Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crysta makes for a strong rivalry despite based on different segments; closest competitors price-wise
Hyundai Tucson is a stylish SUV the South Korean automaker has just launched in India. Earlier in 2005 Hyundai brought the first generation Tucson to the country but axed it due to poor sales. Now the SUV comes with a refreshed and more premium look than before. The car was displayed at 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo, where it garnered huge appreciation.
Indian customers are known for their love of SUVs, and almost every automaker has presence in the segment. Hyundai being one of the major players in the auto market, has eye-catching SUVs like Santa Fe and Creta. Now with introduction of Tucson, the line-up gets much stronger, but this car receives tough competition from several models. It takes on rivals like Honda CR-V, Mahindra XUV500, Tata Hexa and the likes.
Toyota Innova has been the most popular MPV in domestic market for quite long time. Despite being a MPV, the Toyota Innova gives several models in the UV segment run for their money and Hyundai Tucson will surely face the challenge as well. Within short span since its launch, the muscular looking MPV has seen success in Indian market. The new stylish design, premium appeal inside the cabin and powerful engines have made this car best choice for many customers over others.
Here we are taking comparative look at the Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Innova Crysta based on spec-sheet:
Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crysta Design
Hyundai Tucson comes sporting a muscular and stylish design in-line with the South Korean automaker’s latest models. It incorporates Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, which is also seen in several other Hyundai cars. The SUV sports sleek and wide projector headlamps, a large hexagonal front grille with thick chrome garnished slats giving the front fascia an aggressive look, while front bumper of the car gets a bold and muscular appearance with the air intake, sleek horizontal fog lamps, LED daytime running lights and skid plate.
At side profile, the Hyundai Tucson gets turn indicator integrated ORVMs, blade like sporty alloy wheels, side body cladding, sharp character lines, blackened glass area with chrome trim and chrome garnished door handles. Rear fascia of the car comes with shark fin antenna, integrated roof spoiler, wide wraparound taillights, a muscular rear bumper and skid plate as well. The entire car looks very muscular and bold which catches attention very easily.
Toyota Innova Crysta on the other hand is based on Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform and it looks way much different than its predecessor. The new model looks very aggressive, stylish and premium over just being a people mover. It gets a large front grille with dual chrome finished horizontal slats, wide sleek air intake with dual-beam projector headlamps and integrated LED daytime running lights. The front bumper looks huge and sports wide fog lamps, which altogether give this car a very attractive look indeed.
Side profile of the Toyota Innova Crysta features sporty multi-spoke alloy wheels, turn indicator ORVMs, chrome finished door handles, blackened glass area, flared wheel arches. The glass area comes blackened out and sports a large and wide appearance. The rear fascia of the Toyota Innova Crysta comes with a wide look and bears boomerang shaped large taillights, integrated roof spoiler with high-mounted taillight and a chunky bumper as well.
In terms of design both Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Innova Crysta come with looks which grab attention easily. Both the cars appear muscular and stylish with their respective designs. While Tucson looks shorter and compact than Innova Crysta, the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language makes Hyundai Tucson much more appealing looking than the Innova Crysta.
Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crysta Dimension
Dimensionally speaking, the Hyundai Tucson measures 4,475mm in length, 1,850mm in width, 1,655mm in height and it also has a wheelbase of 2,670mm. The SUV gets a bootspace of 513-litres and it comes with a fuel tank capacity of 62-litres.
On the other hand, Toyota Innova Crysta measures 4,735mm in length, 1,830mm in width, 1,795mm in height and a wheelbase of 2,750mm. It also appears with 300-litres of boot space and 55-litres of fuel tank capacity. Therefore the Toyota Innova Crysta is longer and taller than the Korean SUV. The longer wheelbase of Innova Crysta ensures it offers better space inside cabin.
|Hyundai Tucson||Innova Crysta|
|Length – 4,475mm||4,735mm|
|Width – 1,850mm||1,830mm|
|Height – 1,655mm||1,795mm|
|Wheelbase – 2,670mm||2,750mm|
|Boot Space – 513-litres||300-litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity – 62-litres||55-litres|
Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crysta Interior
Hyundai Tucson boasts an upmarket interior and it sports a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, dual analog dials and a digital MID consisting instrument cluster. The dual-tone dashboard comes with a simple layout and gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the centre console. Apart from that the car comes with horizontal air vents, ventilated and heated seats, dual-zone climate control etc.
The steering wheel, centre console and AC vents come with silver accents around them. Also the car gets plenty of space inside cabin offering the occupants a comfortable experience. It comes with a power assisted tailgate which can be operated with a simple foot action. Moreover the cabin is equipped with keyless entry and go, electric parking brake etc.
