Honda City vs Honda Amaze Comparison

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Honda Cars India have three sedans in their lineup – Amaze, City and Civic and major chunk of sales coming from three of them only. Here is a detailed comparison of Honda City and Amaze:

Honda City vs Honda Amaze
Honda City and Honda Amaze in Silver colour

Honda City 2020 vs Hyundai Verna Dimensions Comparison – Which one is bigger?

Honda City measures 4,549 mm long, 1,748 mm wide and 1,489 mm tall with wheelbase of 2600 mm while on the other 3995 x 1695 x 1501 x 2470 (Length x Width x Height x Wheelbase in mm) are the dimensions of Honda Amaze.

Honda City vs Honda Amaze Dimensions

DimensionsHonda City Honda Amaze
Length4549 mm3995 mm
Width1748 mm1695 mm
Height1489 mm1501 mm
Wheelbase2600 mm2470 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm170 mm
Turning Radius5.4 m4.7 m – 4.9 m
Boot Space506 L420 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L35 L
Wheel Size185 / 55 R16175 / 65 R15

Dimensions Verdict

  • Honda City is 554 mm longer than Amaze.
  • New Honda City is 53 mm wider than Amaze sedan
  • While the height of Amaze is 3 mm more than City
  • Wheelbase of Honda Amaze is 130 mm less than City
  • Ground clearance of Honda Amaze is 170 mm while that of City is 165 mm
  • Honda Amaze has a shorter turning circle of 4.7 m to 4.9 m
  • Boot Space of 420 L of Amaze is 86-litres less than that of City
  • Fuel Tank capacity of City is 5-litres bigger than Amaze
  • Also, Honda City, being a above segment vehicle has a bigger tyre size

*Since Honda City is an above segment car, it has bigger dimensions than the Amaze and offers much more space than the latter.

Honda City vs Honda Amaze Exterior Comparison – Which looks more premium?

Honda City

Honda City gets distinguished from Amaze with LED elements in the headlamps as well as tail lamps. It is quite longer than the Amaze and rides on bigger wheels with strong creases flowing along the sides.

Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze has a bold stance in its segment. Upfront it features Honda’s signature front grille while the headlamps are still standard. It looks like a mini City and at the rear it gets C-shaped tail lights which are also halogen.

Honda City vs Honda Amaze Interior Comparison – Which looks better?

Honda City 

Honda City gets dual tone interior theme with use of high quality elements. A bigger infotainment system sits in the centre of the dash with button operation of the climate control below it.

For the comfort of rear occupants, three adjustable headrests along with rear air cons are on offer as well.

Honda Amaze

The compact sedan also has dual tone interior theme but with a smaller infotainment system than the City and misses out in rear ac vents as well three adjustable headrest. 

Honda City vs Honda Amaze Interior
Honda Amaze as well as Honda City have a dual tone black and beige interior

Honda City vs Honda Amaze Engine Options Comparison

Honda City as well as Honda Amaze are available with petrol and Diesel engines with the petrol unit of Amaze having a smaller capacity than that of City.

PowertrainsHonda CityHonda Amaze
Petrol1.5 L1.2 L
Diesel1.5 L1.5 L

Honda City 1.5 Petrol vs Honda Amaze 1.2 Petrol – Which Engine is more Powerful / Fuel Efficient?

Honda City is powered by 1197 cc 1.5-litre I-VTEC petrol engine which belts out 119 BHP and 145 NM of torque, the figures being better than Amaze (1.2 L I-VTEC) 89 BHP / 110 NM. Also the mileage difference between the two is pretty less as well.

Honda City vs Honda Amaze Petrol Engine Specs

SpecificationsHonda CityHonda Amaze
Engine1.5 L I-VTEC1.2 L I-VTEC
No. Of Cylinders44
DrivetrainFWDFWD
Power119 BHP89 BHP
Torque145 NM110 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT / 7 Speed CVT5 Speed MT / CVT
Fuel Efficiency 17.8 kmpl / 18.4 kmpl18.6 kmpl / 18.3 kmpl
Paddle ShiftersYes (CVT only)Yes (CVT only)

Petrol Engine Verdict

  • Honda City is powered by 1.5 L petrol engine while Amaze gets 1.2 L unit.
  • Both Honda City and Amaze have 4 cylinder mill.
  • Honda City is 20 BHP more powerful than Amaze.
  • Torque of City is 35 NM higher than the under 4 metre sedan.
  • The petrol engine of the sedans gets the availability of manual and CVT automatic transmission
  • While Honda Amaze manual delivers 0.8 kmpl more mileage than City, City petrol CVT is 0.1 kmpl more fuel efficient than the former.
  • CVT petrol gets paddle shifters in both City as well as Amaze

Honda City 1.5 Petrol vs Honda Amaze 1.5 Diesel – Which Engine is more Powerful / Fuel Efficient?

Honda Amaze as well as City gets the same 1498 cc 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine with the same output figures of 99 BHP and 200 NM while Amaze offering automatic diesel combo as well.

