Honda SIEL and Toyota Kirloskar are two leading automobile companies in India, both having roots in Japan. Both these auto-grands now hold a good collection of cars in mid-size sedan and luxury sedan segment in the domestic auto market. Recently, the car maker, Honda SIEL launched the refined variant of its most trusted car, Honda City. The all new classy, Honda City would compete with Toyota Etios. Although, the fleet of Honda City has been inspiring the compact sedan enthusiasts for year, but the newly launched Toyota Etios too has become one of the prominent mid-size sedan in the Indian sub-continent. For the compact sedan enthusiasts, we have brought an exclusive comparison overview of the newly launched, Honda City 2012 and the economical compact sedan, Toyota Etios.
In comparison to Toyota Etios, the exteriors of Honda City 2012 look more elegant and dynamically perfect. The refined headlamps and exotic front grille attracts the front of this car at the very first glance. Moreover, the rear look of Honda City too is more attractive than Toyota Etios.
The exteriors of Toyota Etios are quite simple and orthodox, compared to Honda City 2012. Rear appearance of this car quite boxy and lacks trendy trims. Moreover, the entire outfit of Toyota Etios resembles with other luxury cars of Toyota like the Corolla Altis and Toyota Camry.
Honda City 2012 has better interior comforts compared to Toyota. The shoulder space of Honda City is sufficient for three passengers. But, compared to Toyota Etios the head-room and the leg-room space of this car is very less.
The quality of interiors used in Toyota Etios is not doubt quite cheaper in quality compared to Honda City 2012, but the shoulder space, head-room and leg-room space of this car is more than the City 2012.
The front of Honda City 2012 is blessed with attractive front grille and enlarged headlamps. Moreover, the front and rear bumpers have been modified. The sun-roof feature is also added to avail the car patrons with breezy drive. Furthermore, there are ample of other features in Honda City 2012 that make it a better option over Toyota Etios. Some exciting features of Honda City 2012 include; AC, Music System, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist, Airbags, Remote Trunk Opener, Remote Fuel Lid Opener, Engine Check Warning, Engine Immobilizer etc.
In comparison to Honda City 2012, Toyota Etios lacks ample of features and interior comforts. You will find Toyota Etios top end variant blessed with features like like AC, CD-Player, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Remote Trunk Opener, Remote Fuel Lid Opener, Tilt Steering Wheel ,Dual Airbags, Front Fog Lamps etc.
Engine and Specifications:-
Honda City 2012 is boosted by a 1.5 liter, 16 valves, 4-cylinder petrol engine that has caliber to churn maximum power of 118 PS at 6,600 rpm and maximum torque of 146 Nm at 4800 rpm.
Toyota Etios is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The 1.5 liter petrol engine variant of this car can churn maximum power of 90 PS at 5600 rpm and peak torque of 132 Nm at 3000 rpm, while, the 1.4 liter diesel engine of this car can churn maximum power of 68 PS at 3800 rpm and maximum torque of 170 Nm at 1800 – 2400 rpm.
Honda City 2012 manualt transmission delivers mileage of of 16.8 km/l, whereas, City 2012 automatic transmission delivers mileage of 15.6 km/l.
Toyota Etios can be called as better mileage delivering car than Honda City 2012, as it has got its diesel variant available as well. The 1.5 liter petrol variant of Toyota Etios delivers mileage of 13 kmpl in city conditions and 17 kmpl on highways, while, the 1.4 liter diesel engine delivers mileage of 19 – 20 kmpl in city conditions and 21 – 22 kmpl on highways.
The all new, Honda City 2012 is available in the range of Rs. 6.99 (Ex-showroom Delhi) to Rs. 10.22 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi).
From the point of price, Toyota Etios is quite cheaper than Honda City 2012. It starts from Rs. 4.99 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi) and goes up to Rs. 7.88 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi).
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