2016 Honda City V MT Petrol Ownership Review - Best Executive Sedan?

19 Nov 2020 Nitin Kadian

The Honda City is one of the best selling cars in the segment and is known for its supreme reliability and a comfortable cabin. The City has always been one of the most famous vehicles in the brand's line-up. With this being said, the brand recently launched the fifth-gen model of the City and if you are in the market to buy a used fourth-gen City, here is a detailed 2016 Honda City V MT petrol ownership review which will definitely help you make a much better and an informed choice. But before we start, here are some details about the car:

Registration Year: 2016

City: Birladham, Surat

Odometer Reading: 41,000 km

2016 Honda City V MT Petrol Ownership Review


  • 1.5-L i-VTEC Engine: This engine is known for its supreme refinement and performance output which makes it fun to drive vehicle. Moreover, the top-end of this engine is impressive and there is a strong power build up as the RPMs climb up.
  • Gearbox: The gearbox is smooth and easy to use. The throws are short and the whole operation is smooth.
  • Comfortable Rear Seat: There is plenty of space at the rear, and the rear seat bench too is comfortable. The seat cushioning is spot and the back-rest is placed at a comfortable angle.
  • Premium Cabin: The plastics used inside the cabin are of great quality and the fit and finish levels too are impressive.
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  • Tick A-Pillars: The overall visibility from the driver's seat is not great and the thick a-pillar cause a major blind-spot.
  • No Rear Parking Sensors: No parking sensors were offered by the brand as a factory fitment.
  • No Rear Headrests: Rear headrests are important and play a major role in preventing injuries to the passengers. However, there are no headrests for the rear passengers which is not expected at this price point.
  • Slightly Expensive Maintenance: While the after-sales support is great, the overall service costs are on the higher side.
  • Boring Looking Alloy Wheels: The alloy wheels get a boring design and do not compliment the overall look of the vehicle.
2016 Honda City V MT Petrol Ownership Review

The average fuel economy that the owner reports from this City stands at around 13-14 kmpl in mixed usage with AC. The car is usually used inside the city while it is also used during occasional highway trips. In addition to this, driving this vehicle is not a difficult task and the suspension setup too is tuned to deliver maximum comfort. The engine is refined and the NVH levels are commendable.

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The seats are comfortable and the overall ergonomics are spot on making it an extremely practical car for daily use. There is ample amount of space at the front as well as the rear and the boot too is big enough to keep a considerable amount of luggage easily. Apart from that, there have been no major issues faced by the owner and the overall experience too has been great so far.

2016 Honda City V MT Petrol Ownership Review

If you are in the market to buy a used Honda City, do not expect to face any major issues with the vehicle. the after-sales support is great and the customers do report a positive ownership experience. However, do expect slightly expensive service bills.

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