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    Which Variant of 2020 Honda WR-V Diesel Is Most Value For Money?

    by Lakshya Khanna on Sunday, Jul 05 2020

    Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Honda WR-V diesel is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 WR-V's diesel variants and the features to tell you which variant is the most Value For Money (#VFM). Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and fuel efficiency of the 2020 Honda WR-V with its competitors and other diesel B2-segment SUVs.

     

    2020 Honda WR-V Diesel variants

    What Are The Pros And Cons Of Honda WR-V Diesel?

    The pros or advantages of 2020 WR-V facelift are:

    • Well loaded with features like alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment, steering-mounted controls, etc. even for the base SV variant
    • Fairly long list of features like cruise control, sunroof, keyless entry and go, LED projector headlamps, etc.
    • The diesel engine has acceptable performance and best-in-class fuel efficiency
    • Respectable ground clearance of 188mm
    • Best-in-class boot space of 363 litres
    • It has the option of petrol as well as diesel engine

    The Honda 2020 WR-V facelift has the following shortcomings or problems:

    • No automatic transmission option
    • High price of entry as the base variant costs more than most other sub-4m SUVs base trims
    • Design is not SUV-ish enough - it looks more like a crossover

    What Is The Price Of 2020 Honda WR-V Diesel?

    The 2020 Honda WR-V facelift diesel costs Rs. 9.8 lakh and Rs. 10.9 lakh for the SV and VX variants, respectively. There’s also a diesel engine option, which costs another Rs. 1.2-1.3 lakh.

    HONDA WR-V | PRICE LIST EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | JUL 2020

    Variants

    Diesel

    SV

    Rs. 9,80,000

    VX

    Rs. 10,90,000


    Is The SV Variant Of 2020 Honda WR-V Diesel Worth Buying?

    The SV variant is the base option for the 2020 Honda WR-V diesel facelift and it costs Rs. 9.8 lakh (ex-showroom). The notable features of this variant are:

    • Standard safety kit (2 airbags, ABS, parking sensors)
    • Fog lamps
    • 7-inch touchscreen
    • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
    • Steering-mounted controls
    • Height-adjustable driver seat
    • Auto AC
    • Remote central locking
    • LED DRLs
    • Power adjustable mirrors
    • All power windows
    • Tilt and telescopic steering
    • Rear parcel tray
    • 16-inch alloy wheels
    • Plastic body cladding

    Also Read - Which Variant of 2020 Honda WR-V Petrol Is Most Value For Money?

    The SV variant of the WR-V facelift covers all the basic must-have features you might expect at this price point. This variant is worth buying for most WR-V buyers who would not like to stretch their budget further for additional good-to-have features.

     

    HONDA WR-V | SV VARIANT FEATURES

    Rs. 9,80,000 (Diesel MT) - Ex-Showroom | JULY 2020

    Safety

    Entertainment

    Functional 

    Style

    Dual Front Airbags

    7-inch Touchscreen w/ In-built Navigation

    Height Adjustable Driver Seat

    LED DRLs

    ABS w/ EBD

    Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

    Adjustable Front Headrests

    Body Coloured Bumpers, ORVMs & Door Handles

    Rear Parking Sensors (2)

    USB & Bluetooth connectivity

    Fixed Rear Headrests

    Rear Chrome Garnish

    Seatbelt Reminder

    4 Speakers

    Auto AC

    Roof Rails

    High-Speed Alert

    Steering-mounted Audio Controls

    Remote Central Locking

    Skid Plates

    Fog Lamps

     

    Front & Rear Power Windows w/ Driver Side Auto Up/Down

    Silver Inside Door Handles

    Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

     

    Electrically Adjustable ORVMs

    Front Center Panel w/ Piano Black Finish

    Rear Camera

     

    Power Socket

    All-around Cladding

    Defogger

     

    Foldable Rear Seat

    R16 Alloy Wheels

    Day & Night IRVM

     

    Tilt & Telescopic Steering

     

    DPF Indicator (Diesel)

     

    Driver & Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

     

    Fuel Reminder Control System (Diesel)

     

    Coat Hanger & Rear Parcel Shelf

     


    Is The VX Variant Of 2020 Honda WR-V Diesel Worth Buying?

    The VX variant of the 2020 Honda WR-V facelift diesel costs Rs. 10.7 lakh, which is Rs. 1.2 lakh more than the SV diesel variant. The notable extra features of the VX variant are:

    • Power folding mirrors
    • Cruise control
    • Electric sunroof
    • LED projector headlamps and fog lamps
    • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
    • Rear washer and wiper
    • Front armrest

    Also Read - Honda WR-V vs Hyundai Venue- Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    The upgrade to the VX variant is worth the additional cost. However, this variant doesn’t add enough must-have features to easily earn our recommendation. Nevertheless, the WR-V’s VX diesel variant is a good value and worth upgrading if you want your car to have some nice-to-have features.

