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2022 Honda City Hybrid Review : 9 Pros & 9 Cons

The City Hybrid is locally produced. The electric motors, batteries and power control unit are imported from Japan, but the rest of the car is the same City that is locally made here in India.

Honda City Hybrid Pros

  • 20+ km/l fuel economy in city driving conditions, giving it lower running costs than a diesel!
  • Seamless Hybrid system that makes driving a breeze. A car you will enjoy driving in traffic
  • Tractable power unit that delivers performance on par with internal combustion counterparts
  • Loaded with safety tech such as ‘Honda Sensing’ consisting of lane keeping assist, lane departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control, auto high beam, collision mitigation braking system as well as ESP, 6 airbags and a lane watch camera
  • This generation of the City feels grown up in terms of overall feel & exterior dimensions
  • Spacious cabin will keep your family happy. A sedan you’d love to be chauffeur-driven in as well
  • Compliant ride quality in the city. High speed bounciness (rear) reduced due to beefed up suspension & battery pack weight
  • Honda's proven reliability is comforting, as the hybrid system is complex
  • Lower emissions in the city. Will appeal to the environmentally-conscious customer

Honda City Hybrid Cons

  • Not a car for enthusiasts - it feels like an alien experience and completely disconnected
  • Honda Sensing ADAS system is too intrusive for Indian highways; requires the driver to adapt to it and be comfortable using it
  • Boot space is compromised due to the battery pack and spare tyre. Down from 506 to 306 liters!
  • We’re worried about the price. Honda is usually optimistic with pricing, and there is no lower variant without the ADAS features
  • Build quality still feels light and not as reassuring as competitors
  • Overall road and tyre NVH levels should have been better to keep up with the refined & silent hybrid powertrain
  • Missing features for this price point = powered seats with ventilation, rear side sunblinds, wireless charging…
  • Honda City Diesel will give you comparable running costs at a far lower price
  • Some misses such as the puny 185-section tyres ([i]upgrade is mandatory[/i]), outdated audio head-unit, ICE sound quality is just average

Read Team-BHP's detailed Honda City Hybrid Review.

 

 
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