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Key Specs of Honda WRV

Mileage (upto)25.5 kmpl
Engine (upto)1498 cc
Service CostRs.13,189/yr

WRV Latest Update

Latest update: New top-spec Exclusive Edition package now available for an additional Rs 18,000. Read the details here.

Honda Offers: Honda India is giving discounts worth more than Rs 32,000 on the WR-V for November. More details here.

Honda WR-V Variants and Prices: The WR-V is available in two variants - S and VX. The crossover is priced between Rs 7.78 lakh and Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Honda WR-V Engine Options and Mileage: There are two engines to choose from - a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that produces 90PS of power and 110Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine that churns out 110PS and 200Nm. The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox while the diesel variant is equipped with a highway-friendly 6-speed manual transmission. The Honda WR-V has a claimed mileage of 17.5kmpl and 25.5kmpl for the petrol and diesel variants, respectively.

Honda WR-V Equipment And Safety Features: The Honda WR-V is equipped with a host of comfort features, including a sunroof, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control and push-button start, among others. The WR-V also gets dual front airbags, ABS with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution) and a multi-view rear parking camera with sensors.  

Competition: The Honda WR-V rivals likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra TUV300, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Freestyle, Hyundai i20 Active.

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Honda WRV price list (Variants)

i-VTEC S1199 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.5 kmplRs.7.84 Lakh*
Honda WR-V Alive Edition S1199 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.5 kmplRs.8.08 Lakh*
Honda WR-V Edge Edition i-VTEC S1199 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.5 kmplRs.8.08 Lakh*
i-DTEC S1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.5 kmplRs.8.93 Lakh*
Honda WR-V Alive Edition Diesel S1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.5 kmplRs.9.16 Lakh*
Honda WR-V Edge Edition i-DTEC S1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.5 kmplRs.9.16 Lakh*
i-VTEC VX1199 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.5 kmpl
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Rs.9.17 Lakh*
Honda WR-V Exclusive Petrol1199 cc, Manual, Petrol, 17.5 kmplRs.9.35 Lakh*
i-DTEC VX1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.5 kmpl
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Rs.10.3 Lakh*
Honda WR-V Exclusive Diesel1498 cc, Manual, Diesel, 25.5 kmplRs.10.48 Lakh*
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Honda WRV Review

Distinctive – that’s the first word that comes to mind when you look at the WR-V. Honda has taken far too long to launch its first sub-4 metre crossover, but as we have come to discover, this isn’t just a Jazz with some styling tweaks. Honda Car India’s R&D division has developed the WRV for India and other emerging markets (including Brazil). India is the first country to produce the crossover and also the first market where it will be sold. Additionally, apart from an extensive design overhaul, it also gets mechanical updates like a new transmission for the petrol engine and a reworked suspension, not to mention, some premium features derived from the City. No doubt, the WR-V has a persona of its own, but is that reason enough to choose it over the Jazz or indeed, its rivals?

Is the WR-V worth considering over the Jazz? Yes. Apart from its distinctive styling, it gets some nice features, many of which, are shared with the Honda City. We expect and we’d accept a price premium of Rs 70,000-1 lakh over the Jazz, which is good value for the added kit.

Pay anything more than that and you’re only making your pockets lighter for the looks. Arguably, it also looks unique among its rivals like the Hyundai i20 Active, VW Cross Polo, Toyota Etios Cross or Urban Cross. However, given its expected pricing, it’s a hard sell when compared to more convincing crossovers like the Ford EcoSport or the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.


Butch design and Honda – two terms you generally don’t put in the same sentence, but the WR-V is fairly rugged looking, despite being based on the Jazz. Thanks to its extensive design changes, the WRV has great road presence for a hatch based crossover.

Sleek headlights are skipped for an angrier and chunkier set of headlamps that get crescent moon-shaped daytime running LEDs at the corners. The car’s face is flat like a traditional SUV and is adorned by a fat chrome grille that makes the front look beefier. Additionally, the bonnet sits quite high and gets flared edges, but even so, Honda claims the WR-V complies with pedestrian safety norms.

Of course, there’s black cladding all around, plus plastic silver skid-plates, but the quality here feels average at best. To the sides, the door panels and character lines do remind you of the Jazz, but there’s a greater sense of road presence. In fact, the WR-V is 44mm longer and 57mm taller than the Jazz. It’s wider by 40mm too and even the wheelbase is up by 25mm!

Everything about the WR-V follows a bada hai tho behtar hai (bigger is better) theme. So even the wheels are bigger, 16-inch sets with 195/60-section tyres. Yes, even the ground clearance has been raised to 188mm (23mm more than the Jazz). Not segment-leading, but good enough for our roads, even with a full passenger load.

