2022 Toyota HyRyder Vs. Hyundai Creta – Specification Comparison

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Toyota recently revealed its iteration of the SUV that the brand jointly developed with Maruti Suzuki. The Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder is a global product and will not only cater to the Indian market but several export markets as well. Toyota is betting big on its hybrid powertrains. This is also why the brand started local manufacturing its e-Drive hybrid systems in India. The new Urban Cruiser HyRyder is not just a rebadged version of a Maruti Suzuki product. The all-new SUV will also be the first strong hybrid SUV in the segment. The Urban Cruiser HyRyder comes with a lot of tech and features and is ready to take on the B-segment SUVs.

On the other hand, we have one of the most popular picks in the segment, the Hyundai Creta. The Creta has been a top seller since it was introduced in India. The spot was then taken by its sibling model, the Kia Seltos. However, after the arrival of the second generation of the Creta, it was back in the top picks. The two South Korean SUVs have enjoyed great success in the Indian market. Thus, Toyota is aiming for the Creta and Seltos with the new Urban Cruiser HyRyder.

In this specification comparison, we compare the latest entrant to the segment with the long-standing segment benchmark to see how they stack up. Furthermore, the comparison will also help you make an informed buying decision.

2022 Toyota HyRyder Vs. Hyundai Creta – Variants & Colours

Toyota HyRyder

The 2022 Toyota Urban Cruiser HyRyder is available in two trim lines and a total of 7 variants. The two trim lines are – Neodrive and Hybrid. The Neodrive is the mild-hybrid version of the SUV and is available in a total of 4 variants – Neodrive S, Neodrive S, Neodrive G and Neodrive V. Meanwhile, the Hybrid version, as the name suggests, is the strong hybrid version. It is available in a total of 3 variants – Hybrid S, Hybrid G and Hybrid V.

The 2022 Toyota HyRyder is available in a total of 11 colour options. These include 7 monotone colours and 4 dual-tone options. The monotone colours are – Cafe White, Gaming Grey, Enticing Silver, Sporting Red, Midnight Black, Cave Black and Speedy Blue. At the same time, the dual-tone options include – Cafe White / Midnight Black, Sporting Red / Midnight Black, Enticing Silver / Midnight Black and Speedy Blue / Midnight Black. 

Hyundai Creta

On the other hand, the 2022 Hyundai Creta is available in a total of 8 variants. These variants also include the newly introduced Creta Knight Edition. Furthermore, there are a total of 3 engine and 5 gearbox options. The variants are – E, EX, S, S+ Knight Edition, SX Executive, SX, SX (O) and SX (O) Knight Edition. Out of the three engine options, the 1.5-litre MPi petrol with a manual gearbox is available in all except the SX (O) and SX (O) Knight Edition variants. Meanwhile, the same engine with an iMT gearbox is only available in the S variant. The IVT gearbox with the same engine is available in SX, SX (O) and SX (O) Knight Edition.

The other petrol option, the 1.4-litre Turbo GDi, is only available in S and SX (O) variants. The diesel engine with a manual gearbox is available in all except the SX (O) Knight Edition variant. Meanwhile, with the automatic gearbox, it is available only in the top-end SX (O) and SX (O) Knight Edition variants. 

As for the colours, the 2022 Hyundai Creta is available in 6 single-tone, 1 dual-tone and the special Knight Edition options. The single-tone options are – Typhoon Silver, Polar White, Denim Blue, Titan Grey, Phantom Black, and Red Mulberry. Meanwhile, the only dual-tone colour option is Polar White with Phantom Black roof. It is only available with the SX (O) DCT variant. Lastly, there is the Knight Edition which gets a blacked-out theme and red-coloured brake callipers.

2022 Toyota HyRyder Vs. Hyundai Creta – Powertrain

Toyota HyRyder

The 2022 Toyota HyRyder’s powertrain lineup consists of mild and strong hybrid petrol engines. Unlike the Hyundai Creta, the SUV does not offer a diesel engine option. The Neodrive trim line of the HyRyder uses a Maruti Suzuki-sourced 1.5-litre K15C four-cylinder petrol engine with mild-hybrid technology. It also features an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG).

This is also the same engine you get on the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, XL6 and the new Brezza. The motor produces 101.9 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 135 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic. A segment-first feature of the HyRyder is the option of an AWD system. However, this is available only on the top-end Neodrive V variant and a manual gearbox. 

The other engine option is also a 1.5-litre petrol engine. However, this one is sourced from Toyota and features a self-charging hybrid system. The petrol engine also runs on the Atkinson cycle for better efficiency. The engine produces 92.4 PS at 5,500 rpm and 122 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm. It also gets an electric motor that makes 80.2 PS of power and 141 Nm of torque. Additionally, it also uses a 177.6 V Lithium-ion battery pack. This allows it to drive up to 25 km in electric-only mode. The engine uses an e-drive type transmission and a front-wheel drive setup.

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai’s Creta has three engine options – 1.5-litre MPi petrol, 1.4-litre Turbo GDi and 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel. The 1.5-litre MPi petrol engine produces 115 PS of power at 6,300 rpm and 143.8 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. It is available with a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed iMT and an intelligent variable transmission (IVT).

The other petrol engine is the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol. The engine makes 140 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and 242 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 3,200 rpm. The turbo-petrol engine is only available with a 7-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT).

Lastly, there is the 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine. The diesel makes 115 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm of torque from 1,500 rpm to 2,750 rpm. The available transmission options include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic. 

2022 Toyota HyRyder Vs. Hyundai Creta – Dimensions

The 2022 Toyota HyRyder measures 4,365 mm in length, 1,795 mm in width and 1,635 mm in height. As for the wheelbase, it is 2,600 mm long. Meanwhile, the HyRyder has a fuel tank capacity of 45 litres. All the variants of the Toyota HyRyder get 215/60 tyres on 17-inch wheels. Lower variants use a steel wheel with wheel caps, while the higher variants get machined-finish alloy wheels.

On the other hand, the Hyundai Creta measures 4,300 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width and 1,635 mm in height. The wheelbase of the Hyundai Creta is 2,610 mm. All the different engine options get a fuel tank capacity of 50 litres. Lower variants of the Hyundai Creta use 205/65 tyres and 16-inch steel or alloy wheels. However, the top-end variants use 215/60 tyres with 17-inch alloy wheels.

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