5 considerable alternatives to the Honda Civic 2018 in the Philippines

Jun 13, 2018
Philkotse.com nominates 5 alternatives to the Honda Civic 2018 in PH.

Being considered as one of the most convenient and powerful cars on the market, the Honda Civic has long become a reliable car model to consumers around the world. Debuted in the mid-1970s, the Civic has now become the trump card of Honda in the segment. In addition, the Honda Civic might confidently satisfy any demanding customer due to its regular update and refinements for each market.

Many car experts agree that a lot of Civic users stay loyal to this model. However, there are many tempting new alternatives to the Honda Civic 2018 that catch the eyes of young customers with particular preferences for adventure and exploration.

Let’s take a look at 5 alternatives to the Honda Civic 2018 that are currently available in the market:

1. Kia Soul 2018 - P995,000  

Score: 8.9/10

In terms of capacity and fuel efficiency, the small Kia Soul hatchback is inferior to the Honda Civic 2018. However, the Soul has a higher reliability score than the Civic. Therefore, this is a suitable model for those who want to buy a cheap, unassuming car. The luggage compartment is also a plus of the Kia Soul with a 42.5L capacity. Its starting price is P995,000 lower than that of the Honda Civic.

Kia Soul 2018 angular front

The Soul has a higher reliability score than the Civic

Kia Soul 2018 price in the Philippines
 Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Kia Soul 1.6 SL 6MT VGT DSL P975,000 P995,000 P20,000
Kia Soul 1.6 DL DCT VGT DSL P1,170,000 P1,198,000 P28,000
Kia Soul 1.6 GL DCT VGT DSL P1,240,000 P1,285,000 P45,000

2. Mazda 3 2018 - P1,058,000

Score: 8.5/10

The Mazda 3 is a good alternative to the Honda Civic 2018 for those who want a bit more economical car. Like the Civic, the Mazda 3 has both sedan and hatchback versions and is one of the most exciting car models to drive. It even surpasses the Honda Civic in terms of steering and cornering. Getting a cheaper price is an outstanding advantage of the Mazda 3 over its competitors in the Philippine market. Therefore, Mazda 3 is always the top choice in the segment of the C-class sedan in our country. 

2018 Mazda 3 front view

The 2018 Mazda 3 has an advantage over the Honda Civic thanks to its attractive price

Mazda 3 2018 price in the Philippines
Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Mazda 3 1.5 V 4DR P998,000 P1,058,000 P60,000
Mazda 3 1.5 V 5DR P1,018,000 P1,078,000 P60,000
Mazda 3 2.0 R 4DR P1,248,000 P1,270,000 P22,000
Mazda 3 2.0 R 5DR P1,268,000 P1,290,000 P22,000
Mazda 3 2.0 R Speed 5DR P1,398,000 P1,490,000 P92,000

3. Hyundai Elantra 2018 - P918,000

Score: 8.5/10

Although the Hyundai Elantra has several shortcomings that have been identified by the loyal fans of the Honda Civic 2018, it is still a worthy car thanks to its high reliability score, five-year engine warranty, and within-ten-year transmission system warranty. Moreover, the starting price of the Elantra is P918,000 lower than the that of the Civic. In the Philippines, the Hyundai Elantra price ranges from P918,000 to P1,178,000. 

Hyundai Elantra 2018 angular front

In the Philippines, the Hyundai Elantra price ranges from P918,000 to P1,178,000

Hyundai Elantra 2018 price in the Philippines
 Model  2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Hyundai Elantra 2.0 GLS AT P1,158,000 P1,178,000 P20,000
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 GL AT P1,018,000 P1,018,000 0
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 GL MT P918,000 P918,000 0
Hyundai Elantra 2.0 GL AT Limited Edition P1,038,000 P1,070,000 P32,000

4. Chevrolet Cruze 2018 – P858,000

Score: 8.6/10

In spite of being a quite comprehensive compact model with a reasonable price, the Chevrolet Cruze has often been ignored by the general consumers. However, this car offers the possibility of great fuel efficiency and smoother operation than many of its competitors. In addition, the car also features the Teen Driver Safety System originally as a characteristic of Chevrolet car models, which helps parents restrict the “stealthy driving” of their children.

Chevrolet Cruze 2018 on the road

This car offers the possibility of great fuel efficiency and smoother operation than many of its competitors

Chevrolet Cruze 2018 price in the Philippines
 Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Chevrolet Cruze 1.8 L MT P858,000 P858,000 0
Chevrolet Cruze 1.8 LS AT P963,000 P963,000 0
Chevrolet Cruze 1.8 LT AT P1,103,888 P1,103,888 0

5. Ford Focus 2017 – P1,088,000

Score: 8.4/10

With a starting price P1,088,000 which is lower than the Civic, the Ford Focus is a perfect choice for people with a tight budget. In fact, it is probable that the greatest strength of Focus is its competitive price. Compared to its competitors with constant changes in their designs, the Focus seems to reveal its shortcomings.

Ford Focus 2018 angular front

Compared to its competitors with constant changes in their designs, the Focus seems to reveal its shortcomings

Ford Focus Hatchback 2018 price in the Philippines
Model  2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Ford Focus Hatchback 1.5 EcoBoost Sport AT P1,088,000 P1,088,000 0
Ford Focus Hatchback 1.5 EcoBoost Sport+ AT P1,278,000 P1,278,000 0

Hopefully, you shall have more options to consider when looking for alternatives to the Honda Civic 2018 through this article on Philkotse.com.

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