Hyundai Creta has revolutionised the SUV segment. There was already a lot of hype for this SUV in the market and the Korean auto maker has delivered that. Now, it is one of the highest selling SUVs in the country. As a five-seater SUV, this is one of the largest selling one. What is so good about the Hyundai Creta? Should you consider it? What are the things that are not so good about it? We share our detailed review on this new SUV.

Hyundai Creta Price in India

Hyundai Creta Price 

Price (on-road, Delhi)

PETROL
Manual BaseINR 10.06 lakhs
Manual SINR 11.35 lakhs
Manual SX+INR  13.02 lakhs
 Automatic SX+ INR 14.14 lakhs
DIESELPrice (on-road, Delhi)
1.4 BaseINR 10.98 lakhs
1.4 SINR 12.32 lakhs
1.4 S+INR 13.31 lakhs
1.6 SX ManualINR 13.6 lakhs
1.6 SX+ ManualINR 14.69 lakhs
1.6 SX+ AutomaticINR 15.95 lakhs
1.6 SX(O) ManualINR 15.87 lakhs

Where the Hyundai Creta moves ahead is the quality of materials. The new Creta has better quality than competition. This makes it a great option to consider.

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Hyundai Creta Exterior

Here is where the Creta moves ahead of the competition. It looks a lot more big and premium than the competition. With its Fluidic design, the Korean automaker has turned more heads than the French and Japanese car maker. The stylish front grille and the headlamps with daytime running LEDs looks brilliant. The stylish side profile makes it look SUV-like, not crossover like. The rear also looks pleasing. The license plate is located just on the bumper. This makes the SUV look taller and bigger.

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Hyundai Creta Interiors

Here is why buyers are picking the Creta. It doesn’t just have new interiors but the look so premium. The interiors feel a segment above and even the features they offer are the best in its segment. Keyless entry, push start and stop, reverse parking camera, navigation and what not. Hyundai Creta has the best quality plastics in this segment and even the look and feel of the materials is superior to other competition.

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Hyundai Creta has good enough space in the front row and even the second row has decent space. Rear AC vents, airbags and ABS are also offered on the Creta. The boot size is fairly large on this SUV. This is what makes it a good option to consider over the rest.

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Hyundai Creta Engine

The Creta comes with one petrol and two diesel engines. All are offered with six-speed manual, while the petrol and bigger diesel are made available with a six-speed automatic also. Where the Hyundai crete excels is engine refinement. The Creta diesels are so quiet, it feels like a petrol engine. The engines on the Hyundai Creta are powerful and have good enough torque.

There is more than sufficient power at almost all engine speeds. This makes it a good option to consider as driving in city traffic or even on the highway is a breeze. In terms of performance, one can overtake with ease. There isn’t much of a need to downshift. The engine is a bit sluggish at low rpms, but that bandwidth is minimal. Hyundai had recently announced that there will be no all-wheel drive version for the Creta in India. It will continue to sell the front-wheel drive version, at least for the time being.

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Hyundai Creta Handling

We drove the 1.6 diesel automatic variant and on the move, the SUV impresses in certain areas.  The thing that impresses most is the ride quality. Hyundai has worked a lot on the suspension and it shows. The suspension setup is integrated with ‘Hydro Rebound Stoppers’. This function of which is to stop jerks to pass on through the shock absorbers into the body. I drove over some broken roads and large ditches along the way and the result was a fine ride at any speed. The Creta just gobbled up rough roads.

Coming to the handling, this area is definitely not a strong point of the Creta. While the steering feel is better as compared to earlier Hyundai products and is better weighted, the disconnect and lack of feedback is quite apparent. At high speeds it doesn’t feel very confident, although the straight line stability is fine.

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Hyundai Creta Mileage

Hyundai Creta Mileage

VariantMileage
Petrol Manual12 km/l
Petrol Automatic10 km/l
Diesel Manual 1.416 km/l
Diesel Manual 1.615 km/l
Diesel Automatic14.5 km/l

Hyundai Creta Colours

Hyundai Creta comes in seven colours: Red Passion, Polar White, Star Dust (Grey), Phantom Black, Mystic Blue, Sleek Silver and Pearl Beige.

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Hyundai Creta Specifications

Hyundai Creta Dimensions

Length4270 mm
Width1780 mm
Height1630 mm
Wheel base2590 mm
Tyre Size215/60 R17

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Hyundai Creta Best Variant to buy

The SX is the perfect variant to pick. This is the best value for money and to be honest other features are more for luxury. The SX comes equipped with the perfect number of features.