Honda City Real World Mileage Test and Explanation

Saumil Shah

Brand new Honda City Fifth Generation With its high-end packaging, it raises the threshold of the mid-size car segment. Its advantage in the competition lies in its diesel engine options, which no other competitor can provide except Hyundai Verna. We tested all versions of Honda City to understand their actual fuel efficiency.

  • Diesel improves the performance of the second-generation city by 2kpl
  • Gasoline manual gets 6-speed and DOHC
  • Gasoline CVT has an environmentally friendly driving mode

What is the actual fuel efficiency of Honda City?

Honda’s 1.5-liter diesel engine was impressive in terms of fuel efficiency. The city returned 16.2kpl and highway returns 19.1kpl, an average of nearly 2kpl higher than the fourth-generation diesel version. Shifting the focus to the gasoline engine, the output of the CVT automatic transmission in the city is an astonishing 12kpl, while the manual transmission is 11.5kpl. On the highway, the manual reached 17.7kpl, and the CVT reached 16.4kpl.

Honda City Mileage Analysis

The 1.5-liter diesel engine has the same characteristics as the fourth-generation diesel engine, and it is interesting that even the gear ratio remains the same. With the larger size and more equipment, New York City has also increased its weight by 62kg. Through some small adjustments and some adjustments, Honda not only managed to improve efficiency, but also shortened the acceleration time.

Compared with the previous version of single overhead camshaft (SOHC), 1.5-liter gasoline uses double overhead camshaft (DOHC) to achieve better performance and efficiency. More importantly, the first to fifth gears of the new city are the same as the fourth generation, but its final drive has been lowered, so the speed is slightly lower when rotating at a certain speed in a given gear. Intuitively, its engine spins at 3,000 rpm at 100kph in fifth gear, compared to 3,100 revs in the fourth generation. More importantly, the car has an additional sixth gear that allows you to drive more easily and efficiently on the highway (the engine spins at 100kph at 2,700rpm).

The situation that helps CVT driving in urban driving conditions is an Eco driving mode that ensures that the engine rotates at a low speed in most situations. Even though the response may be a bit delayed in this mode, it is still very useful, so the owner doesn’t mind turning it on all the time for economic benefit.

Fuel efficiency test in automotive India

Before conducting real-world fuel efficiency tests, we will fill the fuel tank of the test car until it is full, and maintain tire pressure according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. These cars drive in fixed city and highway loops, and we maintain a certain average speed. In order to check for any abnormal changes, we always have a reference car driving, and we have tested this car in the past. Regular driver exchanges further offset the changes in driver mode. At the end of each cycle, we calculate efficiency by filling it up to the edge. Throughout our testing process, there was only one person in each car, like ordinary users, running air conditioners and other electrical equipment when needed, such as audio systems, indicators, and wipers. We are proud of our test data, which is not only consistent, but also provides users with accurate indications that they expect in the real world.

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