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    What Is The Best Variant Of Honda City Diesel? SV, V, VX or ZX - Price Features Comparison

    by V3Cars Team on Thursday, Nov 07 2019

    Honda City is a name that has the strongest brand recall among the C-segment sedans. It’s the car that made Honda the brand we know today. In fact, it’s the default choice for most buyers and they don’t mind paying a higher price for it.

     

    Honda City

     

    If you’re considering buying a Honda City diesel, then we’ll dig into the variants of the sedan to help you figure out which variant will suit you the most.

    Let’s start with the prices.

     

    Honda City Diesel Variants Prices

     

    HONDA CITY PRICES

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    Variants

    Petrol MT

    Petrol AT

    Diesel MT

    SV

    Rs. 9.81 lakh

    --

    Rs. 11.11 lakh

    V

    Rs. 10.51 lakh

    Rs. 11.86 lakh

    Rs. 11.86 lakh

    VX

    Rs. 11.67 lakh

    Rs. 12.97 lakh

    Rs. 12.97 lakh

    ZX

    Rs. 12.86 lakh

    Rs. 14.16 lakh

    Rs. 14.16 lakh

     

    The diesel variants are priced at a premium of Rs. 1.3 lakh over their petrol counterparts. Same is the story of the petrol automatic. You pay the exact same price over a petrol-manual variant as you would for picking the diesel engine.

    One thing to note is that the Honda City is expensive. In fact, the fully-loaded Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Alpha and base variant of the Honda City are priced in the same ballpark.

     

    Honda City Diesel Variants - Dimensions Comparison

     

     

    Honda City

    Hyundai Verna

    Maruti Ciaz

    Skoda Rapid

    VW Vento

    Toyota Yaris

    Length

    4440mm

    4440mm

    4490mm

    4413mm

    4390mm

    4425mm

    Width

    1695mm

    1729mm

    1730mm

    1699mm

    1699mm

    1730mm

    Height

    1495mm

    1475mm

    1485mm

    1466mm

    1467mm

    1495mm

    Wheelbase

    2600mm

    2600mm

    2650mm

    2552mm

    2553mm

    2550mm

    Ground Clearance

    165mm

    165mm

    170mm

    163mm

    163mm

    175mm

    Boot Space

    510 litres

    480 litres

    510 litres

    460 litres

    494 litres

    476 litres

     

    In terms of dimensions, the Honda City leads with the biggest boot space that’s at par with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. It’s the tallest of the lot too and shares the top spot with the Toyota Yaris. In terms of length and wheelbase, it’s average for the class. It’s neither the shortest nor the longest.

     

    Honda City Ecterior

     

    The ground clearance, though, is among the lowest. If you’re worried about scraping your car’s underbelly on a tall speed breaker, then you should consider the Toyota Yaris. Its short wheelbase combined with high ground clearance makes it the most suited in its class to tackle uneven roads.

     

    Honda City Diesel Variants - Engine Specifications

     

     

    Petrol AT

    Petrol MT

    Diesel MT

    Displacement

    1.5-litre

    Power

    119PS @ 6600rpm

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    Torque

    145Nm @ 4600rpm

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    Transmission

    7-step CVT Automatic

    6-speed MT

    Fuel Efficiency

    18.0kmpl

    17.4kmpl

    25.6kmpl

     

    The Honda City petrol variant gets the same tried-and-tested, very refined and high-revving 1.5-litre engine. It makes 119PS of power and 145Nm of torque - both quite high up in the RPM band.

    The diesel engine has a similar displacement, but unlike the petrol engine, it’s a little noisy compared to the competition’s diesel engines. On the plus side, it’s quite torquey and makes both the power and torque quite low on the RPM scale - unlike Honda’s petrol engines.

    Both engines come with a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol engine is also available with a 7-step CVT automatic.

     

    Honda City Diesel Variants Breakdown

    There are 4 variants available with the Honda City:

    • SV
    • V
    • VX
    • ZX

    Both, the petrol and diesel engines, are available in all four variants with a manual transmission. The petrol automatic is available only in the top 3 variants.

    Honda City Diesel SV Variant Features - Rs. 11.11 Lakh - Great Fit For Chauffeur-Driven

    As we mentioned earlier, the Honda City is an expensive car. So, even though, technically the SV is the City’s base variant, it’s nothing like a base variant. It gets plenty of functional features like rear defogger, music system, automatic AC, cruise control, front and rear armrests and power-adjustable mirrors. On the stying side, it gets 15-inch machined alloy wheels, DRLs, shark-fin antenna and double-barrel headlamps.

