Toyota Innova HyCross vs Skoda Kodiaq – Which is the best Option to Buy?

Innova HyCross vs Skoda Kodiaq

Should you buy Innova HyCross or put some more money and buy the Skoda Kodiaq instead? Which is the better option? Why don’t we compare the two against each other to find that out!

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Skoda Kodiaq – Exterior and Interior

Front the outside, the Innova HyCross has an LED headlamps with a huge front face with chrome line around the grille and at the bottom, it has LED DRLs that act as a indicators as well. The bonnet of the HyCross has cuts on it to give it a meaner or sportier look. Moving to the side, it has cuts as well, chrome line that runs at the bottom of the window frame, wheel arches as it rides on 18-inch alloy wheels. Moving to the rear, it has LED taillamps with roof spoiler, shark fin antenna on the top, and the bumper are skid plate.

At the front, it has the classic Skoda grille finished in chrome and has LED headlamps with rectangle-shape fog lamps below and headlamps washer next to it. The bonnet has few cuts for a sporty or aggressive look. From the side, it has slight cuts, roof rails on top, thin wheel arches, whole window frame covered with chrome line, and rides on the multi-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, it has LED taillamps with LED elements in them, roof spoiler with high mount stop lamp, and rear wiper on the rear windscreen.

From the inside, the Innova HyCross has a 10.1-inch 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 has leather seat upholstery. The HyCross 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 second row gets the captain seats with under thigh support as well, and between the two captain seats is the table with two cupholders. The third row is not great and it’s better for children or adults for short journeys. It also has 9-speaker JBL sound system.

The Skoda Kodiaq on the other hand has an 8-inch infotainment system placed between the AC vents and the AC vents are positioned vertically. It has the dual-tone dashboard option as well. It has two-spoke multi-steering wheel with digital instrument cluster and the pedals are metal finished. Around the gear lever, it has buttons for electric-parking brake with auto hold, traction control, off-road, and drive mode selector. The front row has ventilated and heated seats as well. The second row seats are split in 60:40 ratio which can be moved and reclined as well. The third row is split in 50:50 ratio and is best for children, adults for short journeys. It has a panoramic sunroof, leather seat upholstery, and 12-speaker CANTON sound system.

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Skoda Kodiaq – Dimensions

Toyota Innova HyCrossSkoda Kodiaq
Ground Clearance185mm192mm
Boot Space300 litres270 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity52 litres60 litres
Kerb Weight1,915 kg1,793 kg

When it comes to dimensions, the Innova HyCross measures 4755mm in length, 1845mm in width, and 1785mm in height. The Skoda Kodiaq measures 4699mm in length which is shorter by 56mm, width of 1882mm that is wider by 37mm, and height of 1685mm which is 100mm shorter. The Innova HyCross has a wheelbase of 2850mm, ground clearance of 185mm, and boot space of 300 litres. The Kodiaq on the other hand has 2791mm wheelbase that is shorter by 59mm, ground clearance of 192mm which is 7mm more, and boot space of 270 litres which is 30 litres small. The HyCross has a fuel tank of 52 litres which is 8 litres smaller than the Kodiaq’s 60 litres fuel tank. Lastly, the Innova HyCross has a kerb weight of 1,915 kg which is 122 kg heavier than the Kodiaq’s 1,793 kg kerb weight.

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Skoda Kodiaq – Engine Options

Toyota Innova HyCrossSkoda Kodiaq
Engine2.0-litre TNGA in-Line Petrol2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line Petrol-Hybrid2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine
Power172.99 bhp183.72 bhp187.74 bhp
Torque209 Nm188 Nm320 Nm
Transmission TypeCVT with Sequential ShifteCVT7-speed DSG
Fuel Efficiency16.13 km/l23.24 km/’12.78 km/l
0 – 100 kmpharound 11 seconds9.5 seconds7.8 seconds

When it comes to engines options, both the models has no diesel engines on offer. The Innova HyCross has one petrol and one petrol-hybrid engine, and the Kodiaq has one turbocharged petrol engine. But first, the Innova HyCross is powered by a 2.0-litre TNGA in-Line Petrol that pumps out 172.99 bhp and 209 Nm of torque. It drives the front wheels via a CVT with Sequential Shift Gearbox with 16.13 km/l fuel efficiency and goes from 0 – 100 kmph in around 11 seconds. Then there is the 2.0-litre TNGA 5th Generation in-line Petrol-Hybrid that puts out 183.72 bhp and 188 N mated to an eCVT Gearbox with fuel efficiency of 23.24 km/l and goes from 0 – 100 kmph in 9.5 seconds.

