Honda City got a major update last year in the form of a generation change. With the generation, change came many changes that have established City’s stance as the strongest competitor in the mid-size sedan segment. The Honda City takes on cars like Maruti Ciaz and Hyundai Verna. With that being said, the Honda City’s pricing reaches close to another sedan which sits a segment above it. We are talking about the Hyundai Elantra here. In today’s article on Hyundai Elantra vs Honda City, we will look at whether you should consider the Honda or should you extend your budget for the Hyundai.

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Note – All prices mentioned below are on-road, Mumbai.


Hyundai Elantra vs Honda City

Honda City is 4549mm long, 1748mm wide and 1489mm tall. It sits on a wheelbase of 2600mm and gets a boot storage capacity of 506-litres. It also gets a ground clearance of 165mm. The Hyundai Elantra is 4620mm long, 1800mm wide and 1465mm tall. This sedan sits on a wheelbase of 2700mm and comes with a 167mm ground clearance. This one offers a boot storage capacity of 458-litres. Looking at the dimensions, it becomes evident that the Hyundai Elantra is longer and wider than the City. Also, the Elantra sits on a longer wheelbase meaning you would get improved legroom and knee-room inside the cabin. With that being said, you would have to compromise on boot space when compared to Honda City.


Hyundai Elantra

The Honda City comes powered by 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine. Both these engines come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol unit also comes mated to a 7-speed CVT gearbox. The petrol engine makes 119bhp and 145Nm of torque. The diesel unit makes 98bhp and 200Nm of torque. The Elantra, on the other hand, comes powered by a 2.0-litre Nu petrol engine that is capable of making 150bhp and 192Nm of torque. It also gets a 1.5-litre U2 diesel engine that makes 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. Both these unit comes mated to manual as well as torque converter units.

Hyundai Elantra vs Honda City Features

Remote Ignition new Honda City

The City gets features like an 8-speaker premium sound system, remote engine start-stop, G-Meter, lane watch camera, one-touch electric sunroof, ambient lighting, connected car tech with Alexa integration, fully digital instrument cluster & an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system being some of the key ones. The Elantra on the other hand gets features like ventilated front seats, smart trunk system, dual-zone AC, premium sound system and drive modes.

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Hyundai Elantra vs Honda City Pricing

Hyundai Elantra vs Honda City

The Honda City starts at Rs 12.96 lakhs and goes up to Rs 17.83 lakhs. The Elantra, on the other hand, starts at Rs 21.27 lakhs and goes up to Rs 25.52 lakhs (on-road Mumbai). However, you might be able to avail considerable discounts on the Hyundai Elantra due to it being a slow-selling product for the brand. For reference, Honda sold 2571 units of the City in June in comparison to the mere 29 units of Elantra sold by Hyundai in the same month.

Which one to buy?

In case you are considering buying the most expensive Honda City, you will get the ZX variant that comes powered by the 1.5-litre diesel engine which comes paired to a manual gearbox. This variant comes in at Rs 17.83 lakhs. Now, in comparison to this, you will get the base variant of the Hyundai Elantra for Rs 21.27 lakhs. If you want the diesel manual variant of the Elantra, you would have to opt for the 1.5 SX MT variant which comes in at Rs 22.69 lakhs. If you can extend your budget after dealer discounts, you can opt for the Hyundai Elantra. For the extra money, you would get extra features like a smart trunk and dual-zone climate control. Also, the Hyundai diesel engine is a bit powerful when compared to the Honda City’s diesel unit. However, Hyundai City presents a better case for itself for tech-savvy buyers who care for features like G-Meter, lane watch camera, etc.

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