2023 Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Stargazer Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Nov 30, 2022

Hot new MPVs face off.

In this article...

  1. The duel of family-friendly rides
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine
  5. Safety
  6. Price
  7. Conclusion

Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Stargazer: The duel of family-friendly rides

The local MPV market has undoubtedly ramped up in 2022. That’s because this year alone, several MPVs have entered the scene, thus presenting several options for those looking for their next family-friendly ride. 

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One of the newest MPVs on the block is the Honda BR-V. It replaces the old first-generation model, and it comes with a totally new exterior design, and plenty of new onboard features. 

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But how does it compare to the 2023 Hyundai Stargazer, another fresh-new MPV that entered the local scene in 2022? Let’s find out by comparing their top-spec variants against each other as they represent the best of what each model has to offer. That’s the GLS Premium for the Hyundai Stargazer, and the VX Honda Sensing for the Honda BR-V.  

Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Stargazer: Exterior

With regards to its sizing, the all-new Honda BR-V VX trim is 4,490mm long, 1,780mm wide, and 1,685mm in height. It also has a ground clearance of 207mm, and a wheelbase length of 2,700mm. 

Honda BR-V VX Honda Sensing 1.5 CVT 

Dimensions 

Hyundai Stargazer GLS Premium 1.5 IVT 

4,490mm 

Length 

4,460mm 

1,780mm 

Width 

1,780mm 

1,685mm 

Height 

1,695mm 

2,700mm 

Wheelbase 

2,780mm 

207mm 

Ground clearance 

185mm 

The all-new Hyundai Stargazer in turn, is 4,460mm long, 1,780mm wide, and 1,695mm in height. Its wheelbase then spans 2,780mm, and it has a ground clearance of 185mm. 

Honda BR-VHyundai Stargazer

Comapre the Honda BR-V (left) and the Hyundai Stargazer (right) using the slider 

Comparing sizes when choosing between two models is important as they might provide hints to how roomy they are, or if they even fit in one’s garage.  

The Stargazer with its longer wheelbase, might offer more legroom, though both do come with the same width. The BR-V is longer overall, whereas the Stargazer is a bit taller off the ground. The Honda also gets a bit more ground clearance compared to the Hyundai MPV.  

The BR-V from the side

The BR-V from the side

Moving on to exterior equipment, both models get LED headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, front fog lamps, and LED taillights. Only the Honda model gets an auto on/off function, but both offer automatic high beams.  

Honda BR-V VX Honda Sensing 1.5 CVT 

Exterior Equipment 

Hyundai Stargazer GLS Premium 1.5 IVT 

LED w/ auto on/off 

Headlights 

LED 

LED 

Daytime running lights 

LED 

LED 

Taillights 

LED 

With 

Front fog lamps 

With 

17-inch 

Wheel size 

16-inch 

Alloy 

Wheel type 

Alloy 

Also common between the two MPVs are a power-folding side mirror, a rear wiper, a shark fin antenna, and a high-mount stop lamp. The Honda does get roof rails, while the Hyundai model does not.  

The Stargazer from the side

The Stargazer from the side

The Hyundai Stargazer also gets a smaller set of 16-inch alloy wheels, whereas the Honda BR-V rides on a set of 17-inch wheels.  

Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Stargazer: Interior

As MPVs competing in the same segment, both the 2023 Honda BR-V and the Hyundai Stargazer offer ample room for up to seven occupants.  

The BR-V's front cabin

The BR-V's front cabin

The seats for the said occupants are clad in leather for both models. The two competing MPVs are also equipped with 60:40 split-folding second-row seats, and 50:50 split-folding third-row seats for added versatility.  

For cargo capacity though, the Hyundai Stargazer has 585 liters with its third row folded down. The Honda BR-V in turn, has a bit less at 530 liters with its third row folded.  

Honda BR-V VX Honda Sensing 1.5 CVT 

Interior equipment 

Hyundai Stargazer GLS Premium 1.5 IVT 

Leather 

Seat material 

Leather 

Manual 

Driver’s seat adjustment 

Manual 

Tilt 

Steering wheel adjustment 

Tilt and Telescopic 

Manual 

Air-conditioning type 

Automatic 

Push button 

Ignition 

Push button 

Seating capacity 

In keeping its occupants comfortable, the Honda model might be better at this since it gets an automatic air-conditioning system. On the flip-side, the Hyundai model comes with a more basic manual climate control system.  

A picture showing the Stargazer's cockpit

Inside the Stargazer's cockpit

Both do offer rear vents for their air-conditioning units. Both also have an ample amount of cupholders, and both also have USB charging ports for the second row, as well as a second-row center armrest.  

When it comes to pampering their drivers, both MPVs are kitted out with a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel and gear shift lever, as well as a push-to-start button. 

A picture of the BR-V's third row seats

The BR-V's third row seats

Only the Hyundai though, gets tilt and telescopic adjustment, while the Honda is adjustable for tilt only. The cruise control system on the top-spec BR-V however, is adaptive, while the one on the top-spec Stargazer is standard. The Honda MPV also gets a simpler analog gauge cluster with a center digital screen, whereas the Hyundai comes with a fully digital meter cluster.  

For onboard entertainment, the Honda BR-V gets a seven-inch touchscreen linked to a six-piece speaker system. Its connectivity options include standard, wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has Bluetooth. 

