Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross: Which one is the Real Legend?

In India, the only lifestyle pickup truck till date was the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. Toyota, on the other hand, is now entering this market with the Hilux. The Japanese automaker debuted the Hilux pick-up truck in India a few days ago and has since launched it. As a result, almost all of the SUV’s specifications, including dimensions, feature list, and performance specs, are revealed. Let’s see how this latest entrant in the pick-up truck segment compares to the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu V-Cross: Body Dimensions

Toyota Hilux dimensions are 5,325 mm long, 1,855 mm wide, and 1,815 mm tall, with a 3,085 mm wheelbase. In comparison, the Isuzu V-Cross measures 5,295 mm in length, 1,860 mm in width, 1,840 mm in height, and has a 3,095 mm wheelbase. Both SUVs have 18-inch wheels, but the Hilux has 265/60 section tyres and the V-Cross has 255/60 section tyres.

Toyota Hilux vs Fortuner

Toyota Hilux Isuzu V-Cross
Length 5,325 mm 5,295 mm
Width 1,855 mm 1,860 mm
Height 1,815 mm 1,840 mm
Wheelbase 3,085 mm 3,095 mm
Tyre size 265/60 R18 255/60 R18

This means that the Hilux is slightly longer than the Isuzu V-Cross, but the latter is wider and taller. In addition, the V-Cross has the longer wheelbase of the two. The Hilux, on the other hand, has wider tyres, which usually translates to more traction.

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu V-Cross: Features

The Hilux includes features such as an eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, a semi-digital instrument cluster, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, automatic wipers, a tyre angle monitor, push-button start/stop, cruise control, a cooled glove box, two driving modes, power steering with variable flow control, and more.

Toyota Hilux interior

In comparison, the Isuzu V-Cross has a seven-inch touchscreen, push-button start/stop, a six-way electrically adjustable driver seat, cruise control, automatic air conditioning, and a seven-inch touchscreen.

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu V-Cross: Safety Features

Toyota Hilux includes seven airbags as standard, as well as hill assist control, vehicle stability control, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, ABS, an active traction control system, and a speed alert system. The Isuzu V-Cross, on the other hand, comes standard with ABS, emergency brake assist, dual front airbags, a brake override system, and a rear-view camera, while higher trims add traction control, hill descent control, and electronic stability control, as well as six airbags.

Toyota Hilux accesories

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu V-Cross: Powertrains

The Toyota Hilux is powered by a 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine that produces 201 bhp and 420 Nm when paired with a six-speed manual transmission. However, when combined with a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, this engine produces 201 bhp and a peak torque of 500 Nm. In comparison, the Isuzu V-Cross has a 1.9-litre turbocharged engine with 161 bhp and 360 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Toyota Hilux vs isuzu d max v cross

Engine Gearbox Power Torque
Hilux 2.8-litre  6-MT / 6-AT 201 bhp  420 Nm / 500 Nm
V-Cross 1.9-litre  6-MT / 6-AT 161 bhp  360 Nm

Isuzu Dmax Vcross 2022

These figures reveal that Toyota Hilux is more powerful than Isuzu V-Cross.

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu V-Cross: Offroad Capabilities

Both pick-up trucks have a top-notch build quality and plenty of ground clearance to easily traverse uncharted terrain. However, it is worth noting that the Hilux comes standard with a 4X4 system that includes an electronic locking differential and a limited-slip differential. The Isuzu V-Cross, on the other hand, comes standard with two-wheel drive and an optional shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive system with 2H, 4H, and 4L gears.

Final Verdict

Although both the pickup trucks are top-notch in terms of reliability as they both are from the end of Japanese manufacturers. But when it comes to the point of service network Toyota will be considered at the top, as we already know that the Hilux shares the same engine as the Fortuner does and it is the most reliable SUV till now in the market. Also, the Hilux feels a bit more premium in terms of interiors and overall look of the car, Hence which one will you finalize do let us know in the comment section below.

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