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

    by Mahesh Yadav Dates: 17 Jul 2020

    We compare City against other C-segment sedans on the basis of prices, engine specs and dimensions to analyse how it holds up against the competition.


    Honda City 2020 vs Rivals

    Honda City Petrol vs Rivals | Price Comparison

    5th gen Honda City prices start from Rs. 10.90 lakh (ex-showroom) and it rivals the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris and Skoda Rapid in the segment. Since the older, 4th gen City will continue to be on sale, that car also becomes a rival for the 2020 City. The complete price list of the petrol-powered City 2020 is as follows:

    C-SEGMENT SEDAN | PETROL MANUAL | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM | JULY 2020

    Honda City (New)

    Honda City (Old)

    Maruti Ciaz

    Hyundai Verna

    Toyota Yaris

    Volkswagen Vento

    Skoda Rapid

     -  -  -

    Rider

    ₹7,49,000

     -

    Sigma

    ₹8,31,974

     -  -

    Rider Plus

    ₹7,99,000

     -

    Delta

    ₹8,93,974

    J-Optional

    ₹8,76,000

    Trendline

    ₹8,86,500

     -
     -

    S

    ₹9,30,585

    J

    ₹9,40,000

     -  -
     -  -

    Zeta

    ₹9,70,974

    SV
    ₹9,91,000

    Alpha

    ₹9,97,689

    G-Optional

    ₹9,74,000

    Comfortline Plus

    ₹9,99,900

    Ambition

    ₹9,99,000

    S

    ₹10,08,689

    ONYX

    ₹10,19,000

    V

    ₹10,89,900

    V
    ₹10,65,900

     -

    SX

    ₹10,70,389

    G

    ₹10,55,000

     -  -  -

    Style

    ₹11,49,000

     -

    VX
    ₹11,82,000

     -

    V

    ₹11,74,000

    Highline Plus

    ₹11,99,000

    Monte Carlo

    ₹11,79,000

    VX

    ₹12,25,900

     -  -  -

    V-Optional

    ₹12,08,000

    ZX

    ₹13,14,900

    ZX
    ₹13,01,000

    SX(O)

    ₹12,59,900

    VX

    ₹12,96,000


    5th gen Honda City petrol manual comes with 3 variants: V, VX and ZX.

    • New Honda City starts at Rs. 10.90 lakh. City V costs Rs. 3.41 lakh more than Skoda Rapid's entry-level variant, which is the most affordable C-segment sedan.
    • 2020 City ZX costs Rs. 13.15 lakh and that makes it the most expensive petrol manual car in the C-segment sedan segment.

    C-SEGMENT SEDAN | PETROL AUTOMATIC | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM | JULY 2020

    Honda City (New)

    Honda City (Old)

    Maruti Ciaz

    Hyundai Verna

    Toyota Yaris

    Volkswagen Vento

     -  -  -

    J-Optional

    ₹9,46,000

     -

    Delta

    ₹9,97,689

    J

    ₹10,10,000

     -

    Zeta

    ₹10,80,974

     -

    G-Optional

    ₹10,94,000

     -  -

    Alpha

    ₹11,09,974

     -
     -  -

    1.5 S

    ₹11,95,389

    G

    ₹11,75,000

    V

    ₹12,19,900

    V
    ₹12,01,000

     -  -  

    Highline

    ₹12,09,700

     -

    V

    ₹12,94,000

     

    VX
    ₹13,12,000

       

    V-Optional

    ₹13,28,000

    Highline Plus

    ₹13,29,700

    VX

    ₹13,55,900

       

    1.5 SX(O)

    ₹13,84,900

       

    ZX

    ₹14,44,900

    ZX
    ₹14,31,000

     

    1.0 SX(O)

    ₹13,99,900

    VX

    ₹14,18,000

     


    5th gen Honda City petrol automatic comes with 3 variants: V, VX and ZX.

