COMPARISON – Honda WRV vs Jazz

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With the BR-V failing to make a large enough impression in the crossover/SUV space, Honda is now looking at another new product to turn things around. The product in question is the WR-V compact crossover. It is based on the Jazz hatchback but features a completely new front end and other SUV-like design elements. It is more expensive than the Jazz, but shares the engines, interiors, etc. with the hatchback. Here, in this post, we will compare the two based on specs, features. design, etc. Read our Honda WRV vs Jazz comparison to find out the similarities and differences between the two products. Also See- Honda WRV – Test Drive Details

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Honda WRV vs Jazz Price Comparison

  WR-V (ex-showroom Price) Jazz (ex-showroom Delhi Price)
Petrol Rs. 7.75-8.99 lakh Rs. 5.89-8.39 lakh
Diesel Rs. 8.79-9.99 lakh Rs. 7.20-9.18 lakh

The WR-V costs a lot more than the Jazz. Price of the top end Honda WRV diesel touches Rs. 10 lakh easily. Honda is offering the WR-V in only two variants – S and VX. Spec for spec, the WR-V is costs around 80,000-90,000 more than the Jazz.

Model Name Ex-showroom Delhi Price Model Name Ex-Showroom Delhi price
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol S Manual Rs. 7.75 lakh Honda Jazz 1.2 L Petrol S Manual Rs.6.52 lakh
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX Manual Rs. 8.99 lakh Honda Jazz 1.2 L Petrol VX Manual Rs. 7.81 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S Manual Rs. 8.79 lakh Honda Jazz 1.5 L Diesel S Manual Rs. 7.89 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX Manual Rs. 9.99 lakh Honda Jazz 1.5 L Diesel VX Manual Rs. 9.18 lakh

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Honda WRV vs Jazz Specifications Comparison

Diesel

Honda WR-V Honda Jazz
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Diesel 1.5 L Diesel
Power 98 bhp 98 bhp
Torque 200 Nm 200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Mileage (claimed) 25.5 KMPL 27.3 KMPL

Petrol

Honda WR-V Honda Jazz 
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/CVT
Mileage (claimed) 17.5 KMPL 18.7 KMPL (MT)

19 KMPL (AT)

The WRV shares its engines with the Jazz hatchback. Which means both cars get a 1.2 L Petrol and a 1.5 L Diesel. However, unlike the Jazz, the WRV petrol does not come with the option of an automatic transmission. The Jazz is slightly more fuel efficient of the two owing its lower kerb weight.

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1.5 L Diesel (Honda Jazz)

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Honda WRV vs Jazz Mileage Comparison

  WR-V (ARAI) Jazz (ARAI)
Diesel 25.5 KMPL 27.3 KMPL KMPL
Petrol 17.5 KMPL 18.7 KMPL (MT)

19 KMPL (AT)

As expected, fuel consumption of the WR-V is higher than that of the Jazz. Currently, the Honda Jazz diesel is one of the most fuel efficient cars on sale in India.

Honda WRV vs Jazz Features Comparison

Apart from the features already available on the Jazz, the WRV gets certain additional equipment. It gets a sunroof, LED pilot lamps and cruise control as extra features. Apart from that, the list of features of both cars is identical. However, the WRV doesn’t get ‘Magic Seats’.

Honda WR-V Honda Jazz
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
ABS Yes Yes
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Touch sensitive aircon controls a bit gimmicky

Honda WRV vs Jazz Comparison – Exterior Design

As evident from the images below, Honda hasn’t  merely slapped some body cladding on to the Jazz to turn it into a crossover. The design of the Jazz has been given a thorough crossover treatment. The WRV gets a new nose with a flatter, higher set bonnet. There is body cladding all around complete with faux skid plates for the front and rear bumpers. The rear end features similar tail lamps, however, there are distinct differences between the profiles of two. A raised ride height, new diamond cut alloys and roof rails round off the differences between the exteriors of the WRV and the Jazz.

Also See – Honda Jazz Review

Honda WRV vs Jazz 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. What’s different on the inside is new seat upholstery and the provision of a sunroof. Rest of the cabin is the same as that of the Honda Jazz. Also, the touchscreen infotainment system is new. It comes from the 2017 Honda City.

Honda WRV vs Jazz Comparison – Dimensions

  WR-V Jazz
Length 3999 mm 3955 mm
Width 1734 mm 1694 mm
Height 1601 mm 1544 mm
Wheelbase 2555 mm 2530 mm
Ground Clearance 188 mm 165 mm
Boot Space 363 Litres 354 Litres

The WRV crossover is longer, wider and taller than the Jazz. Also, it boasts a higher ground clearance and a slightly bigger boot. While the Jazz gets 15 inch wheels, the WRV comes with 16 inchers. The WRV enjoys 9-litres of extra boot space.

Honda WRV vs Jazz Comparison – Verdict

On paper, the Honda WRV seems like the perfect product for those looking for that extra bit of ruggedness from their hatchbacks. However, with prices starting at Rs 7.75 Lakh, the WRV will find it tough to fend off compact SUV rivals like the Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. It is likely to end up eating into the sales of the Honda Jazz, instead of taking buyers away from other compact SUVs.

  • Price – The Honda WRV, with a starting price of Rs 7.75 lakh, is a lot more expensive than not just the Jazz but even models like the Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport.
  • 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 – Honda is offering more features on the WRV including a sunroof, cruise control and a new navigation system. However, the WRV misses out on Magic Seats.
  • Specifications – Both cars get the same set of engines. The Jazz is slightly more fuel efficient overall.

What do you think of our Honda WRV vs Jazz comparison? Do let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates on the Honda WRV vs Jazz comparison.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Fantastic Comparison between Jazz and WRV, Thank you.
    However, there is a rumour that WRV won’t be available in the Automatic (CVT) variant. Is it true ?

  2. It looks like a great package. All missing things are included like cruise control, big infotainment system, more ground clearance, with added attraction SUNROOF!!

  3. […] Honda Cars India will soon launch the much awaited WRV crossover. The new Honda WRV is basically a pseudo-crossover that’s based on the highly successful Jazz/Fit hatchback. The new WRV crossover will sit between the Jazz and the BRV in Honda’s product portfolio. The WRV is already on sale in Brazil and will launch in India on March-16. Prices of Honda WRV in India are likely to start at Rs 7 Lakh. Here is complete information on Honda WRV Price in India, Specs, Mileage and Features along with design review of exterior and interior. Also See- Honda WRV vs Jazz […]

  4. Hinda providing WRV for taxi permit because I need this two years taxi and want to change to private purpose later

  5. It’s a matter of personal choice. As far as I am concerned I have booked a Top Model in petrol.

  6. i like ur comparision which is very good it tell us each and everything about wrv and jazz the presentation is nice like length width height ground clearence of both the cars all is very good i appricate ur comparision. thank u

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