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Which is better? The new Ford Fiesta or Honda City?

Last updated on: March 1, 2012 15:26 IST

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Ford Motors recently launched the most looked-for variant of Fiesta in the form of Ford Fiesta PowerShift Automatic.

It's earlier prime contender, Honda City, is already in the market now loaded with automatic gearbox.

However, differences in the features offered by the two sedans, in spite of the identical characteristic of AT, make them unique.

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Prices:

Honda City AT comes at Rs 942,000, while Ford Fiesta PowerShift Automatic (PA) is tagged at Rs 970,000 (both prices ex-showroom- Delhi).

Here no doubt City appears to be a winner, but price difference is not the only parameter.

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The automatic gear box option is available in the standard Fiesta Style and the top end Titanium+ 1.5L Ti-VCT petrol variant of Fiesta PS.

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City has got a 5-speed automatic gear box, while new comer Fiesta not only comes with a 6-speed auto transmission, but also sports an additional feature of dual clutch that is seen for first time in the segment.

This feature is commendable with Fiesta and can prove to be a USP (unique selling point) for this sedan.

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The City engine churns out a good 118 PS of max power at 6600 rpm along with peak torque of 146 Nm at 4800 rpm.

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Fiesta churns out 109 PS of topmost power at 6045 rpm together with 140 Nm of sheer torque at 4500 rpm.

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On the mileage aspect Fiesta offers 16.97 kmpl which is just superb when compared to City's 15.60 kmpl.

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The All New Ford Fiesta 6-Speed PowerShift Automatic lets you be in complete control - even on demanding, hilly roads.

The Hill Launch Assist and Ford Grade Assist functions, integrate the brake control and transmission to provide improved drivability on the hills.

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First in class Voice Control  of Fiesta

The smartly intuitive technology in the all-new Fiesta keeps your busy life on the move in a way that's totally effortless.

Voice control and Bluetooth put you in total control on the road and your life.

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On the other hand Honda has only added mechanised transmission to the Honda City top end V and V Sunroof trim.

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The New Fiesta's PowerShift transmission unit is sealed with low-friction gear lubricant for the projected life of the vehicle.

This transmission requires absolutely no maintenance - not even gear oil change, for about 10 years, approximately allowing you to drive 2,40,000 kms before you go for a maintenance visit to the workshop.

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Even though Fiesta costs Rs 28,000 more, it is truly a match winner by comprehensive margin against New Honda City AT.

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