Honda Brio

Honda Brio Variants

Petrol Variants
Honda Brio E MT
1198 cc Petrol, 18.4 kmpl
Rs. 4,05,900
Honda Brio EX MT
1198 cc Petrol, 18.4 kmpl
Rs. 4,24,900
Honda Brio S MT
1198 cc Petrol, 18.4 kmpl
Rs. 4,60,400
Honda Brio V MT
1198 cc Petrol, 18.4 kmpl
Rs. 4,94,000
Honda Brio VX MT
1198 cc Petrol, 18.4 kmpl
Rs. 5,33,500
Honda Brio VX AT
1198 cc Petrol, 16.5 kmpl
Rs. 6,12,900

Editorial Test Drive Review of Honda Brio

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Honda Brio Front View

The Brio was launched in September 2011. It is a radical looking small car that brings good looks to the masses! The front has a slightly cab forward design and the bonnet is pretty small. It wears the family logo rather proudly in a heavily chromed horizontal grille. There is a strong crease running below the headlamps and certainly adds character to the car. Look at it from the side and you again notice the crisp shoulder line with the upward angle of the windows. The rear is the best part about the Brio and everyone couldn’t help but look at it again and again! The rear hatch is completely glass and has fabulously designed tail lamps on either side. Worthy of a mention is the blackened out bottom part of the hatch glass adds to the whole aesthetics.

The Brio might look small from the outside but the cabin is very spacious. The Brio, unlike some of the rivals, can easily accommodate four large sized adults with ease. The small bonnet and boot have liberated a lot of space on the inside and it shows. Another aspect that strikes you is the overall quality of plastics. The Brio is designed for the mid-size hatchback segment and even though Honda was running on a budget, they haven’t cut corners for the insides. Touch the fascia or the console and it speaks quality. The design is unchanged from the Thailand version and ergonomically, it is spot-on.The top end Brio will also get a USB compatible audio system which as one of the best sound qualities in this segment.

Unlike some of the rivals, the Brio doesn’t come with an automatic climate control but that shouldn’t be a big bother. The speedometer console gets an ECO function display - this works on the driver's inputs, the vehicle's speed and the gear you are in to show if the car is running in ECO mode or on.The Brio comes with the same 1.2-litre engine as the Jazz. However, this one is in a slightly different state of tune. The peak power is slightly less at 88PS and it comes at a typically Honda high engine speed – 6000rpm. The torque stands at a very decent 109Nm at 4600rpm but again, it is the power that does the talking. The Brio is easily the most powerful hatchback in its segment, belting out more power than even the new Maruti Swift! The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which has short and direct throws.

I really didn’t find the shift very smooth but that might be due to the car being very new. The mileage figure is 18.4 kmpl (ARAI).When it comes to the suspension the Brio also absorbs most undulations with ease without really affecting the occupants in the process. The suspension noise is also well subdued though the slightly soft suspension did play spoil sport at one occasion when we managed to touch its underbelly with a sharp speed breaker. Worthy of a mention is the Brio’s tight turning radius of just 4.5 meters!Drive the Brio fast around hills or corners and it responds back pretty nicely. It isn’t a very tall car and hence the centre of gravity is low.The Brio starts at Rs 4 lakhs to 6 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. It delivers excellent value and the diesel soon will be a cracker! For a detailed analysis read below.

Pros: Excellent engine, Good mileage figures, Good value for money, Well equipped, Great looking, Honda dealership experience
Cons: Rear styling, Poor boot space, Lacks bottom end performance, Looks smaller than rivals, Interior quality could be better, No diesel

Honda Brio Interiors

Honda’s cars have always followed the ‘Man Maximum Machine Minimum’ concept and hence the moment you step into the cabin, you are surprised. The Brio might look small from the outside but the cabin is very spacious. Infact, with me (I stand 6 feet tall) behind the wheel, there was more than enough space at the rear for an equally tall person. The Brio, unlike some of the rivals, can easily accommodate four large sized adults with ease. The small bonnet and boot have liberated a lot of space on the inside and it shows. Another aspect that strikes you is the overall quality of plastics. The Brio is designed for the mid-size hatchback segment and even though Honda was running on a budget, they haven’t cut corners for the insides.

