Cross-segment comparo: Honda BR-V vs. Honda Mobilio

They're practically twins
by Drei Laurel | Aug 24, 2018
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It looks like this week's matchup is a toughie. Both our competitors are Hondas, both can accommodate up to seven individuals, and both have identical performance figures. Yes, you guessed it right, we're pitting the Honda BR-V against the Mobilio.

Both the BR-V and Mobilio run on 1.5-liter SOHC gasoline engines capable of 118hp and 145Nm of torque, fuel capacity for both is set at 42 liters, and both come equipped with a CVT. The brakes are the same, as are their suspension setups, too.

Now let's check out the differences, the biggest one being that the BR-V is marketed as a rugged small SUV while the Mobilio is pegged as a family-friendly MPV (though this bit is really just a matter of marketing perception). Price-wise, the closest variants to each other are the BR-V 1.5 S at P1,030,000, and the Mobilio RS NAVI at P1,071,000. Then, obviously, there are the dimensions and the BR-V's superior ground clearance.

Looking at their specs side by side, it really does look like a toss-up. We guess it really boils down to a buyer's preference and budget. Which one would you go with? The Honda SUV or MPV? Let us know in the poll what you think.

 

Honda BR-V 1.5 S CVT

Honda Mobilio 1.5 RS NAVI CVT

Price (Philippine Peso)

1,030,000

1,071,000
Drive FWD FWD
Seating capacity 7 7
Cargo capacity (liters) 521 (tumbled) 521 (tumbled)
Engine 1.5-liter SOHC gasoline 1.5-liter SOHC gasoline
Power 118hp @ 6,600rpm 118hp @ 6,600rpm
Torque 145Nm @ 4,600rpm 145Nm @ 4,600rpm
Fuel tank capacity (liters) 42 42
Transmission CVT CVT
Brakes (front/rear) Ventilated disc/drum Ventilated disc/drum
Front suspension MacPherson strut MacPherson strut and coil spring with stabilizer
Rear suspension Torsion beam Torsion beam axle and coil spring
Wheels 16-inch alloy 15-inch alloy
Tires 195/60 R16 185/65 R15
Audio system 7-inch touchscreen 7-inch touchscreen with navigation
Seats Fabric Fabric
Airbags Driver/passenger Driver/passenger
Dimensions (mm) 4,453 x 1,735 x 1,665 4,398 x 1,683 x 1,603
Wheelbase (mm) 2,662 2,652
Ground clearance (mm) 201 189
Turning radius (mm) 5,600 5,200

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