Honda City vs. Volkswagen Vento: Indian Cars Compared

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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.

Honda City
Volkswagen Vento

Engine

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.

Features

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. 

Pricing

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

Honda City

  • 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).

Volkswagen Vento  

  • 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.

Which Indian car has better options?
  • Honda City
  • Volkswagen Vento
 
 

Discuss It: comments 3

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  • David wrote on January 2011

You can't just compare cars by specs anymore--pictures would be helpful, otherwise these mean nothing to me!!!

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  • Janeth Smith wrote on September 2011

The information provided on Volkswagen Vento car was very useful.It is always good to know that their are blogs so dedicated to providing information that is seriously concerned with the reader’s needs.Thanks for sharing your insights with us through your blog.

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  • Mitsubishi Grandis Prices wrote on January 2012

I think Honda city is good choice it has two engine flavours to stay ahead of the competition; i-DSI for class-leading fuel economy and VTEC for ultimate power. A masterpiece from Honda stable.

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