CAR COMPARISON: 2019 Honda CR-V SX Diesel 9AT AWD vs. 2019 Baic BJ20 1.5T CVT Luxury
Cheapo vs. expensive. Upstart vs. established. David vs. Goliath. This is the face-off we have today, as we compare the top-end models of the Chinese-made Baic BJ20 with the Honda CR-V.
The Baic BJ20 was launched globally in 2016, and came into the country last year. It has two available variants, both equipped with CVT. The top-end model comes with panoramic sunroof, welcome pedal, electric folding door mirrors, reverse camera, and cruise control. It is currently on its first generation.
The Honda CR-V holds the distinction as the pioneer of the crossover revolution. It is a huge selling SUV in the country, and one of the most well-equipped. When Honda debut the CR-V’s fifth generation locally back in 2017, it was an instant hit, selling a total of 2,799 units for the year. Notable features in the latest CR-V include a Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission with Electronic Gear Selector, All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) Torque Indicator, and ECON Mode.
So how does the newbie BJ20 fair against the veteran CR-V? Check out the spec-by-spec comparison below of the 2019 Honda CR-V SX Diesel 9AT AWD vs. 2019 Baic BJ20 1.5T CVT Luxury.
|Specs||Honda CR-V SX Diesel 9AT AWD||Baic BJ20 1.5T CVT Luxury|
|LWH (mm)||4571 x 1855 x 1667||4451 x 1845 x 1700|
|Engine||Earth Dreams Technology DOHC i-DTEC Turbo 4-cylinder, 16-valve||Mitsubishi 4A91T Turbocharged DOHC inline-4|
|Curb Weight (kg)||1732||1460|
|Max Output (hp/rpm)||118/4000||150/6000|
|Max Torque (Nm/rpm)||300/2000||210/2000~4500|
|Transmission||9-Speed Automatic with Electronic Gear Selector||Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) with Auto-Hold and Hill-Hold Control|
|Suspension||MacPherson Strut / Multi-link||MacPherson Struts, Independent / Multi-link, Independent|
|Brakes Front/Rear||Ventilated Disc / Disc||Vented Disc / Disc|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||208||215|
|Cargo Capacity (L)||150||NA|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (L)||57||60|
|Wheels||18-inch x 7.5-inch Alloy||18-inch, Two-color Aluminum Alloy|
|Airbags||Driver and Front Passenger, Side, Side Curtain||Driver and Front Passenger, Side|
|Reverse Camera||Yes, with Dynamic Guidelines||Yes|
|Price||PHP 2,125,000||PHP 1,288,000|