2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Dec 16, 2020
  • Table of contents
  • 1. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Seven-seater brawl
  • 2. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Exterior
  • 3. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Interior
  • 4. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Engine and Performance
  • 5. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Safety
  • 6. 2020 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Price
  • 7. 2020 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Conclusion
Can the Okavango take on the battle-hardened Innova?

1. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Seven-seater brawl

Seven-seater models in the Philippines, whether they’re MPVs, SUVs, or crossovers, have always been popular. As a daily driver, they offer lots of room and amenities. They also do well as family chariots due to their high seating capacity. At the same time, seven-seater models are also preferred by businesses because of their versatility.

As a result, companies that are relatively new to the Philippine market have sought to introduce their own seven-seater vehicles. Case in point is Geely with the all-new Okavango. It’s a crossover SUV, and it promises a roomy, and well-equipped interior.

2021 Geely Okavango 7-Seat Crossover MPV: Macho people-hauler? | Quick Look

So how does this new Geely model fare against the likes of the Toyota Innova, a veteran of the local seven-seater market? To find out, we’ll be comparing the specs of the Toyota Innova G 2.0 AT Gasoline model against the Geely Okavango Urban 1.5 DCT. These two variants sit at around the same price point after all.

A picture of the Geely Okavango and Toyota Innova head to head

Let's find out which seven-seater model has the better specs

2. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Exterior

From the get-go, the Innova G and the Okavango are two very different vehicles. The former is more of a wagon-like MPV. It has its own charms, but it has smoother edges all around. The Okavango on the other hand is a crossover SUV. As such, it features the macho-looking body style typical of that class. The Innova G, on the other hand, is

As for dimensions, the Toyota Innova G is 4,735 mm long, 1,830 mm wide, and 1,795 mm in height. Its wheelbase is also 2,750 mm long, and it has a ground clearance of 178 mm.

In comparison, Geely Okavango is 4,835 mm long, is 1,900 mm wide, and 1,785 mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,815 mm, as well as a ground clearance of 194 mm.

Toyota Innova frontGeely Okavango

Compare the Toyota Innova (left) with the Geely Okavango (right) using this slider

To sum it up, the Okavango is clearly the larger vehicle. It also has a bit more ground clearance, but that’s expected of a crossover SUV. The Innova G however, is a bit taller. This might translate to having more headroom, whereas in the case of the Okavango, it might have more elbow and legroom due to being wider and longer.

For exterior amenities, the Okavango is much more modern. It features LED headlamps and taillights, LED turn signal lamps, a power liftgate, as well as a larger set of 18-inch alloy wheels. It also has a roof-mounted spoiler and roof rails.

The Innova G, on the other hand, comes with halogen lights all around, and it lacks a roof rail, power liftgate, and spoiler. It also has a smaller set of 16-inch alloy wheels. Both models however do come with side signal light repeaters and front fog lamps.

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3. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Interior

Inside, the Okavango Urban comes with more amenities. It has electronically adjustable seats for the driver, as well as leather seats all around.

It also comes standard with automatic headlamps, a push to start button, a digital gauge cluster, as well as rain-sensing wipers. This Toyota Innova, on the other hand, lacks those features.

Apart from those features, the Okavango Urban’s 10-inch touchscreen comes with the QDLink smartphone mirroring function, USB connectivity, and Bluetooth. It is then connected to an eight-piece speaker system.

Innova InteriorGeely Okavango interior

Which has the better-looking interior? (Note: Innova 2.8 G interior shown, details may vary from 2.0 G variant)

On the other side of the coin, the Toyota Innova G’s display audio unit comes with a CD player, a radio tuner, and an MP3 player. It also has Bluetooth, USB connectivity. The Innova G’s head unit however is linked to a six-speaker system.

Both the Innova G and the Okavango Urban are equipped with power-folding side mirrors, a digital trip computer, and automatic climate controls with rear vents.

And of course, both models can comfortably seat up to seven people. Do note however that the Geely model has a maximum cargo capacity of 2,050 liters, while the Toyota MPV has less at 1,801 liters.

