Toyota Hyryder and Hyundai Creta Comparison: The Hyrider gets a stronger-hybrid engine with higher fuel efficiency. This should be the USP of the Toyota HiRire. Another segment-exclusive highlight, the Toyota Hyryder gets an all-wheel drive option but not with a robust-hybrid powertrain.
Toyota Hyryder Advantages and Disadvantages: Toyota has revealed its first compact SUV Hyrider for India. Its official booking is going on, while the prices will be announced by the end of August. While it marks Toyota’s foray into the compact SUV segment, the Highrider is actually the ninth model in the segment. It rivals the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, VW Taigun, MG Astor, Nissan Kicks and the Maruti S-Cross and is also an alternative to the Mahindra Scorpio N. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of Toyota Highrider over Hyundai Creta.
rider gets a robust-hybrid engine with higher fuel efficiency. This should be the USP of the Toyota HiRire, as no one offers a robust-hybrid powertrain in this segment. It gets a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor, which gives a combined power of 116PS. The electric motor is rated at 80.2PS of power and 141Nm and is capable of driving 40 per cent of the distance and 60 per cent of the time in electric (EV) mode, according to the carmaker. While the ARAI-claimed figures are yet to be revealed, Toyota claims that the Hyryder (strong-hybrid) will deliver a mileage of around 26-28kmpl. This will make it the most fuel efficient compact SUV. This segment-exclusive highlight will soon be seen on Maruti’s version of the compact SUV as well. It is offered with petrol, turbo-petrol and diesel engines for the Creta.
The Hyrder will get AWD.
Another segment-exclusive highlight, the Toyota Hyryder gets an all-wheel drive option but not a strong-hybrid powertrain. The AWD option is only available with the mild-hybrid petrol-manual. With this drivetrain, the SUV will offer better traction, grip and handling than its all front-wheel drive SUV rival. It gets a 103PS 1.5-litre mild-hybrid petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter transmissions.
What Hyryder Offers Over Creta
Hyryder is going to come with more features than Creta. These are some of the feature highlights that we see on the Hyrider but not on the Creta.
- LED DRL (Standard)
- 360 degree camera
- Hill Hold Control (Standard)
- Vehicle Stability Management (Standard)
- 17 inch wheels (standard)
- All-wheel disc brake (standard)
- head up display
- hill descent control
The Hyryder comes with an improved standard safety suite and 17-inch wheels as standard across all variants, even the spare tyre.
Creta gets a diesel engine option.
The Toyota Hyryder doesn’t get a diesel option, despite the fuel option being a major contributor to the sales of the compact SUV segment. While it will be more fuel efficient than the Hyundai Creta diesel. With the Hyundai SUV, you get a 115PS 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is mated to a 6-speed manual and automatic transmission. The diesel-manual is claimed to offer 21.4kmpl, while the diesel-auto delivers 18.5kmpl.
The engine of the Crato is more powerful,
it gets a 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine, which generates 140PS of power and 242Nm of torque, and it comes with 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Auto). You get about 25PS more power and 37PS more power from the mild-hybrid version of the Hyryder, compared to the stronger-hybrid.
In which respect is it better than Creta Hyrider?
- Electronic parking brake is available with the Creta.
- Powered driver seat is given.
- It supports wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
- It has a premium sound system of Bose.
These 4 features in Creta make its ride comfortable and are features of daily use.
Prices will play a very important role in determining the success of the Hirider. If the price of its strong-hybrid variant is close to that of the diesel variant of the Creta, then the competition will be tough. Currently, the price of diesel variants of Creta ranges from Rs 10.91 lakh to Rs 18.18 lakh (ex-showroom).