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April 15, 2024

Honda City: A Sedan For Both Heart And Mind

Buying a brand-new car is a decision made by both heart and mind. Not only should you go for a car that tugs on your heart by being a head-turner and easy-to-drive, but it should also satisfy your practical side by being easy-on-the-pocket when it comes to overall ownership.

With that in mind, why don’t you go for the new Honda City.

Featuring enhanced looks, safety, and connectivity, it’s the sedan that has it all.

And here’s six reasons we think why.

#1. Head-Turning Looks

The first thing you notice with the new City is the way it looks. It’s sporty, elegant—the sort of sedan you would want to drive to work or may be to somewhere more special like that weekday date or weekend outing.

For this update, the newly-crafted grille and bumpers with a carbon-wrapped detailing (RS variant) give it a sleeker, wider look commanding a strong presence on the road.

At each corner are newly-designed alloy wheels up to 16-inches in diameter.

And then, there are the colors too from the classic Platinum White Pearl and Meteoroid Gray Metallic to sporty shades like Ignite Red Metallic and Obsidian Blue Pearl.

#2. Engineered For The Daily Drive

More than just great looks, your sedan must be easy to drive. And that’s where Honda’s managed to score with an A-plus. The new City brings Honda’s unmistakable fun-to-drive DNA, but also a strong environmental performance as well.

In that regard, the City isn’t your cookie-cutter sedan. Fitted with a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine, it is the most powerful in its class. Mated to a CVT, it delivers fun-to-drive performance, high fuel efficiency, and lower emissions.

And don’t just take our word for it. The new City achieves up to 22.2 km/L for all variants based on the latest UN-R101 fuel economy testing.

#3. Tech For Comfort

Who says convenience technology should be limited to more expensive vehicles? With the new City, Honda has put emphasis on tech and comfort. All this improves comfort and convenience; and it’s something Honda’s emphasized with the new City.

The new City is equipped with a 4.2-inch full-color TFT meter providing ease of use and operation to the driver.

Meanwhile, the Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio now incorporates a high-res display making it easier to read. Oh, and say goodbye to wires with its wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

These additions are on top of the City’s long list of features including supportive leather seats (RS variant), automatic climate control with rear vents, and more.

#4. Space For Everyone

If there’s one aspect that sets the City apart from everyone else, it’s the interior room. It’s got enough space to make it truly family-friendly.

The long and wide cabin offers legroom whether you sit at the front, or at the back. It’s also great if you plan to fit child seats too.

On top of that, the decision to install a horizontally-themed dashboard with a lower cowl, and thinner A-pillars do well to increase its feeling of space, all the while improving visibility.

Towards the back, the 519-liter trunk that can swallow more than a week’s worth of groceries. If need be, it can take in full-sized suitcases for that airport run.

#5. 5-Star Safety

Today, sedans like the City are built different. Because they’re the go-to vehicles for young families, it scores five stars when it comes to safety.

Building on its 5-star ASEAN NCAP rating, the new City adds Honda Sensing – a suite of advanced driver-assist safety technology that helps keep you out of trouble on the road.

This gives the new Honda City the following features as standard:
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW),
Auto High Beam (AHB)
Lead Car Departure Notification (LCDN)

This is on top of multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, and Vehicle Stability Assist.

A high-resolution reverse camera improve confidence when backing up, while two new features: Rear Seat Reminder and Walk Away Auto Door Lock make for top-notch safety.

#6. Low Cost of Ownership

Finally, there’s the ownership aspect.

Aside from being frugal at the pump, the City is easy to maintain too.

Like all other Honda Cars, it needs just two service visits a year. This gives you more quality time with your friends or family. Less visits per year also equals to more savings.

Based on Honda’s online PMS calculator, a full three years of new City ownership costs P 47,323 or an average of P 15,774.33 per year. Over 60,000 kilometers, that’s just P 0.78!

Remember, when it comes to buying a new car, it’s both a heart-and-mind decision. It must be great to look at, easy to drive, practical, and must offer peace-of-mind in the long run.

With its elevated safety, advanced features, and low cost of ownership, the new Honda City ticks all the right boxes.

It’s time to elevate your drive with the new Honda City. Check it out for yourself at any authorized Honda Cars dealership nationwide, or visit to know more.

Photos by Anton Eudela
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