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Honda WRV Official Review. Positives, Negatives of WRV Model

Honda WRV Official Review. Positives, Negatives of WRV Model

Looking to Buy Honda WRV Crossover. Review in the Positives, Negatives of Honda WRV S, Vx Petrol and Diesel Model with Comparison for Best Value Buy Car in Price Range

 

Honda WRV Official Review

Honda WRV is launched. The Engine Mechanicals are same as what in Jazz - but with a Fine Tune up of Engine at Low End and Suspension Upgrade along with Change in Looks and Sunroof in Vx Model - makes up WRV 

Below would be the Specifications and Engine Performance of Honda WRV

Performance     Specs  
Engine 1.2 Litre Ivtec, 1.5 Lit Idtec   Length x Width xHeight 3999 mm x 1734 mm x 1601 mm
Power 90 PS (P), 100 PS (D)   Boot Space 363 Litre
Torque 110 NM (P), 200 NM (D)   Ground Clearance 188 mm
Transmission 5 Speed Petrol, 6 Speed Diesel   Wheelbase 2555 mm

Before going on further review – here are the Pros and Cons

1. Performance: Engine refinement in 1.2 Ivtec with better low end - very ease and relaxed. For any one considering a Car with yet SUV Like Styling, Raised Ground Clearance and primarily for city ride (where speed are slow / max at 60 Kmph) will like WRV.

The Diesel Engine is Peppy in 1.5 IDtec and care for Performance Factor will pick WRV Diesel

2. Space: Class Leading Spacious Cabin for 5 Adults in Sub 4 Meter Segment. Very Marginal Difference in Seating Space of WRV and S Cross (where S cross marginally leads)

3. Suspension: Well Tuned and is a key highlight with 188mm ground clearance. Although is not an off roader, but you will love in Suspension Dynamics of WRV to take on relative bad roads at ease.

4. Seating: Comfy well contoured Seats in Front. You will love the Seats and has good visibility

5. Build & Features: Feels Premium and overall Aesthetics, Piano Black Finish, Fit and Finish all appeals in car at best. Comes with Electric Sunroof as key highlight which most Indians are fascinated at.

6. Other Important: Honda reliability and 1 year service interval, Diesel Engine Torquey and comes with class leading mileage in Diesel. Now in 2018 comes with Consumer Offer of Insurance + Rs 20K Exchange Bonus

Negatives of WRV

1. Crossover: WRV looks a crossover, if aspiration is of SUV - you may probably like Brezza and Ecosport better

2. No Android auto & apple car play: The Digipad although has Inbuilt Navigation but does not support in Android Auto and Apple Car Play. Means it misses on Live Traffic

3. No Automatic: As of now only available in Manual Transmission, Care for Automatic - you will have to look elsewhere

4. Missing Features: In Rear No adjustable head restraints, No Rear armrest, no rear ac vents. The Petrol Model also misses on Push Button Ignition and Cruise control

Also is a missed Opportunity as No Advanced safety of rear disc, No Side and Curtain Airbags

5. Diesel Engine Noise Level: The Diesel Engine of WRV seems slight heavier on Noise Levels. Amaze in 2018 has come up with new Generation with superior contained Engine NVH Levels, but WRV Diesel Engine Noise is on higher side

 

Detailed Video Review of Honda WRV 

 

Honda WRV S Petrol – (@ 7.75 Lakh) -

Honda WRV S Petrol is the Entry Variant and at 7.75 Lakh - it looks grossly over priced than any other WRV Model. Even - one can have in Honda Jazz Vx Petrol - Top of the Model in this Price with Much Advanced Features. But - still There are Options like – Honda Jazz S Diesel, Ford Ecosport Trend Petrol.

