Honda City Daily Test: Honda’s Cheapest Sedan, More Comfortable Than A Hatchback!

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The cheapest range of sedans sold by Honda Indonesia currently belongs to city sedans. The car, which is a different kind of twin sibling with the City hatchback, performs slightly better than the hatchback.

Finally, after being pleased with its looks at the first impression session, we thoroughly tested the Honda city sedan in the Autotest program. We found many things, even in our opinion, that this car is more “fun” than the City Hatchback RS. Why is this? Let’s cut everything out!

In general, the appearance of the city sedan and the RS city hatchback is similar. But with a different roof and character. Honda gave the city sedan a more elegant space than the city hatchback.

Let’s look at the front first. A chromed radiator grille was used on this city sedan. Also, the front bumper area is not interrupted by the sporty black diffuser found in the RS trim.

Apart from that, what differentiates the city sedan from the city hatchback is the rim model. Honda offers Ring 16 alloy wheels with a brushed aluminum finish that enhances the impression of elegance.

Going back we evaluate the use of this latest Honda brake light model. It turns out that it is more suitable for a sedan. So, the rear view of the Honda All New City is very distinctive and interesting indeed.

Entering the sedan-style cockpit, the Honda City Sedan’s cockpit feels “fit”. With a height of 175 cm I have enough space above my head and on my feet.

As for the front of the cabin, the Aura here is exactly the same as the RS city hatchback. The instrument cluster display, instrument panel layout and head unit screen remain the same. However, instead of using black and red accents like the RS hatchback, the city sedan uses a combination of black and brushed aluminum, giving it a more sober and elegant look.

Overall, the Honda city sedan offers a car with a design that is very suitable for urban environments. The elegant style is suitable for use in office buildings and outdoor areas, shopping malls.

Therefore, in our opinion, this city sedan is suitable for adults who do not want to look attractive with the RS city hatchback, but with similar characteristics.

The Honda city sedan is the seventh generation city sedan powered by a compact 1498 cc engine. This 4-cylinder in-line engine is powered by 16 valves with Honda’s proprietary i-VTEC technology.

There is no difference in performance characteristics between Honda city sedans and city hatchbacks. The engine is said to have a peak power of 121 hp. Torque at 6600 rpm and 145 Nm at 4300 rpm.

It’s funny that this car is mated to a CVT transmission, which is typically Honda. Also, this car gives the impression that you are driving a 7-speed automatic.

Since Honda offers devices that can virtually shift to the city sedan, we only have to play with the pedals or the shifter and then the performance is adjusted to the driving needs.

This machine is inherently suitable for everyday use. You can rely on the engine on the road just as easily as on the freeway.

In addition, the combination of compact engine, responsive CVT transmission and front-wheel drive configuration makes it ideal for everyday vehicles. Power delivery feels light and fuel economy is efficient.

We tested this Honda city sedan for fuel consumption on city highways with an average speed of 20 km/h and a range of over 92 km with an average MID fuel consumption of 13.2 km/l.

In terms of fuel consumption on toll roads, which are more constant at high speeds, the Honda city sedan gave impressive figures. We have tested with an average speed of 90 km/h and a range of over 66 km/h, the MID shows that the average fuel consumption can be up to 20.6 km/l.

As a car suitable for everyday use, such efficient consumption certainly makes the city sedan even more valuable. However, remember that the Honda City Sedan is equipped with a 10.6:1 supercharged engine, so the recommended fuel is at least 90 RON.

Next page: Honda City Sedan Handling, Suspension and Features]

Dimensions Honda city sedan and hatchback are not much different. On paper, this city sedan is 4553 mm long, 1748 mm wide and 1467 mm high. This means that the city sedan is longer but shorter than the city hatchback.

Despite the longer dimensions, the wheelbase, which is also the wheelbase of the two cars, has remained the same and is 2600 mm. Because of this, the control characters appear to be the same.

The handling of this city sedan also feels sharp, the steering wheel feels straight and offers good palm response. The combination of very large dimensions and straight steering wheel makes it manoeuvrable for use in urban areas.

The visibility of the Honda city sedan is also quite good. However, the rear window is not equipped with wipers, so there is a lot of trouble when it rains. We always use the heated rear window when it rains, which improves visibility a bit.

currently! As for the suspension, we think this makes the city sedan better than the city hatchback. At least for everyday driving, with the family and for the pursuit of comfort.

Because the type of suspension in two cars is different. The city sedan has a softer, pretentious character compared to the more robust city hatchback. In our opinion, the striking character of this city sedan makes it more suitable for everyday use.

In addition, the smaller dimensions ensure a soft fit in a city sedan. Body roll is decidedly minimal, like a sedan, and handling remains sharp despite the plush suspension.

Honda City Sedan and City Hatchback are different types of twin cars, it is not surprising that they have similar characteristics. The leisure or safety features of the Honda city sedan include those that are sufficient and complete for everyday vehicles.

The touchscreen head unit that Honda has integrated into its dashboard has Apple Car Play and Android Auto functions that can be accessed from a smartphone that supports them. So we can directly access the conversation with the navigation.

For safety, there are six airbags, as well as ABS brakes equipped with EBD and Brake Assist. In addition, Vehicle Hold Assist and vehicle stabilization functions are standard equipment.

Then the cruise control function for driving on toll roads is most useful. The city sedan’s cruise control, while not as adaptable as the Honda Sensing, makes it higher than rival Toyota’s Vios.

Of all the advantages that we describe, there are a few things that seem to be disadvantages of this Honda city sedan. On the one hand, the aura of the cabin, covered with a lot of hard plastic, conveys a certain impression of luxury.

Then we also want to add a stopper to the armrest. Because the armrest in this car felt like heat and sank to the bottom of the seat. It would be more appropriate if they gave a stopper.

Additionally, the back of the cab doesn’t come with a USB port either, and Honda actually offers two easy ports on the back. Of course, it would be more practical if Honda provided a cigarette lighter connection and a USB port.

The Honda city sedan also does not have the Ultra Seat feature like the hatchback, so the rear seats are not designed to carry large items.

Another disadvantage of this Honda city sedan is that it still comes with a rear drum brake. Although braking is just as strong as disc brakes, these drum brakes are less heat resistant and get dirty easily. In its class, the Vios models of the highest and middle class are already equipped with rear disc brakes.

The price of a sedan is no longer “outrageous”. Because the government has not specifically taxed sedans, but imposed an emissions-based tax on vehicles. This makes the limousine prices for the city limousine particularly attractive.

The price of the city sedan is already close to that of the older version of the RS city hatchback. The difference is now only Rs 3 lakh. The price of Honda City Sedan with DKI Jakarta OTR Status is IDR 365,400,000. Meanwhile, the CVT-type hatchback RS CVT sells for IDR 343 million while the Honda Sensing CVT sells for IDR 362 million.

In comparison to the competitor Toyota Vios, the price of the Honda city sedan is nevertheless comparable. Toyota Vios sells for IDR 289.5 million for the MT type while the most expensive Type G CVT sells for IDR 321.8 million.

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