Honda Mobilio 2017 Review: What 's good in this cheap MUV?

Aug 19, 2020

The Honda Mobilio is positioned as a small MUV which is very popular in our country because of its compact size but very impressive internal space.



1. Honda Mobilio 2017: Overview

The first generation of Honda Mobilio was launched in September 2013. In 2017, Honda decided to launch an upgraded version of this MPV Mobilio model in the Philippines market. It has long been loved for its versatility and space.

Honda Mobilio 2017

Honda Mobilio 2017 Philippines Introduction

Compared to its predecessor, Honda Mobilio 2017 gets a new, bolder-styled front grille, flanked by revised headlights with LED Guide Position Lamps. The base 1.5 E MT and 1.5 V CVT receive a chrome grill treatment matched with spiffy 15-inch alloys while the top-spec 1.5 RS Navi is spruced up by a Gloss Black RS grill and 15-inch RS-spec rims. Here is the depth review by

2. Honda Mobilio 2017: Price and Variants available

The 2017 Honda Mobilio will be available in a number of colors, including the cool new Phoenix Orange Pearl, exclusive to the 1.5 RS Navi. It comes with the following prices, in three variants:



Honda Mobilio 1.5 E MT


Honda Mobilio 1.5 V CVT


Honda Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi


3. Honda Mobilio 2017 Exterior

Overall dimensions of length x width x height of the 2017 model are 4386 x 1683 x 1603 (mm) respectively, ground clearance reaches 189 mm. 

In terms of design, the 2017 Mobilio is much improved with a more angular and sportier look at the front. The car has been changed to the grille cluster with thicker chrome surround next to the headlight, which looks like Honda Civic.

Honda Mobilio 2017 Exterior

On the side of the car remains the same design with 15-inch wheels..


Honda Mobilio 2017 Rear

Rear design almost unchanged from the previous version



4,386 mm


1,683 mm


1,603 mm


2,652 mm

Ground Clearance

189 mm



Multi-Reflector Halogen

Fog Lamps


Tail Lamp

Bulb Type

Side Turn Signal Lights

Door Mirror Integrated

Door Mirror Adjustment

Power Adjustable

4. What's new in 2017 Honda Mobilio's Interior?

2017 Mobilio has a more spacious cabin, built to fit a family of seven comfortably. This further highlights its sporty style on the door panel armrest and front AC vent panel with the black fabric seats and the dark metal finish.

Honda Mobilio 2017 Interior

Honda Mobilio's interior has spacious legroom and knee room

By far the Honda Mobilio is the most spacious compact MUV in its category, with the best in legroom, knee room, and shoulder space range.


Wheel Size and Type

15 x 5.5 RS Design Aluminum Alloy

Inner Door Handles


Bottle Holders


Cup Holders



Warning Lamp

Honda Mobilio 2017 Interior

Mobilio's interior is mostly black fabric seats and the dark metal finish.

In the most advanced version RS is equipped with a 7-inch touch screen for the infotainment system, steering wheel integrated function keys, HDMI port, USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. The third row of the car can be folded in a ratio of 50:50, while the second row of seats can be folded in the ratio of 60:40.


Honda Mobilio 2017 Interior

The second seat row can be folded in 60:40 style

Convenience Features

Audio System

7" Touchscreen


Bluetooth, USB-input

Airconditioning System

Manual Type with Digital Display

Vanity Mirror


Climate Control


Steering Controls


Smart Entry with Push Start System


5. 2017 Honda Mobilio: Engine & Performance

Equipped with the standard engine is still the 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC that produces a maximum capacity of 118 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque to meet the Euro 4 standard transmission through a 5-speed manual gearbox or CVT transmission depending on the version of this model. The 2017 Honda Mobilio Philippines is divided into 3 variants including 1.5 E MT, 1.5 V CVT and 1.5 RS Navi.

Honda Mobilio 2017 Engine

Honda remains the 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC engine



1,497 cc

Engine type

Chain Drive SOHC i-VTEC 4 cylinder, 16-valve


5-Speed Manual

Max. Power kW (ps) / rpm

88 (120) / 6,600

Max. Torque N-m (kg-m) / rpm

145 (14.8) / 4,600


Security Alarm

The 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC petrol engine has set the benchmark for its highly engaging performance, power delivery and refinement.





Honda Mobilio 2018 Exterior

6. 2017 Honda Mobilio: Safety Features

Honda Mobilio 2017 ensures the safety of the passengers with ABS, electronic brake force distribution EBD and Child Safety Lock. Particularly for the sport version RS, the car will be equipped with an electronic balance system VSC and hill start assist system HSA.


Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)


Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)    


Seatbelt Reminder

Driver & Front Passenger

Child Safety Lock


Vehicle Stability Assist

(RS Navi)

Hill Start Assist

(RS Navi)

Dual Airbags

Driver & Front Passenger

Honda Mobilio 2017 Interior

7. Verdict: Buy or Bye the Honda Mobilio 2017 Philippines

With prices starting from ₱ 829,000, the 2017 Honda Mobilio is really a good choice for anyone looking for a cheap 7-seater car in the Philippines. However, this MUV only comes with the necessary essentials and not with any other special features to make it stand apart from the competition like Toyota Innova or Mitsubishi Xpander.