Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV500

Toyota brought the Innova Crysta to our shores in May 2016. The MPV has become an instant hit clocking huge numbers and commanding an ever-increasing waiting period. An MPV by nature, the Innova Crysta, in terms of pricing, doesn’t have any direct rivals as all other MPVs are significantly cheaper, have smaller engines and lesser features. Although Mahindra’s XUV500 belongs to a different category, both these vehicles fall in the same price bracket. Both have seven seats. In many ways, then, for someone looking for a car for 5-7 in the Rs. 15-20 lakhs range, these two could be ideal candidates. Read our Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV500 comparison to find out which of these suits your needs better.

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Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV500 Price Comparison

Variants of the Toyota Innova Crysta cost roughly a lakh or more than those of the Mahindra XUV500. However, the top-end trims of the Crysta score higher in terms of features. And the engines powering the Innova Crysta are more powerful. However, only the Mahindra XUV500 gets optional all-wheel drive.

Toyota Innova Crysta Mahindra XUV500
Variants Ex-Showroom, Mumbai Price Variants Ex-Showroom, Mumbai Price
Toyota Innova Crysta G 2.4 Manual Transmission Rs. 13.88 lakhs Mahindra XUV500 W4 Rs. 12.12 lakhs
Toyota Innova Crysta GX 2.4 Manual Transmission Rs. 14.74 lakhs Mahindra XUV500 W6 Rs. 13.43 lakhs
Toyota Innova Crysta GX 2.8 Automatic Transmission Rs. 15.99 lakhs Mahindra XUV500 W6 Automatic Rs. 14.31 lakhs
Toyota Innova Crysta VX 2.4 Manual Transmission Rs. 17.56 lakhs Mahindra XUV500 W8 Rs. 15.17 lakhs
Toyota Innova Crysta ZX 2.4 Manual Transmission Rs. 19.48 lakhs Mahindra XUV500 W8 AWD Rs. 16.05 lakhs
Toyota Innova Crysta ZX 2.8 Automatic Transmission Rs. 20.78 lakhs Mahindra XUV500 W10 Rs. 16.06 lakhs
Mahindra XUV500 W8 Automatic Rs. 16.08 lakhs
Mahindra XUV500 W10 Automatic Rs. 17.08 lakhs
Mahindra XUV500 W10 AWD Rs. 17.15 lakhs
Mahindra XUV500 W10 AWD Automatic Rs. 18.17 lakhs

Only petrol versions of the Innova Crysta have also gone on sale now. They are priced in the Rs. 13.73 – 19.63 lakhs (ex-showroom) range.

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Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV500 Specifications Comparison

Diesel variants of the Innova get either a 2.4 L engine with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 2.8 L engine with a 6-speed automatic. These engines produce 148 bhp-343 Nm and 170 bhp-360 Nm respectively. In comparison, the XUV500’s 2.2 L Diesel is slightly down on power and torque producing 140 bhp and 330 Nm. It is available with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. If it’s a petrol vehicle you’re looking for then the Innova Crysta petrol is your only option. It comes with a 2.7 L Engine that makes 164 bhp and 245 Nm. Innova Crysta petrol is available with a choice of 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions.

Toyota Innova Crysta Mahindra XUV500
Length x Width x Height 4735 x 1830 x 1795 mm 4585 x 1890 x 1785 mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm 2700 mm
Kerb Weight 1855 kg 1870 kg 2510 kg
Wheel Type and Size 17 inch Alloys 17 inch alloys
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 litres 70 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 2.4 L Diesel 2.8 L Diesel 2.2 L mHawk Diesel
Power 148 bhp 172 bhp 140 bhp
Torque 343 Nm 360 Nm 330 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual 6-speed automatic 6-speed manual/6-speed automatic
Mileage (ARAI) 15.1 kpl 14.29 kpl 16 kpl/13.85 kpl

Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV500 Mileage Comparison

Toyota Innova Crysta Mahindra XUV500
2.4 L Diesel Manual 2.8 L Diesel Automatic 2.2 L Diesel Manual 2.2 L Diesel Automatic
ARAI Certified Mileage 15.1 km/l 14.29 km/l 16 km/l 13.85 km/l

ARAI Certified mileage figures. Real world fuel mileage may vary.

Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV500 Dimensions Comparison

Toyota Innova Crysta Mahindra XUV500
Length 4735 mm 4585 mm
Width 1830 mm 1890 mm
Height 1795 mm 1785 mm
Wheelbase 2750 mm 2700 mm
Kerb Weight 1855 kg 1870 kg 2510 kg
Wheel Type and Size 17 inch Alloys 17 inch alloys
Fuel Tank Capacity 55 litres 70 litres

Innova Crysta is longer but narrower than the Mahindra XUV500. It also weighs considerably lesser. Crysta’s wheelbase is also more than that of the XUV500. Fuel tank capacity of the Mahindra is considerably more than the Toyota’s.

Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV500 Features Comparison

Top-end trims of both these vehicles are rich in features. They get equipment like touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking camera, projector headlamps, LED DRLs, etc. Additionally, Innova Crysta also gets one-touch tumble for the third row of seats and auto shut function for the boot lid. Mahindra XUV500 comes with a sunroof, which the Innova doesn’t get. Top-end variant of the Innova Crysta gets 7 airbags, while that of the XUV500 gets 6.

Toyota Innova Crysta Mahindra XUV500
Air Conditioner Type Automatic Climate Control Automatic Climate Control
Power Windows Yes (4) Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes (keyless entry) Yes (keyless entry)
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Yes (2-DIN Touchscreen) Yes (2-DIN Touchscreen)
Airbags Yes (7) Yes (6)
ABS Yes Yes

Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV500 Design Comparison

The 2016 MY Toyota Innova features a much-improved exterior. Its nose now gets sleeker headlamps with LED daytime running lights and projector units. That combined with the wide gaping grille lend the Innova Crysta a very aggressive look. Overall profile of the car is unmistakably MPV. The van like silhouette of MPVs is not everyone’s cup of tea and if you’re one of those who do not like that particular body style then the new Innova won’t make your heart skip a beat. That said, the new model here is certainly an improvement over the old one. However, the rear is a bit too bland. Those who prefer SUVs in terms of appearance will like the way the XUV500 looks. The meaty wheel arches, body cladding and other design elements come together to form an SUV that the car buying generally seems to like.

The new Innova comes across as more premium and roomier than car it replaces. Its cabin is now worthy of a car that costs upwards of 15 lakhs. The dashboard design is very modern and makes good use of dark coloured materials. It scores really well on occupant comfort and space, featuring seating for 7-8 passengers. In contrast, the Mahindra XUV500’s cabin is much simpler as far as the design is concerned. The overall layout is neat and tidy. One of the highlights here is the instrument console which looks brilliant when lit. However, Mahindra XUV500 loses out to the Innova Crysta in terms of overall quality and fit and finish.

Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV500 Comparison – Verdict

  • Design – As always, design is a matter of personal taste. It all comes down to whether you prefer the styling of an MPV or an SUV.
  • Specifications – Toyota offers a more powerful set of diesel engines. Also, only the Innova is available with a petrol engine option. If you want AWD, then the XUV500 is your only option.
  • Features – Both vehicles are fairly feature rich offerings. Top-end trims of the Innova Crysta get some additional features, but they also cost more.
  • Price – The Toyota Innova Crysta costs more than the Mahindra XUV500. But it also boasts more powerful engines and a slightly longer list of features. Plus, it is better in terms of overall quality.


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