With the neck-to-neck pricing, the Toyota Yaris puts up a good fight to the Honda City.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor has finally marked its entry in the mid-size premium sedan segment with the Yaris. Launched at an introductory price of Rs 8.75 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the Toyota Yaris is available in four grades – J, G, V and VX – powered by a 1.5L petrol engine with a manual and CVT gearbox options. In the carmaker’s product lineup, the new Yaris bridges the gap between the Etios sedan and Corolla. It locks horns against the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. With the neck-to-neck pricing, however, it puts up a good fight to the Honda City. Here’s a quick specification based comparison between these two arch rivals to find out which one makes a better deal for buyers?
|Toyota Yaris||Rs 8.75 lakh – Rs 14.07 lakh|
|Honda City (Petrol)||Rs 8.71 lakh – Rs 13.74 lakh|
– The new Toyota Yaris is available in four variants with a petrol engine and two gearbox options.
– While the manual variants of the sedan are priced between Rs 8.75 lakh – Rs 14.07 lakh, the CVT models are available from Rs 9.95 lakh to Rs 14.07 lakh (all, ex-showroom). One must note that these are introductory prices.
– Honda’s mid-size sedan, on the other hand, comes in five trims – S, SV, V, VX and ZX – priced between Rs 8.71 lakh – Rs 13.70 lakh (petrol). The ZX CVT Anniversary edition (petrol) of the car comes with a price tag of 13.74 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
– So, there is marginal price difference between the Yaris and the City.
|Specifications||Toyota Yaris||Honda City|
|Petrol Engine||1.5-litre||1.5-litre i-VTEC|
|Max Power||105bhp @ 6,000rpm||119bhp @ 6,600rpm|
|Max Torque||140Nm @ 4,200rpm||145Nm @ 4,600rpm|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT & CVT||6-speed MT & CVT|
– Toyota is offering the Yaris sedan with the petrol engine only. It gets a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder motor pushing out a peak power of 105bhp at 6,000rpm and 140Nm of torque at 4,200rpm.
– For transmission duties, the car has a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed CVT gearbox.
– Unlike the Yaris, the Honda City comes with both petrol and diesel powertrain options. Powering the petrol version of the sedan is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder i-VTEC engine that makes 119bhp at 6,600rpm and 145Nm at 4,600rpm.
– The gasoline unit is available with both a 6-speed manual and a CVT gearbox options.
– On fuel efficiency front, the Toyota Yaris and Honda City stay close to each other.
– Toyota’s new sedan delivers a claimed mileage of 17.1kmpl with manual gearbox and 17.8kmpl with CVT unit.
– The manual petrol variant of the Honda City returns an ARAI certified fuel economy of 17.4kmpl and the automatic model offers 18.0kmpl.
|Dimensions||Toyota Yaris||Honda City|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42-litre||40-litre|
– The length and wheelbase of the Toyota Yaris are shorter than the Honda City. While the height of both the sedans is same (1,495mm), the Yaris is 34mm wider than the City.
– The Yaris measures 4425mm in length, 1730mm in width and 2495mm in height with a wheelbase of 2550mm. It offers a ground clearance of 133mm and a fuel tank capacity of 42-litres.
– Honda’s mid-size sedan is 4440mm long, 1696mm wide and 1495mm tall. The wheelbase and ground clearance of the vehicle measure 2600mm and 165mm respectively. It has a fuel tank capacity of 42-litres.
– The Honda City has 44-litre more boot space than the Yaris.
– All variants of the Toyota Yaris come equipped with the seven airbags (driver + passenger + driver knee + side + curtain), ABS with EBD and brake assist, instrument cluster with LCD multi info display, four-speaker audio system, height adjustable driver seat, 60:40 rear split seats, power windows, a cooled glovebox, rear armrest, tilt steering, keyless entry and central locking.
– Features such as 15-inch alloys, gesture controlled infotainment system, power-adjustable driver’s seat, roof-mounted rear AC vents, front parking sensors and tyre pressure monitoring system are reserved for the top-spec trim.
– Honda City, on the other hand, gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD, remote central locking, ISOFIX child seats, rear defogger, DRLs, power windows, keyless entry, audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and tilt steering as standard features.
– The top-end model of the City is exclusively offered with 6-airbags (side and curtain), a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering, push-button start/stop, a sunroof, LED headlamps, fog lamps and taillamps and diamond cut 16-inch alloys.
– The base and high-end variants of the both the sedans are equally feature-loaded.
– With features such as a sunroof, a telescopic adjustable steering and LED headlamps, the Honda City appeals masses.
– In terms of functionality and safety, the Toyota Yaris takes a lead over the Honda City.
– Sharing most of its bits with the Corolla, Toyota Yaris looks very conventional. Upfront, the sedan features a large radiator grille with horizontal slats, projector headlamps with LED line guide and LED DRLs, Camry-inspired large air dam and fog lamp assembly.
– The sloping roofline, 16-inch alloy wheels and chrome finished ORVMs and door handles enhance its side appearance. Round the back, the car gets wraparound taillamps and a stylish bumper.
– The Honda City that received a facelift last year, appears more premium and sportier than the pre-facelift version. At the front end, the car gets a new honeycomb grille, LED headlamps with LED DRLs, a revised bumper and LED fog lamps.
– Minimal changes have been made to its side profile. At the back, the sedan sports an LED strip on the spoiler.
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