We are actually waiting for a response to this from Corolla fans:
The common point that all of you are missing here is: GLi costs about 2 Lack more than Honda City and there is nothing tangible you can write which could explain the difference in the price.
If the only point Corolla supporters have is that more Corollas are on the road, so Corolla is better, then the whole debate is over. There is nothing that can be said to this. But looking at the price/features each car offers, we can make our decision much easier. Here it goes again:
Honda City has ABS and factory Power Windows while the price is less than XLi. (Provides two features and does not cost more than Corolla).
Toyota Corolla (1.3L) produces 85 horse power. Honda City on the other hand produces 100 horse power. (1.3L Corolla can never win a race with Honda City).
Toyota Corolla's max fuel-average recorded here by Pakwheels memebers (that I know of) has been around 16 Kpl.
City's best average was 22.8.
Hence: Produces more power and eats relatively less fuel.
Higher Horse power also implies a better CNG success rate. All the under powered cars fail to provide a satisfactory performance on CNG (Japanese Alto, Pajero Mini etc, all are underpowered and have the worst performance on CNG).
Some people say Corolla is more spacious. The seating capacity for both the cars is 5. However, Honda City's trunk is MUCH more spacious than that of Corolla. The reason is that Honda's Fuel tank is not beneath the trunk, its beneath the front seats so the trunk is much more deeper and spacious than any other Pakistani car.
All the qualities with lesser price and the latest i-vtec. VVT-i was introduced in 1996 (14 years ago). i-vtec is hardly 4 to 5 years old technology..