Let's take a closer look at the all-new Honda BR-V 2019

Updated Mar 10, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

After three years, the Honda BR-V 2019 gets a whole heap of improvements for its exterior and interior styling and also new features!

The Honda BR-V is Honda’s popular, 5-door compact crossover that has been around since 2015. With only about three years in the automotive market, it has now received a significant update for the model year 2019 with Indonesia being the first get the new BR-V.

A couple of days ago, the Honda BR-V has arrived on Philippine shores where it is poised to compete against other seven-seaters like the Toyota Rush and the Mitsubishi Xpander.

Also of note is that this facelifted Honda BR-V 2019 are now assembled locally in a Honda facility located in Santa Rosa, Laguna and it gets two variants, the 1.5V, and the 1.5S.

Now let’s take a closer look at the new, updated 2019 Honda BR-V.

A picture the face lifted 2019 Honda BR-V

The new and improved Honda BR-V has adopted a more aggressive look.

1. Honda BR-V 2019: Styling Updates

The first thing you’ll notice is that the latest Honda BR-V gets a new front bumper which is clearly inspired by another Honda vehicle: the CR-V. Also, the 1.5V will get LED daytime running lights while the 1.5S will have the usual projector lights.

The front also has new vent-like features that run towards both sides of the bumper which aside from the largeness, also makes the BR-V look sportier.

Honda BR-V 2019 styling updates

Honda BR-V gets a new front design

At the rear, one might say that the BR-V didn’t change that much but it is in fact given new bits and pieces here and there like the new rear diffuser. The reflectors which were previously on the lower part of the bumper are now flanking the lower part of either side of the vehicle’s rear.

These are now vertically aligned. Also new are the totally different 16 inch wheels which look sportier than the ones on the previous BR-V.

2. 2019 Honda BR-V: The revised interior and other features

According to latest updates in the auto industry, Honda wants the BR-V to feel sportier as such, they gave the top of the line 1.5 V a dominantly black colored interior with red accents on the leather timed seats as well as red-colored leather door armrests.

The shifter and steering wheel are similarly themed giving the BR-V’s entire interior air of added sophistication and sportiness. Also as you may well know black colored interiors are less susceptible to stains from either wear and tear or spilled food items so dark is a good way to go.

A picture of the faclifted 2019 Honda BR-V's interior

While the new BR-V gets stylishly dark themed interior with red accents, the dimensions of the roomy interior remain the same

The new Honda BR-V 2019 interior now also has a larger 8-inch infotainment system that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto adding to the functionality of the vehicle. 

Another important feature to be added, possibly due to popular demand, is a helpful rear view parking camera. What remains the same are the front passenger and driver airbags, central locking, an anti-lock braking system, and stability control.

A picture of the rear of the facelifted Honda BR-V

The rear parking camera is a very welcome addition as the BR-V is indeed a sizable vehicle

3. Honda BR-V 2019: Engine and transmission

While a lot has been changed to the interior and styling of the 2019 BR-V, the engine and transmission remain the same. It still that trustworthy 1.5-liter VTEC that’s capable of producing up to 118 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through a CVT.

Honda BRV 2019 engine

Honda BR-V 2019 remains the I-VTEC engine

4. Honda BR-V 2019 Philippines price list

The updated 2019 Honda BR-V gets two variants, the 1.5V, and the 1.5S. One major difference the top of the line 1.5V will have are paddle shifters and LED daytime running lights plus many other useful features and toys. There are no differences however with regards to the engine output. 

2019 Honda BR-V 1.5S
Php 1,035,000
2019 Honda BR-V 1.5V
Php 1,155,000

>>> Find cheaper options in our Honda BR-V for sale section

Know more about Honda BR-V 2024

Honda BR-V

The 2023 Honda BR-V is a seven-seater compact MPV. It is now in its 2nd-gen version, and it has four different variants in the local market. There’s the top-spec VX honda Sensing priced at 1,390,000, V CVT priced at Php 1,300,000, the S CVT which has a price tag of Php 1,190,000, and the entry-level S MT priced at Php 1,100,000. 

Under the hood of the Honda BR-V is a 1.5-liter gasoline inline-4 engine that’s capable of making up to 119 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque. Sending power to its front wheels is a continuously variable transmission (CVT). 

Size-wise, the all-new BR-V is 4,490mm long, 1,780mm wide, and 1,685mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,700mm, and a ground clearance of 207mm.                  

In the local market, the Honda BR-V competes against the Toyota Avanza, Hyundai Staria, Nissan Livina, Mitsubishi Xpander, among others.  

₱ 1,058,000 - ₱ 1,390,000

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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