The latest entrant in the mid-size SUV segment, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder takes on the likes of its well-established rival, the Hyundai Creta; Let’s see how these SUVs fare against each other in this comparison.
Toyota Kirloskar Motors (TKM) marked its debut in the mid-size SUV segment with the launch of Urban Cruiser Hyryder in September. Co-developed with Maruti Suzuki, the Hyryder is the DNA cousin of the Grand Vitara. Now with the arrival of two new vehicles, the mid-size SUV segment is packed to the gills and the segment king, Hyundai Creta has got a few things to worry about. The South Korean twins Creta and Seltos have been sweeping the majority of sales till now, however, we expect the scenario to change in the coming months. But before that, we have a small comparison between the Hyundai Creta and Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder via a YouTube video by ‘Indian Car Guruji’.
Hyundai Creta VS Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: Exterior Design and Dimensions
Although the preference for exterior styling is purely a personal choice, we will list out a few stand-out points of both SUVs. Upfront, the Creta sports a very chrome large grille, surrounded by the headlamp unit while the fog lamps are placed underneath. On the other hand, Hyryder features a tapered horizontally outstretching gloss black grille, merging into the LED DRLs which also doubles up as turn indicators and the main headlamp unit is placed lower down.
Overall the Creta has a more muscular stance, while the highlight of the Hyryder is its squared-butch SUV appeal. In terms of equipment, both the SUVs get LED headlamps and tail lamps, auto fold ORVMs, side body cladding, dual-tone paint scheme and more. In terms of dimensions, the Hyryder has a clear advantage, however, the Creta offers more boot space.
|Specifications||Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder||Hyundai Creta|
|Length||4365 mm||4300 mm|
|Width||1795 mm||1790 mm|
|Height||1645 mm||1635 mm|
|Wheelbase||2600 mm||2610 mm|
|Ground Clearance||208 mm||190 mm|
|Boot Space||373 litre / 265 litre (Strong Hybrid)||433 litre|
Hyundai Creta VS Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: Powertrain and fuel efficiency
In the powertrain department, Hyundai offers a more diverse choice for engine and gearbox combinations along with being the more powerful option. Hyryder, on the other hand, is more fuel efficient and that too by a very strong margin. The strong hybrid Hyryder returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 27.97 kmpl and the Creta’s most efficient diesel engine’s claimed mileage stands at 21.4 kmpl. The Hyryder also gets an AWD system, while the Creta is only available in front-wheel drive configuration.
Hyundai Creta VS Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: Interiors, Features and Pricing
Both SUVs stand neck to neck in terms of features. Talking about the in-cabin feel, the Hyryder offers leather stitching on the dashboard, which the Creta misses out on. The Creta sports a lighter tone in the interiors with the generous use of Beige colour, while the Hyryder’s interiors feature a darker shade of brown. The Creta gets the black interiors with its turbo petrol engine option and Hyryder’s mild hybrid comes with a single-tone finish.
Some of the stand-out features in the Hyryder include a 360-degree parking camera, a heads-up display and telescopic steering adjustment. Stand-out features on board the Korean SUV includes a powered driver’s seat, rear sun shades and electric parking brakes. One important point here to note is that, Hyryder offers more standard equipment right from the lower trims as compared to the Hyundai Creta.
The price range of the Hyundai Creta starts from Rs. 10.44 lakh and goes all the way up to Rs. 18.18 lakh (ex-showroom). The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder will set you back in the range of Rs. 10.48 lakh to Rs. 18.99 lakh (ex-showroom).