Toyota Innova Touring Sport comes wearing much higher price tags than the Tata Hexa but do the sporty changes worth extra spending? We will find out here:
Toyota has launched the sportier version of the regular Innova Crysta in India, christened as the Innova Touring Sport. Despite carrying the identical design and features as regular Innova Crysta, the Innova Touring Sport comes with additional sporty elements that make it distinctive compared to the standard model. No wonder, the Japanese auto major has tried to add zing to the premium MPV with the newly launched model.
Tata Hexa on the other hand is a very interesting looking, premium and appealing car from the homegrown auto major and it is basically the redesigned Aria. It has been heavily inspired by the Land Rover SUVs and brings freshness to the Tata Motors’ portfolio. The car appears very global and much more appealing than the Aria. Speaking about its rivals, the Hexa competes against the models like Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta.
Categorically and price wise the Toyota Innova Touring Sport and Tata Hexa sit pretty far from each other, but here we will take a close look at the spec-sheet based comparison between these two vehicles and will try to figure out which should be better if you are looking to buy a large car with loads of modern tech and premiumness along with powerful engine under the hood.
Toyota Innova Touring Sport vs Tata Hexa – Exterior
The Toyota Innova Touring Sport comes with identical design and silhouette as the regular Toyota Innova Crysta. Only difference is that the Innova Touring Sport features extensive chrome garnishing in form of the smoked chrome trims around the all-black front grille and at the front bumper too. The headlamps and fog lamp bezel too wear chrome garnishing and the black body cladding gives it distinctiveness than the regular model.
At the side profile, the Toyota Innova Touring Sport comes sporting black cladding on wheelarches and rocker mould with chrome inserts. The rear profile receives chrome trim at the black body cladding positioned at the bumper, but it doesn’t cover the full width of the vehicle. Apart from that, a thick shiny black bar is also there connecting the taillights and the reflector too boasts chrome highlighting. The Toyota Innova Touring Sport runs on 17-inch matte black alloy wheels compared to the regular Innova Crysta’s 16-inch alloy wheels.
Apart from these changes, the Toyota Innova Touring Sport appears with muscular tone all around the body and it incorporates sharp headlamps with projector units and integrated LED daytime running lights, unusual shaped fog lamps, turn indicator integrated ORVMs, flared front and rear fenders, blackened glass area with the rear end shaped diagonally. The rear gets integrated roof spoiler, boomerang shaped taillights and a muscular bumper as well. The Innova Touring Sport is exclusively available in Wildfire Red paint scheme along with White Pearl Crystal Shine.
Speaking about the Tata Hexa, it appears inspired with Land Rover SUVs and follows the company’s latest design language IMPACT. This car gets a very muscular appearance with sharp headlamps incorporating projector lamps and integrated LED daytime running lights. The front grille wears shiny black mesh and sleek chrome trim. Front bumper looks beefy and it sports bold mesh at the central air intake, unusual shaped fog lamps and skid plate.
At the side profile, the Hexa gets black moulding enhancing its toughness, alloy wheels, turn indicator integrated ORVMs. The D pillar is blackened out delivering a floating roof design, while the rear comes with wraparound wide taillights connected by a thick chrome bar, a chunky bumper with twin chrome tipped exhausts and a skid plate. Overall, both the cars appear very muscular and attention grabbing thanks to their respective designs. The Toyota Innova Touring Sport looks little sportier than the Hexa due to the additional elements over the regular Innova Crysta.
Toyota Innova Touring Sport vs Tata Hexa – Dimension
Dimensionally, the Toyota Innova Touring Sport comes identical to the regular model. It measures 4,735 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width, 1,795 mm in height and it has a wheelbase of 2,750 mm. It runs on 17-inch alloy wheels and it also has 174 mm of ground clearance along with a 65-litre capacity fuel tank.
