2010 Honda City | new car review

Posted on May 2, 2010 by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unlike in Europe, where they are commonplace, the humble doesn’t have much of a following in our region – many buyers prefer a sedan bodystyle, even though it’s not as practical as a car with a large boot opening.

Therefore, if you don’t like the idea of the stubby Jazz why not go for its closely related four-door, the City? Hugely popular in the Indian subcontinent, the City offers much of the same features of the Jazz, but without the clever magic rear seats.

Therefore, it’s not quite as practical – if you fold all the seats down in the back of a Jazz you could squeeze a small quad bike in there, not so in the City. The boot’s narrow aperture stops it from being able to carry anything larger than shopping bags.

But for such a small sedan, the City is very capable at carrying passengers. There’s seating for five people, though you’ll need to be on fairly good terms with one another as there’s not huge amounts of leg or elbow room in the back seat. However it’s better than plenty of other small four-doors.

It’s a sharp-looking car, with angular air intakes on the front bumper and some rather detailed large tail lights. It certainly stands out from the crowd more than the previous City, which was offered locally until the middle of 2009. Two trim levels are offered, with the higher-level EX featuring steering wheel-mounted paddleshifts, 16″ alloy wheels and remote central locking.

Power is courtesy of the same 1.5-litre engine that’s used in the Jazz, which provides enough speed for around town and out on the open road.

One Response to 2010 Honda City | new car review

  1. Prodosh Sen Reply

    October 20, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    City is a compact sedan which stands out from the crowd more due to its external look rather than its utility value. On positive side it has a bold grill design, powerful engine and good safety features. On negative side, its internal space is not  more than some cars which are priced 20-30% less than this. It has very low ground clearance, limited boot space and average seating comfort. Last, but the most, it carries highest price tag in its segment..

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