Into its 4th generation, Honda City, with its combination of peppy engines, smooth gearbox, comfortable seating, great ride and handling and good fuel efficiency, is the sedan of choice of most customers. Honda badge and engineering add to what is a formidable product in the first place. The City has led or been a close number in its segment ever since it was launched in 1998. Through its four generations, it has oscillated between being a performance and comfy sedan with focus on mileage.
The current gen has both the qualities in equal measure. CITY currently costs Rs 9.81 Lakhs – 14.16 Lakhs on the new car market. The Honda City is an aspirational car in India and so is a used version of the same. So for those who want to show they have ‘arrived’ City is the preferred choice. A used Honda City is also apt for someone looking at chauffeur driven car for weekdays. The rear seat comfort is best in business. A used diesel Honda City is preferred but those who are looking at extremely low running costs Hondas of past have tended to skimp on features so look for mid to high end variants. The diesel is available only in the current gen version but isn’t the best in class–its a tad noisy and rough. In short, if you want the true Honda City experience, stick with the petrol version.
CITY averages around Rs 4,75,000 in Delhi-NCR with lower end tending to be around Rs 3,90,000 and upper end tending to be around Rs 5,50,000.. The higher end of the range will get you CIAZ which is 7 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with SX4 which is 4 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
Since your budget is tight, you are likely to want a specimen that does not cost too much to maintain.So, we applied filters that address both the initial and subsequent price Under 6 lakhs to arrive at our list.
Recommendation #1: Honda City 1.5 V Mt 2013
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 41,535 / List Price: Rs 382,200 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 998,643
This entry, which comes at a discount of 62% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 41,535 Kms. Placed with its second owner and sporting silver color, this Sedan is powered by petrol. This previous gen City is priced less than many new premium hatchbacks and hasn’t done too many km either. The previous gen City was a decent car to drive, it was much smaller than the current version and is therefore more suited for those with small family and / or those who prefer to drive their cars themselves.
Recommendation #2: Honda City Vx Mt O Diesel
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 76,020 / List Price: Rs 500,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 1,184,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 58% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 76,020 Kms. This Sedan runs on diesel and is currently placed with its second owner.. This is the the 4th generation City and is the best City by far. There are no major issues but horn and headlamps were weak and airbag sensors in some cars were faulty. Do check if the latter have been fixed. You can replace the lamp and horn for not much. In any case, do get the car checked by a mechanic. Due to low ground clearance, most Citys have scraped under-body so have that checked thoroughly.
Recommendation #3: Honda City 1.5 S Mt 2015
Year: 2015 / Kms Driven: 24,000 / List Price: Rs 565,100 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 940,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 40% to its original price is 4 years old and has done only 24,000 Kms. Currently with its first owner and running on petrol, this comes grey colour. Even though costlier than the first two entries, this current generation City is a great deal considering it has done less than 25,000 km.
Recommendation #4: Honda City 1.5 V Mt 2013
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 72,000 / List Price: Rs 416,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 998,643
This entry, which comes at a discount of 58% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 72,000 Kms. Placed with its first owner and sporting white color, this Sedan is powered by petrol. Though it has a few more kilometers on the odo, it is priced lower than a new premium hatchback and is ideal for someone whose monthly usage is not too heavy–less than 1,000 km per month. Do get it checked though.
Recommendation #5: Honda City 1.5 S Mt 2014
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 36,985 / List Price: Rs 485,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 851,000
Another 4th generation entry, this comes at a discount of 43% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 36,985 Kms. Belonging to its second owner, this car comes in a silver color and runs on petrol. Across generations, this is the best City and is priced very attractively–less than entry level Maruti Swift on the new car market–for a car which has clocked less than 40,000 km.
The median price at which CITY has typically sold has been around Rs 4,70,000, and in Delhi-NCR, that price has been around Rs 4,75,000.
Since the final selling price data is not available, we estimate the actual selling prices to be 5-10% lower than this. Another tip: the most popular that gets bought and sold in Delhi-NCR in the Sedan category is Honda Verna.