Toyota Innova Hycross vs Mahindra XUV 700- Do They Really Compete?

The all-new Toyota Innova Hycross was recently launched in India as a more modern and sophisticated alternative to the Innova Crysta. Many buyers, however, are comparing the Hycross to one of the market’s tough competitors, the Mahindra XUV 700. So here is a detailed comparison of both vehicles, as the prices of the Innova Hycross are also now officially available.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Mahindra XUV 700- Dimensions

Dimensions Toyota Innova Hycross XUV700
Length 4,755 mm 4,695 mm
Width 1,845 mm 1,890 mm
Height 1,785 mm 1,755 mm
Wheelbase 2,850 mm 2,750 mm
Fuel Capacity 52-litres 60-litres
Ground Clearance 185 mm 200 mm

The Innova Hycross is 40 mm taller and 60 mm longer than the XUV700. Furthermore, the Innova Hycross will have more space than the XUV700 because its wheelbase is 100 mm longer. Only in terms of width, the XUV700 is 40 mm wider than the Innova Hycross.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Mahindra XUV 700- Exterior/ Interior Features

Exterior highlights include full LED lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, disc brakes on all four wheels, automatic headlamps, a rear spoiler, body-colored ORVMs, and more. Inside, the Hycross has a long list of features, including the first-ever panoramic sunroof, powered front, and second-row seats, dual-tone seats, a 10.0-inch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, a 9-speaker audio system with a subwoofer, JBL speakers, cruise control, and more.

Full LED lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, disc brakes on all four corners, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlights are also standard on the Mahindra XUV700. The XUV700 interior includes a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, a 12-speaker audio system, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, and other features.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Mahindra XUV 700- Safety Features

Both vehicles score high on safety as the Hycross gets up to 6 airbags, vehicle stability control, hill hold assist, front and reverse parking sensors with camera, Toyota Safety Sense system, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and an e-call SOS feature.

The Mahindra XUV700 comes standard with an ADAS system that includes front collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness detection, an e-call function, and up to seven airbags, depending on the variant. Both vehicles are loaded with safety features.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Mahindra XUV 700- Engine/ Powertrain Options

The new Toyota Innova Hycross is powered by two engines: a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine rated at 174 PS/205 Nm and a 2.0-litre petrol hybrid unit rated at 186 PS/206 Nm. The former comes standard with a CVT automatic transmission, whereas the strong-hybrid version only comes with an e-CVT.

The XUV700 is available with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine producing 200 PS and 380 Nm torque, as well as a 2.2-litre diesel engine producing 155 PS and 360 Nm torque in its lower state of tune and 185 PS and 420 Nm torque in its higher state of tune. The diesel version is also available with all-wheel drive as an option.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Mahindra XUV 700- Pricing

Aside from the type of drivetrain, pricing is a key factor for decisions when both vehicles compete in terms of design, features, and safety. Prices for the Innova Hycross begin at Rs 18.30 lakh and range up to Rs 28.97 lakh (ex-showroom). It comes in five trim levels: G, GX, VX, ZX, and ZXL (O). Bookings for the Innova Hycross are now being accepted for a fee of Rs 50,000.

xuv 700 priceThe Mahindra XUV700, on the other hand, is available in a total of 23 variants, with prices ranging from Rs 13.44 lakh to Rs 24.94 lakh (ex-showroom).

Final Verdict

XUV 700 baseWith its new SUV-like styling and features, the new Innova HyCross appears to be a proficient product. However, some users will dislike its MPV-like rear styling. The XUV700, on the other hand, is a good option due to its features and engine options. The tough, powerful, and premium-looking XUV700 may appeal to some. Others may prefer the dependability and ease of ownership that a Toyota product may provide.

Furthermore, the Innova Hycross is the only car in the segment to offer a hybrid powertrain, which no other car does, and this will be a major selling point for the vehicle.

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