The Honda City is a sedan that operates beyond the sub-4 metre categories that govern the small car market in India. It is one of the oldest running nameplates in the Indian market, and is currently in its fifth generation. In the olden days, the Honda City was seen as a truly premium product, and was known for its performance and refinement. While that remains the case today as well, the Honda City no longer operates as a lone ranger, and instead, it has competition like the Hyundai Verna, Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus to deal with. In the Indian market, the Honda City has always set the benchmark when it comes to refinement and premium quality interiors. With the latest generational update, features too have become a mainstay of this sedan. The Honda City has also always been known for its driving dynamics, and this continues to be the case today as well. Therefore, people who put driving pleasure above all and love a good naturally aspirated and refined petrol motor will really appreciate the Honda City.
Quality of seats
Good engine options
Lane Watch Camera quality
Missed feel-good features like ventilated seats
Slightly plastic-y cabin
Diesel doesn’t have an automatic
"I am super amazed by the performance of the CVT. The rubber-band effect has been minimised to quite an extent and the transmission can handle both, being driven in a sporty manner or for fuel efficiency. A very good jack of all trades, and the refinement of the petrol engine is the added cherry on top."
"Still the OG! I have bought all generations of the Honda City in its petrol avatar and the car continues to astound me with its high levels of refinement and driving pleasure. The manual is a must for any enthusiast and the way the VTEC kicks in during higher rpms is just a magical experience. "
"Once the only option in the segment, the Honda City now has many rivals. While it might not be as powerful as the competition, the Honda City still continues to deliver as a comfortable sedan with premium interiors. "
"The interior of the Honda City speaks volumes about the intent of the car. While it is a car that speaks to enthusiasts, the true pleasure of the City is in its premiumness. All the touch points inside the cabin deliver that experience, although I would take one star away for some hard plastics used in the cabin."
"I have the diesel manual and apart from the clatter of the diesel engine, the Honda City is a capable highway car. There is good stability at highway cruising speeds and the frugality of the diesel engine is just mind-boggling!"
The fifth-generation Honda City has not undergone a crash test by Global NCAP.
The Honda City comes with safety features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control, ISOFIX mounting point, hill hold assist, Lane Watch Camera and more.
The Honda City gets a 4 speaker sound system on the base V variant, and an 8 speaker sound system on the higher-end VX and ZX variants.
The petrol manual returns 17.4km/l while the diesel manual returns 24.1km/l.
The fuel tank capacity of the Honda City is 40 litres.