The MUV (Multi Utility Vehicle) segment has seen tremendous growth in past few months. There is a change in trend of the type of buyers that now purchase such cars. Bigger familes tend to buy such cars since they satisfy their need perfectly well. There are already many options of cars available in this segment and there is a lot of competition among manufacturers. One of the latest entrant in the segment is Honda Mobilio. The car is based on Brio platform and is Honda’s fir car in this segment.
We do a specification comparion of the Honda Mobilio with the so far best selling and proven Toyota Innova.
The specification comparison sheet has been prepared by comparing Honda Mobilio RS Option i DTEC with Toyota Innova 2.5 ZX Diesel BS IV.
Honda Mobilio Vs Toyota Innova (Design and Exterior)
The Honda Mobilio is the better looker here. The tear drop headlamps at the front reminds of Brio from which it has been derived. The side of the car carries very distinguished creases that lend a character to the car, there is large glass area that should make the car look airy and roomy. The rear end of the car is polished too and large old taillights look great.
The Mobilo is one of the most Urban and stylish looking MUV in its category.
The Innova which has received several update during its life looks aged in comparison, standing alongside Mobilio. The car due to its larger dimensions has more road presence than the mobilio. However, the styling of the car is understated and may only appeal to certain kind of buyers who are not looking something low-key.
Honda Mobilio Vs Toyota Innova (Interior and Features)
Mobilio will not be able to surprise you with its interior styling if you have been in Amaze or Brio. The first row of the car has similar space like that of Amaze. In the second row though there is lots of space and even tall persons should not have any problem. The second row can comfortably seat three people abrest and there is an armrest too. The second seat has a 60:40 split and can be folded seprately for the passengers of the third row.
The third row has enough space for two people and can carry them in comfort. The instrument panel of the car is similar to Amaze and Brio. The instrument cluster on the Mobilio has a black and blue mix which looks very premium. You get features like central armrest for the second row, dual airbags, mudguard, AC, four power-windows, central locking, tilt steering, front speakers, ABS, power adjustable mirrors, keyless entry, 2-DIN music system, navigation system etc. on the top variant.
The top variant of Innova comes with brown and beige interiors. The dash if of a very simple design and the built quality is good too. The Innova has ample space for the front and middle row passengers. The third row of seats is meant only for children since there is not much legroom. The top variant of the Innova gets roof-mounted air-conditioning vents for the second and third row occupants.
The boot space of the Innova is very decent. Folding the third row of seats is simple and easy too. The top variant of Innova also gets a touchscreen infotainment system. This in-dash system has Aux-in, USB and bluetooth connectivity. You also get a reverse parking camera for park assistance.
Honda Mobilio Vs Toyota Innova (Engine and Transmission)
Mobilio comes with two engine options - a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol. These are the same engines that power Honda City. The 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine produces a maximum of 98.63bhp of power at 3600rpm and 200Nm of peak torque at 1750rpm and the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol produces a maximum power of 118bhp at 6600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4600rpm. Both the engines come equipped with 5-speed gearbox.
The Innova only offers diesel variant and there is no petrol option. The 2.5-litre diesel engine powers the rear wheels and produces maximum power of 100.6bhp at 3600rpm and peak torque of 200Nm at 1200-3600rpm. The Innova comes with Bharat Stage IV and Bharat Stage III norms engines.
Honda Mobilio Vs Toyota Innova (Safety features and Mileage)
Honda has an efficient braking system. The brakes at the front are discs and the rear are drums. Other features like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) compliment the braking system. The top variant of the car also comes with front dual SRS airbags and front seatbelt pretensioner with load limiter to ensure maximum safety of occupants in case of a collision. In additions, you get other features like auto door lock with speed, powered lock hand switch, central locking and immobilizer etc.
The Innova comes equipped with the best brakes in the class. There are discs at front and drums at the rear that get the job done. The ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) system on top and mid variants further help the strong brakes. The driver airbag is available on all variant of the cars while the top variants also get passenger airbag. There are other features like the engine immobiliser, central locking and anti theft alarm further enhance the safety of the car.
Despite being a heavy car, the Innova manages to return respectable fuel efficiency figures too. You can expect the car to deliver an average fuel economy of about 11 - 13kmpl.
The Honda mobilio manages to deliver best-in-class mileage. The Honda Mobilio diesel has a fuel efficiency of 24.5 kmpl on highways and 18.3kmpl in the city. The petrol variants return an incredible mileage of 17.3 kmpl on highways and 13.8kmpl in city conditions.
There is the sort of unflinching reliability with which the Toyota cars are associated. The Innova is one of such cars that puts it there in the realm of cars which have proven themselves time and again. However, it is indeed an ageing lion in this segment that uses old technology and it shwos up in the weight of the vehicle.
The Mobilio is a great MPV that is yet to prove itself. The car comes with all the goodies that you would expect from a decent luxury sedan. The car offers unmatched performance and is a very well engineered. It delivers everything that you would expect from an MPV in a nice package.
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