Touch the fascia or the console and it speaks quality. The design is unchanged from the Thailand version and ergonomically, it is spot-on. There are lot of cues taken from the Jazz and City. For example, the power window switches, the audio system and the cubby holes.The speedometer console is of the analogue variety but looks cute. It also has a display for average fuel economy (across all variants) while the steering wheel gets audio controls for the top end model. The top end Brio will also get a USB compatible audio system which as one of the best sound qualities in this segment.

Unlike some of the rivals, the Brio doesn’t come with an automatic climate control but that shouldn’t be a big bother. The speedometer console gets an ECO function display - this works on the driver's inputs, the vehicle's speed and the gear you are in to show if the car is running in ECO mode or on. We believe this function will help user's achieve the best possible fuel economy from the car. Like a typical Honda, the Brio also has multiple places to keep knick-knacks. The seats feel supportive and comfort is good for passengers once on the move. The only issue with the Brio is a somewhat small boot which also has a high loading sill.

What we like
The interiors of the Brio are spacious and well designed plus also being well equipped.
What we don't like
The boot space of the Brio is too small.

Honda Brio Interiors Details

Honda Brio Boot space

According to a Hatchback car Honda Brio has about space of 175 liters.

Honda Brio Speedometer

Honda Brio has a nice and precise instrumentation of speedometer in the nicely divided dashboard. Its an analog one. The Speedometer and the tachometer are divided with coups with a digital fuel meter below that.

Honda Brio Gear lever

The Gear lever is placed right in the middle console its a normal one. The lever is not so big its a small lever with 5 speed transmissions 5 forward and 1 reverse.

Honda Brio Cup holders

Just before the gear lever in the middle console there are two cup holders in Honda Brio.

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Honda Brio Exteriors

One look at the Brio, and you do feel that the car is small. Infact, tall people (like myself) would easily overshadow the Brio when it’s parked next to you. However, that said, you do end up getting impressed with the way this hatchback looks. Cute and cuddly is what the fair sex would call it. And we do agree somewhat. We happened to get the red one for review and it did look smashing. The front has a slightly cab forward design and the bonnet is pretty small. It weans the family logo rather proudly in a heavily chromed horizontal grille. There is a strong crease running below the headlamps and certainly adds character to the car. Look at it from the side and you again notice the crisp shoulder line with the upward angle of the windows.

The rear is the best part about the Brio and everyone couldn’t help but look at it again and again! The rear hatch is completely glass and has fabulously designed tail lamps on either side. Worthy of a mention is the blackened out bottom part of the hatch glass adds to the whole aesthetics.The Brio is based on a ‘double triangle’ theme – the top being inverted for a dynamic look and the bottom inverted triangle signifying a sporty theme. This car also gets a small aerodynamic spoiler at the rear and tastefully looking 14inch alloys for the top end version that wears 175/65 MRF tyres. The Brio certainly looks the best small hatchback in the Indian market and much modern than most of the rivals. Infact, it looks from a generation ahead. Fit and finish, just like any other Honda, is of the highest order.

What we like
Futuristic looks and excellent fit and finish are its plus points.
What we don't like
The rear styling may not be to everyones's taste.

Honda Brio Exteriors Details

Honda Brio Front design

The front view of the car has elegant curves. The front is a little low-slung and seems serene. The nose of the car sports bigger and aggressive symbol of Honda. The head lights looks like sharp cat eye which makes the car look different and impressive. The upper and lower grille melts in a wonderful shape. This truly makes the car appealing. The indicators are again placed inside the eye shape headlamps making it a single assembly.

Honda Brio Rear design

The rear has a composite design with the combination lamps that seamlessly merge with the rear hatch. The rear hatch made that comprises of rear windscreen is a futuristic design and is lightweight as well to give is functionality. It also adds to better rear visibility.

Honda Brio Side profile

The exteriors of the car are unmatched and seem almost perfect for a hatchback. A view from side is beautiful as the windows are shaped in segment-first very peculiar way never seen before. This truly makes the car appealing

Honda Brio Ground Clearance

Honda Brio got a ground clearance of 165 mm which is quite good for Indian roads thinking about a cool hatchback car.

