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Honda City

Honda City is a 5 Seater seater car, Ex-showroom price starting from Rs. 11,70,900 in India. It is available in 9 variants, 1498.0 cc engine available in 5 colour and 2 transmission option: Manual,Automatic. Honda City mileage is 17.8 - 18.4 kmpl.
4 out of 5
11.71 - 16.19 Lakhs*
*Ex-showroom price
Available Colours
174 Offers Available
Honda City Key Specs
Engine1498.0 cc
Mileage17.8 - 18.4 kmpl
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionBoth
Available Colours

About Honda City

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  • Introduction

    • The Honda City is a stylish sedan with a sleek and aerodynamic design.
    • It features a bold front grille, angular headlamps, and well-defined curves.
    • The car is available in seven different colour options and comes with 15-inch alloy wheels.
    Interior and Comfort:
    • The interior of the Honda City is spacious and comfortable, with ample legroom and headroom.
    • The seats are made of high-quality material and offer good support.
    • The car comes with automatic climate control, a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 6-speaker audio system.
    Performance and Engine:
    • The Honda City is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine that delivers a power output of 119 PS and 145 Nm of torque.
    • The engine is paired with either a manual or an automatic transmission.
    • The car comes with Eco and Sport modes, which allow for a more fuel-efficient or sporty driving experience.
    Safety Features:
    • The Honda City comes with a range of safety features, including anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, and hill-start assist.
    • The car also comes with airbags, a rearview camera, and a security system.
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    Honda City Variants & Price

    Honda City price starts at ₹ 11.71 Lakhs and goes upto ₹ 16.19 Lakhs (Ex-showroom). Honda City comes in 9 variants. Honda City top variant price is ₹ 16.19 Lakhs.

    Fuel Type:
    All
    Transmission:
    All
    11.71 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    12.59 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    12.65 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    13.71 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    13.84 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    13.9 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    14.94 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Manual
    14.96 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    16.19 Lakhs*
    1498 cc
    Petrol
    Automatic
    *Disclaimer: The prices are ex-showroom price for the respective model in the selected city.
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    Honda City Specifications and Features

    Rear AC VentsYes
    AirbagsYes
    Body TypeSedan
    Keyless EntryYes
    Mileage18.4 kmpl
    Engine1498.0 cc
    Fuel TypePetrol

    Honda City comparison with its competitors

    Model Name
    Honda City
    Hyundai VernaVolkswagen VirtusSkoda Slavia
    Price (Ex-Showroom)
    ₹11.71 - 16.19 Lakhs
    ₹10.96 - 17.38 Lakhs
    ₹11.56 - 19.41 Lakhs
    ₹10.69 - 20.76 Lakhs
    Expert Ratings
    4 out of 5
    4 out of 5
    4.5 out of 5
    4 out of 5
    Engine
    1498 cc
    1482-1497 cc
    999-1498 cc
    999-1498 cc
    Mileage
    17.8-18.4 kmpl
    18.6-20.6 kmpl
    18.4-20.7 kmpl
    19-20.3 kmpl
    Fuel Type
    Petrol
    Petrol
    Petrol
    Petrol
    Airbags
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    Transmission
    Manual/Automatic
    Manual/Automatic
    Manual/Automatic
    Manual/Automatic

    Honda City Mileage

    Honda City in India is available in Petrol variant. Average mileage of Honda City's petrol variant is 17.8 kmpl. Honda City petrol comes with a 40 litres litre fuel tank.

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    Fuel Type
    Transmission
    Mileage
    Petrol
    Manual
    17.8 kmpl
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    Honda City Expert Review
    4 out of 5

    Pros

    Sportier looksFeature additions in cabinADAS (Honda Sense)

    Cons

    Sedate drive character

    Honda City deserves an award for sheer perseverance. First launched in India in 1998, the Honda City has seen astronomical highs and the depths of despair in near equal measure. But through it all, the sedan has continued its foray, evolving gradually to the rapidly changing dynamics of modern-day four-wheeled vehicles. The dawn of 2023 has now brought out the facelift version of the fifth-generation model that was introduced around three years ago.

    The sedan segment in the Indian auto industry may still be growing through a rough patch but as the flagship model of Honda Cars India, the Honda City continues to shoulder the bulk of the burden for the Japanese brand here. While it does have a ferociously loyal fan base, albeit small, there have been a plethora of reasons why those who buy a Honda City, buy a Honda City. So does the 2023 Honda City facelift possess the inherent strengths and then some to fight for every inch of space?

    Here's the first-drive review of the 2023 Honda City:

    2023 Honda City: The essentials you really need to know

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    Honda City was launched early March at a starting price of 11.49 lakh. The petrol-only Honda City is offered in four variants - SV, V, VX and ZX - with the prices maxing out at 15.97 lakh. There are multiple colour options that have been carried forward but the Obsidian Blue shade is brand new. While the diesel engine option has been dumped, the City e:HEV - strong hybrid - has also received a facelift and is priced at 18.89 lakh and 20.39 lakh for the two variants. All of these prices are ex-showroom.

    2023 Honda City: What are the styling updates on the outside?

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    A look at the front profile of 2023 Honda City.

