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
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|
Honda WRV vs Jazz Specifications Comparison
|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|
|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.
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|
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
|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.
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