Honda’s small cars are popular among those who are car shopping on a budget. Even though they are smaller in size, Honda has worked on the interior of their small cars to provide spaciousness and comfort. It is quite incredible to see the number of features that Honda has managed to fit in their small cars.
If you are looking for a car on a budget, or just need something easy to run about in, then Honda’s small cars are definitely the recommended ones. These cars are also the perfect choice for students who are heading off to study.
While options may be limited, Honda still delivers on quality, reliability and durability for their cars in this category.
Type of small cars
Small cars can be cute and fun, especially if you are young. Small cars are usually:
- Hatchbacks – These are excellent for city driving as well as quick trips that you need to make. They are easy to maneuver and park, especially in tight spots.
- Coupes – These are 2 door cars. While they are enjoyable to ride in, coupes are not really suitable for families or if you have to carry a lot of things as interior space is limited.
- Sedans – While still considered a small car, sedans tend to have more space than hatchbacks and coupes. Go for these if you have a small family and on a tight budget.
Characteristics of small Honda cars
So what do these small Honda cars offer that set them apart?
- Honda is a car manufacturer that is known to make vehicles that have excellent fuel efficiency. Small Honda cars are no exception to this. As petrol bills are part and parcel of owning a car, those who choose to purchase these will be able to enjoy big petrol bill savings.
- While small cars will never be on par in terms of power when compared to larger vehicles, Honda ones still pack a punch for their size and capacity. You will definitely be able to zoom around in the city and even travel long distances when you choose Honda.
- Many people decide on which car to buy based on their budget. Small Honda cars are priced very reasonably. Compared to other cars of the same category, the brand offers so much more in terms of quality and features. If you are on a tight budget, a small Honda car would make an appealing purchase.
The Honda Jazz is a stylish hatchback that is fun and happy, with a sparkling personality to match. It’s a car that is appealing to those who are young or let’s just say, those who are young at heart.
Honda has created an amazing interior for the Jazz. With ULTRA seats, you can carry almost anything in this small car. If you need to carry long objects, all you have to do is recline the front passenger seats and lower the rear seats.
The Tall Mode allows you to increase floor to ceiling space by flipping the rear seats up. If you need boot space, simply flatten both the rear seats. By doing so, the Jazz can even carry an adult size bicycle.
Storage space is also aplenty with the large glove compartment. The Honda Jazz also has up to 9 cup holders!
The interior of this car also features an LCD meter cluster, touch panel air conditioning, a hands-free phone steering switch, touchscreen display audio and HDMI connectivity. You will definitely never get tired of ‘playing’ with these tech innovations.
The 2020 Honda Jazz has a newly designed front bumper that gives it a streamlined look. You will also find energy-efficient LED DRL daytime lights that work to enhance your visibility on the front of the car.
On the rear, it makes a statement with a stylish Tailgate Spoiler that is integrated with third brake light. The striking rear LED combi lights add a sporty touch to the car.
As for the wheels, there are the 16-inch dual-tone wheels for the V variant while the S, E and Hybrid variant gets 15 inch alloy wheels. The car’s ‘smart entry’ enables you to get into the car without having the key in your hand.
This car has a 1.5L i-VTEC engine and continuous variable transmission (CVT). Fuel efficiency is excellent. With Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology and ECON mode, fuel consumption can be as low as 5.8L/100km. The car offers a smooth driving experience and with the paddle shift and cruise control, driving with the Jazz is almost effortless.
Honda does not skimp on its state of the art safety technology even with their small cars. The Honda Jazz has safety features such as the Vehicle Safety Assist (VSA) that will help you to stay on track when you are driving around tight corners. The Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS) help to prevent accidents from occuring.
It also has a small 5.4m turning radius, which means that you do not have to worry if you find yourself having to maneuver out of a tight spot.
There are also 3 point ELR seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters as well as up to 6 airbags to keep passengers as safe as possible.
The Honda City is a small sedan that is suitable for individuals as well as small families. It is an all-rounder that is excellent for city driving.
For a small car, the City boasts a spacious cabin that has been designed with comfort and convenience in mind. There are 8 cup holders and 60:40 foldable rear seats.
There is 536L of trunk space, making it the largest trunk in its class. Leather seats are available in the V variants.
Modern and innovative, the City has hands free telephone switch, a push start button, an elegant meter cluster as well as Bluetooth call function for all its models.
If you purchase the E and V variants, you’ll also be able to enjoy a touch panel auto air conditioning, rear ventilation air conditioning and mobile pockets, 6.8-inch display audio and audio HDMI connectivity.
