Honda Cars India has come up with the new Jazz-based WR-V Crossover. The new Honda WRV is 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. Also See- Honda WRV – Test Drive Details
Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Price Comparison
|Honda WRV (estimated ex-showroom Price)||Honda BRV (ex-showroom Delhi Price)|
|Petrol||Rs. 7.75-8.99 lakh||Rs. 8.88-12.13 lakh|
|Diesel||Rs. 8.79-9.99 lakh||Rs. 9.99-13.04 lakh|
The WRV has a starting price of Rs 7.75 lakh for its petrol range. The Diesel range starts at Rs 8.79 lakh. In comparison, the BRV is 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.
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||89 BHP/99 BHP||115 BHP/99 BHP|
|Torque||110 Nm/200 Nm||145 Nm/200 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/6-speed manual||6-speed manual, CVT/6-speed manual|
|Mileage (claimed)||17.5 KMPL/25.5 KMPL||15.4 KMPL/21.9 KMPL|
The Honda WRV shares its engines with the Jazz. This means it comes 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 Petrol 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 (ARAI)||Honda BRV (ARAI)|
|Diesel||25.5 KMPL||21.9 KMPL|
|Petrol||17.5 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 favour of the WRV.
Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Comparison – Dimensions
|Length||3999 mm||4456 mm|
|Width||1734 mm||1735 mm|
|Height||1601 mm||1686 mm|
|Wheelbase||2555 mm||2662 mm|
|Ground Clearance||188 mm||210 mm|
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 cheaper than the BRV. While BRV justifies the premium it commands by offering a more powerful Diesel engine and 3-rows seating, the WRV almost struggles to justify the price tag by offering some traits like a high ground clearance.
Specifications: Both the cars 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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