Honda Mobilio Variants
Editorial Test Drive Review of Honda Mobilio
Honda's first 7 seater MPV for India comes in the form of the Mobilio and is available in two engine options of a 1.5-litre petrol (from the City sedan) and a 1.5-litre diesel (from the Amaze and City sedans). Both the engine options get a standard 5-speed manual transmission only. The ARAI certified economy for the petrol version stands at a segment best 17.3kmpl while for the diesel, it is quoted as 24.2kmpl, again a segment best.
The Mobilio is based on the same Brio platform as the Amaze. However, in this case, the wheelbase has been extended by as much as 247mm over the Amaze and this liberates acres of room on the inside. The Mobilio is a genuine 7 seater with even the last row being comfortable for two average sized adults. As expected, the Mobilio comes with the same cabin design as the Amaze, however, the top end versions get wooden inserts and a touch screen audio system to spice up things. Space remains a strong point here and the second row can be adjusted for leg room. Both the second and third rows can also be reclined and everyone gets their individual bottle / cup holders across the rows.
On the outisde, the Mobilio looks like the Amaze as far as front treatment is concerned but Honda has cleverly given the Mobilio a different grille and a sporty looking bumper. The RS version futher looks bling with projector lamps, new bumpers, body kit etc. The Mobilio also gets taller 15-inch wheels as compared to 14 for the Brio / Amaze and this has also helped to bump up the ground clearance to 189mm. At the back, the Mobilio differs from the regular MPVs we see in India and does look pleasing to the eyes.
As of now, there is no AT on offer but Honda might introduce this at a later stage as per customer demand.
Honda Mobilio Interiors
The Mobilio has a longer wheelbase than the Amaze and this helps to liberate a lot of room on the inside. While the first two rows have ample space for large and tall adults, the last row is not bad and can seat two average sized adults with ease. The good part is that the second row can be adjusted for leg room / knee room and both the 2nd and 3rd row seats can also be adjusted for recline.
The design of the interiors remains same as the Amaze and this means the Mobilio gets a two tone color scheme. Now while the cabin is practical and airy, for a car that sells at over 10 lakh (on-road), the design seems a bit dated. In comparison, the Ertiga is much better. However, apart from this, the Mobilio scores high points. Big windows aid visibility and there are numerous bottle and cup holders around. For example, front passengers get bottle holders in the door and cup holders ahead of the gear lever. 2nd row passengers gets both bottle and cup holders in the door (they are usable) and the last row passengers get their own cup holders and mobile phone slots.
The top end version of the Mobilio will come with features like leatherite seat covers, touch screen infotainment system, sat nav, rear camera etc. However, there is omission of functions like auto-up for driver side window, auto lock of doors, a comprehensive driver info display (only fuel economy is shown) etc. Even the audio system sound average.
Honda Mobilio Interiors Details
Honda Mobilio Boot space
The boot space on the new Honda Mobilio MPV is very spacious. With both the rear seats folded it allows you store a vase amount of luggage. With all three seats up and being used the boot space is very little. But with the last row folded you can easily take luggage for all 5 people easily.
Honda Mobilio Speedometer
The speedometer on the Honda Mobilio is an analog unit and looks modern and fresh.
Honda Mobilio Gear lever
The gear lever is easy to hold on the new Mobilio MPV. It provides adequate grip and is easy to shift gears with this unit.
Honda Mobilio Cup holders
Honda Mobilio MPV has cup holders infront of the gear lever. It prevents your drinks from spilling over during a drive and keeps it steady.
Honda Mobilio Exteriors
The Mobilio is based on the Amaze and hence looks similar when viewed from the front. However, it gets a single slot but wide chrome grille and a new front bumper that looks nice. The length of the Mobilio is also longer and this is easily noticable. Wheel size has gone up to 15-inches with 185mm width as compared to 175 for Amaze and City and at the back, the Mobilio looks pretty impressive. Overall, its a nice looking MPV and that RS version makes the exteriors look stunning.
This RS version comes with different alloys, a complete body kit, projector lamps, day time running strip etc. This version is also being offered a new color exclusive to the RS only. The Mobilio also has a lower height which makes it look car like rather than van like.
