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View Poll Results: Which SUV / MUV would you choose?
Tata Hexa 341 54.65%
Mahindra XUV500 123 19.71%
Toyota Innova Crysta 118 18.91%
Mahindra Scorpio 8 1.28%
Tata Safari Storme 18 2.88%
Other (please specify) 16 2.56%
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Old 6th April 2017, 23:04   #106
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Default Re: Tata Hexa vs XUV500 vs Innova Crysta vs others

Great Thread!!

Happened to check out and test drive all the vehicles.....and wanted to give my 2 cents on the same:

First things first:

Myth: XUV 500 has great dynamics.
My View: While XUV might be the best of Mahindra in that department, it is nowhere close to Hexa in driving dynamics. Hexa is a lot more sure footed, handles the curves with a lot of composure and outclasses the XUV and Innova in handling comfortably. Easily the best handling MUV.

XUV 500: While a great SUV alternative under 20 lacs, with a relatively lighter body and an eager smooth engine....doesn't feel competent enough in dynamics and interior now starts feeling it's age. Ride quality too not as absorbent as rivals.

Innova Crysta: Extremely high quality with legendary reliability. Engines are buttery smooth with good options. But while more stylised than ever....still looks the most MPV of the lot and rules out being a personal vehicle. Add to that exorbitantly priced and least value for money.

Hexa: Hatsoff to Tata for stepping up their game and getting a real contender to the great Innova and XUV 500 with a single Vehicle which slots coolly between them.
Outstanding quality of Interiors, the best Auto gear box in business which feels a class above, great dynamics for its size and class and excellent ride quality. Above all, the best value for money.

Great Achievement by Tata. While it has its niggles like being heavy....rubbery manual gearshift and lack of AWD in Auto, it's positives overweigh them by a huge margin and a simple drive was enough to put a smile, especially in the brilliant Automatic.

The One to Buy IMHO.
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A valuable feedback from a member and also a strong reason as to why I myself decided to go for Hexa.
Thought of sharing it in this thread!
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Old 8th May 2017, 10:15   #108
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The XUV was the best in class till the competition upped their game.

While looking for a new 7 seater family vehicle to replace our trusted and surprisingly reliable XUV which has now crossed 1 Lac kms over a period of 5 years, we test drove all the 3 contenders - XUV, INNOVA CRYSTA & HEXA. Since we need an A/T, I only drove the Automatic variants of all three.

Innova was good, but frankly does not justify the hefty price tag. Toyota loyalists may disagree and justify the price with the reliability factor and ever lasting motor, but I just need the car to run without breakdowns for 5 years and hence long term reliability is not my greatest concern.

Next we drove the XUV A/T and I really enjoyed the driving experience. But the ride though improved was still no match to the Crysta. Feature list was impressive, especially with the inclusion of new features & Android Auto in the infotainment. Top end A/T was a shade under 22 Lacs and felt reasonably value of money, especially considering the smaller Creta A/T costs 18 lacs!

Finally we drove the Hexa A/T and this is the car that impressed all of us the most. Pricing was similar to the XUV, but the cabin was much better in terms of comfort, quality and overall plushness. Yes, it lacks quite a few features which the XUV offers at the same price and I would have been happier if Tata had offered a bigger screen with standalone navigation, keyless entry with push button start and cornering headlights. Anyways, on a daily basis, we felt the Hexa is the one among the trio that is value of money with its pampering ride, comfortable cabin and great styling.

We have booked a HEXA XTA in Arizona Blue.

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Originally Posted by raj_5004 View Post
Innova was good, but frankly does not justify the hefty price tag.
True that! The Crysta ZX AT sits a cool 5 lakh premium over the Hexa XTA or the XUV W8 AT. So unless you are with a 30 lakh budget and spending that extra money wouldn't hurt, I find it hard to justify the premium for the Crysta even with a long term ownership spanning 5+ years.
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Test drove the Crysta GX AT 7 seater and the Hexa XTA 6 seater back to back.
Crysta was a 2016 model in the preowned market having done 5500km, pretty much in showroom condition. Hexa has about 6500 on the ODO.

We own a 2008 Innova VX that's done about 1,50,000/-km.

My son and driver were also part of the test drive.

The prospect of being able to own a Crysta for a depreciated price was very much weighing on my head, though not on my Son's.
Despite the Innova experience for 9 years, my son was instinctive about the HEXA and said if at all we buy another car it should be the HEXA. THAT pretty much rests the case.

However, let me just make a few of my observations, in case it's of use for members.

Case or Crysta:

1. Crysta's Engine was quicker and with the power mode turned on, very satisfying pull.

2. Crysta's seat folding(second row captain seat)convenience was cleaner and showed design experience.

3. Crysta's third row had better head room. The boot loader was lower than the HEXA.

Case for Hexa:

1. Interior fit and finish was surprisingly superior, that too after having sat in a Crysta just prior.

2. Ride quality was at a very different level. Haven't felt this is any MUV so far. Crysta was lumpy and rocky in comparison.

3. Cabin quietness, comfort, ergonomics and aesthetics had a very soothing effect. Almost like an extension my GTTSI. Felt taught in a nice way. In comparison Crysta felt echoed, very distanced and cold.

4. HEXA AC kicked in a instantly, while the Crysta took 5min.

5. This variant of Hexa had drivers seat height adjustment while the Crysta GX didn't.

Looking back at my points it seems like a head versus heart line that's been drawn.

So, if and when we decide to replace our trusted steed Innova, it will be the HEXA. Mainly because the HEXA gives me an impression that I'll get to liking it more and more and the Crysta the other way around.
For me part of the ownership experience is accepting ones lot, pleasant or otherwise.
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Any info on the Storme coming with Hexa goodies? Or any updates on current Scorpio?
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Every year we go for a road trip. In 2016 we went to Mysore and Ooty. In May 2017 we went from Pune to Jalna, Nagpur, Raipur, Nanded, Bidar, Solapur and Pune. My father wanted to drive but due to age he is comfortable driving AT. We also have SX4 AT. He thought of having AT. I saw Innova AT and then checked their variants. Innova ZX was out of question as we wanted 8 seater. Then came Innova GX. The features were not acceptable as we had VX. Read about Hexa and joined this thread.

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Once I was driving on Mumbai Pune expressway. I was driving at 100-110kmph. At the turns specially the one which is actually like a U-Turn I almost skipped my heartbeat. I felt my car will topple. Since then I have started decreasing my speed at turns on expressway. Slight loss of confidence. While driving at or above 110kmph+ it feels that I am pushing Innova hard. I may be the first person to write such kind of experience about Innova. May be my body is sensitive to such thing. However, Innova is the luckiest car for me. It nearly went more than 1000 km with a nail on the inner wall of the tyre. For me driving Innova in city is very easy. In my previous post I was asking how is it driving Hexa in city. Also one of my friend who is crazy about cars has given me good review about Hexa. His review and report means alot.
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