Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross

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 EcoSportHonda WRV vs Honda BRV 

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Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Price Comparison

 Honda WR-V (ex-showroom Delhi Price)Maruti S Cross (ex-showroom Delhi Price)
PetrolRs. 7.75-8.99 lakh
DieselRs. 8.79-9.99 lakhRs. 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 NameEx-showroom Delhi PriceModel NameEx-Showroom Delhi price
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol S ManualRs. 7.75 lakhMaruti S-Cross 1.3 L Diesel Sigma ManualRs.8.07 lakh
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX ManualRs. 8.99 lakhMaruti S-Cross 1.3 L Diesel Delta ManualRs. 8.79 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S ManualRs. 8.79 lakhMaruti S-Cross 1.3 L Diesel Zeta ManualRs. 9.92 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX ManualRs. 9.99 lakhMaruti S-Cross 1.3 L Diesel Alpha ManualRs. 10.64 lakh
Maruti S-Cross 1.6 L Diesel Alpha ManualRs. 12.04 lakh

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Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Specifications Comparison


Honda WR-VMaruti S Cross
Engine Type/ Displacement1.5 L Diesel1.3 L Diesel/1.6 L Diesel
Power98 bhp89 bhp/118 bhp
Torque200 Nm200 Nm/320 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox)6-speed manual5-speed manual/6-speed manual
Mileage (claimed)25.5 KMPL23.65 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.

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1.5 L Diesel (Honda Jazz)

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Honda WRV vs Maruti S Cross Mileage Comparison

 Honda WR-V (ARAI)Maruti S Cross (ARAI)
Diesel25.5 KMPL1.3 L DDiS 200 – 23.65 KMPL

1.6 L DDiS 320 – 22.07 KMPL

Petrol17.5 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-VMaruti S Cross
Air Conditioner TypeAutomatic Climate ControlAutomatic Climate Control
Power WindowsYes (4)Yes (4)
Central LockingKeyless Entry and goKeyless Entry and go
Steering Audio ControlsYesYes
Audio SystemTouchscreenTouchscreen

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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

Length3999 mm4300 mm
Width1734 mm1765 mm
Height1601 mm1590 mm
Wheelbase2555 mm2600 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm180 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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