SUV segment in India is on the boom and everything started off with the Hyundai Creta. After ruling the segment for a very long time, Hyundai Creta now faces tough competition in the market now, especially from the Kia Seltos. Let us look at the competition briefly.

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Dimensions

Kia Seltos Dimension

NameKia SeltosHyundai CretaMG HectorMahindra XUV300Tata Harrier
Length4315mm4300mm4655mm3995mm4598mm
Breadth1800mm1790mm1835mm1821mm1894mm
Height1645mm1635mm1760mm1627mm1706mm
Wheelbase2610mm2610mm2750mm2600mm2741mm
Boot Space433 litres433 litres587 litres259 litres425 litres
Groundclearance190mm(Laden)190mm(Laden)192mm(Laden)180mm(Unladen)205mm(Unladen)

The Kia Seltos is definitely not the biggest of the lot in terms of size. However, it beats Hyundai Creta, its arch-rival in all parameters and comes out as a winner.

Engine and Performance

Kia Seltos Engine

NameKia SeltosHyundai CretaMG HectorMahindra XUV300Tata Harrier
Displacement1493/1497/1353cc1493/1497/1353cc1451/1956cc1197/1497cc1956cc
Max Power113.4bhp@4000rpm113.42bhp@4000rpm167.68bhp@3750rpm115bhp@3750rpm167.67bhp@3750rpm
Max Torque250nm@1500-2750rpm250.06@1500-2750rpm350Nm@1750-2500rpm300Nm@1500-2500rpm350Nm@1750-2500rpm
Mileage20.8km/l18.5km/l17.41km/l20.0km/l17.0km/l
Fuel Tank Capacity50 litres50 litres60 litres42 litres50 litres
TransmissionManual/AutomaticManual/AutomaticManual/AutomaticManual/AutomaticManual/Automatic

The performance figures of diesel engines have been compared above. Both the Creta and Seltos have the same engine, so there is a negligible difference between the two. Both Hector and Harrier have bigger engines compared to the lot and so perform better. Kia Seltos is still ahead as a complete package.

Safety and Price

Kia Seltos safety

NameKia SeltosHyundai CretaMG HectorMahindra XUV300Tata Harrier
PriceRs.9.89 to Rs.17.34 lakhRs.9.99 to Rs.17.20 lakhRs.12.73 to Rs.17.72 lakhRs.8.3 to Rs.12.69 lakhRs.13.69 to Rs.20.25 lakh
ABS with EBDYesYesYesYesYes
Airbags22272
Rear CameraYesYesNoYesNo
Traction ControlNoNoYesYesYes
Electronic Stability ControlNoNoNoYesNo

Mahindra XUV300 is the safest car from the above receiving 4 stars in the Global-NCAP test. All the safety features are available starting from the base variant of the car. As far as the Kia Seltos is concerned, this is one weak parameter for the car but performs equally to the Hyundai Creta.

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