    HONDA WR-V VX | FEATURES OVER SV VARIANT

    Rs. 10,90,000 (Diesel MT) - Ex-Showroom | JULY 2020

    Safety & Entertainment

    Functional 

    Style

    LED Projector Headlamps

    Seat Back Pocket

    Sunroof

    LED Fog Lamps

    Push-button Start/Stop w/ Smart Key

    LED Rear Combination Lamp

    Rear Wiper & Washer

    Cruise Control

    Turn Indicator on ORVMs

    Double Horn

    Electrically Foldable ORVM

    Chrome Door Handles

    Front Tweeters

    Front Center Armrest w/ Storage

    Shark Fin Antenna

     

    USB & Power Outlet in Armrest

    Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

     

    Front Map Lamp

    Silver Finish Dashboard & Door Ornament


    Which Variant Of The 2020 Honda WR-V Diesel Offers The Most Value For Money?

    The WR-V facelift’s SV diesel variant will suit most buyers as it’s fairly well equipped and has most of the must-have features. It’s also under Rs. 10.0 lakh, which means lower taxes in most states. However, if you want some more good-to-have features, then the VX variant is also worth the extra asking price (based on ex-showroom cost). The VX variant is a better value for money considering the cost of its additional features over SV.

    HONDA WR-V DIESEL MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

    EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

    Variant

    Price

    Recommendation

    SV

    Rs. 9,80,000

    Worth buying for budget buyers

    VX

    Rs. 10,90,000

    Most VFM variant. Worth upgrading over SV if you want all the bells and whistles WR-V has to offer


    What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Honda WR-V Diesel?

    The Honda WR-V facelift retains its 1.5-litre diesel engine and it still makes the same 100PS of power and 200Nm of torque. Its power and torque output are acceptable. WR-V diesel’s fuel efficiency rating of 23.7kmpl is the best-in-class.

     

    B2-SEGMENT SUVs

    DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

     

    WR-V

    Nexon

    EcoSport

    XUV300

    Venue

    Displacement

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.5L

    1.5L

    Cylinder

    4

    4

    4

    4

    4

    Cubic Capacity

    1498cc

    1497cc

    1498cc

    1497cc

    1493cc

    Maximum Power

    100PS @ 3600rpm

    110PS @ 4000rpm

    100PS @ 3750rpm

    116PS @ 3750rpm

    100PS @ 4000rpm

    Peak Torque

    200Nm @ 1750rpm

    260Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

    300Nm @ 1500 - 2500rpm

    240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed

    6-speed

    5-speed

    6-speed

    6-speed

    Manual Claimed FE

    23.7kmpl

    22.44kmpl

    21.7kmpl

    20.1kmpl

    22.7kmpl

    Automatic Transmission

    --

    6-speed AMT

    --

    6-speed AMT

    --

    Automatic Claimed FE

    --

    22.44kmpl

    --

    19.7kmpl

    --


    What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Honda WR-V?

    The 2020 WR-V facelift measures 3999mm long, 1734mm wide and 1601mm tall. The WR-V facelift has the biggest boot and wheelbase in the segment at 363 litres and 2555mm, respectively. Its ground clearance measures 188mm, which is better than the XUV300’s 180mm clearance.

    B2-SEGMENT SUV

    DIMENSION COMPARISON

     

    WR-V

    Nexon

    EcoSport

    XUV300

    Venue

    Length

    3999mm

    3993mm

    3998mm

    3995mm

    3995mm

    Width

    1734mm

    1811mm

    1765mm

    1821mm

    1770mm

    Height

    1601mm

    1606mm

    1647mm

    1627mm

    1605mm

    Wheelbase

    2555mm

    2498mm

    2519mm

    2600mm

    2500mm

    Boot Space

    363-lt

    350-lt

    352-lt

    257-lt

    350-lt

    Ground Clearance

    188mm

    209mm

    200mm

    180mm

    190mm

    Fuel Tank

    40-lt

    44-lt

    52-lt

    42-lt

    45-lt

    Tyre Size (Base)

    195/60 R16

    195/60 R16

    195/65 R15

    205/65 R16

    195/65 R15

    Tyre Size (Top)

    195/60 R16

    215/60 R16

    215/60 R16

    215/55 R17

    215/60 R16


    What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Honda WR-V?

    The 2020 WR-V is available in the following 6 colour options:

    • Red
    • Copper brown
    • Dark brown
    • Grey
    • Silver
    • White

    Also Read - 2020 Honda WR-V 1-2 vs Maruti Suzuki Brezza 1-5L Petrol - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

    CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

    SEGMENT

    SUB-SEGMENT

    LENGTH

    EXAMPLE

    A Segment

    A

    < 3699mm

    Alto, Kwid (exception), Santro, Celerio

           

    B Segment

    B1

    3700-3850mm

    Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago, Kwid

    B2

    3850-3999mm

    Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

           

    C Segment

    C

    4000-4499mm

    Ciaz, City, Rapid, Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

           

    D Segment

    D

    4500-4750mm

    Octavia, XUV500, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

           

    D+ Segment

    D+

    4750+mm

    Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    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. 

    Twitter handle: @lakshya_khanna

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