A picture of the Hyundai Stargazer's third-row seating

The Stargazer's third row seats

The Hyundai Stargazer in turn, gets a larger eight-inch headunit with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also gets a six-piece speaker set, though it gets a wireless charging pad which is absent on the Honda model. 

Honda BR-V VX Honda Sensing 1.5 CVT 

On-board tech 

Hyundai Stargazer GLS Premium 1.5 IVT 

7-inch touchscreen 

Infotainment system 

8-inch touchscreen 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth 

Connectivity options 

Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth 

# of speakers 

Analog 

Gauge cluster 

Digital 

None 

Wireless phone charging 

With 

Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Stargazer: Engine

When engines are concerned, all the Honda BR-V variants come standard with a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline unit that can produce up to 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. On the top-spec VX, this is paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) sending power to its front wheels.  

A picture of the Honda BR-V's engine bay

The Honda BR-V's 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine

The Hyundai Stargazer meanwhile, uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 engine that’s good for 113 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque. It also uses a CVT (Hyundai IVT), and it is also front-wheel-drive.  

If we consider the figures above, the BR-V makes a bit more horsepower. The differences in torque figures between the two though are marginal. 

The Hyundai Stargazer's 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine

The Hyundai Stargazer's 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine

Under the chassis of both the Honda BR-V and the Hyundai Stargazer is a MacPherson strut front suspension, and a torsion beam rear suspension. Both also get a front disc brake, a rear drum brake, and a hand-operated parking brake.

Honda BR-V VX Honda Sensing 1.5 CVT 

Mechanical specs 

Hyundai Stargazer GLS Premium 1.5 IVT 

1.5-liter gasoline 

Engine 

1.5-liter gasoline 

CVT 

Transmission 

IVT 

119 

Horsepower 

113 

145 

Torque 

144 

FWD 

Drive 

FWD 

 

Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Stargazer: Safety

MPVs are commonly used as family rides. But which of these two has the better safety kit? Well for the standard bits that are expected on modern vehicles, both the BR-V and Stargazer are pretty much up to snuff. 

A picture of the Honda BR-V's interior

The BR-V's cockpit is well-arranged

That’s because both come with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control, dual front airbags, side airbags, side curtain airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, hill-start assist, an engine immobilizer, and a car alarm. The Hyundai does add on to those with a tire pressure monitor. 

Both also get a reverse camera, though the Hyundai might prove to be easier to back into a parking spot due to its reverse parking distance warning system.  

A picture of the Hyundai Stargazer's touchscreen

A closer look at the Hyundai Stargazer's headunit

For driver-assistive safety equipment, both models also get an emergency braking system, lane keep assist, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, blind-spot monitoring (LaneWatch for BR-V), and lane departure warning.  

The Hyundai MPV does get some passenger-oriented safety features that aren’t present on the Honda. These include a rear occupant alert, and a safe exit warning system.  

Honda BR-V VX Honda Sensing 1.5 CVT 

Safety equipment 

Hyundai Stargazer GLS Premium 1.5 IVT 

Airbags 

With 

Anti-lock braking w/ EBD 

With 

With 

Reverse camera 

With 

With 

Parking sensors 

With 

Adaptive 

Cruise control 

Standard 

With 

Hill-start assist 

With 

With 

Stability control 

With 

With 

ISOFIX 

With 

With (Camera) 

Blind-spot detection 

With 

With 

Emergency braking 

With 

With 

Lane keep assist 

With 

With 

Lane follow assist 

With 

With 

High-beam assist 

With 

With 

Engine immobilizer 

With 

With 

Car alarm 

With 

None 

Rear passenger detection 

With 

None 

Tire pressure monitor 

With 

None 

Driver attention warning 

With 

None 

Safe exit warning 

With 

Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Stargazer: Price

Honda BR-V Variants 

Price 

BR-V S 1.5 MT 

Php 1,090,000 

BR-V S 1.5 CVT 

Php 1,150,000 

BR-V V 1.5 CVT 

Php 1,295,000 

BR-V VX Honda Sensing 1.5 CVT 

Php 1,390,000 

 

Hyundai Stargazer Variants 

Price 

Stargazer GL 1.5 IVT 

Php 998,000 

Stargazer GLS 1.5 IVT 

Php 1,128,000 

Stargazer GLS Premium 1.5 IVT 

Php 1,218,000 

Honda BR-V vs Hyundai Stargazer: Conclusion

The Honda BR-V is generally up-to-par with the Hyundai Stargazer when it comes to being a family-friendly MPV. Both are seven-seaters, and both are spacious. There are however, some features that are present on the Hyundai MPV that aren’t available on the Honda. 

A picture of the rear of the Honda BR-V

The Honda BR-V from the rear

Like we’ve stated above, the Hyundai has wireless connectivity for its infotainment system, plus a wireless charging pad. This of course eliminates the need for messy wires, which you’ll just have to deal with on the BR-V. 

The Hyundai also gets two passenger-oriented safety features that aren’t present in the Honda. That’s the rear occupant alert, and the safe exit warning system. 

The Hyundai Staria's rear end

The Hyundai Staria's rear end

So which is better? Well, to get a real-world feel for each vehicle, we recommend giving each a test drive. Do note that the top-spec Hyundai Stargazer GLS Premium is a bit more affordable than the BR-V VX Honda Sensing. 

For more comparisons like this, keep it here on Philkotse.  

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

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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