Toyota Yaris GLi 1.3 MT vs. Honda City I-VTEC 1.3 MT: A brief comparison!

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Toyota Yaris was a much-anticipated car in Pakistan that potentially replaced the iconic 1.3-liter variants of Toyota Corolla in the local auto sector of Pakistan. The all-new Yaris is a great addition in this segment as it will be a new competitor of Honda City And Suzuki Ciaz in Pakistan. In this blog, we will be comparing the base variant of Yaris i.e., GLi 1.3L (1329 cc) MT with Honda City I-VTEC 1.3L (1339 cc) MT.

Let’s have a look at what both these cars have to offer to its customers in the market.

Engine & Performance:

Toyota Yaris is equipped with 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 produce a maximum output power of 98 hp at 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 123 Nm at 4200 rpm. Yaris is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.

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. The car is mated to a synchronized 5-speed forward manual transmission.

Braking & Suspension:

Toyota Yaris is powered by ventilated disc brakes at the front wheels and drum brakes at the rear side. For an optimum braking experience, the company has also provided a Brake Assist (BA) system as well. The front suspension of Yaris 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 has a torsion beam with stabilizer.

Dimensions & Capacity:

The length and width of the 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, while the fuel tank can store up to 42 liters of fuel.

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 on the outside. 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 tyre size offered by the company is 185/60 R15, with steel wheels with full wheel caps.

Honda City had received just a few changes in its exterior ever since its launch back in 2009. At this time, the latest facelifted model of City 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 interior of the Yaris feels spacious and incredible in style. It has fabric seats offered in an ivory color that fits in perfectly with the dual-tone interior. The other salient features of the interior of Yaris are as follows:

  • 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

On the other hand, Honda City has a dual-tone interior that offers various features for the comfort and convenience of the customers. Have a look at some of these:

  • 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:

The best thing about the 1329 cc Toyota Yaris turns out to be its safety and security features, which are excess in number as compared to its competitors in the market. All 6 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 MT 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

Note here that Honda City comes with no airbags in any of its 6 variants.

Entertainment features:

The automaker has provided Toyota Yaris 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 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, Toyota Yaris comes neck to neck with Honda City as can be seen below:

  • Toyota Yaris GLi 1.3L (1329 cc) MT PKR 2,349,000/- (introductory price)
  • Honda City I-VTEC 1.3L (1339 cc) MT PKR 2,329,000/-

Toyota Yaris and Honda City both come under almost similar price tag, which will enhance the competition and provide more options to the customers to choose from. Nonetheless, the all-new sedan promises a lot in the local market, but only time will tell if it can replace the 1.3L variants of iconic Corolla in the long run with the same impact.

Click to view the complete specifications and features of Toyota Yaris GLi 1.3 MT

Click to view the complete specifications and features of Honda City I-VTEC 1.3 MT

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