2023 Honda Freed
- Sold in Pakistan = 2008-Present (As Imported Model)
- Generation = 1st & 2nd
- Present = 2nd Generation Facelifted
- Price in Pakistan = 23-60 Lac PKR (As per Model & Condition)
Another family vehicle by Honda that is found in Pakistan other than BRV, is Honda Freed which is a Japanese trim and not manufactured locally in Pakistan but imported from Japan. It is a seven-seat vehicle that is much better than the Honda BRV in terms of its build quality and a long list of features, Compared to Honda BRV this will be a better choice for your family at the same price.
Exterior, and Interior Design of Honda Freed:
It is an MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) that has a nice and beautiful body design which makes it feel more luxurious and expensive. On the front Honda freed has an updated design grille and headlamps, and there have been added fog lamps as well. The rear side of the vehicle also has a spoiler as it is not a sporty vehicle but the spoiler still increases its external beauty. It also has alloy wheels that are not standard in most of the locally manufactured vehicles but are usually added later by spending some extra money.
This vehicle is for VIPs as it has a great interior that can be considered among the best interiors in Pakistan, all six/seven seats of the vehicle have better quality leather trim that defines the build quality of the vehicle. Roundabout 80 percent of vehicles in Pakistan didn’t have leather material inside leaving few expensive vehicles and compared to those it is a competitive choice. Instead of a center armrest, every seat has a separate armrest that defines its VIP behavior. Sitting inside the vehicle gives you the feeling of a spaceship, its information area is present right in front of the driver’s eye which works as a head-up display as well, and makes it easier to track the road while reading information. It has two entertainment screens one on the driver’s side and 2nd on the rear side for all other passengers.
Engine & Power:
It has a 1.5 Liter Hybrid engine with 4 inline cylinders that produce 130 Horsepower with 294nm@5000rpm of torque that is enough to travel all around the country. Because this is a hybrid vehicle so does it gives a great fuel economy of 25 KM/PL in the city and 27 KM/PL on highways. It has a push-button ignition system for the 2018 model while having the same CVT gearbox in the dashboard.
Comfort and Safety:
It has a comfortable and spacious interior that has adjustable seats with a nice sitting posture. It has good head and legroom for 1st and 2nd-row seats but the 3rd row can be a little uncomfortable because of its legroom but will be enough for children. Has a nice storage capacity overall and good space inside its dash, cup holders are available for 1st and 2nd rows.
The thing that matters most all around the world is safe and the vehicles imported from Japan usually have all standard safety features, this one also has airbags, seat belts, anti-lock braking systems, Parking sensors, traction control, and hill assist.
Trunk space is a little less in Honda Freed because of its 3rd row but by folding the seat trunk capacity can be increased to fit more cargo inside.
The best alternative to locally manufactured Honda BRV, at the same price you can have an updated model of Honda freed in great condition and a lot of features inside. It is comfortable, spacious, and most importantly safer than locally manufactured BRV. It is more practical, reliable, and economical compared to other vehicles of the same capacity.
Pros & Cons:
- Spacious interior
- Good range of standard equipment
- Good performance
- Fairly Economical
- A Good Alternative to Local Manufactured
- Much Cabin Noise
- Expensive to Maintain
- Lack of Spare Parts
The price of Honda freed can vary as it is an imported vehicle so different dealers can offer different price values depending on the condition of the vehicle.