Middleweight melee: Toyota Rush vs. Honda BR-V

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The Toyota Rush and the Honda BR-V are arguably two of the most popular compact SUVs on the market today. Thanks to their good looks, decent size, and respectable power, they make for good picks for many of today’s car buyers.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many variants does the Toyota Rush have?

    The Toyota Rush is offered in three trims with prices ranging from P983,000 to P1,100,000.
  • How many variants does the Honda BR-V have?

    Similarly, the Honda BR-V has three variants priced from P1,038,000 to P1,158,000.
  • Interested to find out which among the two make for a better ride? Join us as we pit them against each other in this middleweight melee.

    Exterior

     

    Toyota Rush

    Honda BR-V

    Dimensions (L x W x H mm)

    4,435 x 1,695 x 1,705

    4,456 x 1,735 x 1,677

    Wheelbase (mm)

    2,685

    2,662

    Ground clearance (mm)

    220

    201

    At the front, the range-topping Toyota Rush sports LED headlamps and taillamps with line guide, front fog lamps, a high-mount stop lamp, and a roof rail.

    Similarly, the top-of-the-line BR-V offers a set of LED lamps front and back, front fog lamps, a high-mount brake light, and a roof rail.

    With both vehicles running neck and neck, we call this round a tie.

    Interior

    The Toyota Rush offers drivers an LED multi-informational instrument cluster, a seven-inch infotainment system, and a three-spoke leather steering wheel with controls for audio and calls.

    The Honda BR-V comes with a similar setup which includes a multi-informational instrument cluster, a seven-inch infotainment system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with multi-functional controls.

    With a nearly identical set of interior features, we’re giving this round both to the Rush and the BR-V.

    Engine

    Both the Toyota Rush and the Honda BR-V sport a 1.5-liter engine. Depending on the variant, the Toyota Rush can be had with a 1.5-liter mill mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic.

    On the other hand, the Honda BR-V can be had with a 1.5-liter power plant mated to a CVT.

    With more transmission options, we give this round to the Toyota Rush.

    Safety

    Safety-wise, the Toyota Rush comes with a standard suite of features like ABS with EBD, vehicle stability control, and two parking sensors at the rear.

    The Honda BR-V has ABS, vehicle stability assist, hill start assist, and a reverse camera.

    Thanks to better safety features, this round goes to the Honda BR-V.

    Pricing and variants

    Toyota Rush

    Toyota Rush 1.5 E M/TP983,000
    Toyota Rush 1.5 E A/T P1,023,000
    Toyota Rush 1.5 G A/TP1,100,000

    Honda BR-V

    Honda BR-V 1.5 S CVTP1,038,000
    Honda BR-V 1.5 Prestige CVTP1,075,000
    Honda BR-V 1.5 V CVTP1,158,000

    Verdict

    It was undoubtedly a close match-up which leads us to call this bout a tie. Choosing between the Toyota Rush and the Honda BR-V falls mainly on one’s personal preference as both of them are viable compact SUVs that will surely make you and your family happy.

    Photo from Toyota and Honda

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    Toyota Rush vs Honda BR-V Comparison

    Toyota Rush
    • ₱983,000 - ₱1.176 Million
    Honda BR-V
    • ₱1.038 - ₱1.158 Million
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