It’s time when we compare the two mid-size SUVs against each other. The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs Skoda Kushaq. The Battle of the SUVs.
Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs Kushaq – Exterior and Interior
At the front, the Hyryder has blacked out element with chrome line that is connected at both the sides of LED lights, chrome inserts around the fog lamps with rounded square grille and the bumper both at the front and rear finished in faux silver skid plate. Moving to the side, it has chrome line at the bottom window frame and cuts on the doors with 17-inch alloy wheels. At the rear, it has LED taillamps joining the chrome line with Toyota logo.
At the front of the Kushaq, you can see it has the same design language it has on other cars like the Skoda Slavia and Skoda Kodiaq. The bonnet has cuts and creases to make it look slightly sporty. The bumper is finished in silver faux skid plate. Moving to the side, the creases are present with 16-inch alloy wheels and roof-rails at the top. At the rear, it has L-shaped LED taillamps with bulb indicators and chrome-line that runs across the tailgate.
The interiors of the both the cars are simple. However, the Hyryder interior layout is the same as the Grand Vitara’s one except only badging is different. The Hyryder has 9-inch Infotainment system with horizontal air vents below them and auto climate controls below that while the Kushaq has 8-inch Infotainment system with AC vents in horizontal position and auto climate below that. The Kushaq has two-spoke multi-function steering wheel with 3.5-inch TFT unit in the instrument cluster and analog dials for speedometer and odometer. While the Hyryder has 7-inch digital instrument cluster, while other mid-variants get TFT unit at the center with analog dials. Both the cars have the dual-tone interior option.
Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs Kushaq – Dimensions
|Urban Cruiser Hyryder||Kushaq|
|Boot Space||373 litres||385 litres|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 litres – Petrol|
55 litres – CNG
|50 litres – Petrol|
|Kerb Weight||1,265 kg||1,312 kg|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||1,755 kg||1,700 kg|
After taking a look at the Dimensions table, you can see that the Hyryder has a length of 4365mm while the Kushaq has a length of 4225mm. The Hyryder is 1795mm wide which is 35mm more than the 1760mm width of Kushaq. The height of the Hyryder is 1645mm while the Kushaq height is 1612mm with 33mm difference. However, the Hyryder has a wheelbase of 2600mm which is 51mm less than the Kushaq’s 2651mm wheelbase.
The Hyryder has a ground clearance of 208mm which is 20mm more than the Kushaq’s 188mm ground clearance. The Hyryder has fuel tank of 45-litres petrol and 55-litres CNG tank while the Kushaq has 50 litre Petrol fuel tank. The Kerb weight of Hyryder is 1,265 kg while the Kerb weight of Kushaq is 1,312 kg. The Gross Weight of Hyryder is 1,755 kg while the Kushaq is 1,700 kg.
Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs Kushaq – Engine Options
|Engines||1.5-litre K Series petrol engine||1.5-litre petrol-hybrid engine||1.5-litre K Series CNG engine|
|Power||101.64 bhp||112.84 bhp||86.63 bhp|
|Torque||136.8 Nm||141 Nm||121.5 Nm|
|Transmission Type||5-speed MT, 6-speed AT||e-CVT||5-speed MT|
|Fuel Efficiency||21.12 km/l – MT|
20.58 km/l – AT
|27.97 km/l||26.6 km/l|
|Top Speed||170 kmph||170 kmph||–|
The Hyryder has two petrol and one CNG engines on offer. The 1.5-litre K Series petrol engine produces 101.64 bhp and 136.8 Nm of torque paired to a 5-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 21.12 km/l for the Manual Transmission and 20.58 km/l for the Automatic Transmission.
The next is the 1.5-litre K Series strong-hybrid petrol engine that puts out 112.84 bhp and 141 Nm of torque with a eCVT Transmission because it has self-charging technology that charges the battery while you’re driving and has a fuel efficiency of 27.97 km/l. The last is the 1.5 litre CNG engine that puts out 86.63 bhp and 121 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed Manual Transmission only and no Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 26.6 km/l.
|Engines||1.5-litre TSI petrol||1.0-litre TSI petrol|
|Torque||250 Nm||141 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed MT, 7-speed DSG||6-speed MT, 6-speed AT|
|Fuel Efficiency||17.95 km/l – MT|
17.7 km/l – AT
|19.2 km/l – MT|
17.2 km/l – AT
|Top Speed||150 kmph||150 kmph|
The Skoda Kushaq has two petrol engines on offer and no diesel engines. The 1.0-litre petrol engine produces 113.98 bhp and 141 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission with fuel efficiency of 19.2 km/l for Manual and 17.2 km/l for the Automatic. Then there is the 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that pumps out 147.51 bhp and 250 Nm of torque with 6-speed Manual Transmission and 7-speed DSG Transmission with fuel efficiency of 17.95 km/l in Manual and 17.7 km/l for the Automatic.
Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs Kushaq – Features
|Features||Urban Cruiser Hyryder||Kushaq|
|Wheel size & Tyre||17-inch, alloy wheels||17-inch, alloy wheels|
|Auto Power Window||Yes||Yes|
|Rear AC vent||Yes||Yes|
|Android Auto, Apple CarPlay||Yes||Yes|
|Sound System||6-speaker Arkamy’s sound system||6-speaker Skoda sound system|
|Auto Dimming IRVM||Yes||Yes|
|Height adjustable driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Ventilated Seats||Driver and Passenger||Driver and Passenger|
As you can see at the features list, Kushaq has missing and few features better offered by Toyota. Skoda Kushaq, misses out on panoramic sunroof, has 8-inch infotainment system instead of 9 or 10.25-inch infotainment system.
|Safety Features||Urban Cruiser Hyryder||Kushaq|
|Airbags||Six airbags||Six Airbags|
|Camera||360-degree camera||reverse-parking camera|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Start Assist||Yes||Yes|
|All 4 Disc Brakes||Yes||Yes|
As you can see at the safety features, Kushaq misses out on features such as 360-degree camera, and Heads-up Display. However, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder also misses out on feature which is the traction control.
Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs Kushaq – Price
|Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder||Rs. 12.15 lakh – Rs. 22.48 lakh|
|Skoda Kushaq||Rs. 13.48 lakh – Rs. 22.84 lakh|
The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder starts at Rs. 12.15 lakh for the base E variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 22.48 lakh for the V HYBRID variant. The Skoda Kushaq on the other hand starts at Rs. 13.48 lakh for the 1.0 TSI Active Variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 22.84 lakh for the 1.5 TSI Monte Carlo DSG variant.