Long-term test (Introduction): Honda BR-V 1,5 Elegance CVT
Setting the Honda apart from those rivals is crossover styling that fits in somewhere between that of an MPV and an SUV. That has its benefits. Climb inside and there is generous space in the driver’s seat and in the second row. Small adults can fit in the third row of seats (offering two separate pews), but ideally these chairs are perfect for children and they even offer access to cupholders.
I’ve picked up on a few cabin quirks. There is no back lighting for the gearlever position (P, R N, D) or for the buttons controlling the windows and mirrors. It’s not the end of the world but it takes some getting used to every time you drive the BR-V at night and need to make adjustments.
We’ve been outspoken about some of Honda’s infotainment systems and this one also takes some time to master. With a limited number of buttons, you need to figure out which control changes which setting. Curiously, the ven- tilation system’s screen is larger than the infotainment’s item.
Being a crossover, I definitely plan to do some modest gravel- road driving in the near future to see whether the excellent on-tar ride remains.
After 1 month
Current Mileage: 703 km
Average fuel consumption: 7,43 L/100 km
We like: space; practicality
We don’t like: design of infotainment system
Long-term test (Update 1): Honda BR-V 1,5 Elegance CVT
With my new cellphone now connected to the Bluetooth system (you need to hold down the phone button to connect), I can make and receive calls and stream audio effortlessly.
Thankfully, fuel consumption appears to remain constant across a variety of driving environments.
After 2 months
Current Mileage: 2 006 km
Average fuel consumption: 7,21 L/100 km
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