On the other hand, the Tata Hexa measures 4,788 mm in length, 1,903 mm in width, 1,791 mm in height and it gets 2,850 mm of wheelbase. The 2,280 kg weighing Tata car comes with 200 mm of ground clearance. This car runs on 16-inch alloy wheels and the XT trim comes with 19-inch alloy wheels and it has a marginally shorter 60-litre capacity fuel tank.
|Toyota Innova Touring Sport Turning Radius||Tata Hexa Turning Radius|
Tata Hexa is clearly the larger and wider vehicle here with 53 mm of extra length and 73 mm of extra width. In terms of height, Toyota MPV is 4 mm taller and offer better headroom. But thanks to the additional length and 100 mm of extra wheelbase, Hexa offers better room to the occupants. Also, the Hexa gets 26 mm of extra ground clearance ensuring that it is better capable of tackling the rough roads compared to the Innova.
|Toyota Innova Touring Sport||Tata Hexa|
|Length – 4,735 mm||4,788 mm|
|Width – 1,830 mm||1,903 mm|
|Height – 1,795 mm||1,791 mm|
|Wheelbase – 2,750 mm||2,850 mm|
|Ground Clearance – 174 mm||200 mm|
|Tyre Size – 17-inch||16-inch and 19-inch|
|Fuel Tank Capacity – 65-litre||60-litre|
Toyota Innova Touring Sport vs Tata Hexa – Interior
Inside the cabin, Toyota Innova Touring Sport appears similar to the regular Innova Crysta, but there are efforts to make it distinctive. It is available only in six-seater option and the Innova Touring Sport gets captain seats wrapped in premium black leather. Apart from that, it features multi-function steering wheel with black wood trim and sporty red contrast stitching as well.
The Toyota vehicle gets 3D design combination meter with large TFT Multi Information Display (MID), red wood trim on the dashboard, black wood finishing at inner rear door, tables positioned at the back of the front seats and on the console box as well. The seat, console box and gear shifter, parking brake lever wear sporty red contrast stitching. Apart from that, the space and overall design is same as the regular Innova Crysta.
The Tata Hexa on the other hand, has borrowed its design inspiration from Land Rover vehicles. Interior of this car looks very upmarket and spacious. The Hexa gets a multi-function steering wheel, dual-pod instrument cluster with analog dials and digital MID. At the centre console, it sports a Harman developed touchscreen infotainment system.
The all-black interior theme truly enhance its appeal, while the Premium Benecke-Kaliko upholstery with contrast stitching and accentuated bolsters increase the premiumness. Tata offers 8 different colours for mood lighting option inside the cabin and the Hexa sports captain seats that make it very attractive indeed. Thanks to the 4,788 mm of length and 2,850 mm of wheelbase, it offers generous amount of space and comfort to the occupants.
Overall, both the Toyota Innova Touring Sport and the Tata Hexa come with attractive and upmarket interiors that are charming and appealing in their own respective way.
Toyota Innova Touring Sport vs Tata Hexa – Powertrain
The Toyota Innova Touring Sport is available in both petrol and diesel engine options, just like the regular Innova Crysta. Engines are also same along with the power and torque output. Innova Touring Sport petrol draws power from a 2.7-litre VVT-i engine and it is capable of churning out 164 bhp of peak power at 5,200 rpm and 245 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 6-speed automatic unit as well. The petrol manual model delivers 11.25 kmpl of fuel efficiency, while the automatic model returns 10.75 kmpl.
|Toyota Innova Touring Sport Engine||Tata Hexa Engine|
|2.7-litre VVT-i Petrol
2.4-litre GD Diesel
2.8-litre GD Diesel
|2.2-litre VARICOR Diesel|
|Toyota Innova Touring Sport Transmission||Tata Hexa Transmission|
|5-speed MT (XE)
On the diesel front, this car comes available with two different GD series engines, including a 2.4-litre GD unit and a 2.8-litre GD unit. The 2.4-litre engine is mated to a 5-speed MT and it kicks out 148 bhp of peak power at 3,400 rpm and 343 Nm of peak torque at 1,400 rpm. It delivers 15.10 kmpl of fuel efficiency. The 2.8-litre diesel engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and it is capable of pumping out 172 bhp of peak power at 3,400 rpm and 360 Nm of peak torque at 1,200 rpm along with a fuel efficiency of 14.29 kmpl.
