For now, hatchback cars are the most preferred car by automotive consumers in urban areas. With compact and compact dimensions, the hatchback car is ready to bulldoze the dense urban streets safely and comfortably because of its dimensions. In addition, the hatchback is also claimed to be a car with economical fuel consumption so it increasingly convinces urban people to have a hatchback car.
In Indonesia, two big players play in this hatchback segment, namely Toyota, which is championing the Yaris, and Honda, which is championing the City Hatchback, after being injected with the death of Jazz some time ago. These two hatchbacks have almost similar features to each other and the prices are quite competitive so it is difficult to determine which one is the best between the two.
Therefore, in order not to be confused in determining which hatchback is worth having, here is a comparison between the Toyota Yaris and the Honda City Hatchback:
1. Design, Dimensions, and Feet
In terms of dimensions, the Honda City Hatchback is relatively larger than its competitors. This Honda hero has dimensions of 4,349 mm in length, 1,748 mm in width, 1,488 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,600 mm. With a fairly visible difference, the Yaris has dimensions of 4,145 mm in length, 1,730 mm in width, 1,500 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,550 mm.
However, the Yaris is superior in the upper dimensions which allow the driver or driver to get more headroom. On the other hand, the City Hatchback looks lower thanks to a lower-body design to pursue aerodynamics.
In the lighting sector, both use LED headlights and the legs of these two hatchback cars use 16-inch wheels, but with different tire sizes. Yaris uses tires size 195/50R16. City Hatchback itself uses 185/55R16 tires with a thinner wall profile and wider tread.
In the interior, City Hatchback is equipped with Ultra Seat features like the Honda Jazz. This feature provides several bench setting modes, namely tall mode, long mode, utility mode, and refresh mode. The City Hatchback also has wider and longer dimensions, which makes the legroom feel more spacious. Unfortunately, the low body design makes the City Hatchback a little difficult for people over 170 cm tall to enter and the headroom also doesn’t feel relieved.
On this side, the Toyota Yaris looks superior. Headroom is more adequate and access in and out for rear passengers is better. Not to forget, the Toyota Yaris has a flat floor in the rear seat area. That way, passengers in the back, especially those sitting in the middle, can put their feet comfortably.
For infotainment matters. City Hatchback won a lot compared to the Yaris. This hatchback from Honda is equipped with an 8-inch touch screen head unit with Apple Carplay or Android Auto support.
For business features, these two cars are equipped with features that are almost the same as each other. On safety features. Both have ABS, EBD, BA, Hill Start Assist (HSA), and stability control. However, City Hatchback has additional features that its competitors don’t have, namely traction control. However, the Yaris excels in passive safety features, namely by having 7 airbags on the TRD Sportivo variant compared to the City Hatchback which only has 6 airbags in all its variants.
In addition to safety features, both cars are also equipped with driving support features such as paddle shifts for the automatic transmission type. However, the City Hatchback has a cruise control feature that the Yaris does not have. Although it does not have a cruise control feature, the Yaris has three driving modes, namely normal, eco, and sport compared to the City Hatchback which only has one driving mode, namely ECON.
It is undeniable, City Hatchback excels in the kitchen runway sector compared to its competitors from Toyota. Honda City Hatchback carries a 1,500 cc 4-cylinder i-VTEC engine that can produce a maximum output of 119.3 hp at 6,600 rpm and a torque of 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm. This 1500 cc 4 cylinder engine is driven by a 6-speed manual transmission or CVT automatic transmission.
With the same engine publication and number of cylinders as competitors, the Yaris engine is equipped with Dual VVT-i technology that can spit out 105.5 hp at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 140.2 Nm at 4,200 rpm. The 1500 cc 4 cylinders Dual VVT-i engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission.