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Toyota Innova Crysta
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Customer Rating
: 4/5
Expert Rating
: 6/10
Warranty
: 3 Yrs / 1 Lac Kms (Whichever is earlier)
Ex-showroom price in 
Delhi
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14.93 Lakhs-23.24 Lakhs

Strong Areas

  • Stylish Demeanour
  • Luxurious Cabin
  • Powerful Performance
  • High Fuel-Efficiency 

Weak Areas

  • Mediocre Handling
  • AverageBoot 
  • Uncomfortable Third Row 
  • Exorbitant Price
Toyota Innova Crysta
 
 

Customer Review by owners of Toyota Innova Crysta - The Safest Bet For a Family Ride

Customer Review by owners of Toyota Innova Crysta, Hear it out from an avid rider how the Innova is the pick of the lot when it comes to the perfect combination of safety and comfort especially with multiple passengers on board. Compromising on a lot of premium features seems like a good trade-off for the best comprehensive safety package in a price category that has the likes of the Hexa and the Fortuner fighting it out.


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15 plus years experience of driving cars in the States makes one somewhat of a pro in matters of a car. With a keen eye on details, Vinny always had had a finicky approach when it came to choosing the perfect car for someone like him who not only frequents the road a lot but also needs a comfortable drive for his big family.

     Toyota Innova Crysta Customer Review

The latter was the prime criteria when he had to go look for a car that was to be his first ride when he stepped foot in India. He needed a robust machine that came equipped with the best of safety features. The Toyota Innova ZX Diesel was the final pick and he hasn't had to look back ever since.


Here on a Qn'A with Ecardlr, he mentions the reasons and the logic behind choosing Toyota who seem to have been improving on all fronts-be it safety or interiors, through their consecutive generations of models.
 

SO IF YOU COULD INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND THE EXACT CAR MODEL THAT YOU ARE DRIVING.

The last vehicle, if you listen some of the commentary about it - it was really more designed as a - it was used mostly as a Taxi.

    Toyota Innova Crysta

Because it was a good people mover. But it wasn't a very comfortable machine. It was a very utilitarian vehicle meaning it was designed really just to do a job which is to move people. This one- it still has the job to move people but it does so with style and little bit more class.

This one is a 7-seater. It’s also available in an 8-seat configuration.


WHEN DID YOU BUY THIS CAR?

I got this car in winter of 2017 shortly after. I think the year after it became available in the Indian market.


HOW MANY KILOMETRES HAVE YOU DONE?

I have done 1700Km. I think...I drive this car mostly in the city. And overall, I think 80%.. 90% of the movement of this car happens in the city. I think it gets around 9kmpl in the city and maybe 13-14 kmpl on the highway, in light traffic.

IN THE POWER MODE, DOES IT DROP DRAMATICALLY?

In the Power Mode, it does- only under a hard acceleration. But really when you are in power mode...if you are in Power Mode on the highway you are doing something wrong.

WHY?

The purpose of Power Mode is for immediate acceleration and deceleration needs. When you need to rapidly change your speed. On a highway unless you are drag racing someone down the highway you don’t need to do that. You reach speed and then you turn cruise control on. So while you could maintain Power Mode on a highway, you are doing so for worth - in my opinion - a not worthwhile trade-off for fuel efficiency. The Power Mode is great to get on the highway, to accelerate. And for cutting into a small opening on the road in traffic when you see it. But for maintaining it on a highway - it's a Fool's Errand.

CITY DRIVE

One thing I think this car could benefit from, in the option...in the 7-seater configuration is better side support in the passenger seat. What that means is that when you are seated in the chair, the sides of the captain's chair should come out a little bit more and sort of cradle you into place.

LIKE THE SUBMARINE TYPES WITH THE SIDES EXTENDED?


Yeah, Just slightly extended. Maybe just 5-10 cm extended. That does a huge..makes a huge difference in the feel for the stability of the car.

OF THE CAR? OR THE PASSENGER?

Of the passenger in the car, makes the car feel more stable. Aside from that, the city driving - it's actually a very nice comfortable car. In Eco mode- the acceleration is smooth and gentle. It feels like you are being chauffeured in a much more premium vehicle than this is. And even though it's a large vehicle, it still feels very nimble; it still feels like it's going to be able to respond to you immediately.

