Honda Amaze vs Honda City – Which is the Best Honda Sedan to buy?

Comparing the Honda Amaze against the Honda City.
Honda Amaze vs Honda City

It’s time to compare the two sedans on offer by Honda as it only three cars on offer. Honda Amaze against the Honda City to see which is the best Honda Sedan to buy.

Amaze vs City – Exterior and Interior

Honda Amaze front minHonda Amaze rear min

At the front as you can see, Honda Amaze has a chrome bar that joins with the LED headlamps and below the chrome bar is the grille finished in chrome and fog lamps coverings covered in chrome. From the side, it has creases and blacked out ORVMs and 15-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it has LED taillamps and the bumper finished in faux silver skid plate.

City front minCity rear min

The City had got an facelift update on March 2nd and now the front has a new hexagonal grille with chrome bar jointing with the LED headlamps. The bumper at the front and rear diffuser bumper are wrapped in carbon to give it a sporty look. At the sides, it has 16-inch alloy wheels with chrome door handles and request sensor on it. At the rear, it has boot-lip spoiler on the tailgate with LED taillamps.

Honda Amaze dashboard minCity dashboard

Both the cars has the option for the dual-tone interior. However, the City has an big 8-inch infotainment system while the Amaze has 7-inch infotainment system. Both the cars have three-spoke multi-function steering wheel. There is chrome around the AC vents and on the dials of the climate control as well. Also, the AC vents in the Amaze is placed above the infotainment system whereas in the City the infotainment system is placed between the AC vents. The city has utilized soft touch materials on the dashboard and on the doors while the Amaze doesn’t.

Amaze vs City – Dimensions

 Honda CityHonda Amaze
Ground Clearance165mm165mm
Boot Space508 litres420 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity40 litres25 litres
Kerb Weight1,152 kg987 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight1,528 kg1,332 kg

As you can see at the dimensions of both the cars, the Honda City has a length of 4490 which is 495mm more than the Amaze’s 3995mm length. The City has a width of 1748mm while the Amaze has 1695mm width which is 53mm less than the City. The City has a height of 1489mm which is 12mm less than the Amaze 1501mm width. The City also has 130mm more wheelbase than the Amaze as the City got 2600mm wheelbase while the Amaze got 2470mm.

Both the City and the Amaze has 165mm ground clearance, but, the City has got 508 litres of boot space while the Amaze got 420 litres of boot space. The City got 40 litres fuel tank while the Amaze has 35 litres fuel tank. The City has a kerb weight of 1,152 kg and gross weight of 1,528 kg while the Amaze has a kerb weight of 987 kg and gross weight of 1,332 kg.

Amaze vs City – Engine Options

Honda AmazeHonda City
Engine1.2-litre NA petrol1.5-litre NA Petrol Engine
Power88.50 bhp121 bhp
Torque110 Nm145 Nm
Transmission5-speed MT, CVT6-speed MT, CVT
Fuel Efficiency18.6 km/l – MT
18.3 km/l – CVT
17.48 km/l – MT
18.4 km/l – CVT
Top Speed160 kmphbetween 170 – 180 kmph

Both the cars have one petrol engines on offer. Let’s start with the Amaze first. The Amaze has a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol that puts out 88.50 bhp and 110 Nm of torque paired to 5-speed Manual Transmission and CVT Transmission with fuel efficiency of 18.6 km/l on Manual and 18.3 km/l for CVT and has a top speed of 160 kmph.

The Honda City on the other hand has 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine which produces 121 bhp and 145 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and CVT Transmission with a fuel efficiency of 17.48 km/l on Manual and 18.4 km/l on the CVT Transmission.

Amaze vs City – Features

FeaturesHonda AmazeHonda City
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED
Wheel size & Tyre15-inch alloy wheels16-inch alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryFabricLeather
Rear AC ventYes
Instrument clusterAnalogSemi-digital
Infotainment System7-inch8-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayYesYes
Wireless chargerYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System4-speaker In-built sound system8-speaker premium surround sound system
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes

As you can see at the features table, the Amaze misses out on features such as sunroof, wireless charger, leather seat upholstery, and 8-speaker premium surround sound system.

Safety FeaturesHonda AmazeHonda City
AirbagsTwo AirbagsSix airbags
CameraReverse-parking cameraReverse-parking camera
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Traction ControlYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesFront DiscFront Disc

As you can see at the safety features list, the Amaze does not get ADAS, Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS),Traction control, and ESC feature which the City does have on offer. Also, the Amaze only has dual airbags while the City has six airbags.

Amaze vs City – Price

Honda AmazeRs. 7.94 lakh – Rs. 10.74 lakh (On-road prices)
Honda CityRs. 13.25 lakh – Rs. 18.31 lakh (On-road prices)

Honda Amaze starts at Rs. 7.94 lakh for the base E variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 10.74 lakh for the VX CVT variant while the Honda City starts at Rs. 13.25 lakh for the SV variant and goes up to Rs. 18.31 lakh for ZX CVT variant.

Amaze vs City – Verdict

In conclusion, the decision for which car to buy totally depends on you, however, we would recommend you to buy the Honda City over the Amaze as it has much more features and comfort on offer than the Amaze and the safety features is a big step-up over the Amaze.

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