    • The Honda City 5th gen starts at Rs. 12.20 lakh. City V costs Rs. 2.74 lakh more than Toyota Yaris's entry-level petrol-automatic variant.
    • The new City ZX variant costs Rs. 14.45 lakh and it’s the most expensive petrol automatic sedan in the C-segment.

    C-SEGMENT SEDAN | DIESEL MANUAL | PRICE COMPARISON

    EX-SHOWROOM | JULY 2020

    Honda City

    Hyundai Verna

     -

    S+

    ₹10,65,585

    V

    ₹12,39,900

    SX

    ₹12,05,389

    VX

    ₹13,75,900

    SX(O)

    ₹13,94,900

    ZX

    ₹14,64,900

     


    Honda City diesel comes with 3 variants but only with manual transmission: V, VX and ZX.

    • Honda City diesel starts at Rs. 12.39 lakh. City V diesel costs Rs. 1.74 lakh more than Hyundai Verna's entry-level diesel variant, which is the most affordable diesel sedan option in the segment.
    • City ZX diesel costs Rs. 14.64 lakh and that makes it the most expensive diesel manual in the C-segment sedan segment.
    • Diesel automatic powertrain option is only available with Hyundai Verna in the segment. 

    2020 Honda City 1.5 Petrol vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SEDAN

    PETROL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Honda City (New)

    Honda City (Old)

    Maruti Ciaz

    Hyundai Verna

    Toyota Yaris

    Volkswagen Vento

    Skoda Rapid

    Displacement

    1.5

    1.5-litre

    1.5

    1.5

    1.0

    1.5

    1.0

    1.0

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    3

    4

    3

    3

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    1498cc

    1462cc

    1497cc

    998cc

    1496cc

    999cc

    999cc

    Engine Type

    Normal

    Normal

    Hybrid

    Normal

    Turbo

    Normal

    Turbo

    Turbo

    Power

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    119PS @ 6600rpm

    105PS @ 6000rpm

    115PS @ 6300rpm

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    107PS @ 6000rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    110PS @ 5000rpm

    Torque

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    145Nm @ 4600rpm

    138Nm @ 4400rpm

    144Nm @ 4500rpm

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    140Nm @ 4200rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    175Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    5-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    -

    6-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    17.8kmpl

    17.4kmpl

    20.65kmpl

    17.7kmpl

    -

    17.18kmpl

    18.97kmpl

    18.97kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    CVT

    4-speed TC

    CVT

    7-speed DCT

    CVT

    6-speed TC

    -

    Automatic FE

    18.4kmpl

    18.0kmpl

    20.04kmpl

    18.45kmpl

    19.2kmpl

    18.1kmpl

    NA

    -


    Honda City 5th gen is available with a 1.5L normal petrol engine and a 6-speed transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 121PS and 145Nm, respectively.

    • Honda City produces 121PS of power. It is the most powerful engine in the segment. On the spec sheet, it has 1PS better power than the Verna turbo.
    • Rapid’s 1.0-litre engine produces 175Nm of peak torque. It has the best torque figures in the segment along with Volkswagen Vento.
    • The Verna turbo’s torque output is the second best at 172Nm.
    • The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 20.65kmpl with a manual transmission and 20.04kmpl with the automatic.
    • The Rapid, Vento and Verna turbo will have significantly better drivability at city speeds than the City petrol.
    • The City’s normal petrol engine makes 145Nm of torque. It is 1Nm better than Verna’s normal petrol engine and the best among non-turbocharged petrol engines.

    5th Gen Honda City 1.5 Diesel vs Rivals | Engine Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SEDAN

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    Honda City (New)

    Hyundai Verna

    Displacement

    1.5

    1.5

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    1497cc

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    115PS @ 4000rpm

    Peak Torque

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    250Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    24.1kmpl

    25kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    -

    6-speed torque converter

    Automatic Claimed FE

    -

    21.3kmpl


    Honda City 5th gen is available with a 1.5L diesel engine with a 6-speed transmission. The power and torque output of this engine are 100PS and 200Nm, respectively.

