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

    by Lakshya Khanna on Saturday, Jul 04 2020

    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.

     

    Honda WR-V 2020 Facelift Variants explained

    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

    Also Read - 2020 Honda WR-V vs Tata Nexon - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

    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 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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