It doesn’t take a genius to notice that currently, in India, SUVs and crossovers are all the rage. And most major manufacturers have hopped onto that bandwagon and have at least or two products on sale to ensure they get their fair share of the lucrative pie. While Honda has the BR-V on sale in India already, it hasn’t exactly been able to set the sales charts on fire. Now, Honda has rolled out another crossover and a cheaper one at that. The WR-V not only rivals fellow hatchback crossovers like the i20 Active and Etios Cross, but also the Maruti Vitara Brezza. How do they stack up against each other? Read our Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza comparison to find out. Also See- Honda WRV – Test Drive Details
Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Price Comparison
|Honda WR-V (ex-showroom Delhi Price)||Maruti Vitara Brezza (ex-showroom Delhi Price)|
|Petrol||Rs. 7.75-8.99 lakh||–|
|Diesel||Rs. 8.79-9.99 lakh||Rs. 7.26-9.70 lakh|
The Honda WR-V is more expensive than the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Which will make it very tough for it to attract buyers who prefer more conventional looking small SUVs. Here’s the full price list comparison.
|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 Vitara Brezza 1.3 L Diesel LDi||Rs. 7.26 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX Manual||Rs. 8.99 lakh||Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.3 L Diesel LDi (O)||Rs. 7.39 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S Manual||Rs. 8.79 lakh||Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.3 L Diesel VDi||Rs. 7.78 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX Manual||Rs. 9.99 lakh||Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.3 L Diesel VDi (O)||Rs. 7.91 lakh|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.3 L Diesel ZDi||Rs. 8.71 lakh|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza 1.3 L Diesel ZDi+||Rs. 9.70 lakh|
Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Specifications Comparison
|Honda WR-V||Maruti Vitara Brezza|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.5 L Diesel||1.3 L Diesel|
|Power||98 bhp||89 bhp|
|Torque||200 Nm||200 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||6-speed manual||5-speed manual|
|Mileage (claimed)||25.5 KMPL||24.3 KMPL|
The upcoming Honda WRV shares its engines with the Honda Jazz. So, it gets a 1.5 L Diesel and a 1.2 L Petrol. Maruti offers the Vitara Brezza only with a diesel engine option. In terms of power output, the Brezza loses out to the WRV. However, the difference in performance in real world conditions won’t be as noticeable.
Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Mileage Comparison
|Honda WR-V (ARAI)||Maruti Vitara Brezza (ARAI)|
|Diesel||25.5 KMPL||24.3 KMPL|
Fuel consumption figures of the WRV are slightly better than the Maruti Vitara Brezza.
Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza 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. Unlike the Vitara Brezza, the WRV does not get projector headlamps. However, the Honda WR-V gets a sunroof, something the Brezza misses out on.
|Honda WR-V||Maruti Vitara Brezza|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)||Yes (4)|
|Central Locking||Remote Key||Keyless Entry and go|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes||Yes|
Also See – Maruti Vitara Brezza Review
Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Comparison – Exterior Design
While the WRV is based on the Jazz, designers have made extensive changes to the hatchback’s exteriors. The only similarities the can be seen are in the side profile and the rear end. The nose is completely new and features a flatter, high set bonnet. There is body cladding all around and the ride height also witnesses a slight increase.
In contrast, the Maruti Vitara Brezza features a more conventional SUV design. While the exteriors aren’t very eye-catching, the work well and have gone down well with the Indian car buying lot. Most buyers would prefer the conventional SUV lines of the Brezza over the jacked up hatchback look of the WRV.
Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza 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. Again, the dashboard design of the Vitara Brezza, much like its exteriors, is a bit conservative. That said, the quality levels are decent and everything is where you would want them to be. While the WR-V’s cabin is flashier, we still prefer the elegant dashboard design of the Vitara Brezza.
Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Comparison – Dimensions
|Length||3999 mm||3995 mm|
|Width||1734 mm||1790 mm|
|Height||1601 mm||1640 mm|
|Wheelbase||2555 mm||2500 mm|
|Ground Clearance||188 mm||198 mm|
Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza Comparison – Verdict
The Honda WR-V appears to be a good product for those looking for a hatchback crossover. However, it might not be able to pull buyers away from more conventional compact SUVs such as the Vitara Brezza.
- Price – The WRV is more expensive than the Brezza, which tilts things in favour of Maruti.
- Design – Honda has done a decent job of infusing SUV-like elements into the design of the Jazz. However, buyers will prefer the more conventionally styled Vitara Brezza.
- Features – Top end variants of the WRV get certain extra features.
- Specifications – Honda’s 1.5 L Diesel is little more powerful than the 1.3 L unit that powers the Vitara Brezza.
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