I want to buy a new SUV and MPV, which one should I choose between Mahindra XUV500 and Innova Crysta?
By: Dhruv anil on 17 september 2016
In my opinion Innova Crysta would be a better choice here, it has fairly better performance than XUV500 across the rev range, and it is more powerful and torquey than XUV500.
The XUV500 is wider than the Crysta but has a smaller wheelbase, thereby compromising on some legroom and headroom is also little better in Crysta. Boot space of Crysta is much better than of XUV500. Crysta also excels when it comes to comfort and ergonomics inside the cabin. Seats of both cars are spacious but Crysta’s seats more supportive and comfortable for long distances. Third row of XUV500 is not practical for adults and is best reserved for kids since there is little leg space and under-thigh support. The interior of the Crysta have well put together and offer more premium feel too.
Ride quality of both cars is very composed and comfortable, high speed stability is good, body roll is also well controlled, the steering weighs up well at high speed. Suspensions of both cars do good job of dispatching speed breakers and potholes but suspension of Crysta provides little better comfort and support on bad road and stability of Crysta under hard braking is also better than XUV500. Claimed mileage of XUV500 is 16 kmpl while of Crysta is 15.1 kmpl.
Both of these cars have contemporary features like integrated music system, touchscreen display, USB, AUX and blue tooth compatibility, AM/FM Radio etc. and detailed MID for information such as fuel consumption, average speed, distance to empty clock etc.
Product reliability and service support of Crysta is better than XUV500 in India and when it comes to resale value, Innova Crysta fares better in comparison with Mahindra XUV.
So, it was all my opinion and experience; I advise you to take a test drive to experience by yourself and make your choice as per your preference and need although both cars are great you wouldn’t regret buying anyone of them.
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