Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs rivals: specifications comparison

    The Toyota Hyryder will rival the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor and Nissan Kick.

    Published On Jul 05, 2022 08:00:00 AM


    Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs rivals: specifications comparison
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    The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is the newest entrant in the growing midsize SUV segment and has been co-developed with Maruti Suzuki, which will also have a sister model that is set to be unveiled later this month. The Hyryder holds the distinction of being the only model in the segment that comes with a strong-hybrid powertrain, which can even be run in pure-EV mode.

    The Urban Cruiser Hyryder will have its work cut out against the popular Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, as well as the VW Taigun, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor and Nissan Kicks. We compare how the Hyryder stacks up on paper against its rivals in terms of size, engine options and specifications.

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs rivals: dimensions 

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs rivals: dimensions
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    The Urban Cruiser Hyryder measures 4,365mm in length, 1,795mm in width, 1,635mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,600mm. That makes it the second longest SUV in its class, only 19mm shorter than the Kicks.

    In terms of height and width, however, the Hyryder falls somewhere in the middle. It is wider than the Creta, Kushaq and Taigun, but narrower than the Seltos, Astor and Kicks. And while its height is at par with the Creta and more than the Kushaq and Taigun, it is lower than the Seltos, Astor and Kicks. The Hyryder has one of the shortest wheelbases, at 2,600mm, which is 15mm greater than the Astor, but it is shorter than all the other SUVs in this class. All SUVs ride on 17-inch wheels.

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs rivals: engine and gearbox

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs rivals: engine and specs
    Type4 cyls NA mild-hybrid/3 cyls NA strong-hybrid4 cyls NA/4 cyls Turbo4 cyls NA/4 cyls Turbo3 cyls Turbo/4 cyls Turbo3 cyls Turbo/4 cyls Turbo4 cyls NA/3 cyls Turbo4 cyls NAl/4 cyls Turbo
    MT gearbox5-speed/-6-speed/-6-speed/6-speed6-speed/6-speed6-speed/6-speed5-speed/-6-speed/6-speed
    AT gearbox6-speed torque converter/e-drive transmissionCVT/7-speed DCTCVT/7-speed DCT6-speed torque converter/7-speed DCT6-speed torque converter/7-speed DCTCVT/6-speed torque converter-/CVT

    While the base petrol engine for most SUVs in this class is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated motor, the Kushaq and the Taigun get a smaller 1.0-litre turbocharged unit. The Hyryder also uses a 1.5-litre petrol engine, but uniquely with a mild-hybrid system. In terms of power, the Korean duo and the Skoda-VW siblings are the most powerful, producing 115hp. Meanwhile, the Astor and the Kicks have slightly lower outputs, at 110hp and 106hp, respectively. The Hyryder, with its base 1.5 petrol engine is the least powerful of the lot, with 103hp on tap. All SUVs produce a similar level of torque, although the Kushaq and Taigun have a considerable advantage, thanks to turbocharging.

    When it comes to the higher-spec petrol engine, all SUVs use a turbocharged petrol unit, except for the Hyryder. The Kicks, with its 156hp, 1.3 turbo-petrol engine, is the most powerful of the lot, while the Skoda-VW duo come in next, making 150hp from their 1.5 TSI units. The Creta, Seltos and Astor produce an identical 140hp, but while the Korean duo are powered by a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, the Astor uses a 1.3-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit. 

    As for the Hyryder, the higher-spec petrol engine is also a naturally aspirated unit, but it comes paired with a strong hybrid system. The 1.5-litre, three-cylinder, Atkinson Cycle engine produces 92hp and 122Nm of torque, and is paired to an electric motor that makes 79hp and 141Nm; combined, the hybrid powerplant produces 115hp. The Hyryder’s overall power output may be considerably less than all its rivals, but thanks to a 177.6V lithium-ion battery in its boot, the Hyryder boasts of an electric-only range of up to 25km. The overall efficiency of the Urban Cruiser Hyryder Hybrid under test conditions is expected to be around 24-25kpl, which would make it the best in class.

    As for the manual gearbox options, while most SUVs use a 6-speed unit, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder uses a 5-speed unit. Uniquely, for the automatic gearbox, all rivals use a mix of either a torque converter, DCT or CVT gearboxes, while the Hyryder use an e-drive transmission for its strong hybrid powertrain.

    Here, we have only considered the petrol engine options for each of these SUVs. Although, it is worth pointing out that the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta are also available with a diesel engine, while all other SUVs are petrol-only models.

    Would you pick the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder over any of its rivals? Let us know in the comments below. 

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    Girish Reddy - 8 days ago

    The Toyota Hyrider is a petrol car with some modifications. You cannot charge it like an EV. There is no range specified in the battery mode. What is it that the user will get using this car apart from an improved mileage? After 2-3 years you will need to change the battery which will cost a huge sum! Can Toyota explain how it is beneficial to the user by buying this car?

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