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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder vs Rivals: Specifications Compared


The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder will be the latest entrant into the populated compact SUV segment. We compare its specifications against that of its primary rivals

Toyota will enter the hotly contested compact SUV segment with the Urban Cruiser Hyryder and aims to take the top spot by offering the car with a segment-first strong-hybrid power unit and mild-hybrid all-wheel drive powertrain option. But, things ain’t easy for the Toyota SUV as it needs to take on established competitors from Korean and European brands.

In this report, we pitch the Hyryder against its rivals for a detailed on-paper comparison. Let the games begin. 

Dimensions

Dimensions

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Skoda Kushaq

VW Taigun

MG Astor

Length 

4365mm

4300mm

4315mm

4225mm

4221mm

4323mm

Width 

1795mm

1790mm

1800mm

1760mm

1760mm

1809mm

Height 

1635mm

1635mm

1620mm

1612mm

1612mm

1650mm

Wheelbase 

2600mm

2610mm

2610mm

2651mm

2651mm

2585mm

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  • The Toyota Hyryder is the longest while the Astor is the widest and tallest of this bunch. 

  • Skoda and Volkswagen’s offerings have the smallest footprint here, but they boast the longest wheelbase. 

  • It’s the MG Astor that has the shortest wheelbase of the lot. 

  • The Creta and Seltos occupy the middle ground when it comes to overall dimensions. 

Features Onboard 

 

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Skoda Kushaq

VW Taigun

MG Astor

LED Headlamps with DRLs

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Cruise Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

(Adaptive)

Climate Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rear AC Vents

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Electric Seat Adjustment

No

Driver’s Side Only

Driver’s Side Only

No

No

Driver’s side only

Ventilated Front Seats

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Wireless Charger

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Digital Driver’s Display

Yes

Semi-digital

Analogue with coloured MID

Yes

Yes

Yes

Infotainment

9-inch touchscreen

10.25-inch Touchscreen

10.25-inch Touchscreen

10-inch touchscreen

10-inch touchscreen

10.1-inch touchscreen

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (Wireless)

Yes (Wireless)

Yes

Connected Features

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Keyless Entry

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Push Button Start

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Sunroof

Panoramic

Panoramic

Yes

Yes

Yes

Panoramic

Auto Headlamps

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Rain Sensing Wipers

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Heads-up display

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

No

Ambient lighting

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Reclining rear seats

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Rear door sun blinds

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

Sound system

6-speaker Arkamys tuned

Bose 8-speaker

Bose 8-speaker

Skoda Sound 8-speaker

8-speaker

6-speaker

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All the cars have their bases covered with all the important and necessary features one would need as illustrated in the table above. So let’s get to the matter of the important features they don’t get:

  • Despite being such a well-equipped car, the Astor misses on two important features: wireless phone charging and ventilated front seats. 

  • The Hyryder and the European twins miss out on powered front seats, which would be useful to find the perfect driving position. 

  • Skoda, VW, and MG also don’t get reclining rear seat backrest and all three miss out on rear sunblinds as well. 

Safety Features 

 

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Skoda Kushaq

VW Taigun

MG Astor

Airbags

6

6

6

6

6

6

ABS with EBD

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Camera and Sensors

Rear sensors with 360-degree camera

Rear sensors with rear camera

Front and rear sensors with 360-degree camera

Rear sensors with rear camera

Rear sensors with rear camera

Rear sensors with 360-degree camera

ESP

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Traction Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Hill Hold Control

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tire Pressure Monitor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

ADAS

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

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  • All models here can be had with up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, traction control, hill-hold control, and a tyre pressure monitor. 

  • The Astor goes a step ahead and packs a full ADAS suite in its top variant. 

  • When it comes to parking, all models get rear parking sensors and a camera, but only the Hyryder, Seltos, and Astor get a 360-degree camera. 

  • The Seltos is the only one to offer front parking sensors. 

Base Petrol Engine 

Petrol Engine

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Skoda Kushaq

VW Taigun

MG Astor

Displacement

1.5-litre NA Petrol

1.5-litre NA Petrol

1.5-litre NA Petrol

1-litre Turbo petrol

1-litre Turbo petrol

1.5-litre NA Petrol

Power (PS)

102PS

115PS

115PS

115PS

115PS

110PS

Torque (Nm)

135Nm

144Nm

144Nm

178Nm

178Nm

144Nm

Gearbox

5-speed MT / 6-speed AT

6-speed MT / CVT

6-speed MT / CVT

6-speed MT / 6-speed AT

6-speed MT / 6-speed AT

5-speed MT / CVT

AWD

Yes (Optional)

No

No

No

No

No

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  • The Toyota Hyryder gets a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. But, it puts out the least amount of power on paper when compared to rivals with similar displacement. That said, it’s the only one to get mild-hybrid tech and optional all-wheel drive. 

  • The VW Group products might be having the smallest unit here, but thanks to turbocharging, they are the most torquiest. 

  • The base engines in all models offer you a choice of manual and automatic transmissions, but, do note that MG and Toyota give you only a 5-speed manual instead of a 6-speed unit found in its rivals. 

Top Petrol Engine

Petrol Engine

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Skoda Kushaq

VW Taigun

MG Astor

Displacement

1.5-litre Strong-hybrid 

1.4-litre turbo-petrol

1.4-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre turbo-petrol

1.5-litre turbo-petrol

1.3-litre turbo-petrol 

Power (PS)

116PS (Combined)

140PS

140PS

150PS

150PS

140PS

Torque (Nm)

NA

242Nm

242Nm

250Nm

250Nm

220Nm

Gearbox

e-CVT

7-speed DCT

6-speed MT / 7-speed DCT

6-speed MT / 7-speed DSG

6-speed MT / 7-speed DSG

6-speed AT

AWD

No

No

No

No

No

No

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  • The Toyota Hyryder is the only one in its segment to have a strong-hybrid option, meaning it will deliver much higher fuel efficiency compared with its rivals. Toyota is projecting an average efficiency in the range of 26-28kmpl! 

  • That said, its power figures, even when combined, don't match the segment-leading numbers the Taigun and Kushaq boast. 

  • The MG Astor’s higher-end engine might be the smallest, but it still matches up to the Hyundai’s and Kia’s second-best engine output. 

  • All models get an automatic transmission, but it’s the Seltos, Kushaq, and Taigun that offer you a choice of a manual transmission if you intend to have some fun. 

Price And Verdict

 

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Skoda Kushaq

VW Taigun

MG Astor

Ex-showroom Price

Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 19 lakh (expected)

Rs 10.44 lakh to Rs 18.18 lakh 

Rs 10.19 lakh to Rs 18.45 lakh

Rs 11.29 lakh to Rs 18.79 lakh

Rs 11.4 lakh to Rs 18.6 lakh

Rs 10.22 lakh to Rs 18.13 lakh

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The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is one of the larger models in its segment, gets a host of premium features, and even has two potent petrol engine options. If priced well, it will have all the attributes of a compact SUV to take on the top dogs, which are currently the Korean twins.

 

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