Please see that, there are a number of factors that determine the performance of your car. Firstly, I personally own this car (Honda City 1.3L 2010) AND I've also driven Suzuki Swift and the new Toyota Corolla 1.3L. And my experience doesn't end just here, I've raced against the two as well. The new Corolla has an added curb weight to it that pulls down its 0-100 timings to 12 secs, with everything perfect, it hardly does it in 11.50-11.75 secs. However, the swift, with everything done perfectly does it in 11.25-11.5 secs. The new City, besides being heavier than a swift, does a 0-100 in 11.25-11.5 secs (normally) while if everything is done perfectly, it does it in 11.00 secs. But this is not where its performance stops, this is on normal petrol. Its engine (13LA/15LA i-VTEC) has Iridium Spark Plugs that work best on Hi-Octane. So if you expecting this car to perform better, get it to run on pure Hi-Oct. I know, in our society where the petrol prices are high and hard to afford on daily basis, but this can be done when you are in a mood to go up against someone in a race or for just for the purpose of fulfilling your craving to have a performance drag or run on your car. It has its benefits as well, like better performance, smoother ride and quicker response.
This is quite hard to believe, but I've, personally, done a 0-100 km/h, on my 1.3L 100hp (all stock), in less than 10 secs, 9.78 something secs approximately only with the help on Hi-Oct and perfect shifts, even the tires were stock (175/65 R15) at that time. Though now I have 205/60 R15, curious to go for 0-100 timings with Hi-Oct on these tires. Will do soon InshaAllah!
But yes, coming back to the topic, I've the video that I haven't posted on Youtube, will do that soon and post the link here for you to believe see my post as valid.
Moreover, this engine holds alot of potential, specially 1.5L version, with mods and an added GE35 Turbo (If I am right about the turbo model) , this engine can give you surprising performance. Doing a 0-100 in an outstanding 5.5 secs. This is the Honda Jazz (Has the same engine as the new City - Kind of like the Hatch Back alternate to City). Here are the links:
GETTUNED Honda Jazz GE8 M/T Turbo 221 Whps ( HD ) - YouTube
Honda Jazz GE8 MT TURBO (Stock Internal) 221 Whps F-CON V-Pro 3.3 - YouTube
To conclude, I would say that each of these 3 cars (City, Swift and Corolla) have their own Point-of-Differentiation. The swift has a smoother and much quieter cabin, while if you are looking forward to better comfort on rough roads, what we find here in Pakistan, specially Sindh, Corolla's is the car for you as it has suspensions designed to work better on these roads. Not saying they're performance cars, ofcourse they are, they put up a real tough fight, but when it comes to taking out the real potential out of your engine, they can not do as good as a Honda. I'll post the link to my video as soon as I've uploaded my video