Diesel sedan comparison - Ford Fiesta Vs Honda City

Tuesday 24 June 2014, 11:00 AM by

Diesel sedans are steadily gaining popularity in the Indian market. Earlier this year, Honda launched the diesel version of its beloved City. Last week, Ford too finally launched it newer version of Fiesta sedan. The sedan has been launched in three trim levels namely - Ambiente, Trend and Titanium.

The new Honda City diesel is powered by a 1.5 litre –DTECH engine that powers the car with an output of 100 PS at 3600 rpm and 200 Nm of Torque at 1750 rpm. The diesel engine is similar to the 6-speed manual transmission engine in the Honda Amaze, but the engine has undergone light modifications to deliver greater mileage. Based on ARAI reports, the Honda City diesel delivers an impressive 26 kmpl.

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Diesel sedan comparison - Ford Fiesta Vs Honda City

For the interiors, the City gets an air conditioning vent for rear seat passengers. The new City features an armrest and bottle holder on each rear door for convenience. The sedan is now loaded with interesting features like info-rich instrument cluster, key-less push-button start, a sunroof, rear parking camera and foldable electric ORVM's. The new version features the same 4440 mm length and 1695 mm width as the previous version. The only difference here is an increased wheelbase of 50 mm. Honda has always been generous with cabin space and this new version with a bigger wheelbase makes it the most spacious in its class. The new diesel powered City shall only be available in six speed manual transmission option.

Diesel sedan comparison - Ford Fiesta Vs Honda City

The new Fiesta sedan is stated to be powered by 1.5 Liter Duratorq diesel engine that generates about 90 Ps of power. The engine is mated to a five speed manual gearbox. Moreover, Fiesta diesel is a frugal option for customers as the sedan is claimed to deliver an excellent mileage of 25.01 kmpl. Ford has also bestowed AppLinkTM in the new Fiesta that enables control over smartphone applications to owners, Emergency Assistance is also offered through SYNC.

For safety, Ford has equipped new Fiesta sedan with an array of advanced features like Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) with Pull-Drift Compensation, brand-new rain sensing wipers and automatic headlights. Besides this other preeminent features including driver-side airbag, and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) are offered as standard on all variants. Emergency Assistance (EA) via SYNC allows the occupant to connect with the emergency services following an accident, providing vehicle location and open line communication.

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