Honda City vs Toyota Yaris: Which one has edge over the other?

Honda City vs Toyota Yaris: Which one has edge over the other?

Deciding whether to purchase Honda City or Toyota Yaris when both have such close similarities could be quite tricky. Each of these models comes with its own set of pros and cons. Both these cars are one of the top models for their respective companies with satisfied users across the globe. Here is a direct comparison of Honda City vs Toyota Yaris to help you take the final call.


yaris rear


There is barely any difference in terms of dimension between the two models. The Yaris has a wheelbase which is slightly lower than that of the new Honda City. The Yaris comes with an aggressive front bumper and swept-back headlamps giving it a sporty look.

honda city exterior features

Honda City, on the other hand, comes with flawless contours and the redesigned bumper giving it a premium feel. The new honeycomb grille with iconic H mark gives it a distinct and premium look. The exterior of both the vehicles is meant to suit the respective choice of its users.


Both the City and Yaris sedan offer a spacious cabin with ample legroom, headroom, and shoulder room. However, the cockpit in the Honda City is well-designed and may feel like that of a full-size sedan. Hard plastic materials are used in the cabin of both the vehicles, which is a downside given the price point. The cabin in Honda City is comparatively quieter than the Toyota Yaris. Honda City has some edge over Yaris in terms of interiors.


toyots yaris interior

Technology is increasingly becoming an important factor in car manufacturing to ascertain that users have the best experience. Honda City comes with a 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth, audio system with a smartphone-style interface, keyless access with engine start-stop button, rear air-conditioning, and charging ports. The Yaris comes with a smart push button start, steering wheel with audio switches, six speakers, and auto air-conditioning. The Honda City has a slight edge over the Toyota Yaris when it comes to technology.


Honda City vs Toyota Yaris - engine

There is a stark difference in the engine capabilities of the Honda City and Toyota Yaris. The former is powered by a 1.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC engine capable of delivering 118 hp at 6600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4600 rpm. On the other hand, Yaris is powered by a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i Engine capable of delivering 107 hp at 6000 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 4200 rpm. The fuel economy of Honda City is 17.2 kmpl, and it can go from zero to 100 kmph in 10.1 sec. Whereas the Yaris has a fuel economy of 16.4 kmpl and can go from zero to 100 kmph in 11 seconds. The top speed for the Yaris is only 175 kmph while that of Honda City is 190 kmph. The Yaris is powered by a weaker engine which does not even deliver fuel economy comparable to that of the City.

Safety features

honda city safety

The Honda City comes with standard driver and front passenger airbags, Anti-Lock Brake System with EBD, and Vehicle stability assist. Yaris comes with dual airbags, Vehicle Stability Control, Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with EBD, and Brake Assist. Higher trim of Yaris gets 7 airbags thus giving it a clear edge over Honda City in terms of safety.


city side

Honda City starts at 57,000 AED and can go up to a 67,000 AED. In comparison, the Toyota Yaris is available for a price of 59,900 AED. The Honda City can become a bit pricey with all the options. While this may give you some fundamental differences, ultimately it comes down to personal preferences and requirements. Either option will not disappoint you, just ensure that you purchase the one that fits your requirement.

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