2023 Honda WR-V – spec-by-spec comparison of S, E, V and RS Malaysian variants; from RM90k to RM108k

2023 Honda WR-V – spec-by-spec comparison of S, E, V and RS Malaysian variants; from RM90k to RM108k

Launched yesterday, the 2023 Honda WR-V goes on sale in Malaysia in four variant forms, starting with the base 1.5L S (RM89,900), followed by the 1.5L E (RM95,900) and 1.5L V (RM99,900). The range is completed by the flagship 1.5L RS, which goes for RM107,900.

Earlier this week, Honda Malaysia said that it has received around 2,500 bookings for the brand’s smallest SUV up to the point of introduction, and during the launch said it is aiming to shift 1,300 units of the A-segment/small B-segment offering every month.

All WR-V variants are powered by the same engine, in this case a L15ZF 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated DOHC i-VTEC unit offering 121 PS at 6,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm. The mill is the same unit as found in the City and base HR-V S variant, and like in those models, is paired with a CVT here.

Standard fit equipment across all variants includes two front USB ports, a multi-angle reverse camera, power retractable door mirrors and two rear parking sensors. Also common to all versions are a seven-inch Digital Audio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility and the automaker’s LaneWatch side camera system.

2023 Honda WR-V – spec-by-spec comparison of S, E, V and RS Malaysian variants; from RM90k to RM108k

Kit-wise, the entry-level S features halogen headlamps (without an auto feature), black fabric upholstery, digital air-conditioning, a two-speaker audio system and a MID display as part of its instrument cluster, among other things. It, along with the E and V grades, ride on 16-inch five-spoke silver alloys wrapped with 215/60 Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance tyres.

The E adds on auto headlights as well as remote engine start, walk-away auto lock, cruise control and a 4.2-inch TFT coloured multi-info display for the instrument cluster. It also bumps up the speaker count by two to bring the total to four.

As for the V, it adds on LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lamps and LED front turn indicators to the exterior equipment, while the interior adds on a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a switch to leather/fabric combination upholstery with blue contrast stitching. Also finding its way on is a single-zone automatic climate control system and a rear centre armrest.

The top-of-the-line RS adds on exterior kit such as a variant-specific chrome chequered grille and a switch to larger 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels, which are shod with 215/55 Continental UC6 tyres. Inside, the variant gets black headliner and red accent trim as well as red contrast stitching on its leather/fabric combi seats and steering wheel.

Other items unique to the RS are LED sequential turn signals, a Honda Connect telematics system, paddle shifters, alloy pedals, red needles for the speedometer/tachometer (white on the other variants) and two extra speakers to make for a six-speaker audio set-up.

Only the RS and V grades were displayed at the launch, but we’re in the process of getting galleries of the E and S variants, and will run them as gallery posts when we have photos of each. In the meantime, below is a detailed list of the specifications available on each WR-V variant, as well as a first-look walk-around video of the SUV from the launch. Also, read our first drive report on the WRV.

2023 Honda WR-V 1.5 S – RM89,900
Gets as standard:

Mechanicals

  • 1.5 litre DOHC i-VTEC engine
  • 1,498 cc naturally-aspirated four-cylinder petrol
  • 121 PS at 6,600 rpm, 145 Nm at 4,300 rpm
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Mechanical parking brake
  • MacPherson strut suspension (front), torsion beam (rear)
  • Ventilated brake discs (front), drum (rear)
  • 0-100 km/h in 11.0 seconds
  • 1,108 kg kerb weight

Exterior

  • Halogen headlamps
  • Bulbed front turn indicators
  • LED taillights
  • 16-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, 215/60 Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance tyres
  • Power-folding door mirrors
  • Body-coloured door handles
  • Micro pole antenna

Interior

  • Smart entry with push-start button
  • Urethane multifunction steering wheel, with audio controls
  • Tilt steering wheel adjustment
  • Analogue instrument cluster with monochrome multi-info display
  • White instrument cluster indicator needles
  • Power windows with driver’s side auto up/down
  • Urethane gear knob
  • Black fabric upholstery
  • Light grey headliner
  • Fabric-covered top centre console armrest
  • Manually-adjustable front seats
  • Manual climate control system
  • Seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen head unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth, hands-free telephone (HFT) system
  • Two speakers
  • Two front USB ports
  • 12V accessory socket at rear of centre console
  • Two rear parking sensors
  • Multi-angle reverse camera
  • 16-inch steel spare wheel
  • 380 litre boot space

Safety

  • Four airbags (front and side)
  • Rear ISOFIX child seat anchors
  • Vehicle stability control
  • ABS with EBD and brake assist
  • Hill start assist
  • Emergency stop signal
  • Seat belt reminder on all seats
  • Auto door lock
  • Honda LaneWatch side camera system

2023 Honda WR-V 1.5 E – RM95,900
Adds on:

Mechanicals

  • 1,111 kg kerb weight

Exterior

  • Auto headlights
  • Shark fin antenna

Interior

  • Remote engine start
  • Walk-away auto lock
  • Cruise control
  • 4.2-inch TFT coloured multi-info display
  • Four speakers

Safety

  • Rear seat reminder
  • Honda Sensing driver assistance suite
    • Forward collision warning
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Road departure mitigation
    • Lane departure warning
    • Lane keeping assist
    • Automatic high beam
    • Lead car departure notification
  • Rear seat reminder

2023 Honda WR-V 1.5 V – RM99,900
Adds on:

Mechanicals

  • 0-100 km/h in 11.1 seconds
  • 1,125 kg kerb weight

Exterior

  • LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lamps
  • LED front turn indicators

Interior

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Leather/fabric combination upholstery with blue contrast stitching
  • Leather-covered top centre console armrest
  • Single-zone automatic climate control system
  • Rear seat centre armrest

