The mid-size SUV segment became quite popular with the Hyundai Creta. Kia, Hyundai’s sister brand seeing the popularity entered the Indian market with Seltos and was soon overshadowing Creta in the Indian market. With new and aggressive looks, the Kia Seltos became a best-seller SUV quickly. Find out below about Hyundai Creta E vs. Kia Seltos HTE.

Price and Performance

NameHyundai Creta EKia Seltos HTE
Ex-showroom PriceRs. 9.99 lakhRs. 10.34 lakh
Engine type1.5L CRDi Diesel1.5L K9K Diesel
Max. Power113.4bhp@4000rpm113.4bhp@4000rpm
Max. Torque250Nm@1500-2750rpm250Nm@1500-2750rpm
Transmission6-speed Manual6-speed Manual
Fuel efficiency ARAI21.4kmpl20.8kmpl

front Creta E Seltos HTE

Both the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta base variant come with the same BS6 Diesel engine, thus producing identical performance figures.  Both the cars also have similar fuel tank capacity of 50 litres. The Hyundai Creta has a slight advantage of fuel efficiency over the Kia Seltos base variant.

Dimensions and Capacity

NameHyundai Creta EKia Seltos HTE
Wheel SizeR16R16
Boot Space433L433L
Rear BrakeDiscDisc

The overall dimension figures of both the cars are also quite the same. The Kia Seltos has minor advantage over the Creta with rear disc brakes being the main differentiating feature. Boot space of 433L is also quite adequate in both the cars.

Comfort and Convenience

NameHyundai Creta EKia Seltos HTE
Power WindowsFront/RearFront/Rear
Power BootYesNo
Remote Trunk OpenerYesNo
Trunk LightYesNo
Adjustable HeadrestYesYes
Rear CupholdersNoYes
Rear AC ventsYesYes
Foldable Rear SeatBench Folding60:40 split
Glove Box CoolingYesNo
USB chargerNoFront/Rear
Battery Saver/ Lane change indicatorYesNo
Air Conditioner/ HeaterYesYes
Keyless EntryYesYes

seltos side Creta E Seltos HTE

The interior features on both the car also quite same. You get fabric upholstery, Digital clock, Digital odometer, and Height adjustable driver seat in both the cars. The Hyundai Creta E variant gets additional feature in the form of Two-tone black and beige interiors with D-cut steering wheel.

side Creta E Seltos HTE

The main difference is the infotainment feature on the Kia Seltos. The Hyundai Creta E does not come with any form of entertainment/speaker system with the car. The Kia Seltos base variant on the other hand comes with a company fitted 2-din audio system with both front and rear speakers, USB, AUX, Bluetooth connectivity, and Radio.  Connected car tech is also missing from both the cars. Read ahead conclusion about Which is better: Hyundai Creta E vs. Kia Seltos HTE.

Safety and Exterior

NameHyundai Creta EKia Seltos HTE
ABS with EBDYesYes
Day-Night Rear View MirrorYesNo
Front/Side impact beamsYesYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesNo
Centrally mounted fuel tankNoYes
Engine Check WarningNoYes
Follow me home headlampsYesNo
Speed-sensing door locksYesYes
Power Adjustable Rear View MirrorYesNo


Both the base variant of the car comes with basic safety features. The Hyundai Creta E does have many additional features overall compared to the Kia Seltos HTE.  You also get power antenna, rear spoiler, chrome garnish, and ORVM turn indicator only with the Hyundai Creta base variant.


Creta E Seltos HTE

Though both the Hyundai Creta E and Kia Seltos HTE are quite similar, the Creta has the added benefit of being the older one and quite famous in the Indian market. Looks depend on personal choice but the Kia Seltos does look more aggressive/appealing compared to the Hyundai Creta. The base variant of both the vehicles are quite same with Creta getting some additional useful features. The entertainment system on the Kia Seltos is also a very thoughtful addition, if not replaced by a touchscreen aftermarket part. The wonder warranty scheme, which was the highlight of Hyundai  Creta update is also not available with the Kia Seltos.  If practicality and safe choice is your major concern, Hyundai Creta E is better. If looks are more important to you, the Kia Seltos base variant is a great choice.

Also read: Kia Sonet vs Seltos – Which should you buy?

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