Honda Cars India is about to launch the Jazz-based WR-V Crossover in India. The new Honda WRV will be a direct rival to cars like the Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and Volkswagen Cross Polo. While such pseudo-crossover aren’t much popular in India, it seems like Honda feels the WRV will bring at least some more buyers to its showrooms. Also, prospective Honda car buyers will soon have the option of choosing between the WRV and the BRV. So, how different are these two Honda models? We try to find out in our Honda WRV vs Honda BRV comparison here-
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Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Price Comparison
|Honda WRV (estimated ex-showroom Price)||Honda BRV (ex-showroom Delhi Price)|
|Petrol||Rs. 7-9 lakh||Rs. 8.88-12.13 lakh|
|Diesel||Rs. 8-10 lakh||Rs. 9.99-13.04 lakh|
We believe the WRV will have a starting price of Rs 7 lakh for its petrol range. The Diesel range could start at Rs 8 lakh. In comparison, the BRV will be considerably pricier. If you compare the two, the BRV is a typical crossover, while the WRV is basically a more rugged version of the Jazz. However, the WRV does offer typical crossover traits like a high ground clearance. Both the cars will share the Diesel engine. The Petrol engine for the WRV, however, will be smaller.
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Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Specifications Comparison
|Honda WR-V||Honda BRV|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel||1.5 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel|
|Power||87 BHP/99 BHP||115 BHP/99 BHP|
|Torque||110 Nm/200 Nm||145 Nm/200 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual, CVT/6-speed manual||6-speed manual, CVT/6-speed manual|
|Mileage||18 KMPL/25 KMPL (estimated)||15.4 KMPL/21.9 KMPL|
The Honda WRV will share its engines with the Jazz. This means it will come with a 1.2 Petrol and a 1.5 Diesel engine. In comparison, the BRV gets its engines from the City, which means while the Diesel engine is the same as the WRV, its petrol engine displaces 1.5 Litres. No surprise then, that, the BRV, at least in its Diesel format, is a lot more powerful than the WRV. To WRV’s credits, however, the Jazz-based crossover is significantly more fuel efficient.
Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Mileage Comparison
|Honda WR-V (estimated)||Honda BRV (ARAI)|
|Diesel||25 KMPL||21.9 KMPL|
|Petrol||18 KMPL||15.4 KMPL|
Thanks to lower kerb weight and a smaller petrol engine, the WRV will be slightly more frugal than the BRV.
Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Features Comparison
|Honda WRV||Honda BRV|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)||Yes (4)|
|Central Locking||Remote Key||Keyless Entry and go|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes||Yes|
Both the cars will be almost equally feature-laden. This is something that could work well in the favor of the WRV.
Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Comparison – Verdict
Here’s what we feel about how these two vehicles compare on different aspects-
Price: The WRV is going to be a lot cheaper than the BRV. While BRV justifies the premium it commands by offering a more powerful Diesel engine and 3-rows seating, the WRV will offer traits like a high ground clearance for a much lower amount.
Specifications: Both the cars will share the Diesel engine. However, the WRV could feel sprightlier thanks to a lower kerb weight. The Petrol BRV, however, is a lot more powerful than the WRV’s petrol model. This is because of a bigger engine that comes from the City (as compared to WRV’s Jazz-sourced 1.2 L petrol motor).
Mileage: The WRV is the clear winner here. Thanks to a lower kerb weight and a smaller petrol engine, it manages to offer a much higher fuel mileage.
Features: Both the cars are evenly managed here, with really little to differentiate between the two. This is something that works in WRV’s favour, as it’s going to cost a lot lesser.
Verdict- As we’ve been saying, the WRV and the BRV aren’t direct rivals. However, those looking for a car with a high ground clearance and slight ruggedness can look at the WRV. It costs lesser than the BRV and offers these essential crossover traits. The BRV, on the other hand, is for those who want a full-fledged crossover. It’s bigger, more rugged and more powerful, too.
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