Maruti Invicto vs Toyota Innova Crysta – Which MPV is better?

Maruti Invicto against the Toyota Innova Crysta

On 5th July, Maruti Suzuki finally unveiled the Invicto MPV for India which is basically a rebadged lower variant Toyota Innova HyCross. Then there is another model of Toyota, Innova Crysta which is an 7 and 8-seater MPV, and to us it only made sense to compare the two against each other to find out which MPV is better!

Maruti Invicto vs Toyota Innova Crysta – Design

From the outside, the Invicto design language is very similar to the Toyota Innova HyCross, except the Invicto get’s slightly different front grille with the same shape but different mesh design and two thick horizontal chrome lines that extends into the LED headlamps. The headlamps has Nexa’s signature blocks daytime running lamps. The Invicto also has a different front bumper and faux skid plates design. The side profile is the same as the HyCross except for the 17-inch alloy wheels design for Invicto. Moving to the rear, the LED taillamps also features Nexa’s signature three-blocks design, and below that is the HYBRID badging from Maruti.

From the outside, the Innova Crysta has a big boxy front grille that is curved from the edges, and chrome line around the line. It has an extended body thing over the grille that acts as a bumper and has Crysta written below it. It has a big LED headlights that extends over the sides, and halogen indicators below. Moving to the side, it has chrome door handles, door visors, chrome door claddings, chrome line at the bottom of the window frame, and little cuts on the body. At the rear, it has LED taillights with big roof spoiler, and chrome line around the number plate.

From the inside, the Maruti Invicto has a 10.1-inch free-standing infotainment system placed above the rectangular shaped AC vents and the AC vents at the sides are positioned horizontally. It has the dual-tone dashboard theme option and leather seat upholstery. The Invicto has the three-spoke multi-function steering wheels with a digital instrument cluster and the push start/stop button is placed on the left side near the infotainment system. It has a huge panoramic sunroof, two charging ports at the front, two charging ports in the second row and third row. Around the gear lever, it has buttons for ventilated seats, electric parking brake with auto hold, EV mode (drives on electric power) and other things as well. The 7-seater variant second row gets the captain seats and between the two captain seats is the table with two cupholders. This won’t be present in the 8-seater variant The third row is not great and it’s better for children or adults for short journeys.

As for the Innova Crysta, it has an 8-inch infotainment system positioned below the AC vents, and the AC vents are placed horizontally at the sides, It has a 4-spoke multi-function steering wheel with Analog instrument cluster with a TFT display between the two analog dials. Its got charging ports at the front, and rear, automatic climate control below the infotainment system, cupholder for the driver next to the steering wheel, armrest with storage underneath and the option for dual-tone dashboard theme. Moving to the rear, the third row seats are split in 50:50 ratio while the second row in 7-seater variant with captain seats, and 8-seater variant has three seats in second row split in 60:40 ratio. The Innova Crysta comes with a 6-speaker standard sound system.

So, it’s safe to say, the Maruti Invicto looks both premium and spacious from the outside as well as from the inside than the Innova Crysta that needs an interior update.

Maruti Invicto vs Toyota Innova Crysta – Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki InvictoToyota Innova Crysta
Ground Clearance185mm175mm
Boot Space239 litres300 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity52 litres55 litres
Kerb Weight1,915 kg1,840 kg

When it comes to dimensions,  the Invicto measures 4755mm in length, 1845mm in width, and 1785mm in height. While the Innova Crysta as a length of 4735mm which is 20mm shorter, width of 1830mm that is 15mm less wide, and height of 1795mm which is taller by 10mm. The Invicto has a wheelbase of 2850mm, and ground clearance of 185mm while the Innova Crysta has wheelbase of 2750mm that is shorter by 100mm, and ground clearance of 175mm which is lower by 10mm. The Invicto has a boot space of 239 litres, fuel tank of 52 litres, and kerb weight of 1,915 kg where as the Innova Crysta has a boot space of 300 litres which is bigger by 61 litres, fuel tank of 55 litres that is 3 litres bigger, and kerb weight of 1,840 kg which is lighter by 75 kg.

