Honda Cars India launched the Jazz-based WR-V Crossover in March 2017. The WRV slots in below the BRV in Honda’s product portfolio and rivals the likes of Hyundai i20 Active, Fiat Avventura and Volkswagen Cross Polo. Another car that the WRV rivals is the Toyota Etios Cross. True, the Etios Cross is far from being a bestseller. However, we do see the WRV affecting the number of buyers that the Etios Cross manages to attract. We try to find out a winner between the upcoming Honda model and the Etios cross in our Honda WRV vs Toyota Etios Cross comparison here-
|Honda WRV (estimated ex-showroom Price)||Toyota Etios Cross (ex-showroom Delhi Price)|
|Petrol||Rs. 7.75-8.99 lakh||Rs. 6.52-8.10 lakh|
|Diesel||Rs. 8.79-9.99 lakh||Rs. 7.77-8.07 lakh|
Etios Cross is much cheaper than the Honda WR-V. However, the WR-V is also more feature rich. It also gets a more powerful diesel engine. Here’s the full price list comparison between the Honda WR-V and Toyota Etios Cross
|Model Name||Ex-showroom Delhi Price||Model Name||Ex-Showroom Delhi price|
|Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol S Manual||Rs. 7.75 lakh||Toyota Etios Cross 1.2 Petrol G Manual||Rs. 6.60 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX Manual||Rs. 8.99 lakh||Toyota Etios Cross 1.5 Petrol V Manual||Rs. 8.10 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S Manual||Rs. 8.79 lakh||Toyota Etios Cross 1.4 Diesel GD Manual||Rs. 7.77 lakh|
|Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX Manual||Rs. 9.99 lakh||Toyota Etios Cross 1.4 Diesel VD Manual||Rs. 8.07 lakh|
|Honda WR-V||Toyota Etios Cross|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Diesel||1.2 L Petrol/1.5 L Petrol/1.4 L Diesel|
|Power||87 BHP/99 BHP||79 BHP/88 BHP/67 BHP|
|Torque||110 Nm/200 Nm||104 Nm/132 Nm/170 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/6-speed manual||5-speed manual/5-speed manual/5-speed manual|
|Mileage||17.5 KMPL/25.5 KMPL||17.71 KMPL/16.78 KMPL/23.59 KMPL|
Etios Cross gets two petrol engine options and one diesel engine option. The 1.5 L Petrol is slightly more powerful and produces more torques than WR-V’s 1.2 L Petrol. However, the WR-V’s diesel engine is much more powerful than the Etios Cross’ 67 BHP unit.
|Honda WR-V (ARAI)||Toyota Etios Cross (ARAI)|
|Diesel||25.5 KMPL||23.59 KMPL|
|Petrol||17.5 KMPL||17.71/16.78 KMPL|
|Honda WRV||Honda BRV|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control||Manual Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)||Yes (4)|
|Central Locking||Remote Key||Remote Key|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes||Yes|
|Length||3999 mm||3895 mm|
|Width||1734 mm||1735 mm|
|Height||1601 mm||1555 mm|
|Wheelbase||2555 mm||2460 mm|
|Ground Clearance||188 mm||174 mm|
Here’s what we feel about how these two vehicles compare on different aspects-
Price: The Etios Cross is a lot cheaper than the WRV. In WRV’s defence, however, we must add that the Honda is offering more features and more power (Diesel) and mileage.
Specifications: The Petrol WRV is slightly less powerful than the Etios Cross Petrol. However, its Diesel sibling is more powerful than the Diesel Etios Cross.
Mileage: The WRV is the clear winner here.
Features: The WRV offers more features. However, it’s is significantly pricier too.
Verdict- The WRV is significantly pricier than the Etios Cross. But it does offer a longer features list, a more powerful Diesel engine and higher mileage. In our view, the WRV will be a better option among these two if budget permits. However, bear in mind, Toyota’s after sales and reliablity is way ahead of Honda in India.
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