Toyota Corolla Cross Premium vs Hyundai Tucson AWD – A Comparison

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Toyota Indus Motor Company (IMC) has officially launched the Toyota Corolla Cross. The luxury SUV is available in three variants: Premium High Grade, Smart Mid Grade, and Low Grade. Today, we have for you a detailed comparison of the  newly launched Toyota Corolla Cross Premium High Grade and Hyundai Tucson AWD. Both are top-of-the-line variants of the two SUVs. Although Corolla Cross is a Completely Built-Up (CBU) unit, while Tucson AWD is a Completely Knocked-Down (CKD) unit. Still, they are each other’s potential rivals, hence this comparison. So, let’s get started!

Engine and Transmission

Toyota Corolla Cross has been launched with a 1.8-litre 4th generation (Hybrid) engine. The car’s engine power is 71 hp, while the electric motor’s power is 72 hp. Meanwhile, the engine torque is 142 Nm, and the electric motor torque is 163 Nm. Hence, the combined horsepower of Toyota Corolla Cross is 168 hp, and the combined torque is 305 Nm.

Under the hood of Hyundai Tucson AWD is a 2.0-litre MPI petrol engine that produces 155 horsepower and 196 Nm of torque. The 1.8L hybrid engine of Corolla Cross delivers more power and fuel economy than Tucson’s 2.0L petrol engine. 

Corolla Cross combines the power of its engine with Electro Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT).  Hyundai Tucson comes with 6-Speed Automatic Transmission. 

Toyota Corolla Cross Premium has a robust powertrain than Hyundai Tucson AWD.


Toyota Corolla Cross is a Front Wheel Drive (FWD), while Hyundai Tucson is an All-Wheel Drive (AWD). Corolla Cross has four drive modes (Power, Normal, ECO, and EV), and Tucson has three (Normal, ECO, and Sport). Corolla Cross has an edge because of its EV mode that will let you drive the car even when you are out of fuel. 


Both Toyota Corolla Cross Premium and Hyundai Tucson AWD have projection LED headlamps and Hyundai Tucson. Corolla Cross Premium has LED fog lamps, whereas Hyundai Tucson AWD has halogen ones. Tucson has cornering lights, Corolla Cross doesn’t.

Corolla Cross Premium has a sunroof, but Tucson AWD has a panoramic sunroof. Corolla Cross Premium has 17-inch alloy wheels, while Tucson AWD has 18-inch alloy wheels. Both cars have an alloy spare wheel. 

Tucson’s panoramic sunroof makes it better than Corolla Cross. Other than that, the two SUVs have the same exterior highlights.


Cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, rain sensor, and a dual-zone auto air conditioning system are the standard features in both SUVs. 

Corolla Cross has an 8-inch touchscreen as an entertainment unit, while Tucson AWD has a 10-inch floating touchscreen. On the other hand, Corolla Cross Premium has a 7-inch LCD for Multi-Information Display (MID), while Tucson AWD has a 4.2-inch MID.

Corolla Cross Premium gives you a rearview, while Tucson AWD gives you a rearview  with dynamic guidelines, meaning the car has a navigation system that helps you park your car. Hyundai Tucson AWD also has an additional feature of wireless device charging.

Driver seat of the Corolla Cross Premium is 6-way electric adjustable, while Tucson AWD’s driver seat comes with 8-way electric adjustment. Corolla Cross Premium has a pedal type parking brake, whereas Tucson AWD has an electric parking brake

Hyundai Tucson AWD makes the drive more fun than Toyota Corolla Cross Premium.


Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), and Hill Start Assist (HSA) are the standard safety features in both SUVs. Tucson AWD has an additional feature of auto-hold brakes, while Corolla Cross Premium doesn’t. 

Toyota Corolla Cross Premium has more airbags than Hyundai Tucson AWD. There are seven airbags in Corolla Cross Premium, and only two in Tucson AWD.  Toyota’s SUV will be safer than Hyundai’s, in case of accidents.


Toyota has priced the Corolla Cross Premium High Grade variant at Rs. 8,399,000. Hyundai is selling the Tucson AWD variant with a price tag of Rs. 5,599,000. There is a price difference of 28 lacs.

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