Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta

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The Tata Aria was unable to make much of an impression on Indian customers. Tata’s engineers have gone back to the drawing board to give the Aria a thorough makeover. And soon Tata will launch the new Hexa. It was showcased at the Auto Expo 2016. The Hexa is a heavily reworked Aria. It now gets an updated exterior, new interior, and an updated engine and transmission. Like the Aria, even the Hexa will get AWDs, but most will continue drawing comparisons with MPVs. And its biggest MPV rival will be the recently launched Innova Crysta. We have compared the two based on design, features, specifications, expected price, etc. and you can read all about it in our Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta spec sheet comparo.

Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta comparison

Also See – Toyota Innova Crysta vs Old Innova |Tata Hexa vs Mahindra XUV500 | Tata Hexa vs Tata Aria

Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta Price Comparison

Engine Type Toyota Innova Crysta Tata Hexa
Diesel Rs 13.83 – 20.78 lakh Rs 12-15 lakh*
Petrol Rs 13.73-19.62 lakh -NA-

*estimated ex-showroom price

The Toyota Innova Crysta diesel costs between Rs 13.83 lakh and Rs 20.78 lakh. Based on our estimates, the Tata Hexa will be cheaper than the Toyota Innova Crysta (Diesel model). The new Innova is much bigger and more luxurious than before, which has pushed prices beyond the 20 lakhs mark. SUVs such as XUV500, Safari Storme will also be seen as rivals to the Tata Hexa and Toyota Innova Crysta.

Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta comparison - tata hexa auto expo 2016
Tata Hexa expected to be cheaper than the Innova Crysta

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In terms of value for money, the Tata Hexa could be much better. Top-end petrol automatic model of the Innova Crysta costs Rs 19.62 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi). Based on our estimates, the top-end diesel model of the Hexa will cost about Rs 17 lakh. If that is the case, then the Hexa will turn out to be a better buy in comparison to the Innova.

Also See – Innova Crysta vs Fortuner | Tata Nexon vs Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport | Tata Hexa vs Hyundai Creta

Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta Features Comparison

The old Innova was criticised for not being really feature-laden. However, Toyota has addressed this issue. The new model comes packed with features such as-

  • Multizone climate control
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Push button start
  • Chilled glovebox
  • Hill start assist
  • Auto shut tailgate

The Aria was never short on features and the Hexa will be no different. In fact, it gets even more features. Additions include-

  • Harman 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 10 speaker JBL audio system
  • Ambient lighting
  • Colour MID
  • Six airbags

Both vehicles come with seating for seven/eight. Hexa will also feature a Land Rover like Terrain Response System.

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Toyota Innova Crysta’s touchscreen infotainment system

Also See- Tata Land Rover SUV for India 

Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta Specifications Comparison

Toyota Innova Crysta Tata Hexa
Displacement 2.4 litre Diesel/2.8 litre Diesel 2.2 litre Varicor 400 Diesel
Power 150 PS/174 PS 156 PS
Torque 343 Nm/360 Nm 400 Nm
Efficiency* 15.10 kpl/14.29 kpl -NA-
Transmission 5 speed MT/6 speed AT 6 speed MT/6 speed AT
Dimensions (LxWxH) 4735 x 1830 x 1795 mm NA

Tata doesn’t yet plan on launching the Hexa with a petrol engine. The Aria’s 2.2 L diesel will continue powering the Hexa. This is the same engine that also powers the Safari Storme. This unit is more powerful than the Innova Crysta’s 2.4 L Diesel engine. Also, the new Innova is available with a 2.8 L diesel that has 360 Nm of torque. Unlike the Tata Hexa, the Innova Crysta does not get an AWD system.

Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta comparison - Tata Hexa Concept Front
Hexa’s 2.2 L diesel churns out 154 bhp and 400 Nm

Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta – Exterior & Interior Comparison

First impressions suggest Tata has done a good job with the exteriors of the Hexa, infusing the MPV like shape with SUV like elements such as beefy wheel arches, body cladding, raised ride height, etc. The bonnet now seems flatter. Also, the vertical tail lamp setup has been ditched in favour of a more elegant horizontal unit. The Toyota Innova’s body shouts MPV, which isn’t a bad thing considering it is one. Highlights of Crysta’s exteriors are sleek headlamps flanking the big wide grille up front, bumper mounted indicators and split tail lamps at the back. However, the overall design of the new Innova, especially A-pillar onwards, is very plain and boring. We prefer the rugged looks of the Tata Aria over the van-like Innova.

Tata has given the interiors a makeover as well. The vertical AC vents have been replaced by horizontal units above the audio system. The cabin has an all-black colour scheme. The Innova Crysta’s dashboard design looks very modern. The centre console gets a touchscreen infotainment system with the aircon controls placed below it. The Hexa’s dashboard looks neater and a bit more appealing than the Innova’s.

Also See – Tata Hexa vs Honda BR-V

Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta Comparison Verdict 

Tata has been working hard to ensure the Hexa doesn’t meet the same fate as its predecessor. With prices likely to undercut the Innova by a significant margin, the Hexa looks set to be a better buy overall. However, Innova’s biggest selling point is the strong brand its enjoys in India. Tata will find it very hard to match, let alone beat that.

