Honda Elevate Vs Honda City – Is City a better choice over the Elevate?

Honda Elevate vs Honda City
Honda Elevate against the Honda City

Should you wait for the Honda Elevate launch or just buy the Honda City? Even though the Honda Elevate is based on the Honda City platform, let’s do a quick comparison of these two Honda models!

Honda Elevate vs Honda City – Engine Options

Engine1.5-litre NA Petrol 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol-hybrid
Power119.35 bhp122.57 bhp
Torque145 Nm253 Nm
Transmission Type6-speed MT, CVTe-CVT
Honda Elevate and City are powered by same engines!

The Upcoming Honda Elevate and Honda City as the same engines on offer as the Elevate is based on the Honda City Platform. The Honda Elevate is powered by 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine which produces 119.35 bhp and 145 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and CVT Transmission. The petrol-hybrid is powered by 1.5-litre Atkinson Cycle petrol-hybrid which produces 122.57 bhp and 253 Nm of torque paired to eCVT Transmission.

Honda Elevate vs Honda City – Features

FeaturesHonda ElevateHonda City
Wheel size & Tyre17-inch alloy wheels16-inch alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument clusterDigitalSemi-Digital
Infotainment System8-inch8-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayYesYes
Wireless chargerYesYes
Ventilated SeatsDriver and Front Passenger
Ambient LightingYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System8-speaker premium surround sound system8-speaker premium surround sound system
Cooled GloveboxYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes

When it comes to features, we’ve no confirmation on what features will be available in Honda Elevate, but we know that majority of these features will be there in the Elevate as it’s based on the City. However, we expect the Elevate to have Ventilated Seats, 8-speaker premium surround sound system from the Honda City, and the City misses out on cooled glovebox and ambient lighting which the Honda Elevate won’t miss.

Safety FeaturesHonda ElevateHonda City
AirbagsSix airbagsSix airbags
Camera360-degree camerareverse parking camera
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
ADASLevel 2Level 2
Traction ControlYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill Start AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYesYes

Even when it comes to safety features, we expect the Honda Elevate safety features to be the same as the City, except the Elevate could have the 360-degree camera which the City does not currently have!

Honda Elevate vs Honda City – Price

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Honda ElevateExpected Rs.12 lakh – Rs. 19 lakh
Honda CityRs. 11.49 lakh – Rs. 15.97 lakh
Honda City e:HEVRs. 18.89 lakh – Rs. 20.39 lakh

Honda City starts at Rs. 11.49 lakh for the entry-level ‘SV’ variant and goes up to Rs. 15.97 lakh for the top variant ‘ZX CVT.’ The City e:HEV is priced at Rs. 18.89 lakh for the ‘V CVT’ and Rs. 20.39 lakh for the ‘ZX CVT’ top variant. As for the Honda Elevate, it is expected to be priced at Rs. 12 lakh to Rs. 19 lakhs.

Honda will be launching the Elevate SUV on June 6th that will rival the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Volkswagen Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara, and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Since only a month is left for the Elevate to be revealed, it is better to wait than making a rushed decision otherwise you can buy the City which is a good feature-loaded with great comfort on offer.

Like this article?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

Leave a comment