Honda Mobilio Exteriors Details
Honda Mobilio Front design
The front design is quite remarkable on the new Mobilio MPV. It has a thick strip of chrome on the front grille along with stylish tear drop shaped headlamps. It has trendy fog lamps and well styled bumper.
Honda Mobilio Rear design
The rear has split tail lamps which look quite good on the new Honda Mobilio MPV. It also brings a rear spoiler and a rear windshield wiper.
Honda Mobilio Side profile
The new MPV has a long wheelbase and looks elegant. The alloy wheels are beautiful and the side profile gives the Mobilio a stylish look.
Honda Mobilio Ground Clearance
The ground clearance of the new Honda Mobilio is 185mm which allows you to go over most speed breakers and potholes comfortably even when it is fully loaded.
Honda Mobilio Engine & Performance
The Honda Mobilio offers excellent performance from its 1.5-litre petrol engine that is a direct lift off from the Honda City. At 119PS, this motor puts out enough grunt to propel the MPV to serious speeeds. Infact, its a very rev happy motor and is a delight to push hard and drive fast. The petrol Mobilio is even faster than some of the sedans in its segment.
The diesel engine is the same as City and Amaze and offers very good low end juice for city use. There is enough torque flow at under 2000rpm and turbo lag is well controlled, something that the Ertiga suffers from. The diesel engine can be revved too and though it gets noisy, there is a lot of performance on tap. This engine is prone to typical diesel noise but NVH levels on the inside as well controlled.
Both the engines come mated to a standard 5-speed manual transmission
Honda Mobilio Engine and Performance Details
Honda Mobilio Top speed
The Mobilio MPV has a top speed of 150 kmph.
Honda Mobilio In-gear acceleration
Honda Mobilio has very good in-gear acceleration.
Honda Mobilio Gearbox
Mobilio MPV comes in a 5 speed manual transmission for automatic CVT in petrol while the diesel variant comes with Manual gearbox only.
Honda Mobilio Power
Mobilio has a 1.5 liter petrol engine that makes 116 Bhp of power and the 1.5 liter diesel engine version has 100 Bhp of power.
Honda Mobilio Mileage and Running Costs
The Mobilio is offered in two engine options. Both these engines offer best in class fuel economy. The petrol 1.5-litre engine has a rated economy of 17.3kmpl as per ARAI and you can expect a real world economy of over 11-12kmpl in city and 16-18kmpl on the highways.
The diesel engine gets a rated economy of 24.2kmpl and this motor will deliver over 15-16kmpl in city and 22-24kmpl on the highways at speeds between 90-100km/h
Honda Mobilio Mileage View full detail
|Honda Mobilio Petrol Variants|
|Honda Mobilio 1.5 V i-VTEC||17.3 kmpl|
|Honda Mobilio 1.5 E i-VTEC||17.3 kmpl|
|Honda Mobilio 1.5 S i-VTEC||17.3 kmpl|
|Honda Mobilio Diesel Variants|
|Honda Mobilio 1.5 V i-DTEC||24.2 kmpl|
|Honda Mobilio 1.5 E i-DTEC||24.2 kmpl|
|Honda Mobilio 1.5 S i-DTEC||24.2 kmpl|
|Honda Mobilio 1.5 RS i-DTEC||24.2 kmpl|
Honda Mobilio Mileage Details
Honda Mobilio City fuel economy
Honda Mobilio has a city fuel economy of 15 kmpl.
Honda Mobilio Highway fuel economy
Honda Mobilio has a highway fuel economy of 18.5 kmpl.
Honda Mobilio Tank Range
Mobilio with its tank capacity of 35 liters has a total range of about 600 kms
Honda Mobilio Handling Braking & Safety
Mobilio brings a stable chassis and suspension setup which ensures good handling capabilities. Honda has been successful in minimizing the body roll and hence it provides a compliant ride quality.
Honda Mobilio Handling, Braking & Safety Details
Honda Mobilio Handling
The new MPV from Honda Mobilio offers very good handling for a vehicle of its size. It has minimal body roll and provides a compliant ride quality.
Honda Mobilio Braking performance
It has powerful disc brakes which provide very good bite and hence the braking performance on the Mobilio MPV is very good. It has ABS + EBD + Brake Assist for effective braking.
