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)
|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|
|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|
|Dimensions (mm)||4,453 x 1,735 x 1,665||4,398 x 1,683 x 1,603|
|Ground clearance (mm)||201||189|
|Turning radius (mm)||5,600||5,200|