Price: P804,000 (1.5 E CVT) Power: 118hp @ 6,600rpm Torque: 145Nm @ 4,800rpm
They always say save the best for last, so our last stop is Honda Pasig for the City. It’s also proudly Philippine-made, and of the three cars we’ve checked out, this has the most powerful engine (gasoline), the most number of gears (CVT with seven simulated gears), the most interior space, and the most number of safety equipment. The Honda badge offers the most panache and street cred, too. And surprisingly, generous discounts are being offered on prefacelift models, a handful of which are still available. The timing couldn’t be better to check it out.
best specs; very roomy interior; available discounts
2016 model is essentially last season’s car; maintenance can be costly