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Toyota Hilux Vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross: Specification and Features Comparison

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Toyota India has finally unveiled the mighty Hilux 4×4 pickup truck in India. Its pre-launch bookings are now underway, while deliveries will begin from March 2022. Though it falls in a niche segment, it has a distinct following and the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross was enjoying its exclusivity in this segment till now. So, here we have compared these two lifestyle vehicles to see which one is the better, at least on paper:-

Toyota Hilux 4×4 Vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross: Dimensions

 ParametersToyota HiluxIsuzu D-Max V-Cross
Ground clearance216mm225mm

Both these 5-seater trucks come in double-cab body style and have a robust road presence. However, the Toyota Hilux is slightly longer (+30mm) than the D-Max V-Cross. But the Isuzu’s pickup is wider (+5mm), taller (+25mm), and has more ground clearance (+9mm) and wheelbase (+10mm) than the Toyota vehicle. 

Engine Specifications

 Toyota HiluxIsuzu D-Max V-Cross
Engine2.8-litre diesel1.9-litre diesel
No of Cylinders44
Max Power204PS163PS
Peak Torque500Nm360Nm
Transmission6-speed manual / automatic 6-speed manual / automatic

The Hilux comes with Fortuner’s 204PS 2.8-litre diesel engine that is 51PS/140Nm more powerful and torquier than the V-Cross’ 1.9-litre unit. However, the Isuzu also offers the V-Cross with 4×2 drivetrain options.

Features Comparison

Exterior: –

 Toyota HiluxIsuzu D-Max V-Cross
LED Projector Headlamps
LED Taillamps
Alloy Wheels✅ (18-inch)✅ (18-inch)

Comfort and Convenience: –

 Toyota HiluxIsuzu D-Max V-Cross
Auto Headlamps
Rain Sensing Wipers
Powered Driver’s Seat
Keyless Entry with Push Button Start
Touchscreen Infotainment✅ (8-inch)✅ (7-inch)
Apple Carplay and Android Auto
Cruise Control
Automatic AC✅ (dual-zone)✅ (single)
Multifunction Steering
Drive ModesPower and Eco


 Toyota HiluxIsuzu D-Max V-Cross
No of Airbags76
ABS with EBD
Hill Start Assist❌  
Hill Descent Assist
Electronic Stability Control
Auto limited-slip differential  
Traction Control
Parking Sensors✅ (Front + Rear)✅ (Rear only) 
Brake Override System
Rear View Camera  

Off-Road Features

 Toyota HiluxIsuzu D-Max V-Cross
Transfer Case ✅ (Shift-on-fly with High Torque Mode)
Front & Rear Electronic Differential Locks
Auto Limited Slip Differential (A-LSD)
Tyre Angle Monitor System

The Hilux is clearly better equipped than the V-Cross. It would have been better if Isuzu had offered the V-Cross with more off-road features.

Price Range

Prices of the Toyota Hilux 4×4 pickup truck will be announced in March 2022. However, the brand is likely to price it between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 30 lakh (ex-showroom). If it does, it will be much more expensive than the D-Max V-Cross (Rs 19.05 lakh to Rs 25.59 lakh).

Toyota Hilux Review: –

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