Well thanks for the comments. I haven't driven a Xli but have driven the new City and the noticeable difference is that City does not have temperature guage. It just denotes temperature with a red or blue icon which changes. Although hard for it to happen, but how would one know how hot the engines running, in case of a radiator drain or busted gasket.
Secondly, on fuel consumption I have also read somewhere, for best econo fuel results, City should be kept in stock tyres and rims. I maybe be wrong on that.
Thanks for the reply, City is my favorite as well, but I hate to go wrong with my purchase, and regret later.