Toyota Innova Diesel MT Vs Mahindra Xylo Diesel MT

Tuesday 28 May 2013, 7:22 PM

It was a brave move by Toyota when they decided to call of the already best selling MUV Qualis. The Innova was a super successful replacement since the time it was launched in India. Comparatively it was better looking than the Qualis with its aerodynamic design and plush interiors. The Innova is the cruise liner of MUVs available in India with comfort level second to none. The Innova is available in multiple variants priced between Rs. 964804 to Rs. 1427646

The Xylo was Mahindra’s answer to Innova. It was refreshed from time to time to keep up with the Japanese but then it could not cope up with the quality offered. Mahindra Xylo already enjoys mass appeal in the MUV segment. The performance of its engine along with the interior comfort has helped it so far. However, the Mahindra Xylo promises of a more refined vehicle with the introduction of new changes and it plans to take on the rivals more aggressively. It is priced between Rs. 719278 to Rs. 1045331 

Mahindra Xylo Vs Toyota Innova Exteriors

The new look Toyota Innova sports the same family face like its siblings. This replaces the stretched eye styled headlights and gives way to the new age wide body styling. The new headlights run parallel to the radiator grille and wrap around on the edges. The bonnet has got a V – design highlights which runs prominently on the front bonnet. The radiator grille is done in chrome.

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Mahindra Xylo Vs Toyota Innova

In the Xylo, the changes that are very evident include the front grill design, which now incorporates the restyled look that has a resemblance with XUV500, though smaller. Distinc character is added to it by giving chrome treatment.

A very touché change is the change in headlight design. It is something, which all automobiles target when renovating a car’s looks and the same idea is behind the restyled lights of the new Xylo.

Mahindra Xylo Vs Toyota Innova Interiors

In sync with the refreshed exteriors, the interiors too seem to have been worked on with to maintain the refreshed theme in design. The dashboard of the new Xylo comes in two-tone finish and has a good glossy finish to it. The internal door trims also boast of a woody treatment to them as well. The change in styling of the new version can be found out by comparing the one the earlier version had.

Inside the Innova, the steering wheel feels should have been a tad smaller as this one is on the larger side. The same is faced on the Camry. It has controls mounted on it to shuffle Bluetooth and media options as well as controls to operate the MID. The entertainment system in the Innova is a 2DIN unit. It a 6” Touch screen display with Bluetooth connectivity. It has 4 speakers mounted on the door and 2 tweeters mounted on the front dashboard.


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Mahindra Xylo Vs Toyota Innova

The Innova has dual zone AC unit with independent controls for each rows. The roof mounted vents are very effective in cooling the cabin sufficiently. It does not take long for the AC to cool the large cabin space irrespective of the temperature outside. The AC unit also comes with Automatic climate controls.

Mahindra Xylo Vs Toyota Innova Performance

A refreshing change is normally associated with the aesthetics of the car and some changes in the interiors as well. The Mahindra Xylo refresh though, has a new addition in the form of a new engine and voice commands for the E9 variant.

Mahindra Xylo comes with three engine options. The 4 cylinder 2489cc mDICRDe engine, delivers a power of 95Bhp and a torque of 220Nm. The 4 cylinder 2498cc mEagle engine, delivers a power of 112Bhp and a torque of 260Nm and the 4 cylinder 2179cc mHawk engine produces a power of 120Bhp and a torque of 280Nm.

The Innova has a D-4D 2.5L CRDi engine which produces a power of 102PS and a torque of 200Nm. This engine may sound noisy in the beginning but then as it picks up pace the sound begins to subside. The transmission case is decent. While driving on hilly regions the engine works without any lag.

Mahindra Xylo Vs Toyota Innova Conclusion

The Innova has no real time competition. Mahindra Xylo which was introduced as Mahindra’s answer did not get as popular as the Innova reason being the fit and finish offered in a Mahindra is no way close to that offered by Toyota. The used car market is flooded with XUVs which are barely month old. Mahindra also upgraded the brakes in its flagship SUV to counter the constant consumer complaints.

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