2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Honda WR-V - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Honda WR-V - Price, Specs, Features, Mileage Comparison

Which car is better: Maruti Suzuki S-Cross or Honda WR-V? We compare prices, dimensions, engine specs, mileage and performance to help you decide which car better fulfils your requirements.

2020 Maruti Suzuki S-Cross vs Honda WR-V

S-Cross 2020 vs WR-V 2020 | Price Comparison - Which One Is Cheaper?

S-CROSS VS WR-V | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL MANUAL

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Honda WR-V

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Sigma

₹8.39

SV

₹8.50

Delta

₹9.60

VX

₹9.70

Zeta

₹9.95

   

Alpha

₹11.16

   


Maruti Suzuki S-Cross  prices start from Rs. 8.39 lakh and go up to Rs. 11.16 lakh for petrol manual powertrain. The Honda WR-V petrol manual prices start from Rs. 8.50 lakh and go up to Rs. 9.70 lakh. The Honda WRV and the SCross have similar starting prices but the WRV tops out at Rs. 9.7 lakh while the S-Cross marches forward to Rs. 11.16 lakh for its Alpha variant. You’ll find out in this article why the WR-V deserves to cost a lot less than the S Cross. And, it has nothing to with its smaller body size.

S-CROSS VS WR-V | PRICE COMPARISON

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

PETROL AUTOMATIC

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

 

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Variants

Price (in lakh)

Delta

₹10.84

-

-

Zeta

₹11.19

   

Alpha

₹12.39

   


For the petrol automatic powertrain, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross prices start from Rs. 10.84 lakh. Honda WR-V is currently not available with petrol automatic powertrain.

S-Cross 2020 vs WR-V 2020 | Dimension Comparison - Which One Is Bigger?

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is 4300mm long, 1785mm wide and 1595mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2600mm. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has a boot space of 375 litres. The Honda WR-V measures 3999mm in length, 1734mm in width and 1601mm in height. The wheelbase of Honda WR-V is 2555mm and it has a boot space of 363 litres.

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S-CROSS VS WR-V | DIMENSION COMPARISON

Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Difference

Honda WR-V

Length (mm)

4300

301

3999

Width (mm)

1785

51

1734

Height (mm)

1595

6

1601

Wheelbase (mm)

2600

45

2555

Boot Space (litre)

353 - 375

12

363

Ground Clearance(mm)

180

8

188

Fuel Tank (litre)

48

8

40

Tyre Size (Base Variant)

215/60 R16

-

195/60 R16

Tyre Size (Top Variant)

215/60 R16

-

195/60 R16

Dimension Review

  • The S-Cross is longer than the WR-V by 301mm.
  • The S-Cross is wider than the WR-V by 51mm.
  • The WR-V is taller than the S-Cross by 6mm.
  • The S-Cross has a longer wheelbase than the WR-V; by 45mm.
  • The S-Cross has 12 litres more boot space than the WR-V.
  • The WR-V has 8mm more ground clearance than the S-Cross.

In terms of dimensions, the S-Cross is a larger car compared to the WR-V in almost all aspects. So, it will have a much better road presence than the WR-V.

S-Cross 2020 vs WR-V 2020 | Engine Specs Comparison - Which One has Better Performance?

S-CROSS VS WR-V | ENGINE COMPARISON

PETROL ENGINE

 

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross

Honda WR-V

Engine Type

Hybrid Petrol

Petrol

Displacement

1.5L

1.2

Cylinder

4

4

Maximum Power

105PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

Peak Torque

138Nm @ 4400rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

Manual Transmission

5-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

18.55kmpl

16.5kmpl

Automatic Transmission

4-speed torque converter

-

Automatic FE

18.43kmpl

-

S-Cross 1.5L Petrol vs WR-V 1.2 Petrol

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross gets a 1.5L hybrid petrol 4-cylinder engine, which makes 105PS of maximum power and 138Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed torque converter type automatic transmission. The Maruti Suzuki S-Cross petrol manual has a mileage of 18.55kmpl while the automatic claims to deliver a fuel efficiency figure of 18.43kmpl.

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Honda WR-V gets a 1.2 petrol 4-cylinder engine which makes 90PS of maximum power and 110Nm of peak torque. It is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and has a mileage of 16.5kmpl.

Petrol Engine Review

  • The S-Cross has a more powerful engine than the WR-V.
  • The S-Crosss engine produces more torque than the WR-Vs.
  • The S-Cross petrol manual is more fuel-efficient than the WR-V manual.

The WRV doesn’t just disappoint with its lower power, torque and mileage figures. It has a sorry torque-to-weight ratio of just 99.5Nm/tonne as well. The only car with a lower figure worth pointing out is the Polo non-turbo. WRV’s figure is not just poor for the segment and its asking price. It’s poor - period. It’s less than the Eeco van and Triber AMT and only a shade better than the Kwid 0.8. The Kwid 1.0 is safely in the Verna 1.5 CVT territory with a far better torque-to-weight ratio.

The WR V is a heavier vehicle with an underpowered engine, which has a lower torque than any other 1.2-litre petrol engine and whatever little torque the WRV has, it comes at a peaky 4800rpm. None of it helps with its drivability as you’ll have to rev it out in the city, on the highways and everywhere else. Probably while pulling it out of the parking lot as well. :-)

This is why the WRV’s asking price should be way lower than the SCross. Compare the WR V’s figures with the S Cross, which focuses on drivability and offers a respectable peak torque-to-weight ratio of around 120Nm/tonne. What you don’t’ see on the spec sheet is its off-peak torque, which further helps with the low RPM performance by adding another 50Nm of torque from the electric motor in short bursts whenever possible. The two cars in question have significantly different driving behaviours.

S-Cross 2020 vs WR-V 2020 | Feature Comparison - Which Is Better?

Notable top features of S-Cross 2020 are:

  • LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
  • Auto headlamps
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • 7-inch touchscreen w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Auto AC
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop
  • Rear wiper & washer
  • Rear defogger
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Front and rear armrests

Notable top features of WR-V 2020 are:

  • LED projector headlamps w/ LED DRL
  • Electric sunroof
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/ Navigation, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
  • Auto AC w/ touchscreen control panel
  • Front centre armrest w/ storage
  • Multi-view rearview camera
  • Leather steering
  • Keyless entry w/ push start/stop button
  • Tilt & telescopic steering
  • Height adjustable driver seat

Is the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross better than the Honda WR-V?

Price of the base variant of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross is Rs. 8.39 lakh and Honda WR-V is Rs. 8.50 lakh (both ex-showroom).

In terms of dimensions, the S-Cross is larger than the WR-V. but, the WRV has a 9mm better ground clearance while the SCross has the bare minimum to be eligible for the SUV tag.

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For petrol manual powertrain, S-Crosss engine offers far better torque-to-weight ratio and way better off-peak torque thank to the electric motor. Besides helping with better drivability, this hybrid tech also helps the S Cross deliver far better mileage than the WR V.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lakshya Khanna

Lakshya loves to talk about cars and, therefore, he's mostly in the front of the camera doing the talking. He's usually blunt in his opinion -- good or bad, and backs it up with logic. Lakshya is a senior member of V3Cars editorial team.

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