Elantra vs Innova Crysta vs Rexton vs Corolla Altis vs CRV vs Octavia vs Jetta vs Cruze vs Yeti Comparison. Which is the Best Car under 25 Lakh Rupees in India?

Best car up to 25 Lakh Rs. in India:


Firstly, what all options are available in the market below 25 Lakh?
For a budget of up to 25 Lakh rupees, you can choose from three full-size SUVs, Honda CR-V, Ssangyong Rexton & Skoda Yeti, five C-segment sedans Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Jetta, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Corolla Altis & Chevrolet Cruze, and THE one and only MPV, Toyota Innova Crysta. In terms of actual sales, the Innova Crysta sells more than the rest of the eight competitors put together, and that too by a huge margin. What we are trying to find out is whether the Innova Crysta is really so overwhelmingly superior compared to rest of the options, or are the customers simply buying the wrong vehicle, just because they aren't aware of other choices?

Price Comparison:

You can choose from a mix of base models of the CR-V and Rexton or top-end variants of other cars available below 25 Lakhs. You can choose from manual variants of the three SUVs or the automatic variants of all other cars for a budget up to 25 Lakhs. In terms of feature content, the Octavia Style Plus is simply head and shoulders above the other competitors, followed by the Skoda Yeti and Hyundai Elantra. The CR-V is the least feature laden vehicle of the lot, followed by the Rexton. Although the Rexton holds the unique advantage of being the only vehicle in this test equipped with a 4 Wheel Drive System.

SUVs: 
Honda CR-V 2.0 2WD MT Petrol – 25.50 Lakh
Ssangyong Rexton RX5 Diesel – 24.90 Lakh
Skoda Yeti Style 4x2 Diesel – 25.60 Lakh

MPV: 
Toyota Innova Crysta 2.8 ZX AT Diesel – 24.15 Lakh & 2.7 ZX AT Petrol – 22.65 Lakh

Sedans: 
Toyota Corolla Altis VL AT Petrol – 21.60 Lakh
Hyundai Elantra 1.6 SX (O) AT Diesel – 22.50 Lakh, 2.0 SX (O) AT Petrol – 20.65 Lakh
Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI Style Plus AT Petrol – 24.60 Lakh, 2.0 TDI CR Ambition Plus AT Diesel – 24.50 Lakh
Volkswagen Jetta Highline TDI AT Diesel – 24.65 Lakh
Chevrolet Cruze LTZ AT Diesel – 20.70 Lakh

Features Comparison:
Common Features: ABS, ESP, Airbags - 2, Climate Control, Power Steering, Power Windows, Central Locking, Keyless Entry, Stereo: FM, USB, Aux, Bluetooth + 4 Speakers & 2 Tweeters, Steering Wheel Switches, Parking Sensors, Rear Defogger, Driver's Seat Height Adjust, Electrically Adjustable & Folding Mirrors, Fog Lamps, Alloy Wheels, LED DRLs, Leather Upholstery, Cruise Control, Tilt & Telescopic Steering, Boot Lamp, Fuel Computer, Electric Tailgate Release, Rear AC Vents

CR-V 2.0 2WD MT: Side Airbags, Parking Camera, Dual Zone Climate Control, Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Leather Upholstery

Rexton RX5: Side Airbags, Touchscreen, Navigation, 4x4 TOD System with Low Ratio, Hill Descent Control, Electric Sunroof

Yeti Style 4x2: Side & Curtain Airbags, Parking Camera, Front Parking Sensors, Xenon HID Headlamps with Auto Levelling, Hill Hold, Cornering Lamps, Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Touchscreen, Dual Zone Climate Control, Auto Dimming Inside & Outside Mirrors, Outside Mirror Defogger, Hill Descent Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Leather Upholstery, Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers

Innova Crysta VX AT: Side & Knee Airbag, Parking Camera, Automatic Light Sensing LED Projector Headlamps, Hill Hold, Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Leather Upholstery

Corolla Altis VL AT: Parking Camera, Automatic Light Sensing LED Projector Headlamps, Gearshift Paddles, Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Touchscreen, Navigation, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Rear Sunshade, Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers, Auto Dimming Inside Mirror

