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Innova Crysta: Petrol Vs Diesel -- Which One To Buy

Modified On Aug 09, 2016 05:53 PM By Nabeel for Toyota Innova Crysta

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The Toyota Innova has been a renowned name in India, and the Crysta has successfully taken forward the legacy of the Innova name by becoming the largest-selling SUV/MPV of the country. Initially introduced only in two diesel options, Toyota has now launched a petrol counterpart of the MPV. The petrol variants are priced from Rs 13,72,800 to 19,62,300 (ex-showroom Delhi). If you are looking for a luxurious and powerful MPV for your family, chances are you will end up buying the Crysta. So, which is the ideal buy, petrol or diesel? Let's find out.

Engines

The diesel variants of the Innova Crysta offer two engine options - a 2.4-litre and a 2.8-litre 2GD-FTV. The petrol trims are only available with one engine --  a 2.7-litre Dual VVT-i. In terms of the power, the petrol mill lies between the two diesels. The gasoline engine produces max power of 166PS whereas the diesel iterations produce 150PS and 174PS (2.4 and 2.8-litre respectively). When it comes to the torque figures, both the diesels sit above the petrol with 343Nm and 360Nm whereas the petrol has to make do with 245Nm. Expect the overall  performance of the petrol engine to fall between the two diesel engines. Also, it is important to mention that out of the three, only the petrol engine will be on sale in the NCR region as both the diesel engines fall under the Delhi diesel ban.

Transmission

The 2.4-litre diesel engine is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox whereas the 2.8-litre diesel is only available with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.7-litre petrol, on the other hand, is available with both the five-speed manual and the six-speed automatic transmission.

Mileage

It is a known fact that petrol engines are not as fuel efficient as diesel units. This is one of the biggest reasons why the sales of diesel cars were rapidly on a rise before the diesel ban. Both the diesel variants return around 14 to 15kmpl mileage whereas the petrol claims to deliver 10.83 kmpl in the automatic variants and 9.89kmpl with the manual transmission. Both fuel types offer eco and power drive modes.

Price

The petrol base variant (2.7 GX MT, seven-seater) of the Innova Crysta is priced at Rs 13.57 lakh whereas the base diesel (2.4 G MT, seven-seater) is priced at Rs 13.83 lakh. Hence, the diesel unit is about Rs 30,000 costliest than the petrol. But the corresponding (GX MT, seven-seater) variant of the diesel is priced at Rs 14,69,681, which is Rs 1.12 lakh costlier. The difference in the top variants of the two is Rs 1.31 lakh.

So, for the petrol Innova Crysta one will have to pay about Rs 1.25 lakh less than the diesel trim, but will have to make their peace with a fuel efficiency figure of around 9kmpl. Also, there might not be any significant improvement in performance as well. We will know more once we drive the petrol models, but till then, if you are a resident of Delhi/NCR, you don't have another option.

Also Read: Mahindra XUV500 Automatic vs Toyota Innova Crysta Automatic: Comparison Review

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rajat gupta
Aug 14, 2019 9:52:07 PM

I m very much confuse between either top variant yaris automatic or base variant innova petrol automatic. The final price difference between the two is rs. 4 lakhs.

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    kv rahim
    Mar 19, 2017 4:57:50 PM

    innova crysta petrol automatic and diesel automatic comparison which one better to buy

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    cardekho
    Mar 20, 2017 12:22:24 PM

    One of the biggest dilemmas faced by a car buyer today is deciding between buying a petrol car or a diesel. Deciding which car to buy is difficult enough and on top of that you have to figure out which of the two fuel options; petrol or diesel will suit your need the best. There are so many factors to take into account and that can make things very complicated. Diesel is cheap and economical, but the diesel version of a car is significantly more expensive than the petrol. And then there is also the average monthly running that you need to take into account and to top it all off there is the ever changing price gap between the two fuel options. Petrol is cheaper, but diesels generally use less fuel. So which type of car should you choose? Lots of car buyers struggle with this simple decision – which is best, petrol or diesel? The truth is that there's no one right answer. It depends on your priorities and the type of driving you do. Diesel cars are much quieter than they used to be, so it's unlikely that you'll want to avoid them simply because of the noise. They're also more fuel-efficient than petrol, particularly out of town on long journeys. Petrol cars are generally quieter, but the main reason that most small cars have petrol engines is because the car itself is not that expensive, and adding a diesel engine would increase the price by too much. If you intend to drive a lot of miles, it's worth paying more upfront and going for a diesel. But if you don't use your car that much, you'll probably be better off paying a bit more for your fuel but much less for the car itself. Determine average daily/monthly running: A basic thumb rule while choosing between a petrol model or a diesel is you buy a diesel only when your average monthly running is on the higher side. 1,500-1,800 km a month would be considered good enough to warrant the purchase of a diesel model. Determining average running is a not that hard. A lot depends on the city you reside in too. Average monthly running in bigger cities like Mumbai and Delhi would be much higher owing to greater distances. Maintenance : In general, servicing costs and costs of spare parts are higher for diesel cars than petrol ones. Right from the cost of oil replacement to the battery and clutch plate, etc. all cost more in case of diesel cars. Also, the NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) levels of petrol cars are lower than that of diesel cars. However, since diesel engines do not make use of spark plugs that cost can be eliminated. But they do get turbochargers which will push up maintenance costs.

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      ashwin kumar
      Aug 26, 2016 1:20:38 PM

      I ma planning for rental and also personal use, any suggested variant? Appreciate your time

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      cardekho
      Aug 27, 2016 8:05:03 AM

      If you need a big, comfortable and luxurious seven or eight-seater people mover, the new Innova is the one to pick! It is the perfect replacement for the outgoing generation variant.The MPV has been thoroughly reworked and is better than ever before.

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