Elantra 1.6L GL ⚡ City 1.5L Aspire – A Comparison

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In this new article of comparison, we are going to compare the newly launched 1.6L Hyundai Elantra GL with Honda City 1.5L Aspire, which is also a fresh entrant. Pertinently, the former is a C-segment sedan, and the latter is B-segment. So without any further delay, here is the comparison.


The Elantra is 4620mm long, 1800mm wide, and 1450mm high. In comparison, City is 4441mm in length, 1694mm in width, and 1498mm in height. As mentioned earlier, the segment of both sedans is different, hence, the difference in dimensions.

Engine and Transmission

Hyundai’s sedan has a 1.6 MPi engine with 1591cc displacement, 126hp, and 155Nm of torque. Meanwhile, City comes with a 1.5CVT engine with 1497cc displacement, 118hp, and 145Nm of torque. A clear difference in numbers in favor of Elantra.

Meanwhile, Elantra has a 6-speed automatic transmission against CVT with Earth Dream tech in City. Hyundai’s car has no drive modes, while Honda’s sedan offers ECON and normal drive modes.


The newly launched car has auto tetra LED headlights, LED DRLs, and LED tail lights against dual-barrel halogen headlights, LED DRLs, and halogen rear lamps in City. The sedan by Honda also has foglamps which are not offered in Elantra.

Coming to the side, you will see 16-inch alloy wheels in Elantra compared to 15-inch alloys in City. Furthermore, both have auto-retractable and powered side view mirrors.

For entry, Elantra offers a jack knife trunk release key, while City has a smart keyless entry option with the smart trunk. The notable additional feature in Elantra is the sunroof, which is not offered in the City.


Elantra has fabric seats compared to hi-grade fabric in City. Meanwhile, the driver and passengers seat in Elantra is 6-way manual adjustable against 6-way manual adjustment driver and 4-way manual adjustment passenger in the City.

Both have tilt and telescopic steering adjustment with media controls. The infotainment touchscreen size in Elantra is 8-inch and 9-inch in Honda’s sedan. The climate control in Elantra is manual against auto in the City; however, both have rear AC vents.

The additional feature in City is the Push Start button, not offered by Hyundai in the new Elantra.


The standard safety features in these cars are 2 airbags, ABS, and a rear camera, while City has cruise control as an extra option. Both don’t come with hill start assist, parking sensors, and tyre pressure monitoring system.


Hyundai launched Hyundai Elantra GL in Rs. 4,299,000, while the current rate of Honda City 1.5L Aspire is Rs. 3,749,000.

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