NIMBLE IN TERMS OF POWER DELIVERY OR MANOUEVREBILITY?

Manoeuvrability.

Yeah, power delivery in this car is not necessarily the fastest Power Delivery.

Where diesel benefits or where the benefits of diesel come in is Torque. And what that means is that when you are carrying a lot of weight it still responds well to acceleration. What Torque does not necessarily do well is launch the car as if you are trying to accelerate it but then again the purpose of an Innova as a people mover is not to rapidly accelerate you like a sports car will.

SUSPENSION :

The suspension of the car is actually very generous. It handles Delhi's potholes and speed bumps very well. And I've never had a situation where I felt it was too jarring or uncomfortable.

EVEN FOR THE PASSENGERS IN THE 3RD ROW?

The passengers of the 3rd row might have a little bit of a bumpier ride but it is still better than some of the 3 row cars that I have test drove.

BRAKING :

The Braking is very Linear. What I mean by that is: let's say the pedal moves from position 1 to position 10. And on the brake power, it is 0 to 100%. When you move the Brake Pedal from position 1 to 2 you'll get exactly 10% of your braking. When you move it from 1 to 2, you'll have a total 20% of your braking. Whereas some other cars, they start off very little. So let's see you move from position 0 to 1, you'll get maybe 5% of your braking. When you go from 1 to 2 you'll get 7% of your braking. And then the percentages rocket up.

Some cars would that brake immediately. Let's say, from position 0 to 1 on the brake pedal, will give you 20% of your overall braking power.

So what this car does is...it's very linear. Meaning position 1 gives you 10%, 2 gives you 20%, 3 gives you 30%. And so it's very predictable. You know exactly how much power you are gonna get every time you press the pedal.


DRIVING EXPERIENCE : STEERING RESPONSE

Again, this car is not designed to be nimble or to be manoeuvrable or to be sporty. I wouldn't say it's the most responsive steering wheel.

I would say again it's linear. It's predictable. You know what it's going to do. It's boring in terms of how it responds but I think again, for the purpose of this car - a boring response is exactly what you should lean for.


WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY BORING?

It means that there's nothing specifically to say about it. It will do exactly what you want it to do. And it will do it in a comfortable manner. It won't toss you around- the car or it won't let you throw the car around like you've got a sports car.

BUT WOULD YOU BE COMFORTABLE THROWING THIS TALL CAR AROUND?

Oh. No. Certainly not. The centre of gravity is far too high.

BUT THE ROLL WOULD BE THERE?

Yup. The suspension is not tuned for cornering.


HIGHWAY DRIVE :

It's very comfortable.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE IN THE CAR?

7 people with a baby in this car and it works fine. There's plenty of room. The cooling, even in the middle of Rajasthan's heat, is perfectly capable of keeping the car very cool and comfortable across the cabin. Air circulates well and the vehicle- especially the 7-seat configuration allows even the folks in the 3rd row go and stretch their legs a little bit.

BRAKING CONFIDENCE IN THE HIGHWAY AND THE OVERTAKING

The car responds well to a full throttle- a full accelerator press. So acceleration - no issues.
I feel there could be some improvement in the braking. I feel the quality of the brake pads or the brake motors may not be as good as they could be or the brake components itself.

When you start braking under heavy stress you can feel the vehicle- the wheels start to wobble a little bit. What that means is that the brake motors and the brake pads aren't maintaining their rigidity and are flexing under the pressure. And what that means is that when that happens, the brake rotor itself starts bowing a little bit, it starts oscillating a little bit, starts waving. And that waving impacts the brakes which impact the axle, which impact the front of the vehicle- which at the end of the day for the passenger mean a wobblier ride and lost braking power. And absolutely lack of confidence.


SO ANOTHER PERSON SAID THAT EVEN THE STEERING WOULD SHAKE. IS THAT TRUE?

Absolutely. So that's the manifestation of the bad braking engineering on this.

IS IT BECAUSE THE TYRES ARE SMALL?

