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Does HyRyder offer more bank for the buck than Creta, Seltos? A detailed look

For the first time since their launches, Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are in for some serious challenge from their Japanese counterparts Toyota and Maruti Suzuki with the arrival of the Urban Cruiser HyRyder and Grand Vitara SUVs. Days after Maruti Suzuki revealed the prices of the Grand Vitara, Toyota has announced the full price list of the HyRyder on Wednesday. With both mild hybrid and strong hybrid options, as well as all-wheel drive system, the HyRyder and Grand Vitara promises to offer more bank for the buck.

By: HT Auto Desk
Updated on: 29 Sep 2022, 12:06 PM
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Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder SUV (top) offers petrol hybrid powertrain with more mileage than its Korean rivals Hyundai Creta (left) or Kia Seltos (right).

Here is a quick comparison between the Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder versus Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos based on price, mileage and features:

Is HyRyder more cost-effective than Creta, Seltos?

Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder comes with a 1.5-litre petrol engine which is married to a mild hybrid and a strong hybrid system. Together, the unit offers mileage in excess of 20 kmpl in most cases, except the base variant. While the mild hybrid variants of the HyRyder offers up to 21.12 kmpl of mileage, the top-of-the-range V eDrive 2WD strong hybrid variant of the HyRyder returns fuel efficiency of almost 28 kmpl.

Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyderHyundai CretaKia Seltos
1.5-litre Petrol (mild hybrid) - 19.39 -21.12 kmpl1.5-litre Petrol/1.4-litre DCT Turbo - 17 kmpl1.5-litre Petrol/1.4-litre DCT Turbo - 16.5 kmpl
1,5-litre Petrol (strong hybrid) - 20.58- 27.97 kmpl1.5-litre Diesel - 21 kmpl1.5-litre Diesel - 21 kmpl

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In comparison, Creta and Seltos have similar fuel efficiency. While the petrol variants, powered by a 1.5-litre unit or 1.4-litre Turbo DCT offer between 16 kmpl and 17 kmpl, the diesel variants offer around 21 kmpl, similar to some of the mild-hybrid variants of the HyRyder.

Is HyRyder more affordable than Creta, Seltos?

Toyota priced the HyRyder almost at par with its Korean rivals. The lower variants are marginally expensive than that of Creta and Seltos, the strong hybrid variants are between 1 and 2 lakh more expensive than the top-spec variants of both Creta and Seltos.

Toyota Urban Cruiser HyryderKia SeltosHyundai Creta
E MT 2WD NEO DRIVE - 10.48 lakhHTE - 10.49 lakhE trim - 10.44 lakh
S MT 2WD NEO DRIVE - 12.28 lakhHTK - 11.55 lakhEX trim - 11.38 lakh
S AT 2WD NEO DRIVE - 13.48 lakhHTK+ - 12.65 lakhS trim - 12.61 lakh
G MT 2WD NEO DRIVE - 14.34 lakhHTX - 14.45 lakhS+ trim - 13.51 lakh
S eDrive 2WD HYBRID - 15.11 lakhHTX+ - 16.59 lakhSX Executive - 13.59 lakh
G AT 2WD NEO DRIVE - 15.54 lakhGTX(O) - 16.05 lakhSX - 14.38 lakh
V MT 2WD NEO DRIVE - 15.89 lakhGTX+ - 16.99 lakhSX(O) - 16.62 lakh
V AT 2WD NEO DRIVE  - 17.09 lakh  
V MT AWD NEO DRIVE - 17.19 lakh  
G eDrive 2WD HYBRID - 17.49 lakh  
V eDrive 2WD HYBRID - 18.99 lakh  

Does HyRyder have more features than Creta, Seltos?

As far as features are concerned, the HyRyder again scores higher compared to the Creta and Seltos SUVs. One such feature is the AWD system, which is unique to both HyRyder and Grand Vitara in the mid-size SUV segment. Besides this, the HyRyder also offers panoramic sunroof, Head-up Display, 360-degree camera, ventilated seats, wireless charging, wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay, connected car features and traction modes. Some of these features, like the HuD and 360 degree camera, are missing in Creta and Seltos. However, the two Korean SUVs also come with features like cabin air purifier which HyRyder misses out.

First Published Date: 29 Sep 2022, 12:06 PM IST
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