Honda BRIO

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Customer Rating
: 4/5
Expert Rating
: 9/10
: 2 Yrs / 40,000 kms (Whichever is earlier)
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4.1 Lakhs - 6.1 Lakhs

Strong Areas

  • Honda Brand a +ve
  • Generous cabin space
  • Refined performance engine
  • Reliable and dependable car
  • Excellent after-sales support

Weak Areas

  • No diesel
  • Small boot space 
  • No CD player option
  • No automatic climate control
  • Interior quality below Honda standards
Honda BRIO

Honda BRIO available in 6 variants

Brio is a subcompact hatchback by Honda which was launched in India in the year 2011. Besides India it is also produced in Thailand. After these two countries the car has also been launched in South Africa in the year 2012. Honda designed the car with its "man maximum, machine minimum" principle. 

Since its launch the car has won several awards like “Variant Car of The Year” at Car India Awards 2013, “The Highest Ranked Premium Compact Car” in J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2012 India Initial Quality Study (IQS), “Jury Award 2012” by Business Standard Motoring, “Hatch of the year - Petrol 2011” by Car India, “Premium Hatchback of the Year” by ET Zigwheels Awards 2011, “Reader`s Choice Small Car of the Year” by the BBC Top Gear Magazine Awards 2011, “Small Car of the Year” by NDTV Car & Bike Awards 2012, “Hatchback of the Year` award by Vicky.in People`s Choice Awards 2011 and “Sub-Compact car of the year” by Bloomberg UTV Autocar India.

Honda Brio has one of the most powerful and refined engines in its segment. The car is powered with 1.2 L SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine with 4 cylinders and 16 valves and is available in both manual and automatic transmission. The engine has a displacement of 1198 cc. The Brio is capable to churn out a maximum power of 88 PS @6000 rpm and maximum torque (In both Manual and Automatic Transmission) of 109 NM @4500 rpm. The front has a disc brake while the rear comes with drum brakes. The turning radius of Manual Transmission is 4.5 m while for Automatic Transmission is 4.7 m. The car comes with PGM-Fi fuel supply system. It has a fuel capacity of 35 L. The Brio can deliver a mileage of about 19.4 kmpl for the manual transmission and about 16.5 kmpl for the automatic transmission. 

In terms of exterior look, Honda Brio certainly has a supremely classy design which is based on the ‘Double Triangle’ exterior design concept. The front of the car has an edgy and captivating chrome grille and a fine line rising from the dynamic crystal headlamps that imparts character to the vehicle. It has a wide stance that helps the vehicle in robust and stable driving. From the side, the outside rear view mirrors are Brio body coloured which can be adjusted electronically. In the rear, the back lights are placed at the extreme ends with an all glass finish. In addition, its aerodynamic design theme adds to the style statement that it makes.  

The overall length of Brio is 3610 mm, width is 1680 mm and height is 1500 mm. 

Moving on to the interiors, the features and styling will impress you the moment you enter inside the car. The car has got spacious legroom and headroom and has a seating capacity of 5 people. The driver seat can be adjusted as per the convenience. Front seats have integrated headrests. It has a single tone beige interior in all the variants except in the Brio V MT which has dual-tone beige interior. The car has an electronically powered tiltable three-spoke steering wheel with mounted audio controls on it. The dashboard is simple and uncluttered. It has a well fitted and good quality plastic to boast of in the segment. The dashboard has 4 AC vents, the control of which lies on the central console. In terms of other features, the car has an advanced integrated USB audio system, Unique and sporty Triple Analog 3D Meters with enhanced visibility, spacious glove box, front & rear drink holder, electrically adjustable rear view mirrors, power windows, central locking, and fuel consumption display.
In terms of safety, Brio is equipped with range of safety features like ABS (Anti-lock Braking system) with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), G-CON that reduces the impact in the event of crash and crumple zones ensure pedestrian safety, pretensioner seat belts with speed limiter & dual SRS airbags. 

Taking the overall features, style, performance, and fuel efficiency in mind the car is a good one. 


Honda has worked on clever packaging to make its baby – Brio - a fun to drive hatchback. It comes with a very efficient engine, a spacious cabin and offers excellent ride. Some recent upgrades have also made the car even more competitive in ...Read More
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Key Features
  • Antenna
  • Halogen lights
  • AC with heater
  • Central locking
  • Chrome front grill
  • Front power windows  
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Single tone beige cabin
  • Electric power steering
  • Tachometer with fuel level display


For a good share in the Indian hatchback market, Honda finally brought a car that has a bundle of qualities and is also priced right. The 1198 cc 4 cylinder petrol engine of Brio borrowed from Jazz, is peppy and behaves very well in slow moving ci...Read More
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Key Features
  • Keyless entry
  • Accessory socket
  • Seat back pocket
  • Full trim wheels
  • Headlight leveller
  • Front/rear mudguards
  • Co-driver side pockets
  • Driver seat height adjuster
  • Steering mounted audio controls
  • + All Features of EX MT & E MT variants


With its beautiful design, efficient engine and fairly suitable pricing, Honda Brio shows that the Japanese car maker has finally started understanding and acknowledging the psyche of buyers in India. This little hatchback is proving to be a pract...Read More
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Key Features
  • Alloy wheels 
  • Rear defogger
  • Chrome air vents
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Silver inner door handles
  • Front & rear power windows
  • Vanity mirror on driver and Co-driver visor
  • + All Features of S MT, EX MT and E MT variants. 
  • Integrated audio system with AM/FM/MP3/USB/Aux-in


A meticulously stylish Honda with at least three variants in the sub 5 lakhs range, Brio is adored for its enjoyable performance, efficient i VTEC engine and positive power to weight ratio. Light controls, smooth gearshift and slick maneuverabilit...Read More
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Key Features
  • Immobilizer
  • ACE body structure
  • Fully foldable rear seat
  • Driver seat belt reminder
  • Sport amber colour illumination
  • + All Features of E MT variant.
  • Body coloured handles and mirrors
  • Silver steel wheels with centre hub caps 
  • 1-DIN audio with coin box with front speakers


Honda’s bigger hatchback Jazz when originally launched in India was not quite successful. The Japanese car maker learnt a lesson that right size and pricing of a car are very important to woo the buyers in this part of the world. And by ...Read More
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Key Features
  • Dual horn
  • ABS with EBD
  • Full size spare wheel
  • High mount stop lamp
  • Electrically adjustable OVRM
  • Day/night inside rear view mirror
  • Seat belt pretensioner with load limiter 
  • Silver steering wheel with gear knob garnish 
  • Front driver i-SRS & passenger SRS air bag
  • + All Features of V MT, SMT, EX MT and E MT variants. 


Encouraged by the success of Brio, Honda also decided to launch this nice, little hatch with automatic transmission. The Brio Auto option is only in top end model. It runs on the same 1.2 litre i-VTEC engine as the manual variants. This motor is k...Read More
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Key Features


  • Dual horn
  • ABS with EBD
  • Full size spare wheel
  • High mount stop lamp
  • Electrically adjustable OVRM
  • Day/night inside rear view mirror
  • Seat belt pretensioner with load limiter 
  • Silver steering wheel with gear knob garnish 
  • Front driver i-SRS & passenger SRS air bag
  • + All Features of V MT, SMT, EX MT and E MT variants. 

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