Need an AT SUV: Top spec Nexon, XUV300 or consider lower spec Hyryder

I was also looking at Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder NeoDrive-S and it has almost all the features that I am looking for.

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Hello all,

I am looking for a (sub) compact SUV with the following features:

  • Safety.
  • Automatic transmission.
  • Sufficient space for five adults (ideally, three should sit comfortably in the back row).
  • Cruise control, rear view camera.
  • ISOFIX seatbelt.

I have shortlisted Tata Nexon XZA+ (HS) and Mahindra XUV300 W8(O). Nexon’s on-road price in Delhi is around INR 13.60 L and that of XUV300 is around INR 15.4 L. I was also looking at Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder’s NeoDrive-S and it has almost all the features that I am looking for. So I was wondering, is it better to go for a higher-end variant in a lower segment (subcompact SUV) or a lower-end variant in a higher segment (compact SUV)?

Here’s what GTO had  to say on the matter:

Couple of thoughts:

  • All 3 cars on your shortlist are top-class.
  • But in MT. The AMT of the Nexon & XUV300 sucks.
  • For its smooth torque-converter AT alone, I will pick the Urban Cruiser Hyryder over the other options.
  • Where the Toyota AT will offer you a smooth driving experience, the Tata & Mahindra AMTs will be terribly jerky. AMTs are also trouble-prone in the longer term.
  • To answer the query in the thread title, here’s a related discussion.

Here’s what BHPian Shreyans_Jain had to say on the matter:

Please understand that all three cars are effectively from the same segment – Hyryder is essentially a decked up Brezza. They are the same car underneath.

The USP of the Toyota is the strong hybrid powertrain. If you are not opting for it, might as well save some money and go for the Brezza instead.

That being said, if you are looking to buy a manual, you will be better served by both XUV300 and Nexon with their superior turbo petrol engines, sturdier built, more spacious cabins and better ride and handling packages. But if you want an automatic, steer clear of them both, their AMTs suck. In that case, you are limited to the Brezza or Hyryder or Grand Vitara (all three are mechanically the same so it’s your personal preference), or you can look towards to Hyundai Kia duopoly.

Since you are from Delhi, where distances are long, my personal suggestion will be that you go for the base S model of the strong hybrid Hyryder at about 17.25L. It is the best value variant of this entire lot of cars.

Here’s what BHPian antz.bin had to say on the matter:

Just saw that you are from Delhi.

Any specific reason for not opting for a Nexon EV Prime / Max XZ?

It should be able to give you all the items that you need as part of your requirements. With the added benefit of practically negligible running costs, lower interest rates on loan AND savings on loan interest of about 4k/month, effectively removing any price penalty.

And finally, there will never be a NGT sword hanging above it.

Think about it. Do you really need an ICE car?

Here’s what BHPian ani_meher had to say on the matter:

Are you specifically looking for a 4m car? Because if that’s the case, you may feel the Hyryder to be too big. It is one size bigger externally, and internally it’s about the same as Brezza.

I would recommend you to test drive the Brezza too. The top end ZXI+ automatic version is about a lakh cheaper than the base automatic Hyryder, and the features like 360 camera, compact size etc come in handy if you have city use.

Here’s what BHPian Kosfactor had to say on the matter:

I am of the opinion that a bigger vehicle tends to stay with the owner for longer, the space premium and prestige associated with it often affords the feel good factor. Think of DZire Vs Honda City, Grand Vitara Vs Brezza.

As your earnings increase (possible) the running costs become more affordable down the line. However you will miss things on the inside, sometimes the number of airbags. AT etc.

Brezza top spec MT is same cost as Hyryder S Neo drive MT, I will take the bigger car any day.

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