Honda City Color: Which hue is best for you?

Updated Jan 11, 2023 | Same topic: Best Advice for Car Buyers

This subcompact sedan is available in six colors.

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) introduced the new Honda City in the Philippines last 2020 with a new design that looks snazzy for an economical option in the market. That said, it is just right to choose the perfect body color option for your subcompact sedan to further highlight the design changes of the fifth-generation model.

Honda City RS in Crystal Black Pearl

Honda City RS Crystal Black Pearl

If you are thinking of buying the Honda City, then considering its body color should be at the top of your list considering that repainting cost quite some money. The Honda City 2021 colors offered in the Philippines total to six options. However, not every color is available to all variants.

So with that being said, we have listed down all of the available color options offered by HCPI in its subcompact sedan entry in the country. Take note that unlike some models in the local market, the colors offered for the Honda City don’t come with an extra cost so you should choose the option that you truly want.

Honda City 1.5 S MT

We’ll start this list off with the body color options of the base variant of the Japanese subcompact sedan. The Honda City colors for the 1.5 S MT variant includes three option, namely the Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, and Taffeta White, making this variant the one that offers the least options.

Honda City in Taffeta White

Honda City Taffeta White

Both the door handles and door mirrors in the base variant are body-colored so you don’t have to worry much about contrasting colors. But you have to keep in mind that the front grille is designed with a chrome finish, while parts of the front fascia are designed in black.

With those exterior details in mind, opting for the 2021 Honda City in Crystal Black Pearl could be a good choice to highlight the chrome grille up front. Since the door handles and door mirrors are body-colored, you will get an all-black appeal which creates a premium and sophisticated look, if you are a fan of that.

Honda City in Modern Steel Metallic

Honda City Modern Steel Metallic

If you are not a fan of black, then you can opt for a lighter body color offered by the Taffeta White. Only the S MT and S CVT offer this type of body color. You can enjoy the benefits of owning a white car if you pick this body color including a cleaner look as dirt, scratches, and dust are likely to be hidden from sight, and it reflects sunlight which can keep the cabin cooler, especially during the summer season.

Honda City 1.5 S CVT

Second option on this list is the Honda City 1.5 S CVT which comes with a total of four color options. You can drive home the subcompact sedan in one of the following body color options: Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Taffeta White, and Ignite Red Metallic.

Just like the baseline variant, the exterior details of the Honda City S CVT are still body-colored. The only difference between this variant and the first one on the list is that this is offered with two news options which are the Lunar Silver Metallic and Ignite Red Metallic.

Honda City in Luna Silver Metallic

Honda City Luna Silver Metallic

So if you are that type of person who doesn’t want his/her car to look like the most affordable option, then you should go for either the Lunar Silver Metallic and Ignite Red Metallic. But considering that the grille in this variant is finished in chrome as well, opting for the Lunar Silver Metallic should complement the front fascia.

The Honda City color in Lunar Silver Metallic is the choice to go if you want a bright color, but not as bright as the appearance offered by the Taffeta White. If the Lunar Silver Metallic doesn’t appeal to you, then you can go for the Ignite Red Metallic which provides an aggressive and sportier finish to the overall design.

Honda City 1.5 V CVT

HCPI is also offering the Honda City 1.5 V CVT, a variant that comes with color options such as the Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, and Ignite Red Metallic. Looking at the options, the only new and exclusive body color that is not available to the lower S variants is the Platinum White Pearl.

Honda City in Platinum White Pearl

Honda City Platinum White Pearl

The Platinum White Pearl body color replaces the Taffeta White in the roster. Comparing the two white colors, the Platinum White Pearl looks less bright as compared to the Taffeta White. However, the Platinum White Pearl helps highlight the subcompact sedan’s aggressive character lines better, as well as its standard chrome door handles.

In addition, it is designed with ivory trims in the interior, an exclusive feature available in this variant only. That said, opting for the Honda City color in Platinum White Pearl body color is arguably the best pick. The Platinum White Pearl body color complements the distinctive interior of the said variant.

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Honda City 1.5 RS CVT

Last but certainly not least, the flagship Honda City 1.5 RS CVT. The Japanese automaker offers its top-of-the-line variant with four namely color options, namely Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, and Ignite Red Metallic.

Honda City RS in Crystal Black Pearl

Honda City RS Crystal Black Pearl

As the name suggests, the Honda City RS comes with variant-exclusive RS body kits that provide a sportier look to the exterior design. These RS variants are finished in high gloss black so opting for either the Crystal Black Pearl or the Ignite Red Metallic may be your best option specifically for this variant.

The Honda City finished in color black catered by the Crystal Black Pearl option should make your subcompact sedan look elegant with touches of sportiness. If you think that the Crystal Black Pearl is too dark in your taste, then the Modern Steel Metallic could be the most ideal exterior paint for you.

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Honda City RS in Ignite Red Metallic

Honda City RS Ignite Red Metallic

But perhaps the best Honda City color option for the RS variant is the Ignite Red Metallic. The interior of the flagship variant comes with red stitching and trims which can be found in different areas such as the steering wheel, seats, instrument gauge, cluster, and more. Opting for the Ignite Red Metallic should complement the exclusive red trims in the cabin, creating a oneness inside and out.

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Know more about Honda City 2023

Honda City

The 2024 Honda City is a subcompact sedan. In the Philippine market, its four variants are City E, City S, City V, and City RS—the prices for these range from Php 973,000 to Php 1,128,000. 

Size-wise, the refreshed City for 2024 is 4,580mm long, 1,748mm wide, and 1,467mm in height. The RS trim is a bit longer at 4,589mm. All trims then get a wheelbase length of 2,600mm and a ground clearance of 134mm. 

Under its hood is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to its front wheels via a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

Locally, the Honda City competes against the Toyota Vios, Mitsubishi Mirage G4, Mazda3, Nissan Almera, Hyundai Accent, MG 5, etc. 

₱ 973,000 - ₱ 1,128,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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