    As mentioned, the Honda City is offered in multiple colour options but the Obsidian Blue hue truly brings about all the styling updates to the fore. And while these may be cosmetic updates, they still are a welcome change. The latest Honda City, therefore, gets a more prominent grille with honeycomb pattern. The bumpers at the front are also tweaked while the LED headlight units are now the ones that were seen on the City e:HEV when it was first launched last year.

    The Honda City has a slightly stretched length - by 35 mm - but it is the design on the 16-inch alloy that is likely to catch max attention. The dual-tone machine-cut alloys give the car a certain flair that has previously been missing. The lower variants, however, will get a comparatively simpler alloy design on the 15-inch wheels.

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    A look at the side profile of 2023 Honda City.

    The update details on the Honda City at the back require a bit more closer inspection for these to be noticed and include a sportier rear bumper. The sedan is touted as the sportiest to look at in its segment by the company and while it is true to some extent, the 2023 Honda City still is far more mature than exuberant in its appearance. And that may be a good thing for many potential buyers.

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    A look at the rear profile of 2023 Honda City.

    2023 Honda City: What are the cabin highlights?

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    Honda has always excelled in offering a spacious and well-appointed cabin on the City and the 2023 Honda City carries forward all of these. There is no change as far as the seats, dashboard layout or screens are concerned but the company has added a few more features here.

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    The dashboard layout inside the new Honda City remains the same. Do not miss the glare and fingerprints on the 8-inch IPS display.

    The addition of a wireless phone charging unit is great but on the petrol-only model, it is a removable tray over the cupholders which needs to be plugged in to the 12V socket when in use. At other times, it can be paced away in the glove box - a little weird considering I won't be able to charge my phone and enjoy my coffee at the same time. But I am still glad Honda has finally woken enough to offer the charging pad. Also glad that the ambient lighting set up has been updated, there is now a PM2.5 air filtration system and wireless support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

    None of these feature additions are revolutionary so no real points to Honda for innovation or providing a wow factor. But I would have been bitterly disappointed had these now-essential features been skipped once again and so, kudos.

    Elsewhere, the cabin continues to have pleasing upholstery hues, decent levels of space, appreciable seat cushioning and an airy cabin with a conventional sunroof. Honda also says the main infotainment screen has received some technical update to improve the resolution but the problem of the glare persists. The feed from the side and rear cameras too remain rather low-def.

    2023 Honda City: Did someone say cameras?

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    Honda Sense, the company's version of Advanced Driver-Assistance System or ADAS, makes its debut on the petrol-only model. Remember, it was already available in the City e:HEV since last year. Personally, I am not a fan of ADAS in Indian conditions on any car but I will keep my reservations aside for the sake of this review.

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    The 2023 Honda City also offers low-speed follow function as part of the ADAS features.

    Honda Sense, for the uninitiated, makes use of a primary camera on the windshield to scan the road ahead for vehicles, bikes and even pedestrians. On the new Honda City, we tested some of the many features on a secluded stretch of road and found the Collision Mitigation System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control to be functioning on point. The last three highlights were also tested on the Delhi-Agra Taj Expressway during the course of the review. The car continues to give necessary visual warnings to demand your attention so for all those looking to play cards or UNO assuming this is a self-drive vehicle, tread carefully.

    2023 Honda City: How is it to drive

    Nothing has changed mechanically on the new Honda City and therefore, here is a 1.5-litre petrol engine that is satisfactorily familiar. The only update here is that the engine is now compatible with E20 ethanol-blend fuel. On the move though, the Honda City continues to have its familiar strengths and follies.

    The petrol unit still offers 121 hp of max power and 145 Nm of peak torque. On our review unit, the engine was mated to the CVT unit and during the course of our drive within Noida and Greater Noida, the Honda City fared in familiar ways. The sedan has a mature drive character and marches forward instead of racing ahead. As an executive mid-size sedan, this has always been its core strength. The CVT unit ticks the numbers when it needs to and weaving the City in and out of city traffic and over bad roads is fairly easy.

    Honda
    Honda City still may not be the quickest to 100 kmph in its segment but it tries to make up for it by offering a more planted ride than many others.

    It is when the City is being hustled is where the City gets unnerved. Push the throttle and there is still a fair bit of reluctance to excite the person behind the wheels. The otherwise well composed cabin begins to seep in some of the engine groan and some of the follies of the CVT become evident once again. As pointed out previously - and by many - the Honda City is best for the mature driver but will likely come short for the thrill-seeker.

    2023 Honda City: Verdict

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    The Honda City has always been raved about as a no-nonsense sedan that offers a plush ride, spacious cabin and mature looks. Add a bit of sporty flair to the looks and the 2023 Honda City builds on all of these aspects.

    To drive the Honda City though is still an exercise in patience because it isn't eager enough to the responses of an eager driver. With the updated Hyundai Verna around the corner and promising a turbo petrol motor, this may be a big factor for many. The Honda City now also renews its rivalry against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus.

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    Honda City FAQs

    The Honda City offers a competitive mileage of 18.4 kmpl.
    The top variant of Honda City is the ZX Petrol CVT providing advanced features and enhanced performance for a premium Sedan experience.
    Honda City is a 5 Seater Sedan.
    The Honda City comes in petrol variant offering a mileage of 18.4 kmpl.
    The Honda City comes with 1498.0 engine. It comes with both manual and automatic transmission options. With 9 variants, it caters to diverse preferences.

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