Toyota Innova Petrol/Diesel MT Vs Chevrolet Enjoy Petrol/Diesel MT

Friday 20 Feb 2015, 3:40 PM

The Multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment has shown tremendous growth in last few years. That is the reason why other prominent carmakers too are now planning to enter this segment. This segment can be divided in two broad categories – entry-level MPVs and premium MPVs. Though the two cars we are comparing here, Chevrolet Enjoy (an entry-level MPV) & Toyota Innova (a premium MPV) fall in different price segments, a buyer looks at all the available options that are there in the market.

Here’s a quick comparison between these two.

Exterior and Interior: Toyota Innova Vs Chevrolet Enjoy

The Enjoy is a mid-sized MPV with boxy design and conventional styling. It sports a neatly designed front bumper and fog lamps cluster, wrap-around headlamps, chrome highlighted grille, big tail lamp cluster and tail gate with chromed slat.

Toyota Innova vs Chevrolet Enjoy
Toyota Innova vs Chevrolet Enjoy
 

The Innova, too has a conventional MPV silhouette, but it doesn’t look boxy. Build quality is robust and more premium than the Enjoy. The Innova’s recent update gave it a new 3-slat grille with chrome inserts, modified bumper, fog lamps with chrome lines, angular shaped headlamps with turn signal lamps, side chrome strip, chrome finish muffler cutter & a sporty rear spoiler. With all these changes, the Innova certainly looks a lot better than before, though the overall shape remains similar. Compared to the Enjoy, it’s more spacious, premium, feature-rich and comfortable.

Performance: Toyota Innova Vs Chevrolet Enjoy

The Chevrolet Enjoy is available with a 1.3-litre, SMARTECH petrol and a 1.3-litre, SMARTECH, turbocharged diesel engine options. The petrol produces a maximum power of 73.77bhp at 4000rpm with a peak torque of 172.5Nm at 1750rpm, while the diesel motor develops 73.77bhp power at 4000rpm with 172.5Nm of torque at 1750rpm. Both the engines are coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and return a fuel economy of 11kmpl and 15kmpl respectively.

Toyota Innova vs Chevrolet Enjoy
Toyota Innova vs Chevrolet Enjoy
 

The Innova is powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder, Inline petrol and 2.5-litre, turbocharged diesel engines that churn out a maximum power of 130.1bhp at 5600rpm with a peak torque of 181Nm at 4000rpm and 100.57bhp at 3600rpm with 200Nm of torque between 1400-3200rpm. A 5-speed manual transmission is on offer. The Innova delivers a maximum mileage of 13kmpl. The petrol variant can accelerate 0-100 kmph in just 12.8 seconds with a top speed of 170kmph, while the diesel takes over 15 seconds, while maintaining a top speed of 149kmph. The Innova isn’t a frugal car, though the ride quality, engine refinement and NVH levels are relatively better than the Enjoy.

Conclusion

The Enjoy has everything to solve the purpose of an affordable multi-purpose vehicle. The ample luggage space, predictable handling and drivability make it easy to go day-to-day vehicle or taxi. However the interior styling and features still need an improvement

The Innova, on the other hand, has more premium interior and top-notch fit and finish. It’s easy to drive around, both in the city and on highways, thanks to the low-end punch and short gearbox ratio. In terms of ride quality, the MPV outshines in its segment. When compared with the Chevrolet Enjoy, the Toyota Innova scores higher in every department. Though, it’s the pricing where the Enjoy has an edge.

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