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Honda WRV Vs Hyundai I20 Active. Review and Compare Best Crossover Car

Honda WRV Vs Hyundai I20 Active. Review and Compare Best Crossover Car

Honda WRV compared against Hyundai I20 Active in India. Review Best Crossover Car in Styling, Engine Performance, Safety Features, Space, Prices


Honda WRV Vs Hyundai I20 Active

Sub 4 Meter Compact Crossover Segment is Extended Further with Honda WRV

While - VW Polo Cross, Etios Cross, Avventura, I20 Active could not make much impact. But - with Honda WRV Honda Cars India has done considerable Job in Differentiation of Features, Styling to make WRV look all different than Jazz with Differentiation and is thus WRV emerging as success in Honda Car Portfolio

Lets review in Top End Honda WRV Vx against Hyundai I20 Active Sx Model for the best buy


Engine Performance, Drive Output, Handling

For Petrol: Both Honda Cars India and Hyundai coming up with same 1.2 Litre Engine as available in there Sibling Range

Both Manufacturers have tuned in Low End Performance with Short Gear Shift so that the car should not display a Lag. The Drive-ability and Handling in both Cars is best Tuned for Urban India Ride, while Mid Range Dynamics feels average and both cars feels lacks in Performance Enthusiasm which otheriwise is there in Polo GT TSI or Maruti Baleno RS

Suspension of Both Cars fares well in taking on Mild Bad Patch roads at Ease. 

But where Honda WRV Leads marginally ahead is Steering Dynamics appeal - it feels relatively light to hold I20 Active Steering as against WRV on High Speed. The Accurate Firmness and Steering Dynamics is what make WRV ahead

For Petrol Car Buyers - will rate both cars as good for Masses but no where near the Pep or Performance for Enthu Drive. Still - WRV based on Steering Dynamics leads over I20 Active


For Diesel: This is where Hyundai I20 Active Diesel shines. To our View - its the most Responsive Diesel Engine we have in Sub 10 Lakh Priced Cars. Though both Crossover comes in 6 Speed Transmission with Short Gear Ratio and Honda WRV Diesel Impresses too through Linear Pickup as the same Engine used in City and BRV and has continually been improved in NVH and Performance Level

But the Pep Feel in I20 Active Diesel (despite 90 PS Power as against 100 PS Power in WRV) due to Higher Torque feels close to best drive-ability car in the segment. You Drive in I20 Active and may fall in love for the relaxed Peppy Mid Range it has.

The Only Downside to I20 Active is slight Heavier Clutch and Relative Light Steering as against WRV. Honda has done considerable good job in making the clutch lightest in Diesel Car Segment and Steering Feels more lively on higher Speed

Honda WRV


Specs + Space

  Honda WRV Hyundai I20 Active
Petrol Engine 1.2 Litre 90 PS, 110 NM - 5 Speed 1.2 Litre 84 PS, 117 NM - 5 Speed
Diesel Engine 1.5 Litre 100 PS, 200 NM - 6 Speed 1.4 Litre 90 PS, 224 NM - 6 Speed
Length 3999 mm 3995 mm
Width 1734 mm 1760 mm
Height 1601 mm 1555 mm
Boot Space 363 Litre 285 Litre
Wheelbase 2555 mm 2570 mm
Tyres 16 Inch 16 Inch
Ground Clearance 188 mm 190 mm

Honda Cars India has Optimized Space in Honda WRV to Offer in

» Best in Class Spacious Cabin for 5 Adults - Headroom, Legroom 

» More Practical and Spacious Boot Space

» Even Better Reclined Rear Seats with Flat Floor

However - the only disappointment with Honda WRV is that it has Fixed Adjustable Headrests as against Adjustable Head Restraints on Rear Seats in I20 Active Sx Model. If you have Tall Passengers sitting on Rear Seats - despite having the best headroom - they may not be able to adjust head on the Fixed Headrests

Hyundai I20 Active photo



Features Comparison

Well - in terms of Feature Comparison, you have to make a Choice whether the Sunroof and Multi Mode Rear View Camera Appeals or Safety of 6 Airbags along with Comfort of Rear AC Vents, Projector Headlights matters

» Honda WRV Leads as

Honda WRV Vx Hyundai I20 Active Sx
Electric Sunroof xx
Multi Mode Rear View Camera Single Mode Rear View Camera
7 Inch Multimedia AVN with Mirror Link Connectivity 7 Inch Multimedia AVN without Mirror Link


» While Hyundai I20 Active Leads

Hyundai I20 Active Sx Honda WRV Vx
6 Airbags (Front, Side & Curtain Airbags) Only 2 Airbags (Front Dual)
Projector Headlights with LED Cornering Lights and LED DRL Only LED DRL
Rear Seat AC Vent xx
Push Button Ignition (both Petrol & Diesel) Push Button Ignition (only in Diesel) - Not a Feature in Petrol Car
More Infomative Instrument Cluster xx


Looks, Interiors

Honda Cars India has done Considerable attempt in Differentiating WRV from Looks. Trust - it looks Awesome from Exteriors in its all New 16 Inch Alloy Wheels. Adding on the Sunroof is like Icing on the Cake to be the First Car in the Segment

If you have Kids in Family - they will love the Sunroof to be a Proud feel

In Interiors - will rate both cars close Similar. Both Cars comes with Dual Interior theme. Hyundai I20 Active to our view feels better in Black Interiors with Tangerine Orange Inserts with Marginally Better Enhancements over WRV - but overall I20 Active and WRV Feels similar good - it may be based on one own liking to choose either one over other 

Explore More Details - Honda WRV Review - Know - Should you Buy WRV or Not


Price Comparison

Honda WRV Price  Hyundai I20 Active Price
Honda WRV Vx Petrol Rs 8.99 Lakh Hyundai I20 Active Sx Petrol Rs 8.39 Lakh
Honda WRV Vx Diesel Rs 9.99 Lakh Hyundai I20 Active Sx Diesel Rs 9.76 Lakh

Exshowroom Price Delhi Comparison of Honda WRV against Hyundai I20 Active


Honda WRV or Hyundai I20 Active

» Choose Honda WRV - where you can not resist in Sunroof Feature, Class Leading Space, Better Steering Dynamics, More Spacious and Comfortable Cabin Space to Seat in, Best Fuel Efficient Diesel Crossover in Segment

» Choose Hyundai I20 Active - where you Seek Top of Line Safety, Responsive Diesel Engine, Added Styling and Convenience Features like Rear AC Vents, Projector Headlights, LED Cornering Light 

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