» Honda Jazz Diesel (@ 7.88 Lakh)  infact with 1.5 Litre diesel Engine not only is better fuel efficient but offers superior Drive-ability than WRV S Petrol. You drive in WRV Petrol and can instantly feels in the average Mid range, while on same hand Jazz S Diesel with higher Torque, Bigger 1.5 Litre Diesel Engine in 6 Speed Transmission feels more lively and makes rather better sense for Jazz S diesel. Features List is close Similar in WRV S Petrol and Jazz S Diesel

» Ford Ecosport Trend Petrol (@ 7.86 Lakh) : However – where you are more inclined towards SUV Stance and Presence and seek a Macho SUV Car appeal – Ford Ecosport Trend Petrol with 110 PS Power in 1.5 Litre Petrol Engine delivers better Commanding Seating Position with Taller Design, Better Rear Seat Headroom space feels better than WRV S Petrol.

 

Honda WRV S Diesel – (@ 8.79 Lakh)

There are Options in form of Ford Ecosport Trend Plus, Hyundai I20 Active S Diesel and S Cross Delta Diesel

» S Cross Delta (@ 8.78 Lakh) :Starting with S Cross Delta – S Cross is a Proper Mid size Crossover with Premium Length, Extended Width. The In Cabin Seating Space in S Cross is at par with Honda WRV. Even the Car comes with Rear Disc Brakes and in Interior feels superior against WRV S Model. The only downside is the engine which somehow does not feel in as enthusiastic as like Jazz Diesel

» Hyundai I20 Active S Diesel (@ 8.85 Lakh) : is a real Contender. The Engine Performance has a Pep to it due to higher torque and the car comes with add on features like – Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels, Rear View Camera, Projector Headlight, Power Foldable ORVM, Rear Seat AC Vent, Cooled Glove Box. The Steering Dynamics and Suspension is at par. Though – the space is marginally lower than WRV S Diesel – but overall Engine Performance with Lower NVH, Add on Features makes I20 Active Diesel a better buy

» Ford Ecosport Trend Plus (@ 8.86 Lakh): with Commanding SUV Presence, Macho Design is also a better value Proposition. Wider and Taller Ecosport gives a feel of True SUV rather than a Crossover and even has higher Features like Automatic Climate Control, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Turn Indicators on ORVM

 

Honda WRV Vx Petrol – (@ 8.99 Lakh)

This though has Craze of Electric Sunroof and other Styling Features attached to it. But – at this steep Price you don’t even get USP of Magic Seats which other is in Jazz Vx or Higher Up Safety Features. It comes with Standard ABS, EBD, Dual Airbags – There is no 6 Airbags Option, No ESP, No Traction Control and engine is also 1.2 Litre. Even – Honda Cars India has skipped in Push Button Ignition and Cruise Control which otherwise is in Diesel Engine. Alternate Buys

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» Honda City VMT Petrol (@ 9.99 Lakh): If you are spending in 10 Lakh rs (On Road Price in Delhi)– we suggest to increase Budget by 1 Lakh (On road price of City VMT in Delhi) and get in Class Leading, One Segment Up Honda City with much more Spacious Cabin, Much Superior Drive-ability, Even More Premium Cabin, Bigger Boot and a Brand itself. Yes – you wont get Sunroof – but has rest all with Premium Experience in City

» Hyundai Creta E Plus Executive Edition (@ 9.99 Lakh): If care for SUV Stance, From a Sub 4 Meter Car, to Powerful 1.6 Litre VTVT Petrol Engine in Full Grown Creta with Commanding Seating Position with 123 PS Power and 154 NM Torque – you only have to increase Budget from 10 Lakh to 11 Lakh On road. Though – you may miss on advanced Features in WRV – but as what said Engine is the heart of Car, Powerful and Bigger Engine in Stylish Commanding SUV may look a value proposition

 

Honda WRV Vx Diesel - (@ 9.99 Lakh)

This may seem to be the Only Model which though is priced at Premium but yet can be best value proposition in WRV Model Variant line up

Honda WRV Interior

Honda Cars India has plonked in 1.5 Litre IDtec Diesel Engine with 100 PS Power with 200 NM Torque in 6 Speed Manual Transmission as what Powering in Jazz, City and BRV

Over the last 3 years - IDtec Earth Dreams Technology is been improvised by Honda Cars India, and in WRV Fine engine Tune Up is done so as expect Lag Free Performance with Linear Torque Build up and even Superior NVH Levels

