Spec Comparo: Toyota Hilux Vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross has been the only lifestyle vehicle in the country up until now. Now that Toyota has announced that they will be launching the Toyota Hilux in India very soon, the Isuzu V-Cross is expected to face some serious competition in a very niche segment. We've taken the time out to put these two lifestyle vehicles up against each other and see which is the better pick for you.
Toyota Hilux Vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross: Dimension And Design
The double-cab Toyota Hilux being introduced in India is 5,325mm long, 1,855 wide and 1,815 tall. The pick-up can carry up to 1,015 kg in its load bay in this body style and has a laden ground clearance of 217mm. In comparison to this, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is 5,295mm long, 1,860 wide 1,840 tall, and has a 3,095 mm-long wheelbase. The Toyota Hilux quite obviously is expected to like the fresher one of the 2, not only because it comes completely new but also because its Isuzu counterpart has been around for some time now and is definitely starting to show its age.
Toyota Hilux Vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross: Engine
The India-spec Toyota Hilux is powered by the same 2.8-litre turbo-diesel that puts out 204PS and 500 Nm and pairs with a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual with 420 Nm. The motor gets only the Eco and Power modes. The Isuzu V-Cross has a 1.9-litre turbo engine that puts out 163PS and 360 Nm of peak torque. This powerplant is available with a choice between a six-speed manual gearbox and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Toyota Hilux gets the same 4x4 system with a low-range gear and comes with other off-roading gear like hill-descent control, a limited-slip rear differential with electronic rear differential locking and A-Trac brake-based torque-vectoring system. There is also a tyre-position indicator and a variable-ratio steering system. The Isuzu comes as standard with the two-wheel-drive system as standard and an optional shift to 4-wheel-drive.
Toyota Hilux Vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross: Interiors
The Toyota Hilux gets a unique dashboard design but shares most of its interior features with the Fortuner. Highlights here include soft-touch dash materials as well as leather upholstery along with dual-zone climate control, 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple Carplay with 6 speakers, connected car tech - Geo-Fencing, Realtime Vehicle Tracking, Walk to Car etc. and all-round LED lighting. The Toyota Hilux has a five-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating with features that include seven airbags, vehicle stability control, hill-start assist, anti-theft alarm, whiplash protection front seats, ISOFIX child seat mounts and ABS.
The Isuzu V-Cross, in comparison, offers push-button start/stop, a six-way electrically adjustable driver seat, cruise control, automatic air conditioning, and a seven-inch touchscreen. ABS, emergency braking help, two front airbags, a brake override system and a rear-view camera are standard on the Isuzu V-Cross, while higher trims gain traction control, hill descent control and electronic stability control, as well as six airbags.
Toyota Hilux Vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross: Price
The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross range starts from Rs 22 lakh onwards, while the Toyota Hilux is expected to be priced closer to the Rs 30 lakh mark. All prices are ex-showroom.
Starts Rs 16.98 Lakhs
Starts Rs 33.99 Lakhs
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