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Innova HyCross vs. XUV 700 | The 7 Seater War

With the new Innova HyCross ready to hit the Indian market next month, it will surely lock horns with its biggest competitor, the XUV 700. But which 7-seater SUV is better? Let’s find out.

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Mahindra XUV700: Specifications

Car Toyota Innova Hycross Mahindra XUV700
Length 4755 mm 4661 mm
Width 1850 mm 1894 mm
Height 1795 mm 1786 mm
Wheelbase 2850 mm 2741 mm


2021 Mahindra XUV700
2021 Mahindra XUV700

When it comes to size, the Innova Hycross is evidently longer than the XUV 700. But with that said, it doesn’t outsize Mahindra’s SUV in all aspects. Despite being 95 mm longer, the HyCross is still 44mm shorter in terms of width. When it comes to the wheelbase, the HyCross again shines with a 109 mm larger wheelbase translating to slightly better cabin space.

The HyCross will also be offered with Rims between 16 and 18 inches. The largest rim size will be offered on the strong hybrid versions. In comparison, the XUV 700 is offered with 17 and 18 inches wheels.

Also Read: Toyota Innova Crysta not discontinuing

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Mahindra XUV700: Features

Toyota Innova Hycross Interior
Toyota Innova Hycross Interior
Features Innova Hycross XUV700 7S
360-degree camera Yes Yes
ADAS Yes Yes
Powered Driver seat Yes Yes
Captain seats Yes No
Panoramic sunroof Yes Yes
LED headlights Yes Yes
Electric tailgate Yes No
Touchscreen infotainment system Yes Yes
Ambient lighting Yes No
Wireless phone charger Yes Yes
Paddle shifters Yes No

Regarding features, Toyota has topped the new HyCross with top-notch features. The HyCross three-row trim will offer a panoramic sunroof and a 10.1-inch floating touch infotainment. Matching up the charm in the XUV 700 is a bigger panoramic sunroof and a 10.25-inch touch infotainment. However, when it comes to the second row, the HyCross, with its segment-first Ottoman reclining seats and the powered tailgate, captain seats will take the show. ADAS is common to both cars, among other premium inclusion making the feature game a neck-to-neck competition.

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Mahindra XUV700: Powertrain and Efficiency

Innova Hycross Rear
Innova Hycross Rear

Toyota Innova HyCross


XUV700 7S

Engine 2.0L, normal petrol 2.0L, Hybrid 2.0L, Turbo
Cylinder 4 4 4
Displacement 1987cc 1987cc 1997cc
Maximum Power 174PS @ 6600rpm 186PS 200PS @ 5000rpm
Peak Torque 205Nm @ 4500 – 4900rpm 206Nm 380Nm @ 1750 – 3000rpm


Claimed FE NA NA NA


Claimed FE NA 21.1kmpl NA


Offered with a similar 2.0-litre petrol unit, the XUV 700 offers a turbo avatar, while the HyCross bring in a NA with a Hybrid on offer as well. The HyCross’s 2.0 litre NA unit returns 174 PS with 205 Nm, while the Hybrid returns 186 PS with 206 NM. Transmission duties are taken care of by either CVT or e-CVT transmission units. The turbo unit of the XUV 700, on the other hand, returns 200 PS with 380 Nm, mated to either a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox. In terms of efficiency, HyCross Hybrid offers 21.1 kmpl, while the XUV 700 offers 15-16 kmpl.

Read Toyota Innova Hycross Variants Explained!

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Mahindra XUV700: Price

Toyota Innova Hycross Mahindra XUV700
Ex-showroom Delhi Rs 20 lakh onwards (expected) AX3 7STR Diesel – 16.80 Lakhs

AX5 7STR Petrol – 17.44 Lakhs

AX5 7STR Diesel – 18.09 Lakhs

AX5 7STR Diesel AT – 19.84 Lakhs


While the HyCross prices have not been revealed yet, the XUV 700 7STR starts at a price range of Rs. 16.80 Lakhs. We believe that the HyCross will match up even in the price game.

Sankul Nagpal
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