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    Toyota Innova Crysta vs Tata Hexa

    by Mahesh Yadav on Monday, Jan 01 0001

    Toyota Innova Crysta was launched in May 2016 with a major makeover from the old generation model of the extremely popular MPV. The new Innova Crysta looks stylishly premium with plenty of exciting features inside the vehicle. The two versions available are the GD series diesel and 2.7L petrol engines and holds enough appeal for SUV lovers. Tata Hexa, on the other hand is a redesigned Tata Aria. It has been designed to deliver aggressiveness and created with global expertise from JLR. Its new design not only has an attractive exterior but comes in an affordable package as well. Nevertheless, the new Toyota Innova Crysta and the Tata Hexa is worth comparing.

    Innova Crysta vs Tata Hexa Exterior

    The Innova Crysta has a muscular appearance with the front fascia resembling a sports car – sporting a massive hexagonal front grille with dual chrome bars at the top. Headlamps are swept-back and have projector lamps with integrated LED units. The protruding huge wheel arches, rear fender, and five spoke alloy wheels, gives the car a masculine look. The beltline has chrome lining and has a huge glass area with the diagonal shaped C pillar. The rear sports integrated roof spoiler with high mounted stop lamp and inverted L-shaped large and wide tail lamps.

    Look wise, the Hexa is more aggressive compared to its forerunner - Tata Aria. The muscular looking large car sports piano black finished aggressive front grille chrome lining and projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights. It also has dual unusual shaped fog lamps, dual air dams at both sides and the air intake in the middle. The macho look comes with the five twin spoke alloy wheels, side body cladding, huge wheel arches, roof spoiler and twin sleek exhaust vents.

    Aggression oozes from both the Hexa and the Innova but Hexa is marginally longer and wider than the Innova Crysta. Crysta features 4,735 mm of length, 1,830 mm of width, 1,795 mm height and 2,750 mm of wheelbase whereas Hexa measures 4,788 mm in length, 1,903 mm in width and 1,791 mm in height and comes with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm. Both look equally capable of handling any road condition with vehemence. Hexa has 100 mm of extra wheelbase which means more leg room inside the cabin in comparison to the Innova.


    Innova Crysta vs Tata Hexa Interior

    The interior of the Crysta sports dual analog dial and a TFT display consisting instrument cluster, multi-functional steering wheel, 7 inch touchscreen infotainment look with minimum buttons, a premium looking dashboard with wooden trims, start and stop button, cup holders at both ends, and front seat armrest. The cabin has roof illumination with LED ambient lighting. On the other hand, Tata Hexa comes with a dual pod instrument cluster with a TFT display and multi-function steering wheel. It has a piano black finished centre console with touchscreen infotainment system. This 6 captain seater has ambient lighting as well. It having 100 mm longer wheelbase than the Innova, Hexa is more spacious. Both the cars are spacious and feature packed. Hexa leads in terms of features due to the Tata Smart Remote, Juke Car App, and Smart Manual providing interactive digital manual, 10-speaker JBL audio system with 320 Watt DSP amplifier and subwoofer, emergency assist and service booking through Service Connect.

    Innova Crysta vs Tata Hexa Engine and performance

    The Innova Crysta is powered by:

    1. GD diesel engine- 2.8 litre 1G-FTV 16V CRDI DOHC diesel engine mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission kicking out 174 PS of peak power at 3400 rpm and 360 Nm of peak torque in between 1200 to 3400 rpm.
    2. 4 litre DOHC inline four cylinder 2GD-FTV diesel CRDI BSIV compliant engine, paired with a 5 speed manual gearbox, capable of 150 PS peak power at 3,400 rpm and 343 Nm of peak torque between 1,400 and 2,800 rpm.

    Crysta comes with Eco and Power drive modes. Hexa borrows power from Tata Safari Storme, via a 2.2 litre four cylinder VARICOR 400 diesel engine paired with a 6 speed manual gearbox and a 6 speed automatic gearbox as option. It is capable of 156.33 PS of peak power at 4,000 rpm and 400 Nm of peak torque in between 1,700 to 2,700 rpm.


    Innova Crysta vs Tata Hexa price

    The Innova Crysta is priced between Rs. 13.99 lakh to Rs. 21.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Tata Hexa is priced between Rs. 12 lakh to Rs. 18 lakh. The Tata Hexa due to its slightly lower cost might prove to be an important factor for buyers.

    Tata Hexa XE 4×2 MT Rs 11.99 Lakh Toyota Innova Crysta 2.4 G MT Rs. 14.22 lakh
    Tata Hexa XM 4×2 MT Rs 13.85 Lakh Toyota Innova Crysta 2.4 GX MT Rs. 15.11 lakh
    Tata Hexa XT 4×2 MT Rs 16.20 Lakh Toyota Innova Crysta 2.8 GX AT Rs. 16.41 lakh
    Tata Hexa XT 4×4 MT Rs 17.49 Lakh Toyota Innova Crysta 2.4 VX MT Rs. 17.95 lakh
    Tata Hexa XMA 4×2 AT Rs 15.05 Lakh Toyota Innova Crysta 2.4 ZX MT Rs. 19.89 lakh
    Tata Hexa XTA 4×2 AT Rs 17.40 Lakh Toyota Innova Crysta 2.8 ZX AT Rs. 21.19 lakh

    Summing up

    Both cars look bold and muscular. Both have ample space, feature packed, premium experience, and comfort. The lower price of Tata Hexa might play a vital role in the popularity battle. Hexa’s aggressive price tag, numerous comfort and safety features might prove a better option for buyers. The only barrier in Hexa’s way to glory is the trust which Innova has gained over the years.




    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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