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    2019 Honda City 4th Gen Vs 5th Gen Honda City 2020 - Old Vs New - What's Different?

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Nov 27 2019

    The new 2020 Honda City 5th Gen is now on sale. Here we compare the dimensions, engine specs, mileage and features of the Honda City in this old vs new comparison to find out what’s different in the new City.

    Honda City 2020 vs Honda City 2019

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    2019 Honda City Vs 2020 Honda City 5th Gen - Price Comparison

    The old City petrol manual was available in 4 variants with prices ranging from Rs. 9.91 lakh to Rs. 13.01 lakh. The new-generation 2020 Honda City is available in 3 variants and its prices start at Rs. 10.9 lakh and go up to Rs. 13.15 lakh for the petrol manual combination.

    These prices are about Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 44,000 higher than comparable variants of the older Honda City.

    HONDA CITY 2020 Vs OLD - PETROL MANUAL PRICE COMPARISON

    Variant

    2020 Honda City (New)

    Difference

    Honda City (Old - BS6)

    SV

    -

    NA

    ₹9,91,000

    V

    ₹10,89,900

    Rs. 24,000

    ₹10,65,900

    VX

    ₹12,25,900

    Rs. 43,900

    ₹11,82,000

    ZX

    ₹13,14,900

    Rs. 14,900

    ₹13,01,000

    For the petrol automatic, the new City’s prices are up by Rs. 14,000 to Rs. 44,000 for comparable variants. The older City petrol automatic was available in 3 variants with prices starting at Rs. 12.01 lakh and going up to Rs. 14.31 lakh. The 2020 City petrol automatic costs between Rs. 12.2 lakh and Rs. 14.45 lakh.

    NEW HONDA CITY 2020 vs OLD - PETROL AUTOMATIC PRICE COMPARISON

    Variant

    2020 Honda City (New)

    Difference

    Honda City (Old - BS6)

    V

    ₹12,19,900

    Rs. 18,900

    ₹12,01,000

    VX

    ₹13,55,900

    Rs. 43,900

    ₹13,12,000

    ZX

    ₹14,44,900

    Rs. 13,900

    ₹14,31,000


    The old Honda City was not available with a BS6 diesel engine. It was discontinued once the BS6 norms kicked in. The BS4 models of the 4th gen Honda City diesel were available in 4 variants with prices ranging from Rs. 11.33 lakh to Rs. 14.45 lakh. The 5th gen Honda City diesel is available in 3 variants and they cost between Rs. 12.4 lakh and Rs. 14.65 lakh. These prices are Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 50,000 more than the BS4 Honda City diesel.

    NEW HONDA CITY 2020 vs OLD - DIESEL MANUAL PRICE COMPARISON

    Variant

    2020 Honda City (New)

    Difference

    Honda City (Old - BS4)

    SV

    -

    NA

    ₹11,33,000

    V

    ₹12,39,900

    Rs. 24,900

    ₹12,15,000

    VX

    ₹13,75,900

    Rs. 49,900

    ₹13,26,000

    ZX

    ₹14,64,900

    Rs. 19,900

    ₹14,45,000

    2019 Honda City Vs 2020 Honda City 5th Gen - Dimension Comparison

    The new Honda City 2020 is almost 11cm longer than the older City. This makes it longer than some of the older D segment sedans like the Elantra fluidic, older Corolla Altis and Honda Civic.

    The 5th gen City is longer than 4500mm, which means it’s comparable with a D segment sedan in terms of dimensions. The 2020 City measures 4549mm long, 1748mm wide and 1489mm tall. It has a wheelbase of 2600mm and a ground clearance of 165mm. The boot space of the new City is 506 litres.

    Compared to the older City, the new one is 109mm longer, 53mm wider and 6mm shorter. The boot space is also down by 4 litres but the tyre size for the base variant is 1 size wider. The wheelbase, ground clearance and fuel tank capacity remain identical to the outgoing Honda City.

