The HR-V is an eagerly-anticipated launch from Honda and is popular worldwide but how does it compare against segment-leading Hyundai Creta in specs? We find out here!
Honda’s R-V series in India has not been a massive success. Except for the Honda WR-V, all other R-V models have received a lukewarm response from the market. However, with the SUV segment growing at a fast pace in India, Honda will soon launch an all-new model in the market.
Honda HR-V, which is on sale in many international markets, is a compact SUV that will sit above the Honda WR-V in the line-up and will fill in the gap between the WR-V and the CR-V. For a long time, Honda has been speculated to launch the HR-V in the Indian market, but finally, they have showcased the vehicle to the dealership owners, which is a clear signal of the launch of the car in India.
How well does it compete against the Hyundai Creta, which is the best-selling vehicle in the segment right now? Let’s find out.
Just like the Hyundai Creta, the HR-V is not a sub-4m vehicle. The international-spec Honda HR-V, which is also known as the Vezel in many other markets measures 4,295mm in length, 1,770mm in width and 1,605mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 2,610mm.
Creta, which is already on sale in India measures 4,270mm in length, 1,780mm in width, 1,630mm in height and wheelbase of 2,590mm. The Honda HR-V is slightly longer than the Creta and gets a longer wheelbase, but the Creta is higher and broader than the HR-V, which gives it more road presence.
|Dimensions||Hyundai Creta||Honda HR-V|
|Length||4,270 mm||4,295 mm|
|Width||1,780 mm||1,770 mm|
|Height||1,630 mm||1,605 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,590 mm||2,610 mm|
Engine Specifications Comparison:
In the international markets, the Honda HR-V (Vezel) is available only with petrol engine options. However, it is expected to get a diesel engine when it is launched in India. There is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine available with the Honda HR-V that powers the Honda City in India. It generates a maximum power of 130 Bhp and 155 Nm of peak torque.
|Specifications – Diesel||Hyundai Creta||Honda HR-V|
|Engine||1.6 L||1.6 L|
|Power||126 BHP||118 BHP|
|Torque||260 NM||300 NM|
|Transmission||6 Speed||6 Speed|
The more powerful 1.8-litre engine available with the Honda HR-V too. It is the same engine that powers the Honda Civic in India. In the international-spec Honda HR-V 1.8 i-VTEC, the engine produces a maximum of 135 Bhp and 170 Nm.
However, only the 1.5-litre petrol engine is expected to power the Indian-spec HR-V to keep the price competitive. Honda will also offer a 1.6-litre diesel engine with the upcoming HR-V. It generates a maximum of 118 Bhp, and 300 Nm in the Civic and same is expected in the HR-V too.
The Hyundai Creta gets powered by three engine options in India. There are two diesel engine options and a single petrol engine options. The diesel variants get a 1.4-litre engine that generates a maximum of 89 Bhp and 220 Nm. It only gets a 5-speed manual transmission.
|Specifications – Petrol||Hyundai Creta||Honda HR-V|
|Engine||1.5 L||1.5 L|
|Power||121 BHP||130 BHP|
|Torque||151 NM||150 NM|
|Transmission||6 Speed||5 Speed|
The higher powered diesel variants get the 1.6-litre engine that produces a maximum of 126 Bhp and 260 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission. The petrol variants only get the 1.6-litre engine that produces a maximum of 121 Bhp and 151 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.