|Toyota Innova Touring Sport Maximum Power||Tata Hexa Maximum Power|
|164 bhp @ 5,200 rpm (Petrol)
148 bhp @ 3,400 rpm (2.4L Diesel)
172 bhp @ 3,400 rpm (2.8L Diesel)
|148 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
154 bhp @ 4,000 rpm
|Toyota Innova Touring Sport Maximum Torque||Tata Hexa Maximum Torque|
|245 Nm @ 4,000 rpm (Petrol)
343 Nm @ 1,400 rpm (2.4L Diesel)
360 Nm @ 1,200 rpm (2.8L Diesel)
|320 Nm @ 1,500 rpm – 3,000 rpm
400 Nm @ 1,700 rpm – 2,700 rpm
The Tata Hexa is powered by a 2.2-litre VARICOR diesel engine that is available in two different power and torque output options. The two different power outputs are 148 bhp and 154 bhp, generated at 4,000 rpm. On the other hand, the torque outputs are 320 Nm and 400 Nm respectively.
|Toyota Innova Touring Sport Fuel Efficiency||Tata Hexa Fuel Efficiency|
|11.25 kmpl (Petrol MT)
10.75 kmpl (Petrol AT)
15.10 kmpl (2.4L Diesel)
14.29 kmpl (2.8L Diesel)
So, it is clear that the Toyota Innova Touring Sport offers a range of different powertrain options including petrol and diesel motors. While the VARICOR 320 powered Hexa offers similar power output as the Innova Touring Sport’s 2.4-litre diesel model, but the torque output is better in the Toyota vehicle. On the other hand, the VARICOR 400 diesel engine in the Hexa generates less power and more torque than the larger 2.8-litre GD diesel engine under the hood of the Innova Touring Sport.
Toyota Innova Touring Sport vs Tata Hexa – Safety
On the safety front, the Toyota Innova Touring Sport comes equipped with seven airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, height adjustable seatbelt with pre-tensioner and force limiter, three-point seatbelt and child restraint system (ISOFIX) along with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Hill-start Assist Control (HAC).
The Tata Hexa is also well equipped with safety features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, seatbelt warning, Electronic Stability Program, Hill Hold Control, Traction Control System, Hill Descent Control etc. It is clear that both the cars are well equipped with various safety features to offer good amount of protection to the occupants.
Toyota Innova Touring Sport vs Tata Hexa – Price
On the pricing front, the Toyota Innova Touring Sport comes priced bit higher than the regular model. While the standard Innova Crysta is priced between Rs. 14.20 lakh and Rs. 21.41 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the Innova Touring Sport is priced higher. It is available between Rs. 17.79 lakh and Rs. 22.15 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The Tata Hexa on the other hand, comes priced much lower ranging between Rs. 11.99 lakh and Rs. 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
|Toyota Innova Touring Sport Price||Tata Hexa Price|
|Rs. 17.79 lakh – Rs. 22.15 lakh||Rs. 11.99 lakh – Rs. 17.49 lakh|
* All price, ex-showroom, New Delhi
Toyota Innova Touring Sport vs Tata Hexa – Comparison Verdict
Both the Toyota Innova Touring Sport and the Tata Hexa appear eye-catching and stylish with their respective design. The Innova Touring Sport definitely brings sportiness and more style to the regular Innova Crysta. Both the Toyota and Tata vehicles come offering strong road presence, premium experience inside cabin, ample space and loads of high-tech features enhancing appeal.
The Innova Touring Sport is available in both petrol and diesel engine options, while the Tata Hexa is available only with a single diesel engine. The diesel engine under the hood of Hexa is capable of churning out power and torque output in two different state of tune. On the pricing front, Innova Touring Sport is much pricier than the Tata Hexa. To be precise, Innova Touring Sport’s pricing comes Rs. 30,000 premium compared to the top-end trim of Tata Hexa. But, the most important question here is how practical is opting for Innova Touring Sport rather than the Hexa?
Innova Touring Sport is nothing but an accessorised and sportier version of the regular Toyota Innova Crysta, but there is no performance upgrade there. Therefore, it doesn’t seem very practical to spend some extra few lakhs just to get some cosmetic updates over the regular Innova Crysta. On the other hand, Tata Hexa comes with a single diesel engine option, but that’s pretty much powerful and there are a whole lot of interesting and high-tech features and premiumness on offer with this car and it seems much better option than the Innova Touring Sport.
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