The 2021 Honda City RS is here and it costs a whopping RM 19k premium over the City 1.5 V. But if you're still considering getting the City RS, you can check out our handy trade-in tool below to see how much it would cost to own the self-proclaimed torque king.
The biggest question is, is maintaining the City RS equally as expensive?
How much does it cost to maintain the Honda City RS?
|2021 Honda City RS service costs
Over a 5-year/100,000-km duration, it costs RM 3,726.59 to maintain a City RS at Honda’s authorized service centres, which is RM 56.88 more than the regular City 1.5.
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Honda Malaysia currently offers free labour charges for every two service interval, up to the 100,000-km/5-year mark.
The most expensive service for the City RS is performed at the 60-month/100,000-km mark, as the spark plugs are replaced. The four iridium spark plugs cost RM 502.42 to replace.
Also Read: All-new 2020 Honda City (GN-series) - about RM 3.7k to service over 5 years/100k km
Keep in mind that this price does not include the cost of tyre or battery replacement. It is also worth mentioning that the choice of engine oil will also affect the final amount.
Then there's the hybrid battery. The price of replacing the hybrid battery in the City RS has yet to be revealed by Honda Malaysia, but for comparison, it costs less than RM 6,000 to replace the hybrid battery in the previous-generation City Hybrid and Jazz Hybrid.
That said, Honda hybrid battery replacements are surprisingly rare, even rarer than Toyota hybrids.
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Last but not least, to replace the 185/55R16 tyres, check out our handy guide for tyre selection.