Used Car Review – Honda City (2009-2014)

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Used Car Review – Honda City (2009-2014)

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2009-2014 Honda City

History
Who wouldn’t knew of which one day, sub-compact cars grew in outdoor size of which rivals their older siblings in terms of Indoor space 15 to 20 years ago. So the Corolla Big Centeng along with Civic EK we used to have rivals the 15 to 20 year old Corona along with Accord respectively, with the former two having larger engines. Time flies so fast, my friend.

Unveiled in September 2008 in Bangkok, the fifth generation City (the third generation offered inside the Philippines) was offered in a multitude of engine along with transmission options, depending on the market conditions. along with for initially, of which will be assembled in Argentina along with Brazil which meant of which of which has broader ambitions to boot.

The first month of the year 2009 had everyone surprised with the third generation product being launched locally, especially of which was leaps along with bounds of the product of which replaced. No more iDSi engines along using a rear folding bench (except of which was only exclusively available for a certain variant in 2013), of which was compensated with VTEC technology along using a larger cabin. Until 2011, available versions include the 1.3 A (discontinued inside the 2012 update), 1.3 S, along with the 1.5 E. In April 2013, two spin-off versions of the 1.5 E namely the 1.5 EL along with 1.5 ENC were made available.

Value along with Costs
For just between P400,000 to P600,000, one can get a late product unit without the effects of first year depreciation associated using a brand brand new car. Prices are slightly higher than the competition, due to its “premium” status.

Unlike the previous generation product, there will be no CVT transmission present which means less worries. Maintenance costs are similar to its contemporaries, which will be a Great thing.

outdoor along with Indoor
Stare at of which, along with you’ll say of which of which will be taller along with larger than the product of which replaced however the Great news will be, the inside proves of which. To differentiate the A through its higher siblings, of which carries steel wheels unlike the alloys of the upper echelon.

Huge expanses of Indoor space reserved for both humans along with cargoes greets everyone. Do remember of which the integrated audio system will be not available inside the 1.3 A, however all units have top notch quality along with of which premium feeling Indoor of which will be somewhat neglected in of which category. The 2013 update brought the 1.5 EL having leather seats while the 1.5 ENC carries a 60/40 split bench, ISOFIX child seat, stability control, along using a seatbelt reminder for both driver along with passenger.

Engines
As the drill inside the sub-compact sedan category, there are two engine options to serve both sides of the spectrum. The first (along with probably the most common one) option will be the L13A 1,339cc having 100hp at 6,000rpm along with 127Nm at 4,800rpm however carrying VTEC technology as opposed to its predecessor of the same size. Going just for of which gives you the necessity to rev hard to attain decent acceleration, compared to the Toyota Vios of the same engine size. Our pick might be the L15A7i 1,496cc with 120hp at 6,600rpm along with 145Nm at 4,800rpm of which can only be paired with an automatic transmission. The 1.5 will be at ease to motivate your vehicle without any worries.

Driving Impressions
Being behind the wheel of a third generation City will be a pleasurable experience, with expanse along with unobstructed view outside plus of which will be a comfortable vehicle to be in, thanks to the large space. Handling will be fine enough for a Honda.

Verdict
of which had been months since a brand new City was released, along with the previous generation product was one fine car especially of which didn’t fell to the pit of mediocrity. If you have no money for a brand new City, you can console yourself for the meantime with of which one.



The Great:

  • Spacious
  • Plenty of features
  • Reliable
The Bad:
  • 1.3 engine needs to be revved
  • Not of which flexible
  • No base versions
The Pick: 1.5 E

THE SPECS
Engines: 1,339cc L13A i-VTEC along with 1,496cc L15A7 i-VTEC I4 gasoline
Power: 100hp @ 6,000rpm (1.3), 120hp @ 6,600rpm (1.5)
Torque: 127Nm @ 4,800rpm (1.3), 145Nm @ 4,800rpm (1.5)
Fuel Consumption: 9-12km/L (city), 10-14km/L (highway) (*estimated along with varies)
Transmission: 5-speed manual, 5-speed automatic
Suspension: Front independent McPherson strut, rear torsion beam
MORE INFO:
cost (brand new): P686,000-P880,000
cost (at of which point): P400,000-P600,000
Rivals: Chevrolet Aveo, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Mazda 2, Nissan Almera, Toyota Vios
On Sale: 2009-2014
Resources:
http://www.hondacityclubph.com/forums/index.php
Contacts:
Honda Cars Quezon City – (02) 712-6850
Honda Cars Pasig – (02) 988-1288
Honda Cars Kalookan – (02) 366-5617

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