I don't think they are. Again with tyres it's the cost benefit. The bigger they are the less fuel efficient it is. I think it is a well sized tyre for the car.

From the highway experience- again this car was made with a passenger in mind, not necessarily a driver. And so, even though I had my phone plugged in to that central console as I showed you - I still had a separate remote. So I could just leave my phone sitting in the central console and use a remote to control the head unit to control the entertainment here ;change the music, change the volume or whatever else I chose to do which is again I think a smart move by Toyota to design this car as a passengers' car.


RATINGS:

COMFORT - Getting In/ Getting Out/ Cushioning - 3-3.5/5

The middle seats are very comfortable. This is what the car is designed for - the middle row. The backseats are comfortable enough even for a long drive. The front seat is also comfortable. It could benefit from some side bolsters. If you look at the sides of the driver's seat- you could see there are creases starting to form between me and the door. What that means is that there is a lack of cushioning on the edges where the seats get compressed and released the most often. For this price point I think the Toyota could have done a lot better at this price point. This vehicle costs more than 20 lakhs. For this price point, I think Toyota could have afforded to put some higher quality material especially in the armrest which is like this ratty fabric.


DRIVING COMFORT: Suspension / Steering / Parking Ability - 3.75/5

Altogether considering what this vehicle is designed to do and how well it's able to do what it's designed to do.

SAFETY : Airbags / Braking / Parking Comfort - 4/5

So safety is the reason I bought this car. This is one of the few cars in the Indian market which has the ISOFIX- International standard for cars for child seats. So the centre row has a dedicated point on the seats that allows you to securely and easily, without any error, bolt a car seat or clip a car seat into the car and know that it is properly installed automatically every single time even if you take it out and put it back.

WHAT ELSE WERE THE REASONS OTHER THAN SAFETY?

The other things are - this is one of the few vehicles with a comprehensive airbag package. All the models of this car have front airbags for the driver and the front passenger. And also front driver knee airbag to make sure your knee isn't injured.

IS THAT STANDARD ACROSS ALL VARIANTS?

I believe so. But the part that is not standard across all variants and is there only in the ZS is the side curtain airbag for the middle row. What that means is that in case of a side collision airbags come down over the glass on the doors to protect you from hitting the glass or the glass shattering and cutting you. It's a nice feature. And furthermore ABS is also standard on this vehicle, traction control is and a nice little seatbelt chime- reminds you to be safe as well.

Even though it's such a great safety package, I don't feel like forcing the customer to pay extra for safety is something that should be done.


BUILD QUALITY: Sheet Metal / Door - 3/5

I'm happy with the exterior steel panel. The interior quality of the plastic is cheap- it's all hard plastic. If smashed, it's a very lull sound. Starting down here- it's a cheap hard plastic. It's a cheap hard plastic in the central console. The wood is fake plastic paneling. The dash is also fake. A very hard uncomfortable plastic. For this price point- you can easily find cars which have much nicer interior quality materials.

DESIGN : Look and Feel/ Styling - 4/5

It's very modern in the market here right now. Altogether I think I'll give it a 4.
I think the TATA HEXA beats it out in styling in this class.


Overall : 3.5/5

OTHER CARS CONSIDERED.


I considered the Ford Endeavour, the TATA HEXA, the Hyundai , the Toyota Innova , the Toyota Fortuner.

In all of these my focus was safety. Especially the ISOFIX International Car Seat Standard. At the end of the day, for overall price point and trade-offs between price and features this seemed like the most reliable- the best choice. Also in terms of- being able to resell it within a few years was important and other vehicles have a much smaller second hand market than the Innova does.


CONVINCE ME TO BUY THIS CAR AGAINST THE HEXA OR ANY OTHER CAR. OTHER THAN THE ISOFIX PART.

The reason I would buy this car over the HEXA was the overall safety of the car. I didn’t feel that the TATA Hexa's airbag arrangement was as comprehensive or as safe. The ISOFIX was not present at all. And secondly I'm not entirely sure that TATA has reached a level where they have shaken off- where they have been able to engineer a vehicle with long term stability and reliability as opposed to just the initial showroom appearance.