Honda City vs Honda Amaze Diesel Engine Specs

SpecificationsHonda CityHonda Amaze
Engine1.5 L I-DTEC1.5 L I-DTEC
No. Of Cylinders44
DrivetrainFWDFWD
Power99 BHP99 BHP / 79 BHP
Torque200 NM 200 NM / 160 NM
Transmission6 Speed MT5 Speed MT / CVT
Fuel Efficiency 24.1 kmpl24.7 kmpl / 21 kmpl

Diesel Engine Verdict

  • Same Diesel engine is available in both the sedans.
  • Honda City and Amaze diesel manual have same power with the latter’s automatic having 20 BHP less power.
  • Same torque is generated by the two sedans with 40 NM lower torque for diesel CVT of Amaze.
  • Amaze is available in manual and automatic for diesel while the City has only 6 speed manual to offer.
  • Honda Amaze diesel manual is 0.6 kmpl more fuel efficient than 24.1 kmpl mileage of City diesel.

Honda City vs Honda Amaze – Which is more feature rich?

FeaturesHonda CityHonda Amaze
HeadlampsLEDHalogen
Tail LampsLEDHalogen
Tyre Size16-inch15-inch
Interior ThemeDual ToneDual Tone
Seat UpholsteryLeatherFabric
Steering WheelLeather
Infotainment System8-inch7-inch
Instrument ClusterAnalogAnalog
Air Conditioner Automatic + Rear AC VentsAutomatic
Push Button Start with Keyless EntryYesYes
Connected Car TechnologyYes (32 features)
Electric SunroofYes
Ambient LightingYes
Rear Windscreen SunshadeYes
Outside door handlesBody ColouredBody Coloured
Cruise ControlsYesYes
ArmrestFront & RearRear
  • Honda City gets LED headlights as well as tail lights while its halogen for Amaze.
  • Honda City offers bigger 16-inch alloys.
  • Dual tone – Black / Beige is on offer for both the sedans.
  • Honda City comes with leather seats while Amaze has fabric seat upholstery even for the top end trim.
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel is offered in City and the carmakers sub compact sedans miss this feature.
  • Infotainment system of Honda City is bigger and also comes with Alexa support.
  • Rear air con vents are not on offer for the Honda Amaze.
  • Other features that are not on offer in Honda Amaze are Honda Connect, Sunroof, Ambient Light, Front Armrest.

Honda City vs Honda Amaze – Which has more safety equipment on offer?

Safety FeaturesHonda CityHonda Amaze
No. of Airbags62
Parking SensorsRearRear
Park AssistReverse Parking CameraReverse Parking Camera
Blind spot monitorYes
Hill Start AssistYes
Vehicle Stability ControlYes
TPMSYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYes
Auto HeadlampsYes
Rain Sensing WipersYes
Anti pinch guard power windowAllDriver side only
  • Honda City gets multiple airbags while Amaze has only 2 to offer.
  • Features which Amaze misses out are blind spot camera, HLA, ESP, TPMS, Auto Dimming IRVM, Auto Headlamps and Rain Sensing Wipers.
  • Honda City has one touch up and down with anti pinch guard for all power window while the Amaze has this feature only on driver side. 

Honda City vs Honda Amaze – Which has better build quality?

Honda uses ACE body structure for Amaze as well as City sedan. With 2 airbags, Amaze scored 4 stars in Global NCAP while the City perfected the safety test with 5 star rating.


Honda CityHonda Amaze
PlatformACE Body Structure ACE Body Structure 
Airbags62
NCAP5 stars (ASEAN NCAP)4 stars (Global NCAP)

Honda City vs Honda Amaze – Which sells in more number?

Honda City has an average monthly sales of 2,500 units while the Amaze being a more affordable option than the former and falling in a highly popular segment sells at an average of 5,500 units per month.


Honda CityHonda Amaze
Sales (in units)2,5005,500

Honda City vs Honda Amaze – Which offers better warranty package?

Since both the cars comes under the same carmakers, so Honda Cars India have the same warranty period for the offering which is for a time span of 3 years and unlimited kilometres.


Honda CityHonda Amaze
Warranty 3 years / unlimited kms3 years / unlimited kms

Honda City vs Honda Amaze – Which is more affordable?

Honda City is a C-Segment sedan while the Amaze is a sub compact sedan under 4-metres and due to smaller dimensions than the former, it has a price tag lower than the City.


Honda CityHonda Amaze
Price (Ex Showroom)10 Lakhs – 16 Lakhs6.1 Lakhs – 9.96 Lakhs

Why Honda City is better than Honda Amaze?

  1. Premium Interior & Exterior – Honda City has a bigger size and top notch cabin quality and experience with loads of space on the inside as well.
  2. Powerful Petrol Engine – With a bigger engine, comes better figures and the City petrol is more powerful and torquier than the Amaze.
  3. Features & Safety – Not only the City is more safer thanks to 5 star rating but also it has much more features on offer including electric sunroof, ambient light, side and curtain airbags.

Why Honda Amaze is better than Honda City?

  1. Better Priced – Lower dimensions means less taxes being imposed and with this the sub compact sedan by Honda is priced quite low than the City, with the top end trim costing less than City’s base trim.
  2. Diesel CVT – Diesel automatic in Honda Amaze is one of the most preferred transmission and this combination is not provided in one segment above sedan, Honda City.

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