Honda City

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Honda City is undoubtedly the best car from the Japanese maker in the Indian market. Owing to its wonderful reputation, it has often been considered as a benchmark in the C-segment sedan space.
The Honda City gets the latest design philosophy of the company that makes its way into most of the cars by Honda these days. The design language is evident on the front fascia, which gets a good strip of chrome which is placed on the mesh grille. The car looks extremely sporty with the sharp character lines. The engine placed at the heart of the Honda City is more powerful than most of the competitors like Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento. It is offered in a wide range of trim levels including both petrol and diesel powertrains. However, the diesel engine does not have an automatic transmission gearbox.
Honda City Overview
The Honda City is offered in a total of five trim levels namely, S, SV, V, VX and ZX. S and SV are offered in manual transmission only, whereas, V, VX and ZX are offered with CVT units. The Honda City price starts from Rs. 8.58 lakhs to Rs. 13.5 lakhs for the top-end variant.





As appealing and sporty as it could get, the Honda City 2017 is worked on Advanced Energetic Design which plays a pivotal role behind the sleek and attractive appearance. It is built as an epitome of high technology and high sturdiness in every bit.
Coming to the front end, the thick chrome strip stands out, especially with the way it flows into the steep headlamps clusters on both the ends.

The front bumper is sharp and houses fog lamps, which are placed in a black plastic-cladded mesh design. The side section holds a sharp line running across the length of the car. The Honda City ZX trim gets bigger 16-inch alloy wheels while all the other variants get 15-inch wheels. The ORVMs get turn indicators installed on them.
Honda City Exterior
Get to the rear end of the sedan and you will find that the attractiveness is carried well and fine. The split tail lights are extremely sleek. There is a shark fin antenna at the roof end. The top section of the bootlid gets a spoiler like design. However, the muscularity on the rear end is dominated by the rear bumper that houses reflectors on the two sides of the same mesh designed lip. The exclusive Honda City colours available are – White Orchid Pearl, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver, Golden Brown Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic.



Honda’s new design language has a huge say in the interior designing of the car. The quality of fit and finish is high in every corner. The front section is the house of a 3-spoke steering wheel mounted with control buttons.

The 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is called “DigiPad” and comes with AVN (audio video navigation). The top-end variant of the car gets 8-speaker audio system, which can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth.
The Honda City’s interior is spacious, thanks to the 2,600 mm wheelbase. The legroom is ample even for taller passengers. Moreover, the boot space is big too and can accommodate of 510 litres of your cargo.

The rear row gets a foldable armrest with cup holders. The ZX trim of Honda City gets rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlamps. Other features include an automatic climate control, electric ORVMs and push start/stop button. The addition of the electric sunroof makes the ride more enjoyable. But this is not it. The top variant also gets leather upholstery along with leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob.



The Honda City car is offered with both petrol as well as diesel trims. The petrol engine is powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine which produces a maximum power of 117 bhp at 6,600 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 145 Nm at 4,600 revs per minute. The transmission duties are done by either a 5-speed manual or a CVT (continuously variable transmission) gearbox.
The Honda City diesel is driven by a 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine which can produce a maximum power of 99 bhp at 3,600 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 200 Nm at 1,750 revs per minute. The torque-friendly engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox and there is no automatic transmission option on offer.

Honda City is good in the field of fuel economy as well. The diesel trim of the sedan offers a good mileage of 25.6 km/litre as certified by ARAI. The petrol trim isn’t much efficient but still offers 17.4 km/litre mileage. However, the petrol automatic Honda City mileage is, surprisingly, as good as the manual petrol with around 14 km/litre mileage on offer.

The specifications of Honda City are so configured that the car offers a wonderful and pleasant drive on both city roads as well as the expressway. The petrol car is powerful for you to cruise at high speeds while the diesel version has a much-needed grunt that gets the accelerator pedal to be highly responsive. The sedan can be powered to a top speed of well over the 160 km/hour mark and can do the 0-100 km/hour round in just a 10 seconds. The radial tubeless tyres provides ample road grip and stability. It is suspended over MacPherson Strut for the front wheel and Torsion Beam for the rear.



The Honda City gets a good bit of safety features across all the variants. Two airbags and ABS along with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) has been given as standard across all variants. However, the top end ZX trim gets as many as six airbags, which makes the car extremely safe and well in competition in the segment. The sedan also comes with a high speed alert system and front passenger seat-belt reminder as standard. Moreover, the car also offers child seat anchorage point and seat belt warning as a standard feature across all the variants.