Honda WRV Ride feels compliant and Planted on roads on even High Speed. Honda Cars India has modified in the Suspension set of WRV to take on additional Weight, Raised Ground Clearance and Drive-ability in City Roads, City Roads with Marginally Bad Road Conditions remains Top Notch. Steering Dynamics are Top Notch

Honda WRV Vx Diesel comes loaded with Advanced Features - Electric Sunroof, Stylish Alloy Wheels, 7 Inch DigiLink Multimedia Touchscreen AVN System, Multi Mode Rear View Camera, Automatic Climate Control with Touch Panel on AC Vents, Push Button Ignition with Keyless Entry, Cruise Control along, 16 Inch Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels along with host of Styling, Safety and Convenience  Features  makes it an attractive Proposition

In Cabin Seating Space is  Quiet Spacious for 5 Adults and this Model Variant in the Line Up is the best Value Money based on Features, Engine Performance and Mileage, Suspension, Space, Styling, Steering Dynamics as overall Value Appeal to Customers.

 

Overall Recommendation for Honda WRV

Honda Cars India has gone over board with Pricing. For the Pricing asked in Petrol Variant - Instead of 1.2 Litre they could have rather added a 1.5 Litre IVtec Engine as what in City, BRV for much Superior drive-ability and differentiation in Segment. But - paying a Premium Price for S Petrol and V Petrol in 1.2 Engine seems too much for this crossover car.

We expect Steep Discounts to appear for this Crossover within 6 Months

If Choosing WRV – The Value Buy and Feature Loaded Variant you should consider in WRV Vx Diesel – else for other Variants – WRV S Petrol, Vx Petrol or S Diesel – there are other better cars in the segment delivering better value buy.

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Comments 18

Guest - Yugal sharma on Sunday, 09 December 2018 14:22

Hi Gagan,
I am highly confused bw WRV Diesel VX topend and Ecosports deisel titenium, as price wise there is no diffrence , i am looking for over all decent car which i should not regret..
My mostly usage in City

Hi Gagan, I am highly confused bw WRV Diesel VX topend and Ecosports deisel titenium, as price wise there is no diffrence , i am looking for over all decent car which i should not regret.. My mostly usage in City
Guest - Mohan on Thursday, 10 August 2017 14:35

Dear Mr Gagan ji,
Kindly give your suggestion for my purchase. First of all i would like to prefer for petrol engine because my usage will not be more (hope this concept is right now correct or not i dont know).
Then i was in confusion between to choose top model petrol versions of the following cars. First is WRV, 2. I20 Active, 3. eco sports. As it is gonna to be my first car so i am in more confusion for choosing which brand. Also kindly suggests in the view of driving enjoyability, features, post purchase service cost and safety. Thanks in advance

Dear Mr Gagan ji, Kindly give your suggestion for my purchase. First of all i would like to prefer for petrol engine because my usage will not be more (hope this concept is right now correct or not i dont know). Then i was in confusion between to choose top model petrol versions of the following cars. First is WRV, 2. I20 Active, 3. eco sports. As it is gonna to be my first car so i am in more confusion for choosing which brand. Also kindly suggests in the view of driving enjoyability, features, post purchase service cost and safety. Thanks in advance
Guest - Arun on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 22:33

Hi
Pl give a review on wrv shock absorber..some pople says is is soft and bouncy..

Me also in a confusion whether to go for hondq wrv vx or nissan terrano 85 ps..pl advice

Thx in advance
Arun

Hi Pl give a review on wrv shock absorber..some pople says is is soft and bouncy.. Me also in a confusion whether to go for hondq wrv vx or nissan terrano 85 ps..pl advice Thx in advance Arun
Guest - Subhash Bidwai on Friday, 09 June 2017 19:10

I would like to book, WRV Petrol Top end model what will be price on present structure and after GST
Can any body help me

I would like to book, WRV Petrol Top end model what will be price on present structure and after GST Can any body help me
Guest - P.simhateja Reddy on Thursday, 25 May 2017 09:29