Honda Mobilio Safety features
Safety features include child lock, Airbags, ABS + EBD, Immobilizer, Seat belts and driver seat belt reminder on the new Honda Mobilio MPV.
Honda Mobilio ABS
Honda Mobilio MPV brings ABS + EBD and Brake Assist.
Honda Mobilio Traction control
New Honda Mobilio does not come with traction control.
Honda Mobilio Comfort & Suspension
The best part about the Mobilio when you drive is that it does not feel like a family MPV. Thanks to clever engineering and a low height, the Mobilio feels more like a car to drive in city traffic. The taller wheels have given it a high ground clearance and this is a boon for bad roads. Talking of which, the Mobilio tackles undulations pretty nicely and its only when you drive it over sharp edges do you feel the slightly stiff set-up. But this is helpful when the Mobilio is driven with a full load of 7 passengers.Spacious interiors also play a vital role in the overall comfort and further, big windows add to the airy feel. The Mobilio is also faily stable at high speeds and this is more true for the diesel version that has more weight on the front wheels. The petrol Mobilio has more vertical movement that the diesel model but as compared to the most other MPVs, the Mobilio fares very well at high speeds
Honda Mobilio Comfort & Suspension Details
Honda Mobilio Comfort
Mobilio MPV provides a comfortable driving experience as the suspension on the new MPV is tweaked to provide very good ride quality.
Honda Mobilio Front suspension
The front suspension on the new Honda Mobilio MPV is a double wishbone suspension.
Honda Mobilio Rear suspension
The rear suspension consists of trailing suspension.
Honda Mobilio Specifications and Features
|Mileage Highway||17 kmpl|
|Mileage City||12 kmpl|
|Mileage Overall||14 kmpl|
Wheels & Tyres
|Wheel Size||15 inch|
|Wheel Type||Steel rims|
Honda Mobilio Features
|Honda Mobilio||1.5 V i-VTEC||1.5 E i-VTEC||1.5 S i-VTEC||1.5 V i-DTEC||1.5 E i-DTEC||1.5 S i-DTEC||1.5 RS i-DTEC|
Honda Mobilio Price
The ex showroom price of Honda Mobilio ranges from Rs 6.49 Lakh to Rs 10.86 Lakh. Honda Mobilio is available in 7 variants. To find the on road price of Honda Mobilio you need to click on the check on road price.
Honda Mobilio has 3 Petrol variant(s), 4 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Honda Mobilio 1.5 V i-VTEC which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 8.77 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Honda Mobilio 1.5 RS i-DTEC which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 10.86 Lakh .
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Honda Mobilio Reviews
By Abhinav Posted on Jun,06,06 10:01 AM
Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
Cons Average Looks,Boring interiors
The Ertiga is the MPV choice under Rs 9 lac while the Innova is the king when it comes a MPV under 13-14 lac. But now, I feel, the Mobilio is here to demolish both these two MPVs by offering best of all the worlds. I did sit in the car at the Auto Expo and trust me, though the interiors dont look very jazzy, the space in the car for 7 people along with storage spaces makes it so nice for a family. And how can you neglect the 100PS diesel engine that will put to the shame other MPV with real world mileage of 15-16kmpl. Can't wait for this one to come to showrooms. It makes so much sense for people like me. Hope Honda works to bring down the cabin noise from the diesel engine which is a sore point in the Amaze sedan.
By seema c Posted on Jan,01,15 1:24 PM
Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Comfort,
Cons ,must get other specification like interiors & mileage
Looks great, and i smell would be top in indian market. send other details of vehicle comming to market, to blow off other competitors, atleast with march 2014. I am interested in buying diesel version
By Nagaraj Posted on Feb,02,01 1:29 AM
Pros Great Looks,Fuel Efficiency,
Cons ,i write after test drive
something wonderful look... right choice for family... I love u mobile.. come fast to my home
By RAVI Posted on Feb,02,13 11:13 PM
Pros Great Looks,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,
Eagerly waiting to own. expecting better fuel efficiency like honda amage. spacious interiors even in third row
By S. Chandra Posted on Jul,07,23 9:09 PM
Pros Great Looks,Comfort,Looks Comfortable same as Ertiga
Cons CongestedUncomfortable,Vs Innova
Cant except looks as this has not been tried on road. Looks like change of Body and Interiors of Amaze