Maruti Invicto vs Toyota Innova Crysta – Powertrains

Maruti Suzuki InvictoToyota Innova Crysta
Engine2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line Petrol-Hybrid
Power183.72 bhp
Torque188 Nm
Transmission TypeeCVT
Fuel Efficiency23.24 kmpl
0 – 100 kmph9.5 seconds

In Engine Options, the Maruti Suzuki Invicto has only one powertrain – Petrol-Hybrid. The Invicto is powered by the 2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line Petrol-Hybrid engine which produces 183.72 bhp and 188 Nm of torque paired to an eCVT. This engine produces 172 bhp and 188Nm in Petrol and the hybrid motor produces 11 bhp and 206 Nm of torque. It has a fuel efficiency of 23.24 kmpl and it can go from 0 – 100 kmph in just 9.5 seconds. Toyota Innova Crysta doesn’t have powertrain like this.

Maruti Suzuki InvictoToyota Innova Crysta
Engine2.4-litre turbo diesel
Power147.51 bhp
Torque343 Nm
Transmission Options5-speed MT
Fuel Efficiency10 kmpl – 15.6 kmpl
Top Speed175 kmph

The Toyota Innova Crysta comes with a 2.4 litre turbo diesel engine producing 147.51 bhp and 343 Nm of torque mated to 5-speed Manual Gearbox with fuel efficiency of 10 kmpl for base variants, and 15.6 kmpl for top variants, and it’s got a top speed of 175 kmph. The Invicto will never get this powertrain.

Maruti Invicto vs Toyota Innova Crysta – Features

FeaturesMaruti Suzuki InvictoToyota Innova Crysta
Wheel size & Tyre17-inch alloy wheels17-inch alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument cluster7-inchAnalog
Infotainment System10.1-inch8-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWired
Ambient LightingYes
Wireless Charging PadYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System6-speaker standard sound system6-speaker standard sound system
Auto Dimming IRVMYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsYes
Powered Seats8-way power adjustable driver seat8-way power adjustable driver seat
Powered TailgateYes

In Features, the Innova Crysta misses out on powered tailgate, sunroof, ventilated seats, wireless charging pad, ambient lighting, wireless Android Auto/Apple Carplay, digital instrument cluster, and bigger infotainment system. This makes Invicto so much better than the Innova Crysta.

Safety FeaturesMaruti Suzuki InvictoToyota Innova Crysta
AirbagsSix AirbagsSeven Airbags
Camera360-degree cameraReverse-parking camera
Parking SensorsFront and RearFront and Rear
Rain-Sensing WipersYes
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill AssistYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYesFront Disc

In Safety, the Innova Crysta misses out on Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Tyre-Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Traction Control, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Front Parking Sensors, and 360-degree camera. This missing features are present in Invicto making it way better than the Innova Crysta.

Maruti Invicto vs Toyota Innova Crysta – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Maruti Suzuki InvictoRs. 24.79 lakh – Rs. 28.42 lakh
Toyota Innova CrystaRs. 19.99 lakh – Rs. 25.43 lakh

The Maruti Invicto starts at Rs. 24.79 lakh for the Zeta+ 7-seater variant and Rs. 28.42 lakh for the top variant, Alpha+ 7-seater. As for the Toyota Innova Crysta, it starts at Rs. 19.99 lakh for the base variant, ‘2.4 GX 7-seater’ and Rs. 25.43 lakh for the top variant, ‘2.4 ZX 7-seater.’

As for the warranty, the Maruti Invicto has 2 years/40,000 km warranty period that can be extended up to 5 years/1,00,000 km and Toyota offers 3 years/1,00,000 km for the Innova Crysta that can be extended up to 5 years/2,20,000 km.

Maruti Invicto vs Toyota Innova Crysta – Verdict

In the end, the decision to buy which MPV depends totally on you, however, it is recommended to go for the Invicto given it’s got way more features than the Innova Crysta, powerful engine and good performance, and it’s very spacious and modern looking. The Innova Crysta is spacious, got good amount of features, and decent performance as well. So, if you can afford the Invicto, you should buy that, otherwise, you can opt for the Innova Crysta as well. So, which one would you choose?

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