Deciding on one sedan car out of a million options is always a difficult decision as every car in this category comes with great features, and added values. If you are looking for a family car from amongst the sedans which are, comfortable budget-friendly and easy to maintain then you might find yourself in between two of the most famous sedans in Pakistan. Toyota Corolla GLI has been the top car from Toyota for quite a while now and although Honda City is a popular car for Honda. City also enjoys strong sales especially after the release of a 5th generation back in 2008. Today we will make a comparison between both of these cars to help you decide which cars can be the right choice for you.
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Price is considered as one of the most important factor nowadays when we plan to buy an automobile. When it comes to price, Honda City price in Pakistan starts from Rs.17,29,000 to Rs.20,79,000 depending on the engine variant you prefer to buy. On the other hand, Toyota Corolla GLI price in Pakistan starts from Rs.21,49,000 to Rs.22,24,000 depending on the engine variant. The price of GLI Toyota corolla 1.6 is high as compared to the 1.3L variant. Moreover, the prices of both the variants is also high as compared to the Toyota corolla 2017 models of GLI.
Honda City car has a fairly modern looking exterior, but considering the fact that this design is almost 10 years old now, the car might not look as good when compared to modern cars introduced by Honda, take Civic for example. Whereas Toyota Corolla GLI takes an easy win when it comes to exterior styling due to it’s more bold and modern looking design. Which might not come as a surprise because Toyota Indus released the new generation Corolla GLI back in 2014 which was based on a newer platform. Toyota GLI although comes with plastic wheel covers but Corolla also outshines the City in every dimension by quite a margin. Honda City comes with factory fitted alloy rims but once again you should know Honda Atlas is selling the older fifth-generation City rather than more modern and sleeker looking sixth generation. The exterior of 2018 Toyota GLI is quite different as compared to the GLI Toyota Corolla 2017.
If we define the interior of both in one word then it’s durable and appealing. Both interiors are designed to last for long rather than looking or feeling good. Toyota Corolla GLI does use better feeling materials especially on the dashboard and door side panels but city uses more plastics all around. Although Honda City comes standard with a 7-inch infotainment system which in comparison with Corolla GLi comes with a simple CD-player despite being more expensive, both cars come with a 4 speaker audio system. Other than that both cars also come standard with central locking and power windows. Switches such as A/C controls and power windows in both cars are logically laid out and easy to operate for both driver and passengers. If we talk about interior space than Corolla GLI is bigger due to its larger dimensions as mentioned above making it a better car to travel in whereas City offers more when it comes to entertainment because of the built-in infotainment system. Honda City 2019 is expected to be featuring a complete different interior.
With this aside let us talk about engine power and performance. Honda City car is available in two engine options which are 1.3L i-VTEC and 1.5L i-VTEC engine which is mated to a 5-speed automatic or manual transmission whereas Corolla Gli comes with a 1.3L VVT-I engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Although Corolla GLi does come with a 1.6L i-VTEC engine which is mated to 4-speed automatic transmission, and that variant is priced even higher than the manual variant.
No matter which car you buy you will be satisfied as both cars offer value for Money. However, in my opinion, Honda City is a better value as it comes with a more powerful engine and has the same equipment as the Toyota Corolla at a cheaper price. Yet again the Corolla GLI has its own perks and is way more comfortable and admirable for some.