I am in a diloma wether to buy WRV DIESEL TOP MODEL OR S CROSS 1.3 TOP MODEL
I have test driven both the cars wrv cabin sound is more than the scross is that nly my feeling or is it really happening like that
As it's my first car I want to have a best in class compared in all features,looks and mileage so plz suggest me which one to choose in this both
Will the cabin noise be the issue in future for me if I purchase a WRV
As I drive at an average speed of 80-100
As my journey is mostly on highways
Will this disturbance create any issue in my driving method

I am in a diloma wether to buy WRV DIESEL TOP MODEL OR S CROSS 1.3 TOP MODEL I have test driven both the cars wrv cabin sound is more than the scross is that nly my feeling or is it really happening like that As it's my first car I want to have a best in class compared in all features,looks and mileage so plz suggest me which one to choose in this both Will the cabin noise be the issue in future for me if I purchase a WRV As I drive at an average speed of 80-100 As my journey is mostly on highways Will this disturbance create any issue in my driving method
Guest - Sayan Chatterjee on Thursday, 06 July 2017 21:32

i am in same dilemma sir, what do you decided to buy? could you please share.

i am in same dilemma sir, what do you decided to buy? could you please share.
Guest - manav sharma on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 23:47

Hello im manav sharma I brought wr v yesterday from courtesy honda Shimla simply the best. And the car i brought is the second wr v in all over Himachal. So it was a big pride. In first site i luv this car. And it is more excellent from my expetations. It has great feature. That a 20lakh car provide. As i live in upper hp hilly area and i can surely feel the power of the new car. Its eps does a great work. And for sunroof and other features are increable i have no words. And car is giving me a avg. of 19kmpl in hilly areas it is more than expected and in plains it give me 23-24kmpl. Its engiene gives a type of smoothness and refinement as Mercedes c class engiene I had took a test drive of merci c. And there is pride name of honda an international company and good resale value. So i prefrer wr v over breeza and ecosport. And btw i had seen many reviews in which people are saying that desil engine is noisy.
But i want to say that it too much quieter than breeza's 1.2l engiene. And it is a very nice car. Don't think just book this car before it gets a long waiting period.
If you like my review then just give me your blessings

Hello im manav sharma I brought wr v yesterday from courtesy honda Shimla simply the best. And the car i brought is the second wr v in all over Himachal. So it was a big pride. In first site i luv this car. And it is more excellent from my expetations. It has great feature. That a 20lakh car provide. As i live in upper hp hilly area and i can surely feel the power of the new car. Its eps does a great work. And for sunroof and other features are increable i have no words. And car is giving me a avg. of 19kmpl in hilly areas it is more than expected and in plains it give me 23-24kmpl. Its engiene gives a type of smoothness and refinement as Mercedes c class engiene I had took a test drive of merci c. And there is pride name of honda an international company and good resale value. So i prefrer wr v over breeza and ecosport. And btw i had seen many reviews in which people are saying that desil engine is noisy. But i want to say that it too much quieter than breeza's 1.2l engiene. And it is a very nice car. Don't think just book this car before it gets a long waiting period. If you like my review then just give me your blessings
Guest - VINAY B on Friday, 12 May 2017 20:06

Hi, Wonderful review, as of now I am using a Toyota Etios Petrol V initial model bought in 2011, Its time to change the vehicle and I use car very less in these 6.5 years my car only roamed around 44000 km, and I am looking for a fully loaded Hatchback this time
WRV is in my list, The only thing wrv is dragging me towards it is the Sun roof which my kids will enjoy, My friend has a Honda City which has sunroof and my kids enjoy that like anything whenever we ride that
my budget is max 10-11 Lacs and I Prefer Petrol Variants only

Please suggest me

Hi, Wonderful review, as of now I am using a Toyota Etios Petrol V initial model bought in 2011, Its time to change the vehicle and I use car very less in these 6.5 years my car only roamed around 44000 km, and I am looking for a fully loaded Hatchback this time WRV is in my list, The only thing wrv is dragging me towards it is the Sun roof which my kids will enjoy, My friend has a Honda City which has sunroof and my kids enjoy that like anything whenever we ride that my budget is max 10-11 Lacs and I Prefer Petrol Variants only Please suggest me
Guest - Hiral vyas on Thursday, 06 April 2017 22:24

Pls suggest me..... I am highly confused between ecosport i20 and honda wrv which is better?