     

    Honda City Interior

     

    It has all the basic amenities we have come to expect from a car. So, even if you get the SV variant, you won’t feel short-changed. In fact, it’s a great fit for backseat occupants. If you’re anyways going to be chauffeured around, then you can look past the touchscreen infotainment system and power-folding mirrors. But the lack of adjustable rear headrests will be a bitter pill to swallow.

     

    Honda City SV Features

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    Remote central locking

    4-speaker music system

    Auto AC/climate control

    Halogen reflector double-barrel headlight

    ABS

    3.5-inch display

    Rear AC vents

    DRLs

    ISOFIX child seat anchors

    USB, Bluetooth, Aux connectivity

    Front and rear power windows

    Piano finish on dashboard

    Rear windshield defogger

    Steering mounted controls

    Power-adjustable mirrors

    Shark fin antenna

    Day/night inside mirror

     

    Tilt-adjustable steering

    Body-coloured mirrors and door handles

    Rear parking sensors

     

    Front armrest

    Fabric seat covers

    2 front airbags

     

    Rear armrest

    Chrome grille

       

    Cruise control

    Trunk lid inside cover

       

    Multi-info display with trip computer

    15-inch machined alloy wheels

     

    Honda City V Variant Features - Rs. 11.86 lakh - Good Buy For Self-Driving

     

    If you’re going to drive the car yourself and can afford to buy a higher variant, then you should look at the V variant. For an extra Rs. 75,000, the V variant adds, push-button start-stop, keyless entry, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Mirrorlink, reverse parking camera and power-folding mirrors. It’d have been easier to recommend this variant if it added at least modern-day smartphone connectivity options like Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Such features are today available in far cheaper cars.

    While the features don’t justify the difference in price, the gap is not that large. So, we’d recommend upgrading to this variant, nonetheless.

     

    Honda City V Features

    Entertainment

    Functional

    Style

    7-inch touchscreen infotainment system

    Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

    Chrome outside door handles

    HDMI-in ports

    Power-folding mirrors

    Fog lights

    2 USB ports

    Reverse parking camera

    B-pillar blackout

    Mirrorlink for smartphone connectivity

     

    LED indicators on outside mirrors

    1.5 GB in-built storage

     

    Chrome inside door handles

    4 tweeters

       

    MicroSD card slot

       

     

    Honda City Diesel VX Variant Features - Rs. 12.97 Lakh - Best Value For Money

    The VX variant is where things start to get a little serious. For an extra Rs. 1.11 lakh, you get an electric sunroof, larger, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, telescopic steering and auto-dimming inside mirror. We believe these features not only justify the jump in price over the V variant but make up for the slightly higher price you pay for the V variant itself over SV.

    This is the variant to go for if you want to indulge in some luxury.

     

    Honda City VX Features

    Functional

    Style

    Electric sunroof

    LED taillights

    Frameless auto-dimming inside mirror

    16-inch machined alloy wheels

    Telescopic steering adjust

    Body-coloured mud flaps

    Rear reading lights

    Leather steering and gear

     

    Honda City Diesel ZX Variant Features - Rs. 14.16 Lakh - Good For Safety-Conscious Buyers, But Not Good Value

     

    The ZX variant adds 4 additional airbags, LED lighting inside as well as outside, automatic wipers and headlamps, leather seats and adjustable rear headrests. If you value safety, then the addition of 4 airbags alone should have convinced you to buy the ZX variant. But we don’t believe that this variant justifies spending an extra Rs. 1.19 lakh over the VX variant.

     

    Honda City ZX Features

    Safety

    Functional

    Style

    2 front passenger thorax/side airbags

    Automatic headlamps

    LED reflector headlamps

    2 curtain airbags

    Automatic wipers

    LED fog lights

     

    Adjustable rear seat headrests

    Boot lid spoiler with high-mount LED stoplight

     

    Front seatback pockets

    Leather seats

     

    LED cabin lights

     
     

    LED reading lights

     

     

    Honda City Diesel - Best Variant

     

    Those who will occupy the rear seats, for the most part, will be happy with even the SV variant. But if you are going to drive yourself, then you should stretch your budget for the V variant. It’s, however, the VX variant that offers the best value for money. While the ZX variants adds crucial safety and styling features, it doesn’t quite justify splurging an extra Rs. 1.19 lakh for the  ZX trim.

     

    Winner: Honda City Diesel VX


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