2022 Honda City Hybrid Vs Tata Nexon EV

The MG ZS EV-rivalling Tata Nexon EV is currently the best-selling electric car in India and boasts a VFM and a feature-rich package for the buyers

Honda recently launched the City eHEV hybrid in the Indian market to offer buyers a fuel-efficient and refined sedan that is not only comfortable and feature-rich but in addition to this, is also extremely convenient to drive and practical for the everyday commute. The City Hybrid promises to be a great product for anyone looking for an alternative to electric cars and offers a reliable and no-nonsense package to buyers. Having said this, the Tata Nexon EV also offers a great package to the buyers and competes in a similar price bracket. If you are planning to buy either of these two cars, here is a detailed 2022 Honda City Hybrid VS Tata Nexon EV comparison that will help you make a more informed choice.

2022 Honda City Hybrid Vs Tata Nexon EV Comparison

Design And Dimensions

2022 Honda City Hybrid Vs Tata Nexon EV

The Honda City Hybrid continues to feature a similar design language that we first saw with the launch of the 5th-gen iteration of this sedan save for a few changes that distinguish it from the standard variants. Having said this, the car does look elegant and sophisticated while the road presence too is commendable. In terms of dimensions, the City Hybrid measures 4549 mm in length, 1748 mm in length, 1489 mm in height, and has a total boot space of 306 ltr only.

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The Tata Nexon EV on the other hand boasts a strong SUV-ish design language and attracts buyers looking for a bold and bulky compact SUV. This electric SUV also gets blue-coloured accents that further make it stand out. A quick look at the spec sheet reveals that the Tata Nexon EV is shorter than the Honda City Hybrid and also has a shorter wheelbase. The ground clearance however is significantly better. A detailed dimension comparison is given below in the table:

Honda City Hybrid  Tata Nexon EV MAX
4549 mm 3993 mm
1748 mm 1811 mm
1489 mm 1606 mm
2600 mm 2498 mm
Ground clearance
165 mm 205 mm
Boot Space
306 ltr 350 ltr

Powertrain and Performance

The Honda City hybrid gets a 1.5L Atkinson cycle i-VTEC petrol engine with a dual-motor setup that not only boasts impressive refinement levels, but also an astonishingly high claimed fuel economy of 26.5kmpl. This setup has a combined power output of 126 Ps while the maximum torque on the other hand stands at 253 Nm. An e-CVT gearbox channels the power to the wheels while the maximum hybrid battery capacity stands at 0.784 kWH.

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The Tata Nexon EV Max on the other hand gets a 95 kW Ziptron setup that boasts a maximum power and torque output of 143 PS and 250 Nm respectively. Powered by a 40,5kWH battery pack, this SUV boasts a claimed range of 437 km. In real-life conditions, expect a range of around 300-350 km on a single charge. A quick spec comparison is given below in the table:

Honda City
Tata Nexon EV MAX
Powertrain 1.5L Atkinson Cycle i-VTEC Petrol Engine w/ Dual Motors Ziptron
Engine / Motor Capacity 1498 cc 95 kW
Battery Capacity 0.784 kWh 40.5 kWh
Number of cylinders 4 NA
Max Power 126 PS 143 PS
Max Torque 253 Nm 250 Nm
Electric Motors Dual Electric Motors Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Claimed Fuel Efficiency / Range 26.5 kmpl (1060km in full tank) 437 km / charge

Features And Safety

Honda City Hybrid  Tata Nexon EV MAX
Automatic AC Yes Yes
Connected Car Tech Yes Yes
Remote Operations Yes Yes
Instrument Cluster Fully digital Semi-digital
Voice Assistant  Yes (Both Alexa and Google) Yes (iRA)
Wireless Charger No Yes
Sunroof Yes Yes
Android Auto/ Apple Carplay Yes Yes
Ventilated Seats No Yes
In-built Air Purifier Yes Yes
Infotainment Display Size 8-inch 7-inch
NCAP Safety Rating 5 – Stars (ASEAN NCAP) 5 – Stars (Global NCAP)
ABS Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes
ESC Yes Yes
Number of Airbags 6 2
Brake Assist Yes No
Traction Control Yes Yes
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Yes No
Automatic Headlamps Yes Yes
Anti-Theft Alarm Yes Yes
Hill Assist Yes Yes
Hill Descent Control No Yes
Corner Stability Control No Yes
Vehicle Stability Assist Yes No
ADAS Yes (Honda Sensing) No
Cruise Control Yes (Adaptive) Yes
Lane Watch Camera Yes No

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2022 Honda City Hybrid Vs Tata Nexon EV Price

Honda City Hybrid  Tata Nexon EV
Rs 19.5 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 17.74 lakh – Rs 19.24 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Final Verdict

While both these vehicles offer a practical and feature-rich package to the buyers, it is the Honda City Hybrid that has an edge with its fuel-efficient powertrain, a comfortable cabin, and a claimed range of over 1000 kms on a single tank. The Tata Nexon EV on the other hand is an excellent choice for those looking for a cheap-to-run electric SUV in the market. In all, while the City Hybrid makes sense for those with frequent highway usage, both these vehicles will be equally good for the buyers looking for a comfortable and reliable everyday commuter.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.