Toyota Innova Crysta 2021 Review – What Does the New Facelifted MPV Offer?

Read the review of 2021 Toyota Innova Crysta MPV and know in detail about its prices, performance, specifications, exterior & interior features, mileage and more.

Toyota Innova Crysta Review

In 2016, the giant leap of the quintessential ‘Innova’ in the form of ‘Innova Crysta’ further fostered the premium MPV’s image in its segment. The capacious cabin studded with practical features, Toyota’s bomb-proof reliability, capable drivetrains and high resale value makes it a favourite of one and all. Banking on its exuberant past, the Japanese carmaker recently introduced the latest iteration of Toyota Innova Crysta in India.

So, let’s sneak into what all freshness and enrichments 2021 Crysta have to offer this time as the undisputed segment leader.

Price

2021 Toyota Innova Crysta
Trim Name Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)
PETROL
Innova Crysta GX MT 16,26,000
Innova Crysta GX MT 16,31,000
Innova Crysta GX AT 17,62,000
Innova Crysta GX AT 17,67,000
Innova Crysta VX MT 19,70,000
Innova Crysta ZX AT 22,48,000
DIESEL
Innova Crysta G MT 16,64,000
Innova Crysta G MT 16,69,000
Innova Crysta G+ MT 17,92,000
Innova Crysta G+ MT 17,97,000
Innova Crysta GX MT 18,07,000
Innova Crysta GX MT 18,12,000
Innova Crysta GX AT 19,38,000
Innova Crysta GX AT 19,43,000
Innova Crysta VX MT 21,59,000
Innova Crysta VX MT 21,64,000
Innova Crysta ZX MT 23,13,000
Innova Crysta ZX AT 24,33,000

The new Innova Crysta variant range is priced between Rs 16.26 – 24.33 lakh. The Crysta petrol line-up starts from Rs 16.26 lakh (GX MT) and goes up to Rs 22.48 lakh (ZX AT). Moreover, the diesel variant choice opens at Rs 17.62 lakh (G MT) and stretches till Rs 24.33 lakh (ZX AT). Compared to the prices of the predecessor model the new 2021 Innova sees a price jump of Rs 20,000 – Rs 70,000. All prices given are of ex-showroom, Delhi.

Engine & Performance

2021 Toyota Innova Crysta
Engine Spec
2.7-litre Petrol Power 166PS @ 5200rpm
Torque 245Nm @ 4000rpm
Transmission 5-speed MT, 6-speed AT
2.4-litre Diesel Power 150PS @ 3400rpm
Torque 343Nm @ 1400-2800rpm
Transmission 5-speed MT, 6-speed AT

Despite being an MPV the Innova Crysta has always been a driver’s car due to its plush driving dynamics and high-performance engine under the hood. The BS6 compliant 2.7L, 4-inline cylinder, 16V Dual VVT-i petrol engine gives out 166PS of maximum power at 5200rpm and highest torque value of 245Nm at 4000rpm. The engine is mated to a choice of 5-speed manual gearbox and 6-speed automatic with sequential-shift transmission.

Toyota Innova Crysta Comfort Engine & Specifications

The diesel companion is a BS6 2.4L 4-inline cylinder, common rail diesel engine with intercooler and variable nozzle turbo-charger generates peak power of 150PS at 3400rpm and top torque of 343Nm at 1400-2800rpm. On the transmission front, the diesel engine gets similar 5-speed MT and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox as seen on the petrol engine. Both the engines are presented with two drive modes namely Eco and Power. Mechanicals as a whole see no tweaks and continue to produce identical power and torque numbers.

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Exterior & Dimensions

Being a mid-life facelift, the 2021 Innova Crysta receives minor changes in its exteriors. The front of new Innova features a freshly designed grille with gloss black finish and chunky chrome word surrounding the bottom of it. It gets tweaked LED headlamps with chrome accents flanking the front grille. The front bumper features modifications in the form of stylish side indicator placement and new circular fog lamps near the skid plate. The side profile change comes in the form of a new set of dual-tone alloy wheels, while the Innova rear goes untouched.

The features that continue to be a part of the Toyota MPV comprise of power adjust ORVMs,  headlamp levelling (manual/auto), shark fin antenna, black-out door frame, rear spoiler with integrated high mount stop lamp, cooled glove box, rear window wiper and defogger, and others.

The 2021 Toyota Innova Crysta measures a huge 4735mm in length, 1830mm in width, and 1795mm in height alongside carries a class-leading wheelbase of 2750mm.

Interior & Features

Toyota Innova Crysta Interior

Like the outside, the changes witnessed inside the compartment are mild, especially in terms of cabin layout that remains nearly intact. The dashboard and the steering gets a darker faux wood shade inserts. While the leather upholstery features three colour choices viz. Hazel Brown, Black and Camel Tan, compared to two options (Hazel Brown and Ivory) in the earlier model.

Toyota Innova Crysta Comfort

New attributes to the equipment list comprise of larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and parking sensors at the front. Furthermore, the other elements that continue to be a part of the feature list include MID, illuminated entry, 4/6-speakers, power windows, power outlet with USB fasting charging, cruise control, auto AC with rear AC vents, tilt and telescopic steering, 8-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat and ambient lighting.

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Safety

Toyota Innova Crysta Safety

Safety has been a priority with Innova which it continues to offer in the form of 7 SRS airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, hill launch assist, front and rear seatbelts, reverse monitor, seat and door ajar warning, clutch start system and many more.

Mileage

The new Innova Crysta is more focused towards performance still its petrol version is capable of delivering a fuel efficiency of around 10-11 kmpl and around 13-15 kmpl with its diesel engine.

Rivals

The 2021 Innova Crysta is pitted against the likes of MG Hector Plus, Kia Carnival, Tata Gravitas (upcoming) and Tata Hexa BS6.

Verdict

The latest upgrade of Innova makes it more appealing, upmarket and tech-loaded. The availability of automatic in both petrol and diesel variants provide the buyers with a wholesome choice. Despite being slightly overpriced (especially, the top-end trims) the value it offers in the form of reliability, comfort, versatility, resale and performance, which no other car offers as a package, Innova again emerges as an invincible winner.

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