When looking for a new car, bulk of the attention is centered around the list price. But what’s also critical is the overall ownership experience and cost. It’s important to consider the total cost of ownership—which includes the maintenance and repairs and running cost (fuel consumption) and resale value. Given that the ownership aspect may stretch upwards of 5 years, it should be an experience where it’s stress-free and low cost.
Ask any Honda owner and they’re sure to tell you that Honda is known to deliver world-class quality products, thanks to its Durability, Quality, Reliability (DQR) DNA. Like all other Honda vehicles, the All-New BR-V stays true to that promise by giving its owners more savings in terms of cost and time, especially during the ownership aspect. This also contributes to good resale value for Honda vehicles.
With today’s high gasoline prices, the more pressing item for anyone is how to save money on fuel. Then check the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. In fact, in a fuel eco run sanctioned by the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), the All-New 2023 BR-V (1.5 V CVT) achieved 24.71 km/L! The other BR-V models also achieved remarkable figures: 21.48 km/L for the VX and 22.61 km/L for the 1.5 S CVT. The impressive BR-V fuel mileage are due to the improved 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine and CVT gearbox, resulting to better power delivery and improved fuel efficiency.
Aside from fuel mileage, it’s crucial to study the Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) cost. Any way you put it, PMS is an errand and takes much time and effort to do, not to mention, it can be quite an expense per visit. With the DQR parts and built of the Honda BR-V vehicles, PMS visits are reduced to just every six months or 10,000 kilometers, or twice a year (from the typical four times per year for others).
Thanks to Honda’s DQR DNA, there is minimal parts replacement. In fact, the Honda website includes the detailed parts checking and maintenance guide per model as well as the maintenance cost per Honda vehicle on a per milestone (every 6 months or km). All these – fuel efficiency, fewer PMS, minimal parts replacement – result in the BR-V having the lowest cost of ownership compared to other sub-compact 7-seater SUVs or MPVs.
Aside from low cost of ownership, the following are key areas to look for in a 7-seater SUV:
Spaciousness: It should be spacious and comfortable with ample legroom and head clearance. The All-New BR-V is able to serve the needs of the driver and passengers.
Stylish: It should be stylish and attractive, especially that the vehicle is an extension of its owner. The All-New BR-V features an enhanced rugged yet premium look.
Safety and Comfort Features: It should be an interior that makes drives comfortable and safe for the driver and passengers. The All-New BR-V offers leather seats, automatic climate control, full suite of airbags, rear parking camera with guidelines, and Honda SENSING—Honda’s advanced driver assist system.
Clearly, the All-New Honda BR-V is the complete package of great value – reasonable cost and stress-free ownership. Perfect for Filipino families who want to get the most out of every peso.
The All-New Honda BR-V comes in four variants: the BR-V 1.5 S MT, BR-V 1.5 S CVT, BR-V 1.5 V CVT, and the BR-V 1.5 VX CVT Honda SENSING. It’s available in the following colors: Tafetta White, Lunar Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl, Meteoroid Gray Metallic, and Premium Opal White Silver Pearl.
The All-New Honda BR-V is now available for reservation at all of Honda’s 37 authorized dealerships. Visit
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