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Honda City vs Volkswagen Santana Comparison

Honda City vs Volkswagen Santana

Find below the detailed car comparison of Honda City and Volkswagen Santana, based on price, specifications, & other features. We have the Honda City priced at ₱820,000 - ₱1.07 Million, while Volkswagen Santana is priced at ₱686,000 - ₱962,000 . If we compare the technical specifications, Honda City houses 1497 cc engine whereas Volkswagen Santana engine displacement stands at 1395 cc.

Overview Honda City Volkswagen Santana
SRP*
(Manila)
₱820,000 ₱686,000
User Rating
Available Color(s)
City Colors
Santana Colors
Fuel Type
Gasoline
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Gasoline
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Vehicle Type
Sedan
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Sedan
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Best Loan Offers
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DP
(starting from)
₱164000
EMI₱14078
Terms60Months
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DP
(starting from)
₱137200
EMI₱11777
Terms60Months
On Road Price

Photo Comparision

  • Headlight
City Headlight
City Headlight
City Images
Santana Headlight
Santana Headlight
Santana Images

User Review Comparison

Honda City
  • B
    Blessica Apr 29, 2020 for Honda City

    I am the kind who is not ready to compromise on any aspect while selecting my car. The design of the car matters along with the mechanism. Finally I could Read More

  • M
    Magiting Jan 10, 2020 for Honda City

    Honda betters every version of the City. The midsized sedan is known for its refined engine and performance. What I like about my City is the plush ride it offers Read More

  • S
    Sean Oct 14, 2019 for Honda City

    I have always adored the City, and when the time came for me to buy a car, this Honda was mine for sure choice. It is a super stylish car, Read More

  • C
    Cedric Sep 23, 2019 for Honda City

    The one thing that made me fall in love with the Honda City was just how silent it is, both inside and out. The engine is extremely refined and you Read More

  • S
    Sammy Aug 28, 2019 for Honda City

    I am an avid car lover since my teen years. Being a student, I could not afford to buy my own car. But finally after scoring a first class in Read More

Volkswagen Santana
  • H
    Henry Oct 16, 2019 for Volkswagen Santana GTS

    Now this is a car that caught my interest when I went for a long ride on this on last month. This has been purchased by my friend off late Read More

  • J
    John Kenneth Oct 16, 2019 for Volkswagen Santana

    This latest subcompact sedan drew my attention for the first time while I got stuck in a traffic jam and was waiting. Someone drove on this car and stood beside Read More

  • B
    Benjie Jun 06, 2018 for Volkswagen Santana

    I was one of the people who have the notion that Volkswagen is a premium brand and all its cars are expensive. Well, the Santana small sedan defies that notion Read More

From The Experts

  • Pros
  • Cons
Honda City

The Honda City still continues to be the benchmark in its category when it comes to impeccable in cabin space and comfort. The rear cabin of the Honda City continues to offer best in class legroom and knee room, with sufficient under-thigh support and headroom, making it one of the most comfortable cabins in entry-level sedan category. 

Despite being almost ten years old in terms of basic engineering, the 1.5-litre petrol engine of the Honda City continues to be one of the most refined and rev-happy engines to be ever made in the entry-level space. The engine has got remarkable levels of refinement and revs happily without feeling sluggish in the entire rev range.

The current generation Honda City has been blessed with all the top-class comfort and convenience features which are usually associated with sedans of one segment above it. The list of features includes electric sunroof, full LED headlamps, leather upholstery, curtain airbags, and push-button start-stop system, which not only uplift the in-cabin ambience of the Honda City but also justify its premium tag too.

Volkswagen Santana

Extremely affordable in the segment

Premium brand in the Philippines

Very efficient on the fuel economy

Honda City

While the arrow shot design complements the aerodynamic profile of the Honda City, the overall silhouette of the car along with the basic design has started to show its age. The overall basic design is in existence for almost half a decade without much bigger changes. While the inclusion of features like LED headlamps and machined alloy wheels did try to uplift the design of the car, the Honda City’s side profile and front and rear design remained more or less unchanged in all these years.

Despite the presence of many feel-good features, the overall dashboard design of the Honda City now feels too sober and dated in front of the cabins of other sedans in its space. Some of the switches in the cabin too need an upgrade in terms of quality.

Volkswagen Santana

Safety features aren’t very high

The power feels a little letdown

Technical Specifications
Dimensions & Capacity
Seating Capacity 5 5
No Of Doors 4 4
Length 4440 mm 4475 mm
Width 1695 mm 1706 mm
Height 1477 mm 1469 mm
Wheel Base 2600 mm 2603 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 40 L 55 L
Engine Details
Engine 1.5L Petrol Engine, 4 Cylinder 16 Valve SOHC 1.4L Gasoline Engine, In-Line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Supply System PGMFI MPFI
Transmission
Gear Box Variable Speed 5-Speed
Transmission Type CVT Manual
Performance
Fuel Type Petrol Gasoline
Engine Displacement 1497 cc 1395 cc
Power 118 hp 89 hp
Torque 145 Nm 132 Nm
Suspension & Brakes
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Wheel & Tyre
Tyre Size 175/65 R15 175/70 R14
Tyre Type Radial Radial
Wheel Size R15 R14
Alloy Wheel Size 15 Inch 14 Inch
Steering
Steering Gear Type Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Adjustable Steering Column Yes Yes
Steering Column Tilt & Telescopic Adjustable
Steering Type Electric Power Electric Power
Safety & Security
Security
Anti-Theft Alarm
Power Door Locks
Engine Immobilizer
Anti Theft Device
Central Locking
Safety
Anti-Lock Braking System
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Crash Sensor
Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Ebd
Engine Check Warning
Features
Miscellaneous
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Digital Clock
Digital Odometer
Electric Adjustable Seats
Electronic Multi Tripmeter
Tacho Meter
Comfort
Air Conditioner
Power Steering
Accessory Power Outlet
Foldable Rear Seat
Adjustable Seats
Low Fuel Warning Light
Rear Seat Headrest
Bottle Holder
Multi-function Steering Wheel
Folding Table Rear
Heater
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Keyless Entry
Power Windows Front
On Board Computer
Entertainment & Communication
Navigation System
FM/AM/Radio
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
Bluetooth Connectivity
USB & Auxiliary Input
Touch Screen
Exterior
Front Brake Type Ventilated Discs Ventilated Discs
Rear Brake Type Drum Drums
Adjustable Headlights
Alloy Wheels
Chrome Grille
Integrated Antenna
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator
Power Antenna
Rear Window Wiper
Removable Convertible Top
Side Stepper
Wheel Covers

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