Honda City Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Honda City
The 4th generation Honda City has taken the game up a notch over its popular predecessor and for the segment as a whole. While the length and width of the car remain the same as the third generation model the new City is 40mm taller and the wheelbase has gone up by 50mm compared to the outgoing model.
The new Honda City wears the company’s H Design concept that works around the company’s ‘man maximum machine minimum’ philosophy that has incorporated new design elements such as new bumpers that feature a variation of angular designs and smooth curves, the head lights maintain a similar profile to those on the earlier car while the front grille features a solid bar of chrome with the Honda logo placed prominently in the centre. The front bumper has a centrally located air dam with fog lamp housings at either end. The corners of the bumpers have flat contours that end at a sharp edge with the front then flowing downwards between the grille and the air dam. The lower section of the bumper ends in a angular manner with sharp edges that lend a nice visual appeal.
Around the sides, a prominent crease runs from the lower section of the front doors to the tail lights giving the car a sporty profile that is further accentuated by a rearward sloping coupe-like roofline featuring a shark fin radio ariel, the lower section of the doors features a curve stretching from the top of the rocker panel at the front to the rear wheel arch, lending a visual break, while new five spoke alloy wheels complete the new side profile.
At the back, the new Honda City gets new tail lights that are sleeker and longer and flow on to the boot lid. The tail lights are connected by a strip of chrome located over the license plate holder. The boot lid and bumper slope out from under the tail lights to give the car a bigger look. The rear bumper gets a curve at the lower section to break the monotony of the otherwise flat contour with a faux rear skirt incorporating reflectors.
While the exteriors have been updated its the interiors of the new City that is the real game changer for the car. The front seats are supportive and well cushioned while the wide rear seat can accommodate three adults in complete comfort and provide plenty of under thigh support and legroom is more than plenty with the longer wheelbase of the car. The new City also has a bigger boot than its predecessor with a commodious 510 litres of space.
The quality of trim materials are good on the new Honda City and the dashboard comes with silver accents and piano black trim is used in the centre console and around the driver’s side air vent to lend an upmarket appeal. The quality of plastics are good and even the air vents feel solid and well built.
Honda’s new city packs in a healthy equipment list with a new infotainment system with a 5-inch LCD screen that gets Bluetooth and AUX connectivity along with CD and DVD compatibility, the car also offers first-in-class touch screen controls for the climate control system with air vents for rear seat passengers as well. The new Honda City comes with electric power steering power windows all around, electric ORVMs, engine start/stop button, keyless entry, rear defogger and sunroof.
Under the hood, the fourth generation Honda City continues to be powered by the renowned 1.5 litre petrol engine developing 119PS of power @6,600 rpm and 145Nm of torque @ 4,600 rpm but has been retuned to offer better driveability, the engine continues to be mated to a five-speed manual gearbox while the automatic gearbox is now a CVT unit for better fuel efficiency. The CVT has been tuned to overcome the rubber band effect associated with the type of gearbox and comes with seven stepped ratios that are responsive and can be controlled via paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The manual Honda City is claimed to return 17.8 km/pl while the automatic is said to be more efficient with a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 17.9 km/pl.
For the first time the Honda City has been equipped with a diesel engine as well. The motor in question is the company’s 1.5 litre i-DTEC four cylinder oil burner that made its Indian debut in the Honda Amaze compact sedan. The engine develops an identical 100 PS of power @ 3,600 rpm and 200Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. However, the unit in the new City has been mated to a six-speed manual gearbox for better fuel efficiency in the taller sixth gear that makes it India’s most efficient car in India with a claimed fuel efficiency of 26 km/pl.
Pros: Efficient diesel, peppy petrol, More space, better looks
Cons: Waiting period could be high, Lets wait for the price - Jan'14
Honda City Interiors
Honda City Exteriors
Honda City Engine & Performance
The diesel engine is smooth and has linear power delivery
Honda City Mileage and Running Costs
Honda City Mileage View full detail
|Honda City Petrol Variants|
|Honda City E||17.8 kmpl|
|Honda City S||17.8 kmpl|
|Honda City SV||17.8 kmpl|
|Honda City V||17.8 kmpl|
|Honda City SV AT||18 kmpl|
|Honda City VX MT||17.8 kmpl|
|Honda City VX AT||18 kmpl|
|Honda City Diesel Variants|
|Honda City E Diesel||26 kmpl|
|Honda City S Diesel||26 kmpl|
|Honda City SV Diesel||26 kmpl|
|Honda City V Diesel||26 kmpl|
|Honda City VX MT Diesel||26 kmpl|
Honda City Handling Braking & Safety
The Honda City has strong braking manners and the car behaves well when swerved at high speeds
Honda City Comfort & Suspension
The Honda City has a comfortable ride and the car holds the road commendably
Honda City Specifications and Features
Wheels & Tyres
|Tyres||175/65 R15 84T|
|Wheel Size||15 inch|
Honda City Features
|Honda City||E||S||SV||V||SV AT||VX MT||VX AT||E Diesel||S Diesel||SV Diesel||V Diesel||VX MT Diesel|
Honda City Price
The ex showroom price of Honda City ranges from Rs 7.26 Lakh to Rs 11.12 Lakh. Honda City is available in 12 variants. To find the on road price of Honda City you need to click on the check on road price.
