Ground Clearance of all cars selling in India with best and worst in each segment Entry Hatch Tata Nano + AMT – 180 mm Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 – 160 mm Maruti Suzuki Alto k 10 + AMT – 160 mm Hyundai Eon – 170 mm Chevrolet spark – 170 mm Renault Kwid – 180 mm Datsun Redi-go – 185 mm Note : – Datsun Redi-go has the highest ground clearance of 185 mm in entry hatch segment Also Read : 10 Most Expensive Supercars in the World Also Read : List of 15 hard to pronounce Automotive Brands Mid Hatch Maruti Suzuki Wagon R – 165 mm Honda Brio – 165 mm Maruti Suzuki Celerio + AMT Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Chevrolet Beat Petrol and Diesel – 175 mm Ford Figo Petrol and Diesel – 168 mm Tata Tiago – 170 mm Hyundai Grand i 10 Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Maruti Suzuki Swift Petrol and Diesel – 170 mm Tata Bolt Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Toyota Etios Liva Petrol and Diesel – 170 mm FIAT Punto Petrol and Diesel – 185 mm Chevrolet Sail U-VA Petrol and Diesel – 168 mm Nissan Micra Petrol and Diesel – 154 mm Note : – FIAT Punto has the highest ground clearance of 185 mm in mid hatch segment Also Read : How Car companies were named and who founded them Compact SUV’s Mahindra KUV100 – 170mm Maruti Suzuki Ignis – 180mm Honda WR-V – 188mm Premium Hatch / Cross Volkswagen Polo Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Hyundai Elite i20 Petrol and Diesel – 170 mm Honda Jazz Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Maruti Suzuki Baleno Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Hyundai Elite i20 Active Petrol and Diesel – 190 mm Toyota Etios Liva Cross Petrol and Diesel – 190 mm Volkswagen Cross Polo Petrol and Diesel – 185 mm Note : – Hyundai Elite i20 Active and Toyota Etios Liva Cross has the highest Ground Clearance of 190 mm in the segment, both are cross of hatchback.
Also Read : 10 Things to look for while buying a new car Sub 4 Meter Sedans Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire Petrol and Diesel – 170 mm Tata Zest Diesel 75 PS – 175 mm Tata Zest Diesel 90 PS – 165 mm Tata Zest Petrol Revotron – 165 mm Honda Amaze Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Hyundai Xcent Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Ford Figo Aspire Petrol and Diesel – 174 mm VW Ameo Petrol – 165 mm Tata Tigor – 170mm Note : – Tata Zest 75 PS Diesel has the highest Ground clearance of 175 mm among sub 4 meter sedans Also Read : Are you looking for a low cost car modification Mid Sedans Toyota Etios Petrol and Diesel – 174 mm Ford Fiesta Classic Petrol and Diesel – 168 mm Tata Manza Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Chevrolet Sail sedan Petrol and Diesel – 168 mm Nissan Sunny Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Volkswagen Vento Petrol and Diesel – 168 mm Hyundai Verna Petrol and Diesel – 163 mm Honda City Petrol and Diesel – 165 mm Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Petrol and Diesel – 170 mm FIAT Linea Petrol 1.
4 L – 185 mm FIAT Linea Diesel 1.3 L multijet – 190 mm New Ford Fiesta Petrol and Diesel – 156 mm Skoda Rapid Petrol and Diesel – 168 mm Note : – FIAT Linea 1.3 L multijet Diesel has the highest Ground Clearance of 190 mm in mid sedan segment Premium Sedans Skoda Octavia 1.4 L / 1.8 L Petrol and 2.0 L Diesel – 155 mm Skoda Laura 1.8 L Petrol and 2.0 L Diesel – 164 mm Volkswagen Jetta 1.