WHY NOT THE SANTA FE?

Santa Fe was a fantastic option. It had all the bells and whistles. It checked all my boxes. But the price was much higher than the Innova.

WOULD THE SAME GO FOR FORTUNER?

It would. The exact same.

CONVINCE ME NOT TO BUY THE INNOVA:

If you're looking for a vehicle to move your family around ad quietly and safely and calmly- this is fine. If you have any sense of sprit or adventure or yearn for...or any enthusiasm for driving this is not the car for you. This is the passengers' car.

CREASE BETWEEN HIM AND DOOR :

Yes, This crease here. Because you get in and out of the seat a lot. You sit on this part and then you swivel your legs in. And so what that does is that it compresses this every single time you come in and out. As you can see, there is a crease forming, some of the leather here is flaking off which shows that it wouldn't have been a good quality leather. Let me compare to what it should look like.

This is the back seat. And obviously this captain's seat doesn't get as much of an in and out motion. And so therefore it is not as weathered.

So one thing that got me interested about the Innova was the new LCD Screen and the entertainment display that it has. As you can see here, it has an audio feature, it has a navigation service both built into the vehicle. The Audio Features are AM, FM, Bluetooth, AUX and it has AV- Audio Visual input as well. But I never had an opportunity to actually play a video through here. Maybe I should try the CD and USB as well.


SO HOW DOES THE VIDEO PLAY?

I don't know. I've never actually tried it. I think the way it works is - there is USB ports in the center armrest here. And so it plays files based off of that. There is a CD(SLOT ) as well.

Now one important thing that I Think Toyota or Innova did in designing this is realising it's not necessarily a driver's car. It's designed for the passengers in the front and in the back. For example, the main USB connections- these two here are not based down here in the drivers cubby. They are not based in the glove box. They are centred here- in the center armrest. So when you see these cables here coming out forth- this is the port where the music plays on to the head unit.

What that does is allow this to be a passenger vehicle and allows someone in the back seat to quickly and easily plug in their phone in order to play Music; do whatever they want.

The other feature that this has is the GPS navigation. A lot of people nowadays op for using just Google Maps or Ways or some other phone based software for their navigation.


This is Toyota's built-in software.

I've driven cars in other parts of the world also and this is the exact same interface that they sell in Western Europe and the United States as well. So it's a very good, well- designed user interfa
ce.


BUT IS IT AS ACCURATE AS GOOGLE MAPS?

It is, it is. It is very accurate and efficient in terms of the navigation. Obviously the part of it that's missing that Toyota could include but has not included is real-time traffic information. And so being able to have the system automatically pull the traffic information from the Internet or from a land-based Radio Signal would make it much more effective in being able to not use your phone while driving. That's one thing they could do to improve the safety.

I BELIEVE THERE IS A CHIP THAT NEEDS TO BE INSERTED SOMEWHERE.

That's exactly true. So in here there's a micro SD port. On side over here. And it's labelled with Micro SD label. And it says Map Card.

So when you buy this from Toyota, they provide- at least with the higher Trim Models- the SD card with the maps.


AS AN OEM FITMENT?

As an OEM Fitment, right. This is all OEM.

SO THIS MAP HAS TO BE UPDATED? HOW DOES IT WORK?

So the way it usually works is every year, Toyota and their partners - usually TomTom and Garmin or whichever other Large Map provider push out a new SD card. So what it takes into account is - the new roads that have been developed, new traffic patterns and that's what the system uses in order to route you around India.

THE OTHER FEATURES:

Bluetooth is obviously an easy feature. Then of course it has the phone based or this the Bluetooth audio as well; Bluetooth cell phone connection.

IT'S VOICE ACTIVATED?

It is. It is voice activated which I haven't had much luck with.

IT'S NOT UNDERSTANDING YOUR VOICE?

Yeah. Every company has its core expertise. Toyotas is vehicles. It s not voice recognition. You can leave that to companies like Google and Apple and others.

Even though I like this entertainment system a lot very much, one major design flaw is that all the buttons are touch sensitive. Which look great and they minimise moving parts that's less likely to break but while driving you have no tactile feel for where your hands should automatically go and press a button. You HAVE to take your eyes off the road and look at the screen in order to operate it.


