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

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

Read on to find out which variant of the 2020 Honda WR-V petrol is the most value for money. Here we compare the prices of the 2020 WR-V's petrol 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 petrol B2-segment SUVs.

 

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

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

  • The WR-V has Honda’s brand image and a reliable, refined and rev-friendly 1.2-litre normal petrol engine working in its favour
  • 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.
  • 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 WR-V petrol 2020 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
  • The petrol engine has a terrible torque-to-weight ratio of just 99.5Nm/tonne. It’s comparable with the Redi-Go 800cc, which has a torque-to-weight ratio of 97.3Nm/tonne. The torque also arrives at a higher 4800rpm, so you’ll have to downshift and wring this engine to get ahead on the road.
  • The 16.5kmpl fuel efficiency of 2020 WR-V petrol is also on the low side and better than only the EcoSport petrol MT

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

The 2020 Honda WR-V facelift petrol costs Rs. 8.5 lakh and Rs. 9.7 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

Petrol

SV

Rs. 8,50,000

VX

Rs. 9,70,000

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

The SV variant is the base option for the 2020 Honda WR-V petrol facelift and it costs Rs. 8.5 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

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As you can see, the even the most affordable variant of the WR-V facelift comes well equipped. This variant is a great option for buyers who value functionality over style and don’t mind skipping some good-to-have features. This variant is worth buying.

HONDA WR-V | SV VARIANT FEATURES

Rs. 8,50,000 (Petrol 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

 -

Driver & Passenger Side Vanity Mirror

 -

Coat Hanger & Rear Parcel Shelf

 

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

The VX variant of the 2020 Honda WR-V facelift petrol costs Rs. 9.8 lakh, which is Rs. 1.3 lakh more than the SV variant. For that additional sum, you get the following notable features:

  • 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

While this variant justifies the price jump over the SV variant, it’s not adding enough must-have features to warrant an upgrade. So, if you feel like you’re satisfied with the SV’s feature list, then that’s a better purchase for you. But if you want all the good-to-have features like LED lighting, cruise control, and sunroof, then the VX trim is totally a value-for-money upgrade over the SV variant.

HONDA WR-V VX | FEATURES OVER SV VARIANT

Rs. 9,70,000 (Petrol 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 Petrol Offers The Most Value For Money?

The SV variant is a great starting point for WR-V petrol buyers as it’s not as stripped as a typical base variant of a car from this segment. It has several of the must-have features to provide an engaging ownership experience.

However, if you want all that the WR-V has to offer, then the VX variant is a good upgrade and worth the extra asking price. As the VX variant doesn’t add enough must-have features, it doesn’t earn our outright recommendation.

HONDA WR-V PETROL MANUAL | RECOMMENDATION

EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI

Variant

Price

Recommendation

SV

Rs. 8,50,000

Worth buying for buyers who want must-have features and don’t want to stretch their budget.

VX

Rs. 9,70,000

Most VFM variant. Price-wise, it’s worth upgrading to for all the additional good-to-have features

 

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

The 2020 WR-V facelift petrol retains its 1.2-litre normal petrol engine with 90PS of power and 110Nm of torque ratings. It has an ARAI tested fuel efficiency of 16.5kmpl. The WR-V petrol’s torque-to-weight ratio of 99.5Nm/tonne is so low that it’s comparable with the Redi-Go’s 800cc variant. Even the Venue’s 1.2-litre engine has a better torque-to-weight ratio of 105.5Nm/tonne.

The 1.2-litre petrol engine of the WR-V may get the small-car tax benefits but it won’t get it any prizes in the everyday drivability tests. You’ll have to frequently downshift and rev this engine to make good progress. Thankfully, this small engine is rev friendly and refined so at least it won’t feel like its working overtime.

The WR-V petrol’s fuel efficiency figure is also second only to the EcoSport, which has a much bigger 1.5-litre petrol engine. The WR-V’s petrol engine performance shouldn’t be the reason why you shortlist this car.

B2-SEGMENT SUV

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

EcoSport

XUV300

Venue

Displacement

1.2L

1.5L

1.2L

1.5L

1.2L

1.0L

1.2L

Cylinder

4

4

3

3

3

3

4

Cubic Capacity

1199cc

1462cc

1199cc

1496cc

1197cc

998cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

90PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

122PS @ 6500rpm

110.1PS @ 5000rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

Peak Torque

110Nm @ 4800rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

170Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

149Nm @ 4500rpm

200Nm @ 2000-3500rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

Manual Transmission

5-speed

5-Speed

6-Speed

5-Speed

6-Speed

6-Speed

5-Speed

Manual Claimed FE

16.5kmpl

17.03kmpl

17.57kmpl

15.9kmpl

17.5kmpl

18.2kmpl

17.27kmpl

Automatic Transmission

--

4-Speed Torque Converter

6-Speed AMT

6-Speed Torque Converter

--

7- Speed DCT

--

Automatic Claimed FE

--

18.76kmpl

16.35kmpl

14.7kmpl

--

18.15kmpl

--

 

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

The 2020 WR-V facelift’s retains its older dimensions and is one of the smaller cars in its B2-SUV segment. However, it has the second-longest wheelbase and the biggest boot capacity at 363 litres. Its ground clearance of 188mm is also respectable and a bit better than the XUV300’s clearance of 180mm.

 

B2-SEGMENT SUV

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

EcoSport

XUV300

Venue

Length

3999mm

3995mm

3993mm

3998mm

3995mm

3995mm

Width

1734mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

1821mm

1770mm

Height

1601mm

1640mm

1606mm

1647mm

1627mm

1605mm

Wheelbase

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

2600mm

2500mm

Boot Space

363-lt

328-lt

350-lt

352-lt

257-lt

350-lt

Ground Clearance

188mm

200mm

209mm

200mm

180mm

190mm

Fuel Tank

40-lt

48-lt

44-lt

52-lt

42-lt

45-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

195/60 R16

205/60 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

215/60 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

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 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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