I met a very accommodating sales executive named Mark of Honda Cars Global City and he let me take the all new 2014 Honda City for a spin. I particularly liked it when he said "Pwede natin iharurot 'to ma'am." He gave me the green light to floor it. That made me like him more. :)
So let's get down to my not so expert opinion on the all new 2014 Honda City shall we?
Compared to the last model, the things I noticed were the different grill and the presence of fog lamps. The fog lamps added a sporty touch. I prefer the old grill though. I have always liked that grill, it was very sporty and I don't know why but it reminded me of the robots in Transformers. The new one is all chrome, one thick line, way more simpler. I wish they had injected a little more sport into it. But Mark said the Modulo variant had a sportier grill so I'd like to see that.
The new ass is sexier though. That rear bumper looks sporty but that chrome detail and those sleek tail lights make it look elegant.
I loved the cockpit! Right off the bat, those gauges are eye candy. A far upgrade from the last Honda City model. I liked how they kept the tachometer and speedometer analog too.
Check it out, located behind the center console are 2 power outlets. Yes people in the backseat, in the 2014 Honda City, you can charge now!
Radio controls on the steering wheel.
|Of course, the push start engine ignition.|
|A very spacious trunk space. Wider opening too compared to the previous model.|
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I also noticed how silent the engine was. I didn't know the engine was running until I went inside the car. According to Mark, the sound deadening in this new City was better now because Honda adapted it from the Accord, which is a luxury car. Good call, Honda.
Another feature on the 2014 City that I really really loved was how they mixed sport with economy. On the shift knob, you have your usual P, D, N, R. But this time you get an S. Oh yes, that S stands for Sport baby. Mark asked me to floor the gas then shift it to S. I heard that 1.5 engine roar. And it was pretty fast! I think Mark didn't expect I would floor it that way. Ha ha! I loved how the engine responded and the brakes compensated very well. Really perfect for that spirited driving. I wanted to use that sport mode with the paddle shifts but I don't think Mark would have allowed me anymore. He he.
The prices are the same as the previous Honda City model with 1.3 engines. So I think it's a good deal.
So... I guess that's it for my day in the City. Get it? Ahaha haha ha h... never mind. I give the 2014 Honda City a big thumbs up. I would recommend it to anyone who would like a fuel efficient family car but enjoys the occasional spirited driving. Kudos Honda!