2014 Honda City | new car review

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 by
2014 Honda City
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  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 57,000 - 74,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 65%
  • Interior
    Editor: 65%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 65%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

The City is effectively a Jazz in saloon form, but lacks the character of its hatchback brother. Ideal for salesmen.


Neat touchscreen for the infotainment system in the top of the line model


Company car status
Not much model variation


The 2014 Honda City is certainly not an ugly car, nor does it stand out as a particularly pretty one. The front end has been styled in a similar fashion to that of the Civic, with a sharp grille and angular headlamps. The back is neatly arranged, which includes an ever-so subtle attempt at a rear spoiler. It certainly looks more attractive than its key rivals, namely the Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Sunny.

2014 Honda City side


The interior of the City is not exactly awe-inspiring. It is simple motoring, with only the usual bare-bone equipment fitted in the text-book fashion; there are few surprises. The seats, however, are ergonomic and offer a great deal of side support. Beyond that though, there is an overwhelming sense that the City is just an appliance.

2014 Honda City interior


One quirky feature of the City is its reclining rear seats, meaning that there might be some excitement for passengers after all. The suspension has also been upgraded to provide a far more comfortable ride, which together with the new rigid lightweight bodywork will improve handling.

2014 Honda City antenna

What’s on offer?

The entry DX model starts at AED 57,000, while the EX begins at AED 74,000. Both models are fitted with the same 1.5 litre engine which belts out 118 horsepower. There isn’t too much of a difference between the two models, with the EX being fitted with extra tricks like chrome handles, fog lights, and aluminium wheels as opposed to steel rims.

2014 Honda City front

Summing it…

This car is an ideal company car. It is simple and functional with a fair-sized engine that will tackle urban traffic and motorways relatively well. If you’re looking for a fun car to nip around in, then buy a Jazz for the same money. If you would prefer to own a saloon then the City is a fair choice. You won’t stand out, but you won’t be disappointed.

2014 Honda City rear


Specifications2014 Honda City
Engine/ Cylinders1.5 litre / 4cyl
Max Power
118 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Max Torque
145 Nm @ 4,600 RPM
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h10.1 secs
Top speed190 km/h
PriceAED 57,000 - 74,000

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One Response to 2014 Honda City | new car review

  1. Kobe Reply

    September 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    What is the edge of City to a Yaris? The look w/c is more sporty, the cabin space w/c is huge than Corolla, the CVT versus the old fashioned auto T/M, cruise control & high end electronic control and the name Honda!

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