The new Toyota Hycross is the talk of the town as it’s the next step in the evolution of the MPV in India. Having grown in dimensions and luxury, one of its key competitors in the Indian market is the Mahindra XUV700, which is identical in many ways, yet different.
Let’s compare the new Toyota Innova Hycross vs the Mahindra XUV700 in terms of design, platform, design and dimension, features, engine specifications, and more.
Design and dimension
The new Toyota Innova Hycross, for the first time, is based on a monocoque chassis and compared to the Crysta, is larger in dimension. The Hycross features a large, upright grille design, sleek LED headlights, a muscular bonnet, and overall, looks more muscular and upmarket compared to the Crysta.
The Mahindra XUV700 is also based on a monocoque chassis, similar to the Hycross. The XUV700 also features a large upright front grille with massive, yet futuristic lights flanking either side. The XUV700 also sports a muscular, yet sporty design and both vehicles, the Hycross and the XUV700 have distinctive design features that set them apart.
|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|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm||200 mm|
As the dimesions show, the Innova Hycross is longer, taller, and has more wheelbase, translating to better legroom and head room, while the XUV700 is wider, translating to better shoulder room. The XUV700 also has better ground clearance compared to the Hycross.
Exterior and interior features
In terms of exterior features, the Innova Hycross gets full LED lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, disc brakes on all four wheels, automatic headlamps, a rear spoiler, body-coloured ORVMs, and more. Inside, the Hycross’ features a long, including a panoramic sunroof for the first time, 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.
The Mahindra XUV700 also gets full LED lighting, 18-inch alloy wheels, disc brakes on all four corners, rain-sensing wipers, and automatic headlights. Inside, the XUV700 features a large touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, a 12-speaker audio system, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, and more. It is safe to say that both vehicles are equipped with all the bells and whistles one would expect from vehicles priced at this range.
The Toyota Innova Hycross is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine, offered as is, or with a hybrid system. There is no diesel engine on offer. The Mahindra XUV700 on the other hand gets either a 2.0-litre petrol engine or a 2.2-litre diesel engine, while there is no hybrid offering.
|Specifications||XUV700 (P)||XUV700 (D)||Hycross (P)||Hycross (H)|
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 gets an ADAS system with front collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness detection, an e-call function, and gets up to 7 airbags depending on the variant. Again, both vehicles are brimmed with safety features.
With both vehicles head-to-head in terms of design, features, and safety, pricing is a key factor for decisions apart from the type of drivetrain. The Toyota Innova Hycross’ pricing will be revealed in January 2023 and is expected to be priced around Rs 20 lakh, ex-showroom.
The Mahindra XUV700 on the other hand is available in a total of 23 variants, priced between Rs 13.44 lakh and 24.94 lakh ex-showroom.