Honda has finally taken the cover offs the all-new City and we now know what is coming to us in this platter. So we thought of comparing its frugality with its competitors, as fuel isn't cheap now.
Honda has finally unveiled the fifth-gen Honda City in India. The car is expected to be launched in a few days, however, apart from the price it will sell for, we now know everything about the new Honda City. The new-C-segment sedan will take on the likes of the Hyundai Verna and Maruti Ciaz. The new City is the most powerful C-segment sedan that will go on sale in the country, but that doesn’t matter to the major chunk of buyers. Fuel efficiency numbers are what they are interested in, instead. Also, all of these cars get a 1.5L 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine configuration, which makes it a fair fight.
The power outputs produced by the 1.5L motors on these cars are different. The City puts out 121 PS, the Verna tops out at 115 PS, whereas the Ciaz churns out 105 PS. Coming over to the mileage part, starting with the newest car of three first, Honda City boasts of an ARAI-acclaimed mileage of 17.8 kmpl with the manual gearbox and 18.4 kmpl with the 7-step CVT. The Verna, on the other hand, returns similar numbers of 17.7 kmpl with MT and 18.45 kmpl with the CVT. The last contender here is the Maruti Ciaz, and it returns a fuel efficiency of 20.65 kmpl with the stick shift and 20.04 with the automatic transmission. However, Verna comes with another petrol engine option that is a 1.0L 3-pot turbocharged motor. This one returns a respectable figure of 19.2 kmpl.
It is evident that Maruti Ciaz is the winner here. Sadly, it doesn’t come with a diesel engine, which Verna and City have on offer. The City gets the same 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo-diesel that it earlier had in the 4th-gen City. It whips outs 100 PS and 200 Nm as its peak output and returns an ARAI-acclaimed mileage of 24.1 kmpl. The Verna, on the other hand, gets a powerful 1.5L oil burner with 115 PS and 250 Nm on tap. It returns a fuel economy of 25 kmpl with the 6-speed MT and 21.3 kmpl with the 6-speed AT on duty. Hence, Verna is the clear winner here.