Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner

Comparison: Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner

The Toyota Innova Hycross is the latest model from the Japanese manufacturer, that is priced Rs. 19.15 – 28.97 lakh (ex-showroom) and is positioned between the popular Innova Crysta and Fortuner. In addition to being compared to the Innova Crysta, there is a case to compare it against the higher priced Fortuner as well. With its SUV-like design and premium features on-board, the Innova Hycross does appear to be a worthy competitor against the Fortuner, especially for those looking at a premium Toyota 7-seater. Therefore, in this comparison of the Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner, we highlight the differences and find out which one is more suited to your requirements.

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Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner: Dimensions

Toyota Fortuner
Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Innova Hycross

Toyota Fortuner

Length

4,755 mm

4,795 mm

Width

1,850 mm

1,855 mm

Height

1,795 mm

1,835 mm

Wheelbase

2,850 mm

2,745 mm

Boot Space

300 litres

296 litres

As far as looks are concerned, the difference between the two cars is clearly visible. While the Toyota Innova Hycross has been given an SUV-inspired front fascia, the side and rear profile is quite similar to that of the Innova Crysta. The Innova Hycross has sedate attire and looks appealing as a premium MUV. In sheer contrast, the Toyota Fortuner is a true-blue SUV that sports a muscular design all around. The Japanese SUV has a beefy as well as commanding road presence and has always been a favourite of the elite particularly for this reason.

Toyota Innova Hycross
Toyota Innova Hycross

In terms of size, the Toyota Fortuner is 40 mm longer, 5 mm wider, and 40 mm taller than the Toyota Innova Hycross. However, with a 105 mm longer wheelbase, Toyota Innova Hycross scores where it matters the most. The longer wheelbase of Innova Hycross can be accredited to its monocoque construction and the front-wheel-drive system. To sum it up, the Toyota Innova Hycross is substantially more spacious than Toyota Fortuner, however, Fortuner has never had any complaints regarding space, and is among the most comfortable 7-seater SUVs in India. Moreover, with 225 mm of ground clearance, Toyota Fortuner has a taller seating position, offering an authoritative ride experience to all passengers. Another important thing to note is, Fortuner’s 7-seater layout has a three-seater second row, whereas Hycross’s 7-seater layout has a three-seater third row. The boot space is almost similar in both cars, with the option of folding the third rows to liberate more space.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner: Engine & Transmission

Toyota Innova Hycross

Toyota Fortuner

Engine

2.0 litre petrol engine

2.0 litre strong hybrid petrol engine

2.7 litre petrol engine

2.8 litre turbo diesel engine

Power

174 PS

186 PS

166 PS

204 PS

Torque

197 Nm

187 Nm

245 Nm

500 Nm

Transmission

CVT automatic for 2.0 litre petrol

e-CVT for strong hybrid

5-speed manual for petrol 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic for diesel with four-wheel-drive

Mileage

21.1 km/l (hybrid)

10.3 km/l for petrol

14.4 km/l for diesel

The powertrains of both cars reflect the specific purposes they have been built for – the Innova Hycross is a family-friendly MUV, whereas the Fortuner is a premium off-roader. Though the smaller 2.0 litre petrol engine of the Innova Hycross delivers more power than the bigger 2.7 litre petrol engine of the Fortuner, the torque produced by Fortuner’s petrol engine is much greater and makes it punchier and quick to accelerate. Moreover, the removal of the manual transmission from the Hycross is another limitation.

Coming to the second set of powertrains, the functionalities of Innova Hycross’s petrol-hybrid powertrain and Fortuner’s diesel engine are poles apart from each other. The hybrid unit of Innova Hycross is comparatively less powerful but delivers an impressive fuel economy of 21.1 km/l.  On the other hand, the power figures of Fortuner’s mighty diesel engine and the option of four-wheel-drive open up options for off-road adventures. All the same, as surprising as it may sound, the Toyota Innova Hycross is quicker than the Toyota Fortuner and can do a 0 to 100 km/hr dash in 9.5 seconds, whereas the Fortuner can do the same in 11.2 seconds.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner: Features & Comfort

toyota Innova hycross interior
Toyota Hycross interior

Toyota Innova Hycross

Toyota Fortuner

Infotainment system

10-inch touchscreen infotainment system

8-& 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Music system

9-speaker JBL sound system

11-speaker JBL sound system

Climate control

Multi-zone (front and rear) automatic

Automatic

Ventilated seats

Ventilated front seats

Ventilated front seats

Adjustable steering

Tilt and telescopic

Tilt and telescopic

Drive modes

Power, Eco, Normal, and Full-EV mode (Strong Hybrid only)

Eco, Normal, & Sport

Instrument cluster

7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster

Analogue

Sunroof

Panoramic sunroof

Not available

Adjustable seats (manual or electric)

8-way powered driver seat with memory function & Powered captain seats for the second row (7-seater)

8-way powered driver and front passenger seat

Rear AC vents

Available

Available

60:40 rear seat split

Second row

Second row

Cruise control

Adaptive cruise control

Available

The interiors of both cars vastly differ from each other. While the interiors of the Toyota Innova Hycross look and feel fresh, Fortuner’s interiors have an ageless antique texture. The Innova Hycross has a free-standing touch screen mounted at the top of the dashboard, with the central AC vents below it, while the Fortuner features its touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard, with the central AC vents placed above it. The gear lever on the Innova Hycross has been integrated into the dashboard, whereas it is mounted on the floor in the Fortuner. The Hycross’s lower variants get an all-black interior and the higher variants get a black and brown interior, while the Fortuner’s have either a Black or Chamois interior, except the Legender variant which has a Black and Maroon interior.

