Honda City vs Toyota Yaris Comparison

Honda City has a got a rival from Toyota in the form of Yaris. Both of them are highly feature rich cars and here is a comparison of both the sedans:

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris comparison
Honda City has better road presence than the Toyota Yaris.

Honda City 2020 vs Toyota Yaris Dimensions Comparison – Which one is bigger?

Honda City is 4,549 mm in length, 1,748 in width, 1,489 mm in height and has 2.6 m wheelbase. While on the other hand Toyota Yaris has length, width, height and wheelbase of 4,425 mm, 1,730 mm, 1,495 mm and 2,550 mm respectively.

Honda City 2020 vs Toyota Yaris Dimensions

DimensionsHonda City Toyota Yaris
Length4549 mm4425 mm
Width1748 mm1730 mm
Height1489 mm1495 mm
Wheelbase2600 mm2550 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm175 mm
Turning Radius5.4 m5.1 m
Boot Space506 L476 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L42 L
Wheel Size185 / 55 R16185 / 60 R15
Kerb Weight1090 – 1135 kg

Dimensions Verdict

  • Honda City is 124 mm longer and 18 mm wider than Toyota Yaris.
  • The height of Yaris is 6 mm more than City.
  • Wheelbase of Honda City is 2600 mm making it 50 mm more than Yaris.
  • Ground clearance of Yaris is 10 mm more than City
  • Toyota Yaris has a shorter turning circle of 5.1 metres
  • Honda City boot is 30-litres bigger than Yaris
  • Fuel Tank capacity of Yaris is 2-litres while it has a smaller wheel size.

Honda City is the most spacious car in its segment while being better than Yaris in most of the technical aspects.

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris Exterior Comparison – Which looks more premium?

Honda City

Honda City is much more inclined toward providing a premium look with those stunning LED headlamps and Z-Shaped LED tail lights as well. Wheels are borrowed from RS 1.0 variant of the Thailand spec sedan.

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris has more of a sharp and stylish exterior than the premium one. It gets a big lower end bumper incorporating air intakes. Creases flows loaning the bonnet and from the front fender to the rear door handle. Tail lamps are LEDs and looks edgy.

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris Interior Comparison – Which has better cabin experience?

Honda City

The City has always have a great cabin experience and 5th gen City is no different. Sporty steering, premium design for ac vents and all others elements are made to provide a premium experience.

Toyota Yaris

Toyota Yaris’s cabin makes use of a lot of silver elements and as compared to the New Honda city, the interiors are a bit dull. Infotainment system is retractable and has ac vents below it.

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris interior
Honda City and Toyota Yaris makes use of dual tone interior theme.

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris Engine Options Comparison

Toyota Yaris as well as Honda City has a similar petrol engine but Yaris doesn’t have a Diesel engine in the lineup.

PowertrainsHonda CityToyota Yaris
Petrol1.5 L1.5 L
Diesel1.5 L

Honda City 1.5 Petrol vs Toyota Yaris 1.5 Petrol – Which Engine is more Powerful / Fuel Efficient?

Honda City gets 1.5 L I-VTEC engine (119 BHP / 145 NM) with 6 speed manual and CVT while the Yaris also offered with the same transmission options with slightly less output figures of 106 BHP and 140 NM.

SpecificationsHonda CityToyota Yaris
Engine1.5 L I-VTEC1.5 L VVT-i 
No. Of Cylinders44
Power119 BHP106 BHP
Torque145 NM140 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT
Fuel Efficiency 17.8 kmpl / 18.4 kmpl17.1 kmpl / 17.8 kmpl
Paddle ShiftersYes (CVT only)Yes (CVT only)

Petrol Engine Review

  • Honda City is 13 BHP more powerful and 5 NM more torquier than Yaris
  • Honda City is fuel efficient than Yaris in both manual and CVT transmission.

*We haven’t compared the Diesel engines of the sedans since the Yaris misses out on the diesel mill.