The Honda City is a stunning style statement. It comes with bright LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, sleek LED taillights, and front LED fog lights.
On the rear, you’ll find an enhanced ducktail spoiler with built-in LED brake lights. On the sides, there are auto retractable side mirrors with turning lights.
The shark fin antenna and dual-tone alloy wheels just add to the car’s stylish exterior. There is also smart entry which enables you to enter your car without having the key in your hand.
The Honda City features a 1.5L i-VTEC engine paired with Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology CVT, ensuring that your ride will be a smooth one. At 5.7L/100km, the fuel efficiency of this car is amazing.
Additionally, the Econ Mode and Eco Assist both help with fuel efficiency as well as reducing the environmental impact of this car. Paddle shift and cruise control are available only in the E and V variants of this car.
You will be able to fully enjoy the drive knowing that the Honda City is safeguarded with a whole lot of safety features. This car as up to six airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Stop Signal as well as the anti-locking braking system.
The Honda City is made with G Force Control body frame absorbs impact during a collision. There are also 3 point ELR seat belts that work to prevent forward motion and reduce pressure on the chest area.
Multi angle reverse cameras are available in the V variant and if you have a child, you will be glad to know that the CITY has ISO FIX in which you can safely install your car seat according to global safety standards.
The Honda HR-V is a powerful sporty vehicle that is fuel-efficient, with class-leading space. The drive of this car is excellent and it is suitable for people of all ages.
Every detail in this car is designed to make you feel the thrill of this bold, sporty car. Despite its small size, the HR-V has class-leading space. Honda has been incredibly generous with the cabin space and we dare say that it’s the biggest you will find in the compact SUV class.
The low floor and wide opening from the back mean that there is ample trunk space. Premium leather seats are available in certain variants, adding to the comfort as well as giving the car an added touch of class.
If you are in the driver’s seat, you will enjoy the hands-free telephone steering switch, the steering audio switch, the leather gear shift lever and the anti-slip sports pedal. You can even customize the ambient meter to suit your mood.
The HR-V is a style statement. This small car has rear combi LED headlights, LED Headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights and LED fog lights. With these lights, visibility is enhanced in low lighting conditions.
On the front is a bold and sporty front chrome grille and on the back, a sleek tailgate spoiler. The HR-V comes with dual tone alloy wheels and sporty rear door handles with subtle, dynamic styling.
This car is available in white orchid pearl, passion red pearl, lunar silver metallic and modern steel metallic colours.
The HR-V boasts a powerful 1.8L i-VTEC SOHC engine that has a maximum power of 142 PS @ 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 172 Nm @ 4,300 rpm. The acceleration is smooth with its Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)
There is also Eco Assist that monitors your driving style as well as ECON Mode, both of which helps to maximize fuel efficiency. All models come with paddle shift and cruise control for a smooth, yet exhilarating driving experience.
The Honda HR-V’s safety features will keep you and your loved ones protected at all times. The car has Vehicle Stability Assist, Emergency Stop Signal as well as Auto Brake Hold (ABH) that functions to hold the car in brake position without the driver having to continue stepping on the brake pedal.
Parking is also easier in the HR-V with the Electric Parking Brake (EPB). All you have to do to put on the handbrake is push a button. Honda LANEWATCH is also available in the HR-V. This feature helps to reduce blind spots and thus, result in safe lane changing. Reverse parking with the HR-V is also a breeze with the three different views provided by the multi-angle rearview camera.
This car is also made with G-CON technology, which aims to reduce injuries to passengers by controlling the impact of energy.
Honda small car pricing
All the variants within this category are very affordable. Check out the list below for the price of the above mentioned small cars.
1.5L S – RM72,171.55
1.5L E – RM77,821. 82
1.5L V – RM84, 615.45
1.5L S – RM74,955.36
1.5L E – RM80, 638.91
1.5L V – RM87, 260.63
1,8L E – RM103,320.61
1.8L V – RM112,742.32
1.8L RS – RM117,902.21
Road tax for the Honda Jazz and Honda City are both RM90.00 per year and RM279.60 per year for the Honda HR-V. You can also head over to your nearest authorized Honda dealer for more information.
Having a small budget does not mean that you will not be able to enjoy cars by top manufacturers. Honda offers you a number of small cars that were designed with your comfort and safety in mind. Honda’s small car range will not make a dent in your pocket and with its fuel-saving technology, you will definitely be able to stay enjoy the drive while staying on budget.