December 28, 2020

Which is better? Honda WR-V or Maruti Vitara Brezza

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The Maruti Vitara Brezza is by far the best car in the sub-four metre compact SUV segment, across brands. However, now a new version of the Honda WR-V has joined the race and giving it some stiff competition. Let’s get into the details and see which car has better specifications and features and is a good value for money.

Maruti has revamped the Vitara Brezza to be only a petrol variant, while the Honda WR-V is available in both diesel and petrol engine options. Honda has also modified the WR-V’s exterior design and added new features. But, does that make it a better car? Let’s find out.

Comparison of Dimensions of Honda WR-V and Maruti Vitara Brezza

The Honda WR-V and the Maruti Vitara Brezza are more or less similar in length, but the former has around 50mm more wheelbase that gives the driver more knee room and legroom. However, the latter is distinctly taller and broader than the former, and that gives it a clear edge in the form of more headroom and shoulder room.

Here are the exact dimensions:

Length

Maruti Vitara Brezza – 3,995 mm

Honda WR-V – 3,999 mm (marginally longer)

Width

Maruti Vitara Brezza – 1,790 mm

Honda WR-V – 1734 mm

Height

Maruti Vitara Brezza  – 1,740 mm

Honda WR-V – 1,601 mm

Wheel Base

Maruti Vitara Brezza – 2,500mm

Honda WR-V – 2,555 mm

Design Comparison of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Honda WR-V

The new versions of both models don’t boast of any substantial changes in design. The manufacturers have retained the original design and added minor, but noticeable changes. The new version of the Maruti Vitara Brezza comes with a full-chrome grille, and full LED headlamps with daytime running LEDs (also used as turn indicators) and dual-LED projectors.

The front of the Honda WR-V continues to have a striking front fascia with an added chrome accent, and a grille with slats inside. Like the Vitara Brezza, the WR-V has LED projector lamps, and daytime running LED lights. Additionally, both models have skid plates fitted on their bumpers and LED projector fog lamps. Not much of the design has changed on the rear of the cars, barring the tails lamps which are now LED and rugged veneer on the rear bumpers. Both vehicles have machined alloy wheels and roof rails.

The profile view of both vehicles continues to look the same. The Honda WR-V carries an aerodynamic appeal, while the Maruti Vitara Brezza wears a boxy look.

Interiors of the Maruti Vitara Brezza and Honda WR-V

The interiors of both cars are classy, all-black, with touches of silver. The Maruti Vitara Brezza’s cabin is bigger and posh in appearance, while the WR-V is more of a driver-centric cabin, with an elegant, fresh appeal. Additionally, the Honda WR-V boasts of a chic electric sunroof.

The Vitara Brezza has a standard central console; its instrument console consists of a rectangular MID screen, in monochrome, with two analogue dials. The Honda WR-V’s instrument console is similar to that of the IV Generation Honda City—it’s a three-pod instrument panel, with the MID dial on the right. The WR-V has a sophisticated console, with an automatic touch climate control system that maintains the selected temperature.

Features of Maruti Vitara Brezza and Honda WR-V

Nothing over the top is offered in terms of features. Still, both cars are equipped with decent features, however, if a fair comparison is to be made then the verdict tips in favour of the Honda WR-V, as it offers a tad more than the Maruti Vitara Brezza.

Both cars have the following features –

  • 16” machine alloy wheels
  • LED projector fog lamps
  • Daytime running LEDs
  • LED projector headlamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Roof rails
  • Push-button start
  • Keyless entry
  • Touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Bluetooth
  • Steering mounted audio
  • Tilt-adjustable steering
  • Automatic climate control (Honda WR-V has a touch control panel)
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Power foldable side view mirror
  • Cruise controls

The Honda WR-V has a better cabin, with telescopic adjustable steering, electric sunroof and touch-sensitive, automatic climate control panel.

Engine specifications and Transmissions

The Maruti Vitara Brezza is powered by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, that produces 138Nm of peak torque and maximum power output of 105 PS. It comes in two variants—5-speed manual gearbox and  4-speed automatic gearbox.

In contrast, the Honda WR- V is available in two variants, a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol variant produces 90 PS and 110Nm while the diesel version gives 100 PS and 200Nm. The petrol variant has a 5-speed manual gearbox; the diesel version comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Detailed specifications of Maruti Vitara Brezza

  • Engine Type: 1.5-litre K15B BS-6 (Petrol)
  • Displacement: 1,462 cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power: 105 PS @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain Layout: FWD

Detailed specifications of Honda WR-V (Petrol variant)

  • Engine Type: 1.2-litre i-VTEC BS-6
  • Displacement: 1,199 cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power: 90 PS @ 6,000 rpm
  • Torque: 110 Nm @ 4,800 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Drivetrain Layout: FWD

Detailed specifications Honda WR-V (Diesel variant)

  • Engine Type: 1.5-litre i-DTEC BS-6
  • Displacement: 1,498 cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power: 100 PS @ 3,600 rpm
  • Torque: 200 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Drivetrain: FWD

Fuel Economy

The Maruti Vitara Brezza is slightly more fuel-efficient, and gives better mileage, with the manual variant giving 17.03 km/ltr and the automatic variant, 18.46 km/ltr. The Honda WR-V has a smaller engine, yet isn’t as fuel-efficient as the Maruti car. The petrol version of the Honda gives 16.5 km/ltr, while the diesel variant claims to be much better, giving 23.7 km/ltr.

Price comparison

What is the Maruti Vitara Brezza price in Kerala? How much does the Honda WR-V cost?

The prices differ depending on the variants of the models. The on-road price of the Maruti Vitara Brezza ranges between Rs. 8.54 lakhs and Rs. 13.50 lakhs. The Honda WR-V is costlier, and the on-road price for its variants range from Rs. 9.98 lakhs to 13.13 lakhs.

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