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    2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Toyota Yaris - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 19 Jul 2020

    Which C-segment sedan is better: new Honda City 5th Gen or Toyota Yaris? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to find out which car offers better value for money.


    2020 Honda City vs Toyota Yaris

    City 2020 vs Yaris 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

    CITY VS YARIS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    New Honda City 5th Gen

    Toyota Yaris

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹10.90

    J-Optional

    ₹8.76

    VX

    ₹12.26

    J

    ₹9.40

    ZX

    ₹13.15

    G-Optional

    ₹9.74

     -  -

    G

    ₹10.55

     -

    V

    ₹11.74

     -

    V-Optional

    ₹12.08

     -

    VX

    ₹12.96


    Honda City prices start from Rs. 10.90 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.15 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. On the other hand, Toyota Yaris petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.76 lakh and go up to Rs. 12.96 lakh. Toyota Yaris has a lower starting price.

    CITY VS YARIS | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    Honda City 5th Gen

    Toyota Yaris

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹12.20

    J-Optional

    ₹9.46

    VX

    ₹13.56

    J

    ₹10.10

    ZX

    ₹14.45

    G-Optional

    ₹10.94

     -  -

    G

    ₹11.75

     -  -

    V

    ₹12.94

     -  -

    V-Optional

    ₹13.28

     -  -

    VX

    ₹14.18


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, Honda City 5th Gen prices start from Rs. 12.20 lakh and Toyota Yaris starts from Rs. 9.46 lakh. With the petrol automatic powertrain, Toyota Yaris petrol automatic has a lower starting price.

    City 2020 vs Yaris 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which one Is Bigger?

    Honda City is 4549mm long, 1748mm wide and 1489mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2600mm. The Honda City 5th Gen has a boot space of 506 litres. On the other hand, the Toyota Yaris measures 4425mm in length, 1730mm in width and 1495mm in height. The wheelbase of Toyota Yaris is 2550mm and it has a boot space of 476 litres.

    A wider body normally results in better shoulder room inside the car while a higher roof makes it easier to get in and out of the car. A higher ground clearance makes it easier to go over tall speed breakers or drive on broken roads. The wheelbase is the distance between the centre of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase often results in more cabin space. A larger boot allows you to carry more luggage.

    Also Read - 2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Hyundai Verna - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    CITY VS YARIS | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    5th Gen Honda City

    Difference

    Toyota Yaris

    Length (mm)

    4549

    124

    4425

    Width (mm)

    1748

    18

    1730

    Height (mm)

    1489

    6

    1495

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2600

    50

    2550

    Boot Space (litre)

    506

    30

    476

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    165

    10

    175

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    40

    2

    42


    Dimension Review

    • City is longer than Yaris by 124mm.
    • The City is big enough to compare with the D1 segment sedans like the Corolla Altis and Elantra. It’ll have a much better road presence than the Yaris.
    • City is wider than Yaris by 18mm.
    • Yaris is taller than City by 6mm.
    • 5th Gen City has a longer wheelbase than Yaris; by 50mm.
    • City has 30 litres more boot space than Yaris.
    • Yaris has ground clearance of 175mm - 10mm more than the 5th Gen Honda City 2020.
    • The Yaris has smaller wheels - even the top variants only get 15-inch alloy wheels

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    In terms of dimensions, City is a much larger car compared to the Yaris. So, if the size is a measure of road presence for you, then City is a better car than Yaris.

    City 2020 vs Yaris 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

    The detailed comparison of City and Yaris Petrol powertrains is as follows:

    CITY VS YARIS | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    5th Gen Honda City

    Toyota Yaris

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Maximum Power

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    107PS @ 6000rpm

    Peak Torque

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    140Nm @ 4200rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-Speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    17.8kmpl

    17.18kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    CVT

    Automatic Claimed FE

    18.4kmpl

    18.1kmpl


    City 1.5L Petrol vs Yaris 1.5L Petrol

    The new Honda City gets a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 121PS of maximum power and 145Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or CVT type automatic transmission. The 5th Gen Honda City petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 17.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 18.4kmpl.

    Toyota Yaris gets a 1.5L petrol 4-cylinder engine that makes 107PS of maximum power and 140Nm of peak torque. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or CVT type automatic transmission. The Toyota Yaris petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 17.18kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 18.1kmpl.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • City has quite a bit more power than the Yaris.
    • City's engine produces more torque than Yaris's.
    • 2020 City petrol manual is a bit more fuel-efficient than the Yaris manual.

    5th gen City's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Yaris's engine. It’s also a bit more fuel-efficient than the Yaris.

    5th Gen City 2020 vs Yaris 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

    Notable top features of City 2020 are:

    • LED reflector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • R16 machined alloy wheels
    • Amazon Alexa-based voice commands
    • Internet-connected telematics features
    • Front thorax & curtain airbags
    • 7-inch full-colour MID in the instrument console
    • Electric sunroof
    • 8-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Lane watch camera
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC w/ rear vents
    • Auto headlamps
    • Auto-dimming IRVM
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Front and rear armrests

    Also Read - New Honda City 2020 vs C-Segment Competition - Price, Specs, Mileage, Dimensions Comparison

    Notable top features of Yaris 2020 are:

    • Projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • 8-way power-adjustable driver seat
    • R15 machined alloy wheels
    • 7-inch touchscreen w/ navigation & gesture control
    • All 4 disc brakes
    • Rear-mounted air vents w/ ambient lighting
    • Cruise control
    • Smart key w/ push start/stop button
    • Auto AC
    • Auto headlamps
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Front and rear armrests

    Is the Honda City Better than the Toyota Yaris?

    Price of the base variant of 5th Gen Honda City is Rs. 10.90 lakh and the Toyota Yaris is Rs. 8.76 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Toyota Yaris is lower. So it is more affordable.

    In terms of dimensions, City is a much bigger car compared to Yaris. So, if the size is a measure of road presence for you, then the City 2020 is a better car than Yaris.

    For petrol powertrain, City's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Yaris's engine. If you're looking for a car with lower running costs then City will be better since its engine is more fuel-efficient.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.



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