Pls suggest me..... I am highly confused between ecosport i20 and honda wrv which is better?
Guest - Gopal Gaba on Monday, 01 May 2017 21:07

My suggestion wait for the ecosport facelift, if you are not in hurry, wrv seems expensive for the price as it has very limited features, sunroof is just for show off, how many people drive car with out aircondition , no ac vents, no hand rest in the rear, not even projector head lamps no automatic head lights, fixed head rest on the head rest makes the car feature less and steep for the price.

My suggestion wait for the ecosport facelift, if you are not in hurry, wrv seems expensive for the price as it has very limited features, sunroof is just for show off, how many people drive car with out aircondition , no ac vents, no hand rest in the rear, not even projector head lamps no automatic head lights, fixed head rest on the head rest makes the car feature less and steep for the price.
Guest - Nitesh Bansal on Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:20

Highly confused between honda wrv and maruti scross zeta model . Honda engine sound is more as compared to s cross. Looks wise i like s cross more but wrv is loaded with newer features.
What u suuggest .

Highly confused between honda wrv and maruti scross zeta model . Honda engine sound is more as compared to s cross. Looks wise i like s cross more but wrv is loaded with newer features. What u suuggest .
Guest - Nilesh on Wednesday, 22 March 2017 15:49

Thanks for providing in choices
I found rear headroom space quiet limited in WRV, as against Honda Jazz

Even i sat on Honda City and found much difference in seating fabric with much soft and plush fabric in Honda City
Have decided to go for Honda City SV MT instead of WRV
So - what if i am not getting Sunroof or AVN or Alloys - but i am getting a bigger car, proven car, 1.5 litre engine and much more space
Trusting in Honda brand, i wished had Honda Cars India provided in Sunroof in Jazz Vx Model model and priced it at around 8 Lakh - i could have possibly taken Jazz - but in almost similar pruce - Honda City SV MT is a better car

Thanks for providing in choices I found rear headroom space quiet limited in WRV, as against Honda Jazz Even i sat on Honda City and found much difference in seating fabric with much soft and plush fabric in Honda City Have decided to go for Honda City SV MT instead of WRV So - what if i am not getting Sunroof or AVN or Alloys - but i am getting a bigger car, proven car, 1.5 litre engine and much more space Trusting in Honda brand, i wished had Honda Cars India provided in Sunroof in Jazz Vx Model model and priced it at around 8 Lakh - i could have possibly taken Jazz - but in almost similar pruce - Honda City SV MT is a better car
Guest - Jishu on Sunday, 19 March 2017 13:11

Hi Gagan,

Excellent comparision review.
Need your asistance to choose the best between Maruti S cross, Honda WRV, Hyundai i20 Active & Hyundai 1.4 Creta diesel, which is the best happy riding & fun to drive car? Please advise.

S Cross - 1.3 Zeta features & price almost same as WRV except sunroof, but need to know how it handles, rides & fun to drive car than Creta,WRV, honda city& hyundai i20?. Also when is the facelift coming.

Hyundai i20 active - Exterior & Interior looks better than current S Cross, but need to know how it handles, ride comfort , fun to drive compared to S Cross, Creta & WRV.

Hyundai Creta 1.4 diesel - base model only due to budget constraints, excellent looks among all these, need to know whether it is more stable, fun to drive than S Cross, i20, WRV?

Ford ecosport looks tall, doesnt feel confident around corners due to its tall stance . Also crap interiors & little bumpy ride, hence not considering.

Thanks,
Jishu.

