Honda City vs Volkswagen Vento

Honda City vs Volkswagen Vento
Honda City vs Volkswagen Vento

Honda City had been the best selling sedan for almost 4 straight years with no competition at all. When Volkswagen decided to enter this segment things drastically changed for Honda. Honda’s major disadvantage being it offered only petrol version in India. Volkswagen launched its Vento that drastically affected the sales of Honda City. Vento is available both in Petrol and Diesel.

Price of Vento Diesel was marginally higher than the Honda City. Due to this sales of Honda City had been affected so much so that Honda had to go for price cut of Rs. 67,000. Honda still does enjoy a special place in the heart of Indian people. Post this price cut, sales of Honda City are up again.

In, this article we compare the top end petrol variants of both Honda City and Volkswagen Vento. As you can see from the list below both cars are evenly matched on features front. But Honda has a slight edge when it comes to power output of engine and mileage of the car.

Honda City 2008 Volkswagen Vento
Model 1.5 V MT Highline Petrol
Dimensions and Weights
Overall Length (mm) 4420 4384
Overall Width (mm) 1695 1699
Overall Height (mm) 1480 1466
Wheel Base (mm) 2550 2552
Ground Clearance (mm) 160 168
Front Track (mm)
Rear Track (mm)
Bootspace 405
Kerb Weight (kg) 1100 1130
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)
No of Doors 4 4
Fuel Economy
Mileage Highway (kmpl) 14 13.8
Mileage City (kmpl) 11 10.6
Mileage Overall (kmpl) 11.6 11.2
Seating Capacity 5 5
Fuel Tank Capacity (liter) 42 55
Top Speed
0-100kmph 10 10.98
Quarter Mile
Engine Type/Model 1.5L, SOHC, 4-cylinder, i-VTEC 1.6L Petrol
Displacement cc 1497 1598
Power (PS@rpm) 118PS @6600rpm 105PS @5250rpm
Torque (Nm@rpm) 146Nm @4600rpm 153Nm @3800rpm
Valve Mechanism SOHC DOHC
Compression Ratio :1 :1
No of Cylinders 4 4
Cylinder Configuration Inline In-line
Valves per Cylender 4
Fuel Type Petrol Petrol
Fuel System EFI
Transmission Type Manual Manual
No of Gears 5 5
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with Stabilizer, Coil Spring Mc Pherson Strut with stabiliser bar
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Axle with Stabilizer, Coil Spring Semi-Independent trailing arm
Steering Type Rack and Pinion, Power-assisted, Speed-sensing Electronic power steering(EPS)
Minimum Turning Radius (meter) 5.3 5.4
Front Brakes Discs Disc brakes
Rear Brakes Drums Drum brakes
Wheels and Tyres
Wheel Size 15×5.5J 15 Inch
Tyres 175 / 65 R15 185/60 R15
Cup Holders Yes Yes
Folding Rear-Seat No
Tachometer Yes
Leather Seats No No
AM/FM Radio Yes Yes
CD Player Yes Yes
Comfort & Convenience
Air Conditioner Yes Yes
Power Windows Yes Yes
Power Door Locks Yes Yes
Power Steering Yes Yes
Power Seats No No
Steering Adjustment Yes Yes
Central Locking Yes Yes
Defogger (Rear) Yes Yes
Remote Boot/Fuel-Lid Yes Yes
Alloy Wheels Yes Yes
Tubeless Tyres Yes Yes
Sun Roof No No
Front Fog Lights Yes Yes
Rear Wash Wiper No No
Safety & Security
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes Yes
Driver Air-Bags Yes Yes
Passenger Air-Bags Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes
Traction Control No No
Child Safety Locks Yes Yes