Toyota Yaris GLi 1.3 CVT vs. Honda City i-VTEC 1.3 Prosmatec: A brief comparison!

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The company is bringing the all-new Yaris in the country for the first time as it will replace the 1.3-liter variants of Corolla lineup. It could well be the most highly-anticipated launch of 2020, but it will also be essential to see how the public responds to the new entrant in the market.

Some have an opinion that it will not be able to fill in the big shoes of Corolla, but others expect that Yaris will diversify the company’s lineup in the country. Nonetheless, it will be a competitor of Honda City and Suzuki Ciaz in the local auto sector.

In this blog, we will compare the GLi 1329 cc CVT version of Yaris with the 1339 cc version of Honda City I-VTEC Prosmatec.

Engine & Performance:

Under the hood, Toyota Yaris has a 4-cylinder in-line 16-valve DOHC with dual VVT-I 1329 cc 1NR-FE engine with sequential multi-port fuel injection (SFI) system. It can generate a maximum output power of 98 hp at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 123 Nm at 4200 rpm. It’s paired to a 7-speed CVT / Sport Shiftmatic System.

On the other hand, Honda City is powered by a 16-valve 4-cylinder I-VTEC 1339 cc engine with an electronic fuel injection (EFI) system. It produces a maximum output power of 100 hp at 6000 rpm and 128 Nm of maximum torque. It’s mated to a compact 5-speed automatic (progressive shift management technology).

Braking & Suspension:

Toyota Yaris is incorporated with ventilated disc brakes at the front wheels and drum brakes at the rear side. For an enhanced braking experience, the automaker has also provided a Brake Assist (BA) system. The front suspension of Yaris GLi CVT is equipped with Mac Pherson Strut, whereas the rear suspension has a torsion beam.

Honda City comes with a disc braking system at the front wheels while the rear side is equipped with drum brakes. The suspension of the City has a MacPherson Strut Suspension with Stabilizer at the front while the rear side is installed with a torsion beam with stabilizer.

Dimensions & Capacity:

The length and width of the Toyota Yaris are 4425 mm and 1730 mm, respectively. In terms of height, the car is 1475 mm tall. The wheelbase and minimum turning radius of the Toyota Yaris is 2550 mm and 5.1 meter. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 476 liters, whereas it comes with a fuel tank with up to 42 liters of fuel capacity.

In comparison to this, Honda City has a length of 4395 mm, while the width and height of the car are 1695 mm and 1480 mm, respectively. The wheelbase of Honda City is 2550 mm, whereas it has a ground clearance of 160 mm. The turning radius of the City is 5.3 meters and comes equipped with 42 liters of a fuel tank. Honda City comes with a luggage trunk capacity of 506 liters.


Toyota Yaris is stylish and elegant in its outlook and resembles Corolla in many ways. At the front side, it has a 4-beam halogen lamp headlight while the daytime running lamp is missing in this particular variant. It has a pigmented front radiator grille. There are no fog lamps in this variant of Yaris. It has body-colored outside door handles, and side-view mirrors with integrated side turn signals. The windshield has a green lamination, and the front windscreen has intermittent wipers. On the rear side, there is a short pole antenna. Underneath it, there is a rear chrome garnish between the rear combination lamps. For an elegant appearance, the automaker has provided with LED line guide in the rear lamps and a reflex reflector at the bottom end of the rear bumper. The standard tire size offered by the company is 185/60 R15, with steel wheels with full wheel caps.

Honda City has received a number of facelifts during the life span of its current generation in Pakistan. At this time, the latest facelifted model of Honda City I-VTEC 1.3L Prosmatec comes with chrome and black front radiator grille and body-colored bumpers. The sedan has multi-reflecting crystal headlights with optional fog lamps. Honda City has intermittent windshield wipers at the front. It also has body-colored mud flaps, and outside door handles. The side-view mirrors are integrated with turn signals. On the rear side, it has multi-reflecting tail lights. On its rear end of the roof, there is a micro antenna installed by the company. The fuel lid opener has a push-open feature, and the exhaust pipe finisher is also installed by the company.


