Planning To Buy A Honda City? Pros And Cons

Here are the top five pros and cons of the Honda City you need to check out before buying the compact sedan.

The new-generation Honda City sedan was launched in India last year

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The new-generation Honda City sedan was launched in India last year

The Honda City has always set new benchmarks in the compact sedan segment, and the fifth-generation model that was introduced last year is no different. Prices for the City starts from ₹ 11.16 lakh, going up to ₹ 15.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The car comes with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC DOHC petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel motor mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional CVT unit for the petrol version. In fact, the sedan even bagged the Viewers’ Choice Car of the Year at the 2021 carandbike Awards. Here are the top five pros and cons of the Honda City you need to check out before buying it.

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  1. The new-generation Honda City comes with a new design, improved styling, and a host of new smart tech and features. The sedan has grown in size as well, it is now over 100 mm longer and 53 mm wider than the previous model. However, the height has been lowered by a good 28 mm that makes it a sleek looking sedan.
  2. The new City comes with a spacious cabin sporting a dual-tone beige and black paint scheme. It gets a large sunroof, a new multi-functional steering wheel, new air-con vents, and a larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
  3. The new Honda City sedan comes with the company’s connected car system – Honda Connect. Moreover, it is India’s first car to feature Alexa remote compatibility, which is also the industry’s first. The carmaker also brought an enhanced version of Honda Connect by introducing Honda Action on Google.

    The Honda City is currently in its 5th generation in India

  4. The latest generation model is offered with six airbags, 3-point seatbelts for all passengers, Vehicle Stability Assist, Agile Handling Assist, Hill Start, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Honda Lone Watch camera, ISOFIX compatible rear seats, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, multi-angle rear camera, and more.
  5. The new-gen Honda City is a well-rounded package offered with an extensive list of features right from the base variant. It gets several segment-first features like full LED headlamps, HD full-colour TFT instrument cluster, G-Meter, Digital Speed and Cruise Control Display, Eco-assist and Eco mode indicators, and 8-speaker sound system.



  1. The Honda City misses out on a powerful 1.0-litre IVTEC Turbo engine, which is offered on the City RS in Thailand. We think Honda should have been considered for the Indian market.
  2. There’s no diesel automatic option on the new generation Honda City, despite being offered on the younger sibling, the Amaze. In fact, its close rival – the Verna also gets a diesel automatic.



    The new-gen City is being offered in the same five colours and that we think is a big miss

  3. Though the new-gen Honda City is equipped with several segment-first features, the sedan misses out on features like ventilated seats. Also, there’s no provision to adjust the headrest for the rear seats.
  4. The Honda City is more expensive than most of its rivals in the segment. The Hyundai Verna gets a starting price of ₹ 9.28 lakh, making it about 1.87 lakh cheaper (base model) than the City. It’s also pricier than the fourth-generation City, which incidentally is sold alongside the new model.
  5. Honda Cars India continue to offer the new-generation City sedan in the same five colours, and we think that is a big miss. 

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