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₱820,000 - ₱1.07 Million
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City Specs
Engine 1497 cc
Power 118 hp
Transmission Type CVT
Seating 5 seats
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Driver Airbag 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

The fifth-generation Honda City comes with a refreshed look than its previous generations. The model has gained a much bolder appearance beside the new headlamps with daytime running lights. Moreover, the vehicle also gets upgrades in its size at 113mm long and 53mm wide. Introduced in a total of six variants, the price tag for the new Honda City ranges between P820,000 - P1,068,000. The new City comes with a 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder DOHC gasoline engine capable of producing 120hp of power and 173Nm of peak torque.

Honda City 2020 Price List

Honda City July 2020 prices start from ₱899,000 for base variant 1.5 Sport CVT and goes upto ₱1.07 Million for top-spec variant 1.5 VX+ Navi CVT.

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

₱820,000 - ₱1.07 Million
₱820,000 - ₱1.07 Million
₱820,000 - ₱1.07 Million
₱820,000 - ₱1.07 Million
₱820,000 - ₱1.07 Million

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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 Fuel Consumption

Fuel Type Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Gasoline 23.91
Diesel 23.91

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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    Joseph Jun 12, 2020 for Honda City

    No matter what sedan I buy in the future, the all-new Honda City will always be my favourite. I recently upgraded to the new and top model of the Honda City, and the car has simply exceeded all my expectations. It is more spacious, and attractive compared to its predecessors. The design and the overall mechanisms of the car perfectly Read More

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    Mateo 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 grab hold of this outstanding car that is within my affordability as well. This premium quality car is none other than Honda City. Worldwide the reputation of the car is Read More

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    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 and that too at a very affordable price. I am in love with my City. The mileage offered by the car is good, which is around 16kmpl in city conditions. Read More

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    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, 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

    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

    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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    Julian Aug 02, 2019 for Honda City

    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

    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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    Rewan Jul 24, 2019 for Honda City

    The Honda City is possibly the most reliable car in its class and for good reason. Our car is more than a year old and has been running like a champ since day one. It is a very well balanced car. It is comfortable and yet you can have a bit of fun around corners! Honda engines have always been Read More

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    Karl Jul 03, 2019 for Honda City

    Well, what can I say about the Honda city that has not already been said? The car is everything you hope it would be and more. There is plenty of space on the inside and the cabin is a nice place to be in for long periods of time. The design has been kept minimalistic yet functional. I do feel Read More

Honda City FAQ

What are the Safety Features Available in Honda City?

The safety features available in Honda City Below:

Feature Value
Driver Airbag Yes
Passenger Airbag Yes
Side Airbag-Front Yes
Child Safety Locks Yes
Anti-Lock Braking System 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
What are the Dimensions of Honda City?

Below are the Dimensions of Honda City:

Feature Value
Seating Capacity 5 seats
Cargo Volume 536 L
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 40 L
Wheel Base 2600 mm
No Of Doors 4
Kerb Weight 1091 Kg
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Width 1695 mm
Length 4440 mm
Height 1477 mm
What is the Engine Capacity of Honda City?

Honda City comes with 6 variants. The Top variant 1.5 VX+ Navi CVT:

Engine Specification
Engine 1497 cc
Power 118 hp

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