This Maruti XL6 vs Toyota Rush Comparison is based on the specifications, features, dimensions and more such aspects of the two crossovers
In spite of various rumours abounding the cyber space, Toyota is yet to show any intention to launch Toyota Rush in our country. However, if launched, the Rush can become a potent rival to the Maruti XL6, a crossover-SUV it already rivals in some of the international markets. In case you wonder how Toyota Rush fares against the Maruti XL6, our spec sheet comparison here should help you find it out.
Maruti XL6 vs Toyota Rush Dimensions Compared
The Maruti XL6 vs Toyota Rush makes quite a tasty comparison for some good reasons. As both cars are slotted in the small crossover-SUV segment, the differences between the XL6 and Rush in dimensions are not so excessive.
The XL6 is 4,445 mm long, 1,775 mm wide, 1,700 m high and has a wheelbase of 2,740 mm, which means it’s 10 mm longer, 5 mm shorter and 55 mm longer in the wheelbase compared to the Toyota Rush. The latter gets a much higher ground clearance of 220 mm as against the XL6’s 180 mm, thereby attaining a more SUV-ish character.
Both the Maruti XL6 and Toyota Rush get their own unique charm when talking about the exterior. The XL6 looks much like the Maruti Ertiga and endears itself with significant styling additions like high bonnet line, a flatter front nose along with some SUV-ish bits. Compared to the Toyota Rush, however, the XL6 looks a bit less daunting. The Toyota looks more striking at the front while the sleek side profile and sharp rear end roll out a better visual effect overall.
Maruti XL6 vs Toyota Rush Interior Compared
As for the interior, the Maruti XL6 features a dual-tone black-beige colour theme that gives a nice mix with black leatherette seats, blackened dashboard combined with dark wood trim and silver garnishes. While both get three rows of seating, the Toyota Rush seems to play a trump card when it comes to the configurations.
Toyota Rush is available with flexible 5- and 7-seater configurations.
The XL6 is available in a six-seater layout only and the Rush wins the XL6 hands down with five-seater and seven-seater configurations. Interestingly, the XL6 comes with captain seats in the middle row, which is a lot more appreciated than the Rush’s traditional seating.
In terms of features, the XL6 is equipped with a 7.0-inch SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay compatibility while the Rush makes do with a 6.8-inch infotainment display with AUX and USB supports. Still, the Toyota Rush compensates for the lack of a touchscreen by engine push-button start, an 8-speaker sound system, steering-mounted control, smart key, etc. Maruti XL6 gets an edge with real-time traffic updates, automatic climate control, a MID, cruise control and more.
The performance figures of the Toyota Rush and XL6 are quite similar. The former employs a 1.5-litre Dual VVT-i petrol engine that makes 105 PS of max power at 6,000 rpm and 136 Nm of peak torque at 4,200 rpm. The XL6, in the meantime, makes use of a 1.5-litre K15 SHVS petrol mill bumping out 104.7 PS at 6,000 rpm along with 138 Nm of torque delivered at 4,400 rpm.
The Toyota car is offered with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard and an optional automatic transmission while the Maruti XL6 is available with either a 5-speed MT or a 4-speed torque converter automatic unit.
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Maruti XL6 vs Toyota Rush – Final Thoughts
While there’s still no confirmation on the arrival of Toyota Rush, we would be very excited to see Toyota introducing the Rush in the Indian market as it seems to get everything on point to compete in the above Rs 10 Lakh crossover segment. In another development, Toyota and Maruti Suzuki are co-developing the re-badged Ertiga as well as an all-new C-MPV for India. Stay connected with IndianAuto for further updates.