Toyota Vitz Or Honda City: Which One Is Worth Your Money?

Are you thinking about buying a new car? Two good options can be Toyota Vitz or Honda City. It can get confusing when you are contemplating your purchase decision between two vehicles. Continue reading if you want to know more about each of these in detail. Thorough knowledge about the specifications will make your decision easier.

Engine

Toyota Vitz has multiple engine options including 1.0 litre Inline-3, a 1.3 litre Inline-4, and a 1.5 litre Inline-4. These engines are equipped with 5 speed manual transmissions. An automatic version is being offered as well.

Honda City has two engine variants i.e. a 1.3 litre or a 1.5 litre Inline-4 i-VTEC engine. Both of these come with 5 speed manual transmissions. These are also equipped with optional CVT automatic transmission.

Dimensions

  Toyota Vitz Honda City
Wheelbase 2,510 mm 2,550 mm
Length 3,885 mm 4,395 mm
Width 1,695 mm 1,695 mm
Height 1,510 mm 1,480 mm
Curb Weight 1,025 kg 1,155 kg

Interior

Toyota Vitz has a good headroom and leg room in both, the front, and the rear. The boot size is also decent given it’s a hatchback. The rear seats can be folded to increase boot space, when needed. It has power windows and mirrors along with a touch screen infotainment system. There is a few cup holder as well. You can find advanced features like heated front seats, cruise control, and climate control in the top-notch variants of Toyota Vitz.

Honda City has a spacious interior. There is ample space in the front and rear for the passengers. Being a Sedan, it has a proper trunk. The dashboard has rev-meter, speedometer, fuel economy and range display. It has power windows and mirrors. It, also, is equipped with a standard two speaker stereo system.

Performance & Fuel Efficiency

Toyota Vitz’s three engine variants deliver 71bhp, 84bhp and 110bhp. This car guarantees a decent handling experience. The output can be 18 km/l for the 1.0 litre four cylinder variants. It decreases a bit for the for the 1.3 and the 1.5 litre four cylinder variants, so you can expect around 14-16km/l for those.  There is a further decrease with the automatic variants. Vitz features a 42 litre fuel tank resulting in a theoretical range of 756km for the three cylinder variant. For the four cylinder variants the range is between 588-672 km.

Honda City’s two engine variants deliver 100bhp and 120bhp. The handling is not only sharp but precise. The 1.3 litre and 1.5 litre manual variants deliver between 11-14km/l. The automatic versions give closer to 9-11 km/l. The fuel tank is enough for 42 litres. This gives a theoretical range of around 462-588 km for the manual variants. It differs for the automatic variants and hence, is 378-462 km.

Safety

Toyota Vitz is equipped with 8 airbags. It has ABS, traction control and brake assist. It also has Electronic Brake-force Distribution.

Honda City comes with no air bags, no traction control and even no stability control. The only safety feature worth considering is the ABS disc brakes.

Which one will cost you more money?

Toyota Vitz can be purchased for 1.5 million to 1.8 million. The price depends on the variant. You will get a car with practical and advanced features in a reasonable price.

Honda City can cost you around 1.5 million for the 1.3 litre manual variant and 1.8 million for the automatic variant. City is one of its kind and possibly, the only Sedan with such good fuel economy, in the given price range.

To conclude, Toyota Vitz and Honda City are both considerable cars in the same price range. It’s for you to decide if you need a hatchback or a more practical Sedan.

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