Honda has not tasted much success with its SUVs and crossovers in India thus far. With the launch of the WR-V, Honda will be hoping to turn things around. Based on the Jazz hatchback, the WRV is much more than just a hatch with heavy cladding and increased ground clearance. There is a substantial price overlap between the WRV diesel and 1.3 L Diesel variants of the Maruti S-Cross. Which means the S-Cross can be viewed as a potential rival to the WRV. Read our Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross comparison to find out what’s what. ALSO SEE- Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza | Honda WRV vs Ford EcoSport | Honda WRV vs Honda BRV
Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Price Comparison
|Honda WR-V (ex-showroom Delhi Price)||Maruti S Cross (ex-showroom Delhi Price)|
|Petrol||Rs. 7.75-8.99 lakh||–|
|Diesel||Rs. 8.79-9.99 lakh||Rs. 8.07-10.64 lakh (1.3 L)
Rs. 12.04 lakh (1.6 L)
Prices of the diesel variants of the WR-V could start at 8.79 lakhs topping out at almost 10 lakhs for the top end trim. This places in almost the same price bracket as the Maruti S-Cross, which is much bigger. Clearly, the Maruti S-Cross is better value for money.
|Model Name||Ex-showroom Delhi Price||Model Name||Ex-Showroom Delhi price|
|Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol S Manual||Rs. 7.75 lakh||Maruti S-Cross 1.3 L Diesel Sigma Manual||Rs.8.07 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX Manual||Rs. 8.99 lakh||Maruti S-Cross 1.3 L Diesel Delta Manual||Rs. 8.79 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S Manual||Rs. 8.79 lakh||Maruti S-Cross 1.3 L Diesel Zeta Manual||Rs. 9.92 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX Manual||Rs. 9.99 lakh||Maruti S-Cross 1.3 L Diesel Alpha Manual||Rs. 10.64 lakh|
|Maruti S-Cross 1.6 L Diesel Alpha Manual||Rs. 12.04 lakh|
Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Specifications Comparison
|Honda WR-V||Maruti S Cross|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.5 L Diesel||1.3 L Diesel/1.6 L Diesel|
|Power||98 bhp||89 bhp/118 bhp|
|Torque||200 Nm||200 Nm/320 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed manual||5-speed manual/6-speed manual|
|Mileage (claimed)||25.5 KMPL||23.65 KMPL/22.07 KMPL|
Engines powering the WRV are the same ones that power the Jazz. There is a 1.2 L Petrol and a 1.5 L Diesel on offer. The 1.5 L Diesel from Honda is slightly more powerful than Maruti’s 1.3 L Diesel. However, peak torque is the same. WRV gets a 6-speed manual. S-Cross’ 1.6 L variant is more powerful, but also considerably more expensive.
Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Mileage Comparison
|Honda WR-V (ARAI)||Maruti S Cross (ARAI)|
|Diesel||25.5 KMPL||1.3 L DDiS 200 – 23.65 KMPL
1.6 L DDiS 320 – 22.07 KMPL
Fuel consumption figures of the WRV are better than those of the S-Cross. However, bear in mind, the S-Cross is a much bigger and heavier vehicle.
Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Features Comparison
Both cars get a similar set of features. Basic equipment like auto aircon, dual front airbags, ABS, etc. is on offer on both crossovers. There are a few minor differences between the equipment on offer. The WRV does not projector headlamps like the S-Cross. While the S-Cross misses out on a sunroof, which is present in the WR-V.
|Honda WR-V||Maruti S Cross|
|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 Maruti S Cross Comparison – Exterior Design
The design of the WRV is based on the Jazz. While Honda has worked hard to give the WRV its own identity, there are certain bits that are unmistakably Jazz like. The side profile and the rear bear strong resemblance to the Jazz. The front end, however, looks quite different. It gets a flatter, more upright bonnet, which along with the increase in the ride height, give it a very SUV-like stance. It gets bigger 16-inch wheels and body cladding all around.
Like the WRV, the S-Cross also has the appearance of a jacked up hatchback. But since it has been designed that way from the ground up, it doesn’t look like its trying to hard. The Maruti S Cross is much bigger than the WRV in terms of size.
Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Comparison – Interior Design
The WRV’s dashboard has been lifted straight from the Jazz. It is completely identical save for a few minor differences. It gets Honda’s new Digipad touchscreen infotainment system. The gear knob is also new. And the WRV gets a bigger boot than the Jazz as well. In terms of design, the S-Cross’ cabin looks much neater. It also boasts better quality and fit and finish. The S-Cross is more spacious than the WR-V, but has a smaller boot.
Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Comparison – Dimensions
|Length||3999 mm||4300 mm|
|Width||1734 mm||1765 mm|
|Height||1601 mm||1590 mm|
|Wheelbase||2555 mm||2600 mm|
|Ground Clearance||188 mm||180 mm|
The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is longer and wider than the Honda WR-V, which translates to greater space for the occupants.
Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Comparison – Verdict
In India, crossovers, especially the ones based on existing hatchbacks, haven’t been able to match more conventional compact SUVs in terms of popularity. Honda will be hoping the WR-V doesn’t meet the same fate. Based on the pricing of the WR-V, we feel spending extra on the Maruti S-Cross might just make a lot of sense. It will get you a bigger car and the backing of Maruti’s superb after sales and service.
- Price – The Honda WR-V does not enjoy much of a price advantage over the Maruti S-Cross 1.3.
- Design – Honda seems to have a done a good job of giving the WR-V a unique identity. However, it still looks like a jacked up hatchback. The S-Cross is much bigger in size.
- Features – Apart from a sunroof on the WRV, there isn’t much that sets the two apart in terms of features.
- Specifications – Honda’s 1.5 L Diesel is little more powerful than the 1.3 L unit that powers the S-Cross.
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