Spec comparison: Maruti Suzuki Invicto vs Toyota Innova Hycross vs MG Hector vs Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari
With the introduction of the new Maruti Suzuki Invicto, the 3-row SUV space is in for a fierce battle. The Invicto's direct twin sibling, the Toyota Innova Hycross is a very desirable vehicle but you cannot rule out the MG Hector Plus which is loaded with tech and has a very comfortable ride. And of course, there are the 2 favourites, the Tata Safari and Mahindra XUV700 which are easily the most popular among families. Let's take a closer look at how these big SUVs take on each other in terms of specifications and features.
Maruti Suzuki Invicto vs Toyota Innova Hycross vs MG Hector vs Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari: Powertrains
Powering the Maruti Invicto and the Toyota Innova Hycross is the 2.0-litre inline-four cylinder naturally aspirated strong hybrid powertrain mated to an e-CVT automatic transmission. It can produce a combined power output of 186PS. The Hycross on the other hand also has a petrol-only offering that uses a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol with 174PS and 202 Nm, again paired with a CVT.
The 2023 Safari is powered by the RDE (BS6 phase-2) compliant 2.0-litre, inline-four, turbocharged diesel engine delivering 170PS and 350Nm. This motor comes mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
The Innova Crysta is powered by a 2.4-litre, inline-four, turbocharged diesel motor that delivers 150PS and 343Nm of torque. This engine is coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox.
The XUV700 gets a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol motor generating 200PS and 380Nm. But Mahindra offers a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel unit with two different tunes - 155PS and 360Nm and 185PS and 420Nm (450Nm with AT). Transmission options include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.
Powering the 2023 MG Hector Plus is a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine making 143PS and 250Nm and a 2.0-litre inline-four turbocharged diesel motor that produces 170PS/350Nm. The former comes paired with a six-speed manual or CVT automatic transmission, while the latter is only mated to a six-speed manual.
Maruti Suzuki Invicto vs Toyota Innova Hycross vs MG Hector vs Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra XUV700 vs Tata Safari: Interior and Features
The cabin structures of Maruti and Toyota are identical. The sole distinguishing features of the Invicto are the black dashboard and the champagne-coloured surrounds. The inside of the Hycross is done in black/brown with silver inlays. Inside, the 2 MPVs receive captain chairs for the second row, a panoramic sunroof, and a 360-degree camera. A 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, vented and powered front seats, and automatic temperature control are also included. Six airbags, TPMS, front and rear disc brakes, ABS with EBD, electronic parking brake with auto hold, and ISOFIX mounts are all standard.
The Innova Hycross does one-up on the Invicto by offering ADAS features (Toyota Safety Sense), a 9-speaker JBL sound system, and Ottoman seats for the middle row.
The 2023 Tata Safari is outfitted with a 360-degree camera, a new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a seven-inch fully digital TFT instrument cluster, and a six-way power adjustable driver seat with a welcome function and a three-level memory setting. Also onboard are HID projector headlamps, leatherette upholstery, ventilated front and second-row seats, a panoramic sunroof, ambient lighting, a cooled storage box, auto headlamps and wipers, the powered co-passenger seat adjusts, terrain response modes (normal, rough, wet), three drive modes (eco, city, and sport), nine-speaker JBL sound system, Type-A and Type-C charging sockets, six airbags, four-wheel disc brakes, hill hold and descent control function, driver doze off alert, wireless charging pad, iRA connected car features, over 200 voice commands in six Indian languages, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and electronic parking brake with auto hold and of course ADAS features.
The XUV700 also comes with more or less the same features as the Safari. In addition to a panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera, wireless charging, and other similar features between the Safari and XUV700, the XUV700 feature list also includes a 12-speaker Sony sound system, electric flush door handles, dual-zone temperature control, knee airbag (seven airbags in total), LED headlamps with auto-booster function, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 10-25-inch driver display, built-in Alexa voice assistant, and AdrenoX, among others.
Furthermore, In addition to the same features as the XUV700 and Safari, the MG Hector Plus features a six-way power adjustable driver seat and four-way power-adjustable co-passenger seat, powered boot opening, eight colours ambient lighting, 14-inch tablet-like touchscreen infotainment system, front parking sensors, i-Smart with over 75 connected car features, LED projector headlamps, 50 Hinglish voice commands, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, Bluetooth-enabled digital key, LED fog lamps, and connected car features.
On the other hand, the Mahindra XUV700 and 2023 MG Hector Plus feature Level 2 autonomy.
The Innova Crysta is equipped with LED projector headlamps, 7 airbags, leather seats, a powered driver seat, an 8-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, engine start/stop switch, cruise control, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, vehicle stability control, ABS with EBD, hill start assist, rearview parking camera, and front and rear parking sensors.
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