ELABORATE TACTILE:

When you are using the Steering Wheel for Example : When I'm driving, I can look straight out in front of me and I know this raised button over her- because it's slightly higher than the ones around it- is the Up and Down. And I know that the lower button is the volume. So your hand just gets used to feeling the bump and knowing which side to press when you need to change the track or to change the volume. So what tactile means is - you can operate without having to look down at it. Your fingers can just feel the difference. On a flat glass panel you don't have this feeling. You have to turn your head - look at the screen in order to make sure you press the volume up as opposed to turning the Stereo off.

THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC CORRECT?

Considering India's traffic here in Delhi I felt automatic was a necessity.

I BELIEVE IT HAS DIFFERENT MODES?

It does. There's a Sports Mode. So Park, Reverse and Neutral are pretty self- explanatory. And then there is a D and a S Mode. The D mode- what it does is - the transmission, the shifting and the gears( the point at which the car shifts gears) are tuned to a comfortable and smooth gear transition. There is no jerk, there is no Downshifting- Upshifting. It just does it smoothly by itself. And then within the D Mode- there is the Eco and then Power mode.

HAVE YOU TRIED THEM?

I have. So what D does is - it optimizes comfort and efficiency. Comfort of Drive - meaning less jerks, less bumps as you accelerate and decelerate. What Eco Mode does is that it optimizes for fuel efficiency.

What that means is that it keeps the Tachometer or the RPMs to a minimum depending on the speed. And so what that does is it shifts the gears sooner in order to maintain a low RPM which saves Gas.

The trade- off is you get all your power at the Higher RPM.

And so that's where Power Mode comes in. Whereas Eco tries to shift at a lower RPM, Power makes an effort to shift at a higher RPM. What that allows you to do is when you are accelerating, it allows to capture the engine's peak performance at between 4000-5000 RPM.


NOT MUCH EARLIER?

It does. So this vehicle has power throughout the RPM band. So the peak horse power and the peak torque comes at between 4000-5000RPM.

I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT IN THE ECO MODE, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFT HAPPENS EARLIER. WHICH ALSO MEANS YOU GET POWER AT A MUCH LOWER RPM.

No. So the way it works is that the engine has a power band. The peak performance is always roughly at the higher RPMs. Now that's again- power. The cost for power is efficiency. So when you aim for high power between 4000-5000 RPM, you sacrifice fuel efficiency. Best fuel efficiency is usually around 1000-3000 RPM. And so when you aim for fuel efficiency, you sacrifice power.

AND WHEN WOULD YOU NEED THE POWER?

The power is really helpful for high altitude driving where there is less oxygen and the car underperforms anyway. And also, if you just wanna have fun.

TRANSMISSION : MOST OF THESE GEAR BOXES- I'VE THOUGHT THAT IF I WERE OVER EAGER TO PRESS THE ACCELERATOR, THE CAR WOULD GROAN. SECONDLY, I COULD SEE AND FEEL THE GEAR SHIFT CHANGE. DO YOU HAVE A SIMILAR FEELING?

Yes.

IS THAT A GOOD THING OR A BAD THING?

It depends on what your goal is. If you are driving to make it as smooth as possible, if you are driving your old family members, you want them to be comfortable and not jerked around. Then it's not a good thing. So obviously, you wouldn't be slamming the accelerator in that situation. But if it's just you driving down the freeway between Delhi and Agra, you just want to go have some fun that jerk when the car shifts and downshifts is actually a little exhilarating.

BUT ISN’T THAT AGAINST THE ENTIRE NORM OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE SMOOTH, THAT'S WHERE THE DSG COMES IN OR THE DUAL SHIFT COMES IN?

Yes. Not everyone can.. uh necessarily get a car that has a DSG. Some people have Innovas or choose Innovas and they still want to take advantage of its sporty-ness.

SO IT'S ACTUALLY NEGATIVE FROM AN AUTOMMATIC PERSPECTIVE? BUT THEN THE PRICE MIGHT BE THE REASON THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING FOR THE DSG.OR IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE?

