Comparing Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active

Recently Honda has launched the WR-V crossover in India. Inspired from the Jazz, the WR-V rivals models like Volkswagen Cross Polo, Fiat Avventura and Hyundai i20 Active.

Here we comparing Honda WRV with Hyundai i20 Active. Read for detailed specifications, features, price and more.

  Honda WR-V (ex-showroom Delhi Price) Hyundai i20 Active (ex-showroom Delhi Price)
Petrol Rs. 7.75-8.99 lakh Rs. 6.71-8.34 lakh
Diesel Rs. 8.79-9.99 lakh Rs. 8.07-9.72 lakh

 

The Honda WRV, like all other Honda cars is costlier than its competitors. There is a price different difference of about 20k-30k in the prices of the Honda WR-V and Hyundai i20 Active.

Model Name Ex-showroom Delhi Price Model Name Ex-Showroom Delhi price
Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 L Petrol Base Rs.6.77 lakh
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol S Manual Rs. 7.75 lakh Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 L Petrol S Rs. 7.49 lakh
Honda WRV 1.2 L Petrol VX Manual Rs. 8.99 lakh Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 L Petrol SX Rs. 8.39 lakh
Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 L Diesel Base Rs. 8.12 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel S Manual Rs. 8.79 lakh Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 L Diesel S Rs. 8.86 lakh
Honda WRV 1.5 L Diesel VX Manual Rs. 9.99 lakh Hyundai i20 Active 1.4 L Diesel SX Rs. 9.77 lakh

 

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Specifications Comparison

Diesel

Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.5 L Diesel 1.4 L Diesel
Power 98 bhp 89 bhp
Torque 200 Nm 220 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Mileage (claimed) 25.5 KMPL 21.19 KMPL

Petrol

Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol 1.2 L Diesel
Power 87 bhp 82 bhp
Torque 110 Nm 115 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Mileage (claimed) 17.5 KMPL 17.19 KMPL

The engine of Honda WRV is same as that of Honda Jazz. So, it gets a 1.5 L Diesel and a 1.2 L Petrol. The power and torque figures stand at 90 PS and 200 Nm respectively.

As far as specifications of the two are concerned, they are almost same. However, the 1.4 L diesel of Hyundai is a lot more refined than 1.5 L diesel of Honda.

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Mileage Comparison

  Honda WR-V (ARAI) Hyundai i20 Active (ARAI)
Diesel 25.5 KMPL 21.19 KMPL
Petrol 17.5 KMPL 17.19 KMPL

Honda WRV is more fuel efficient than the Hyundai i20 Active.

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Features Comparison

Both the cars have same set of features. Basic equipment like ABS, dual front airbags, auto aircon etc. are present in both the crossovers. While there are LED DRLs in WRV, it lacks a projector headlamp setup like the i20 Active. Also, there are 6 airbags in the top model of the i20. However, there are some additional features in the WRV too like cruise control and sunroof.

Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active

Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Keyless entry and go Keyless Entry and go
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Touchscreen Touchscreen
Airbags 2 2 or 6
ABS Yes Yes

 

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Comparison – Exterior Design

While the WRV is inspired from the Jazz, designers have made significant changes to the exterior of the hatchback. Only rear end and the side profile looks similar. WRV has got a new nose with a high set bonnet that gives it the crossover look. High ground clearance, plastic cladding and faux skid plates are other elements that contribute to its look.

However 120 and 120 Active don’t look that different from each other. Other than body cladding and new bumpers, the design is almost same.

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Comparison – Interior Design

The dashboard of the WR-V is same as Jazz. Steering wheel, instrument console and overall design is same. Same is also the case with the i20 Active. However, it features an all-black or blue-black interior with orange or blue highlights, unlike the i20’s black-beige theme. Also, space inside the cabin and cargo volume in both the models is same to their respective donor hatchbacks.

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Comparison – Dimensions

  WR-V i20 Active
Length 3999 mm 3995 mm
Width 1734 mm 1760 mm
Height 1601 mm 1555 mm
Wheelbase 2555 mm 2570 mm
Ground Clearance 188 mm 190 mm

Honda WRV vs Hyundai i20 Active Comparison – Verdict

The Honda WR-V seems to be a good model for people looking for a hatchback crossover. However, it might fail to pull buyers away from more conventional compact SUVs like the Vitara Brezza and the EcoSport.

Price: Same as other Honda model, the WRV crossover is costlier than the i20 Active.

Design: The Honda’s design is commendable, but it is preference of individual buyers.

Features: The WRV has more features as compared to i20 Active.

Specifications: Honda’s 1.5 L Diesel is little more powerful than the Hyundai’s 1.4 L Diesel. Petrol engines evenly matched in terms of specifications.

Here you can see the Comparison of Honda WRV With Honda Jazz

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