4 L Petrol and 2.0 L Diesel – 159 mm Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 L Diesel – 165 mm Toyota Altis 1.8 L Petrol and 1.4 L D4D Diesel – 175 mm Hyundai Elantra 1.8 L Petrol and 1.6 L Diesel – 167 mm Skoda Superb 1.8 L Petrol and 2.0 L Diesel – 159 mm Hyundai Sonata 2.4 L Petrol – 155 mm Toyota Camry 2.5 L Petrol – 160 mm Nissan Teana 2.5 L Petrol – 145 mm Honda Civic – 165 mm Note : – Toyota Altis Petrol and Diesel has the highest ground clearance of 175 mm in premium sedan segment Also Read : Do you know what these car body style means Sub 4 Meter SUV’s Ford Ecosports 1.
0 L Ecoboost / 1.5 L Petrol and 1.5 L Diesel – 200 mm Mahindra TUV300 1.5 L mHawk Diesel – 190 mm Mahindra NuvoSport – 180 mm Tata Nexon 1.2 L Petrol and 1.5 L CRDI Diesel – 200 mm Note : – Ford Ecosport and Tata Nexon has the highest ground clearance of 200 mm in Sub 4 meter SUV segment MUV’s / Crossover’s Mahindra Quanto 1.5 L Diesel – 180 mm Maruti Suzuki Ertiga 1.4 L Petrol and 1.
3 L Diesel – 185 mm Renault Lodgy 1.5 L Diesel – 174 mm Honda Mobilio 1.5 L i-VTEC Petrol and 1.5 L i-DTEC Diesel – 189 mm Nissan Evalia 1.5 L Diesel – 180 mm Chevrolet Enjoy 1.4 L Petrol and 1.3 L Diesel – 161 mm Mahindra Xylo 2.2 L CRDI Diesel – 186 mm Tata Aria 2.2 L CRDI Diesel – 200 mm Toyota Innova 2.5 L Diesel – 176 mm Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 1.3 L and 1.6 L DDIS Diesel – 180 mm Maruti Suzuki Ignis – 180 mm Note : – Tata Aria 2.
2 L Diesel has the highest Ground clearance of 200 mm in MUV segment Also Read : Boot / Luggage space comparison of all cars on sale in India SUV’s Renault Duster 1.6 L Petrol and 1.5 L Diesel – 205 mm Nissan Terrano 1.5 L Diesel – 205 mm Hyundai Creta 1.6 L Petrol and 1.4 L / 1.6 L Diesel – 190 mm Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza – 198 mm Honda BR-V – 201 mm Mahindra Scorpio 2.2 L and 2.5 L Diesel – 165 mm Tata Safari Storme 2.
2 L CRDI Diesel – 200 mm Mahindra XUV500 2.2 L mHawk Diesel – 160 mm Tata Safari Dicor 2.2 L Diesel – 205 mm Ford Endeavour – 225 mm Isuzu MU7 – 210 mm Tata Hexa – 200 mm Tata Hexa – 200mm Hyundai Tucson – 172 mm Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner has the highest ground clearance of 225 mm in SUV segment Summary of best and worst Ground clearance cars in all segments Entry Hatch segment Best Ground Clearance – Tata nano and Renault Kwid 180 mm Worst Ground Clearance – Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and K10 160 mm Mid Hatch Segment Best Ground Clearance – FIAT Punto 185 mm Worst Ground Clearance – Nissan Micra 154 mm Premium hatch / Cross Best Ground Clearance – Hyundai Elite i20 Active and Toyota Etios Liva Cross 190 mm Worst Ground Clearance – Volkswagen Polo and Honda Jazz 160 mm Sub 4 meter sedans Best Ground Clearance – Tata Zest 75 PS Diesel 175 mm Worst Ground Clearance – Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest 90 PS Diesel 165 mm Mid Sedans Best Ground Clearance – FIAT Linea 1.
3 L multijet Diesel 190 mm Worst Ground Clearance – New Ford Fiesta 156 mm Premium Sedans Best Ground Clearance – Toyota Altis Petrol and Diesel 175 mm Worst Ground Clearance – Nissan Teana 145 mm Sub 4 Meter Compact SUV’s Best Ground Clearance – Ford Ecosport and Tata Nexon 200 mm Worst Ground Clearance – Mahindra TUV300 190 mm MUV’s / Crossover’s Best Ground Clearance – Tata Aria 2.
