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City vs Santana

Compare for 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 ₱828,000 - ₱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)
₱828,000 ₱686,000
Available Color(s)
City Colors
Santana Colors
Fuel Type
Gasoline
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Vehicle Type
Sedan
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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 1.5 L 1.4L Gasoline Engine, In-Line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve
No Of Cylinders 4 4
Valves Per Cylinder 4 4
Fuel Supply System MPFI MPFI
Transmission
Gear Box 5-Speed 5-Speed
Transmission Type Maunal Maunal
Performance
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Engine Displacement 1497 1395
Power 118 89
Torque 145 Nm 132 Nm
Suspension & Brakes
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Multi-Link 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 Power Electric Power
Safety & Security
Security
Power Door Locks
Engine Immobilizer
Anti Theft Device
Central Locking
Safety
Anti-Lock Braking System
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Side Airbag-Front Optional
Side Airbag-Rear Optional
Rear Seat Belts
Seat Belt Warning
Door Ajar Warning
Crash Sensor
Child Safety Locks
Side Impact Beams
Front Impact Beams
Rear Camera
Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
Ebd
Features
Miscellaneous
Leather Seats
Fabric Upholstery
Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank
Digital Odometer
Electronic Multi Tripmeter
Tacho Meter Optional
Comfort
Air Conditioner
Power Steering
Remote Trunk Opener
Accessory Power Outlet
Foldable Rear Seat
Adjustable Seats
Low Fuel Warning Light
Rear Seat Headrest
Bottle Holder
Cruise Control
Heater
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Power Windows Front
Entertainment & Communication
Navigation System
FM/AM/Radio
Speakers Front
Speakers Rear
Integrated 2DIN Audio
Bluetooth Connectivity
USB & Auxiliary Input
Voice Control
Touch Screen
Exterior
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Front Brake Type Ventilated Discs Ventilated Discs
Rear Brake Type Drums Drums
Adjustable Headlights
Alloy Wheels
Chrome Grille
Integrated Antenna
Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator
Power Antenna
Rear Spoiler
Rear Window Wiper
Removable Convertible Top
Roof Rail
Roof Carrier
Side Stepper
Sun Roof
Wheel Covers

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