The boomerang-shaped tail lights slice into the tail gate and the low placement of the number plate and chrome applique above it actually remind you of the Hyundai Creta. Admittedly, the overall styling is quite busy, but the WR-V pulls off the SUV look convincingly – just don’t let that make you think you can actually go off-road with it.

Trivia: The Brazilian WR-V is no different than the car we get, but its ground clearance is rated at 200mm. This is because Brazil uses a different measuring method where the ground clearance is measured at the centre of the car – not the minimum clearance.

Exterior Comparison

Honda WRVMaruti Vitara BrezzaFord EcoSport
Length (mm)3999mm3995mm3999mm
Width (mm)1734mm1790mm1765mm
Height (mm)1601mm1640mm1708mm
Ground Clearance (mm)188mm198mm200mm
Wheel Base (mm)2555mm2500mm2520mm
Kerb Weight (kg)1176kg1175kg

Boot Space Comparison

Honda WRVMaruti Vitara BrezzaFord EcoSport
Volume363 Litres328-litres346-litres


As distinctive as the exterior is, the cabin is quite familiar. The WR-V gets the same quirky dashboard as the Jazz, but the infotainment system is from the City (more on the infotainment system here – link Honda City review. If technology bit is included in MMV, don’t include this line there, but keep it in the road test). Even the steering is adjustable for rake and reach (40mm of travel for both).

It also gets cruise control, height-adjustable seatbelts and a push button starter, but that’s only if you opt for the diesel. A big draw for many buyers will be the sunroof that, like the new City, gets the one-touch operation.

There are even unique bits like the new and smaller gear lever that’s quite fun to use. Like the i20 Active, there are two interior colour options – Black and Bluish Gray and Black and Silver – albeit the colour differences apply only to the seat and door pad upholstery.

Like the Jazz, the cabin space is super-generous and taking the whole family for a trip will be no hassle, especially since you get plenty of bottle holders, two rear seatback pockets and a 363-litre boot (Jazz = 354-litre).

But, the lord giveth and the lord taketh away.

While Honda has added some good features, including a central armrest with storage, the Jazz’s Magic Seats have been skipped, nor does it get 60:40 split seats. You don’t even get adjustable rear headrests on a car that will easily cost Rs 10 lakh and above on road! Additionally, the overall fit and finish quality could have been better, especially when you consider the fact that the WR-V will cost more than the Jazz. Another disadvantage is that unlike the Vitara Brezza, you don’t get that commanding driving position, which just adds so much to the SUV experience.


The WR-V gets the same powertrain options as the Jazz, except for the optional CVT automatic offered with the Jazz, while the 1.2 petrol gets a new five-speed manual gearbox. Honda says this transmission is based on the gearbox you get in the BR-V and it has been tuned to improve acceleration, but any gains were imperceptible on our standalone drive of the WR-V.

The fact is, the 90PS petrol engine feels a bit lethargic. If you are driving alone, the motor gets the job done, but with all the seats occupied, you will have to rev the engine hard and make frequent downshifts. Thankfully, the engine is smooth and sounds nice too. The 110Nm of torque is delivered at nearly 5,000rpm, makes climbing up slopes a bit tricky and it will struggle in hilly areas. The WR-V petrol is also up to 62kg heavier than an equivalent Jazz variant and along with the revised gearing, the fuel economy dips a bit, to 17.5kmpl.

The 1.5-litre diesel engine makes the exact same 100PS of power and 200Nm of torque and comes paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The motor offers great low-end torque and loves low-rev with high-gear combinations. Power delivery is smooth and linear at all times, but it’s only easy to drive, not enjoyable. Hard-revving makes a lot of noise with no equivalent gain in speed, but if your driving style is relaxed, you won’t have any complaints in the city or cruising down the highway. For family-car buyers, it is the better engine. Depending on the variant, the WR-V diesel is 31-50kg heavier than the Jazz, but there’s no noticeable difference in performance. However, at 25.5kmpl, the fuel economy dips by 1.8kmpl.

Performance Comparison (Diesel)

Honda WRVMaruti Vitara BrezzaFord EcoSport
Torque (Nm)200Nm@1750rpm200Nm@1750rpm205Nm@1750-3250rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1498 cc1248 cc1498 cc
Top Speed (kmph)176 kmph172 kmph182 Kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)12.43 Seconds12.36 Seconds13.5 Seconds
Kerb Weight (kg)1204kg1200kg
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)25.5kmpl24.3kmpl22.77kmpl
Power Weight Ratio81.89bhp/ton73.75bhp/ton-

Performance Comparison (Petrol)

Ford EcoSportHonda WRV
Torque (Nm)110Nm@4800rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1199 cc
Top Speed (kmph)164.26 kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)15.31 Seconds
Kerb Weight (kg)1104kg
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)18.88kmpl17.5kmpl
Power Weight Ratio-80.34bhp/ton

Ride and Handling

Honda says the WR-V’s suspension uses components taken from their mid-sized SUV, the HR-V. Blessed with more wheel travel and larger wheels, the WR-V pummels potholes without a fuss. The crossover’s rough road ability is certainly better than the hatchback it’s based on. However, the overall suspension setup is a bit soft, especially on the lighter petrol-engined version.

