Tata Motors has been able to generate quite a buzz around the new Nexon. Since its showing in concept form at Auto Expo 2016 to its launch today, the car has wowed plenty of car enthusiasts and future car buyers. Honda is one manufacturer Tata will have to contend with in compact crossover space. In this space, leading Honda’s charge is the WRV. This car is based on the same platform as the Jazz and has been quite popular since launch due to its quirky looks. But how does the WRV compare against the Nexon? For this, we came up with this Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV comparison for you. Now, you can compare the two cars with greater ease than ever.
Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV – Price Comparison
|Tata Nexon Price*||₹ 5.85 lakh – 9.45 lakh|
|Honda WRV Price*||₹ 7.66 lakh – 9.91 lakh|
*all prices ex-showroom Delhi
The Nexon is a clear winner here. Prices of the petrol Nexon undercut those of the petrol WRV by a huge margin. Also, the top-end Diesel model is significantly cheaper than the top-end Diesel WRV. Also, let’s not forget that the Nexon offers more power and more features, too.
Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV – Specifications Comparison
|Specifications||Tata Nexon||Honda WRV|
|Engine||1.2-litre RevoTron turbo petrol||1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||5-speed manual|
The Nexon gets a turbocharged RevoTron prytol engine that displaces 1.2 litres. This engine makes 108 BHP of max. power and 170 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed manual gearbox for now. The WRV comes packing a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that makes 89BHP power and 110Nm torque. It is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
|Specifications||Tata Nexon||Honda WRV|
|Engine||1.5-litre RevoTorq turbo diesel||1.5-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual|
The Nexon also gets a RevoTorq diesel engine that displaces 1.5 litres. This engine makes peak power of 108 BHP and peak torque of 260 Nm. It comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only (for now). The WRV comes with a 1.5-litre i-DTEC turbo diesel engine that makes 99 BHP power and 200 Nm torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual only.
Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV – Mileage Comparison
|Car||Mileage (petrol)||Mileage (diesel)|
|Tata Nexon||17 KMPL||21.5 KMPL|
|Honda WRV||17.5 KMPL||25.5 KMPL (ARAI)|
So the WRV has a higher mileage than the Nexon. Mileage is an important factor for most car buyers, but let’s not forget that the Tata compact SUV offers much more power. Hence, it will be only right to say that it offers a good mix of performance and average mileage. However, talking only about the mileage comparison, it is the WRV that emerges as a clear winner.
Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV – Dimensions
|Dimensions||Tata Nexon||Honda WRV|
When we compare the Nexon’s dimensions with those of WRV, a few things come out on top. First off, Both cars’ length is nearly identical. However, at 2,555mm, the WRV’s wheelbase is 57mm longer than Nexon’s. Width wise, the Nexon (1811mm) is 77mm wider than WRV (1,734mm). With both cars offering identical headroom, neither has an edge over the other in this area.
Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV – Features
The Nexon is a clear winner here. The only bit it misses out on is a sunroof. But it goes on to offer a Harman 8-speaker audio system, multiple drivinbg models, cooled glovebox, umbrella holders, and many more features that are conspicuous by their absence on the WRV.
Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV – Exterior Design Comparison
The Nexon sports a cohesive design. This car does not pretend to be an SUV. A clear sign of this is the rounded wheel arches which add muscle to this car as well. The front end looks quite nice as elements such as the grille and headlamps look like one complete styling element. On the side, the car’s coupe-like roofline gives this car an athletic stance. The rear of the car features a chrome strip running across the width of the car. This chrome strip outlines the taillamps too. Rest, the rear looks clean and hence, quite nice. The Nexon’s jacked-up stance gives it the look and feel of a crossover. Overall, we can say that this is a nice design indeed.
The WRV is based on the same platform as the Jazz. It is made pretty evident by the character line on the side that runs across the length of the car. The front end looks inoffensive and is dominated by that big chrome strip on the grille. This chrome strip ends in headlights on either end. Giving away this car’s crossover nature is the body cladding all around the car and the faux skid plate up front. The rear has C-shaped taillights and chrome applique on number plate housing. If it is a quirky-looking car you want, the WRV gets it right to a large extent.
Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV – Interior Design Comparison
The Nexon’s interior is a spacious-feeling place. The black-grey dual-tone colour scheme is responsible for this. The brushed aluminium inserts on the dashboard, steering wheel and doors trims looks expensive. The centre console is clutter free and has just one floating infotainment screen. A few buttons and dials are all that you can see on the centre console. All this adds to the sense of spaciousness to the cabin. A job well done by Tata.
The WRV’s interior looks quite similar to that of Jazz. That’s no surprise as it is based on Jazz’s platform. The dual-tone black-grey colour scheme gives the interior a nice feeling. There are brushed aluminium inserts on the dashboard, steering wheel and door trims of the WRV. The centre console is dominated by two screens. One of them is the touchscreen infotainment unit. The other is for HVAC display and both screens have touchscreen controls. However, the WRV’s interior does not feel premium enough. A part of the problem is that we have seen parts of this interior in various Honda cars. If you like the interior of Honda’s cars, you will like the WRV’s interior too.
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Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV – Conclusion
Price – The Nexon is the clear winner here.
Specifications – The Nexon has a competitive lineup of engines. They easily outgun the Honda engines when it comes to torque outputs as even the petrol engine is turbocharged. Also, equipping the car with driving modes has ensured that Nexon can alter its throttle response as per the conditions, leaving the WRV feeling ancient in comparison
Mileage – The WRV’s engines offer better mileage than the Nexon
Dimensions – Both cars are quite evenly matched in this respect. While the WRV falls short in width, the Nexon suffers in the wheelbase department. If you have tall passengers to seat in your car, the WRV is the better choice. If you have generously-proportioned passengers to take care of, the Nexon should be your pick.
Features – Another area where the Nexon emerges as the clear winner.
Design – The Nexon’s design is cohesive and hence, nice to look at, both inside and out. The WRV’s exterior looks quirky. The interior does not feel as special as it should.
So, this is all we have for you in our Tata Nexon vs Honda WRV comparison. We hope you liked it. For more such stories, stay tuned to Car Blog India.