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    2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Volkswagen Vento - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 20 Jul 2020

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


    Honda City vs Volkswagen Vento

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

    5th GEN CITY VS VENTO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL MANUAL

    5th Gen Honda City

    Volkswagen Vento

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹10.90

    Trendline

    ₹8.87

    VX

    ₹12.26

    Trendline- Metallic

    ₹8.97

    ZX

    ₹13.15

    Comfortline Plus

    ₹10.00

     -  -

    Highline Plus

    ₹11.99


    5th Gen 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, Volkswagen Vento petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.87 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.99 lakh. Volkswagen Vento has a lower starting price.

    CITY VS VENTO | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    PETROL AUTOMATIC

    5th Gen Honda City

    Volkswagen Vento

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    Variants

    Price (in lakh)

    V

    ₹12.20

    Highline

    ₹12.10

    VX

    ₹13.56

    Highline Plus

    ₹13.30

    ZX

    ₹14.45


    For the petrol automatic powertrain, 5th gen Honda City prices start from Rs. 12.20 lakh and Volkswagen Vento starts from Rs. 12.10 lakh. With the petrol automatic powertrain, Volkswagen Vento petrol automatic has a lower starting price.

    City 2020 vs Vento 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 5th Gen Honda City has a boot space of 506 litres. On the other hand, the Volkswagen Vento measures 4390mm in length, 1699mm in width and 1467mm in height. The wheelbase of Volkswagen Vento is 2553mm and it has a boot space of 494 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 Toyota Yaris - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    CITY VS VENTO | DIMENSION COMPARISON

    Dimensions

    5th Gen Honda City

    Difference

    Volkswagen Vento

    Length (mm)

    4549

    159

    4390

    Width (mm)

    1748

    49

    1699

    Height (mm)

    1489

    22

    1467

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2600

    47

    2553

    Boot Space (litre)

    506

    12

    494

    Ground Clearance(mm)

    165

    2

    163

    Fuel Tank (litre)

    40

    15

    55


    Dimension Review

    • City is much longer than Vento by 159mm.
    • The new City is long enough to compare with D1 segment sedans like the Elantra and Corolla Altis. So, it’ll have way better road presence than the Vento.
    • City is wider than Vento by 49mm.
    • City is taller than Vento by 22mm.
    • City has a longer wheelbase than Vento; by 47mm.
    • City has 12 litres more boot space than Vento.
    • Vento has a ground clearance of 163mm - 2mm less than the new Honda City.
    • Vento’s lower variants get 14-inch wheels, which is too small for this segment and smallest in this class.

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

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

    5th Gen City 2020 vs Vento 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

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

    CITY VS VENTO | ENGINE COMPARISON

    PETROL ENGINE

     

    Honda City

    Volkswagen Vento

    Engine Type

    Petrol

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.0L

    Cylinder

    4

    3

    Maximum Power

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    110PS @ 5000-5250rpm

    Peak Torque

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    175Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    17.8kmpl

    17.7kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    6-speed torque converter

    Automatic Claimed FE

    18.4kmpl

    NA


    5th Gen City 1.5L Petrol vs Vento 1.0L Turbo Petrol

    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 Honda City petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 17.8kmpl while the automatic claims to return a figure of 18.4kmpl.

    Volkswagen Vento gets a 1.0L petrol 3-cylinder engine that makes 110PS of maximum power and 175Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Volkswagen Vento petrol manual has a fuel-efficiency of 17.7kmpl. The Vento will soon get a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission and its fuel efficiency figure is not available at the moment.

    Petrol Engine Review

    • City has a more powerful engine than Vento.
    • Vento's turbo petrol engine produces a lot more torque than City's.
    • Vento will have much better drivability in the city traffic because of better bottom-end torque
    • City petrol manual has a similar fuel efficiency as the Vento petrol manual.

    Vento's engine offers way more torque, so it will offer better driveability compared to City's engine.

    New City 2020 vs Vento 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 - 2020 Honda City 5th Gen vs Maruti Suzuki Ciaz - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    Notable top features of Vento 2020 are:

    • LED reflector headlamps w/ LED DRL
    • Auto headlamps
    • R16 alloy wheels
    • 8-inch Touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
    • Cruise control
    • Auto AC w/ rear vents
    • Front thorax airbags
    • Anti-theft alarm with interior monitoring
    • Front amber glow illumination
    • Steering mounted controls
    • Front and rear armrests

    Is the New Honda City 5th Gen Better than the Volkswagen Vento?

    Price of the base variant of Honda City is Rs. 10.90 lakh and Volkswagen Vento is Rs. 8.87 lakh (both ex-showroom). Entry-level price of Volkswagen Vento is lower. So it is more affordable.

    In terms of dimensions, 5th gen City is a much bigger car compared to Vento. So, if the size is a measure of road presence for you, then City is the better option for you.

    For petrol powertrain, Vento's engine offers more torque, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to the 2020 City's engine. Both cars are equally fuel-efficient.

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

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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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