In terms of interior styling, the Toyota Innova Crysta comes with a premium appearance and it looks way much appealing than Tucson. It sports a multifunction steering wheel with control buttons mounted on it, unique looking instrument cluster comprising both dual analog dials and digital MID. Apart from that a large touchscreen infotainment system, wooden trims enhance the car’s appeal further. The steering wheel and centre console gets silver accents.
Toyota Innova has always been known for offering the occupants plenty of space inside cabin and the new Crysta is no different. It gets wooden trims at different places, captain seats with armrests for middle row passengers, cooled glove-box at dashboard, premium quality seat and upholstery material, power window, automatic climate control etc.
So far, in comparison between the all-new Hyundai Tucson and the Toyota Innova Crysta, they come quite attractive inside their respective cabins. The Crysta looks certainly more spacious, thanks to the longer wheelbase than Tucson. Apart from that it offers more premium look with the stylish design elements making it the clear winner in this respect.
Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crysta Engine, Transmission and Mileage
Hyundai Tucson is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol model takes power from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine paired with 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission on offer as well. The engine is capable to churn out 153 bhp of peak power at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. The manual model returns 13.03 kmpl and the automatic model delivers 12.95 kmpl of fuel economy.
Hyundai Tucson diesel variant on the other hand, draws power from a 2.0-litre CRDi diesel engine, which is well capable of kicking out 182 bhp of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque between 1,750 rpm and 2,750 rpm. Transmission duty is done by a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The manual variant offers 18.42 kmpl of fuel economy, while the automatic variant returns 16.38 kmpl.
Toyota Innova Crysta, on the other hand, is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine is a 2.7-litre VVT-i unit which kicks out 164 bhp of peak power at 5,200 rpm and 245 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. For transmission duty, the car gets a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the fuel economy delivered by the car is around 9 kmpl.
Toyota Innova Crysta comes available with two diesel engine options, which are a 2.4-litre and a 2.8-litre GD units. The 2.4-litre unit produces 148 bhp of peak power at 3,400 rpm and 343 Nm of peak torque at 1,400 rpm. The 2.8-litre unit on the other hand returns 172 bhp of peak power at 3,400 rpm and 360 Nm of peak torque between 1,200 rpm and 3,400 rpm. Transmission duty is done by a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic gearbox is also on offer. The 2.4-litre and 2.8-litre units return fuel economy of 15.01 kmpl and 14.29 kmpl respectively.
On comparison, the Toyota Innova Crysta petrol offers better power and torque output than Hyundai Tucson. But the Tucson returns better power and torque in diesel model compared to the Innova Crysta diesel. On fuel efficiency front, Toyota Innova Crysta comes only second best too petrol wise, while Tucson diesel is more fuel efficient than Innova Crysta diesel.
|Hyundai Tucson||Toyota Innova Crysta|
|153 bhp @ 6,200 rpm
182 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
|164 bhp @ 5,200 rpm
148 bhp @ 3,400 rpm
172 bhp @ 3,400 rpm
|192 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
400 Nm @ 1,750 rpm
|245 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
343 Nm @ 1,400 rpm
360 Nm @ 1,200 rpm
|13.03 kmpl (Petrol MT)
12.95 kmpl (Petrol AT)
18.42 kmpl (Diesel MT)
16.38 kmpl (Diesel AT)
|9 kmpl (Petrol)
15.01 kmpl (2.4L Diesel)
14.29 kmpl (2.8L Diesel)
Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crysta Safety
Hyundai Tucson is equipped with several safety features like six airbags, park assist, ABS with EBD, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Advanced Traction Cornering Control, Electronic Parking Brake, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning System, engine immobilizer, TPMS etc.
The Toyota Innova Crysta on the other hand gets seven airbags in the top-end model. Apart from that, the car also gets ABS with EBD, door ajar warning, rear parking sensors, Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Stability Control etc. Therefore in terms of safety, both the cars come well-equipped with several impressive features.
Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crysta Price
Hyundai Tucson is priced between Rs. 18.99 lakhs and Rs. 24.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi), depending on five different variants. The Toyota Innova Crysta is priced between Rs. 13.73 lakhs and Rs. 20.93 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). So the Hyundai Tucson is certainly higher priced than Toyota Innova Crysta.
Hyundai Tucson vs Toyota Innova Crysta Comparison Verdict
While the Hyundai Tucson sits in highly competitive SUV segment in the Indian market, the Toyota Innova Crysta leads the MPV segment. Despite being positioned in a completely different segment, the Innova Crysta gives pretty much tough competition to several SUVs present in the domestic market and the Tucson is not going to be any different.
The Innova Crysta comes with a butch styling, which looks more muscular than Tucson. Also the interior features and space are much more impressive than the Korean SUV. Apart from that, the lower pricing, long-standing popularity, multiple engine options and availability of manual and automatic transmissions surely enhance the Innova Crysta’s appeal over Tucson. Therefore we can see the all-new SUV getting really tough challenge from Innova Crysta.