2021 Honda City Review

Starting at PKR 2,747,000/-

2021 Honda City
2021 Honda City


Pakistan Sahulat Rating: 8.5/10

HighsLowsVerdict
Facelifted, Good Rear Leg Room and Spacious Cabin.
Less exterior noise inside the cabin.
Good boot storage, Good Fuel Economy
Eurostar Tires(low quality), Less Horsepower than the previous model.
Priced higher as compared to enhancements.
Expensive Spare Parts
Overall a good family car.
A bit pricey than the competitors in the market.

Over view of 2021 Honda City:

The Front view of new City
The Front view of the new City

The much-awaited 2021 Honda City in Pakistan is launched in Pakistan as a 6th generation. Here in this article, we provide a detailed review of the vehicle. This generation was released in 2014 around the world. While Honda City the global release was a seventh-generation which would have attracted more audience.

This 2021 Honda City gets some facelift with the front grill with a big chrome logo over the honeycomb mesh grille providing resemblance to Honda Civic.

It comes in 2 engine variants of 1.2 Base and 1.5 Aspire version. Front-wheel drive will be standard in Honda City.

Updated tech features such as retractable side mirrors, LCD panels along with audio controls, cruise control, on the steering wheel have been widely welcomed by the buyers as it faces competition in the market from Toyota Yaris, Changan Alsvin, and Proton Saga.

Ranking among the competitors:

What’s new in 2021-22 Honda City?

New features in 2021 Honda City
New features in 2021 Honda City

The city has a facelift for 2021 and 2022 with a redesigned interior that of similar to the imported version of Honda Grace.

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Like previous generations of Honda City 2021 and 2022 models will be offered in sedan version only. It has plenty of upgrades from the previous version, such as retractable side mirrors in all variants, higher ground clearance CVT transmission.

What we are missing in this 2021 Honda City is the 7th generation especially the sportier RS hatchback version of Honda City and its vibrant colors.

Pricing guide and Buying Recommendations:

Our recommendation for a budget purpose is a Base 1.2 CVT Trim of the 2021 Honda City which comes with audio control on the steering wheel.

But if budget permits then the top of the range 2021 Honda City Aspire 1.5L with much better interior and infotainment panels, leather interior and push start, and other features.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance:

The new City model has 1.2L and 1.5L engine variants
The new City model has 1.2L and 1.5L engine variants

Even though the facelift and interior redesigned aspect, the 2021 Honda City comes with a reduced engine of 1.2L producing 88 hp at 6000 RPM and 110 NM of torque at 4800 RPM.

The top of the range 2021 Honda City comes with a 1.5L engine producing a 118 hp and 145 Nm Torque. The 2021 Honda City is solely offered in a front-wheel drive train.

The 1.2L variant has an MT and CVT transmission while the 1.5L comes with a CVT transmission as a medium specs range vehicle and the top of the range Aspire comes with both CVT and Manual Transmission.

The 1.2L CVT transmission variant takes 11.50 seconds to reach 100 km/h while top of the line Aspire 1.5L variant with CVT transmission takes around 10.02 seconds to reach 100 km/h.

One of the key features introduced in 2021 Honda city is that they have cruise control in their 1.5 and Aspire variants.

Cruise Control is a new feature in Aspire 1.5L
Cruise Control is a new feature in Aspire 1.5L

Fuel Economy of 2021 Honda City:

As per the claim from the company the new 2021 Honda City provides a fuel economy of 12 to 14 km/l in the city and 20 to 22 km/l on highways and a combined fuel economy of 16 to 18 km/l.

Exterior of 2021 Honda City:

Halogen Headlights with DRL (Daytime Running Light) of new City
Halogen Headlights with DRL (Daytime Running Light)

This version of Honda City has dual-barrel halogen headlamps and integrated LED daytime running lights in all of its variants.

The Aspire variant has additional fog lamps while the base variants are deprived of it.

The 1.2 variant comes with the body-color door handles while the Aspire version comes with the chrome door handles and smart entry system.

A micro pole antenna is fitted in the base variants while the Aspire variant has a body-color shark fin antenna.

One striking feature which has been widely welcomed by the audience is the retractable mirrors which is now a standard feature in all variants.

Auto-retractable side mirrors is now a standard feature across all variants
Auto-retractable side mirrors is now a standard feature across all variants

The top of the range Aspire version comes with 15 inches Alloy wheels while all other versions have steel wheels with wheel covers.

One notable thing about the exterior is that due to complaints of ground clearance in previous versions of Honda City this time, they increased the ground clearance to 172mm which is unusual when looked at in comparison to the wheels provided with the vehicle

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo of 2021 Honda City:

The new city has a more welcoming interior with respect to its previous models. A metallic finish in the base variants is standard with seat adjustability options.

On the other hand, the Aspire version has a more sophisticated interior with leather seats. Up to 8cup holders are present including 2 at the center console along with small places to stash up the phones.

The speedometer cluster seems to be very similar to Honda BRV.

The day and night view of meter cluster
The day and night view of meter cluster

The rear legroom is much enhanced and is one of the best so far in this category of subcompact cars. The city has a bigger cargo bay space of 521 ltr capacity as compared to its previous models.

Interior and cargo space in new Honda City
Interior and cargo space in new Honda City

For the first time, AC vents are introduced in the Aspire variant of the city for rear passengers.

Infotainment and Connectivity:

The infotainment system of City 1.2L
The infotainment system of City 1.2L

The Honda City 1.2 variants come with a standard 7.0 inches touchscreen radio panel.

On the other hand, Aspire variants have a 9.0 inches android panel with connectivity options to the phones and hotspots. All 4 doors have speakers installed.

Safety Features:

Dual SRS airbags

Finally a much-awaited and demanded feature of SRS airbags are included as a safety feature of the 2021 Honda City.

ABS and EBD are standard security features in all variants of the vehicle.

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage:

Honda provides a 3 year – 75000 km warranty whichever comes first.

Honda provides 3 Years or 75000 km warranty on all of its City variants
Honda provides 3 Years or 75000 km warranty on all of its City variants

Conclusion:

If we ignore the price tag for a moment, then we can say this vehicle is definitely the better in its class and category in the market. The rear passenger legroom and boot storage bay are a plus point. We can easily say it is the better family car in this category of a subcompact car.

But if we compare the price tag to that of the competitors such as Toyota Yaris, Changan Alsvin, and Proton Saga, then this vehicle is for sure priced more than the market. One negative of the 2021 Honda City is that it’s the 6th generation which was launched in the rest of the world in 2014 so it’s an outdated model which the manufacturers have provided to Pakistan.

The manufacturers should have completely skipped the 6th generation model and launched the 7th generation Honda City in Pakistan which would for sure gather more audience and could have clean swept the market competition.

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