The reason for sedans to stand unique amongst all car models is their unique style and design. A sedan car comes with three separate compartments or most commonly known as three-box configuration.
Also known as saloon cars, here a separate compartment is given to the engine, cargo and passenger. The seating compartment comes with four doors which means you cannot get inside the car through the trunk.
The sedan cars often have shallow ground clearance which ensures more stability as they have a low centre of gravity. This makes the sedan much safer as it is unlikely to roll over by any chance.
Why should I go for Honda?
For nearly seven decades Honda cars have topped the charts in almost every category. Buying a vehicle from this Japanese automaker is an excellent investment as you will be spending your money sensibly when it comes to quality, reliability, fuel economy and outstanding workmanship.
Here are some of the features which makes Honda stand out amongst its competitors.
Honda comes with several state of the art safety features. Honda Civic and Odyssey are the top pics when it comes to safety features.
2. Award-winning company
You would perhaps be surprised to know that this car manufacturer has received more awards than any other brand on the market.
The award list is quite extensive which includes titles such as “Best Buy Award”, “Best Overall Non-luxury Brand”, “Top Safety Pick” and “Greenest Automaker”.
Honda cars are built to last for a long time, and it has been time tested as you could see several used cars in the market.
Several customer surveys have ranked the Honda car manufacturer as number one in reliability for the last eight years and running.
4. Resale value
Several models of Honda cars such as Accord, Civic, Fit, CR-V have received resale value awards.
5. Fuel efficient
Honda cars well know when it comes to fuel efficiency. Several models have an average mileage of 18-20 Km/L.
Honda Sedan models available in Malaysia
Following are the models available with authorised Honda dealers in Malaysia:
1. Honda Accord
Honda Accord is referred to as the most impressive of all Honda cars. Ever since the car was introduced in 1976, it was a huge hit, winning the hearts of several car buyers due to its fuel efficiency and simple design.
This car offers a level of comfort that will keep you relaxed even for the longest of drives. The dual-zone climate control acts as an added advantage.
The safety features include:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Departure Warning
- Collision Mitigation Braking System
- Road Departure Mitigation System etc.
The car offers seating for five with plenty of legroom. It has a passenger volume of 105.6 cubic feet, 39.5-inch headroom in the front and 37.3 inches in the rear.
The trunk space is 16.7 cubic feet to place all your belongings. If you need an extra room, you could fold down your rear sets to bring in an additional room.
The base engine is a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, paired with a CVT. It produces 194 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.
The other option is a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine which can generate up to 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque at its maximum capacity.
This is the first car to pass strict Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle standards.
Honda Accord has made its mark as a revolutionary car in the auto industry with its performance, value and lasting power.
2. Honda Civic
The Honda Civic incorporates a wide variety of shapes and design to give a stunning look to its interior.
The infotainment screen placed on top of the dashboard allows the users to easily position the screen for a great viewability. The interior is highly vibrant-looking with beautifully placed air vents and storage shelves located slightly above the shifter.
Honda Civic has several safety features such as:
- full-speed radar cruise control
- lane-departure warning
- Automatic emergency braking
- Pedestrian detection
Te Civic comes with a four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine for Sport trims and versions. The LX delivers an output power of 158 hp, while the Sport version delivers 138 hp.
Most iterations of Civic come with a CVT of 30 mpg city, 38 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined.
The high power engines give an output of 158 hp, while that for Sport version is 138 hp.
3. Honda City
The new Honda City is truly an engineering marvel. The new Honda City comes with high tensile strength and a stiffer roof section.
When it comes to the subject matter of style, we could say that the city has put the benchmark. The new Honda City gives a more grown-up feel when it comes to the interior.
The cabin has lots of space for passengers to have sufficient legroom.
The vehicle is powered by a 1.5L engine with 120PS and 145Nm of torque. The hybrid version gives a more power output of 137PS and 170Nm of torque.
Honda City has lots of safety features such as anti-locking braking system (ABS), parking sensors, brake assist, crash sensor, emergency stop signal and vehicle stability control system.
This vehicle has a petrol tank for 40L. You will be able to get 23km/l for the diesel version and 14.3km/l for the manual petrol version.
4. Honda Type R
For 2020 Honda has unleashed a more updated version of its Civic R with innovative technology and styling tweaks.
This new version has improved its suspension for an enhanced ride and comfort, reduced friction and enhanced steering.
The rear bushings of Honda Type R will ensure a better grip at the corners. The new and improved disk brake and brake pads are engineered to perform at a better speed.
This car comes with a new ‘Sensing’ driver assistance package. This includes several safety features such as traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assistance.
The Type R has a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged engine making the same power and torque output at 320hp and 400Nm.
It comes in three different driving modes. They are Comfort, Sport and R+.
That adjusts the sound control as power the preference of the driver.
How to Choose a Honda Sedan car for you?
As mentioned above, Honda offers a wide range of sedans with various styles and features. So does the selling price.
You need to have a realistic budget for a sedan to help you narrow down your options.
Consider the following points when you’re researching on a Honda sedan car for your next purchase:
1. How much money can you spend?
Evaluate the amount of budget that you will be able to spend on car payments. Make sure to consider the state sales tax, interest rate that you expect to receive etc. Visit your nearest Authorised Honda dealer to know about the latest prices of each. Consider the following as a part of your budget planning:
1.1 Calculate the repair and maintenance cost
While calculating, make sure that you leave enough money to meet these costs.
1.2 Increase the down payment
Make sure that you pay as much down payment as possible since it will help to improve the overall affordability when you pay the installments later.
2. Safety features
Sedan cars have the lowest injury and death rate on the road. These cars are a unique blend of safety features, protective structure and manoeuvrability.
Since the safety features may vary depending on the models, it is vital to check the safety ratings, consumer reports and various crash test assessments.
All new sedans from Honda have front and side curtain airbags, seatbelts in all seating positions. Look out for the following:
2.1 Adaptive cruise control
Helps the driver to set the desired speed and maintain a desired following interval to a vehicle detected ahead.
2.2 Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
Honda developed this technology to reduce the severity of a frontal impact. This system automatically induces the brakes whenever there is a chance of collision.
2.3 Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
Use visual and audible warning to alert the driver of a potentially dangerous situation ahead.
2.4 Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
This is another fantastic Honda technology to proactively keep the vehicle inside a detected lane. If your car moves away from a detected lane, the car will use steering power to guide the vehicle back into the detected lane.
2.5 Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
Here, a set of forward-facing cameras are used to identify the lane marks and keep the car running within the desired lanes.
If you have to carry a bulky cargo, all you have to do is fold down the rear seat to bring in more space.
Honda cars are the best in the class when it comes to features. Say, for example, the new version of Honda sedans have features like an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Play or Apple car play.
Additional features such as Voice-command assist, Voice satellite Navigation, Vehicle security alerts-New updated Honda Connect, Geo-fencing, remote ignitions, Driving behaviour patterns adds to the charm.
Several Honda sedans such as the Honda Civic, Honda Accord etc. offer plenty of leg space for a long and comfortable ride.
Honda City offers exceptional legroom that is enough for a 6ft tall passenger.
All Honda models get the love and care that they deserve at an authorised service centre. Visit your nearest authorised service centre to know more about the service and maintenance cost of each model, accident repair services and costs, and, about the packages (like Honda Insurance Plus) available, etc.
Each component of Honda sedan cars is a result of years of testing, engineering and development. Sedan cars are the best when it comes to road safety and comfort.
In this article, we have covered various sedan models from Honda.
You could carefully choose the one best suited for you based on your unique needs and enjoy the comforts that the Brand has always offered.