Honda City 2016 Philippines: Good choice for a B-class sedan

Jun 19, 2020

Here is our quick review of Honda City 2016 Philippines may be useful for you.

4.0
₱759,000
Sedan

Overview

Honda City, manufactured by Honda since 1981 continues to be one in every of its top-selling sedan model. The 2016 version is desired because of the decent power output its 1.5-liter mill provides all while being way more affordable and accessible than the Honda Civic.

Honda City 2016 belongs to the 6th generation of the City though has been around since 2014 and while it had a mid-life facelift in 2017. 

Honda City 2016

Honda City 2016

How much is the 2016 Honda City in the Philippines?

The City 2016 retails at:

1.5 VX+ Navi CVT   1.5 VX Navi CVT 1.5 E CVT  1.5 E MT  
 PHP 988,000  PHP 898,000  PHP 789,000  PHP 759,000

By June 2020, you can find used Honda City 2016 from PHP 450,000 to PHP 650,000.

What's new in 2016 Honda City Exterior?

In terms of the overall design, Honda City 2016 brings more sympathetic and eye-catching look than the Civic elder even though Civic is the main foundation of City.

The City 2016 is available in most attractive colors: Gold Brown Metallic (for VX+ Navi CVT & VX Navi CVT), Carnelian Red Pearl (for VX Navi CVT & E CVT). Crystal Black Pearl (for VX Navi CVT, E variants), Taffeta White Modern Steel Metallic.

Honda City 2016 has a energetic and healthy design

Honda City 2016 has an energetic, healthy design aimed at young clients

The front of the car bears quite a lot of similarities with Civic but has some angular points and more dynamic. Front headlights with LED daytime running lamps are nicely balanced on both sides of the grille with the Honda logo in the middle. However, City 2016 only uses halogen bulbs and does not have the option of Bi-xenon bulbs as on Civic. Fog lights are arranged low below the balance on both sides of the car with angled design to help the car look more rugged.

The most distinguishable point from the Civic is the rear end with brake lights with a more modern and slim design. From the back, City 2016's tail is angular, thicker and a bit sportier than Civic.

Interior Review of Honda City 2016: Equipped with new utilities

Honda equips its vehicles with some standard equipment such as Bluetooth, Radio, CD-Player, USB connection and glass heating. The entire interior space uses black tones to make the driver and passengers homogeneous and comfortable.

The interior of Honda City 2016

The interior is equipped with many new utilities

Beginning from the dashboard which is a smooth structure made of plastic, leather and rexine same as the seats. In the center, you would discover the air conditioner output, air-conditional controller, and little holder to put tiny stuff. While within the middle there's a manual or automatic gearshift, a hand brake and a box to place medium size stuff. There is a glove compartment on the opposite side of the wheel.

Because the rear end is made thicker than the previous version, the luggage space is slightly wider with a capacity of about 400 liters, enough to accommodate luggage for a long trip.

2016 Honda City Engine: Improve vehicle performance

The engine of Honda City – 2016 has different types of variant engines that offer both manual and automatic transmissions in 5-speeds respectively. It is also equipped with SOHC i-VTEC engine, 4 cylinders in line with capacity of 1.5 liters, 120 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and torque of 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm.

Honda City 2016 Engine

Honda City 2016 is equipped with v-VEC engine, 1.5l DOHC

The accelerator pedal and steering wheel are quite light and flexible. It does not take much effort to operate so it may suitable for women.

Honda City 2016 Safety Equipment: Similar to the C-segment model

  • Hill-Start Assist System. This is a feature usually only fitted to models of segment C and above.
  • Vehicle Stability Assistance VSA helps to stabilize the vehicle when the vehicle comes into the corner.
  • Warning seat belts for the driver and auxiliary seats, ensuring optimal safety on each journey.
  • Side chest, dual frontal, and side head airbags (curtains) are standard.
  • Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) and electronic brake distribution (EBD) are also standard. 

What is the Pros & Cons of City 2016?

Pros

  • Engine operates smoothly 

  • Many safety types of equipment

  • Eco fuel-saving mode

  • Good sound insulation

  • Competitive selling price.

Cons: 

  • Interior is quite boring

  • Air conditioning system is not working effectively

  • The cabin is noisy when honking

Honda City 2016

The downside of this model is the sound system is not good enough

Key specs of Honda City 2016

 

Specs

Honda City CVT 2016

Honda City MT 2016

Body type

Mini Sedan

Mini Sedan

No. of seat

5

5

Wheelbase

2600 mm

2600 mm

Height

1.477 mm

1.477 mm

Width

1.694 mm

1.694 mm

Length

4.440 mm

4.440 mm

Ground clearance

135 mm

135 mm

Unladen weight

1.112 kg

1.085 kg

Fuel type

Petrol

Petrol

Gearbox

CVT

5-speed

Anti-lock braking ABS

Yes

Yes

Electronic brakeforce distribution

Yes

Yes

Engine Immobilizer

Yes

Yes

Child safety lock

Yes

Yes

Vehicle management system VMS

No

No

Electronic Stability Control/Program ESP

Yes

No

Honda City 2016 Conclusion: Final recommendation

According to experts in Honda City 2016, this model will be more perfect and a good choice for those who are in need of a B-class sedan if the Japanese car manufacturer improves its ability of sound insulation and some shortcomings are. You can check out reviews of other models of Honda City here.