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Toyota Innova Crysta Vs Mahindra XUV500 2018 Facelift. Review Differences for Best Buy

Toyota Innova Crysta Vs Mahindra XUV500 2018 Facelift. Review Differences for Best Buy

Toyota Innova Crysta against Mahindra XUV500 SUV. Review the Best Utility Vehicle of in Space, Engine Performance, Features, Value Buy


Toyota Innova and Mahindra XUV500 - USP

Innova was launched way back in 2005, and has turned into a brand  in 13 Years by offering in

» Top Notch Reliability 

» Best in Class Spacious Cabin

» Practical Niggle Free, Family Size Vehicle

» Proven Long Brand with best in Segment Resale Value

» With Innova Crysta even Punchy Power Performance

Its not only a statement but a fact for Innova Existing Customers that only an Innova can replace an Innova and what if the model turned more Powerful, Stylish and full of Aura - its a fortune for Existing Innova customers looking to replace and upgrade with Innova Crysta

Toyota Innova Crysta

However - Mahindra & Mahindra by launching XUV500 in 2011 has created a differentiation in Segment by

» Offering Powerful SUV at Price of Innova and with Facelift in 2018 is even at par in Power Performance of Innova Crysta  

» Relatively More Stylish Looks and Premium Interiors

» Top Notch Features List Catering to Modern India looking for Fully Loaded Cars

» Wider Tyres, Raised Ground Clearance, Advanced Safety Spec of 6 Airbags, ESP, Hill Hold Assist and option of 4x4 Wheel Drive

Mahindra XUV500 photo

It has led XUV500 also created a space in the segment by created its own Market/ Last Year - 2015 Mahindra has given XUV500 a facelift with new Features, Automatic and 4x4. Toyota seems losing the ground a bit and now in May 2016 - is Toyota getting in Innova Crysta which is Powerful, Stylish and can actually kill in the segment with Automatic Option.

Below would be the Body Specs Difference in between Toyota Innova Crysta and Mahindra XUV500

  Toyota Innova Crysta  Mahindra XUV500
Length 4735 mm 4585 mm
Width 1830 mm 1890 mm
Height 1795 mm 1785 mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm 2700 mm
Boot Space with all 3 rows up 330 Litre 93 Litre
Wheels 16 Inch, 17 Inch 17 Inch, 18 Inch

Expected Specs of Innova Crysta


Which is Better - Innova Crysta or Mahindra XUV500

Choose in Toyota Innova Crysta

» Engine and Drive Earlier it was USP of Mahindra, but Toyota Kirloskar came with even More Powerful Engine and convenience of Automatic to excel against Mahindra XUV500. Now - Mahindra has once again raised bar by tuning for even more improved Power Performance. Refer in this Engine Performance Difference in between both Cars

  Toyota Innova Crysta  Mahindra XUV500
Engine 2.4 Litre 2.2 Litre
Power 150 PS 155 PS
Torque 343 NM (MT) / 359 NM (AT) 360 NM
Transmission 5 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Automatic 6 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Automatic

How it feels to drive and difference

Well - Toyota Innova is a Rear Wheel Drive car and has relative heavy Steering and even slight vibration can be felt in Gear with even long Clutch. Suspension is slight Stiff, but its the Punchy Power Performance in Manual Transmission especially with the Power Mode - which can bring a smile. Excellent Punchy Pickup, Superb Mid range and the car gives inspiring confidence on higher speed

Mahindra XUV500 on other hand is a front wheel Drive, has relative light steering, made on Monocoque design (against Innova built on Ladder-Frame) has more like car like Handling. It effectively means one can feel on relative light steering against Innova - but yes the rubbery gear shifts are what disappoint us in XUV500

On the Automatic Front - its Mahindra XUV500 which shines to be better in overall handling feel and better automatic gear shift change as against Toyota Innova Crysta - whose gearbox does not look as pleasing as otherwise felt in XUV500. Both Cars lacks Paddle Shifts

