Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross: specifications comparison


The lifestyle pickup truck segment is currently limited to just one vehicle in India – the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. But that’s about to change soon as Toyota is all geared up for the launch of the Hilux pickup in the coming weeks. Unofficial bookings for the Toyota Hilux have also commenced ahead of its launch in January.

This, of course, is a niche segment in India and the Isuzu will have a direct rival for the first time, ever since it went on sale in 2016. That said, the Hilux shares its underpinnings with the Fortuner and Innova Crystand as such, will be positioned a notch above the Isuzu D-max. Here we have put together the technical specifications of both trucks to see which comes out on top, on paper.

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross – dimensions

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross – Dimensions
Toyota Hilux Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
Length 5325mm 5295mm
Width 1855mm 1860mm
Height 1865mm 1840mm
Wheelbase 3085mm 3095mm
Wheel-size 18-inch 18-inch

Both the Toyota Hilux and the Isuzu D-Max are rather large vehicles, measuring nearly 5.3 meters in length. However, it is the Toyota Hilux that is longer by 30mm. And while the Isuzu D-Max is just 5mm wider than the Hilux, the latter has the advantage in terms of height by 25mm. 

If you thought the size of the Isuzu D-Max was already intimidating, the Hilux takes it up a notch. However, despite being shorter in length, the Isuzu D-Max has a 10mm longer wheelbase. Both pickup trucks ride on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels.

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross – engine and gearbox 

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross – engine and gearbox
Toyota Hilux Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
Engine 2.8-litre, 4-cyl, turbo-diesel 1.9-litre 4-cyl, turbo-diesel
Power 204hp 163hp
Torque 420Nm/500Nm (AT) 360Nm
Manual gearbox 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
Automatic gearbox 6-speed torque converter 6-speed torque converter
Drive type 4x2, 4x4 4x2, 4x4

Although Toyota hasn’t confirmed what engines the Hilux will be offered with here, we expect it to be powered by the Fortuner’s 2.8-litre diesel engine. This engine produces 204hp and 420Nm of peak torque (500Nm with the automatic gearbox), although exact gearbox details are yet to be confirmed. This engine in the Fortuner is offered with both manual and automatic gearboxes, and we expect the same for the Hilux as well. Similarly, we expect Toyota to offer both 4x2 and 4x4 configurations on the Hilux, just as it does with the Fortuner.

In comparison, the Isuzu D-Max is powered by a much smaller 150hp, 360Nm, 1.9-litre diesel engine, which is a considerable 41hp and 60Nm (140Nm in case of the automatic) down on the Hilux. Isuzu also offers both 6-speed manual and automatic gearboxes along with 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations on the D-Max V-Cross. Toyota could also offer the Innova Crsyta’s 150hp, 2.4-litre diesel engine on the Hilux, in a bid to position it at an aggressive price point in the market.

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross – price 

Toyota Hilux vs Isuzu D-Max V-Cross – price
Toyota Hilux (expected) Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
Price (ex-showroom, Mumbai) Rs 25 lakh – Rs 30 lakh Rs 21.32 lakh – Rs 25.84 lakh

The Isuzu D-Max V-Cross is currently priced between Rs 21.32 lakh-25.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). Meanwhile, the Toyota Hilux is expected to priced between Rs 25 lakh-30 lakh. Although the Hilux could be significantly more premium than the Isuzu D-Max, Toyota could price it aggressively, given that there will be a lot of parts shared with the Innova Crysta and Fortuner.  

Are you excited about the launch of the Hilux in India? Let us know in the comments below.

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