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6 Pros & 7 Cons of the Honda Elevate after first 1,000 kms of ownership

My standard view is the G-Meter. My personal Ego meter. I find it very useful to mind my driving style which translates to better road manners.

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Team, here’s my review, (apart from what I have read here), on the first 1000 kms.

Pros:

  • Digital Instrument Cluster: My standard view is the G-Meter. My personal Ego meter. I find it very useful to mind my driving style which translates to better road manners. I simply let the aggressive ones pass.
  • Reverse Parking Camera and Sensors: The camera has good resolution and a very clear view. I find that the sensors have a good range in terms area of coverage (including the sides)
  • Engine: Super refined. I do not see a lag in this 1.5 litre when I switch the A/C on and off.
  • Drive modes I love: D on highways (2 lanes or more); S on highways (single lane and hills). S - is so much fun that I am reminded of the VW Turbo diesel.
  • Headlight: One of the best stocks I have seen in a vehicle I have bought yet. Its spread and reach exceed my expectations
  • Auto-headlights: Love this feature on Honda. Sensors are highly sensitive to turn on, however, to turn off - it takes a good 3-4 seconds. Again it depends on the cover over the head.

Cons:

  • Noise: Please note that I have observed ONLY Noise levels. There is absolutely no vibration or harshness, hence I did not mention NVH. The noise seeping inside the cabin is way too much. On highways, it gets worse with the tire noise.
  • Digital Instrument Cluster: I thought the fuel gauge or indication could’ve been placed better considering driver ergonomics (regardless of the height). I have to strive to look at it.
  • Controls for Digital Instrument Cluster: There is no dedicated back button, one has to use the home button instead.
  • Leatherette seats: This is when I miss the ventilated or fabric seats. My back sweats so much that it just spoils my top. Definitely not meant for the Indian Summer
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS): This is a pain for Indian roads, however is a good addition. I turn it off in the city/towns. You can not deactivate it when you’re in D/S mode. If you try, it just gets reactivated. So I go to P - with the engine on - deactivate it. This stays until the next engine turns off.
  • Heat from the car: On a hot day or a long run (4+ hours of continuous driving), the moment you step out of the car, there is a gush of hot air from underneath the car to its sides. Specifically, if you’re seated in the front. Observed this 2 times.
  • Left side-view mirror: I found it difficult to check/use as it took longer for me to check and be back minding the road.

I am happy with the investment and always a pleasure to drive this car.

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