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Honda WRV vs Toyota Etios Cross [COMPARED!]

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-

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Honda WRV vs Toyota Etios Cross Price Comparison

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 WRV vs Toyota Etios Cross Specifications Comparison

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

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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 WRV vs Toyota Etios Cross Mileage Comparison

Honda WR-V (ARAI) Toyota Etios Cross (ARAI)
Diesel 25.5 KMPL 23.59 KMPL
Petrol 17.5 KMPL 17.71/16.78 KMPL

Also See – Honda WRV vs Honda BRV | Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active | Honda WRV vs Toyota Etios Cross | Honda WRV vs Maruti Vitara Brezza

Honda WRV vs Toyota Etios Cross Features Comparison

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
Audio System Touchscreen 2-DIN
Airbags 2 2
ABS Yes Yes

Honda WRV vs Toyota Etios Cross Comparison – Dimensions

WR-V Etios Cross
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

Honda WRV vs Toyota Etios Cross Comparison – Verdict

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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