The Honda brand is practically synonymous with world-renowned Japanese excellence and integrity. The company that built the multi-billion dollar robot ASIMO also translates its cutting edge technology to the Honda car that you purchase. It is thus that the discerning car owner takes pride in owning a Honda. Though it may a bit pricey compared to its counterpart models in Toyota, Honda cars lend an air of exclusivity as it is company policy not to sell their cars for public transportation. Furthermore, the direction of Honda is towards producing environment-friendly cars and currently, all its models are now Euro 4 compliant.
In the Philippines, Honda carries five flagship cars. These are the City, Jazz, Civic, CR-V, and Accord. The current models of Honda are now equipped with the ingenious i-VTEC engine which combines power and low fuel consumption. Also, the paddle shift feature which gives fingertip gearshift control at the steering wheel is available for all models.
The Honda City is now a full-sized sedan that best serves city driving. Having evolved from the initially cockroach-looking model about a decade ago, the City now boasts of a sleek sedan body structure that is matched with relaxed power cruising and rapid acceleration. Available in three 1.3 variants, either manual or automatic transmissions and range from Php691,000.00 to Php 771,000.00. The 1.5 variant is only available in automatic transmission and costs Php821, 000.00.
The Honda Jazz is a fun utility vehicle that traverses city streets as well as faraway provincial roads and proves that long distance driving can still be a great pleasure in a seemingly small car. It serves the traveling urbanite very well with its adjustable cargo space brought about by laying the back seats flat on the floor. The aerodynamic body of the Honda Jazz cuts air resistance and contributes to its speed and remarkable fuel efficiency. The sporty look and features of the Honda Jazz give the driver a sense of adventure and fun coupled with the reliability of excellently tested technologies. The Honda Jazz is available in 1.3 models of manual or automatic transmission, and costs Php 742,000.00 and Php 782,000.00 respectively. The 1.5 model is only available in automatic transmission and costs Php 842,000.00.
The Civic is Honda’s full-sized sedan with either a 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC or 2.0L DOHC i-VTEC engines. This sporty high performance car gives a feeling of exhilaration with its smooth driving performance and reliable acceleration brought about by its Drive-By-Wire technology. The Honda Civic is available in four 1.8L variants with manual or automatic transmissions and range from Php 873,000.00 to Php 978,000.00; and two 2.0L variants only in automatic transmission that each cost Php 1,115,000.00 and Php1,135,000.00.
The CR-V is Honda’s take on the SUV. The Honda CR-V is branded as a global SUV for crossover lifestyles that makes a strong impression on city streets and off-road trips. The CR-V is available in 2.0L 2WD models with either manual or automatic transmission and goes for Php 1,275,000.00 and Php1, 325,000.00 respectively. For more rugged off-road performance, there is also a Honda CR-V in 2.4L S-X 4WD only in automatic transmission and you can own it for Php 1,525,000.00; add another Php20,000.00 if you want this model in a more flashy Brilliant White Pearl.
Edmunds.com Review of the 2010 Honda CR-V
The majestic Accord is Honda’s top-of-the-line very upscale sedan. With a look that spells distinction and uncompromising safety features, the Honda Accord gives a sense of power and class all its own. The Honda Accord is equipped with 2.4L i-VTEC engine, 6-airbag system, and the automatic safety response of its engine system to lower to the ground in case of collision so as to prevent more damaging impact to its passengers. The Accord comes in three variants: 2.4L S A/T for Php 1, 680,000.00; 3.5L S-V A/T V6 for Php 2,030,000.00; and the same 3.5L model in Brilliant White Pearl for another Php20, 000.00.
Drive Time Review of the 2011 Honda Accord Special Edition