Toyota Fortuner interior
Toyota Fortuner interior

There is no doubt, the Toyota Innova Hycross has an edge over the Toyota Fortuner in the feature department, especially due to segment-first powered captain seats for the second row (7-seater) with ottoman function and the panoramic sunroof. These features lift the comfort for second-row passengers to the next level, and while the panoramic sunroof is more of a lifestyle choice, it makes the cabin feel more open and spacious than that of Fortuner.

On the other hand, Toyota Fortuner is amply feature-laden to provide a comfortable and entertaining passenger experience. The SUV has an 11-speaker JBL sound system, ventilated and powered front seats, a cooled glovebox, and many more features. However, some features like ambient lighting, an electronic rear-view mirror, wireless charging, a USB port at the rear, and a hands-free boot opening are limited to the top end Legender variant.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner: Safety Features

Toyota Innova Hycross

Toyota Fortuner

G-NCAP Safety Rating

Not tested

Not tested

Airbags

Up to six

Seven

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

ESC

Yes

Yes

Traction Control

Yes

Yes

Automatic headlamps

Yes

Yes

Rain-sensing Wipers

Not revealed

No

Hill hold assist

Yes

Yes

Hill descent control

Yes

Yes

Rear sensors

Yes

Yes

Rear parking camera

360-degree camera

360-degree camera

ISOFIX Child seat anchor points

Yes

Yes

ADAS

Yes

No

Both cars have been given more than enough safety features to ensure maximum safety.  However, the Toyota Innova Hycross has a big edge over the Toyota Fortuner due to the availability of an electronic parking brake with auto hold and some Level-2 ADAS safety features such as adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure and keep assist, automatic high beam, rear cross-traffic alert, and a pre-collision system. All the same, it’s worth bearing in mind, the Toyota Fortuner has always been acclaimed for its formidable take-anywhere do-anything character, and thus has a very robust construction.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner: Price comparison

Toyota Innova Hycross

Toyota Fortuner

Base variants (Ex-Showroom)

Rs. 19.15 – 19.20 lakh

Rs. 32.59 – 35.09 lakh

Mid variants (Ex-Showroom)

Rs. 24.01 – 24.06 lakh

Rs. 37.37 – 38.93 lakh

Upper mid variants (Ex-Showroom)

Rs. 28.33 lakh

Rs. 41.22 – 42.82 lakh

Top variant

Rs. 28.97 lakh

Rs. 46.54 – 50.34 lakh

The comparison so far renders the Toyota Innova Hycross a more spacious, fuel-efficient, and feature-rich proposition than Toyota Fortuner. And the price comparison showcases that it will bring all this at a considerably lower price than that of the Toyota Fortuner, making the Toyota Innova Hycross a far more attractive value-for-money offering. Even the top variant of the Toyota Innova Hycross will fall considerably more affordable than the base variant of the Toyota Fortuner. It’s worth noting, the lowest variant of Toyota Innova Hycross is priced Rs. 18.30 – 18.35 lakh (ex-showroom), which is exclusively available to fleet owners.

However, this in no way means Toyota Fortuner isn’t worth considering. The Japanese SUV has been ruling the roost for more than a decade and is the best-selling car in its segment. The Toyota Fortuner is mainly owned for its off-roading capabilities and has become a status symbol in India over the years.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner: Summary

To conclude, the comparison does tip the scale in favour of the Toyota Innova Hycross for more space, a lengthier feature list, an ADAS safety suite, and better fuel economy. If you are looking for a premium Toyota 7-seater that can drive your family in soothing comfort and still deliver good fuel economy, then Toyota Innova Hycross is the one you should choose. However, if you want a premium SUV which has rugged capabilities to drive through challenging stretches like a cakewalk, and also earns you respect as you drive on the city roads, then Toyota Fortuner will be the better choice.

Toyota Innova Hycross vs Toyota Fortuner: FAQs

Among Toyota Innova Hycross and Toyota Fortuner, which one is bigger?

The Toyota Innova Hycross is 4,755 mm long, 1,850 mm wide, 1,795 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,850 mm. The Toyota Fortuner is 4,795 mm long, 1,855 mm wide, 1,835 mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2,745 mm. This makes the Toyota Fortuner slightly bigger than Toyota Innova Hycross, however, the Toyota Innova Hycross has a better wheelbase.

Among Toyota Innova Hycross and Toyota Fortuner, which one is more powerful?

The Toyota Innova Hycross delivers 174 PS and 186 PS of power with its 2.0 litre petrol engine and 2.0 petrol-hybrid unit, respectively. The Toyota Fortuner produces 166 PS and 204 PS of power with its 2.7 litre petrol engine and 2.8 litre turbo diesel engine, respectively. The petrol engine of the Toyota Innova Hycross comes across as more powerful than that of the Toyota Fortuner, however, the Toyota Fortuner has a more powerful diesel engine.

Does Toyota Fortuner have an electronic parking brake?

No, Toyota Fortuner doesn’t have an electronic parking brake.

Among Toyota Innova Hycross and Toyota Fortuner, which one is safer?

Both Toyota Innova Hycross and Toyota Fortuner have more than enough safety features to provide maximum safety. However, the Toyota Innova Hycross has some additional safety features such as an electronic parking brake with auto hold and an ADAS safety suite.

Among Toyota Innova Hycross and Toyota Fortuner, which one gives more mileage?

The Toyota Fortuner gives a mileage of 10.3 km/l for petrol and 14.4 km/l for diesel. The Toyota Innova Hycross has been claimed to deliver 21.1 km/l with a hybrid powertrain, making it considerably more fuel-efficient than Toyota Fortuner.

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