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.
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
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)
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
Dual Front Airbags
7-inch Touchscreen w/ In-built Navigation
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
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
Steering-mounted Audio Controls
Remote Central Locking
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
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
LED projector headlamps and fog lamps
Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
Rear washer and wiper
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
LED Projector Headlamps
Seat Back Pocket
LED Fog Lamps
Push-button Start/Stop w/ Smart Key
LED Rear Combination Lamp
Rear Wiper & Washer
Turn Indicator on ORVMs
Electrically Foldable ORVM
Chrome Door Handles
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
Worth buying for buyers who want must-have features and don’t want to stretch their budget.
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.
PETROL ENGINE SPECS
90PS @ 6000rpm
105PS @ 6000rpm
120PS @ 5500rpm
122PS @ 6500rpm
110.1PS @ 5000rpm
120PS @ 6000rpm
83PS @ 6000rpm
110Nm @ 4800rpm
138Nm @ 4400rpm
170Nm @ 1750-4000rpm
149Nm @ 4500rpm
200Nm @ 2000-3500rpm
172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm
114Nm @ 4000rpm
Manual Claimed FE
4-Speed Torque Converter
6-Speed Torque Converter
7- Speed DCT
Automatic Claimed FE
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.
Tyre Size (Base)
Tyre Size (Top)
What Are The Colour Options Of The 2020 Honda WR-V?
The 2020 WR-V is available in the following 6 colour options:
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