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Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra Scorpio N: Comparison of an SUV and MPV

by Navyatha Sandiri
Toyota Innova Crysta vs Mahindra Scorpio N

The brand-new Scorpio N SUV was released by Mahindra. Customers reacted positively to the SUV in spades. The Scorpio N received over 1 lakh reservations within 30 minutes of opening for business. In the upcoming months, deliveries for the same are anticipated to begin. The vehicle has already arrived at showrooms, and test drives are also possible. Online, there are many videos about the Scorpio N SUV. Here is a thorough video comparison of the Toyota Innova Crysta vs the Mahindra Scorpio N.

Team Car Delight has posted the footage on their YouTube channel. The exterior, inside, and space supplied by both automobiles are discussed in this video by the vlogger. Although the Mahindra Scorpio N and the Toyota Innova Crysta are from different segments, they are both quite well-liked there. The Scorpio N has much bolder exterior styling than the Innova Crysta, which has a proper premium MPV-like exterior styling.

Innova Crysta has halogen high-beam lights, while Scorpio N has LED headlamps. When compared to the sequential turn indicator in the Scorpio N, the turn indicators on the Innova Crysta are halogen. Both cars come equipped with projector LED fog lamps. Innova Crysta has 17-inch alloy wheels, while Scorpio N has 18-inch ones for the side profile. Scorpio N is higher and wider than Innova Crysta, and Innova Crysta is a little bit longer. The Scorpio N’s rear features very busy-looking LED tail lamps. On the other hand, the Innova Crysta has a straightforward-looking rear with halogen tail lamps.


The vlogger opens the boot to demonstrate the amount of space both cars provide when all three rows are occupied. With all three rows up, the Innova Crysta provided greater room. Innova Crysta receives 50:50 split seats, whereas Mahindra had offered benches for the third row. This increases the third row’s usefulness on the Innova Crysta. Going inside, the Innova Crysta gives the driver a commanding position and provides the passengers with a respectable amount of under-thigh support. Compared to the Innova Crysta, the driver’s seat in the Scorpio N is a little higher. Better under-thigh support is also provided by the seats.

Innova Crysta’s second-row seats are captain’s chairs, however, the Scorpio N in this video has bench seats. Both the Scorpio N and the Innova Crysta have comfortable second-row seats, however, the captain’s chairs in the Innova have a greater degree of recline than the ordinary seats. To reach the third row in the Innova Crysta, the seats may be tipped down from both sides. This feature is only available from Mahindra on one side. Compared to the Innova Crysta, Mahindra’s Scorpio N has more features. Innova Crysta has a somewhat better third-row room. When it comes to driving, the Scorpio N’s gasoline version is more enjoyable, whereas the Innova’s diesel version was preferred by the vlogger. He says that Scorpio N’s NVH levels are superior to those of Innova Crysta.

This time around, we compare the Mahindra Scorpio N and Toyota Innova Crysta in Zig’s performance testing report. In essence, this comparison might not be fair because one vehicle is an SUV and the other is an MPV. Underneath their distinctive top hats, both cars, however, have the same body-on-frame chassis, rear-wheel drive, and sizable diesel engine. In this test, we’ll determine which vehicle is faster and has better brakes.

Specs Check

Specifications                Mahindra Scorpio N                Toyota Innova Crysta
Engine                            2.2-litre, 4 cylinder             2.4-litre 4 cylinder turbo-diesel           
Power                                                175PS                              150PS
Torque                                             400Nm                              360Nm
Transmission                               6-speed AT                         6-speed AT
Drive                                      Rear wheel drive                Rear wheel drive

Despite having a smaller displacement than the Innova Crysta, the Scorpio N produces about 25 PS and 40 Nm more power. Additionally, the Mahindra gives you the option of four-wheel drive; however, we have included the two-wheel-drive model to maintain a fair comparison with the Innova Crysta.

Test of Acceleration

The Scorpio N won the acceleration test because of its more potent diesel engine and quick automatic gearbox. Although the Innova Crysta isn’t a slouch for its size and weight, its slow-shifting six-speed automatic transmission could improve the overall driving experience. The roll-on acceleration test, where the MPV was about 2.5 seconds slower, made this very clear.

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Performance in Braking

Better equipment than the Innova is found in the Scorpio N, which features disc brakes on all four corners and bigger 255-section tyres. The MPV rides on tyres with a somewhat thinner section and depends on discs up front and drums in the back. In that case, Innova may be at a disadvantage. But the outcomes in actual life are quite different:

                                                Scorpio N                            Innova Crysta
100-0kmph                         44.85 metres                          42.51 metres
80-0kmph                           28.14 metres                          26.28 metres

The Innova Crysta has higher stopping power in this case even if it does not have better hardware. The huge MPV stops faster than the Scorpio N thanks to powerful brake bite and properly calibrated ABS.

Price and Conclusion

When it comes to overall performance, the Scorpio N outperforms the Innova; yet, when it comes to braking performance, the opposite is true. Therefore, it is safe to say that a tie is the best result for this test. Check out the video below, where we put both vehicles through their paces, to see how they compare in terms of cornering, on-road ride, and handling.