Hyundai Creta and Tata Nexon have pretty much been the best sellers of their respective segments. But what if you can only afford the base variant of Hyundai Creta? Should you go with the bare essentials or buy the Tata Nexon top model? Starting things off, here we will compare only the Diesel variants of both the car because Hyundai Creta is not available in Petrol for the base model. Lets put them against each other and find out!


Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta E DieselTata Nexon XZ Diesel
Engine displacement1493cc1497cc
Max power(bhp@rpm)113.42bhp@4000rpm108.5bhp@4000rpm
Fuel tank capacity50 Liters44 Liters
Engine Capacity1.5L Diesel CRDi1.5l Turbocharged Revotorq Engine


Performance-wise both cars are quite similar to each other. While Creta has a small bump in the max power, Nexon leads in the engine displacement capacity but the difference is very minor. Even though the engine on the Creta is small it is tuned to have mover power. The larger fuel tank on the Creta does give it a slightly higher range but it is not significantly more.


Tata Nexon

Hyundai Creta E DieselTata Nexon XZ Diesel
Boot Space433L350L
Ground Clearance (mm) – unladen~190mm209mm

Creta is clearly the big brother of Nexon in terms of external size. It leads in all the departments of dimensions. If vehicle size is your major priority, Creta will be a better choice for you. However, the large ground-clearance of the Tata Nexon will help you during mild off-roading. Both the cars are not full-spec SUV so keep that in mind. Also, the Creta is not substantially bigger than the Nexon. The amount of passengers you can carry is still 4. The only thing that improves is comfort.

Safety and Price

Hyundai Creta E DieselTata Nexon XZ Diesel
ABS with EBDYesYes
Anti-theft AlarmYesNo
Traction ControlNoYes
Tyre Pressure MonitorYesNo
Electronic Stability ControlNoYes
Rear CameraNoYes
Price₹9.99 lakh₹10.19 lakh

Coming to the Safety features of both the cars, Tata Nexon leads the competition. Though adequate Safety features have been provided in the Hyundai Creta, it is the bare minimum and is compulsory for market standards. If safety is your priority, look no further than the Nexon. People also consider fitting aftermarket Safety accessories but sorry to say the structural strength of the Car cannot be improvised by aftermarket parts.

Comfort and Features

Hyundai Creta E DieselTata Nexon XZ Diesel
Remote climate control / Trunk opener /  Fuel lid / Engine start stopYesNo
Touch Screen Size10.24 inch7 inch
Leather Steering wheel and Shift SelectorNoYes
Electrical Adjustable SeatsFront seats onlyNo
Additional FeaturesBlueLinkConnectNext
ConnectivityAndroid Auto, Apple CarPlayAndroid Auto, Apple CarPlay
Number of Speaker88

The majority of standard comfort features are available in both the cars and are not shown above. Only contrasted details have been given above. Hyundai Creta leads the category by a marginal bump but both the cars come with their own set of Goodies and Features.


Answering the final question if safety, features are your major priority go with the Tata Nexon with the added benefit of pride owning an Indian brand made car. But if space, size, a good resale value, and road presence is your deciding factor, go with the Hyundai made Creta.


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