Why Fortuner is a better buy than Innova Hycross, though its 10L more

My XUV500 has better quality plastics than this, even felt the Glanza's plastics were much better.

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Had a look at the ZX at Nandi Toyota on Friday. My observations:


  • Looks great from the front and rear.
  • Amazing Colors: The Sapphire Black looks brilliant
  • Driver Seat is very comfortable. Makes life easier with all the bells and whistles.

While I wait to drive the car, the real cons, which are more or fewer deal breakers for me are:

  • Quality of Plastics: My XUV 500 was way way better, at half the price. Matter of fact, there was a Glanza that was parked in the showroom and the plastics on that were much better. Clicked some pictures of the same.
  • The Lever to open the bonnet: My 1999 Santro had a better quality lever. Not that I open the bonnet every day, but in colloquial Kannada, this is called "Tagadu Dabbasi"
  • Ottoman Seats: Useless - I am not 6"; At 5"7' I will never be able to use them at full support. Legs get stuck below the driver's seat.
  • Rear Seats: Old Innova and Crysta possibly had better seats. 3 People could easily sit. This effectively is a 6-seater. The last seat is not for 3 people. Extremely difficult to rest the head on the headrest with 3 people in the 3rd row. The under-thigh support will not really help in long-distance journeys.
  • The Lights in the cabin: My 2013 XUV-500 had all LED lights. Going back to normal bulbs!! Cost cutting is needed - But to this level?


I think except for the engine, (Which I haven't really experienced, My XUV 500 was way better than this. I am possibly moving out of this and going for the Fortuner even though that is a big stretch financially. A stretch of 10L is better than rueing with a car that you don't like for the next 10 years!

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