Honda All New City is one of the best. if not the best mid-size sedan on sale in India, with the whole world going crazy over SUVs. The Honda All New City stands out with immense practicality, excellent motor, and overall excellent packaging. Our family was in search of a mid-size car ever since we moved to Kerala and having driven Hondas all our lives, the City was always on our shortlist. The other options on our shortlist were the Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and Hyundai Verna. But none of them impressed us more than the City. So we decided to take a test drive of the City at our nearest dealership. The ride and handling were fantastic and we instantly decided to book the car, with delivery available within a fortnight.
Once we got our hands on the car, we were able to unleash its true potential, the diesel motor is definitely frugal and fun at the same time with adequate performance on tap. The diesel engine although not the most refined offers an excellent driving experience. Be it in the city or on the highway, the City maintains its fun factor and performance quite well with great steering feel and feedback, handling is excellent too with good body control. The suspension is soft which offers a good ride as well. The car is definitely a looker too with an attractive front end and sleek looks. The dimensions have grown over the previous generations and it shows in the interior space as well, with plenty of room and storage spaces. The car is loaded to the brim with features like a reverse camera, keyless entry, 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, Traction control, ESP, etc.
Moving to service and maintenance, the services from Honda service centers have been great so far with annual service costs coming to around 4000 rupees only. The car hasn't given me any problems so far over the past couple of years since I bought it and I am extremely satisfied with my ownership experience so far.
To conclude the overall pros of the car are its excellent and timeless design, feature-loaded and practical cabin, punchy and frugal engine and excellent driving dynamics and ride quality. What more could you ask for from a mid-size sedan? The only cons have to mention about the City are its slightly low ground clearance, the refinement of the diesel engine, and the skinny tires.
Overall, in my opinion, if you are in the market for a mid-size sedan under 20 lakhs, look no further than the Honda City, it definitely won't disappoint you.