Date: October 10, 2012
Japanese cars are always high on technology. Lets compare Toyota Etios against Honda City Car in India
« Toyota Etios is powered with 1.5 Litre Engine displacing peak power of 90 BHP and peak torque of 132 NM
« Honda City has 1.5 Lit I-Vtec Engine displacing peak power of 118 BHP with peak torque of 146 NM.
City has much Powerful Engine with higher torque giving it much edge on this factor over Etios
« Honda City - Length mm - 4420, Width mm - 1695, Height mm - 1480, Ground Clearence mm - 165, Boot Capacity lit - 506, Wheelbase - 2550 mm
« Toyota Etios has Length mm - 4265, Width mm - 1695, Height mm - 1510, Ground Clearence mm - 170, Boot Capacity lit - 595, Wheel Base -- 2550 mm
Both Etios and City have similar legroom and shoulder room - which is sufficient and good enough for 4 well built passengers and 1 child. Etios however has the biggest boot space even bigger than some of the executive sedan. City however gives a premium look been having more length than Etios
One of the big advantage of Japanese Manufacturing companies are high performance guaranteed. Both Etios and City have fuel efficient engine. Though as per ARAI parameter - Etios is slightly more fuel efficient compared to City at 17.6 Kmpl, while City at 16.8. For practical city condition - one can get mileage of 13 kmpl in City and 15 - 16 on highway
Present Honda City is the 5th generation City, To our view - Etios is Elegant but Honda City looks more modern with its style and sharp looks. In Marketing - most of you must have heard Brand Value - City to our view has premium brand image as compared to Etios.
Price Advantage goes in favor of Toyota Etios. The price at which Etios Top Model Ends, City Base Model Corporate Edition price starts from there. The Interiors are much premium and modern in City with dash against Etios.
Price Matters a Lot. Will recommend Etios over Honda City :-
a) If you like to feel a Reliable Sedan with Good Technology but at a Budget Price
b) If you like to drive in Speed Limits with maximum drive in City and looks for a Good Budget Car
c) Where Price and Budget Scores more than Style and Looks
d) You do not want to pay extra money on beautification and style of Interiors
e) If you Intend to Buy a Descent Car with a Price Budget of 7 Lacs On Road.
Go for Honda City - If you are more concerned for Brand Value, Looks, Interiors, Features, Pick Up, Engine - But all this comes at a price to pay for
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