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Honda Brio Engine & Performance

The Brio, as expected, comes with the same 1.2-litre engine as the Jazz. However, this one is in a slightly different state of tune. The peak power is slightly less at 88PS and it comes at a typically Honda high engine speed – 6000rpm. The torque stands at a very decent 109Nm at 4600rpm but again, it is the power that does the talking. The Brio is easily the most powerful hatchback in its segment, belting out more power than even the new Maruti Swift! Twist the key and the i-VTECH motor settles down into a very muted idle. Like any Honda motor, this one too scores very high on the smoothness factor and goes about doing its duties silently.

In city traffic, the Brio does its job very well. Instances like negotiating speed-breakers in 2nd gear at speeds as low as 5km/h don’t bother the car and it easily picks up momentum without downshifting into the first cog. There is enough low end juice though if you really want to enjoy the motor, it is best done pedal to metal. Once the rpm needles crosses the 3500rpm mark, the Brio is very hard to catch. It suddenly changes it nature from a subtle hatch to a hot one and can amaze you with the kind of speeds it can manage in a matter of seconds!

Give it some open roads, let it stretch its legs and it will sit at an indicated 120km/h in 5th even with four on board and the air-con working without a protest in the world.The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which has short and direct throws. I really didn’t find the shift very smooth but that might be due to the car being very new. The gearbox also has revised ratios as compared to that of the Jazz. Honda has worked hard on getting the fuel economy up. The Jazz has an ARAI certification of 16.7kmpl but the Brio, with the same engine as the Jazz in a different state of tune, manages 10% better at 18.4kmpl!

What we like
The Brio is easily the most powerful hatchback in its segment, belting out more power than even the new Maruti Swift!
What we don't like
There is lack of low-end torque from the engine.

Honda Brio Engine and Performance Details

Honda Brio Acceleration

The powerful engine of Honda Brio promises easy handling and control along with zippy acceleration. Honda Brio catches 100kmph speed in 16 seconds Honda Brio has performed 20-80 Kmph in 14.23 secs in third gear and 40-100 Kmph in 22. 32 secs in fourth gear approx

Honda Brio Top speed

Honda Brio has a top speed of 185 Kmph.

Honda Brio In-gear acceleration

The Honda Brio can reach 40-60 during overtaking at 5.19 seconds and 80-100 in just 5.65 seconds.

Honda Brio Gearbox

Honda Brio has 5 speed transmissions which is quick to change gears

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Honda Brio Mileage and Running Costs

Honda Brio Petrol Mileage 18.4 kmpl

The speedometer console gets an ECO function display - this works on the driver's inputs, the vehicle's speed and the gear you are in to show if the car is running in ECO mode or on. We believe this function will help user's achieve the best possible fuel economy from the car.Honda has worked hard on getting the fuel economy up. The Jazz has an ARAI certification of 16.7kmpl but the Brio, with the same engine as the Jazz in a different state of tune, manages 10% better at 18.4kmpl!

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Honda Brio Petrol Variants
Honda Brio E MT 18.4 kmpl
Honda Brio EX MT 18.4 kmpl
Honda Brio S MT 18.4 kmpl
Honda Brio V MT 18.4 kmpl
Honda Brio VX MT 18.4 kmpl
Honda Brio VX AT 16.5 kmpl

Honda Brio Petrol Mileage

Honda Brio offers 18kmpl of mileage in city and on highway it offers 26kmpl, whereas the overall mileage of Brio is 20kmpl.

Honda Brio Mileage Details

Honda Brio City fuel economy

Honda Brio returns 18 Kmpl and can ease your driving during peak hours.

Honda Brio Highway fuel economy

Honda Brio gives 26 Kmpl in the highways as one dont have to think about filling up petrol every now and then.

Honda Brio ARAI rated economy

Honda Brio has 18.4 Kmpl as rated by the ARAI.

Honda Brio Tank Range

Honda Brio has 35 liters of tank and can go anywhere between 680 - 700 Kms in one full tank.

Honda Brio Handling Braking & Safety

Drive the Brio fast around hills or corners and it responds back pretty nicely. It isn’t a very tall car and hence the centre of gravity is low. This helps but on the other hand, Honda has settled for MRF tyres as opposed to the Michelins we are used to seeing on the Jazz. These are nice but push the car into corners at high speeds and all the drama starts! At high speeds on the highways, the light steering does loose some of its feel but never does it becomes vague enough to upset the driver at all. The top end Brio comes with ABS which is pretty much for the norm these days. It also wears 175mm with as aspect ratio of 65 – again something that is common these days among the hatchbacks.

