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RM 75,295 - RM 92,172
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City Specs
Engine 1497 cc
Power 118 hp
Transmission Type CVT
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
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City Pros & Cons

Things We Like in City

In all these years, the Honda City has been a benchmark when it comes to space on the inside. The current generation Honda City still manages to outclass all of its rivals when it comes to outright space and comfort on the inside, with a clear focus on the comfort of the occupants at the rear. The legroom and under-thigh support of the Honda City’s rear seat still manages to be in a league of cars from one segment above.

The Honda City’s 1.5-litre petrol engine, despite being a decade old now, still has the sweetness and refinement which one would expect from an entry-level sedan. Not only this, the performance levels too is quite decent, and while it misses out the on the zing of the first-generation version, the engine still feels zesty enough to bring out the fun side of yours.

With features like electric sunroof, full LED headlamps, leather upholstery, curtain airbags, and push-button start-stop system, the Honda City has got all the features at right places to make you feel that you have brought a premium car at its price.

Things We Dont Like in City

While the arrow shot design still manages to impress everyone with its aerodynamic profile, the fact that this very design is in existence for almost a decade now makes it look a bit dated. The features like LED headlamps and machined alloy wheels do try to hide its age, but it still needs a refresh now, considering the fact that all of its competitors have been updated quite comprehensively in recent times.

While the interior feels feature-rich and premium, the overall layout of the dashboard, as well as instrument console too, needs an upgrade. Some of the switches and plastics feel a bit low in quality, which do not go well with the overall premium theme of the car.

Recent Updates of City

The current-gen Honda City has been around in the Malaysian market for many years now and has observed tremendous success. The model is available in four trims - 1.5L S, 1.5L E, 1.5L V, and 1.5L Hybrid, with an affordable starting price of RM 78,500. The colour choices include Silver Metalic, White Orchid Pearl, Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, and Steel Metallic.

Though it is an old car now, it still gives its rivals a run for their money when it comes to looks and aesthetics.  However, the camouflaged 2020 Honda City has recently spied on the country roads which is slated for a debut later in the year. The upcoming version features styling updates inside out, the new turbocharged petrol unit and more advanced safety features. The ASEAN NCAP recently awarded the 2020 Honda City with a perfect 5-start safety rating. 

 

Honda City 2020 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Honda City 1.5L S RM 75,295 *
OTR Price
1497 cc, 118 hp, CVT, Petrol
Honda City 1.5L E RM 80,978 *
OTR Price
1497 cc, 118 hp, CVT, Petrol
Honda City 1.5L V RM 87,600 *
OTR Price
1497 cc, 118 hp, CVT, Petrol
Honda City 1.5L Hybrid RM 92,172 *
OTR Price
1496 cc, 108 hp, Dual Clutch, Petrol
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RM 75,295 - RM 92,172
RM 75,295 - RM 92,172
RM 75,295 - RM 92,172
RM 75,295 - RM 92,172
RM 75,295 - RM 92,172

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Honda City Colors

City is available in 5 different colors - Silver Metalic, White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Red Pearl and Steel Metallic.

  • Silver Metalic

  • White Orchid Pearl

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Red Pearl

  • Steel Metallic

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Honda City Review

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

Overview

The Honda City has been the go-getter entry level sedan for many, owing to its big car appeal at a much more affordable price point and economic yet energetic engine options, since a very long time. The current Honda City comes with a two powertrain option constituting a total of four variants, and a slew of paint schemes – Lunar Silver, White Orchid, Modern Steel, Passion Red, and Crystal Black.

Interior & Features

While the outer design of the Honda City still has some more years with its futuristic appeal, the interior cabin has begun to show its age. Nevertheless, it still manages to justify this sedan, with its broad design for the dashboard and center console.

The V-shaped theme for the centre of the steering wheel, with round buttons for audio, bluetooth and cruise control, looks and feels nice to hold, while the instrument console with blue backlit too looks nice, despite the dated fonts on display.

The centre console is slightly shifted towards the driver side, and feels quite upmarket with the large touchscreen infotainment system and a trapezoidal touch-sensitive panel for automatic climate control below it. The silver accents for the all-black coloured interior look nice as well.

While the Honda City is an entry-level and the most affordable sedan in the lineup of Honda in Malaysia, the car shows no signs of compromise when it comes to rear-seat comfort and space, which is capacious enough for five passengers. At 536 litres, even the boot space is massively impressive and outclasses some sedans above its class.

Exterior

While the Honda City in this iteration has been in existence for almost half a decade and the launch of an all-new generation model is just around the corner, this version of Honda City still looks modern, thanks to its aerodynamic stance.

The slanting front profile with angular full LED headlamps with daytime running LEDs, along with thick chrome slab forming the front grille makes it look premium enough. Even the front fog lamps are full white LED units.

The side profile of the Honda City looks athletic, with a flowing design towards the rear, with the thick prominent character lien flowing through the doors. The machined alloy wheels and chrome door handles add to the rich appeal of this sedan.

The rear maintains the wide and sporty stance of the front, with sweptback LED tail lamps, along with a sleek chrome garnish joining these tail lamps.