Our overall winner in Drive, Handling, Response

» Toyota Innova Crysta - if seeking Manual Transmission 

» Mahindra XUV500 - If seeking Automatic Transmission


» Reliability Are you looking for a Reliable, Proven 7 Seater Utility Vehicle. Toyota Innova wins here with been. Its a 11 yrs Old Proven Model in India which is known for Several Lakh Kms been driven by Cab Operators and yet happy with the Proven Niggle Free Ownership

» In Cabin Space Are you looking for Comfortable Cabin Space with better legroom, headroom. Innova Crysta is more spacious especially as 7 Seater Utility Vehicle when compared with XUV 500. The 3rd row has better comfortable seating position as against XUV and even some space left for boot too - which otherwise is virtually missing in XUV

Also to be noted that Mahindra XUV500 does not come with Slide Option in 2nd Row Seats - which is what a big downside for buyers spending in 15 to 20 Lakh rs. The Ingress and Egress to 3rd row is even better in Toyota Innova.

» Ownership Cost Even Used Toyota Innova are highly popular in Second Hand Car Market. Toyota Innova is known for low Maintenance and Proven Product across so many years. Will give it an edge against competition XUV

» Interior Aesthetics The Cockpit Styled Innova Crysta with Blue Interiors Ambience along with Comfy Second and Third Row, Touchscreen Infotainment, Wooden Panels on Dash enhances the premium appeal has got the biggest transformation. The UV feels a fresh and premium and does marginally better against Mahindra XUV500.

Toyota Innova Ctysta Interior

Mahindra XUV500 Interior

» Package: Earlier Innova was lacking features - but Innova Crysta comes with 7 Airbags, LED Projector Headlights, One Touch Tumble and Space Up Rear Seats, 8 Way Power Adjustable Driver Seat, Push Button Ignition, ESP, Hill Hold Drive Assist, 7 Inch Advanced Multimedia AVN System, Interior Mood Lights along with 17 Inch Alloy Wheels, More Premium Leather Seats will make Innova loaded with full set of Features


Price Comparison - XUV500 Vs Innova Crysta

Below are Model Wise Variant, Price Comparison (Exshowroom Price Delhi)

Model Price   Model Price
XUV500 W5 Manual 12.39 Lakh   Innova Crysta Gx Manual 15.18 Lakh
XUV500 W7 Manual  13.65 Lakh   Innova Crysta Gx Automatic 16.45 Lakh 
XUV500 W7 Automatic (Best Value) 14.85 Lakh      
XUV500 W9 Manual with Sunroof 15.3 Lakh      
XUV500 W9 Automatic with Sunroof 16.43 Lakh      
XUV500 W11 Manual 16.5 Lakh   Innova Crysta Vx Diesel 18.07 Lakh 
XUV500 W11 Automatic 17.63 Lakh   Innova Crysta Zx Manual 19.99 Lakh
XUV500 W11 All Wheel Auto 18.98 Lakh   Innova Crysta Zx Automatic 21.26 Lakh


Overall - Mahindra XUV500 or Toyota Innova Crysta Which to Buy

» Toyota Innova Crsyta: For Utmost Flexibility in Cabin Seating Space, even Spacious Cabin with better legroom Space, Unmatched drive and handling response in Manual Transmission (despite of Heavy Steering) and Toyota Unmatched reliability - if its Manual Transmission and a proper 7 Seater is what you considering then its Toyota Innova Crysta


» Mahindra XUV500: Automatic is Strength of XUV500. With Impressive Automatic Gearbox, Relative light Steering Dynamics as against relative Heavier Steering as felt in Innova and option of All Wheel Drive - XUV500 Automatic has the potential to be best Driver Car for those who seek the best in drive and steering dynamics

Also to be noted that Mahindra XUV500 is built on Monocoque design, while Toyota Innova is ladder on Frame design, this Monocoque design again adds on to USP of been a driver car is the ride Quality Feel of this SUV. The Handling is to a driver delight. So - if seeking a Self Driven Car - again XUV500 Automatic can be the best

Mahindra XUV500 W7 Automatic is what priced Rs 50000 lower than Base Model of Toyota Innova Crysta Manual and is what superior value buy based on Features, Space, Handling

Even W9 Automatic with Electric Sunroof is available at price of Innova Crysta Base Automatic and yes is superior value

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