2024 Honda City Old vs New: Spot the differences

Updated Jul 17, 2023 | Same topic: Old vs New: Spot the Differences

The newer model gets a far beefier safety kit.

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. released the 2024 City for the local market with four variants: the RS, V, S, and E. The model in general gets several notable changes to its exterior design, plus its safety kit of all of its variants was beefed up significantly.

The 2022 Honda City RS

The 2022 Honda City RS

So how does the refreshed model compare to the outgoing version of the City in a more general sense? Let’s find out by comparing the new 2024 Honda City against the old pre-facelift version to find out.

The 2024 Honda City

The 2024 Honda City RS

2024 Honda City Old Vs New: Exterior

When it comes to appearance, the older version of the Honda City which was released in 2021 bore a thicker grille slat. The new model gets a slimmer slat with a slightly wider grille. Furthermore, the shape of the old City’s LED headlamps and daytime running lamps was more conservative, while the new one gets a sharper-looking set.

Honda City RS old rear

Outgoing model from the rear

The lower bumper of the new City also gets a more angular design. This is seen on both corners of the lower intake. The old one’s lower front section, in contrast, assumed a more subdued look though it had a mesh-type cover as well.

The side portions of the new City don’t appear to depart much from the pre-facelift version. It gets the same character lines and the same outline for its windows. The rear though, gets a revised pair of LED taillights which pops out of the vehicle’s contours giving it more depth.

New model from the rear

New model from the rear

Also new to the 2024 City is the set of wheels equipped on the RS trim. It’s still a spoked design, but it looks a bit more complex than the old four-spoke set on the previous version.

2024 Honda City Old Vs New: Interior

Not much has changed inside the refreshed City. Just like the old model, it gets the same knob-type air-conditioning layout, the same dashboard design, and an identical center console. Most of the changes are found on the RS trim. Specifically, it gets new garnish colors and its instrument cluster was updated.

Old City RS from the inside

Old City RS from the inside

Most of the new car’s interior convenience features, however, were carried over from the old version. These include an analog gauge cluster, a manually adjustable driver ‘seat, a push-to-start button, a tilt and telescopic steering column, etc.

City RS interior

A peek inside the refreshed version

2024 Honda City Old vs New: Tech & Safety

The biggest difference between the old and new models is that all trims of the Honda City now get Honda Sensing. This places it as an arguably safer ride compared to its predecessor.

2022 City RS from the side

2022 City RS from the side

For those unfamiliar, the Honda Sensing is the brand’s proprietary advanced driver assist kit. It includes adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, lane departure braking, auto high beams, and lead car departure notification.

Both the old and new City models also get what you’d expect from a modern vehicle. All trims now come with dual front airbags and side airbags. Only the RS and the V get a reverse camera, while the RS is the only trim that comes standard with side curtain airbags.

2024 City RS from the side

2024 City from the side (V variant shown)

In addition to more safety equipment, the new City (RS, V, and S) also gets a better infotainment system. It’s still an eight-inch unit just like the old model, but its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity software can now function wirelessly.

2024 Honda City Old vs New: Engine

The new Honda City is identical to the older version when it comes to powertrains. Under the hood, both the old and new models use a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that outputs 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. Both versions also get continuously variable transmissions sending power to their front wheels.

The old and new Honda City gets the same 1.5-liter engine (2024 City RS variant shown)

The old and new Honda City gets the same 1.5-liter engine (2024 City RS variant shown)

Honda also didn’t revise anything on the new City where suspensions and brakes are concerned. Like the old model, the new City still uses a MacPherson strut for the front and a torsion beam for the rear. It also carried over the pre-facelift model’s front disc brake, rear drum brake, and hand-operated parking brake.

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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


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