Honda Brio – Review

There will always be some models in the auto industry that will need to make additional variants so as to create the interest alive in their buyers. Honda Brio seems to be one of those. Trends show that an increasing number of buyers are opting for more of hatches with automatic transmissions in crowded cities.


Honda Brio already enjoys the benefits of a very attractive design and a practical 1.2-litre petrol engine.  There are big hopes riding on the vehicle and the impressive international track record that Honda enjoys with smaller cars, this should be a winner for the brand. You will love the peppy drive, great design and the lots of interior space.

Take a look at a comprehensive Honda Brio review here.

Exterior and interiors

The conservative design language of Brio will appeal to the young audience as well as octogenarians. Honda designers have done a radical job when designing he exterior. You will not many sharp edges in the car with a purpose to make the car as aerodynamic as possible. You will find a reduced drag with a boosted fuel economy. The front fascia includes a leaf shaped headlamp surrounding the main headlamp barrel. There is a smaller grill with a chrome bar in the front.  What adds to the appeal of a sporty hatchback are those two sharp lines on the bonnet. Brio leaves a long-lasting impression on the road, with its angular looks. On the inside, the Brio offers comfy seating and generous space. You will be impressed by the superb finish  and fittings in the interiors that are jazzy and go well with the sporty character of Brio. Adorned with elegant upholstery, those dual tone beige interiors and Silver steering wheel garnish has completely foldable rear seats. There is  large boot space as well. Enjoy features like Electric Power steering, Power windows, adjustable driver’s seat, Power adjustable door mirrors, Dash integrated MP3 Player etc.

Engine and performance

Honda Brio is propelled by1198 cc, i-VTEC that can churn out peak torque of 109 Nm at 4600 rpm and a power of 88 PS. Coupled to 5 speed manual/ automatic transmission, the car is easy to drive in tight city spaces.  It can accelerate from 0 – 100 kmpl in just within 16 seconds and offers a top speed of 158 kmph. The performance of Brio is focused and extremely practical, stressing on delivering efficiencies. It gets a usual 5 speed automatic gearbox in place of the CVT. The fuel economy rating stands at 16.5 kpl. The gearbox is good on highway as well as within the city.

Safety features

Honda Brio is rich in safety. There are both active and passive safety features such as Driver and Passenger Airbags, Driver Seat Belt Reminder, Immobilizer, High Mount Stop Lamp, Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.


  • Best 5-speed Automatic gearbox
  • High quality interiors
  • smooth gearshifts and lighter controls
  • healthy power-to-weight ratio


  • Unsettled ride quality
  • Small 175 liter boot
  • puzzled Gearbox
  • steering wheel could get more weight

Honda Brio is certainly one of the most fun-to-drive hatchbacks that is solidly built and economical too. Concluding on Honda Brio review, this is an extremely practical car that will not make a dent on your pocket. One of the downsides is that one gets single piece seats on all its variants.  Gonad is well known for revolutionary engines and quality. Brio is the Japanese automaker’s response to the need of an entry level hatchback in the Indian auto market. This is certainly one of the most stylish hatch among the small cars.

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Jyotsna Ramani is a passionate writer and an avid globetrotter. She had a knack for writing since her early years, though that was mostly letters to her penpals and jotting her thoughts down in her "Dear Diary". Over the years, she realized how her hobby could turn into a full time career and she started writing web content, books and pieces for local magazines. There has been no looking back ever since. Follow Jyotsna Ramani at Google+

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