    NEW HONDA CITY 2020 vs OLD - DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    Honda City (New)

    Difference

    Honda City (Old)

    Length

    4549mm

    109mm

    4440 mm

    Width

    1748mm

    53mm

    1695 mm

    Height

    1489mm

    6mm

    1495 mm

    Wheelbase

    2600mm

    -

    2600 mm

    Boot Space

    506-lt

    4-lt

    510-lt

    Ground Clearance

    165mm

    -

    165 mm

    Fuel Tank

    40-lt

    -

    40-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    185/60 R15

    Wider tyre

    175 / 65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top)

    185/55 R16

    -

    185 / 55 R16


    2019 Honda City Vs 2020 Honda City - Petrol Engine Spec Comparison

    The new City continues to use the same 1.5-litre normal petrol engine. In the 2020 model, it makes 121PS of power at 6600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4300rpm. The power is up by 2PS in the new City but the torque output is the same. It’s worth noting that the torque now comes 300rpm sooner, which should help with the drivability. There’s also 1 extra gear as the 2020 City has a 6-speed manual transmission instead of 5-speed. The fuel efficiency of the new City petrol is also 0.4kmpl higher than the older City with the manual as well as automatic transmission.

    NEW HONDA CITY 2020 vs OLD - PETROL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

     

    Honda City (New)

    Difference

    Honda City (Old)

    Displacement

    1.5

    -

    1.5-litre

    Cylinder

    4

    -

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    -

    1498cc

    Engine Type

    Normal

    -

    Normal

    Power

    121PS @ 6600rpm

    2PS

    119PS @ 6600rpm

    Torque

    145Nm @ 4300rpm

    300rpm lower

    145Nm @ 4600rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    1 extra gear

    5-speed

    Manual FE

    17.8kmpl

    0.4kmpl

    17.4kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    CVT

    -

    CVT

    Automatic FE

    18.4kmpl

    0.4kmpl

    18.0kmpl

    2019 Honda City Vs 2020 Honda City - Diesel Engine Spec Comparison

    Early in 2020, Honda had discontinued the diesel engine in the older City. Only the petrol engine got the BS6 upgrade. The diesel engine is back with the new City and it has the exact same specs as the BS6 model. The City diesel makes 100PS of power and 200Nm of torque and it’s available with a 6-speed manual transmission only.

    The only notable difference with the new City diesel is in its mileage figure. It’s down by about 1.5kmpl. There were rumours that the 2020 City might get a CVT automatic transmission with the diesel engine. This same engine is available with a CVT automatic in the Amaze. So far, it hasn’t materialized. So, the Hyundai Verna remains the only car in this segment to offer a diesel engine with an automatic transmission.

    NEW HONDA CITY 2020 vs OLD - DIESEL ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

     

    2020 Honda City (New)

    Difference

    Honda City (Old - BS5)

    Displacement

    1.5

    -

    1.5

    Cylinder

    4

    -

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    -

    1498cc

    Engine Type

    Turbo

    -

    Turbo

    Power

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    -

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    Torque

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    -

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    -

    6-speed

    Manual FE

    24.1kmpl

    1.5kmpl

    25.6kmpl

    2020 Honda City New Features

    The 2020 Honda City gets the following new and notable features:

    • Mechanical knobs for AC instead of touch controls
    • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Amazon Alexa-based voice commands
    • LED array headlamps
    • Full LED headlamps cluster (DRL, low/high beam, indicator)
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • Electronic stability control
    • Traction control
    • Hill-start assist
    • Internet-connected features and telematics (with 5-year subscription)
    • 7-inch full-colour display in the instrument console
    • Walk-away auto-lock
    • Lane-watch camera
    • Remote open/close sunroof and windows
    • Soft-touch interior elements
    • Ambient lighting
    • LED fog lamps

    Other features borrowed from the older City are:

    • Sunroof
    • Auto AC with rear vents
    • 6 airbags
    • Auto-dimming inside mirror
    • Touchscreen
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • Front and rear armrest
    • Rear windshield curtain
    • Power adjustable and folding mirrors
    • Auto headlamps
    • Auto wipers
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • Tilt and telescopic steering
    • Leather seats
    • LED cabin and reading lights
    • Parking camera and sensors
    • ABS
    • Cruise control
    • All power windows
    • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

    Check out our Honda City variant breakdown to decide which variant offers better value for money:


    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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