2 L Diesel 200 mm Worst Ground Clearance – Chevrolet Enjoy 1.3 L Diesel 161 mm SUV’s Best Ground Clearance – Ford Endeavour and Toyota Fortuner 225 mm Worst Ground Clearance – Mahindra XUV500 2.2 L mHawk Diesel 160 mm Also ReadSee Also: Harley Motorcycle Class
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When you sit inside the Brio for the first time, you will be pleasantly surprised with the interior quality. For a <5 lakh rupee hatchback, the interiors feel really good & are well-screwed together. There is no hint of cost cutting, be it the plastics, fit, finish or the seat fabric. Obviously, there is no soft touch dashboard in here, yet the interiors feel better than most other cars from the segment.
Whatever cost cutting is there, it is not that obvious. Inside the seat back pocket, you'll find soft textured material. The rear bottle-holder (between the front seats) has a small carpet on its base. GTO had driven the Toyota Liva a month back, and he commented that the interiors don't feel anywhere as built to a cost as the Liva's. I really liked the seat fabric; the cushioning was rather decent and you could easily pass it off in a C segment sedan.
The Indian Brio gets a black & beige color combination, unlike the Thai version and its full beige effect. The color palette is similar to other Hondas sold in India. It's not perfect though; the chocolate brown color accents (a la Hyundai i10) on the center console & door armrests look completely out of place. Also, the Brio's body colour is prominently exposed on the front door pockets & the rear door panel! Honda say they did this intentionally as a design touch, but it doesn't work for me at all.
For an entry level Honda, it has stylish door open levers (silver aluminium finish for the V variant, beige for the lower variants). The V variant gets beige carpeting, while the lower variants get black.The dashboard looks basic for the most part. It isn't very deep like in other cab forward designs. Strangely, the stereo is positioned and angled towards the front passenger, and away from the driver.
If there is any variant without steering mounted audio controls, then it's an area of complaint. As is typical with Honda cars, most buttons are from the XL size parts bin, including those for the stereo and air-conditioner. Even the outdated fresh air <-> recirculate lever is big. If you have driven a Honda City before, you will find familiarity with the meter fonts & their orange illumination.
The meter cluster stays illuminated during the day and is very easy to read on the go. The basic MID only displays trip meter info and average fuel consumption.The steering is a standard 3 spoke design, unlike the Jazz & the City whose wheels are Civic-inspired. The Brio's steering is small in size and wonderful to hold. It doesn't get leather cladding, yet the soft touch rubber feels high quality too.
There is no driver seat height adjustment, not even on the top end V variant. This is a feature that women in particular are drawn to. The seats are placed on the lower side (this is no tallboy hatchback) and you will have to sit down on the seat. The A pillar is thick, but doesn't obstruct visibility that much, partly due to the low positioning of the ORVMs (wing mirrors). All round visibility is top notch, further aided by the huge greenhouse.
Shorter drivers, though, will miss seat height adjustment on the low-set seat, and will have to crane their necks from time to time. The rear hatch is a full glass unit, thus you can literally look down on the road behind you. Reversing is a breeze; stones or a footpath right behind won't pose any issue. The ORVMs are decently sized and have a wide field of vision. The interior mirror, on the other hand, is narrower than I usually prefer.
The front seats have phenomenal knee room, thanks to the large travel range of the seats and scooped in dashboard. Plus, with the huge front windows, the cabin feels very airy. The front seats have integrated neck restraints (cost-cutting). They reasonably protrude out so, you can comfortably rest your head on them from time to time. The thin front seats also get nice lateral support by hatchback standards.
There is no seatbelt height adjustment, a feature even the Maruti Ritz offers.The Brio's interiors are compact and about the same size as the outgoing Swift. No, it's no Toyota Liva or even a Ford Figo inside. While the front passengers have adequate space (as is the case with most cars), the back seat is only suited to medium-sized adults. Two on the back is okay, while a third certainly isn't. Space at the rear is strictly average, and can at best be termed "adequate" by city hatchback standards.
