Honda WRV vs Honda BRV [COMPARED!]

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

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Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Price Comparison

 Honda WRV (estimated ex-showroom Price)Honda BRV (ex-showroom Delhi Price)
PetrolRs. 7.75-8.99 lakhRs. 8.88-12.13 lakh
DieselRs. 8.79-9.99 lakhRs. 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.

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Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Specifications Comparison

Honda WR-VHonda BRV
Engine Type/ Displacement1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel1.5 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel
Power89 BHP/99 BHP115 BHP/99 BHP
Torque110 Nm/200 Nm145 Nm/200 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)5-speed manual/6-speed manual6-speed manual, CVT/6-speed manual
Mileage (claimed)17.5 KMPL/25.5 KMPL15.4 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.

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Honda WRV vs Honda BRV Mileage Comparison

 Honda WR-V (ARAI)Honda BRV (ARAI)
Diesel25.5 KMPL21.9 KMPL
Petrol17.5 KMPL15.4 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 WRVHonda BRV
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingRemote KeyKeyless Entry and go
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemTouchscreenTouchscreen

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

Length3999 mm4456 mm
Width1734 mm1735 mm
Height1601 mm1686 mm
Wheelbase2555 mm2662 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm210 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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