2018 Toyota Vios vs Honda City - Two legendary sedans fight for the top position

2018 Toyota Vios vs Honda City - Two legendary sedans fight for the top position

The Toyota Vios was officially launched last week in the Philippines. The latest offering from Toyota seems to be on the path to become the best sedan available in the country. The top-notch features and specifications in the Vios will make things difficult for other cars in the segment. Primarily, the Honda City which is in direct competition with the Vios will be affected the most with this new rival. With Honda City undergoing a revamp in 2017, it may still be a better option for some buyers.

2018 Toyota Vios vs Honda City

So, we compare 2018 Toyota Vios vs Honda City to find out which is a better option? Let us look at detailed specifications and features.

Design

2018 Toyota Vios vs Honda City - Dimensions

Prima facie, the design of Honda City and Toyota Vios may appear the same. However, the design of Vios has been completely overhauled. The halogen projector headlamps, shark fin antenna, body coloured bumper, and 16-inches rims are distinct factors in the new Vios. On the other hand, the Honda City comes with LED daytime running lights, rear micro type antenna, and a steel rim wheels with covers instead of alloy wheels. The Vios will be available with seven colour options, whereas Honda City has six colour options to offer.

 

Interior

2018 Toyota Vios vs Honda City - Interior

 

If you are looking for spacious interiors, both Honda City and Toyota Vios will not disappoint you. In terms of style quotient, the Vios is slightly better with stylish instrument panel and modern interior. The Honda City provides better entertainment solution with features such as Cube Technology and audio playback with multi-connectivity. Other standard features such as touchscreen, navigation system, push-button start, etc. are available in both the cars.

Engine

 

2018 Toyota Vios vs Honda City - Engine

Honda City appears to have a slight edge in terms of engine power. The Honda City 1.5 E MT comes with a 1.5-litre engine with 118 Hp and 145 Nm of torque. The Toyota Vios 1.3E MT variant is powered by a 1.6-litre engine with 98 Hp and 123 Nm of torque. So, on paper, the Honda City has a clear edge over the newly launched Toyota Vios. We will have to wait until the new Vios arrives to see the on-road performance of the engine.

Safety

2018 Toyota Vios vs Honda City - Safety

The Vios is breaking the traditional safety offerings generally seen in the Sedans. The new 2018 Vios will be equipped with 7 airbags in all its variants including the base model. Honda City comes with a Dual Front airbags and Side & Side curtain airbags with the latter only available in the VX+ variant. Vios also comes with an ISOFIX Child Restraint System. You will get other standard features such as brake assist, electronic braking system, and anti-lock braking system are standard in both the Toyota Vios and Honda City.

Price

2018 Toyota Vios vs Honda City - Price

 

Both Honda City 1.5E MT and Toyota Vios 1.3E MT are priced at Php 828,000. Toyota has carefully priced the new Vios 2018 to ensure that price does not be the deciding factor in choosing between Honda City and Vios. Both cars have their own ups and downs concerning specification as well as features. It depends entirely on the user and their individual preferences to select either one of the two cars. In any case, a serious competitor for Honda City has arrived in the Philippines.

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