  • Design – Looks are a matter of personal taste really. The Hexa looks more rugged and macho as it combines the design elements of an SUV with those of an MPV. The Innova, on the other hand, is an out an out MPV and looks a bit boring from the side and rear.
  • Features – Both the Tata Hexa and the Toyota Innova Crysta boast a long list of equipment and features. However, feature-rich top of the line models of the Innova Crysta are expensive.
  • Specifications – The Tata Hexa gets only a diesel engine. The Innova Crysta is powered by new 2.4 L and 2.8 L diesel engines. It also gets a 2.7 L petrol. Tata will offer the Hexa with an optional AWD system. And the Hexa’s Varicor 400 engine will churn out more power and torque.
  • Price – As always, the price will play a major role and we expect the Tata Hexa to undercut the Toyota Innova Crysta making it better value for money.

All things considered, the Tata Hexa seems like a better package, especially in terms of price, looks and specifications. Innova’s refinement levels might be higher and it is backed by Toyota’s reliability and premium images, but it will be an expensive alternative to the Hexa.

Toyota Innova Crysta Review Walkaround Video

Models Price in India
2016 Toyota Innova Crysta G 2.4 Manual Transmission Rs 13.83 lakh
2016 Toyota Innova Crysta GX 2.4 Manual Transmission Rs 14.13 lakh
2016 Toyota Innova Crysta GX 2.8 Automatic Transmission Rs 15.38 lakh
2016 Toyota Innova Crysta VX 2.4 Manual Transmission Rs 16.86 lakh
2016 Toyota Innova Crysta ZX 2.4 Manual Transmission Rs 18.73 lakh
2016 Toyota Innova Crysta ZX 2.8 Automatic Transmission Rs 19.98 lakh

*Ex-Showroom Price in Delhi

Tata Hexa Review Walkaround Video

Tata Hexa Price List*

Tata Hexa LX Manual Transmission, 4×2 Rs 10.5 lakh
Tata Hexa LX Automatic Transmission, 4×2 Rs 11.25 lakh
Tata Hexa VX Manual Transmission, 4×2 Rs 11.60 lakh
Tata Hexa VX Manual Transmission, 4×4 Rs 12.5 lakh
Tata Hexa VX Automatic Transmission, 4×2 Rs 12.6 lakh

*estimated ex-showroom price

Tata Hexa vs Toyota Innova Crysta comparison

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25 COMMENTS

  1. As usual with all media gurus of India the review has been done in favour of Toyota. It is well evident and anyone with common sense can see that Tata has done an excellent job on improving the looks of Aria and it looks not just better than Crysta but looks miles better than the boat like shape of the Crysta. If Toyota has not given a higher driving position the Hexa will be a better vehicle to drive. When Safari was redesigned to Storme the media commented there is no significant change, blah blah. Now Crysta just looks like a facelift of Innova but I am sure none of the review writers have the guts to say so. We have attained just political independence, but still have a slave mind to foreign goods.
    In my view keeping apart the build quality, reliability (which can only be proved over a course of time) and performance Hexa is a better better done job and I salute Tata Motors for this. I hope Tata engineers have been able to iron out issues related to Performance, reliability and build quality. But even then Crysta will sell more as long as slave minded review writers and users are there.

  2. Thanks for your feedback. Any particular section or line where you feel we have favoured the Innova? Please let us know. We are in the process of reviewing the story.

    Regards

  3. It is an unbiased review.
    Considering the fact that the Hexa hasn’t been launched yet, a proper comparison can be had only after its been tested.

  4. Well I don’t agree I found they supporting tata hexa I fell looks better of innova even comfort n interiors r premium… tata engine is bad experience with safari comes out to b a bull with too much expenses… I love safari but demands too much servicing ..

  5. Namaskar, i feel the review is unbiased and i wish to congratulate Mr. Dhruv Saxena and his team for a thoughtful comparison. Thoughtful, because after its launch Tata Hexa will practically be the only rival to Innova. Now the days are gone when Tata Motor’s products were inferior. I had an Indica & currently own a Zest, also my daughter just bought Tiago. Believe me, though Indica was the most ‘practical’ car in its segment, it was plagued with quality issues and i remember my monthly to my mechanic. Before finalising Zest I had made up my mind for Amaze. But a friend suggested to drive the Zest and after driving i immediately finalised it. As an Indica owner i can very well assure that current breed of Tata cars are, i dare to say, better than Honda or Suzuki cars as they are made for India & others are adapted. So i strongly feel that Tata will not repeat the ‘pricing blunder’ of “Aria’ with Hexa. If rightly priced, Hexa will definitely be a strong contender to Innova & then, may be, Toyota will reduce Innova price like what happened with S Cross…

  6. Well we need to be more practical with our thoughts also, With which we are comparing are doing same business for 100 years and TATA started just launched their first car in around 91 or so . They are in this for 20/30 years so definitely they will achieve that quality and coming years years may prove. I have test driven Safari/Fortuner etc and believe me for featured list yes safari lacks but drive ability blind folded you may not identify.

  7. Dear Mr. Dhruv,
    I am sorry, I never visited the site since then after writing that comment. I did not mean your review at all. There are many popular review video makers who I have seen doing what I mentioned. The article you have posted above was not at all biased and I really appreciate it. In fact after reading your write up what I felt was ” well now those buggers will pop up to screw up this and bring Toyota forward” For me Toyota cars are very good but have poor VFM factor

    Thanks

  8. Hexa is better in every angle than innova, be it engine, body, interior, wheelbase, price. The only thing that stands in hexa way is the brand image of Toyota in crysta. I hope Tata hexa will turn the tables this time

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