The release of the Changan Alsvin is less than a month away and the sedan car will go up against the Honda City and Toyota Yaris when it hits the Pakistani automotive market in January 2021.
In this article, we have done a brief comparison between the specifications and features of Changan Alsvin and the Honda City, which is now more than a decade old and no major changes have been introduced to the vehicle.
Honda City is in all aspects an outdated vehicle by today’s standard and lacks even basic comfort and safety features, including airbags. This comparison between the City and Alsvin will discuss the similarities and difference between both sedan cars.
This article is about comparison between some of the main features and aspects of the Changan Alsvin and the Honda City so that our readers can get a better idea about the both sedan cars and make an educated decision if they are planning on buying one of these vehicles.
Changan Alsvin vs Honda City
It is pertinent to mention that in order to make this fair, the following comparison is between the top-of-the-line variant of both vehicles.
Engine and Transmission
The higher-end variant of the Changan Alsvin is powered with a 1480cc engine which is cabable producing 105hp and 145Nm of torque while being equipped with a 5-speed automatic dual clutch transmission (DCT) system.
The Honda City 1.5 Aspire on the other hand features a bigger 1497cc engine which produces 120hp and 145Nm of torque coupled with a simple 5-speed automatic transmission the company refers to as prosmatec.
Although the City offers more raw power, the Alsvin is still equipped with a newer transmission system (DCT) offering more efficient performance.
Let’s start off with the dimension of both vehicles to get a better idea of the size. The Changan Alsvin stands at 4390mm in length, 1468mm in height and 1725mm in width while the Honda City is slightly larger with a length of 4395mm, height of 1480mm but slighter smaller with a width of 1695mm. However, this is just a miniscule difference between both these vehicles.
Apart from the similar dimensions, the Alsvin and City both offer 15-inches Alloy wheels standard with both top-of-the-line variants.
The Alsvin also features a smart cruise control system offering you the ability to increase of decreasing the speed without disengaging the cruise system through its multi-functional steering wheel while the City on the other hand completely lacks the cruise control functionality.
DRLs and Headlamps
Both sedan cars offer Day-time Running Lights (DRLs). However, the Changan Alsvin comes with halogen headlamps with electric adjustments compared to simple halogen headlights found on the Honda City.
The ‘Shark Fin Antenna” is found in both sedan vehicles.
Another feature which is available in the Alsvin is an electric powered sunroof, which is something not offered in the top-of-the-line City variant despite the massive price tag.
External Parking Sensors
The Honda City doesn’t offer any major sensors in the vehicle, including external parking sensors which are found on the Changan Alsvin. This is something that lacks in most sedan cars being offered in Pakistan, including the Toyota Yaris.
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
Another unique feature found in the Alsvin is the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) providing pressure leakage and flat tyre data unlike the City which lacks this function. This feature not only adds to the convenience of the vehicle but also makes the car safer which is very important.
Airbags and Safety
There are no major safety features found in the City while the newly unveiled Alsvin offers two airbags and side crash beams / bars on all doors and the vehicle’s front and back.
Although the City offers a bigger LCD display, the Changan Alsvin features a 7-inches floating display with built-in vehicle controls such as DRL, TPMS, AC and door locks allowing you to configure multiple functions which is something lacking in the former.
Changan Alsvin vs Honda City – Price
The price of the Honda City is Rs. 2,859,000 while the price of the Changan Alsvin LUMIERE is Rs. 2,549,000 while the base variant costs Rs. 2,199,000, making it the cheapest sedan car in Pakistan.