One common question we at Top Gear Philippines often get regarding small-displacement rides or compact seven-seaters is their ability to tackle inclines. In short: “Kaya ba mag-Baguio niyan?”
To be honest, the answer in this day and age is almost always a resounding ‘yes.’ If a car brand is still churning out configurations incapable of making it up to the Summer Capital, we’d know about it—and that company would likely fold.
Still, we completely understand buyers wanting to make sure, so an incline test is something we always try to accomplish when we’re given the keys to a new offering for the first time.
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Here we have the all-new Honda BR-V. It packs a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that churns out 119hp and 145Nm of torque, weighs between 1,241kg to 1,298kg, and seats up to seven people.
So, can it make it up to Baguio City? To find out, we took on Honda Cars Philippines’ incline test at the brand’s Laguna test track and filled it with our staff box’s heavyweights. Watch the test in the video below: