Honda City Variants Comparison – Shortlist the Suitable Trim

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Planning to buy the Honda City and can’t decide which variant to buy? Stay tuned and we will assist you in making an informed decision.

Indians have always seen sedans as a status symbol and for the major population at that time, it was a bit difficult for people to afford sedans. Customers were inclined towards hatchbacks and the population which had money, wanted to go for SUVs. Honda changed the dynamic by offering iconic sedans, like the Honda City, Honda Civic and Honda Accord. The Honda City was the most affordable of the bunch and became an instant hit. It was affordable too and people could increase their budget a bit and get their hands on a sedan. Over the years, Honda City has been improved majorly and people have only grown to like it even more. However, with so many options available, some customers may find it difficult to make a purchase selection. Continue reading this post so that you are able to choose the most suitable trim for yourself.

Power Unit Specs

2020 Honda City Engines

Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
V Diesel 1.5-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 98 200
VX Diesel 1.5-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 98 200
ZX Diesel 1.5-litre Diesel 6-Speed M 98 200
V Petrol 1.5-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 120 145
V CVT Petrol 1.5-litre Petrol 7-Speed CVT 120 145
VX Petrol 1.5-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 120 145
ZX Petrol 1.5-litre Petrol 6-Speed M 120 145
VX CVT Petrol 1.5-litre Petrol 7-Speed CVT 120 145
ZX CVT Petrol 1.5-litre Petrol 7-Speed CVT 120 145

 

Honda City comes with two engine options, a petrol and a diesel. Both the engines have good figures on paper but it’s the petrol which is better. It has punchy performance and is a refined engine. If fuel economy is your priority, then diesel is the pick for you. Some may feel that the supply of power takes time in case of the CVT gearbox, therefore, if you can skip the convenience of shuffling gears, considering manual one can help you in enjoying the maximum performance of the sedan.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
V Diesel Rs 12.76 Lakhs
VX Diesel Rs 14.12 Lakhs
ZX Diesel Rs 15.11 Lakhs
V Petrol Rs 11.16 Lakhs
V CVT Petrol Rs 12.56 Lakhs
VX Petrol Rs 12.62 Lakhs
ZX Petrol Rs 13.61 Lakhs
VX CVT Petrol Rs 13.92 Lakhs
ZX CVT Petrol Rs 14.91 Lakhs

 

The prices for the Honda City are a bit on the higher side when compared to some of its rivals. Nonetheless, the price bracket is extensive which means that there is a variant for almost everybody. It is imperative that Honda keeps the prices consistent or even reduces them a bit to capture a wider market share.

Safety Features

Honda City Second Hand Value Cars in India

Features V Diesel VX Diesel ZX Diesel V Petrol V CVT Petrol
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 4 6 6 4 4
Traction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps No Yes Yes No No
Electronic Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Follow Me Home Headlamps Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lane Watch Camera No No Yes No No
Hill Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Features VX Petrol ZX Petrol VX CVT Petrol ZX CVT Petrol
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 6 6 6 6
Traction Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Headlamps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Follow Me Home Headlamps Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lane Watch Camera No Yes No Yes
Hill Assist Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

It becomes clear from the above table that there are plenty of safety features on offer for the Honda City. All the variants get almost every feature and this should be followed by every car manufacturer to include as many safety features in the base variants. The only features omitted are lane watch camera and automatic headlamps which a person can compromise on.

Convenience Features

Features V Diesel VX Diesel ZX Diesel V Petrol V CVT Petrol
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air Quality Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Push-button Start Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Paddle Shifters No No No No Yes
Hands-free Tailgate Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Features VX Petrol ZX Petrol VX CVT Petrol ZX CVT Petrol
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Air Quality Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear
Push-button Start Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Paddle Shifters No No Yes Yes
Hands-free Tailgate Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

In a similar fashion to the safety kit, there are plenty of comfort and convenience features on offer for every variant. The only difference is between the AT variants where they come with paddle shifters. Overall, there are more than enough comfort inducing features inside the Honda City in every trim.

Interior and Entertainment

2020 Honda City interior

Features V Diesel VX Diesel ZX Diesel V Petrol V CVT Petrol
Leather Seats No No Yes No No
Leather Gear Selector No Yes Yes No No
Leather Steering Wheel No Yes Yes No No
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch
Apple CarPlay Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android Auto Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 4 8 8 4 4

 

Features VX Petrol ZX Petrol VX CVT Petrol ZX CVT Petrol
Leather Seats No Yes No Yes
Leather Gear Selector Yes Yes Yes Yes
Leather Steering Wheel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch
Apple CarPlay Yes Yes Yes Yes
Android Auto Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 8 8 8 8

 

Honda has done an amazing job in providing the customers with ample of interior and connectivity features in every variant. Only the base variants miss out on leather upholstery and other leather bits, but apart from that, all the variants are loaded.

Conclusion

Honda City is an offering that has been there in the Indian car market and has already established itself. It comes with two capable petrol and diesel engines, both of which are good to drive with the petrol, slightly nudging ahead in performance and refinement. However, if fuel economy tops your list, then diesel is the engine to choose. Considering all the aspects, the most value for money trims would be V and V CVT (petrol and diesel). Both these variants get almost all the bells and whistles with a few features missing on which the customer can compromise.

 

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