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

    by V3Cars Team on Saturday, Nov 09 2019

    Honda City has been the benchmark of sorts in the compact sedan segment for over a decade. The Honda City has always had a refined, punchy, reliable and high-revving petrol engine. No wonder it’s the first choice for those who want a C-segment sedan with a petrol engine and are okay with spending a bit more.

    Honda City

    If you’re considering buying a Honda City Petrol, then we’ll dig into the variants of the sedan to help you figure out which variant will suit you the most. But first, let’s see what it costs. 

    Honda City Petrol 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 petrol variants of the Honda City start just under Rs. 10.0 lakh. That’s only a few thousand rupees below the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Alpha petrol. The petrol automatic and diesel MT options another Rs. 1.3 lakh.

    There’s no subtle way to say this that the Honda City is expensive. The City’s base variant costs almost as much as the top-of-the-line Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Alpha petrol. But, to a great extent, Honda justifies the higher asking price with standard features, which we’ll get to in a minute.

    Honda City Petrol 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


    The Honda City has the largest boot, but so does the Ciaz. The Honda City is the tallest, but so is the Yaris. Except for the ground clearance, in every other respect, it’s par for the course. At 163mm, the City’s ground clearance though is about as low as it gets, while the Toyota Yaris has the best ground clearance.

    Honda City Petrol 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

     

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


    The Honda City’s has a time-tested, refined and free-revving 1.5-litre petrol engine. It has 145Nm of torque, which helps it make 119PS of power quite up in the rev range at 6600rpm. None of the competitors’ petrol engines rev this high. While it’s not the most traffic friendly, it’s can be a lot of fun when you’re in the mood for some enthusiastic driving.

    The diesel engine has the exact opposite traits. It makes a lot of torque really low in on the RPM band.

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

    Honda City Petrol Variants Breakdown

    There are 4 variants available with the Honda City:

    • SV
    • V
    • VX
    • ZX

    The Honda City is available in four variants with petrol as well as a diesel engine. The petrol automatic is available only in the top 3 variants.

    Honda City SV Petrol Variant Features - Rs. 9.81 Lakh - Best Variant for Backseat Occupants

    This is expensive for a base variant. But in a sense, we can say that the Honda City is not even available in the base variant. The SV variant gets a lot of kit like rear defogger, music system, automatic AC, cruise control, front and rear armrests and power-adjustable mirrors. The City SV petrol also has 15-inch machined alloy wheels, DRLs, shark fin antenna and double-barrel headlamps.

    Honda City Interior

    If you will be chauffeured around in the back seat, then this variant is a great fit. The higher V variant doesn’t add anything for the rear seat occupants. So, this is the best variant if you are going to use the City’s rear seat more than the front. The only feature you’ll miss is adjustable rear headrests but it’s only available in the top trim. So we can’t recommend upgrading to the ZX variant for this feature alone.

    Honda City SV Petrol 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 Petrol Variant Features - Rs. 10.51 Lakh - Good Option If You Drive Yourself

    For another Rs. 70,000, the V variant gives you push-button start-stop, keyless entry, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Mirrorlink, reverse parking camera and power-folding mirrors. While the features don’t add up to justify the price increase, it’s not that big of a jump in the ex-showroom price. It’s definitely worth upgrading to the V variant if you’re going to drive the car yourself. The biggest miss though is the lack of Android Auto and Apple Carplay.

    Honda City

    A big point to note here is that the Honda City V petrol’s ex-showroom price breaches the Rs. 10.0 lakh mark. That makes it more than just Rs. 70,000 expensive for most people as most states charge a higher registration tax on cars priced above Rs. 10.0 lakh. The Rs. 70,000 difference, as it is, isn’t easy to justify so you may be better off with the SV petrol variant if you are looking for a better value.

    Honda City V Petrol 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 VX Petrol Variant Features - Rs. 11.67 Lakh - Best Value For Money

    Compared to the V variant, the Honda City VX variant is Rs. 1.16 lakh more expensive. For that sum, you get an electric sunroof, larger, 16-inch alloy wheels, LED tail lights, telescopic steering and auto-dimming inside mirror. For the extra sum, this variant certainly adds enough functional and style features making it easy to recommend this variant over the City V petrol.

    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 ZX Petrol Variant Features - Rs. 12.86 Lakh - Best Safety But A Little Expensive

    Upgrading to the ZX variant gets you 4 additional airbags, LED lighting in the cabin, LED headlights, automatic wipers and headlamps, leather seats and adjustable rear headrests. For the safety-conscious, this is the variant to pick. However, the features alone don’t add up to Rs. 1.19 lakh you pay extra 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 Petrol - Best Variant

    For the rear-seat occupants who have a driver to take them places, the SV variant is the best. If you are going to drive the car yourself, and don’t mind paying a little extra then the VX variant should be up your alley. Please note that this could add more than just Rs. 70,000 to the cost as it may qualify for a higher tax bracket.

    The VX variant offers the best value in the Honda City petrol lineup. The Honda City ZX petrol is the safest option as it gets 6 airbags but the increase in price is a bit more than expected. So, the top variant doesn’t offer the same value proposition as the VX does.

    Winner: Honda City Petrol VX


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