Toyota recently launched the Innova Hycross in India. Deliveries for the Innova Hycross have also started across the country and we have come across several videos of the same online. There are comparison and also ownership review along with delivery videos available online. In the past we saw videos where different variants of Innova Hycross were compared to each other. It was also compared with Innova Crysta. Here we have a video where a Toyota Innova Hycross MPV is compared with petrol variant of Toyota Fortuner SUV.
The video has been uploaded by The Car Show on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger compares the exterior and interior of both the vehicles. Starting with the front-end, Toyota Innova Hycross and Fortuner get all LED headlamp setup. The throw of light on both the vehicle is good but, the vlogger feels, projector units on Fortuner are better. The front grille on both vehicles look bold and offer a premium look. Only the top-end ZX model of Innova Hycross gets fog lamps and the variant seen here in VX. The version seen here does not get LED DRLs or fog lamps.
Coming to the side profile, both SUVs get 17 inch alloy wheels, Innova however offers 360 degree camera and puddle lamps and Fortuner only offers puddle lamps. There is chrome in the lower window line of Fortuner while, Innova Hycross VX variant does not get any chrome there. As we move to the rear, both vehicles offer LED tail lamps. There is rear fog lamps on Fortuner while this is missing in Innova. Both the vehicle get front and rear parking sensors and rear parking camera. Fortuner offer electrically opening and closing tailgate and Innova Hycross VX offers manual unit. The ZX variant gets electronic tailgate.
Moving in, Toyota Innova Hycross offers slightly bigger boot space with all three row seats up. The Fortuner offers leather-wrapped seats in black shade while Innova Hycross gets black and brown dual-tone theme. The Fortuner is available with 8 seater configuration only whereas Innova Hycross comes with 7 and 8 seater configurations. In terms of space, Innova Hycross looks more spacious and comfortable. Both Innova and Fortuner get decent number of features but Innova offers more. The higher variant of Innova gets features like ADAS, panoramic sunroof, 360 degree camera which is not offered with any of the variants of Fortuner.
The Innova Hycross gets dual-zone climate control, cruise control, 8 inch floating touchscreen infotainment system, electronic parking brakes and many more features. The Fortuner also offers these features but, the parking brake in manual and the SUV also offers more number of airbags than VX variant of Innova Hycross. The MPV comes with a petrol engine only whereas the Fortuner is offered with both petrol and diesel engine option. Only the petrol version is compared here. The petrol version of Fortuner is powered by a 2.7 litre petrol engine that generates 164 Ps and 245 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with manual and automatic transmission. The Innova Hycross VX variant is available with a strong hybrid system and it uses a 2.0 litre petrol engine that works along with an electric motor to generate 184 Ps and 188 Nm of peak torque. It is available with an e-CVT gearbox. If you are looking for a feature rich vehicle with better fuel economy, the Innova Hycross makes more sense and if you want a rugged looking SUV, the Fortuner is the vehicle to go for.