Honda WR-V Vs Hyundai i20 Active: Both Cars Put Their Best Foot Forward

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Honda WR-V Vs Hyundai i20 Active

With the launch date of the all-new Honda WR-V approaching soon, one question which is on a lot of potential buyers’ minds is how the new car stacks up against the Hyundai i20 Active. The Active is one of Hyundai’s most popular models in the country. With the Ford EcoSport also hot on the heels of the two cars, it is a very difficult choice, we imagine. We have a small list of comparable aspects which will help you in taking an informed decision.

Honda WR-V vs Hyundai i20 Active: Under The Hood

The two cars offer decent spec at very competitive prices. However, the new Honda WR-V will be positioned above the existing Honda Jazz, making it a slightly more pricier version. the new Honda WR-V has a1.5 L Dieselengine which cranks out a decent98 bhp at a peak torque of200 Nm. The Hyundai i20 Active has a 1.4 L Dieselengine which has a maximum power output of89 bhp and a torque of220 Nm. Both the diesel variants have a 6-speed manual transmission. Coming to the petrol variants, the difference between the two cars are apparent. The Honda WR-V has a1.2 L Petrolengine which has a max power output of 87 bhp and a peak torque of110 Nm. The Hyundai i20 Active, on the other hand, has a similar1.2 LPetrolengine with a cranked-up power output of82 bhp and a torque slightly higher at 115 Nm. The transmission on the two petrol variants are a 5-speed manual or CVT on the new Honda WR-V while the Hyundai i20 Active has to make do with a 5-speed manual option only. Clearly, the Honda WR-V wins this round.

Honda WR-V vs Hyundai i20 Active: Interior and Exterior Design

The two cars belong to the same segment and have several comparable features. Although the new Honda WR-V is based on the Jazz, some notable differences are present. The design changes include a higher chassis and a shifted centre of gravity. The two hatchbacks also have remarkably similar interiors with the same boot space. The side profiles on the exterior are very obvious as well. The new WR-V also has faux skid plates for better safety and agility. Plastic cladding on the exterior also have been well received. It is the bonnet of the new WR-V that separates it from the chaff and gives it a crossover look. The interiors are comparable and are nothing to write a tome about. The new Honda WR-V has an all-black as well as a blue-black interior combined with orange tinges which give it a distinguishing look. Overall, this round is a tie.

Honda WR-V Vs Hyundai i20 Active

 

Honda WR-V vs Hyundai i20 Active: Features And Value Additions

The two cars are very evenly placed in this round as well. The Honda WR-V has LED DRL s whereas it lacks the projector headlamps made very popular by the Hyundai i20 Active. Both cars have evenly balanced features like automatic climate control. The power windows are four in each instance and the Honda WR-V has a remote key-based keyless entry mechanism. The Hyundai i20 Active has a keyless ‘entry and exit’ option, a huge bonus. BNoth the cars have steering wheel-mounted audio controls as well as a touchscreen audio system to make up theinfotainment features. The safety features on the two cars are comparable with the ABS system being standard equipment. However, the top-end Hyundai i20 Active has 6 airbags instead of the standard four. In our opinion, the Hyundai i20 Active wins this round.

Honda WR-V vs Hyundai i20 Active: Price and Verdict

As we can see, both the cars have won one round while the third is a tie. The Honda WR-V costsRs. 7-9 lakh for the petrol variants while the diesel variants come for a steeperRs. 8-10 lakh. On the other hand, the Hyundai i20 Active is priced at6.71-8.34 lakh for the petrol variant while the diesel one is also cheaper. We cannot decide which is the best car. If you have the moolah, go for the Honda WR-V. The Hyundai i20 Active is a very good car as well.

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