Thinking of getting a Honda BR-V (or Brio) soon but not quite sure of the fuel economy?
Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI), along with the help of the Automobile Association of the Philippine (AAP), just conducted a fuel economy run that proved both the BR-V and Brio can go the extra mile.
After being driven for a total of 231.45 km, the Brio 1.2 V CVT and the BR-V 1.5 S CVT were able to achieve an average fuel consumption of over 20 km/l. The five-door hatchback was able to return 24.39 km/l while the high-riding SUV was able to do 22.58 km/l.
The two vehicles were tested under some very specific driving conditions. Both vehicles had to have average speeds between 60 – 80 km/h only with RPMs maintained at 1500 – 2000 rpm. Moreover, the aircon had to be set to 50% cool while the fan speed was set to 1. Both models benefit from i-VTEC and are mated to an Earth Dreams-developed CVT. In addition, the Brio comes with a 35-liter tank while the BR-V has a 42-liter tank.
Thanks to the fuel economy test, the Honda BR-V proved that despite being the most powerful in its class (120 PS), it is also one of the most efficient. The Brio, on the other hand, was able to achieve excellent fuel economy with its small packaging despite having class-leading cabin space and legroom.
The fuel economy run is an initiative of HCPI as supervised and certified by the AAP with the objective of providing customers accurate and relevant information to aid in their car selection process.
The caveat though is that fuel economy varies greatly depending on traffic, vehicle load, vehicle condition, driver technique (and patience), wind resistance, weather factors, and more. Results may likely vary.