Honda WR-V Petrol Or Diesel? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Honda WR-V petrol or diesel then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the WR-V and look at the price difference. Based on the current petrol and diesel prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the WR-V will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

Honda WR-V

Honda WR-V Petrol Vs Diesel - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Honda WR-V petrol and diesel to see what extra cost you’re paying for the WR-V diesel over the WR-V petrol.

HONDA WR-V PETROL VS DIESEL PRICES - EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (APRIL 2022)

Variants

Petrol Prices

Difference

Diesel Prices

SV Manual

Rs. 8,88,000

Rs. 2,15,000

Rs. 11,03,000

VX Manual

Rs. 9,89,107

Rs. 2,17,893

Rs. 12,07,000

For the Honda WR-V diesel manual, you’re paying between Rs. 2.15 lakh and Rs. 2.18 lakh more than the petrol.

Honda WR-V Petrol Vs Diesel - Running Cost Calculation - April 2022

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

HONDA WR-V COST PER KM (APRIL 2022)

 

Petrol

Difference

Diesel

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 105.45

Rs. 8.74

Rs. 96.71

Manual Mileage

16.5kmpl

7.2kmpl

23.7kmpl

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 6.39

Rs. 2.31

Rs. 4.08

At the current fuel prices, the Honda WR-V petrol manual will cost you Rs. 2.31 more than the Honda WR-V diesel manual for every kilometre you drive.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Honda WR-V Diesel

HONDA WR-V PETROL VS DIESEL KM TO RECOVER (APRIL 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

SV Manual

93,061km

VX Manual

94,313km

Depending on the variant, you’ll have to cover 93,061 to 94,313km with the Honda WR-V diesel manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the WR-V petrol.

Should You Buy Honda WR-V Petrol Or Diesel?

Given the drastic performance differences between the 1.2L normal petrol and the 1.5L turbo diesel engines of the WR-V, we can’t blindly look at the km-to-breakeven figure and suggest one engine over the other. The WR-V is quite heavy for the 1.2L normal petrol engine to lug around as it not only makes less torque than the other 1.2L engines, it also makes it quite high in the rev band. So, the WRV diesel seems to offer far superior drivability.

Considering the performance advantages of the WRV diesel, we’d say that you can buy the diesel engine even if you only expect to drive the car for about 70,000km. The higher torque output of the diesel will drastically improve the drivability while offering better mileage as well.

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

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