Honda BR-V FAQs
1. What are the engine specifications of Honda BR-V?
Honda BR-V is available to the customers in 3 engine models- diesel with manual transmission, petrol with Manual Transmission (MT) and petrol with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). The diesel model has a 1498 cc, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, DOHC i-DTEC engine that generates a maximum power output of 100 bhp @ 3600 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 1750 rpm. Both the petrol models are equipped with a 1497 cc, 4-cylinder, 16-valve, SOHC, i-VTEC engine generating a maximum torque of 145 Nm @ 4600 rpm and maximum power of 119 bhp @ 6600 rpm.
2. What is the fuel efficiency of Honda BR-V?
The performance of Honda BR-V in the fuel efficiency segment depends on multiple factors like road conditions, traffic conditions, use of the brakes and the clutch (in manual transmission), maintenance of the car, and how frequently the vehicle is driven. Honda claims that the MT variant of the petrol model has a fuel efficiency of 15.4 kmpl, the CVT variant of the petrol model offers a fuel efficiency of 16 kmpl while the diesel model has the highest efficiency of 21.9 kmpl.
3. What is the seating capacity and boot space available on the BR-V?
The Honda BR-V offers a seating capacity of seven passengers being the first vehicle to have this configuration in its segment. The boot space available is 223 liters when all third row seats are upright and can be expanded to a whopping 691 liters if the third row seats are folded down.
4. How is the car’s performance in the acceleration department? Does it offer cruise control?
The diesel version of Honda BR-V, the 1.5 l i-DTEC can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 11 seconds while its petrol counterpart, the 1.5 l i-VTEC accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 10 seconds, both accelerating to a top speed of 160 to 170 kmph. As an added bonus, cruise control is available on the Honda BR-V.
5. How does it rate in the passenger and driver safety department?
All variants of the Honda BR-V are equipped with Antilock Braking System (ABS) and dual front airbags as standard safety equipment. The higher models come with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), hill start assist, reverse sensors with display, rear defogger, engine immobilizer and impact-sensing auto door lock.
6. How many variants of the BR-V are available and in how many colours?
The Honda BR-V is available in 15 different variants. The diesel version has 6 variants, all of them having manual transmission, while the petrol version has 9 variants, 2 of which are equipped with continuous variable transmission and the rest have manual transmission systems. The BR-V is available in 5 colours- Golden Brown, Alabaster Silver, Modern Steel, Orchid White Pearl and Carnelian Red Pearl.
7. How many types of transmission systems can I choose from?
The BR-V comes in variants with 2 types of transmission system, a Manual Transmission with a 6-speed manual gearbox, and a gear system of 6 forward and 1 reverse. The other option is the Continuous Variable Transmission, commonly called as Automatic Transmission, which does not utilize a manual gearbox, instead these variants have paddle shifters installed behind the steering wheel.
8. I am planning on buying the CVT version. Is it safe?
Yes. The Continuous Variable Transmission system installed in the car is properly tested and is completely safe. The only difference between this system and manual transmission is that you can see and change the gears yourself in the latter one while CVT does the job for you.
9. What is the price range for the Honda BR-V?
The petrol-fueled range of the BR-V has a starting price of Rs. 9,45,000 for its basic variant and goes as high as Rs. 12,77,000 for its top variant on an ex-showroom basis. The diesel-fueled range has an ex-showroom price range of Rs. 10,16,000 to Rs. 13,74,500 from basic to top variant.
10. What are the tyre and suspension specifications of the BR-V?
The Honda BR-V is equipped with 195/60 16 inch radial tubeless tyres at the front and the rear. The front of the car has the McPherson Strut Coil Spring suspension installed while the rear suspension is the Torsion beam coil spring suspension.
11. What are the various features available in the interior of the car?
The Honda BR-V has a spacious cabin, automatic climate control with roof-mounted rear AC vents, a 6.2-inch touch system accompanied by navigation, all-black dashboard with dull silver inserts, Piano Black central console housing, and reverse parking camera assistance. It also has electrically-adjustable ORVMs, a push start button, 3D multi-information display, rear seat split for the 2nd row with recline function in a 60:40 ratio, and a heat-absorbing windscreen.
12. Under which vehicle category does the BR-V fall? Who are its major competitors?