2015 Honda City | new car review

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 by
2015 Honda City
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • Good
AEDAED 57,000 - 66,000
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

  • 2015
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  • Last modified: December 22, 2014
  • Exterior
    Editor: 65%
    User: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 65%
    User: 100%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
    User: 85%
  • Features
    Editor: 65%
    User: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
    User: 85%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 75%
    User: 95%

Review Summary:

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

Pros

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

Cons

* Company car status.

Looks

The 2015 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

Feels

The interior of the City is not exactly awe-inspiring. It is simple motoring, with only the usual bare-bone equipment fitted in text-book fashion; there are few surprises. Although, credit must be given to them for the touchscreen infotainment display and capacitive touch switches for the A/C control system. A dash of creativity, I’d say.

2014 Honda City interior

Engineering

One quirky feature of the 2015 Honda 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 66,000. Both models are fitted with the same 1.5 litre engine which belts out 115 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. If you would prefer to own a saloon, however, then the City is a fair choice. You won’t stand out, but you won’t be disappointed.

2014 Honda City rear

Specifications

 
Specifications2015 Honda City
Engine/ Cylinders1.5 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
115 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
145 Nm @ 4,600 RPM
TranmissionCVT
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h11.5 secs
Top speed190 km/h
PriceAED 57,000 - 66,000

3 Responses to 2015 Honda City | new car review

  1. shameer Reply

    April 2, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    nice

  2. KG Reply

    January 24, 2015 at 10:54 am

    • Exterior
      90%
    • Interior
      100%
    • Quality
      85%
    • Features
      90%
    • Performance
      85%
    • Value for money
      95%
    • Rated 5 stars

    Staying under 60K. This car is the best. More Seating/Storage capacity, excellent features with elegant design.

    CVT transmission is simply the best and this would make you forget your 60K you spend for buying this car.

    one thing i wish for is AWD instead of FWD

    • Pankaj Dev

      Pankaj Dev Reply

      January 25, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Do you really need an AWD version in a small car like this one? Would you be willing to pay more for this option?

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