What we like
It isn’t a very tall car and hence the centre of gravity is low. This helps.
What we don't like
At high speeds on the highways, the light steering loses some of its feel.

Honda Brio Handling, Braking & Safety Details

Honda Brio Handling

The Honda Brio is loaded with ventilated Front Disk and Rear Drum brakes. The braking system is equipped with Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) along with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Such a sophisticated technology in braking system of Honda Brio makes the drive not only safe but it also assures good control in case of sudden brakes on slippery roads. Honda Brio has McPherson Strut suspension type at the front and Torsion Beam Axle type suspension at the rear. These together mak

Honda Brio Braking performance

The braking system is equipped with Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) along with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Such a sophisticated technology in braking system of Honda Brio makes the drive not only safe but it also assures good control in case of sudden brakes on slippery roads.

Honda Brio Safety features

When it is about safety of Honda Brio, Honda has left no stone unturned. The broad wheelbase and compact body assures a full control over a ride. The car is blessed with two front airbags including one Drivers side Intelligent SRS (i-SRS). The i-SRS has a gas release control valve that deploys it faster and keeps it inflated for long thus ensuring the safety of the driver. The car also has ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD and Brake Assist function to enhance vehicle control. Brios struc

Honda Brio ABS

Honda Brio ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD and Brake Assist function to enhance vehicle control.

Honda Brio Traction control

Honda has provided Brio with some advance safety features like TCS (traction control system), IVSP (Intelligent vehicle stability program).

Honda Brio Comfort & Suspension

The Brio is essentially more of a city car and no wonder, it steers its way through traffic superbly. For starters, the visibility from the driver’s seat is very good. The light steering and clutch add to the city appeal and the Brio turns out to be a very easy to pilot car. As is the case with the bigger Jazz and City, the Brio also absorbs most undulations with ease without really affecting the occupants in the process. The suspension noise is also well subdued though the slightly soft suspension did play spoil sport at one occasion when we managed to touch its underbelly with a sharp speed breaker. Worthy of a mention is the Brio’s tight turning radius of just 4.5 meters!

What we like
The Brio also absorbs most undulations with ease without really affecting the occupants in the process. The suspension noise is also well subdued.
What we don't like
The slightly soft suspension did play spoil sport at one occasion when we managed to touch its underbelly with a sharp speed breaker.

Honda Brio Comfort & Suspension Details

Honda Brio Comfort

Honda Brio, a four door hatchback is designed to accommodate 5 passengers comfortably. The car assures best in segment boot space and overall interior comfort. To seat this number of passengers, the cabin is given a spacious design. Despite being a compact car, Brio has good space at the front. Little detailing like cup-holders and comfortable head rest is also there for better comfort during long journeys. The front seats are also given comfortable head and legroom area. The driver seat is adju

Honda Brio Front suspension

Honda Brio has McPherson Strut suspension type at the front.

Honda Brio Rear suspension

Honda Brio has Torsion Beam Axle type suspension at the rear.

Honda Brio Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3610 mm
Overall Width 1680 mm
Overall Height 1500 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm

Engine

Torque 109Nm@4600rpm
Displacement 1198 cc
Power 88PS@6000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 175/65 R14
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Honda Brio Features

Honda Brio E MT EX MT S MT V MT VX MT VX AT
ABS --
Airbags --
Power Steering
Power Windows Front-
Rear-
--
Audio System --
Alloy Wheels --

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Honda Brio Colors

  • Rally Red
  • Urban Titanium
  • Enerqetic Blue
  • Alabaster Silver
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Teffeta White

Honda Brio Price

Honda Brio Price in New Delhi

Rs 4.06 L - 6.13 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Honda Brio ranges from Rs 4.06 Lakh to Rs 6.13 Lakh. Honda Brio is available in 6 variants. To find the on road price of Honda Brio you need to click on the check on road price.

Honda Brio has 6 Petrol variant(s), the cheapest variant is Honda Brio E MT which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 4.06 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Honda Brio VX AT which has a Petrol engine and is for Rs 6.13 Lakh .

