Honda WR-V vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Comparison

Honda WR-V has been in the segment since a long time and will soon be joined by Maruti Vitara Brezza based Toyota Urban Cruiser which will have similar dimensions, platform while differentiating in certain aspects. Here is a detailed comparison between the two.

Honda wrv vs toyota urban cruiser comparison
Toyota Urban cruiser will be launched with certain cosmetic changes

Honda WR-V vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Dimensions Comparison – Which one is bigger?

Honda WR-V is 3.9 m long, 1.7 m wide and 1.6 m tall with a wheelbase of 2.55 m and the boot space is best in segment at 363-litres while Toyota Urban Cruiser has length, width, height and wheelbase of 3995 mm, 1790 mm, 1640 mm, 2500 mm respectively.

DimensionsHonda WR-V Toyota Urban Cruiser
Length3999 mm3995 mm
Width1734 mm1790 mm
Height1601 mm1640 mm
Wheelbase2555 mm2500 mm
Ground Clearance188 mm198 mm
Turning Radius5.3 m5.2 m
Boot Space363 L328 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L48 L
Wheel Size195/60 R16205 / 60 R16
Kerb Weight (Petrol)                                           Kerb Weight (Diesel) 1087 – 1106 kg                                              1205 – 1304 kg1110 – 1140 kg                                         –
Gross Vehicle Weight1600 kg

Dimensions Review

  • Honda WR-V is 4 mm longer than Urban Cruiser.
  • In terms of width and height, Toyota Urban Cruiser betters the WR-V by 56 mm and 39 mm respectively.
  • Wheelbase of Honda WR-V is 55 mm more than Toyota Urban Cruiser.
  • Ground clearance of Toyota Urban Cruiser is 10 mm more than WRV’s 188 mm.
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser has a shorter turning circle of 5.2 m.
  • Fuel tank of Urban Cruiser is 8 L bigger while the boot space of 35-litres smaller than Honda compact SUV.
  • Tyre specs as well as kerb weight of Urban Cruiser is more than that of WR-V.

Honda WR-V vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Engine Options Comparison

Honda WR-V has one petrol and one Diesel engine on offer while Urban Cruiser is powered by SHVS petrol unit and will not be available with Diesel engine.

Honda WR-VToyota Urban Cruiser
Petrol1.2 L1.5 L
Diesel1.5 L

Honda WR-V 1.2 vs Toyota Urban Cruiser 1.5 Petrol – Which Engine is more Powerful / Fuel Efficient?

Honda WR-V has a I-VTEC 1199 cc 4 cylinder engine which churns out 89 BHP and 110 NM of torque and claimed fuel economy is 16.5 kmpl. Toyota Urban Cruiser has got a 1462 cc mild hybrid unit with mileage rating between 18.76 kmpl and 20 kmpl.

SpecificationsHonda WR-VToyota Urban Cruiser
Engine1.2-litre SOHC i-VTEC 1.5 L K15B 
Displacement1199 cc1462 cc
No. Of Cylinders44
Power89 BHP @ 6000 RPM103 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque110 NM @ 4800 RPM138 NM @ 4400 RPM
Transmission16.5 kmpl20.5 kmpl / 18.76 kmpl
Fuel Efficiency 5 Speed Manual5 Speed MT / 4 Speed AT
Mild Hybrid TechnologyYes
Top Speed180 kmph180 kmph
0-100 kmph15.31 seconds11.34 seconds

Petrol Engine review

  • Toyota Urban Cruiser gets a bigger engine with more capacity.
  • Also it has 14 BHP and 28 NM more torque than the WR-V.
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser petrol manual variant is 4 kmpl more fuel efficient than the corresponding WR-V trim.
  • Also Toyota Urban Cruiser has more transmission choices and does 0-100 kmph pretty quicker as well.

Honda WR-V vs Toyota Urban Cruiser – Which is better in terms of features?

