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Pros

  • Reliable and peppy engine
  • Availability of an automatic variant
  • Top-notch quality and finish of the interiors

Cons

  • Slightly over priced
  • Unavailability of a diesel engine
  • Not cost effective as some of it's close rivals
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Honda Brio Reviews (66)

nice car

Overall rating: 4.75 Reviewed By: Ramesh Babu ghanta on 07 September 2018
It is a beautiful car and i do not understad why Honda india thinks to discontinue the model. My wish is that Honda india should retain the same shape but to increase the length by a few centimetres and this will sort out the boot space issue. To further increase the utility value Honda can make the...  Read More »

Buy for a small family

Overall rating: 5 Reviewed By: Ching on 10 December 2017
A car costing 7lacs has been supplied by HONDA India with spare wheel normal spoke is shameful which is not expected. D matter has been brought to the notice when going for a washing which u will never find in other company product like Hyundai, Volkswagon, Ford, Maruti, TOYOTA etc. If d same is replaced...  Read More »

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Honda Brio Overview

The Honda Brio, launched in September 2011, marked Honda’s aim of capturing the market of small cars and brought in the much-needed sales figures. The launch of Brio, along with the Amaze (its sedan sibling), has turned around the fortunes for Honda with the car eating up into sales of small car leaders, like Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. The Brio is a very modern-looking car and appeals to the 21st century buyer in more than one ways. The price, value, space and comfort are good, if not the best, for its segment. Also, carrying the Honda badge has helped its case a lot.
The Honda Brio is the second hatchback from Honda after Jazz, which was a world-class product only let down by its pricing. Being a compact car with a light steering and an added option of an automatic gearbox makes the Brio a very attractive proposition for a hassle-free city commuter. Honda Brio Overview
The punchy yet fuel-efficient 1.2-litre i-vtec petrol motor pulls the Brio to three digits in a matter of seconds and can effortlessly cruise at such speeds all day. The engine is basically a slightly detuned version of the motor, which did duty in the Jazz hatchback. This has been done to increase fuel efficiency with the ARAI claiming a fuel consumption figure of 18.4 kmpl.

Honda Brio Exterior

The Honda Brio is a cute city car probably slightly biased towards the fairer sex in its appeal, at least when viewed from the front. The car also looks small, thanks to the design of the car. However, be assured that it isn’t, by any means, a little hatch. In fact, it is wider at the front and has more space than Maruti Suzuki Swift.
The length of the car is under 4 metres and measures 3.6 metres, considering that a Ford EcoSport is approximately 4 metres. The Brio has a strong crease running along the body, which kind of continues under the headlamps, giving it much style. The huge Honda logo finds its home proudly on the chrome grille. Honda Brio Exterior
The rear of Honda Brio is where the feminine appeal changes to a masculine sharpness. The tail gate is made entirely of glass and the two tail lamps on either side of it look super. The aerodynamic spoiler provides a modern touch while the 14-inch alloys for the top-end version add taste to the car. All this and more makes the Honda Brio a rather funky and modern hatch as compared to its rivals. The Brio gets some classy shoes with 14-inch alloys wrapped in 175/65/R14 MRF tyres for the top-end VX model.Honda Brio Exterior

Honda Brio Interior

The plastic quality of interiors might not be what you expect of a Honda. Clearly, the company has done some cost cutting and it shows. There are some flimsy plastics, which scratch and come off quite easily. However, the overall quality is at par, if not less, than the competition.
Although there is enough room to seat five adults in the car, where the car lacks in is the boot space and is a big disappointment. Honda’s engineers have utilized the interior space in a way that maximum space is provided to the occupants while the boot has been relatively ignored, which isn't big enough to store anything more than your groceries and vegetables.Honda Brio Interior
That said, the car feels airy and fresh, thanks to the large glass areas and the light beige plastics inside. The Honda Brio gets features such as power windows, steering-mounted audio controls, bluetooth and aux-in connectivity, defogger, electric mirrors, cup holders, etc. The car also gets projector halogen headlamps and push button keyless start.Honda Brio Interior
The Brio does miss out on the climate control, which could’ve given the car a more luxurious appeal. A dead pedal is sorely missed too, which is a clear oversight on Honda’s part.Honda Brio Interior

Honda Brio Engine & Transmission

The Honda Brio gets the same 1.2-litre i-vtec petrol mil as the Honda Jazz, albeit slightly detuned for better fuel efficiency. Like all i-vtecs, it’s a gem of a unit. Its fuel-sipping nature, coupled with its peaky power delivery post 6000 rpm, makes it not only fuel efficient but also a delight for enthusiasts.
Honda Brio Engine & Transmission
The engine develops 88 PS of power at 6000 rpm and torque of 109 Nm at 4600 rpm. This motor is mated to a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic. Choose the auto box and supreme level of comfort awaits you. Be it in traffic or on the highway, the automatic gearbox seems well matched to the 1.2-litre motor. The gearshifts are silky smooth, unlike the kind of reputation cheaper automatic transfer boxes have made for themselves. This one is relaxed yet alert. Though Honda Brio's automatic gearbox does take time to shift down when you press the throttle fully, you don’t get irritated as you would in other cars. Also, to extract the most go juice, you can slot the gearbox in D3, 2 and 1. The transmission then holds the gear according to the respective number and the gear won’t go beyond third, second and first, respectively.

