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Which one is the best the Meteor or the newly launched Hunter | Royal Enfield | HighRPM

 One of the most affordable 350cc and the most expensive 350cc machine of Royal Enfield have everything almost same but there are some things which are different as well. Although the changes are minor but we have to point them out for making things crystal clear why the affordable one is affordable and why the expensive is expensive? Here, I'm talking about the newly launched Royal Enfield Hunter 350 and the bike which joined the portfolio back in 2020, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. Out of four 350 models in the garage of Enfield, the Meteor is the most expensive and the Hunter 350 is one of the most affordable machine in the portfolio. Every product of RE have their own style statement, in the same way the Meteor and Hunter both have their own and both are handsome looking machines. Both have their own style which shines greatly under their own sun. The new Hunter looks fresh and young meanwhile, the Meteor flashes the mature side of the motorcycling.  What about their price? The

Which one is the best, the Isuzu D-Max or the new Toyota Hilux | Pickup trucks | HighRPM

Indian automobile market has alot of segments and categories alike other markets although many segments or you can say categories are still away from Indian land but that's not a big deal but one category of 4 wheeler recently took pace, the family pickup truck category and this happen because of Toyota's new vehicle the Toyota Hilux before Hilux there was only one player in the game, the Isuzu D-Max.

Now, the situation is after added competition people are confuse between D-Max and Hilux. Therefore this post is all about these two badass (not Kia) vehicles or you can say brutal off-roading animals. 


Price 

Toyota Hilux 

The price of Hilux starts at 33.99 lakh and the cost of top model goes up to 36.80 lakh. It is available in three variants. 

Starting price- 33.99 lakh 

Top model- 36.80 lakh 


Isuzu D-Max 

Its price starts at 16.98 lakh and the model cost around 24.49 lakh. This one is available in four variants. 

Starting price- 19.68 lakh 

Top model- 25.55 lakh 


These are the ex-showroom prices, comparatively, the Isuzu has much lower rate than Hilux however the top model of D-Max cost you almost close to Hilux when it comes to on road price.


Engine, Power and Transmission

Toyota Hilux 

2755cc 4 inline cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. It comes with both manual & automatic transmission and its an AWD vehicle with BS6 emission compliant.

  • Power- 201bhp @ 3000rpm
  • Torque- 500Nm @1600rpm (automatic)
  • Torque- 420Nm @1600rpm (manual) 


Isuzu D-Max

1898cc 4inline cylinder DOHC Common Rail VGS Turbo inter cooled diesel engine this engine. Manual & automatic transmission both are available, AWD and BS6 emission compliant. 

  • Power- 165bhp @ 3600rpm 
  • Torque- 360Nm @ 2000rpm, 


Both the vehicles are powered by diesel engine, petrol option is not there but that's great, I believe, because these are trucks used for some heavy duty and some serious off-road stuff. 

D-Max has smaller heart than Hilux even it won't have 2.0L engine which is kinda suprising. The power and torque figures are also less, of course, but these figures are same for manual as well as automatic not like Toyota. 


Safety features and other 

Toyota Hilux

  • 7 airbags
  • ABS 
  • ESP
  • EBD
  • Brake assist 
  • Active traction control 
  • Hill hold control
  • Hill descent control 
  • Electronic differential lock 
  • Dual zone automatic climate control AC
  • Cruise control
  • Seat belt warning 
  • Child seat mount 
  • Child safety lock 
  • Speed sensing door lock 
  • Auto headlamps 
  • Auto limited slip differential
  • Parking sensors 
  • Parking camera 
  • Two driving modes
    • Eco
    • Power
  • Engine immobilizer 
  • Android auto connect
  • Apple car paly 
  • Electric seat adjust (Only top variant) 
  • One touch up/down (All) 


Isuzu D-Max

  • 6 airbags 
  • ABS
  • EBD
  • ESP 
  • Brake assist 
  • Traction control 
  • Hill descent control 
  • Engine immobilizer 
  • Seat belt warning 
  • Child safety lock 
  • Child seat mount 
  • Cruise control
  • Single zone automatic climate control AC
  • Parking sensors 
  • Parking camera 
  • Android auto connect 
  • Apple car play 
  • 6 way electric seat adjust (driver only) 
  • Automatic head light leveler
  • PESS (Passive Entry and Start Stop System)
  • All time AWD 


These are the fatures of top models and Hilux is coming with plenty of features in front of Isuzu meanwhile Isuzu haven't managed to give that much features and the features Isuzu is offering is literally not justifying its price.

Being a pick-up truck you won't have differential lock system, all time 4×4, no hill hold control even it won't have center locking that's crazy man what Isuzu was thinking while building this vehicle, just about presence nothing else, don't say that it's not that expensive like Hilux, D-Max top end cost 32 lakh+ on road. 


Tyres, Brakes and suspension 

Toyota Hilux

Brakes- Front- Ventilated Disc 

               Rear- Drum 

Tyres- Front- 265/60 R18

             Rear- 265/60 R18 

Suspension- Front- Double Wishbone

                       Rear- Leaf spring


Isuzu D-Max 

Brakes- Front- Disc 

               Rear- Drum 

Tyres- Front- 255/60 R18

             Rear- 255/60 R18 

Suspension- Front- Independent Double Wishbone 

                       Rear- Leaf spring


In terms of cost cutting Isuzu and Toyota both, broke all the barriers, seriously, you people are giving drum brakes at rear on these EXPENSIVE vehicles. 


Lights

Toyota Hilux

  • Headlamps- LED 
  • Tail lights- LED 
  • Fog lamps- LED 
  • DRLs- LED 


Isuzu D-Max

  • Headlamps- LED 
  • Tail lights- LED 
  • Fog lamps- Halogen
  • DRLs- LED 


Dimensions and weight

Toyota Hilux

  • Length- 5.325m
  • Width- 1.855m
  • Height- 1.815m
  • Wheelbase- 3.085m 
  • loading capacity- 470Kg 


Isuzu D-Max 

  • Length- 5.290m
  • Width- 1.860m
  • Height- 1.840m 
  • Wheelbase- 3.090m
  • Loading capacity- 180Kg


Dimensions are pretty much same not that drastic difference but, yes, loading capacity of Hilux is much much higher than the D-Max.


Both the cars are tough and having great off road capabilities that insure to give you amazing offroading experience although I believe both the cars are over priced. Definately the looks and practicality kinda justify the price but in terms of features both the brand have done cost cutting like crazy especially Isuzu. 

Having all these drawbacks won't wash off its positive things like practicality, power and overwhelming road presence and great off road abilities. 

Toyota Hilux


Isuzu D-Max


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