Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City- Specification Comparison

Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City / Detailed Specification comparison / Prices / Engine Specifications / Mileage / Dimensions / Features / Safety Features

The launch of the Toyota Yaris marks the Japanese automaker’s second attempt at at reaping the benefits of the leftover demand in the c-segment of sedans. Its earlier attempt with the Etios did not bear much fruit and in all honesty, after a brief period of success, the Yaris has too started to show an unenthusiastic sales response. That said, on an individual level, the Toyota Yaris stands as a very potent product and comes with everything that buyers in this segment are looking for. The design might not be for everyone’s liking but the amount of kit it offers along with its comfort levels, this vehicle had a genuine chance of succeeding in its segment. Or does it?

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In this detailed specification comparison report, we are comparing the Toyota Yaris with one of the leaders in its segment, the Honda City on the basis of a number of different parameters in order to see if it can really prove its metal.

Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City: Price Comparison

 Toyota YarisHonda City
Base PriceINR 8.75 LakhINR 8.71 LakhINR 10.99 Lakh
Top-end PriceINR 14.07 LakhINR 13.75 LakhINR 13.85 Lakh

The base manual variant of the Toyota Yaris starts at INR 8.75 Lakh. While the top of the line CVT automatic variant is going to retail at INR 14.07 Lakh. Bookings for this sedan have already commenced. Deliveries will start from the month of May 2018.

In comparison, the price of the base petrol variant of the Honda City starts at INR 8.71 Lakh with the top-spec version going for INR 13.75 lakh. The base diesel variant of this sedan retails at INR 10.99 lakh while the top spec trim costs INR 13.82 lakh.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City: Engine Specification Comparison

 Toyota YarisHonda City
Engine1.5-litre VVT-i1.5-litre i-VTEC1.5-litre i-DTEC
Power108 BHP117 BHP98 BHP
Torque137 Nm145 Nm200 Nm
Transmission6-Speed Manual/7-Step CVT5-Speed Manual/ CVT6-Speed Manual

The Toyota Yaris will retail in India only with a petrol engine. This gasoline motor is a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit. It produces 108 BHP of power along with 137 Nm of peak torque. It is going to come as standard with a 7-step CVT automatic transmission. Expect for the base variant, it will also offer a 6-speed manual transmission.

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In contrast, the Honda City comes with both petrol as well as diesel derivatives. The petrol variants come with a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine. This motor is capable of producing 117 BHP of power along with 145 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes as standard with a 5-speed manual transmission. Also on offer is a CVT automatic gearbox. Its diesel derivative comes with a 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine. This motor is capable of churning out 98 BHP along with 200 Nm of peak torque. This engine comes as a standard with a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City: Mileage comparison

 Toyota YarisHonda City
Engine1.5-litre, VVT-i1.5-litre i-VTEC1.5-litre i-DTEC
Mileage15-17 km/l17.4 km/l25.6 km/l

The 1.5-litre petrol engine in the Yaris is likely to give a mileage of around 15 to 17 km/l. While the petrol derivative of the Honda City gives a mileage of 17.4 km/l. The diesel derivative of the latter promises to offer a mileage of 25.6 km/l.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City: Dimension Comparison

 Toyota YarisHonda City
Length4425 mm4440 mm
Width1730 mm1695 mm
Height1475 mm1495 mm
Wheelbase2550 mm2600 mm
Boot Space476 L510 L

The Toyota Yaris measures 4425 mm in length, 1730 mm in width and 1475 mm in height. The sedan will have a wheelbase of 2550 mm with a boot capacity of 476 litres.

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While the Honda City measures 4440 in length, 1695 mm in width and 1495 mm in height. Furthermore, the sedan has a wheelbase of 2600 mm. And a larger boot capacity of 510-litres compared to Yaris.

Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City: Design Comparison

From the outside, the Toyota Yaris looks very premium. The design is neat and clean. It is inclined towards a curvaceous side and is bound to appeal to a more mature buyer. From the front, the design reminds us of the Corolla Altis to some extent. Its elongated headlamps and wide grille provide the sedan with a very appealing look. Towards the side, the shoulder line is not very prominent. It gets a simple crease which goes all the way to the back of the vehicle. The alloy wheels and the chrome door handles look very premium. The rear end of this sedan follows a similar design language. Just like the headlamps, the tail-lamps too feature an elongated design. Overall, it comes with a very simple and elegant exterior profile.

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The exterior design of the Honda City is quite contrasting in comparison to the Yaris. It comes with sleek and sharp aesthetics. These are bound to appeal you a much younger buyer, which they always do. With the 2017 update, the front end of the sedan has gone even sleeker than before. The razor-sharp headlamps and bumper design give this Honda a very sporty appeal. A similar design is seen on the side profile of the vehicle as well. In contrast to the Yaris, the City features bold creases and character lines. Furthermore, the same design language is seen on the rear end of the vehicle.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City: Interior Comparison

Just like the exterior profile of the Yaris, the interiors are too design to look and feel very premium. The dashboard layout is simple and neat. There are no aggressive lines or creases. As mentioned the Yaris is aimed at a more mature buyer, someone who likes simple and sober things. Being a Toyota, this sedan comes with a top-notch material quality. Despite the use of plastics, the cabin still feels very premium. Being a mid-size sedan, it comes with loads of space, both in the front and at the back. The colour scheme is dual-tone of black and beige. Top-spec variants will get leather-wrapped steering wheel and upholstery.

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In comparison, the cabin of the Honda City, just like its exterior profile is very sporty and striking to look at. The colour scheme is black with silver highlights on various dashboard accents. In contrast to the Yaris, the cabin of this sedan feels a lot more sporty. However, this does not mean that it lacks in terms of its premium appeal. It comes with leather upholstery and good quality materials. Furthermore, just like its previous generation model, the current generation iteration of this sedan is very spacious.

Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City: Features Comparison

 Toyota Yaris Honda City
Projector HeadlampsYesYes
LED Daytime Running LightsYesYes
Alloy WheelsYesYes
LED Tail-lightsYesYes
UpholsteryLeather Dual ToneLeather Dual-Tone
Key-less EntryYesYes
Push Button Start/StopYesYes

One of the major USP for the Yaris is its whole bunch of segment first features. These include roof-mounted air-con vents, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, a flat floor, tyre pressure monitoring system to name a few. In addition to this, it comes with features like projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control and more.

The Honda City is too comes with a lot of features. It offers LED headlamps, LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control to name a few. It also comes with a sunroof, something which is missing from the feature list of the Toyota Yaris.

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Toyota Yaris Vs Honda City: Comparison Verdict

Honestly, both the cars are quite familiar in terms of their specifications and features. Furthermore, they both offer exactly what the buyers in the mid-size sedan segment are looking for. The Yaris, however, comes with certain segment first features which give it a slight edge over the Honda City. That said, it’s stylish exterior profile is comparatively more appealing than the simple and sober looks of the Yaris. In conclusion, the Yaris is for those who are looking for a comfortable all-rounder mid-size sedan which offers a host of features and then some more. While the Honda City is for the young at heart and someone who is looking for a sporty (by design), yet practical mid-size sedan.