Honda Brio Mileage

The ARAI-claimed fuel economy of the Honda Brio is 18.4 kmpl for the manual variant. This is mostly due to its engine, the 1.2-litre i-vtec gem, and Brio's lightweight construction (920 kg kerb weight). The engine is a de-tuned version of the motor used in the Jazz and is now more fuel efficient.
For encouraging more fuel-efficient driving style, Honda has introduced an ECO function display on the speedometer, which glows green whenever it senses that you are driving economically. This, however, might be a bit distracting to the driver but it does a great job. The software running the above said function probably derives its readings from variables such as the vehicle's speed, the selected gear and rpm of the engine. However, we must convince you to not be too occupied with this 21st century tech while driving, since there are more things to worry about on Indian roads than just the fuel economy! The Honda Brio has a nice gearing setup, which allows for cruising on the highway while still getting a low fuel consumption figure. The 100+ kmph speeds with the motor rotating at 2,000 rpm still keep the green light aglow, indicating the fuel-sipping nature of the Honda Brio. We managed to extract 12.5 kmph while at it, which is a very good figure considering the nature of the drive.

Honda Brio Braking and Safety

The braking performance of the Brio is decent and on par with its rivals. The top version comes with ABS, further helping in the braking performance. The 175 mm-wide tyres also provide for a decent braking performance.
The front wheels have got ventilated disc brakes while the rear ones have drum brakes. The brakes do a good job in stopping this sprightly little hatch, thanks to the lightness of the car. Honda Brio Braking and Safety
The car has passive safety tech such as ABS (Anti-lock Braking System). The ABS system helps in case of sudden braking situations, and prevents the car from skidding and going out of control.

Honda Brio Performance and Handling

The Brio is a great city car, thanks to its compact dimensions, a fuel-efficient engine and a light steering. It does a nice job zipping about from point A to point B or just ambling about in the city with quiet restraint.
But what happens when you show it a freshly-baked piece of tarmac with no sign of life around it? Well, we're happy to inform you that this baby Honda keeps up with whatever you throw at it. Open the taps and the Brio reaches three-digit speeds in no time. Play with the revs and you'll pass 150 kmph. While you are at those speeds, the Honda Brio doesn't feel out of place. The steering has weighed up, the suspension is keeping the car in poise and there is not much jiggling about from this little performer. Despite its compact dimensions, the Brio always feels as composed as some large sedans. The car feels tight and can stay like this for days, had it an everlasting fuel supply. NVH levels are well controlled too and little enters the cabin at higher speeds. The i-vtec motor is a smooth operator and goes about its business silently, until you press your right foot in disagreement. Being a light car with 88 PS power under the hood, the car zooms ahead with an effortless bellow, leaving behind most hatches in its wake. There is no hesitation from the motor, which, once past 3500 rpm, gives you the same doses of acceleration addiction as did the old Honda city with its 1.5 i-vtec heart. Like all Hondas, the Brio's suspension is not suited for low speed use on rough roads. The springs crash and thrash about if you increase the violence and the Brio's reassured ride stability is compromised. Thanks chiefly to a relatively harder suspension setup, the Brio handles corners with relative ease and composure, albeit with some amount of body roll.

What do we think about Honda Brio?

The Honda Brio is a brilliant small car that excels in most departments while keeping up with the rest of the competition in others. It is a great value proposition, providing comfort, space, fuel economy and performance, all at a justified price, keeping in mind that it wears the big H badge.
However, we felt that the interiors could have been better and the suspension more passenger friendly. But this is just looking for needles in a hay stack, for the Brio is otherwise a brilliant all-round package. Also, do not forget that when one buys a car, one builds a relationship with not only the car but also the manufacturer.What do we think about Honda Brio?

