Haval H6 HEV Vs Toyota Corolla Cross Low Grade: The Best Hybrid SUV?

Haval H6 HEV Vs Toyota Corolla Cross Low Grade: The Best Hybrid SUV?

Now that Pakistan’s first locally assembled hybrid SUV has been launched, many must be wondering how it stacks up against its local competitors.

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Since it is “Pakistan’s 1st” locally assembled hybrid SUV, it has no other locally assembled hybrid SUV competitor. However, there are hybrid SUVs in Pakistan which are imported, namely Toyota Corolla Cross which is available in Pakistan in three variants (Low Grade, Smart Mid Grade and Premium High Grade) and MG HS PHEV. This blog is on the former’s competition with the latest entrant in the world of hybrid SUVs. 

So, let’s dig in and see whether Haval H6 HEV is any good. First up, its price. 

Price Comparison 

Here is the price comparison of these two competitors.

VariantPrice (PKR)
Haval H6 1.5T HEV9,749,000
Toyota Corolla Cross Low Grade1.22 Crore

As mentioned earlier, Corolla Cross is a CBU vehicle, while Haval H6 HEV is locally assembled. However, due to very low localisation of its parts, it is as prone to a fluctuating exchange rate as its imported competitor. 

Now lets see if the pricier SUV offers more in terms of exterior, interior, comfort and safety features. 

Exterior: Haval H6 Hybrid Vs Toyota Corolla Cross

As you will see, there isn’t a sea change of a difference between the two when it comes to exterior features. However, the most noticeable difference between the two is the lack of sunroof in the more expensive imported SUV – Toyota Corolla Cross. 

Haval H6 HEVToyota Corolla Cross
Alloy Wheels19-inch17-inch
Electrically Adjustable (Height) Headlamps
LED Headlights & taillights
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
Panoramic Sunroof
LED fog lights (front +back)
Shark fin antenna
Electric tailgate

So, with the exception of sunroof, the two stack up pretty equally in terms of exterior features. Let’s find out their differences in terms of features found inside. 

Interior: Haval H6 Hybrid Vs Toyota Corolla Cross

It is only when you sit inside these two SUVs you begin to appreciate the difference between the two and start believing in “expensive isn’t always better”. 

Haval H6 HEVToyota Corolla Cross
Heated & Electrically Adjusted Rear-View Mirror
Wireless Charging
Electrically Adjustable Driver Seat✖ (Manual)
Ventilated Seats (Front)
Instruments Cluster10.25-Inch4.2-inch
Paddle Shifters
Seat MaterialLeatherFabric
Adjustable Front Passenger SeatElectrical 4-Way Manual 4-Way
Air Conditioner (Climate Control)Dual-zoneSingle Zone
Rear Vents
Infotainment System12.3-Inch Screen with Apple CarPlay & Android AutoBasic entertainment system

There is a price difference of almost Rs.2.5 Million and yet the cheaper hybrid SUV offers you more interior features than its imported sibling. So, Haval H6 Hybrid wins hands down in this comparison. 

Engine and Performance: Haval H6 Hybrid Vs Toyota Corolla Cross

As you will see, Toyota Corolla Cross has a bigger engine than Haval H6 and yet it is less powerful in terms of horsepower and torque. So, if you are looking for a faster SUV then Haval should be your obvious choice. 

Engine SpecsHaval H6 HybridToyota Corolla Cross
Engine Type1.5T 4G15H Hybrid engine2ZR-FXE (Hybrid)
Displacement1499cc (Turbo)1798
Engine Power151 hp96.5 hp @5200 rpm
Engine Torque 233 N.m142 Nm @3600rpm
Electric Motor Power174 hp71 hp
Electric Motor Torque300 N.m163 Nm
TransmissionDHT / Dedicated Hybrid TransmissionCVT

How about their size difference? Haval may be faster but is it also bigger than Corolla Cross? Is it more comfortable? Let’s find out. 

Specifications: Haval H6 Hybrid Vs Toyota Corolla Cross

Haval H6 Hybrid is a bigger SUV with bigger tyres and wheelbase, which means it would be more comfortable to ride on highways as compared to Toyota Corolla Cross. However, a bigger wheelbase also means difficult turning on corners, which would be a problem when driving within the city. 

SpecsHaval H6 HybridToyota Corolla Cross
L x W x H (mm)4653 x 1886 x 17244460 x 1825 x 1620
Seating capacity55
Tyre size225/55 R19215/60 R17

So far Pakistan’s first locally assembled hybrid SUV is winning this competition. But is it more comfortable than Cross? 

Comfort Features Comparison

There is really no comparison between the two when it comes to comfort features. Take a look for yourself. 

Haval H6 HEVToyota Corolla Cross
Auto Parking
Ambient Lights
Air Purifier
Front Heated Seats
Auto Reverse
Heated Door Mirrors
N95 Filter
Cruise ControlAdaptive

One last and very important comparison before we declare Haval H6 Hybrid the ultimate champion – Safety. 

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Which Of The Two Is The Safest? 

Yes! Haval is the safest of the two. 

Haval H6 HEVToyota Corolla Cross
Anti-theft Immobilizer
Keyless Entry System
Dual, Front & Side Curtain AirbagsDriver + Passenger
ESP (Electronic Stability Programme)
Lane Change Assist (LCA)
Second Collision Mitigation (SCM)
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Brake Assist
360 Degree Camera Monitoring System
Side Warning Brake
RCTA (Rear Crossing Traffic Alert)
Intelligent Dodge
Front Parking Assist
BOS (Brake Override System)
Push Button Start
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
TCS (Traction Control System
Emergency Lane Keeping (ELK)
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
Hill Start Assist Control (HHC)
Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
Front Radar
RCTB (Rear Crossing Traffic Braking)
Intelligent Cornering Control
Rear Parking Assist
TPMS (Tyre Pressure Management System)


There really is no comparison between the two. Haval H6 HEV despite being cheaper offers way more than what Rs.1.22 crore Toyota Corolla Cross has to offer. Perhaps Cross’s other two variants would be a match for the newly launched Haval but they are also way more expensive – Rs.1.31 crore and Rs.1.34 crore. Hence, for price parity, we compared the least expensive of the three with Haval H6 HEV. 

However, Toyota IMC plans to launch the locally assembled Toyota Corolla Cross in 2023 or 2024. It is expected to come with a price tag of Rs.1 crore. If and when this happens, it could give a tough competition to Haval but for the next year or two, Haval has the entire field to itself. 

Let us know what you make of Pakistan’s first locally assembled hybrid SUV. And if you are interested in Haval SUVs, don’t forget to check them out on OLX Pakistan. 

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