Honda City has 7 Petrol variant(s), 5 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Honda City E which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 7.26 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Honda City VX MT Diesel which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 11.12 Lakh .
Honda City News
Honda City Reviews
By Nagaraj Posted on Dec,12,10 10:18 PM
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
Cons ,road clearence from road to bottem heights low then other seden models cars
i have 2 cars in our lovely honda company one zx 2006 and iv tech2010., but i sold iv tech this year main reason of petrol price increase high.nw u give in diesel i am the 1st buyer in my city when u open ur test drive
By Alpa Sheth Posted on Jun,06,06 9:18 AM
Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,
Cons ,Major problem in door opening
Hi, I recently got a Honda City Diesel vehicle. Within less than a month the rear door handle was dysfunctional with the result that you could not open the door from inside and someone had to go over from the outside to open the door for you. When I sent it back for repairs, the serviceman confided that this is a very common problem they are encountering in all these new vehicles. This flaw is dangerous as in case of an emergency it is impossible for the occupant to open the door and jump out. I think Honda should recall all the cars where this flaw exists. I am sure they know it is there but it will take a lawsuit for them to recall the cars. IMy previous vehicle was also a Honda City which I used for 7 years but did not experience this problem. Alpa Sheth
By Capt S Posted on May,05,06 11:39 AM
Pros ,Reputed brand name
Cons CongestedUncomfortable,Defective vehicle. No after sales
I have purchased Honda City CNG SMT from Apex Honda. From day one there is a loud thud sound from the rear left side while crossing a speed breaker or on rough roads and the fuel gauge is faulty. All other problems were attended. These two remain despite my taking up at the highest level. All are requested to take a free test drive of my car before making a buy decision. After sales of Honda least said the better. Capt S K Sharma. 9819289389
By Deve Gowda Posted on Mar,03,14 4:21 PM
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
Cons ,nothing negative
The new Honda city is a gem of a car. I wanted to buy it for so long. I took loan from HDFC bank to get this car and i am very happy. I got 80% loan and I was able to buy the diesel version and complete my dream. My wife is very happy over the purchase of the new city and family is overjoyed to see such a beautiful and high-end car in my garage. I am proud to own the Honda City and it feels very good to do the same. Honda Dealer in bangalore is very good. He assisted me with my purchase and gave me good price. The car according to many expert review is very good car. My family of five members can easily travel now. The boot has good space and mileage is best in the market. Honda city is best car in India at present.
By Armaan Posted on Mar,03,13 12:20 AM
Pros Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
Cons Average Looks,
The new Honda City is a very nice car indeed. And after much waiting it is finnaly available with a diesel engine option. Now, there have been a lot of complaints about engine noise and I too feel that there is a bit too much of engine noise inside the cabin. But as far as I am concerned, this is the only problem with the new Honda City diesel as the car other wise is quite frankly a brilliant. The diesel engine has good power right from the moment it gets going. And the gearbox with six gears is easy to use and accurate. Although, the sixth gear should be used for cruising for getting better efficiency and you have to drive in fourth or fifth gear to overtake another vehicle. It is also surprising to see that such a big car is the most efficient vehicle in our country with a claimed mileage of 26 kml. According to me though, the biggest revolution for the car is its interior. There is so much more space inside the new Honda City. The seats are big and comfortable and even tall passengers can sit at the front or at the back without a problem. I also like the music system, the touch screen ac control and the sunroof. What I do not like are the exteriors that look like the old City from the front and a not so nice version of the BMW 3 series from the back. Otherwise, the Honda City diesel is a brilliant car.
Other cars in this price range
Used Honda City
- Honda, City S MT(2011)
25000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 5,90,000
- Honda, City V MT(2012)
12500 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 7,60,000
- Honda, City S MT(2009)
55000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 5,00,000
- Honda, City S MT(2010)
59000 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 5,50,000
- Honda, City S(2008)
45900 kms, in New Delhi @ Rs. 3,05,000