 

Ride & Handling

Every generation of Honda City has been known for the perfect balance of plush ride quality and agile and sporty handling characteristics, and this particular version follows the suite as well. With Macpherson struts at the front and a torsion beam at the rear, the Honda City’s softer suspension setup and accurately weighted steering make up for an enthusiastic driving dynamic combination.

Engine & Fuel Consumption

One can have the Honda City with one of the two engine options. While the 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which is coupled to a CVT gearbox and produces a maximum power output of 120 PS and 145 Nm of peak torque output, it is the 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid version which is the real deal. This variant sports a combination of the 1.5-litre petrol engine with an electric motor, which is mated with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox and produces a combined power and torque outputs of 138 PS and 170 Nm respectively.

 

Braking & Safety

The Honda City’s safety equipment list consists of front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, ISOFIX mounts for child seats, emergency stop signal and reverse parking sensors with camera.

 

Verdict

The current generation Honda City might be an ageing product, however, it still has got the evergreen charm in its styling, which still looks youthful with the aerodynamic stance and LED lights. The City shows a perfect balance of plush ride quality and sporty chassis setup, which makes it an equally enjoyable car for both front and rear seat occupants.

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    Jebat Mac 17, 2020 for Honda City

    Honda City was my dream car when I was in my school, and now that I am earning a decent amount of money, it was a good idea to gift a car to myself. On my 25th birthday, I gifted myself my dream car, the sporty-looking Honda City. I just love the looks of this car, and it feels much Read More

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    Panjang Dis 18, 2019 for Honda City

    Honda City is highly popular and one of my friends has bought it. I have driven their car and liked the performance also. This car has a refreshing look and appealing beauty that caught my attention from then itself and decided to go for this. This midsized sedan car looks way comfortable and I ensure my family always travels on Read More

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    Taseen Okt 18, 2019 for Honda City

    For me, when I think of sedans the Honda City is what pops into my mind. And when it was time to buy a new car for my wife, I blindly went and bought the City. It has definitely not disappointed. A smooth engine, comfortable ride and big boot make the City a great car for everyday use. I just Read More

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    Kwang Hooi Sep 25, 2019 for Honda City

    Right from the early childhood I am extremely fond of car rides. As I grew up, got my job with a descent salary package, I thought to buy my own car. I am an avid traveller. Travelling with my car to different destinations is something that I desire. No other options could strike my mind other than the Honda City. Read More

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    Raymond Sep 09, 2019 for Honda City

    If you are searching for a stylish, modern yet comfortable ride, then stop here and listen to my advice. Try for the Honda City. Honda makes good cars. This company is rated to have a high score on performance, design and overall quality. It is well built and great to drive. It delivers a super smooth and comfortable performance. Are Read More

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    Azman Ogo 23, 2019 for Honda City

    Honda City – A new fascinating inclusion in my life I am fond of Honda city car since my teen years. It goes without saying that I was not able to afford buying a plush car like this at that point. But finally after scoring good marks in Engineering and after getting my first job with a decent salary package, Read More

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    Alan Ogo 12, 2019 for Honda City

    there was continuous pestering from my children to get a car with sun roof. I bookedLast year I decided to upgrade my car. While I was looking for my options the Honda City, as it had the brand security and looked stylish with a sun roof. I am a really happy owner today as this car has a wonderful mileage Read More

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    Lim Jun 29, 2019 for Honda City

    I have been totally knocked down with the recent glimpse at Honda City car in Malaysia in its facelifted the version. The car has gone through so many modifications. Like the LED light is way better than its predecessors. The chrome bar looks so sleek on this new version. It has got extended over the headlights. Chrome strip and honeycomb Read More

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    Cheong Kok Leong Jun 14, 2019 for Honda City

    1.Wheel bering not durable,making noise before 40,000km. 2. Break master pump show leaking sign. Read More

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    Iesa Mei 13, 2019 for Honda City

    After many years of riding around on a bike and saving money for a car, the wait is finally over! My first car is the Honda City and I am loving every single minute with it. The learning curve is a bit steep for me with all the features the car has. I wanted to go green so got the 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 No
Child Safety Locks Yes
Anti-Lock Braking System Yes
Brake Assist Yes
Ebd Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System Yes
Rear Seat Belts Yes
Seat Belt Warning Yes
Rear Camera Optional
Parking Sensors Yes
Crash Sensor Yes
Engine Check Warning Yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor No
Front Impact Beams Yes
Side Impact Beams Yes
Door Ajar Warning Yes
Traction Control No
What are the Dimensions of Honda City?

Below are the Dimensions of Honda City:

Feature Value
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Cargo Volume 536 L
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres) 40 L
Seating Capacity 5 Seats
Length 4442 mm
Width 1694 mm
Height 1477 mm
Wheel Base 2600 mm
Front Tread 1492 mm
Rear Tread 1481 mm
No Of Doors 4
Kerb Weight 1084 kg
What is the Engine Capacity of Honda City?

Honda City comes with 4 variants. The Top variant 1.5L Hybrid:

Engine Specification
Engine 1496 cc
Power 108 hp

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