The Skoda Kodiaq is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that pumps out 187.74 bhp and 320 Nm of torque mated to a 7-speed DSG (Direct-Shift Gearbox) with fuel efficiency of 12.78 km/l and goes from 0 – 100 kmph in just 7.8 seconds which is impressive for a 7-seater SUV.

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Skoda Kodiaq – Features

Toyota Innova HyCrossSkoda Kodiaq
Wheel size & Tyre18-inch, alloy wheels18-inch, alloy wheels
Auto Power WindowYesYes
Seat upholsteryLeatherLeather
Rear AC ventYesYes
Instrument clusterDigitalDigital
Infotainment System10.1-inch8-inch
Android Auto, Apple CarPlayWirelessWireless
Ambient LightingYesYes
Voice ControlYesYes
Sound System9-speaker JBL Sound System12-speaker CANTON sound system
Cooled GloveboxYes
Auto Dimming IRVMYes
Height adjustable driver seatYesYes
Ventilated SeatsDriver and PassengerDriver and Passenger
Heated seatsDriver and Passenger

When you buy an car that costs Rs. 30+ lakhs, you would expect it to have premium features like luxurious features. However, the Innova HyCross misses out on features such as the Ambient Lighting, Cooled Glovebox, Auto-Dimming IRVM, Heated Seats, and has 9-speaker sound system instead of 12-speaker sound system. Therefore, the Kodiaq wins here!

Toyota Innova HyCrossSkoda Kodiaq
AirbagsSeven airbagsNine Airbags
Camera360-degree camera360-degree camera
Auto HeadlampsYesYes
Cruise ControlYesYes
Traction ControlYesYes
ABS with EBDYesYes
Hill AssistYesYes
Hill Descent ControlYesYes
All 4 Disc BrakesYesYes

When it comes to safety, both the cars are very much as the HyCross has six airbags instead of nine airbags like the Kodiaq, and the HyCross has ADAS which the Kodiaq doesn’t have. Therefore, the HyCross scores a win here.

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Skoda Kodiaq – Price and Warranty

ModelPrice (ex-showroom)
Toyota Innova HyCrossRs. 18.55 lakh – Rs. 29.72 lakh
Skoda KodiaqRs. 37.99 lakh – Rs. 41.39 lakh

The Innova HyCross starts at Rs. 18.55 lakh for the base ‘G’ variant and goes up to Rs. 29.72 lakh for the ZX (O) Hybrid variant which is top of the line variant in the line-up. As for the Skoda Kodiaq, it starts at Rs, 37.99 lakh for the entry-level, ‘Style’ and goes up to Rs. 41.39 lakh for the top variant, L & K. The price difference between the two entry-level variant is Rs. 19.44 lakh and Rs. 11.67 lakh for the top variant.

When it comes to the warranty, Toyota offers 3 years/1,00,000 km warranty period for the Innova HyCross and can be extended up to 5 years/2,20,000 km. As for the Skoda Kodiaq has 4 years/1,00,000 km warranty period that can be extended up to 6 years/1,50,000 km.

Toyota Innova HyCross vs Skoda Kodiaq – Verdict

In the end, the decision to buy which model depends totally on you, however, our recommendations is you can buy Innova Hycross as the Kodiaq misses out on ADAS which is a new tech that is getting added in various models and if you need ADAS, then Innova HyCross is a good option, and is loaded with features and comfort, otherwise the Kodiaq is bigger, safer, comfortable, and fun SUV. Which one would you choose?

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