Just the engine pulling power and acceleration + quietness, I give it a yes. Its weighs even more than Altis 1.6E (A) and Suzuki SX4 yet it doesn't show sign of underpower. Only thing is that its 2nd to 3rd gear change is a bit longer like N16 gearbox. I can bypass that with shiftronic, no problem.
1) City 1.5 is sort of underpowered even when compared with Vios & Latio. I can say the City is not supposed to be powered with 1.5 but 1.6 as it's heavier than Latio 1.6.
2) Latio 1.6 CVTC tested acceleration is more than 12s but below 13s.
3) Altis 1.6E VVT-i engine is the same old engine as previous model, just slightly better than N16 QG-16DE. Still can get 12s in 0-100km/h. VVT-i is generation1, at higher than 110km/h, it guzzles fuel more than its rivals, same goes to N16's VTC.
4) SX4 engine is just normal, it was tuned low for returning better FC.