7-seater cars/MPVs have always found takers in the Indian market. However, the launch of the XUV700 took that to another level. The craze is still going, but now Toyota has unveiled its big 7-seater offering, the Innova, in its new avatar. Though the car has been launched in Indonesia, we expect the same car to be launched in India. So which is the better deal? In today’s article, let’s compare the Innova HyCross vs XUV700.
The Innova HyCross is 4,755 mm in length, 1,850 mm in width and 1,795 mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,850 mm and has a ground clearance of 185 mm. What about the XUV700? The XUV700 is 4,695 mm in length, 1,890 mm in width and 1,755 mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,750 mm and has a ground clearance of 200 mm. Overall, from the dimensions, the Innova HyCross is a bigger car. The XUV700 doesn’t feel cramped, but surely the Innova HyCross will be offering much more space on the inside due to the longer wheel base and overall length.
Innova Hycross vs XUV700 – Specifications
The new Innova Hycross, as we all know, comes with only petrol engine options. It comes with a 2.0-litre pure petrol engine capable of producing 172bhp. While the star of the show is the 2.0-litre strong hybrid petrol engine capable of producing 183bhp (system) & 149bhp (engine). Both these engines come paired with a CVT automatic gearbox.
On the other hand, the XUV700 comes with the most powerful petrol and diesel engine in its segment. It comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine capable of producing 197bhp & 380Nm of torque and a 2.2-litre diesel engine capable of producing 152bhp/360Nm or 450Nm (AT). Both the engine comes with manual and automatic gearbox options.
Toyota as a brand is not known for its modern features. However, Toyota has completely flipped the game with the new Innova HyCross. The new Innova HyCross comes with features like Toyota Safety Sense (ADAS), a panoramic sunroof, a 10-inch infotainment system, an infotainment system for rear passengers, captain seats with ‘Ottoman function’ and a 360-degree camera. What about the XUV700? The XUV700 comes with features like a 10.25-inch infotainment system, a panoramic sunroof, drive modes, a digital instrument cluster, ADAS, a 12-speaker with 3D, etc
The pricing of the XUV700 starts from Rs 16.12 lakh and goes to Rs 30.35 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). For a fair comparison, the pricing of its petrol variants starts from Rs 16.12 lakh and goes to Rs 27.65 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). Toyota will be revealing the price of the Innova HyCross early next year, and we can expect its price to start from Rs 23 lakh and go to Rs 33 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Innova Hycross vs XUV700 – Which is better?
So which is the better buy? It is a tricky question to answer. The new Innova HyCross looks like a quite competent product with its new SUV-like styling and features. However, its MPV-like rear styling will not be liked by some users. On the other hand, the XUV700 is also quite a good option with its features and engine options. Some may like the tough, powerful and premium looking XUV700. Others may like the reliability and ease of ownership that might potentially come with a Toyota product.
Which one will you pick? Mahindra XUV700 or the Toyota Innova HyCross? Do let us know in the comments.
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