The second generation Honda BR-V has recently been unveiled with an entirely new face, looking every part an affordable compact crossover. This is everything you need to know about the new and improved Honda BR-V

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Is the Honda BR-V a good car? 

The first generation Honda BR-V was never going to win any beauty pageants but it did everything it said on the tin. A budget people mover that got the job. done reliably. The second generation has flipped that particular tin upside down as the new vehicle has shunned its MPV roots and now takes on a more SUV-like appearance with trimmings to match. Powered by the upgraded 1.5l petrol engine it produces 89kW and 145Nm, returning a paltry 6.3l/100km of consumption while still being able to ferry 7 people and their luggage around town.

Who is the Honda BR-V a good car for?

The Honda BR-V is ideal for medium to large families that need space and convenience in their transport. Featuring a host of fitment that is perfect for growing families such as multiple USB charging points in each row, adjustable seating arrangements, and enough space for everyone and the dog.

Is the Honda BR-V a good first car?

The BR-V is well priced and you do get quite a lot of car for your money. It is compact enough to not scare off new drivers and has a decent safety rating featuring 6 airbags for driver and passenger and side protection as well as ISOfix in the second row and lane keeping assist.

Is the Honda BR-V a good family car?

With three seating rows and generous space for 7 as well as a number of convenient seating arrangements, the BR-V is near perfect for families.

Is there a Hybrid Honda BR-V?

The BR-V is only available with a 1.5l petrol engine with no hybrid option on offer in SA

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What’s it like to drive? 

Reviewer’s opinion

The outgoing BR-V had its fair share of outdoorsy styling features, but the long body shape and boxy rear end screamed ‘MPV’ from the rooftops. The BR-V’s placement towards the more affordable end of the market also meant customers didn’t expect a lot of luxury either. People loved it for its practicality and durability, mostly.

– Ane Albertse, AutoTrader

What does it look like?

Exterior

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android, everything you need to know about the honda br-v

Interior

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android, everything you need to know about the honda br-v

What is the Honda BR-V like inside? 

The BR-V was always hailed as a very utilitarian vehicle, with space and comfort front of mind for consumers. Honda has simply taken this a step further and made the BR-V less MPV and more SUV. You still get three rows and massive boot space when the third row is not in use as well as an updated interior for further enhance comfort.

 

Style

Honda has kept to a functional interior but has stepped up the trim level with full leather upholstery and some decently detailed plastics. Updated tech has also found its way into teh dash with a updated infotainment system and digital gauge cluster.

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Tech features

  • Push button start
  • Climate control
  • 7″ infotainment with Apple Car Play and Android Auto
  • USB in and 12v Out
  • Digital cluster

Price and specs

Which is the cheapest Honda BR-V?

The cheapest Honda BR-V is the Trend entry-level trim  – prices usually start from R 379 900

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How much does it cost?

Honda BR-V 1.5 Trend R 379 900
Honda BR-V 1.5 Comfort manual R 409 900
Honda BR-V 1.5 Comfort auto R 434 900
Honda BR-V 1.5 Elegance R 459 900 

*Pricing correct at time of publishing and subject to change without notice.

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Lawrence MinnieLawrence has been involved with motorsports for almost 30 years. Whether it's two wheels or four, if it has an engine, he will try to race it. This love of motor vehicles has led him to ride, drive, film, photograph, and write about his passion. Freelance for a while but now a permanent fixture on the AutoTrader team for over 7 years, Lawrence contributes written, photographic, and video content for AutoTrader and AutoTrader Bikes.View News & Reviews

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