I think that's a good capture of the trade-offs between a car with a DSG versus a daily drive which you can use in all situations.

THIS CAR ALSO HAS A CRUISE CONTROL?

It does.

HOW DOES IT OPERATE? WHEN DOES IT GET ENGAGED? OR IS THERE ANY NO SUCH LIMIT?

The Cruise Control kicks in after 30 kmph.

And the way it works is - when you are driving- first you have to enable it. You press this button on this side and that enables it.

So when it is not enabled, that is what the center screen looks like.

When I press the button and enable it, this Cruise Control logo comes up. Now that means that the Cruise control is enabled but it does not mean that the Cruise control is engaged.

In order to engage the Cruise control, over here- you just flip it down.

And when you do that, it doesn't reflect on the screen, it still shows the same. But the car responds immediately. The car starts maintaining a speed and RPM.


HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT THE CAR RESPONDED TO THE SETTIG OF YOUR SPEED?

You just let go off the accelerator and you feel the car maintaining its momentum, its speed. And then, that's the set button. That's when you set it at a speed. And then if you want to lower the speed it is set at you just move it down again and that goes down in 1km/hour increment. Or if you wanna raise it move it up.

If you want to disengage the Cruise Control after it's enabled, all you have to do is 2 things. One, you can just pull it towards you and it cancels. It's not the one that says RES. RES is Resume. What you are looking for is this one - it says cancel. Just pull it towards you and it cancels.

The other way to disengage the Cruise Control is to push the Brakes.

The manual override for the brakes gives you driver control of the car and disengages the Cruise Control.


ANYTHING ELSE ON THE DIAL OR THE CENTER DISPLAY SCREEN?

So focusing on the center screen here there's quite a few options and I'll scroll through them. There's information that shows you your present petrol consumption or diesel consumption. Shows you your range, the average kilometres per hour that you drive.

The Eco indicator that shows you a score out of a 100.


THAT'S A DRIVING SCORE?

Correct. Exactly. It breaks it down into Start Cruise and Stop. And then the rough Fuel Consumption comparison. So since I've bought the car I've driven it at a roughly 10 km/litre. And then since the last time I've reset it, I've been doing it a 9.4 km/litre.

RESET WHAT?

The Trip Computer. It also has a built - in compass as part of the Navigation System.

HOW DOES THIS HELP?

Not everybody necessarily uses this. What it does is if you are driving somewhere without GPS, or without the navigation enabled - it allows you to at least have a little bit of a mental bearing about which direction you are headed in.

So let's say you are driving from North Delhi to South Delhi, and you come to a roundabout and you forget which exit from the roundabout you have to take. You know your main goal is to keep moving in the southward direction so you can just aim for the road that is headed south. So that's one possible use case. So this is when it's not being when the navigation is being not enabled. So as you see I've got the map on but I don't have the navigation turned on or enabled and it only shows the compass. So what I'm going to do is I'm going to enable navigation to let’s say the Ashok Hotel in Delhi. As you see here there's the Ashok Hotel on the screen. I select it, I plan the route and immediately the center display changes also. Now it shows me direct turn by turn directions right in front of me. I don't have to look at the screen on the left. What that means is on this screen I can have it be showing what music is playing. And on here, the driver - me can focus on the directions.


IT DOESN'T HAVE PEDAL SHIFT?

There's no pedal shifts. There's no separate pedals. But it does have the manual shifting here. So once you shift the vehicle to Drive Mode you click to the right and it becomes Sports Mode. As you can see on the center display, instead of 'D' it shows 'S' for Sports.

And here, you can shift down.


SO IT'S KIND OF SHOWING YOU THE GEARS?

Exactly. So right know it's just 2. I shift up to 3, I shift up to 4 and 5 and 6. And then, back to park.

ANYTHING ELSE THAT EXCITED YOU AFTER YOU BOUGHT THE CAR?

One thing I think a lot of companies do is that they enable the Bluetooth phone connection but they don't think very thoroughly about where to place the microphone. I've seen companies place the microphone on the dash over here. Where you get a lot of wind and road noise. I've seen them place it here but then you get a lot of audio noise from the cabin. What Toyota has done is they have placed the microphone on the console above. And so here these 3 vents that you see is where the microphone is. Which allows the driver to speak at while looking straight ahead and the microphone up here catches the voice very smoothly.

