The most popular executive sedan in the country is the Honda City and for various reasons. However, the not-so-popular competitor of the City is the Toyota Yaris. But on account of being a Toyota, there are plenty of things to like about the Yaris as well. That is the reason we have stacked up these two against each other. As usual, the criteria for the comparison will be the safety aspect, powertrain options, features, other specifications and much more. If you are interested in such a comparison on Car Blog India make sure to head to the Comparison Section. Without any further ado, let us get into this one.
Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Exteriors and Dimensions
The most popular executive sedan in our market features a modern and stylish appearance. The front fascia of the City hosts a thick chrome front grille joining the headlamps which give a distinct character to the sedan, Full-LED Headlamp Cluster with LED DRLs, Sporty Front Bumpers with LED Fog Lamp Housing and a Sculpted Bonnet Line. The sides of the executive sedan feature a sharp crease running across the length of the car, 16-inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels and much more. The rear features the signature Z-shaped 3D Wrap Around LED Taillamp Unit, Shark Fin Antenna and much more. There are two, fourth and fifth-gen, models on sale simultaneously which look equally stylish.
The Toyota Yaris carries the looks from the now discontinued Corolla Altis which was a decent-looking premium sedan. The front features the sleek and modern Auto Projector Headlamps connected by the Toyota logo at the centre, LED DRLs, the headlamps are swept back making the front look wider, a broad front grille, sporty bumper housing the fog lamps at the two ends. The side profile has been kept plain, Chrome Outside Door Handles and has the 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. The rear hosts the flowing and curved taillamps stretching to the sides, sporty bumper, shark fin antenna and much more.
|Parameter||Honda City||Toyota Yaris|
|Length||4549 mm||4425 mm|
|Width||1748 mm||1730 mm|
|Height||1489 mm||1495 mm|
|Wheelbase||2600 mm||2550 mm|
|Boot Space||506 L||476 L|
In terms of the overall dimensions, the Honda City has an edge over the Toyota Yaris. Being longer, the City ensures that this gets translated into a longer wheelbase as well which means that there is more space on the inside of the City. Even the boot of the City is a bit larger than that of the Yaris. City is definitely the more spacious and therefore, practical of the two.
Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Interiors, Features and Safety
The Honda City has a ton of comfort and convenience features to boast as well. The City also has Exclusive Leather Black and Beige Colour Tone on the interiors along with Glossy Dark Wood on the Instrument Panel, Soft TouchPads on the inside. There is an 8-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Alexa Controls, a 7-inch High Definition Full Colour TFT Meter, Bluetooth and Connected Car Tech Connectivity, Voice Commands, Steering Mounted Controls, Cruise Control, Electric Sunroof, 8-speaker Premium Audio System, Fully-Automatic Climate Control, Ambient Lighting, Height Adjustable Driver Seat and much more. The Honda City comes with safety features such as 6 Airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Emergency Stop Signal, Rear Parking Sensors with Camera and Multi-Angle Setup, Lane Watch Camera, Hill-Start Assist, ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts, 3-Point Seatbelts for Rear Passengers and much more.
The Toyota Yaris also comes loaded with features like a 7-inch Digital Touchscreen Infotainment System, Bluetooth and USB Connectivity, Connected Car Tech Features, a 4.2-inch TFT Multi-Information Display, a 6-speaker Audio System, Fully Automatic Climate Control, Leather Upholstery, Cooled Glove Box, Dual-Tone Interiors, Roof Mounted Air Vent with Ambient light, 8-way Power Adjusted Driver Seat, Cruise Control, Paddle Shifters, Multi-Purpose Steering Wheels, Reverse Parking Camera with Front and Rear Parking Sensors and much more. The list of safety equipment on the Yaris is quite extensive including the segment-first 7 Airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock, Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Control and much more.
Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Powertrains, Transmissions and Prices
The Honda City comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine making 121 PS of peak power and 145 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual or a CVT transmission. The other powertrain includes a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 100 PS of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The fifth-generation Honda City starts at Rs 10.99 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs 14.94 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Toyota Yaris comes with a sole 1.5-litre petrol engine making 107 PS and 140 Nm mated to either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed CVT automatic transmission. There is no diesel engine on offer. The prices of the Toyota Yaris start at Rs 9.16 lakh and go all the way up to Rs 14.60 lakh, ex-showroom.
Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Verdict
It is not an easy job to choose one winner from these two promising executive sedans. Both these sedans are different and offer a variety of features and conveniences. If you are someone who is looking for multiple powertrain options, great and refined petrol engine and a ton of other features, you might opt for the Honda City. However, if you want something which is low on maintenance and comes with a bit more safety equipment, you can go for the Yaris. With the news of the Yaris potentially being discontinued, there might be exciting offers of the few models that are currently on sale.