Based on the Honda City price, the sedan is one of the best offerings in the segment. At the time when the Honda City car images had appeared on the internet, we weren’t expecting much of a difference over the last generation. The car is finely tuned for the city roads. But make no mistake, despite being a car that has always belonged to the city, the car has a good love for the highways as well. The engine is powerful and you won’t feel the roughness anytime during the high-speed drive.

City Summary

Engine 1498 cc
Avg Ex Showroom Price ₹ 09.30 Lakh
Mileage: 18 kmpl
Seating Capacity 05
Top Speed 195 Kmph
0-100 Speed Time 10 Seconds

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Specifications of Honda City

Engine & Transmission
Engine 1497cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, SOHC
Engine Type 1.5 L i-VTEC Engine
Fuel Type Petrol
Max Power (bhp@rpm) 118 bhp @ 6600 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm) 145 Nm @ 4600 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 18 kmpl
Driving Range 720 Km
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Automatic (CVT), Paddle Shift
Emission Standard BS 6
Dimensions & Weight
Length 4440 mm
Width 1695 mm
Height 1495 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Kerb Weight 1107 Kg
Doors 4 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 510 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 litres
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension McPherson Strut, Coil Spring
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam, Coil Spring
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Minimum Turning Radius 5.3 metres
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheels Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel Alloy
Front Tyres 185 / 55 R16
Rear Tyres 185 / 55 R16
Ex-Showroom ₹9,30,000
Despite the steep price, the City comes across as a sedan that is aspirational and appeals to a wide audience.

Features of Honda City


Airbags                             6 Airbags (Driver, Passenger, 2 Curtain, Driver Side, Front Passenger Side)
Child Seat Anchor Points                                  Yes
Seat Belt Warning                                  Yes

Braking & Traction

Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Yes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) Yes

Locks & Security

Engine immobilizer Yes
Central Locking Remote with Boot Opener
Speed Sensing Door Lock Yes
Child Safety Lock Yes

Comfort & Convenience

Air Conditioner Yes (Automatic Climate Control))
Front AC Common Fan Speed Control
Rear AC Vents Behind Front Armrest, Common Fan Speed Control
Heater Yes
Vanity Mirrors on Sun Visors Co-Driver Only
Anti-glare Mirrors Manual – Internal Only
Parking Assist Reverse Camera with Guidance
Parking Sensors Rear
Cruise Control Yes
Headlight & Ignition On Reminder Yes
Keyless Start/ Button Start Yes
Steering Adjustment Tilt & Telescopic
12V Power Outlets 3

Seats & Upholstery

Driver Seat Adjustment                                                                                               8 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down, seat height up / down)
Front Passenger Seat Adjustment 6 way manually adjustable (seat forward / back, backrest tilt forward / back, headrest up / down)
Rear Row Seat Adjustment 2 way manually adjustable (headrest up / down)
Seat Upholstery Leather
Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel Yes
Leather-wrapped Gear Knob Yes
Driver Armrest Yes
Rear Passenger Seats Type Bench
Interiors Dual Tone
Interior Colours Black and Beige
Rear Armrest With Cup Holder
Front Seatback Pockets Yes
Head-rests Front & Rear


Cup Holders Front Only
Driver Armrest Storage Yes

Doors, Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Front & Rear
One Touch -Down Driver
One Touch – Up Driver
Adjustable ORVM Electrically Adjustable & Retractable
Turn Indicators on ORVM Yes
Rear Defogger Yes
Rain sensing Wiper Yes
Exterior Door Handles Chrome
Interior Door Handles Chrome
Rear Windshield Blind Manual
Side Window Blinds No
Door Pockets Front & Rear
Boot-lid Opener Internal with Remote
Outside Rear View Mirrors (ORVMs) Body Coloured


Sunroof / Moonroof Electrically Adjustable
Body-Coloured Bumpers Yes
Roof Mounted Antenna Yes


Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lights LED
Headlights LED
Automatic Head Lamps Yes
Follow me home headlamps No
Tail Lights LED
Cabin Lamps Front and Rear
Headlight Height Adjuster Yes
Glove Box Lamp Yes
Lights on Vanity Mirrors No
Rear Reading Lamp Yes
Cornering Headlights No


Instrument Cluster Analogue
Trip Meter Electronic 2 Trips
Average Speed Yes
Average Fuel Consumption Yes
Distance to Empty Yes
Clock Digital
Low Fuel Level Warning Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Adjustable Cluster Brightness Yes
Gear Indicator Yes
Instantaneous Consumption Yes
Shift Indicator Yes
Tachometer Analogue