The 1329 cc Toyota Yaris GLi CVT is built with an incredible interior design that also offers a spacious cabin. It comes under ivory-colored fabric seats that fit in perfectly with the dual-tone interior of the car. The other salient features in the interior of Yaris are as mentioned below:

  • Manually-controlled Air Conditioner + Heater
  • Multi-Information Display
  • Outside Temperature Display
  • Analog Speedometer
  • Tachometer
  • Remote Trunk Opener
  • 3-Spoke Tilt-adjustable Steering Wheel
  • 3 Separate Rear Headrests
  • Illuminated Entry System
  • Power Windows
  • Ivory Colored Interior
  • Fabric Door Trim Ornament
  • Standard Gear Shift Lever
  • Pigmented Inside Door Handles
  • Floor Mats
  • Sun Visors
  • Front Personal & Room Lamp
  • Vanity Mirror (Driver + Passenger)
  • Centre Console Box
  • 12 V power Outlet
  • Digital Clock
  • Economy Meter
  • Gate-type Gear Shift Lever

On the other hand, the 1339 cc Honda City I-VTEC Prosmatec comes with the following features in its cabin:

  • Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
  • 3-Spoke Silver Panel Steering Wheel with Tilt Adjustment Feature
  • Beige Colored Interior
  • Electrically Adjustable Side Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Power Door Locks
  • Tachometer
  • Fuel Consumption Display
  • Keyless Entry
  • Day/Night Mirror
  • Sun Visor with Vanity Mirror
  • Manually Controlled Air Conditioning & Heating System
  • Rear Windscreen Defogger
  • Fabric Seats
  • Rear Seat Arm Rest with Cup Holder
  • Rear Seat Head Rest
  • Front Console Box with Arm Rest
  • Ashtray
  • Trunk Light

Safety & Security:

Toyota Yaris has excessive safety and security features introduced by the auto manufacturer. All the variants of Yaris are equipped with the same standard safety and security features. Let’s have a look at them:

  • Central Door Locking
  • ABS + EBD
  • SRS Airbags (Driver + Passenger)
  • Key Reminder Warning
  • Hill-Start Assist System
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) with Traction Control
  • Fuel Auto Cut
  • Front Seat belts with 3-point ELR with Pre-tensioner and Force Limiter
  • 3 Rear Seat belts with 3-point ELR
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors
  • Anti-theft System with Immobilizer
  • Light Reminder Warning
  • High Mount Stop Lamp

Honda City 1.3-litre I-VTEC Prosmatec comes with just a few safety and security features described as under:

  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Immobilizer
  • Door & Trunk Open Warning
  • Key Alarm
  • High Mount Stop Lamp
  • Front & Rear Seat belts
  • Adjustable Front Shoulder Anchors
  • Door Beams
  • Crumple Zones
  • Fuel Consumption Warning
  • Euro 4 Emissions Standard

It’s worthy to mention here that none of the variants of Honda City comes with even a single airbag in Pakistan.

Entertainment features:

The automaker has provided with an in-dash Touch Audio System with 3 lines LCD display. It also offers a connectivity feature of advanced Bluetooth that includes 2 phones, hands-free, and seamless music streaming for up to 5 phones. It also has a USB and AUX connectivity feature along with MP3, CD player, and Radio. There are just 2 speakers provided by the auto manufacturer.

Honda City also comes with a few basic entertainment features installed in the sedan. It’s powered by a new integrated tuner system which comes with the connectivity of FM Radio, AUX, and USB connectivity. The infotainment system is provided with 2 speakers in the front doors as standard. The provision of rear speakers is also given, but it’s an optional feature.


In terms of price, the two cars are available at the following ex-prices:

  • Toyota Yaris GLi 1329 cc MT PKR 2,519,000/- (introductory price)
  • Honda City I-VTEC 1339 cc Prosmatec PKR 2,509,000/-

The two competitors are being offered at almost the same price, which means the car offering more features is expected to win the race. Toyota Yaris is a new perspective in Pakistan, and it will be interesting to see how much time it will take to grab the old market of 1.3-liter variants of Corolla.

Click to See the complete specifications and features of Toyota Yaris GLi 1.3 CVT

Click to See the complete specifications and features of Honda City i-VTEC 1.3 Prosmatec

What are your thoughts on the all-new Yaris? Let us know in the feedback section and stay tuned to PakWheels for more comparative blogs of Toyota Yaris with its competitors in the local market.


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