The latest car to join the niche cross-hatch segment is Honda’s new Jazz-based WR-V.


To look more like an SUV, Honda has made the WR-V taller at 1601mm. The i20 Active is wider though and boasts the maximum wheelbase here, which might indicate that it is the most spacious of them all. All three cars sport the same 16-inch alloy wheels; the Urban Cross though has the widest tyres.

Honda's newly released crosshatch, the Honda WR-V, will go up against the likes of Hyundai’s i20 Active and Fiat’s Urban Cross. It’s got a longer wheelbase and makes more power than the Jazz. So, where does it stand compared to its rivals. 

Model Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active Fiat Urban Cross
Length 3999mm 3995mm 3989mm
Width 1734mm 1760mm 1706mm
Height 1601mm 1555mm 1542mm
Wheelbase 2555mm 2570mm 2510mm
Whee 195/60 R16 195/55 R16 205/55 R16


Engine and Transmission

The WR-V shares the same 1.2-litre iVTEC petrol and the 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel as the Jazz. The Urban Cross comes with a turbocharged T-Jet engine, so it’s a slightly pricey purchase. The i20 Active is in the same umbrella as the WR-V when it comes to engine power.

Petrol Engine

  Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active Fiat Urban Cross
Engine 1199cc, 4cyls 1197cc, 4cyls 1368cc, 4cyls
Power 90hp at 6000rpm 83hp at 6000rpm 142hp at 5500rpm
Torque 110Nm at 4800rpm 115Nm at 4000rpm 210Nm at 2000-4000rpm
Gearbox 5-speed manual 5-speed manual 5-speed manual


Diesel engine

  Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active Fiat Urban Cross
Engine 1498cc, 4cyls 1396cc, 4cyls 1248cc, 4cyls
Power  100hp at 3600rpm 90hp at 4000rpm 93hp at 4000rpm
Torque 200Nm at 1750rpm 220Nm at 1500-2750rpm 209Nm at 2000rpm
Gearbox 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 5-speed manual


As far as price is concerned, the WR-V is easy the costliest. Priced between a sweet Rs. 7.75 lakh to 8.99 lakh. The car also offers new features to match the high price such as a sunroof and cruise control. The i20 Active comes in three trims, with the base and top-trim priced lower than the WR-V.

Here's a look at the ex-showroom, Delhi prices for the Honda WR-V and its rivals.

  Honda WR-V Hyundai i20 Active Fiat Urban Cross
Petrol Rs 7.75 - 8.99 lakh Rs 6.76 - 8.39 lakh Rs 9.85 lakh
Diesel Rs 8.79 - 9.99 lakh Rs 8.12 - 9.76 lakh Rs 6.85 - 8.15 lakh


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