Which 2024 Honda Brio Variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide]

Updated Sep 07, 2023 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

This refreshed subcompact hatchback has four variants available locally.

The 2024 Honda Brio is now out for the Philippine market. It has received an update, and it boasts an improved exterior look and additional on-board tech.

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This subcompact hatchback has a total of four different variants. There’s the S MT, V CVT, RS CVT, and the RS Black Top CVT. So the question now is, which one of these is the right one for you?

To answer that, here’s a comparison of the refreshed Honda Brio variants in the Philippines. Doing so will help buyers differentiate the four, and so get the best value out of their money.

Honda Brio Variants: Exterior

For exterior features, the top-spec Brio RS and RS Blacktop stand out as the only trims that get LED headlamps, LED front fog lamps, power-folding side mirrors, and a tailgate spoiler. They are also the only variants that get RS Design bits for their grille, side sills, and rear bumpers. The only exterior difference between the RS and the RS Blacktop though, is the latter’s black-colored roof which gives it a two-tone look.

2024 Honda Brio RS

2024 Honda Brio RS

The Brio V and entry-level S meanwhile, are visually simpler than their RS counterparts. Both get reflector halogen headlamps, a honeycomb grille, and manual folding side mirrors. The RS trims and the V though, all get LED daytime running lamps.

All variants then come standard with a micro-type antenna, a front intermittent wiper with a washer, a non-intermittent rear wiper, an LED high-mount stop lamp, LED parking lights, and bulb-type taillights.

2024 Honda Brio V

2024 Honda Brio V

Completing the looks of the RS and RS Blacktop is a set of 15-inch RS Design Aluminum wheels. The V then gets a set of 14-inch Aluminum wheels, while the S MT rides on a set of 14-inch Steel wheels.

Honda Brio Variants: Interior

Step inside the 2024 Brio and you’ll be greeted by a space fit for up to five occupants. Common on all variants is an analog gauge cluster with a digital trip meter, a manual air-conditioning system with digital controls, a urethane steering wheel, and a keyless entry system.

Inside the Brio RS

Inside the Brio RS

The insides of the RS and RS Blacktop stand out thanks to the addition of an RS Design speedometer, interior red accents, and metallic interior door handles. These two higher-spec trims are the only ones that have adjustable headrests, but all four trims have manually adjustable driver’s seats.

For the rest of the Brio variant lineup, all get fabric seats with gray accents and fixed headrests. All four also come with a total of three cup holders, four bottle holders, a 12-volt accessory socket, and a day & night rearview mirror.

Honda Brio Variants: Tech & Safety

Providing on-board entertainment aboard all Brio variants is a seven-inch touchscreen. On the RS Blacktop, RS, and V, this screen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as Bluetooth and USB Connectivity. The entry-level S lacks smartphone mirroring for Apple CarPlay, but it gets Android Mirroring, Bluetooth, and a USB port.

The Brio RS' touchscreen infotainment system

The Brio RS' touchscreen infotainment system

For the RS and RS Blacktop, the sound is outputted by a six-piece speaker system. The V and S meanwhile, get a total of four speakers.

Handling safety on all four trims of the Brio is what you’d expect from a modern vehicle. All get dual front airbags, anti-lock braking, rear parking sensors, and an engine immobilizer. Only the RS Blacktop, RS, and V however, come with a security alarm.

Honda Brio Variants: Engine

Standard on all Brio trims is a 1.2-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that’s capable of producing up to 89 horsepower and 110 Nm of torque. The RS Blacktop, RS, and V get a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The S in turn, is the only trim that uses a five-speed manual gearbox. All four are front-wheel-drive.

Brio's 1.2-liter inline-4 gasoline engine

Brio's 1.2-liter inline-4 gasoline engine (Brio RS pictured)

Likewise common on all four Brio variants is a MacPherson strut front suspension, and a torsion beam rear suspension. All four also use a ventilated front disc brake, a drum-type rear brake, and a hand-operated manual parking brake.

Honda Brio Variants: Price

Honda Brio Variants


Brio S 1.2 MT

Php 735,000

Brio V 1.2 CVT

Php 827,000

Brio RS 1.2 CVT

Php 853,000

Brio RS Blacktop 1.2 CVT

Php 863,000

Honda Brio Variants: Conclusion

For buyers who want the utmost in style and flair, the Brio RS and RS Blacktop might be more to your speed. The RS Blacktop in particular though, might be the one to get if you like your cars in a two-tone look.

RS from the rear

RS from the rear

In the same vein, the RS trims are also the ones to go for if you want the most features. They offer the best sound systems, plus they are the only trims that get LED headlamps and LED front fog lamps.

Brio V from the rear

Brio V from the rear

The V meanwhile, is the one to get if you want a simpler no no-fuss ride that is automatic. A penny pincher who doesn’t mind rowing through gears in turn, might want to lean towards the entry-level Brio S.

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Know more about Honda Brio 2024

Honda Brio

The 2024 Honda Brio is the Japanese automaker's entry into the local hatchback segment. It is considered to be the small hatchback option with a price ranging from Php 735,000 to Php 863,000. The small hatchback is regarded as the entry-level vehicle of the Japanese carmaker. It is available in four variants, including a Black Top option for the top-of-the-line RS variant.

Under the hood, a 1.2-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine is standard across the range, delivering 89 hp and 110 Nm of torque. Depending on the variant, the engine can be paired to either a 5-speed manual or an Earth Dreams continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Brio Philippines offers dimensions that span 3,798 mm in length, 1,682 mm in width, and 1,487 mm in height. The RS trim gets is a bit longer at 3,811mm. Rivals in the hatchback segment include the Toyota Wigo, Kia Picanto, and Suzuki Swift.


₱ 735,000 - ₱ 863,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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