version of an engine that is proven to be reliable.
  • Yes, it is ... Actually I am using Brio 2014 model and as my maximum journey alonghigh way and rural area thats why I am looking for a car with high groung clearance and sitting position. Otherwise Honda is excellent.
  • Compact SUVjQuery22405083068663085779_1604327142708 try Magnite.
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City Vs Polo Comparison FAQs

Which car is best between City vs Polo?

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

Which car is cheaper City vs Polo?

The Volkswagen Polo is cheaper than Honda City by Rs. 4.93 Lakh.

Which car has better mileage City vs Polo?

The Honda City delivers better mileage 24.1 Kmpl.

Which car offers better performance City vs Polo?

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 GT 1.0 TSI version, 999 cc Petrol engine of Polo produces 108.62bhp@5000-5500rpm of power and 175nm@1750-4000rpm of torque
As per the users experiences in terms of performance both are same.

User Reviews of Comparison

  • Honda City
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • 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

    Outstanding. Driven almost every hatchback, but found polo is best. People says its service cost is on higher side. I have not found such issues with my polo. And if you have to spent 2 or 3 thousand rupees extra annually.i think its nothing to lose.Build quality of this car ride. Handling.comfort.5 stars. Only con i found is a little noisy. Otherwise go for polo. Best ever mini car for your family.

  • 5.0

    Nice engine performance and safety.Overall its nice car.My family loves this car.Its good for small family.Once purchase its peace of mind.And also its great combination of power and beauty.

  • 5.0

    Superb car, Its very smooth and comfortable to drive.And featuring also very cool.Drive also smooth, Sound is good quality.Mileage is good.A complete caaaaaarrrr.

  • 5.0

    Beautiful Car.Terrific Mileage.Safety is the best feature.Never Created problem midway.Comfort at its best.Solid and well designed.Comfortable bootspace.

  • 5.0

    It has done 1lakh kilmoteres plus but comfort and speed excellent i have no words i will make a whole paragraph still it will not end

Polo User Reviews

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