Difference between Honda City and Volkswagen Vento
Honda City has been the most popular mid size sedan to hit Indian streets to date. This model has played a crucial role in the success of Honda in India. Volkswagen has also jumped into the market of small and midsized cars with the release of the VW Polo (hatchback) and the Volkswagen Vento – mid size sedan model. Needless to say, Vento and City are now engaged in a heated popularity contest.
Three variants of Honda city are available: 1.5 E MT, 1.5 S MT and 1.5 S AT. The first two have a 1.5 litre, 1497 cc, I-VTEC engine (petrol) which produces 118PS power at 6600 rpm. 1.5 S AT is also equipped with the same engine but has an additional automatic transmission gearbox. City is popular because of its good performance. The advanced I-VTEC engine provides good fuel economy and better efficiency. It is expected that Volkswagen Vento will be available in both Diesel and Petrol options. It is equipped with an engine producing 105 bhp of power. A vast difference is expected in the driving capabilities of diesel and petrol engines due to the difference between the torques produced by these respective motors.
Honda City is famous for its powerful air conditioning system. It has an integrated audio system which can be connected to your iPod, USB memory, mobile phone and mp3 player. No doubt its design is eye-catching. Besides it has a number of safety features such as front fenders and engine hood hinges. Its windshield support structure is designed in such a way that it absorbs energy easily. It has an anti-lock breaking system (ABS) and electronic break force distribution (EBD). Volkswagen Vento is all set to give chase to the City. It is expected to have an advanced chassis design and a rigid body shell. With a boot space of 500 litres, Vento promises luxury comfort in seating and driving.
Our 2010 pricing estimates are as follows. Honda City 1.5 E MT has an ex-showroom price of Rs. 7, 81,000. S MT will cost you Rs. 8, 32, 000 whereas the S AT costs Rs. 9, 04,000. The lowest priced model of the Volkswagen Vento (Trend Line manual transmission) will cost you 6.99 Lakhs. Next is the High Line manual transmission which will cost Rs. 8.23 Lakh. Then is the high line automatic transmission – Rs. 9.21 Lakh. The remaining two are the diesel models out of which the high line will cost you Rs. 9.23 Lakh.
Similarities and Differences
- Three variants of Honda city are available: 1.5 E MT, 1.5 S MT and 1.5 S AT.
- S AT has an automatic transmission gearbox.
- The advanced I-VTEC engine provides good fuel economy and better efficiency.
- S AT costs Rs. 9.4 Lakh (ex-showroom).
- It is equipped with an engine producing 105 bhp of power.
- Advanced chassis design and rigid body shell.
- With a boot space of 500 litres, Vento promises luxury comfort in seating and driving.
- The lowest priced 2010 model of Volkswagen Vento (Trend Line manual transmission) will cost you 6.99 Lakh.
- Vento with diesel engine and high line manual transmission will cost you Rs. 9.23 Lakh.