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₱820,000 - ₱1.07 Million
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City Specs
Engine 1497 cc
Power 118 hp
Seating 5 seats
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Power Steering Yes
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City Pros & Cons

Things We Like in 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.

Things We Dont Like in 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.

Recent Updates of City

Honda City has proven to be an ideal sedan for many years now. Apart from offering impeccable comfort, the City has been successful in maintaining consistent performance over the years. The 1.5-litre petrol engine of the Honda City is still considered to be one of the most refined engines ever made. The latest version of this utilitarian sedan gets a modern design and is equipped with features like leather upholstery, full LED headlamps, electric sunroof, push-button start/stop system etc. The engine of the Honda City churns out a power output of 120 PS and maximum torque of 145 Nm. The safety features on the City include front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Stop Signal, and ISOFIX mounts. The Honda City is available in four variants in the market – 1.5 E MT, 1.5 E CVT, 1.5 VX Navi CVT, and 1.5 VX+ Navi CVT.

Honda City 2019 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
1.5 Sport CVT ₱899,000 *
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1497 cc, 118 hp, 5 seats, Diesel
1.5 S CVT ₱820,000 *
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1497 cc, 118 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
1.5 E MT ₱828,000 *
SRP Price
1497 cc, 118 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
1.5 E CVT ₱876,000 *
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1497 cc, 118 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
1.5 VX Navi CVT ₱985,000 *
SRP Price
1497 cc, 118 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
1.5 VX+ Navi CVT ₱1.07 Million*
SRP Price
1497 cc, 118 hp, 5 seats, Gasoline
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Honda City Colors

City is available in 6 different colors - Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Taffeta White, Gold Brown Metallic, Ruby Red and Lunar Silver Metallic.

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Modern Steel Metallic

  • Taffeta White

  • Gold Brown Metallic

  • Ruby Red

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Honda City Review

  • Overview
  • Interior & Features
  • Exterior
  • Ride & Handling
  • Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Braking & Safety
  • Verdict

Overview

When it comes to giving a premium experience in entry-level category, there are very few cars which provide finesse levels as good as the Honda City. It is the City with which Honda has tried to make sure that it churns up volumes without compromising on its core values of providing quality. For the Philippines, Honda is offering the City in three different variants – E, VX and VX+, each of which comes with a CVT transmission as standard, with the base E variant having an option of a 5-speed manual gearbox as well. The color options available for the Honda City are Lunar Silver Metallic, Gold Brown Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Ruby Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Tafetta White.

Interior & Features

Like the exteriors, the overall interiors of the Honda City too are a tweaked version of that of the previous iteration, with the presence of a couple of more features to make it feel upmarket. However, the basic layout of the interiors has begun to show its age, which might not appeal to everyone.

The Honda City gets a three spoke steering wheel, which comes with a generous use of silver finish towards the lower portions of the spokes. The three-pod instrument console looks simple and very easy to read while on the go, with the blue backlit theme, chrome surrounds for all the three pods and the full TFT third pod for the MID making it look quite appealing.

Like in all the Hondas, the center console here in the City too is slightly tilted towards the driver and has an asymmetric layout to it. Thanks to a substantial use of silver and piano black finish, the center console feels rich and premium. The 7-inch touchscreen unit for infotainment system covers up the basics of the audio system as well navigation system. But the highlight of this entire interior cabin is the full touch sensitive panel for climate control, which not only looks nice, but also provides a modern factor to the otherwise clinical looking dashboard.

Apart from the aforementioned ones, the top-spec City VX+ comes loaded with features like rear AC vents, push button start with keyless entry, cruise control, 8-speakers, 60:40 rear fold down seats, steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, electrically foldable and adjustable rear view mirrors. Though, it still misses out on some more features which are offered in other markets, which includes the likes of an electric sunroof and LED lighting inside the cabin.

Exterior

For an entry-level sedan, the Honda City looks quite stylish, for its profile exhibiting a nice aerodynamic stance. The original silhouette might not have seen a big change in all these years, however, in its current avatar, it is the presence of some nice features which make the overall design withstand the tide of time.

