This article covers a detailed analysis of Honda BR-V and Proton X70 based on engine capacity, mileage coverage, and other features. Both of these cars have been the talk of the town for quite some town now. Ask anyone whether they love it or hate it, but they’ll have an opinion on the Proton’s very first SUV and the crossover Honda BR-V.
Specs and features of Honda BR-V:
The front styling of the Honda BR-V is inclined with the front grille, side body cladding, roof rails, and angular headlamps. This ultra-premium car looks very bumpy for a regular MUV, which adds a unique feel to its character. Honda always follows a strict rule of its Machine minimum and Man maximum concept, which is very visible as we sit inside the cabin of this MUV premium model. It is a seven-seater, triple rowed, highly spacious car. Even the last row can fit three giant adults easily. It has a classic infotainment system, but the outer display looks like one generation beyond the upgraded version. The steering wheels have some control features for the audio system. A power outlet is provided, but one thing which is lacking is an armrest. The dashboard has a carbon fiber type sheet which enhances its look. The steering wheel has a single airbag and AVS brakes. This car is not for somebody who desires a great output from the car. Although the speedometer rushes from zero to three hundred, it has a considerable head and legroom. The seating has an adjustment available which helps you sit in a comfortable posture. The ground clearance is considerably high, so you can take it everywhere.
Comparative analysis of Proton X70:
Proton X70 is a premium version of all the other versions. It is a relatively spacious five-seater car. The giant look on its outside gives it a highly pricey and a premium feel from rest of its variants. When you get inside a Proton X70, everything is top-notch. The seating is a Napa leather model, and everything has a brushed metallic look, but its fine plastic. The super-finishing and a slightly sturdy yet a stylish look were not what you could expect from a regular car-maker like Proton.
The front LED screen has android based high-resolution global key UI software. The icons can move around, and it comes with a free music streaming service. So, we can know that the entire infotainment system is powered by android. This model also features a 360-degree camera having both rear and front parking sensors. It even has a door opening sensor which meets both safety and class standards. The sound command system can you open the sunroof, and you can perform other similar actions. It can even tell you the time, date, and climate. The front lights usually illuminate in the direction the car is pointing at, but the Proton X70 both front lights will light up no matter which direction you turn. And, also if you activate the turn signals below 40km/hr, it will also enable the front maps. One thing I am not a fan of is the TDGi badging on the side. I think it impacts the clean bodyline of the car.
Everything inside this proton model is well put together and has a satisfying tactile feel to it. The number of goodies you get in this model is unbelievable. You’ll get a sunroof, Napa leather upholstery, nine speakers audio system, and a powered function set for the passenger seat. But that’s not the only function you can get in this car. It also features a seven inch led instrument cluster, automatic climate control with air ionizer, electronic parking brake, and a GKUI system. It all sums up into a standard across all variants of the Proton car.
Engine and suspension:
The 1.8 liters turbocharge cylinder petrol engine feature around 183 horsepower and 285 meters torque. And, that makes the Proton X70 one of the most powerful cars. The proton x70 ckd price starts from RM 116,800. It has ten horsepower’s lesser than the Honda CR-V but has over 140 newton-meters more than a Honda. The X70 weighs almost 200 kgs more than its closest rivals. But that doesn’t power the acceleration as other rivals have almost same acceleration time. It will still take you to a triple-digit speed but in a much more relaxed manner. The transition mapping is also apparent for choosing the right gear. It makes an excellent balance and refinement.
Value to comfort:
If you’re for a family SUV with a sports car look, then you need to revise your expectations because this car is anything but sporty. The steering wheel is a classic metal piece, but it’s a bit slow. But it will work well if you’re on long comfortable journeys. Cabin insulation of the X70 is generally impressive. The way it gains and slows down speed is imposing. It doesn’t rock you back when you’re accelerating because the seats will hold you back from falling.
What makes both of these cars special?
Both of the cars feature vehicle stability control system, engine check monitor, EBD, side and front impact beams, child and safety sensors. However, the tire pressure monitor is unavailable in both of these cars. Talking about the steering wheel, turning radius for both of these cars is 5.5 m. The Rock and pinion gear type with adjustable steering column helps you control the car with greater ease. To enhance the security both cars include Anti-theft alarm and device, central locking, and power door locks. The side air-bag, rear camera, and traction control doesn’t enable in case of Honda BR-V but, Proton supports it.
On the whole both of these cars are a class on their own and both of them are a true value for money.