Features Honda WR-VToyota Urban Cruiser
HeadlampsLED ProjectorLED Projector
Tail LampsLEDLED
Tyre Size16-inch16-inch
Interior ThemeSingle ToneDual Tone
Seat UpholsteryFabricFabric
Steering WheelLeatherLeather
Infotainment System7-inch7-inch
Instrument ClusterAnalogAnalog
Air Conditioner AutomaticAutomatic
Push Button Start with Keyless EntryYesYes
Electric SunroofYes`-
Footwell LightingYes
Outside door handlesChromeBody Coloured
Cruise ControlYesYes
ArmrestFrontFront & Rear
Steering wheel adjustmentTilt & TelescopicTilt
Roof AntennaShark FinnMicro
Rear WiperYesYes
ORVMs AdjustmentPower FoldableAuto Foldable
Sunglass HolderYes
Adjustable HeadrestFrontFront & Rear
Split Rear Seat60:40
No. Of Speakers66
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser has the same set of features as of Maruti Vitara Brezza.
  • Similar features are LED tail lamps, front adjustable headrests, 6 speakers, push button start with keyless entry among others.
  • Honda WR-V offers electric sunroof, reach adjustment for steering, chrome outside door handles.
  • While Honda WR-V offers single tone black seat upholstery, Toyota Urban Cruiser will have dual tone interior theme.
  • It will also have footwell illumination, rear armrest, auto foldable wing mirrors and 60:40 split rear seat functionality.
Honda wrv vs Toyota urban cruiser interior comparison
Toyota Urban Cruiser is likely to use dual tone cabin theme

Honda WR-V vs Toyota Urban Cruiser – Which has more safety features on offer?

Safety Features Honda WR-VToyota Urban Cruiser
No. of Airbags22
Parking SensorsRearRear
Park AssistReverse Parking CameraReverse Parking Camera
Hill Start AssistYes
Electronic Stability ControlYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Rain Sensing WipersYes
Rear Defogger YesYes
Height adjustable seat beltsYes (Front)
  • Toyota Urban Cruiser AT variants offers hill start, ESP which Honda WR-V doesn’t have on offer.
  • Both the SUVs top variants offers 2 airbags, rear parking sensors with camera.
  • Also Urban Cruiser offers rain sensing automatic wipers and height adjustable front seatbelts.

Honda WR-V vs Toyota Urban Cruiser – Which has better build quality?

Toyota Urban Cruiser will share the underpinning with Vitara Brezza with which the SUV has scored 4 stars in NCAP while ACE body structure forms the base of the Honda WR-V.

Honda WR-VToyota Urban Cruiser
PlatformACE Body Structure TECT Body
Global NCAP4 stars 

Honda WR-V vs Toyota Urban Cruiser – Which offers better warranty package?

Toyota Urban Cruiser has warranty of 3 years and 1 lakh kilometres while WR-V has a package of 3 years and unlimited kms. It can be extended upto 5 years by paying a certain cost.

Honda WR-VToyota Urban Cruiser
Warranty 3 years / unlimited kms3 years / 1,00,000 kms

Honda WR-V vs Toyota Urban Cruiser Price – Which is more affordable?

Honda WR-V is priced between Rs. 8.5 Lakhs and Rs. 11 Lakhs while the Toyota Urban Cruiser gets a starting price of Rs. 9.18 Lakhs with top end automatic trim costing Rs. 11.23 Lakhs (Ex Showroom).

Honda WR-VToyota Urban Cruiser
Price (Ex Showroom)8.5 Lakhs – 11 Lakhs9.18 Lakhs – 11.23 Lakhs

Why Honda WR-V is better than Toyota Urban Cruiser?

  1. Competitive Pricing – Honda WR-V is priced much more competitively than the Urban Cruiser even with the Diesel engine variants on offer, it undercuts the base model of Toyota SUV by nearly Rs. 70,000 and top end trim by Rs. 23,000.
  2. Diesel engine – Honda WR-V has a BS 6 Diesel engine on offer while the Toyota SUV won’t be offered with a diesel motor and will remain a petrol-only vehicle like the Maruti Vitara Brezza.
  3. Premium Interiors – Since Toyota Urban Cruiser shares everything with the Vitara Brezza, the interior fit and finish quality remains the same although it has now dual tone theme and the WR-V hasten notch interior quality.

Why Toyota Urban Cruiser is a better buy over Honda WR-V?

  1. Highly Fuel Efficient – Toyota Urban Cruiser petrol engine boasts mild hybrid technology which assists in delivering better fuel efficiency and has more torque reserve as well. In the case of manual variants mileage comparison, Urban Cruiser betters the WR-V by 4 kmpl.
  2. More safety tech – Toyota Urban Cruiser has HLA, ESP, auto dimming inside rear view and height adjustable front seat belts, all these equipments being missing out in the Honda WR-V.

Also Read

Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Honda WR-V Comparison

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