Hyundai launched its much-awaited premium seven-seater, the Alcazar last month. This Korean SUV directly competes with products like the Tata Safari and the MG Hector Plus. Upcoming Mahindra XUV700 will be another addition to this list. With that being said, there are a few other products that fall in its price bracket, with one of them being the Toyota Innova Crysta. Despite both being seven-seaters, they fall into different segments. In this article on Hyundai Alcazar vs Toyota Innova Crysta, we are going to find out which car is best suited for you.
The Hyundai Alcazar measures 4500mm in length, 1790mm in width and 1675mm in height. This car has the largest-in-segment wheelbase of 2760mm. Coming to the Innova Crysta, it is 4735mm in length, 1830mm in width and 1795mm in height. This Japanese MUV has a wheelbase of 2750mm. Looking at dimensions, it becomes clear that the Innova is longer, wider and taller than the Alcazar. This would translate to better legroom, knee room and headroom inside the cabin. The Alcazar however sits on a slightly longer wheelbase. Also, the Alcazar is available in six-seater and seven-seater configurations, whereas, the Innova Crysta is available in seven-seater and eight-seater configurations.
The Hyundai Alcazar is equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 2.0-litre petrol engine. The diesel engine produces 113bhp and 250Nm of torque via a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.0-litre petrol engine is capable of producing 157bhp and 191Nm of torque. This unit comes mated to a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox.
On the other hand, the Toyota Innova comes with a 2.4-litre diesel and a 2.7-litre petrol engine under its hood. The diesel engine produces 148bhp with 343Nm of torque via a five-speed manual and 360Nm of torque via a six-speed automatic gearbox. The petrol engine churns out 164bhp with 245Nm of torque and comes mated with a five-speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox.
Hyundai Alcazar vs Toyota Innova Crysta features
Hyundai Alcazar comes loaded with features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, advanced Blue Sense connected car tech, ventilated front seats, front parking sensors, automatic climate control, wireless phone charger, TPMS, eight-speaker Bose sound system, air purifier, drive and traction modes, automatic LED headlamps and a panoramic sunroof being some. In addition to these, you get the fully digital instrument cluster, 64-colour ambient lighting, puddle lamps that project the Hyundai logo, 18-inch alloy wheels, a second wireless charger for the middle row, a 360-degree surround camera array, hill-start assist and reverse parking camera & sensors.
Talking about Innova’s kit, the fully-loaded version of the updated Innova now gets a new 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. The car also gets an in-built air purifier as well. In addition to these, seven airbags, speed-sensing door locks, cruise control, vehicle stability control, hill-start assist, keyless entry, ambient lighting, leatherette seat covers, reversing camera & sensors, etc. are also made available.
Hyundai Alcazar vs Toyota Innova Crysta pricing
Hyundai Alcazar starts at Rs. 19.43 lakh and its top-spec trim goes up till Rs 24.35 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). On the other hand, Toyota Innova Crysta’s base model is priced at Rs. 19.74 lakh and the top-of-the-line model goes up till Rs 29.89 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Which one is for you?
If you are looking for a seven-seater that comes loaded with features, you should definitely go with the Hyundai Alcazar. However, if you want a seven-seater that comes with powerful engines but are willing to compromise on some features, Toyota Innova Crysta becomes a better option for you. The Innova won’t mind going a bit off-road as well. Both will hold their value well in the aftermarket as well. The only factor that will help you decide is the choice between features and performance. The Alcazar is the value for money choice but if you want to not only us the features but also the third row, the Innova is better in terms of overall space.
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