Honda WRV vs Honda BRV [COMPARED!]


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-honda wrv vs honda brv

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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.

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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
Audio System Touchscreen Touchscreen
Airbags 2 2
ABS 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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  1. All your Honda products are superb and awesome but the only thing which you guys had to work on is design with proper detailing and higher ground clearance bcoz all your cars looks like cars with small tyres having low ground clearance which is not at all suitable in India roads and for our indian consumers.

  2. Idea of fitting Stepney wheel outside like Ford ekosport would have been better to give more rugged look for WR V