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Honda Elevate | First Drive Review | Comfort level: It’s over 9000!

Comfort level: It’s over 9000!


Comfortable, impressive NVH levels, Honda Sensing


Misses features like rear curtains, type-C ports, etc.


Japanese brawn

Car design styles differ from regions around the world. Japanese love their grilles in your face; think of something like Lexus. Following the regional design language, the Honda Elevate features a considerable body style designed with internal safety tests for internal and external human impacts. In isolation, the front fascia looks handsome with a prominent grille, Honda signature chrome moustache like the one on City, LED projectors and DRLs with a massive hood featuring broad haunches visible from outside and in. The 17-inch alloys look good, but after-market wheels would decorate the relatively simple side design. Honda paired our test units with Bridgestone grippy tyres while the spare 16-inch wore Goodyear.

The squircle wheel arches and 220mm ground clearance with overall thick boy dimensions of L x W x H x WB of 4312mm x 1790mm x 1650mm x 2650mm make it segment competitive when it comes to inner and outer space. The rear looks interesting, with dual-line LEDs stretching into the openable hatch, while the small LED fog lamps at the front complement the night view. The boot space of 458L is healthy, and the wide 1100mm boot mouth makes it one of the most spacious boot areas among the competition. The added cameras and angles make this car easy to manoeuvre through tough situations. The stance is Japanese brawn and almost as large as the largest cars in its segment.

TopGear Magazine July 2024