2023 Honda WR-V 1.5 RS – RM107,900
Adds on:

Mechanicals

  • 0-100 km/h in 11.3 seconds
  • 1,145 kg kerb weight

Exterior

  • RS chequered pin front grille
  • RS badging
  • LED sequential front turn indicators
  • 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels, with 215/55 Continental UC6 tyres

Interior

  • Leather/fabric combination upholstery with red contrast stitching
  • Black headliner
  • Paddle shifters
  • Red instrument cluster indicator needles
  • Sport pedals
  • Six speakers

Safety

  • Six airbags (front, side, side curtain)
  • Honda Connect telematics system

GALLERY: 2023 Honda WR-V 1.5 RS

GALLERY: 2023 Honda WR-V 1.5 V

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Comments

  • Rakyat Malaysia on Jul 14, 2023 at 8:39 pm

    Syabas tahniah to 32mil rakyat negara tercinta.
    PH People Hope , BN Better Nation.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 18
  • hazri on Jul 14, 2023 at 9:32 pm

    nothing special about this car except that civic rear lamp, which is not make civic special too. not everybody likes ketam lamp, but it more beautiful and elegant than current one. if honda brings new brv here, this wrv D.O.A

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 18 Thumb down 0
    • Logical Deduction on Jul 15, 2023 at 6:08 am

      More B40 like & sapot honda cars ..just like more b40 supporting kjaan Perpaduan day by day.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 11
      • Overloaded bantuans for B40 on Jul 15, 2023 at 11:16 am

        If u go to where B40 stay…omg..u will find brand new Ativas,Velox,BRV,HRV,high specs 1.5 Myvi,X70,X50.
        Now,they make up the bulk of the early birds 2500 WRV bookings.
        They have most of the bantuans.Their gaji,they spend on new cars.PMX,high time u divert some bantuans to M40 who r also struggling.

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 13 Thumb down 2
        • Firdaus on Jul 15, 2023 at 1:55 pm

          in the current Perpaduan PHBN gomen.
          many Subsidi for M40 & B40… so gudjob! Syabass

          Like or Dislike: Thumb up 8 Thumb down 1
          • Dah Menang Semua on Jul 16, 2023 at 10:02 am

            Would this shakes the position of
            “Best sub-100K vehicle” Alza?

            Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1
    • Peppa on Jul 15, 2023 at 8:54 am

      But the new BRV also does not stand a chance against the Alza tho. Honda in general is retarded

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 1
    • Rakyat Malaysia on Jul 17, 2023 at 8:22 am

      Compare with BRV & HRV please. WRV much bigger than Ativa.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 3
  • Jasonx on Jul 14, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    Only 2 speakers in 90k S version… But have 4 airbags and LaneWatch. Somebody has been trying very very hard, too hard to produce the S from the E variant…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 0
  • Carolyn Khaw on Jul 14, 2023 at 11:56 pm

    Overpriced A segment car that is based on third world cheap Honda Brio.
    B segment HRV X50
    C segment CRV RAV4
    D segment Harrier

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 30 Thumb down 2
  • Kotembad on Jul 15, 2023 at 3:17 am

    RM 90k for a 1.5L NA engine topkek. Should be turbocharged at least, or 1.8L.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 12 Thumb down 1
  • Willie on Jul 15, 2023 at 6:45 am

    Waited, waited, waited for the price… 90k …skip

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 1
    • Lalalaland on Jul 15, 2023 at 8:05 pm

      You expected it will be cheaper than City? Haha. We might be living in bolehland but this is not P1 or P2. I guess you’re dreaming in lalaland. You can blame Father P for all other cars being expensive.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 4
      • Rakyat Malaysia on Jul 17, 2023 at 8:23 am

        Thanks to our shitty currency, blame that on PH Gomen.

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 3
  • Winner Ong on Jul 15, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    Always complain price high no speaker no apple no massage chair no this no that I don’t know la what to say some more go make money buy your luxury car

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 5
  • New BRV lover on Jul 15, 2023 at 9:03 pm

    No wonder Honda Malaysia dont want to bring in the new BRV, the price is overlapping with this overpriced WRV

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 4 Thumb down 2
  • ROTI CANAI on Jul 15, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    so you want a car worse than an ativa yet costs more than an ativa? say no more…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 1
  • Sohai on Jul 16, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Habis lah City Hatch back…

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 1
  • Sorry to say but the 2,500 bookings == 2,500 suckers. We shouldn’t encourage price gouging and spec dilution like what Honda Malaysia is doing but alas the big H has their fervent supporters.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 1
  • Boy Racer on Jul 16, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    Exorbitant prices for a shit spec car. Honda Malaysia taking all of us for a ride.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 2
  • Kevin Henry on Jul 16, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    The Ativa is a much better buy. This Honda is overpriced

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0
  • Sell so expensive, rear trunk board also don’t have. The car don’t even have the latch/hook for it even if you willing to buy outside.
    Imaging whatever things you put in your rear boot will have to be removed everyday.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0
  • Sohai ori on Jul 17, 2023 at 11:17 am

    I don’t know why people are so surprised about this well received car and judging it because it is priced higher than Ativa.

    Toyota did the same with Rm20-30k premium for the same models over Perodua. What more this is a Honda with different characteristics and appeal?

    The only thing I find doesn’t make sense is that why this over BRV? This is in competition with its own stablemate the City Hatch in the premium compact segment, while Honda doesn’t have a people mover.

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    • https://paultan.org/2022/11/02/honda-wr-v-officially-launched-in-indonesia-1-5l-na-cvt-suv-sits-below-hr-v-ativa-raize-rocky-rival/

      Indonesia only up to rm93k RS.

      It is indeed cheaper than the longer and more spacious WR-V.

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