Hyundai has just dropped in their version of the 7-seater Creta. Hyundai Alcazar is now available in the Indian market for a starting price of INR 16.3 Lakhs which is somewhat equivalent to the base variant of the Toyota Innova Crysta. While Innova is a cult MPV, will the Alcazar be able to take on the mighty Innova? Let’s have a look at an in-depth comparison of both these MPVs.

Hyundai Alcazar vs Toyota Innova Crysta | Dimensions

New Hyundai Alcazar Revealed
New Hyundai Alcazar Revealed

The newly launched Hyundai Alcazar is known to have the best wheelbase in the segment. Talking about the other dimensions, the Alcazar is 4,500mm in length, 1,790mm in width, 1,675mm in height. On the other hand, the Toyota Innova Crysta is 4,735 mm in length, 1,830 mm in width and 1,795 mm in height.

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Powertrains

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Toyota Innova Crysta

Talking about what powers the Alcazar, you get a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 115PS and is available with 6-speed Manual and 6-speed AT. The Crysta, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.4-litre diesel engine that produces 150PS and comes with a 5-speed MT and 6-speed AT.

The petrol engine on the other hand is a 2.0-litre NA engine that comes paired to a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT. The Innova Crysta gets a 2.7-litre petrol engine that produces 166PS and is available in 5-speed MT and 6-speed AT.

Features

Interior | Hyundai Alcazar
Interior | Hyundai Alcazar

In our comparison of Hyundai Alcazar vs Toyota Innova Crysta, we can say that the newly launched Hyundai car is very rich in features. You get a 10.25-inch fully digital instrument cluster, auto air purifier, Bose premium sound system, front-row seat-back table, a voice-enabled panoramic sunroof, 64-colour ambient lighting, drive mode select, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with smartphone connectivity, BlueLink connected-car tech, a second-row wireless charger and much more.

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The MPV king lacks a bit on the feature front. With the Crysta, you get leatherette upholstery, automatic climate control, power-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, keyless entry and go, cruise control, Smart Playcast touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Safety

Toyota Innova Crysta | ASEANCAP
Toyota Innova Crysta | ASEANCAP

Safety is another aspect that people consider while buying a new car for themselves. The Hyundai Alcazar has not been tested for its safety yet therefore we can’t say anything about it as of now. However, considering the fact that every automaker is paying keen attention to safety, we guess if this one gets tested, it won’t let us down.

On the other hand, the Innova Crysta got a 5-star NCAP rating in the ASEANCAP test.

Price

The Hyundai Alcazar was launched yesterday at a starting price of INR16.3 Lakh whereas Innova’s base variant would cost you around 16.53 Lakhs. Well, Alcazar wins here on the price front for the base variant. Alcazar’s price goes up to 19.99 Lakhs whereas Innova goes up to 24Lakhs.

Hyundai Alcazar vs Toyota Innova Crysta | Verdict

Hyundai Alcazar
Hyundai Alcazar

Now that we have compared both the MPVs on every major front possible, we realise that if you want to go for a more feature-rich car, Alcazar should be your pick. If you are planning to buy a well-known franchise that has already proved its mettle in the industry, Innova should be your pick. Last but not least, we advise you to drive both of them yourselves and decide who suits you the best.

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