Honda Brio Competitors

Chief competitors of the Honda Brio are Toyota Etios Liva, Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Tata Indica Vista and Hyundai Grand i10. The Nissan Micra scores less on sales numbers while the Volkswagen Polo is a more premium offering, thereby not being in direct competition with the Honda.
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Honda Brio - FAQs

 

1.    Which engine is utilized to power the Honda Brio? What are its specifications?

The Honda Brio is currently available to the customers in India in only one engine version. The hatchback is equipped with an 1198 cc, 4 cylinder, 16-valve, 1.2 litre SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine that can generate a maximum torque of 109 Nm @ 4500 rpm and maximum power output of 87 bhp @ 6000 rpm.

 

2.    Is Honda Brio available through CSD Canteen in Chennai?

Currently, Honda Brio is not available from CSD canteen anywhere in India. If you want to buy Honda Brio, you need to get in touch with your nearest Honda dealership.

 

 

3.    What are the dimensions of the car and the wheels?

Here are the basic dimensions of Honda Brio:-

·         Height: 1500 mm

·         Weight: 930 kg

·         Ground Clearance: 165 mm

·         Min. turning Radius:  4.50 m

·         Wheelbase: 2345 mm

·         Wheel type: Alloy Wheels

·         Front Tyre: 175/65 R14- 14” radial, tubeless

·         Rear Tyre: 175/65 R14- 14” radial, tubeless

 

4.    What about safety of my kids traveling in this car?

Honda has stocked the Brio with high quality safety features like Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), front seat belt pretensioner with load limiter, driver and passenger SRS airbags, engine immobilizer, anti-theft lock, speed sensing auto door lock, central locking along with child safety lock, keyless entry and rear windshield defogger. Please note that the safety features available vary as per choice of the variant. Top end variants are equipped with all of these features while the entry level guises have select few features installed.

 

5.    What is the fuel capacity of the Honda Brio? What is the mileage?

All of the variants of Honda Brio have an adequate fuel tank capacity of 35 litre.

The manual transmission variants of the Brio offer a decent fuel efficiency (mileage) of 14 kmpl in urban areas and 19 kmpl on highways whereas the CVT variant returns an economy of 12 kmpl in the city and 16 kmpl on the highway. Fuel efficiency depends on the way the car is used; average travel, brake, clutch and accelerator utilization method etc.

 

6.    Does Honda Brio come with free insurance?

Every car that is sold in India must have an insurance policy. Discounts and offers on insurance are provided by the company from time to time. Please contact your nearest dealer for any running offers on insurance of Honda Brio.

 

7.    What is the seating capacity and boot space available on the Brio?

This hatchback by Honda offers a comfortable seating capacity for five adult passengers with four doors in a 2+3 arrangement. The legroom, arm space and headroom space is adequate. The boot space afforded to this car by Nissan is a compact 175 liters, which is smaller than its competitors but enough to car luggage for a 3-4 day short trip.

 

 

8.    How many variants of the Honda Brio are out in the market?

The Honda Brio has been launched in 8 different variants in India. All variants are equipped with the 1.2 litre SOHC petrol engine out of which 6 variants have a 5-speed manual transmission system while 2 offer a 5 speed automatic transmission gearbox. The variants are Brio E MT, Brio S MT, Brio V MT, Brio EX MT, Brio VX MT, Brio VX BL MT, Brio VX AT and Brio VX BL AT.

 

9.    How many colours does Honda offer for their all-new Brio?

The Brio is available in six different, vibrant and attractive shades, namely Taffeta White, Emerald Blue, Rallye Red, Crystal Black Pearl, Urban Titanium Grey and Alabaster Silver. The pearl and metallic finishes are optional and can be included for an extra amount.

 

10.  What is Honda’s policy regarding the warranty?

The manufacturer Honda offers a 24 month (2 years) or 40,000 km warranty, whichever comes first from the date of delivery, on all versions of the hatchback Brio. There is no restriction or limitation for the distance of the warranty and you can avail it anywhere you need to.

 

11.  What is the top speed? How is its performance in regard to acceleration?

The powerful and robust 1.2 litre petrol engine can power the Honda Brio from standstill to 100 kmph in a decent 16 seconds. The Nissan Micra has a stunning top speed of 185 kmph, one of the highest in the hatchback automobiles segment in the Indian market.

 

12.  How many types of transmission systems can I choose from? Will I get automatic transmission?

Yes. Currently in India, the Brio is available equipped with both Manual Transmission as well as Automatic Transmission which has a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). Total 6 variants have the 5-speed manual transmission and the remaining 2 variants, the top end variants Brio VX AT and Brio VX BL AT, are equipped with 5-speed automatic transmission system.

 

 

13.  Which vehicle category does the Honda Brio fall under? Who are its competitors?

Honda has launched their new car Brio under the hatchback category. It is in tough competition with hatchbacks from reputed brands like Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai Elite i20, Nissan Micra and Toyota Etios Liva.