    • Hyundai Verna produces 115PS of power. It has a more powerful diesel engine with 15PS more power than Honda City diesel.
    • Verna’s 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 250Nm of peak torque, which is 50Nm better than the City.
    • Thanks to this massive torque advantage, the Verna should have significantly better drivability than the City.
    • The City’s diesel engine performance figures aren’t impressive as several cars from lower segment like the Nexon, XUV300, Venue etc. have torquier diesel engines.
    • With a manual transmission, Hyundai Verna has the best fuel-efficiency figure of 25kmpl.
    • Verna is the only car with diesel automatic transmission, it has the claimed fuel-efficiency figure of 21.3kmpl.

    Verna's diesel engine offers the best torque in this segment, so it is expected to offer better driveability compared to Honda City diesel. If you're looking for a car with low running cost, then Verna will be better since it’s the most fuel-efficient diesel car in this segment.

    5th Gen Honda City vs Rivals | Dimension Comparison

    C-SEGMENT SEDAN

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Honda City (New)

    Honda City (Old)

    Maruti Ciaz

    Hyundai Verna

    Toyota Yaris

    VW Vento

    Skoda Rapid

    Length

    4549mm

    4440 mm

    4490mm

    4440mm

    4425mm

    4390mm

    4413mm

    Width

    1748mm

    1695 mm

    1730mm

    1729mm

    1730mm

    1699mm

    1699mm

    Height

    1489mm

    1495 mm

    1485mm

    1475mm

    1495mm

    1467mm

    1466mm

    Wheelbase

    2600mm

    2600 mm

    2650mm

    2600mm

    2550mm

    2553mm

    2552mm

    Boot Space

    506-lt

    510-lt

    510-lt

    465-lt

    476-lt

    494-lt

    460-lt

    Ground Clearance

    165mm

    165 mm

    170mm

    165mm

    175mm

    163mm

    168mm

    Fuel Tank

    40-lt

    40-lt

    43-lt

    45-lt

    42-lt

    55-lt

    55-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    185/60 R15

    175 / 65 R15

    185/65 R15

    185/65 R15

    185/60 R15

    185/60 R15

    185/60 R15

    Tyre Size (Top)

    185/55 R16

    185 / 55 R16

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R16

    185/60 R15

    195/55 R16

    195/55 R16


    Honda City is 4549mm long, 1748mm wide, 1489mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. A wider body normally results in better shoulder room and a higher roof makes ingress & egress easier. A longer wheelbase usually results in more cabin space. It has a boot space of 506 litres. The city has a 165mm ground clearance and it rides on 185/55 R16 tyres size. The new City’s tank can hold 40 litres of fuel.

    • The 2020 Honda City has an overall length of 4549mm, which makes it the longest car in the segment.
    • This new City is so long, that its length is comparable with some of the D1 segment sedans like the Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra.
    • Because of its best-in-class length, the 2020 City should have the best road presence for a C-segment sedan.
    • The 5th gen Honda City has a width of 1748mm, it is the widest car in the segment.
    • Toyota Yaris is the tallest car in the segment. It is 6mm taller than City.
    • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has the longest wheelbase in the segment. Its wheelbase is longer than the City’s by 50mm. It should have the roomiest cabin with the best legroom.
    • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has the biggest boot space in the segment, which is on par with the 4th gen City. It’s only 4-lt more than the new City.
    • Toyota Yaris's ground clearance of 175mm is the best in the segment, which is 10mm more than the City 2020.

    Amongst all the C-segment sedans, Toyota Yaris has the best ground clearance. Combine that with the short wheelbase of the Yaris and it comes out on top with the best break-over angle and the best C-segment sedan to tackle bad roads. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz has the biggest boot in the segment but it’s not that much bigger than the City.

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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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