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 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.
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.
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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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 – 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.
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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
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