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Which is more feature rich?

Features Honda CityToyota Yaris
Tail LampsLEDLED
Tyre Size16-inch15-inch
Interior ThemeDual ToneDual Tone
Seat UpholsteryLeatherLeather
Steering WheelLeatherLeather
Infotainment System8-inch7-inch
Instrument ClusterAnalogAnalog
Air Conditioner Automatic + Rear AC VentsAutomatic + Rear AC Vents
Push Button Start with Keyless EntryYesYes
Connected Car TechnologyYes (32 features)
Electric SunroofYes
Ambient LightingYesyes
Rear Windscreen SunshadeYesYes
Outside door handlesBody ColouredChrome 
Cruise ControlsYesYes
ArmrestFront & RearFront & Rear
  • Honda City has LED lights while the Yaris features Projector unit
  • Yaris has smaller 15-inch wheels as well as a slightly small infotainment system size.
  • Other features which the Yaris misses out on are connected car technology, smart electric sunroof.
  • While Yaris has got chrome outer door handles with City having body coloured

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Which has more safety features?

Safety FeaturesHonda CityToyota Yaris
No. of Airbags67
Parking SensorsRearFront & Rear
Park AssistReverse Parking CameraReverse Parking Camera
Blind spot monitorYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
Vehicle Stability ControlYesYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Rain Sensing WipersYesYes
  • Toyota Yaris has best in segment 7 airbags leaving behind City which has 6.
  • Also Yaris has parking sensors even at the front.
  • But doesn’t get blind spot monitor available in Honda City.
  • Standard IRVM is on offer in City and not electrochromic.

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Which sedan has the best build quality?

Honda City is based on ACE body structure while Yaris is underpinned by Toyota B Platform with which it scored 5 stars in ASEAN NCAP with 7 airbags and 4 stars in Latin NCAP with 2 airbags. 

Honda CityToyota Yaris
PlatformACE Body Structure Toyota B
ASEAN NCAP5 stars 5 stars 
-Adult Occupant Protection44.83 32.19
-Child Occupant Protection22.82 39.11
-Safety Assist 18.8911
Total Points86.54 79.93

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Which sells more?

Honda City is among the top sellers in the segment with an average monthly sale of 2,500 units per month while the Yaris struggles around 700 units monthly. 

Honda CityToyota Yaris
Sales (in units)2,500700

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Which offers a better warranty package?

While Honda City gets 3 years and unlimited kilometres of warranty, Toyota India has provided 3 years and upto 1 lakh kilometres of warranty in Yaris.

Honda CityToyota Yaris
Warranty 3 years / unlimited kms3 years / 1,00,000 kms

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris – Which is more value for money?

The petrol-only Yaris is priced between Rs. 8.86 Lakhs and Rs. 14.3 Lakhs while the Honda City which both the transmission choices is expected to fall between the territory of Rs. 10 Lakhs and Rs. 16 Lakhs (Ex Showroom).

Honda CityToyota Yaris
Price (Ex Showroom)10 Lakhs – 16 Lakhs8.86 Lakhs – 14.3 Lakhs

Why Honda City is better than Toyota Yaris?

  1. Feature Rich – Toyota Yaris misses out on some features which lure the customers including sunroof, connected car tech, bigger infotainment system albeit the Yaris is feature loaded as well.
  2. Diesel engine – People who have a daily running of more than 40 km are surely going to choose the Diesel engine and also the motor has a better performance with higher output figures.
  3. Practical sedan – Honda City has a massive boot space and thanks to bigger dimensions, it has stadium space inside so that the rear occupants can easily stretch out their legs.
  4. A Mini Civic – Honda city has great road presence with excellent detailing on each and every element whether its the tail lamps design of the alloys.

Why Toyota Yaris is better than Honda City?

  1. Lower Price Tag – Honda City is premium not only inside out but also in terms of pricing as well and here is an advantage to Yaris which sits at around Rs. 1.4 Lakhs less costly than the City.


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