Honda Brio News

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Honda working on a 1.2 liter i-DTEC diesel engine for Brio
By Jeo George Posted on Oct,10,17 4:01 PM

Ever since offering the 1.5 liter i-DTEC diesel engine in its cars, Honda has been tremendously performing in the respective segments. The Amaze, City and Mobilio are selling like hot cakes and have considerably worried their competitors. It seems Ho

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Honda to inspect Brio and Amaze non-ABS models
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on May,05,05 6:14 PM

Japanese car maker Honda has announced that it has issued an inspection recall of its Brio hatchback and Amaze compact sedan that are not equipped with anti-lock braking system. The inspection is in regard to the mis-assembly of proportioning va

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Survey Hyundai Grand i10 AT is favourite automatic hatch
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Apr,04,29 6:56 AM

Automatic transmission equipped mass segment cars have never really caught on in the Indian market, largely because of two reasons, their higher price tag and lower fuel efficiency in relation to their manual counterparts. Nevertheless, there

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Honda Brio and Amaze do away with beige interior inserts
By Abhishek Chaliha Posted on Mar,03,10 1:55 PM

  In September of 2013, Honda had introduced a limited edition of the Honda Brio called the Brio Exclusive that featured a black dashboard which did away with the beige plastic insert stretching from the top of the center console to the d

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Honda launches Brio special edition prices at Rs. 4.62 lakh
By Manisha Sharma Posted on Sep,09,30 5:04 PM

Honda Cars India Ltd. has launched the Brio Exclusive Edition variant which also marks the second anniversary of the Brio in India. The Brio Exclusive Edition is based on the SMT variant. It comes with new all black interiors comprising of new upho

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MY RED BRIO S MT--Awesome
By Posted on Nov,11,13 4:26 PM

Pros interiors are way too spacious..and rear look is unique to grasp attention

Cons rear parcel tray is missing and no accessory kits yet available..

too spacious..and rear look is unique to grasp attention with wide seats for more comfort.front look is very nice and low on engine noise..but rear parcel tray is missing and no accessory kits yet available..

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very poor fuel efficiency(mileage)
Posted on Jul,07,09 5:37 PM

Pros great look

Cons less comfortable,back window mirror not full down

poor mileage in -approx 8kmltr in city drive. very poor- i feel i have been a mistake in selection for car i.e. HONDA BRIO

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Pros Great looks, good mileage,parcel tray as well as accessory kits are available.

Cons no bad thing to even notice.Spares are also reasonable.

Great looks, good mileage,parcel tray as well as accessory kits are available.no bad thing to even notice.Spares are also reasonable.spares,accessory kit,parcel tray are now available... RED and BLACK look awesome...love it and it loves u back..true!!!

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bro diesel
By Posted on Jun,06,19 2:53 PM

Pros greatlooks good mileage

Cons still not seen

much awaited car in india so far in the history of automobile industry

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MY RED BRIO S MT--Awesome
By Posted on Nov,11,13 4:25 PM

Pros interiors are way too spacious..and rear look is unique to grasp attention

Cons rear parcel tray is missing and no accessory kits yet available..

too spacious..and rear look is unique to grasp attention with wide seats for more comfort.front look is very nice and low on engine noise..but rear parcel tray is missing and no accessory kits yet available..

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Comments

By jitu Posted on Aug,28,2011 at 13:30 PM

i think its a great car but Honda should also launch the automatic version as it is very useful for indian traffic point
of view


By SUMIT Posted on Aug,28,2011 at 13:30 PM

Now if they really want to enter into the hatchback segment then their introductory price must not be more than be Rs
3.99 Lacs as same as for Toyota Etios Liva which does not have a power steering & this way it will be an attraction
for the buyers to sw


By HIREn RaThOD Posted on Aug,28,2011 at 13:30 PM

HONDA always give best car to INDIA AND BRIO best car in Hatchback


By n2k Posted on Aug,28,2011 at 13:30 PM

handsome look , design is so beautiful i want to gift this car my father


By mohinder sharma Posted on Aug,28,2011 at 13:30 PM

it is gonna be a revolutoinery car in indian market and wii be sold like hot cakes i guess,honda is always known for its
refinements and great quality currently using honda city totally satisfactory car.honda is unbeatable indeed


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