Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active

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Honda has launched the WR-V crossover in India. Based on the Jazz, the WR-V rivals the likes of the Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and Volkswagen Cross Polo. This particular segment isn’t the most popular, as evident by the number of aforementioned crossovers that can be spotted on Indian roads. Still, Honda is aiming to give at least the i20 Active a tough time. Read our Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active comparison here for a detailed comparison of price, specifications, features and more. Also See- Honda WRV – Test Drive Details

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Also See – Honda Jazz Based WR-V Crossover | Upcoming Honda Cars

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Price Comparison

  Honda WR-V (ex-showroom Delhi Price) Hyundai i20 Active (ex-showroom Delhi Price)
Petrol Rs. 7.75-8.99 lakh Rs. 6.71-8.34 lakh
Diesel Rs. 8.79-9.99 lakh Rs. 8.07-9.72 lakh

The Honda WRV, like all other Honda products, costs more than its competitors. There is a difference of about 20,000-30,000 in the prices of the Honda WR-V and Hyundai i20 Active.

Model Name Ex-showroom Delhi Price Model Name Ex-Showroom Delhi price
Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 L Petrol Base Rs.6.77 lakh
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol S Manual Rs. 7.75 lakh Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 L Petrol S Rs. 7.49 lakh
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX Manual Rs. 8.99 lakh Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 L Petrol SX Rs. 8.39 lakh
Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 L Diesel Base Rs. 8.12 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S Manual Rs. 8.79 lakh Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 L Diesel S Rs. 8.86 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX Manual Rs. 9.99 lakh Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 L Diesel SX Rs. 9.77 lakh

 

Also See – Honda WRV vs Honda BRV

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Specifications Comparison

Diesel

Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Diesel 1.4 L Diesel
Power 98 bhp 89 bhp
Torque 200 Nm 220 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Mileage (claimed) 25.5 KMPL 21.19 KMPL

Petrol

Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.2 L Diesel
Power 87 bhp 82 bhp
Torque 110 Nm 115 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Mileage (claimed) 17.5 KMPL 17.19 KMPL

The upcoming Honda WRV shares its engines with the Honda Jazz. So, it gets a 1.5 L Diesel and a 1.2 L Petrol. The power and torque figures stand at 90 PS and 200 Nm respectively. In terms of specifications, the two are almost equally matched. However, Hyundai’s 1.4 L diesel is much more refined than Honda’s 1.5 L diesel.

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1.5 L Diesel (Honda Jazz)

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Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Mileage Comparison

  Honda WR-V (ARAI) Hyundai i20 Active (ARAI)
Diesel 25.5 KMPL 21.19 KMPL
Petrol 17.5 KMPL 17.19 KMPL

Fuel consumption figures of the WRV are slightly below the Jazz hatchback’s. Which means it is more fuel efficient than the Hyundai i20 Active, at least on paper.

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Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Features Comparison

Both cars get a similar set of features. Basic equipment like auto aircon, dual front airbags, ABS, etc. will be on offer on both crossovers. While the WRV does feature LED DRLs, it does not get a projector headlamp setup like the i20 Active. Also, the top end variant of the i20 comes with six airbags. However, the WRV does get certain additional features such as a sunroof, cruise control.

Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Keyless entry and go Keyless Entry and go
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Touchscreen Touchscreen
Airbags 2 2 or 6
ABS Yes Yes

Also See – Hyundai i20 Active Review | i20 Active vs Rivals

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Comparison – Exterior Design

While the WRV is based on the Jazz, designers have made extensive changes to the hatchback’s exteriors. The only similarities the can be seen are in the side profile and the rear end. There is a completely new nose, with a high set bonnet that gives it the crossover look. Other elements contributing to that are faux skid plates, plastic cladding and high ground clearance.

In comparison to the difference in the appearance of the Jazz and WR-V, the i20 and i20 Active do not look that different from each other. Apart from new bumpers and body cladding, much of the design is the same.

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Comparison – Interior Design

Unlike the exteriors, the dashboard of the WR-V is identical to that of the Jazz. The Jazz based crossover features the same design, steering wheel, instrument console, etc. It is the same case with the i20 Active. However, it features an all-black or blue-black interior with orange or blue highlights, unlike the i20’s black-beige theme. Also, space inside the cabin and cargo volume in both cases is identical to their respective donor hatchbacks.

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Comparison – Dimensions

  WR-V i20 Active
Length 3999 mm 3995 mm
Width 1734 mm 1760 mm
Height 1601 mm 1555 mm
Wheelbase 2555 mm 2570 mm
Ground Clearance 188 mm 190 mm

 

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Comparison – Verdict

The Honda WR-V appears to be a good product for those looking for a hatchback crossover. However, it might not be able to pull buyers away from more conventional compact SUVs such as the EcoSport and Vitara Brezza.

  • Price – Much like the rest of Honda’s products, the WRV crossover costs slightly more than the i20 Active.
  • Design – Honda has done a decent job of infusing SUV-like elements into the design of the Jazz. However, design is a matter of personal taste so, it depends on the preferences of individual buyers.
  • Features – The WRV offers more equipment in comparison with the i20 Active.
  • Specifications – Honda’s 1.5 L Diesel is little more powerful than the Hyundai’s 1.4 L Diesel. Petrol engines evenly matched in terms of specifications.

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