Elantra SX O AT: Side & Curtain Airbags, Parking Camera, Automatic Light Sensing Xenon HID Headlamps, Hill Hold, Automatic Tailgate Opening, Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Dual Zone Climate Control, Touchscreen, Navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Electric Sunroof, Leather Upholstery, Ventilated Front Seats, Auto Front Windscreen Defog, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Auto Dimming Inside Mirror

Jetta Highline AT: Side & Curtain Airbags, Xenon HID Headlamps with Auto Levelling, Cornering Lamps, Gearshift Paddles, Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Leather Upholstery, Fatigue Detection, Hill Hold, Dual Zone Climate Control, Rain Sensing Wipers, Auto Dimming Inside Mirror

Cruze LTZ AT: Side Airbags, Parking Camera, Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Electric Sunroof, Leather Upholstery, Touchscreen, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers, Auto Dimming Inside Mirror

Octavia Style Plus AT: Side & Curtain Airbags, Parking Camera, Front Parking Sensors, Automatic Light Sensing & Adaptive Xenon HID Headlamps, Hill Hold, Gearshift Paddles, Cornering Lamps, Electrically Adjustable Driver’s Seat, Touchscreen, Navigation, Dual Zone Climate Control, Auto Dimming Inside & Outside Mirrors, Outside Mirror Defogger, Hill Descent Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Panoramic Electric Sunroof, Push Button Start & Smart Key, Leather Upholstery, Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers

Octavia Ambition Plus AT: Side Airbags, Front Parking Sensors, Automatic Light Sensing & Adaptive Xenon HID Headlamps, Hill Hold, Gearshift Paddles, Cornering Lamps, Touchscreen, Dual Zone Climate Control, Auto Dimming Inside & Outside Mirrors, Outside Mirror Defogger, Hill Descent Control, Leather Upholstery, Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers

Performance & Drivability:  

Power-to-weight (PS/ton): 
CR-V 2.0 - 106, Rexton - 79, Yeti 4x2 - 76
Innova Crysta Petrol - 93, Innova Crysta Diesel - 93
Octavia Diesel - 103, Jetta Diesel - 94, Elantra Diesel - 94, Cruze Diesel - 106
Octavia 1.8 Petrol - 131, Elantra Petrol - 114, Corolla Petrol - 112

Torque-to-Weight (Nm/ton): 
CR-V 2.0 - 129, Rexton - 165, Yeti 4x2 - 173
Innova Crysta Petrol - 137, Innova Crysta Diesel - 193
Octavia Diesel - 229, Jetta Diesel - 214, Elantra Diesel - 190, Cruze Diesel - 231
Octavia 1.8 Petrol - 182, Elantra Petrol - 144, Corolla Petrol - 138

Power (PS@rpm): 
CR-V 2.0 – 156@6500, Rexton – 162@400, Yeti 4x2 – 110@4200
Innova Crysta Petrol – 166@5200, Innova Crysta Diesel – 174@3400
Octavia Diesel – 143@4000, Jetta Diesel – 140@4200, Elantra Diesel – 128@4000, Cruze Diesel – 166@3800
Octavia 1.8 Petrol – 180@5100-6200, Elantra Petrol – 156@6200, Corolla Petrol – 140@6400

Torque (Nm@rpm): 
CR-V 2.0 – 190@4300, Rexton – 340@1800-3250, Yeti 4x2 – 250@1500-2500
Innova Crysta Petrol – 245@4000, Innova Crysta Diesel – 360@1200-3400
Octavia Diesel – 320@1750-3000, Jetta Diesel – 320@1750-2500, Elantra Diesel – 260@1900-2750, Cruze Diesel – 360@2000
Octavia 1.8 Petrol – 250@1250-5000, Elantra Petrol – 192@4000, Corolla Petrol – 173@4000

Kerb Weight (kg): 
CR-V 2.0 - 1475, Rexton - 2060, Yeti 4x2 - 1445
Innova Crysta Petrol - 1790, Innova Crysta Diesel - 1870
Octavia Diesel - 1395, Jetta Diesel - 1493, Elantra Diesel - 1365, Cruze Diesel - 1560
Octavia 1.8 Petrol - 1376, Elantra Petrol - 1335, Corolla Petrol - 1250

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