Seven seats. It's handy to have seven seats. Sure, you might not need it everyday. But when you do, and you don't need to call a cab or plan your outing based on how many people can travel together, it's a blessing. And, the seats themselves - be it comfort or space - are well thought out.
Car-like. Based on the same platform as the Brio or the Amaze - but with a longer wheelbase and a higher ground clearance - the BR-V is more like a high-riding car than an old-school SUV. And that means, it feels safe, confident and comfortable around corners; it is easy to drive and control even in the city; it is easy to park; and even though it has over 200mm of ground clearance, it's still easy to get in and out of. Saree or not.
Boot space. Yes, I did move a double bed and a wardrobe, together, in the BR-V. Firstly, the boot has a low loading height which makes loading heavy stuff easier. And with both the second and third row folded flat - and no real intrusions inside the cabin - with some ingenuity and dismantling a few things like the head board, it's surprisingly easy to throw in a bed in there. What's more, even with all three rows in place, one can still manage to throw in a suitcase in there. Space management, be it for passengers or luggage, is a BR-V strongpoint.