As a result, there is a constant vertical bobbing and slight side-to-side rocking movement too. This will eat into the sense of calmness while cruising at higher speeds. Through corners, the WR-V also has obvious amounts of body-roll. So, it isn’t particularly entertaining, but the WR-V feels safe and predictable at high speeds thanks to its greater wheelbase and wider tyres.

The handling is decent too. Despite its SUV-esque changes, the WR-V still behaves more like a hatchback. If the steering offered more feedback, it would be good fun to drive too, so while it is one-finger-light in the city, it’s no enthusiast-pleaser.

Off-Road Ability

While you do get 188mm of ground clearance, the WR-V is still an urban crossover and does not get all-wheel drive or heavy-duty underbody protection. Big speed breakers and damaged roads are the only challenges you should be chasing with the WR-V.


The WR-V gets the same Android based “Digipad” infotainment system as the new Honda City. Unique features of this system include MirrorLink and Wi-Fi connectivity, along with the inclusion of an HDMI port. MirrorLink requires the phone to be connected via USB and you can use the apps offered in this feature, provided your phone is compatible with it (MirrorLink is not an app you can download. It must be on your phone by default). While it does offer added benefits (e.g. music player and navigation app), the number of apps available is limited, when compared to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

The Wi-Fi connectivity option lets you connect to a Wi-Fi source nearby (say, your phone’s hotspot), to operate functions through the browser app. To use Wi-Fi, though, you need to get a USB receiver, which Honda is offering as an accessory. Once connected, you can access any website directly through the infotainment display. It’s also useful for receiving live traffic updates on the in-built navigation system (SD card-based/by MapMyIndia). Additionally, the setup gets voice command recognition for navigation, entertainment and telephony systems. Other features of the infotainment system include an SD card slot for media files, Bluetooth audio streaming and telephony along with 1.5GB of internal memory.


All variants of the Honda WR-V get dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard. It also gets a rear camera with multiple viewing angles, but like the City and Jazz, you don't get rear parking sensors.



The Honda WRV is offered in two variants - S and SVX.

Pros & Cons of Honda WRV

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Is the WR-V worth considering over the Jazz? Yes. Apart from its distinctive styling, it gets some nice features, many of which, are shared with the Honda City.

Things We Like

  • Distinctive and butch styling. Cannot be confused with the hatchback it’s based on – the Jazz.
  • Both engines are fuel-efficient and offer good city driveability.
  • Adequate cabin space for the whole family. Senior citizens can get in and out comfortably too.
  • Safety: Dual airbags and ABS with EBD offered as standard across the range.
  • First car in the segment to get a sunroof.

Things We Don't Like

  • Diesel engine lacks punch and refinement.
  • Interior finish quality could have been better.
  • Petrol engine feels strained under full passenger loads. Average highway performance.
  • Misses out on Jazz’s CVT automatic gearbox. No adjustable rear headrests, split rear seat or magic seats either.

Stand Out Features

  • Pros & Cons of Honda WRV

    First-in-segment sunroof.

  • Pros & Cons of Honda WRV

    Digipad infotainment system with Wi-Fi and MirrorLink connectivity.

Honda WRV User Reviews

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  • I just loved WR-V

    Yesterday I bought a Honda WR-V diesel top model. It looks very classy and also super comfortable, best mileage, super pick up, with super features .i just loved it.

    On: Jun 11, 2019 | 22 Views
  • My car W-RV is best.

    I am the car which contains sunroof. It was very spacious. The sound system was good. The driver seat was adjustable up and down. I thought that the diesel model was good...Read More

    anil kumar
    On: Jun 05, 2019 | 380 Views
  • Driveing experience

    Honda WR-V is giving a comfortable drive,  soundproof and seats are very comfortable and able to adjust accordingly. clear view from a driver point of view.

    Joseph John
    On: Jun 13, 2019 | 19 Views
  • for i-VTEC VX

    A masculine car.

