Honda City vs. the competition

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The Honda City is one of the brand’s best-selling sedans and is one of the more notable nameplates in the Philippine compact car segment. That said, this automobile has always been on the top five list of many Filipino car buyers looking for a dependable vehicle to get them from point A to point B.


  • How many variants does the Honda City have?

    The Honda City sedan is offered in three variants.
  • What is the price range of the Honda City?

    The Honda City is priced from P938,000 to P1.078 million.
  • honda-cityOutside, the range-topping variant of the Honda City features LED headlights, LED daytime running lights (DRL), LED fog lights, door-integrated turn signals, a pair of bulb-type taillamps, and a bulb-type high-mount stop lamp.

    It also comes with a sporty front grille with the RS badge and is finished in a High Gloss Black paint. It is complemented by sport-type front and rear bumpers as well as sport-type fog light garnish.

    The top-of-the-line Honda City rides on 16-inch RS Design aluminum alloy wheels.

    Inside, a similar blend of sporty and elegant appointments can be found. The top trim of the Honda City packs an instrument panel with analog and digital gauges and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

    Leather and suede seats, a three-spoke multi-functional leather steering wheel, and a leather shift knob also greet owners.

    Power comes from a 1.5-liter gasoline engine mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This setup makes a respectable 119 horsepower (hp) and 145Nm of pulling power.

    Honda is currently offering the City sedan in three variants, priced from P938,000 to P1.078 million.

    Many owners swear by the reliability of the Honda City. I myself have witnessed how the sedan was able to brave Typhon Ulysses when my wife gave birth to our son during the height of the Category-4 typhoon. For those looking for alternatives, however, here are relatively similar cars one would find on the market.

    Toyota Vios

    The Toyota Vios is synonymous with the term sedan here in the Philippines. A lot of these cars are plying local roads as the nameplate is not only used as family cars but also as transport service fleets.

    vios gr-s

    At the front of the top-spec Toyota Vios is a pair of three-tier LED headlamps with LED DRLs and LED fog lamps. On its side are Piano Black side mirrors, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Its rear is bedecked with LED taillamps. It also wears sporty bodykits.

    Inside the top-variant Toyota Vios are seats finished in synthetic leather and suede, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a steering knob finished in leather. Past the steering wheel is an instrument panel that features both analog and digital meters. Next to it is a smaller 6.75-inch infotainment system.

    Under the Toyota Vios’ hood is either a 1.3-liter or a 1.5-liter engine mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The 1.3-liter engine-equipped model makes around 97 horses with 123Nm of pulling power while the range-topping variant with a 1.5-liter powerplant makes 105hp and 104Nm of torque.

    Toyota is offering the Vios sedan 10 variants priced from P686,000 to P1.035 million.

    Nissan Almera

    Competing with the big boys, the Nissan Almera offers similar features as the two abovementioned sedans.

    nissan almera

    At its fore are LED headlamps, LED DRLs, and LED foglamps. Also noticeable is its new N-Sport Design bumper and N-Sport Design front grille with a dark chrome V-Motion fascia. The side of the Nissan Almera dons silver side mirrors and 16-inch N-Sport Design alloy wheels. At the rear is a pair of LED taillamps.

    Inside the refreshed Nissan Almera are seats in black leather, a leather-wrapped multi-functional steering wheel, and a leather shift knob. It also gets an impressive seven-inch instrument cluster and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

    Powering the Nissan Almera is a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine mated to either a five-speed manual transmission or a CVT. Maximum power output is at 98hp.

    Nissan is offering the Almera sedan in four variants priced from P779,000 to P1.098 million.

    Photos from Honda, Toyota, and Nissan 

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