The frontal stance of the Honda City is dominated by a thick single slat chrome grille, which gets a sleeker honeycomb grille positioned below it. The original shape of the angular headlamps is exactly the same as seen on its previous iteration, however, this time, they are full LED units. Adding some more bling factor to the front is the presence of LED fog lamps.

The side profile remains as streamlined as ever, with a thick prominent crease running on the upper as well as the lower portion of the side doors. The biggest highlight here which makes the car look premium is the presence of 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. It is the rear of the Honda City which is the least dramatic and has a fuss-free design. With the presence of swept back tail lamps joined by a thin strip of chrome, the City looks quite elegant.

All in all, the overall design of the Honda City still looks sophisticated and sporty at the same time. However, it would be nice, if Honda tweaks the overall layout of the dashboard a bit more.

Ride & Handling

The Honda City has been fitted with McPherson strut with coil spring at the front and torsion beam axle with coil spring and anti-roll bars at the rear. The overall suspension setup does sound basic given the product positioning, however, this suspension setup has been tuned for a very fine balance between pure riding comfort or driving dynamics. The 16-inch wheels have enhanced the overall driving dynamics, even though by a small margin. In terms of cabin space, the Honda City offers quite a good amount of legroom and under thigh support, which is easily the best in this category.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

Following the tradition of Honda of offering incredibly refined and rev-happy petrol engines, the Honda City is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol motor, which pumps out a maximum power output of 120 PS and a peak torque output of 145 Nm. Standard to all the three variants is a simple CVT transmission mated to the engine, but unlike in other major markets, it misses out on paddle shifters for the transmission. The base E variant also comes with an option of a 5-speed manual gearbox with precise shifts and short throws.

Braking & Safety

Like the list of comfort and convenience features, the Honda City is fairly equipped in terms of safety features as well. The car comes fitted with front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Start Assist, emergency stop signal and ISOFIX mounts for child seats.

Verdict

For its price, the Honda City provides all the virtues and qualities of its more premium cars but in a smaller-in-comparison package. With a streamlined design and list of impressive features, the Honda City doesn’t feel dated, even after the fact that the basic design is almost half a decade old now. And when it comes to the combination of performance, comfort and ride quality, the overall packaging of Honda City is still a tough task for its competitors to beat.

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    Mark Louie Oct 14, 2019 for Honda City
    Complete package

    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, and every inch of it is designed to perfection, be it outside or inside. The cabin is spacious, with ample storage and cargo space. I really enjoy the long drives Read More

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    Cedric Sep 23, 2019 for Honda City
    Silent!

    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 just won't feel if it is on or not. Honda has also done a stellar job with the sound insulation and outside noise hardly filters into the cabin. I feel Read More

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    Sammy Aug 28, 2019 for Honda City
    My best possession by far

    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 my Master’s and thereby getting a opportunity to pursue my PhD from an eminent college with a decent stipend package, I thought of buying my dream car at last. This Read More

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    Nathan Aug 02, 2019 for Honda City
    A high end car that offers premium quality comfort

    This subcompact sedan is highly popular in the city. I have seen many driving this car and I always loved its regal and aristocratic look. But this time I got an opportunity to check its interior part while traveling to countryside destinations with my friends on this car. This car was simply amazing when it comes to long distance drives. Read More

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    Aaron Tristan Castillo Acuña Jul 25, 2019 for Honda City
    Hope to modify the ac and dashboard.

    It's a good family car. Been using it for my sons need especially he has adsd. Always feel safe to travel with. Read More

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Honda City FAQ

  • What are the Safety Features Available in Honda City?

    The safety features available in Honda City Below:

    Feature Value
    Passenger Airbag Yes
    Side Airbag-Front Yes
    Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
    Brake Assist Yes
    Ebd Yes
    Rear Seat Belts Yes
    Seat Belt Warning Yes
    Day & Night Rear View Mirror Yes
    Crash Sensor Yes
    Front Impact Beams Yes
    Side Impact Beams Yes
    Door Ajar Warning Yes
    Engine Check Warning Yes

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