Honda City

Honda City Variants

Petrol Variants
Honda City E
1487 cc Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
Rs. 8,08,000
Honda City S
1487 cc Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
Rs. 8,70,800
Honda City SV
1487 cc Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
Rs. 8,78,500
Honda City V
1487 cc Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
Rs. 9,23,800
Honda City SV AT
1487 cc Petrol, 18 kmpl
Rs. 9,47,000
Honda City VX MT
1487 cc Petrol, 17.8 kmpl
Rs. 10,34,000
Honda City VX AT
1487 cc Petrol, 18 kmpl
Rs. 11,42,500
Diesel Variants
Honda City E Diesel
1498 cc Diesel, 26 kmpl
Rs. 8,75,000
Honda City S Diesel
1498 cc Diesel, 26 kmpl
Rs. 9,40,500
Honda City SV Diesel
1498 cc Diesel, 26 kmpl
Rs. 9,93,900
Honda City V Diesel
1498 cc Diesel, 26 kmpl
Rs. 10,55,500
Honda City VX MT Diesel
1498 cc Diesel, 26 kmpl
Rs. 11,53,500

Editorial Test Drive Review of Honda City


Honda City Headlamp

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

What we like
Best in class space, new age feature
What we don't like
Nothing Really

Honda City Exteriors

What we like
Looks modern, retains the old desig
What we don't like
Alloy wheels look dated

Honda City Engine & Performance

The diesel engine is smooth and has linear power delivery

What we like
The diesel engine in the Honda City has a claimed fuel efficiency of 26 kmpl making it India's most fuel efficient car
What we don't like
Too much engine noise inside the cabin of the Honda City diesel

Honda City Mileage and Running Costs

Honda City Petrol Mileage 17.8 kmpl

Honda City Diesel Mileage 26 kmpl

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

What we like
Strong brakes that don't lock up quickly
What we don't like
None as of now

Honda City Comfort & Suspension

The Honda City has a comfortable ride and the car holds the road commendably

What we like
Good high speed stability
What we don't like
Road noise inside cabin over poor road

Honda City Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4440 mm
Overall Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1495 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm


Torque 145Nm@4600rpm
Displacement 1487 cc
Power 119PS@6600rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 175/65 R15 84T
Wheel Size 15 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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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
Airbags Front-
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Honda City Price

Honda City Price in New Delhi

Rs 8.08 L - 11.54 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Honda City ranges from Rs 8.08 Lakh to Rs 11.54 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 8.08 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Honda City VX MT Diesel which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 11.54 Lakh .

Honda City News

Honda City
Honda unveils City-based hybrid sedan
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Nov,11,04 6:52 PM

Honda has revealed a hybrid version based around the City sedan for the Japanese market. Dubbed the Grace, this new hybrid sedan is slated to be launched on December 1st, 2014 in Japan. Alongside the inclusion of a hybrid motor, the Grace Hybrid

Honda City
New Honda Cars dealership in Thane
By Siddharth Posted on Dec,12,16 6:57 AM

Honda expanded its reach in Mumbai by opening its second dealership in Thane. Regent Honda is a state-of-the-art 3S (Sales, service and spare parts) facility and was inaugurated by Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Honda

Honda City
ASEAN NCAP rates New Honda City and Jazz with 5 star ratings
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Aug,08,31 12:34 PM

Safety in cars had been long ignored by Indian customers. A few years ago, airbags, ABS etc., were treated like luxury features and only a handful of buyers would actually opt for these safety equipment on their cars. This cost conscious tendency o

Honda City
Honda City production shifted to Rajasthan
By Shivank Bhatt Posted on Aug,08,05 7:32 PM

In order to meet the rising demand of its models, especially of the recently launched Mobilio, Honda has announced of shifting the Citys entire production base from its Greater Noida plant to its Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. The production of th

Honda City
Ford Fiesta vs Honda City diesel Competition Check
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Jul,07,08 7:34 PM

  The fourth generation Honda City has really changed the game for the Indian mid-size sedan segment. Such is the faith in the Honda brand and the strong image held by the City in our market that it has not just made the car the segment l

Honda City Reviews

Expert Reviews

Honda City
New Honda City Vs Hyundai Verna Fluidic Features and Price Comparison
By Meghan Naik Posted on Jan,01,07 1:28 PM

New Honda City versus the current generation Hyundai Verna Fluidic comparison was long awaited by many. Why because the City and Verna Fluidic are amongst the top contenders in the C+ segment in the context of the car market in India and have been o

Honda City
Honda City Diesel First Drive
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Dec,12,29 3:11 PM

  The Honda City has been the definitive benchmark in the Indian mid-size segment owing to its refinement, reliability, performance and quality. That said, soaring petrol prices allowed rivals with diesel engine options to surge past. Now

Honda City
New Honda City (petrol and diesel) review
By Bunny Punia Posted on Dec,12,16 11:45 PM

The best part! - Best in class petrol economy - Diesel model is Indias most efficient car across all segments - Best in class boot space - Cabin space on par with Rs 18 lac sedans The new Honda City is back with a bang. Not only i

Honda City
New Honda City Competition Check
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Nov,11,30 12:31 PM

The Honda City has also been the definitive benchmark of the Indian mid-size sedan segment characterized by its quality, reliability and performance. Now with the unveiling of the new fourth generation model, the City has given all its competitor

Honda City
New Honda City First Look Review
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Nov,11,26 6:36 PM

The City has been Hondas best selling model in India ever since the the car hit the Indian market in year 1998. Over the years, the Honda City has garnered a sizable fan following throughout the country owing to its high quality build, reliability,

User Reviews (5 of 18 ) View all Write A Review

Love the City
By Posted on Mar,03,14 1:14 PM

Pros Great Looks,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons ,None

After owning a Honda City for 5 years I now know why Honda has such a large fan following. I absolutely love my City. Its classy, its a great drive, service experience is hassle free, It returns good fuel economy, its comfortable. All in all it fits every requirement that a car buyer of this segment can have. the 1.5 litre IVTEC engine returns an economy of about 13 kmlitre on an average, My friend's Honda City has shown 15 kmlitre in the city conditions a few times. Its spacious. My whole family drives sround comfortably in this car. Then theres a massive boot. Its a very value for money product in the true sense. Walk into a Honda Showroom and they address every problem correctly. Its great owning a Honda.

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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

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Dangerous Flaw in the car....
By 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

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By 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

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City is best sedan in India
By 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.

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By ubaid Posted on Jan,13,2015 at 10:46 AM

we needs diesel automatic

By vivek gupta Posted on Nov,22,2014 at 19:18 PM

Dear sirs, This is pertaining the below attached mail which is self explanatory . we wish to inform you that we had the
standard diplomatic answer from Mr.Parampreet Singh,Customer Relationship Management,Honda Cars India Ltd., Greater
Noida ,We are unde

By CH VENKATESWARA RAO Posted on Nov,20,2014 at 12:18 PM

Nice car but no supply

By pradeep Posted on Oct,15,2014 at 20:00 PM

interested to purchase honda city diesel car in satna please send dealer name and address.

By amaan Posted on Aug,27,2014 at 14:45 PM


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