    A very good SUV for my family. Full comfort for long distance travel. Leg space, luggage space, and height are best in class. Looks and design are very attractive. Being ...Read More

    J Talukdarverified Verified
    On: Jun 19, 2019 | 89 Views
  • for i-VTEC VX

    Honda wrv petrol: A flop show

    Engine lacks power. Build quality is not good. The suspension is too soft makes the ride too bumpy. The front air conditioner is not that powerful to cool the entire cabi...Read More

    Rupak Goalaverified Verified
    On: Jun 19, 2019 | 108 Views
  • Loved it ..

    I owned this car....this is a very nice car...very luxurious and spacious...but there is some power lack in this car.I bought the VX i-dtec diesel engine....i was plannin...Read More

    I Don't Know
    On: Jun 18, 2019 | 74 Views
  • WRV- My Family Car

    It's almost a year and a half since I bought the car. It has been an integral part of my family. The dive is very comfortable and my little one loves the sunroof. It's ve...Read More

    Bikash Chaudhuryverified Verified
    On: Jun 17, 2019 | 52 Views
  • Missing feature and pickup issue on overtaking

    I'm happy with WRV (petrol)Best in the segment. Very smooth and comfortable with no noise. in highway, pickup is low in the petrol version. Button start and cruise contro...Read More

    Jeetendra Vishwakarma
    On: Jun 12, 2019 | 89 Views
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Honda WRV Videos

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  • Honda WRV : First Impressions : PowerDrift
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Honda WR-V Colours

  • White Orchid Pearl
    White Orchid Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
    Modern Steel Metallic
  • Alabaster Silver
    Alabaster Silver
  • Golden Brown Metallic
    Golden Brown Metallic
  • Radiant Red
    Radiant Red
  • Premium Amber
    Premium Amber

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Honda WRV Road Test

  • Honda WR-V vs Maruti Vitara Brezza: Comparison Review

    The mix of practicality and appeal of compact SUVs can be seen in the success of Maruti’s Vitara Brezza. Can Honda’s Jazz-based WR-V offer a more enticing package? 

    By Alan RichardJul 20, 2017
  • Honda WR-V: Road test review

    In a nation that is obsessed with rough and tough vehicles, Honda brings us the new WR-V. It’s much more rugged and beefier looking than the Jazz it’s based on. How will it fare in the Indian environment? 

    By Alan RichardJul 13, 2017
  • Comparison Review: Honda WR-V vs Hyundai i20 Active

    Honda’s WR-V promises to be the better all-rounder amongst the rugged hatches. Does it offer a more convincing alternative to Hyundai’s popular i20 Active?

    By SiddharthJul 11, 2017
  • Honda WR-V: First Drive Review

    Honda combines the practicality of the Jazz with the tough design of the BR-V. Is it a cocktail you should order?

    By TusharMar 02, 2017

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    • Cardekho Experts
    • on 26 Jun 2019

    In terms of maintenance and performance, the Ford EcoSport will be the best option in terms of performance and low maintenance. Moreover, the Ford EcoSport gets automatic transmission is missing out on the Honda WRV. Moreover, we would suggest you take a test drive of both the cars so that you may evaluate both the cars according to the build quality, comfort, and performance.Click here for the dealership: click here

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  • Gunjan has asked a question about WRV

    Diesel or Petrol? Which version one should I look for?

    • Cardekho Experts
    • on 22 Jun 2019

    If your daily running is below 50 kilometers or you drive the car occasionally, then the petrol engine can be preferred whereas, if you drive the car more frequently and daily running is 50-60 kilometers or above, then the diesel cars are recommended as they have cheaper running costs. For a better insight into the performance, do take a test drive. Follow the link for dealerships: click here

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  • Shakeel has asked a question about WRV

    Is this the best hatchback to buy?

    • Cardekho Experts
    • on 24 Jun 2019

    The Honda WRV is one of the best available in the market with great features, amazing ground clearance, and great reliability. however, we would suggest you to take a test drive of the car to have a better perception regarding the comfort, features and drive quality of the car.Click here for the dealership: click here

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Apr 23, 2019 10:45:04 PM

After 1month we observe some problems in wrv 1.head light focus not good in night 2. Back camera quality very poor in night 3. Reverse parking sensor not available in top model

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    Krishan Rawat
    Apr 4, 2019 9:55:54 PM


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      Ranjan Behera
      Mar 24, 2019 9:01:38 PM

      Very nice

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        Honda WRV Price in India

        CityOn-Road Price
        MumbaiRs. 9.17 - 12.55 Lakh
        BangaloreRs. 9.51 - 12.5 Lakh
        ChennaiRs. 9.07 - 12.3 Lakh
        HyderabadRs. 9.26 - 12.47 Lakh
        PuneRs. 9.2 - 12.55 Lakh
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