Then the cup holder here for the driver is also just a nice touch. And also very appreciative feature that I feel they have put in- is that all 4 windows are automatic up and automatic down.

Not meaning that they are power windows but- let's say this is my Driver window; I just push it down once and it goes down all the way.

It's one touch up and down and it's for all 4 windows.


DOES IT HAVE A PINCH GUARD?

It does. I hope. Let's find out.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONER?

So most vehicles have two dials to control the air conditioning. The fan speed and the temperature. But what that means is in order to get a temperature that you are comfortable at you have to first blast the air conditioning or blast the heat and then when you get there, you have to adjust the fan down or adjust the temperature down to maintain that exact 22 - 22.5 or 24 to 24.5 Celsius Range.

What this allows you to do is that you set the temperature you are most comfortable at. I personally like to travel at 24 degrees. And then I press Auto. When that's lit up, it'll adjust the fan speed and it'll adjust the temperature of the air that's coming out automatically.

So for example I'll adjust this down to 22. So you'll see the fan speed automatically goes up until the car's temperature becomes 22. And once it becomes 22 it'll drop back down the fan speed, because it doesn't need to blow air in your face anymore.


AND WHAT ARE THESE BUTTONS?

So Rear allows the passengers in the rear to control the Air Conditioning by themselves.

SO IF YOU PUT IT OFF, THE REAR PASSENGER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESET IT.

The rear passenger at that point would be forced to live with whatever temperature and speed you have in the front. Pressing this will allow them little bit of dual zone climate control.

Then the AIR CONDITIONING button is not dual zone. Either the whole vehicle is Air Conditioning or the whole vehicle is not.

Then Circulating - This allows you to maintain interior Air Circulation or if you want outside fresh air- you turn it off and it pulls in air from outside.

The front button allows you to blow air specifically into the front wind shield in case it's foggy or starts becoming clouded.

This button here blows the air at the passenger's head, the passenger's feet and at the wind shield. This is useful for the Winter. In winter, it's good because it allows the wind shield to heat up also which prevents the condensation from forming on the windshield.

REAR is what enables the Defogger on the rear glass.

And OFF just turns everything off.


EVERYTHING LOOKS VERY VERY PREMIUM, CORRECT?

The car is very premium. It's not actual wood grain. It's a plastic. But it still looks ( good) and has a very nice gloss to it.

AND THE LEATHER- THE FABRIC?

There's fabric on the armrest which matches with the Mocha Brown Leather of the car seats. And the front compartment is chilled- so you could put a water bottle in there for long drives and have it remain at a chilled temperature.

THE TEMPERATURE THAT YOU KEPT IT AT? IT DOESN'T FREEZE?

It does not freeze. It maintains the same temperature as the dual glove box temperature.

The bottom glove box is where you can keep your papers.
One critique I have about the interiors is the fabric on the armrest.
You can't see it in the dark coz it's dark and it's close in. It is nice but the problem is it gets ruined and dirty and matted down soon. Every 6 months or so, it requires a wet sponge cleaning.

The door locks- also automatic when you hit a certain speed, they automatically lock.


AMBIENT LIGHT IN THE INNOVA IS PRETTY INTERESTING.

It is, it is. Not so much in the front; but in the rear there is a whole suite of ambient lighting that light up the car.

So there is a blue LED light around the edge which gives the entire rear cabin a very premium feel. Again, I think the Innova was smartly designed as a passenger's car, not a driver's car necessarily. So there's a lot of creature comfort and luxuries that are focused on the passengers in the back.

Pros

  • Luxurious Cabin
  • Powerful Performance
  • High Fuel-Efficiency 

Cons

  • Average Boot 
  • Uncomfortable Third Row 
  • Exorbitant Price

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New car comparison between Toyota Innova Crysta and Maruti Suzuki WagonR and MG Hector created by new car buyers actively considering and evaluating these cars for a future purchase. 


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