VW Tharu Vs. Honda HR-V

VW Tharu Vs.  Honda HR-V

The car market is filled with various options when it comes to crossovers, and one of the new entrants in this segment is the Volkswagen Tharo.

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  • What powers the Volkswagen Tharu?

    Under the hood, the Volkswagen Tharu has a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that produces 157bhp and 250Nm of torque.

  • What forces work on the Honda HR-V?

    The Honda HR-V features a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine that produces 128bhp and 240Nm of torque.

  • Tharo offers a blend of style, performance and practicality, catering to the needs of city dwellers and adventure seekers alike. With its impressive features, can it stand out in the highly competitive crossover market?

    Let’s see by comparing it with one of the most popular models in the crossover segment today, the Honda HR-V.

    the outside

    The Tharu showcases Volkswagen’s distinctive design language with its bold front grille and Matrix LED headlights with IQ-Lights. Strong body lines and prominent wheel arches give it a sporty and commanding presence on the road. At the back there is an illuminated Volkswagen logo and a horizontal red accent, which also appears on the brand’s electric models.

    On the other hand, the HR-V carries the design cues of the Honda family with its elegant and aerodynamic appearance. The bold front grille and sharp LED headlights create a sense of dynamism. Overall, the HR-V’s exterior design strikes the perfect balance between sportiness and sophistication.

    Considering the Tharu’s innovative design elements and the HR-V’s eye-catching style, we’re giving this roundup a bow tie.


    The Tharu features a well-designed cabin that prioritizes comfort and convenience. The spacious seats provide ample legroom for up to five passengers, ensuring a comfortable ride even on long trips. The Tharu also comes equipped with several tech features, such as a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system with gesture control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a wireless phone charger, USB Type-A and C ports, and 12V sockets.

    Meanwhile, the HR-V features a carefully considered interior, featuring premium materials and a driver-oriented cockpit. The well-padded seats provide excellent support, making every ride a comfortable experience. The HR-V comes with tech features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, USB charging ports at the rear, and 12V sockets.

    In terms of interior features, the Tharu has a slight edge over the HR-V.


    Under the hood, the Tharu has a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine, which delivers great performance and fuel-efficient consumption. This engine produces 157 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque, and is linked to a seven-speed direct-shift gearbox.

    The HR-V is also powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine with 128 horsepower and 240 Nm of torque.

    Since Tharu produces a slightly higher output, he also wins this round.


    To provide a safe and confident drive, the Tharu is equipped with multiple airbags, Side Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, ESP, Electronic Parking Brake, Traction Control System, Anti-Slip System, Parking Distance Control, Intelligent Parking Assist System, Vision Camera area, and back camera.

    Meanwhile, the HR-V is equipped with Honda Sensing, which includes advanced driver assistance systems such as adaptive cruise control, low-speed following, collision mitigation braking system, lane keep assist, lane departure mitigation, and lane departure warning. , automatic high beam, and lead vehicle departure notification.

    This suite of modern safety technologies makes HRM-V wins this round.


    After evaluating the Volkswagen Tharo and Honda HR-V side-by-side, it became clear that both cars offer their own unique advantages. However, the Tharu offers more interior features and offers higher productivity, hence it wins this crossover comparison.

    The HR-V is still a good alternative for those looking for a less expensive option. Additionally, Honda’s undeniable reliability also makes it an excellent choice.

    Ultimately, the choice between these two intersections depends on individual preferences, priorities, and budget considerations. Whether you prioritize style or performance, both the Volkswagen Tharo and Honda HR-V offer compelling options in the competitive crossover segment.

    Photos from Volkswagen, Honda Cars Philippines Incorporated, Hazel Nicole Carreon, Rui Robles, Kent Flores, and Robin Manahan IV

    Read also:

    Volkswagen Tharu versus the competition

    Volkswagen Tharu enters the PH market

    Volkswagen Tharu is the brand’s “bridge to the electrified future”

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