2022 Honda Freed Minivan
- Sold in Pakistan = 2018-Present
- 2nd Generation Facelifted
2022 Honda Freed Price in Japan = 1,880,000 yen
Honda Freed was launched by Honda in Japan in the year 2008. Honda Freed falls under the compact minivan category and replaced Honda Mobilio with its launch. Honda Freed is constructed on the Honda Fit platform. MPV minivans are useful to large families as they can fit a handful amount of people. Along with that, the minivans have access to space for carrying out daily utilities and heading out on a drive outside the city during the weekend. Plenty of room and space inside makes it easier to haul around luggage and camping equipment. But let’s not get carried away since the main purpose of MPV is to carry the kids around and do big grocery store visits. To sum it up MPV minivans are excellent daily driven vehicles for families looking for an economical option in the vehicle range.
Engine & Power:
Honda Freed carries the same engine as Honda City which is a 1.5L L15A I4 engine. This enables the Honda Freed to move around carrying 118 hp and 148 NM of Torque from wheels. However, the same engine in City is responsible for delivering 120 hp but torque decreased to 145 NM. In later models as of late 2015 and 2016, the Honda Freed engine was upgraded to 140 hp which makes it a good cruiser with H1 Hybrid System. As for the transmission Honda Freed comes with 7-speed CVT automatic transmission.
Trims & Packages in Honda Freed:
Honda Freed comes with mainly two different trims for standard use. The standard trim has 3-row seating making room for 8 people. However, the higher trim known as Freed+ comes with 2-row seating carrying the captain’s seat in the 2nd row as well. There is another Wheelchair accessible version in Honda Freed.
According to Honda, Freed has the largest cabin out there in the compact minivan MPV category overall. That combined with the low floors and higher roof can accommodate taller objects easily. The rear seats are entirely foldable making it a bed for you to sleep while stealth camping. Honda offers Freed in 3 different colors for the interior. Speaking of interior the Honda Freed carries its mark of a satisfactory good interior as compared to its Toyota, Nissan, and Kia rivals.
Honda in past has always one up in terms of interior styling and finishing which they carry in Honda Freed too. In the middle of the dashboard, you have a navigation screen at an upstanding angle. The interior is fitted with soft-touch materials and bare plastic is to be found in very few places in trim pieces. The cabin overall carries smooth vibes from the door pieces to the dashboard and headliner. The passenger seat in the front has a little mini-shelf type area for cup holders and placing some objects during the commute whereas the gear is mounted just below the infotainment panel saving the space beneath, thus giving a roomy vibe to the overall space. Head and leg space as you’d expect in a minivan are sufficient for adults.
Honda Freed is equipped with many features and options such as power door locks, power windows, power mirrors, and rear viper. In order to upscale the riding experience, the Honda Freed has rear ac vents, climate control, front and rear speakers, arm rests for seats, and a defogger. It comes with airbags for safety, ABS, traction control, keyless entry, cruise control, immobilizer, and steering switches.
Why Purchase Honda Freed? :
When shopping for a minivan; utility and space is always the number one priority on the list however if that can be combined with the factor of greater fuel economy, it adds much more to the value of the vehicle. Honda Freed is such a fine example of utility combined with a good fuel average. According to the practical user information and reviews, Freed does about 19-20 km to a liter driving on local roads which to me is quite impressive with a small 1.5L engine. Honda Freed is a direct competitor to Toyota Sienta which is also based on Toyota’s famous platform for Toyota Vitz.