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Honda BRV summary

In the form of the Honda BR-V, the Renault Duster was now joined by a competitor from Japan in its pioneered segment. Honda has entered the fray with the BR-V, which unlike its rivals such as the Duster, Creta, and the XUV 300, is a seven-seat crossover SUV.

The BR-V was introduced to the Indian market way back in 2016. Built on the same platform as that of the Mobilio, the BR-V was offered with two engine options – a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine.

However, despite being a great offering from Honda, the BR-V’s sales dropped sharply in recent years. It did not get any major update, and its sales figures remained thin. Honda eventually got discontinued in 2020 due to the enforcement of the BS6 emission norms.

The Honda BR-V was offered with the tried and tested 1.5 liter (1498 cc) diesel engine churning out 100 hp and 200 Nm, and a 1.5 liter (1497 cc) petrol engine that makes 119 hp and 145 Nm.

Honda offers the BR-V in both petrol and diesel fuel types.

The Honda BR-V comes with the choice of a 6-speed manual or a CVT automatic transmission.

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The Honda BR-V was launched in 2016 in India. Honda’s idea with the BR-V was simple – an economical, comfortable SUV that rides well, and can seat 7 passengers.

The BR-V didn’t receive any update from Honda during the BS6 transition phase and was eventually out of production in 2020.

In a virtual event held recently, Honda unveiled the second-generation BR-V. The new BR-V is expected to hit showrooms by January 2022. However, there hasn’t been an official word from Honda whether the new BR-V will make it to the Indian market.

The Honda BR-V was earlier offered in a total of 16 variants. This included 7 manual and 9 automatic variants. It was available in five different colors – red, silver, grey, white, and brown.

The top features on the Honda BR-V included projector headlamps, LED DRLs, automatic climate control, height adjustability for the driver’s seat, steering mounted audio controls, electrically foldable ORVMs, leather upholstery, keyless go, paddle shifters, bluetooth connectivity for the audio system, rear AC vents, rear defogger, wiper, and washer. The BR-V was equipped with safety features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, impact sensing door unlock, security alarm, and driver seatbelt reminder.

The Honda BR-V was earlier priced between Rs. 9.52 lakhs ex-showroom to Rs 13.82 lakhs ex-showroom.

It competed against rivals such as the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Renault Duster, Mahindra XUV 300, and the Hyundai Creta.

Honda BRV Price in India

CityEx Showroom Price
CityEx Showroom Price

New Delhi12,73,900

Kolkata12,84,400

Mumbai12,78,400

Pune12,78,400

Hyderabad12,79,900

Bengaluru12,74,900

Chennai12,80,400

Kochi12,77,400

Patna12,85,900

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Honda BRV PRO’s & CON’s

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The second row has enough room for a 6 feet tall person to sit.

The petrol engine on the BR-V is highly refined.

The cabin feels premium with all the premium touches, finishes, and soft-touch plastic.

Being the longest in its class, space is a highlight of the BR-V. All its three rows are spacious, and can accommodate passengers comfortably.

The BR-V is the only SUV in its segment to feature a third-row seat.

Steering feel and weight are spot on. Being an urban SUV, it is light at slow city speeds, allowing you to maneuver the vehicle with just one finger. Meanwhile, it is a comfortable ride at triple digits on highways.

The six-speed manual gearbox in the car works like a charm.

The BR-V remains immensely planted at high speeds, giving tremendous confidence to the driver.

The diesel BR-V is the most fuel-efficient in its class.

It is highly under-equipped compared to its key rivals such as the Creta, and the XUV 300. It doesn’t even get a touch screen infotainment system.

For a car this long, the lack of a rear parking camera and sensors is disappointing.

There is just a single 12V charging socket in a car that comes with three rows of seats.

The BR-V isn’t a very wide car, hence, seating three passengers at the rear isn’t that comfortable.

The large turning radius of the BR-V makes it challenging to drive in the city traffic.

The build quality isn’t great. Sheet metal appears to be thin, and the interior plastic quality too isn’t that impressive.

Diesel variants don’t get automatic transmission.

The base petrol variant doesn’t get ABS.

The Honda BR-V was priced quite competitively. Though a bit low on features, the BR-V made up with its great cabin space and fuel-efficient engines.

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Built on the same platform as the Honda Mobilio, the BR-V, called a Bold Runabout Vehicle (BRV) by Honda, appears more as an MPV than a SUV like its competitors: Creta, Duster, and the XUV 300. However, that isn’t a bad thing because the BR-V completely outshines its competitors in terms of space. With the amount of rear seat space on offer, the BR-V can really put even some sedans to shame. Moreover, the BR-V is also the only car in its class to feature a third row of seats. But space and comfort isn’t the BRV’s only talking point, as it is quite a fun car to drive too. The engines offer sufficient grunt, and the BR-V’s precise handling manners make it fairly easy to drive. However, the BR-V does come with its own set of negatives. It is highly under-equipped when compared to its key rivals such as the Creta, and the XUV 300. Moreover, being a long car, the BR-V isn't all that easy to drive in the city traffic or place in tight parking spots.

Compared to its competitors, the Honda BR-V stands tall with advantages such as the incredible cabin space, premium interior space, powerful engine options, and excellent fuel economy. Safety wise, the BR-V is equipped with features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, impact sensing door unlock, security alarm, and driver seatbelt reminder.

The feature list on the BR-V is far too basic, and while you do get leather upholstery, automatic climate control, steering mounted controls, keyless entry, push button start/stop, roof-mounted rear AC vents, and height adjustability for the driver seat, they aren’t distinguishing features from its class. As far as the driving experience is concerned, both the engines on the BR-V offer adequate performance. The diesel engine is very tractable, with power available from as low as 1,500 rpm and pulling strongly until around 4,000 rpm. It has a refined feel to it, and the cabin insulation is adequate, but not the best in the segment. On the other hand, the petrol engine loves to be revved, and even stays there comfortably for a while. With shorter gear ratios, the six-speed manual transmission is really a delight to use. The BR-V retains a mileage of around 15.4 kmpl to 21.9 kmpl, depending upon the variant you choose.

If you are in the market for a spacious, comfortable, good-to-drive crossover SUV that can seat 7 passengers and also stay economical on the pocket, the Honda BR-V will just be the perfect choice. Being a Honda car, ownership experience with the BR-V remains hassle-free.

Honda BRV key specification

  • Features
  • Specifications

Body Type SUV

Fuel Type Diesel

ARAI Mileage 21.9 kmpl

Seating Capacity 7

TransmissionType Manual

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Honda BRV SERVICE & MAINTENANCE Cost

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  • Diesel
Service No.Kms/MonthsType/Cost
Service No.Kms/MonthsType/Cost

1st Service1500/1Free

2nd Service10000/12Free

3rd Service20000/24Free

4th Service30000/36Free

5th Service40000/48Free

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