Entertainment, Information & Communication

Smart Connectivity Android Auto, Apple Car Play
Integrated (in-dash) Music System Yes
Display Touch-screen Display
GPS Navigation System Yes
Speakers 6+
USB Compatibility Yes
Aux Compatibility No
Bluetooth Compatibility Phone & Audio Streaming
MP3 Playback Yes
DVD Playback No
AM/FM Radio Yes
iPod Compatibility Yes
Steering mounted controls Yes
Voice Command Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Warranty (Years) 3
Warranty (Kilometres) Unlimited

Pros & Cons of Honda City

Pros of Honda City

Stand Out Features

  • Comfortable rear seat
  • Lot of standard features
  • Good resale value

Cons of Honda City

Need Improvement

  • Noisy diesel engine
  • Expensive as compared to competition
  • Stiff low speed ride quality

FAQ About Honda City

What is the price of City in Mumbai?

On road price of base variant of Honda City in mumbai is ₹ 10.13 Lakh. On road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

Which car is better between City vs Verna?

City is priced at ₹ 10.13 Lakh. It comes with 1497 cc engine which generates 118 bhp of power & 145 Nm of torque. Whereas, Verna is priced at ₹ 9.31 Lakh, comes with 1497 cc engine which generates 113 bhp of power & 144 Nm of torque

What is the mileage of City?

As per ARAI, the mileage of City is 17.4 kmpl.  Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

What is the minimum down payment required/minimum EMI for City?

Yes, City can be financed with a down payment of Rs. 1.01 Lakh.Whereas, the exact minimum down payment amount depends on multiple factors like car’s on-road price, your financial eligibility and loan provider bank’s limitations.As per ARAI, the mileage of Amaze is 18.6 kmpl. Real mileage of the vehicle varies depending upon the driving habits. City and highway mileage figures also vary depending upon the road conditions.

Is there any exchange offer on City?

There are multiple factors on which exchange value depends. Model year, kms driven, looks, insurances claimed and many such other factors contribute to deciding upon an exchange amount. Hence, to get the best exchange value or offer, we would advise you to get in touch with your nearest Honda showroom.

Things to keep in mind before Buying Honda City


When buying a new car in general one must look for things like body panels that are out of line, or load bearing beams that seem to have been damaged. The next thing to check whether the paint is original or it has been repainted, a quick check under concealed plastic panels is a great way to check for unmatched paint. Another thing to check for is underbody rust in humid or sea adjacent areas.

A good way to check if the car has been rear-ended is by checking the boot. Flip open the spare wheel cover and remove the wheel completely. If the car was repaired after an accident the floor will have visible signs as the surface wouldn’t be smooth as it would in an undamaged car.

In the end, always remember to check for complete documentation including service records. Also, do check with the insurance company for any past claims, which will make you aware of the accidents the car has been involved in. Last but not the least, get the car checked from a trusted workshop before closing the deal.

Honda City Price List


Variants Ex-Showroom price
City SV Petrol

1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.4 kmpl
₹ 10.13 Lakh
City V Petrol

1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.4 kmpl
₹ 10.91 Lakh
City VX Petrol

1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.4 kmpl
₹ 12.05 Lakh
City V CVT Petrol

1497 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 18 kmpl
₹ 12.22 Lakh
City ZX Petrol

1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.4 kmpl
₹ 13.24 Lakh
City VX CVT Petrol

1497 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 18 kmpl
₹ 13.35 Lakh
City ZX CVT Petrol

1497 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 18 kmpl
₹ 14.53 Lakh

Honda City Expert Reviews

for Honda City

I have an amazing experience with a honda city car. The price, mileage, smoothness of this car is really fantastic and I suggest this car to everyone who buy in their budget.

Honda City is the best car.
for Honda City

this my dream car.this car design is very good and basically Milage is so good. this car is so beautiful and brand is the best car brand in this situation.

City- best fun to drive petrol sedan
for Honda City

Bought my honda city back in 2017 as an upgrade from my SX4. After a lot of confusion between CVT and MT … VX and V…finally I landed up buying a V MT as which is a complete value for money package…till now I have driven 50k km and have no big issues with it, it is absolute fun to drive

Best car of sedan cars
for Honda City

Comfort with family for log drive and low service cost and full specs wise very good. I like Honda City.

Super smooth , elegant and reliable
for Honda City

I am really impressed by its new refreshed look . All new LED Lights including fog lights. Tail light design inspired from BMW which looks really elegant and nice.

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    Ex-Showroom ₹9,30,000
    Despite the steep price, the City comes across as a sedan that is aspirational and appeals to a wide audience.
    Engine 1497 cc
    Transmission Manual
    Drive Front wheel Drive
    Exterior Color Golden Brown Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Radiant Red Metallic, White Orchid Pearl
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