Head to Head

Chevrolet Sail VS Honda City

On this week's head to head we focus on two best selling subcompact sedan in the market today. First is an American car that is packed with stylish design and smart features. The second one is the top selling sedan from Japan which is known for its high-end technologies, powerful engine and sporty look. Curious what are these cars? Well, you're about to find out.

Starting off with the two sub-compact sedans' engines:

Both the Chevrolet Sail LTZ and the Honda City run on a 1.5-L engine, except the City is powered with 120 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque, while the Sail LTZ's engine produces 109 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. Even though these cars run on different numbers, both have excellent mix of performance and economy.

When it comes to the exterior design, the Sail LTZ shows off a composed look with Chevrolet's dual-port grille. It also sports sweptback headlights, a sculpted hood, and front fog lamps. Over at the side, it features sharp character lines that add to its bold design. It also gets a more aggressive tone by having 16-inch gunmetal alloy wheels.

On the other hand, the front of the City gives it a lower and wider stance while the LED daytime running lights, LED headlights, and LED front fog lights offer added safety under dark conditions. You can also find the new Solid Wing grille with a honeycomb insert in between the headlights. And like the Sail LTZ, the City also has 16-inch alloy wheels.

Sure, there are a number of differences between the exterior looks of the two sub-compacts but nevertheless, both sports a sharp and aggressive look.

Now, going inside, the Sail LTZ has enough space for the 5 passengers to be in. The driver's seat, offers 6 ways of adjustment though manual. It also features 3-point seatbelts and adjustable headrests. Meanwhile, the City has a decorative panel and leather seats, with Gun Metallic panels surrounding the air conditioning vents and gearshift adding more style to the interiors.

The two sub-compacts also come with brilliant infotainment system. The touchscreen system in the Sail LTZ provides seamless smartphone integration on its 9-inch color display with phone mirroring natural voice recognition and Bluetooth streaming audio. It has built-in applications for GPS navigation and music. Meanwhile, the City boasts of a 7-inch touchscreen audio system. It comes standard not just with Bluetooth hands-free telephony and audio streaming, but it also gets GPS navigation, multi-view reverse camera with guidelines, Miracast Smartphone Mirroring, and the Cube User Interface.

Talking about safety and security, the Sail LTZ and City come with a number of features that guarantee nothing less. The Sail LTZ comes with anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, driver and passenger airbags, and ISOFIX child seat anchors. On the other hand, the City is also equipped with anti-lock Braking system with electronic brake distribution. Additionally, it also comes with Vehicle Stability Assist as standard.

That was the Chevrolet Sail and the Honda City our featured cars in our head to head segment.

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