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4. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Engine and Performance

Propelling the Toyota Innova G 2.0 variant is a 2.0-liter inline-4 gasoline mill. The said engine can produce up to 138 horsepower and 183 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear through a six-speed automatic transmission.

Meanwhile, the Okavango uses a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.5-liter inline-3 engine and a 48-volt electric motor. Together, these can make up to 190 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque. Power is driven to the front through a seven-speed wet-type dual-clutch.

A picture of the Okavango's engine

The Geely Okavango's engine

For suspensions, the Okavango uses a MacPherson Strut for the front and a torsion beam type for the rear. It also comes standard with front ventilated disc brakes and a solid rear disc brake. For parking, the Geely model uses an electronic parking brake with an auto-brake hold function.

In comparison, the Innova G uses a double-wishbone type for its front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension. It also comes with ventilated discs for the front, but its rear end uses a drum-type brake. And lastly, it uses a manual parking brake.

One major thing to note about the Innova, in general, is that it uses a ladder-type frame. In fact, it shares the same platform as the Toyota Hilux and the Toyota Fortuner. This means added durability, so it means that the Innova might be better at taking on rough terrain than the unibody frame Okavango.

Specs
Toyota Innova G (Gasoline)
Geely Okavango Urban
Engine
2.0-liter gasoline
1.5-liter turbo gasoline/48-volt electric motor
Horsepower
138
190
Torque
183 Nm
300 Nm
Transmission
6-speed automatic
7-speed dual-clutch wet-type automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-wheel-drive
Front-wheel-drive

5. 2021 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Safety

For safety, the Toyota-made MPV comes with two airbags. Although both the Innova G and the Okavango does come with rear parking sensors, ISOFIX, a car alarm with an engine immobilizer, and antilock braking with electronic brake-force distribution.

However, the Geely branded crossover is better equipped overall since it comes with seven-airbags, stability control, speed-sensing door locks, a tire pressure monitoring system, as well as a reverse camera.

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6. 2020 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Price

 
Toyota Innova Variants
Price
Toyota Innova J 2.0 MT (Gasoline)
Php 1,036,000
Toyota Innova J 2.8 MT (Diesel)
Php 1,146,000
Toyota Innova E 2.0 MT (Gasoline)
Php 1,178,000
Toyota Innova E 2.0 AT (Gasoline)
Php 1,248,000
Toyota Innova E 2.8 MT (Diesel)
Php 1,250,000
Toyota Innova Touring Sport 2.8 MT (Diesel)
Php 1,320,000
Toyota Innova E 2.8 AT (Diesel)
Php 1,320,000
Toyota Innova G 2.0 AT (Gasoline)
Php 1,320,000
Toyota Innova Touring Sport 2.8 AT (Diesel)
Php 1,390,000
Toyota Innova G 2.8 MT (Diesel)
Php 1,467,000
Toyota Innova G 2.8 AT (Diesel)
Php 1,537,000
Toyota Innova V 2.8 AT (Diesel)
Php 1,694,000

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Geely Okavango Variants
Price
Okavango Comfort 1.5 DCT
Php 1,208,000
Okavango Urban 1.5 DCT
Php 1,328,000

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7. 2020 Geely Okavango vs Toyota Innova: Conclusion

If you’re the observant type, then you’ll note that popular cars in the Philippines tend to have a lot of variants. That said, the Innova’s 12 variants is a sure sign that it has made it in the local market.

Also, it’s a proven veteran that’s been around since 2004. It’s also backed up by Toyota Motor Philippine’s large dealership network.

A picture of the side and rear of the Innova

The Innova has some softer sides, but it still features deep character lines

While the Okavango is high-tech and more powerful, it is very new to the market. As such, it has yet to prove itself to customers.

However, this new Geely model is currently one of the most affordable hybrid-powered vehicles available in the country today. Plus, it’s a seven-seater hybrid, which in itself is a rare thing in the automotive world.

A picture of the rear of the Okavango

The Geely Okavango looks very angular

For more comparison articles like this, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

 

Author

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

 

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