It's compact, yet more than you'd expect of a car with such a short wheelbase thanks to the packaging. Honda has tried it's best to squeeze out room the best it could; this is evident everywhere, right from the scooped dashboard (front passenger knee room is A+) to the thin & contoured front seat-back design (to maximise whatever space is available to rear benchers). The rear seat also appears to be pushed far back, clearly prioritising room over boot space.
The end result is a cabin that can hold 4, but not a comfortable five like some larger hatchbacks. Also, the rear seat back is too short and tall passengers will inevitably find the (soft) rear headrests to be placed too low. If you are sitting straight on the rear seat, a 5'10" guy has about 2 inches clearance between the head and roof. But if you rest your head on the neck restraint, you will have a mere 2 cms of clearance from the roof.
The rear windows are noticeably smaller than the ones at the front. On the positive side, the rear floor hump is marginal (probably an inch in height) and not massive like in the Polo. The rear door armrest is small and should serve the purpose for short commutes. The back bench overall is like that of any other compact city hatchback; don't expect Vista-like comfort or space. As the seat is pushed back, access is made easier since the distance between the B Pillar & the seat is more than in most other hatchbacks.
It was mentioned in the pre-launch Brio thread that the Thai version does not get a heater and front windshield defogger. Well, the Indian Brio has both. Because we tested the car on a cloudy day, we cannot really comment on the effectiveness of the A/C. All the four rotary A/C vents can be adjusted in any way you like. They also have a full close function which, unfortunately, doesn't really shut them airtight.
Some amount of cool air still finds its way through.There is a reasonable amount of storage space in here. The glove box size is par for the course (although the XL size lid would have you believe otherwise), and the front door pockets are wide. They can hold 1 litre bottles too. Two large cup-holders are placed right ahead of the gear lever, with another storage cubicle thrown in. Rear benchers get a large bottle holder / storage cubicle (between the front seats) and two seat back pockets, but no door pockets.
The small sized boot won't really accommodate your out-of-town luggage, especially if the wife doesn't pack light. The load bay is rather high, and the boot runs deep inside. Thus, you'll have to "pick up" luggage items and then place them down. The rear seat can be folded to create more space when the flexibility is required. No, there is no split folding option or the Jazz' magic seats. The all-glass hatch results in your luggage being clearly visible from the outside.
A parcel tray is a must.High quality steering is fabulous to hold:Easy-to-read dial arrangement. Brown accents look tacky in an otherwise classy colour palette:Jazz' golf ball gearshift knob. Lots of part sharing with other Hondas:Thin front seats offer decent support, especially lateral. Integrated neck restraints are a cost cutting measure:Just like the City, the Brio's stereo has no CD player. Choose from USB, AUX or FM.
USB cable is placed near the front cup holders, while the Aux-in is located on the HU itself. Fitting an after-market head unit will not require a dash kit. Sound quality is pretty good for a small car. Steering mounted audio controls are standard on the S and V variants:No climate control on the City or Jazz, thus we didn't expect it on the Brio either. Slider for recirculate <-> fresh air mode feels too outdated:Between the recirculate <-> fresh air slider is a light that illuminates the front cup holder area:Wheel well has adequate width.
No dead pedal though:Stylish door panel, save for the (hideous) exposed body colour inside the pockets:Wing mirrors offer a good field of view......interior mirror not so. I'd prefer a size wider:Chunky control stalks exude quality:Chrome-ringed air vents look classy. When fully shut, well, they aren't! Some amount of cool air still finds its way through:Regular sized glove compartment:2 cup-holders & a storage cubicle ahead of the gear lever:The rear bottle holder has a carpet for a base! Neat:Limited rear bench space is similar to that of most other compact cars.
Notice how the front seat backs are angled in:Floor hump is marginal in size:Wide gap (between the seat & B-Pillar) makes for easier entry / exit:Small 175L boot runs deep:Rear seat can be folded away for those airport runs:No, the spare isn't an alloy wheel: Last edited by GTO : 27th September 2011 at 18:26. Reason: Minor typos