Hi Gagan, Excellent comparision review. Need your asistance to choose the best between Maruti S cross, Honda WRV, Hyundai i20 Active & Hyundai 1.4 Creta diesel, which is the best happy riding & fun to drive car? Please advise. S Cross - 1.3 Zeta features & price almost same as WRV except sunroof, but need to know how it handles, rides & fun to drive car than Creta,WRV, honda city& hyundai i20?. Also when is the facelift coming. Hyundai i20 active - Exterior & Interior looks better than current S Cross, but need to know how it handles, ride comfort , fun to drive compared to S Cross, Creta & WRV. Hyundai Creta 1.4 diesel - base model only due to budget constraints, excellent looks among all these, need to know whether it is more stable, fun to drive than S Cross, i20, WRV? Ford ecosport looks tall, doesnt feel confident around corners due to its tall stance . Also crap interiors & little bumpy ride, hence not considering. Thanks, Jishu.
Gagan Modi on Sunday, 19 March 2017 17:08

@ Jishu

Given - Drive-ability, Performance Pep, Engine Noise Levels - Will Pick Hyundai I20 Active Diesel as marginally ahead of WRV

I20 Active Sx Diesel has some features - Curtain and Side Airbags, Rear AC Vents, Projector Headlights and if looking for a car for 4 Adults with more Safety, Comfort of Rear AC Vents and if ready to forego Sunroof appeal in WRV then - I20 Active Sx Diesel has a strong point for best crossover car in Safety and Drive-ability

@ Jishu Given - Drive-ability, Performance Pep, Engine Noise Levels - Will Pick Hyundai I20 Active Diesel as marginally ahead of WRV I20 Active Sx Diesel has some features - Curtain and Side Airbags, Rear AC Vents, Projector Headlights and if looking for a car for 4 Adults with more Safety, Comfort of Rear AC Vents and if ready to forego Sunroof appeal in WRV then - I20 Active Sx Diesel has a strong point for best crossover car in Safety and Drive-ability
Guest - Jishu on Monday, 20 March 2017 16:35

Hi Gagan,

Thanks for the reply. I had test driven Hyundai i20 active looks, features are best for its price, but its main issue is lack of steering feedback, its too light for those who loves to drive.
Dont know about Honda WRV steering & drivability. Need to know which is the best car having more steering feedback & fun to drive factor among these three - Hyundai i20 active, Honda WRV & Maruti S Cross.

Thanks,
Jishu.

Hi Gagan, Thanks for the reply. I had test driven Hyundai i20 active looks, features are best for its price, but its main issue is lack of steering feedback, its too light for those who loves to drive. Dont know about Honda WRV steering & drivability. Need to know which is the best car having more steering feedback & fun to drive factor among these three - Hyundai i20 active, Honda WRV & Maruti S Cross. Thanks, Jishu.
Guest - Amit on Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:14

Thanks for the great review and esp. comparison with other products in the same price range. In your opinion which one would you go for, wrv vx diesel or scross 1.3 zeta? Almost same price, space, features for both. wrv better engine but scross is c class..a segment above. would you wait for s cross facelift?

Thanks for the great review and esp. comparison with other products in the same price range. In your opinion which one would you go for, wrv vx diesel or scross 1.3 zeta? Almost same price, space, features for both. wrv better engine but scross is c class..a segment above. would you wait for s cross facelift?
Gagan Modi on Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:50

@ Amit

Will recommend Honda WRV VX Diesel
> Sunroof - its a pride feel for family
> Superior Engine Performance
> Some other add on - Cruise Control, Multi Mode Rear View Camera as against Single Mode Rear View Camera in S Cross Zeta

@ Amit Will recommend Honda WRV VX Diesel > Sunroof - its a pride feel for family > Superior Engine Performance > Some other add on - Cruise Control, Multi Mode Rear View Camera as against Single Mode Rear View Camera in S Cross Zeta
Guest - Ramesh Jangra on Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:05

Brezza ko takkar de payegi kya ? Eight months SE brezza book h, WRV ki wait kri, showroom jakar dekhte h, kya nikalta h.vaise kuchh dum to dikhta h isme

Brezza ko takkar de payegi kya ? Eight months SE brezza book h, WRV ki wait kri, showroom jakar dekhte h, kya nikalta h.vaise kuchh dum to dikhta h isme
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