Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Vs Kia Seltos Spec Comparison

The Hyundai Creta-rivalling Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is the first strong-hybrid SUV in its class

The recently showcased Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is currently being looked at as one of the most promising contenders in the midsize SUV segment. With established rivals like the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos already bringing in the majority of sales, the Toyota Hyryder definitely faces stiff competition. If you are also planning to buy a new D-segment SUV soon, here is a detailed Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Vs Kia Seltos comparison that will help you understand the two cars better.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Vs Kia Seltos Design And Dimensions

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Vs Kia Seltos

Speaking of the design first, the Toyota Hyryder boasts an aggressive and sporty design that makes it look fresh and premium. Unlike most of the rivals that feature a boxy look, the Hyryder impressed with the sharp styling cues that make it look similar to most of the brand’s global SUVs. For those wondering, the Urban Cruiser Hyryder measures 4365 mm in length, 1795 mm in width, and 1635 in height.

Also Read: Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Vs Hyundai Creta Spec Comparison

The Kia Seltos on the other hand also gets a sporty and aggressive design but features a boxy silhouette that gives it a better SUV-ish road presence. A sleek tiger grille at the front, sharp LED headlamps, smart alloy wheel design and a subtle rear profile are some of the highlighting factors that distinguish the Seltos from its rivals. In terms of dimensions, the Seltos measures 4315 mm in length, 1800 mm in width, and 1645 in height. A detailed dimension comparison is given below in the table:

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Kia Seltos
Length 4365 mm 4315 mm
Width 1795 mm 1800 mm
Height 1635 mm 1645 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm 2610 mm
Tyre Size R-17 R-17/ R-18 (X Line)

Engine, Gearbox, and Performance

As you must be knowing, the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is offered with two engine options – a 1.5L mild-hybrid unit and a 1.5L strong-hybrid petrol. The 1.5L NA K series mild-hybrid unit churns out a peak power and torque output of 103 hp and 135 Nm respectively. This engine is available with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. The strong hybrid on the other hand churns out a max power output of 115 hp. This engine comes mated to an e-CVT and is expected to return over 20 kmpl in real-life traffic conditions. In case you are still wondering, no diesel engine is being offered with the Urban Cruiser Hyryder.

Also Read: Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Variants And Features Explained

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Vs Kia Seltos

The Kia Seltos is also available with two engine options. These include a 1497 cc, 4 cylinder petrol and a 1353 cc, 4 cylinder turbo petrol engine. While the naturally aspirated unit delivers maximum power and torque output of 115 hp and 144 Nm respectively, the turbo unit on the other hand delivers 140 hp and 242 Nm of peak torque. Four gearbox options are being offered with the Seltos depending on the variant you opt for. These include a 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT, CVT, and a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Mild Hybrid
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Strong Hybrid Kia Seltos NA Petrol Kia Seltos Turbo Petrol
Engine 1462 cc, 4 cylinder NA Mild-Hyrbid 1490 cc, 3 cylinder Strong Hybrid 1497 cc, 4 cylinder NA petrol 1353 cc, 4-cylinder turbo petrol
Max. Power 103 hp 115 hp 115 hp 140 hp
Max. Torque 135 Nm NA 144 Nm 242 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/ 6-speed torque converter E-Drive Transmission 6MT/ 6iMT/ CVT 6-speed/ 7-speed DCT
Emission Norm BS6 BS6 BS6 BS6

Final Verdict

While both these SUVs offer a strong package to the buyers, it is the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyyryder that has an edge over the Seltos with its refined and fuel-efficient powertrain and a better-looking exterior design. The Kia Seltos on the other hand offers a more practical and premium cabin, a long features list, and conventional looks. Picking a clear winner here is difficult and you should make a choice depending on your individual needs and requirements.

Also Read: Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Variants And Features Explained

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.