Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has revealed that based on its recently concluded Fuel Economy Run in partnership with Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP), the all-new Honda Brio and refreshed Honda BR-V are some of the most fuel efficient cars in their respective classes.
After being driven for a total of 231.45 kilometers through highway night driving, the Brio achieved a fuel mileage of 24.39 kilometers per liter, while the BR-V achieved 22.58 kilometers per liter
To ensure that the two vehicles were tested under realistic driving conditions, HCPI and AAP set the following parameters:
- Speed at 60-80kph at 1500 to 2000 rpm
- Aircon set at 50% cool at blow fan speed 1
The BR-V’s fuel consumption result proved remarkable given that it has the most powerful engine in its class, producing 120 hp @ 6,600 rpm, and 145 Nm of torque @ 4,800 rpm. Whereas the competition insists on a 4-speed automatic, which seems archaic in this day and age, the BR-V uses Honda’s Earth Dreams CVT with a 7-speed manual mode, propelling the front wheels. With this, the BR-V now achieves the distinct position of being the most powerful in its class, yet with excellent fuel efficiency.
The Brio remains to be one of the few in its class with an inline-4 petrol engine. The 1.2-liter i-VTEC petrol engine produces 89 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 110 Nm of torque @ 4,800 rpm. Of course, with its small engine, the Brio is expected to achieve excellent fuel economy, but with class-leading space and legroom, overall superb drivability, and above-average power, the Honda Brio remains to be a standout offering in its segment.
The Fuel Economy Run is an initiative of Honda Cars Philippines Inc., as supervised and certified by Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) with the objective of providing customers accurate and relevant information to aid in their car selection process. By knowing the fuel rating of these vehicles achieved through realistic conditions, customers will be able to make informed and intelligent decisions in their car purchase.