The SUV market has been growing rapidly in India. The Hyundai Creta has been the top-selling SUV in India for quite some time now. The Creta is known for its unique road presence, better seating position and high ground clearance. The SUV takes direct competition with cars like Kia Seltos and Skoda Kushaq. With that being said, many other cars fall in the price bracket of Creta. One of them is the Hyundai Verna which is a sedan. You can get middle variants of the Creta and top variant of the Verna around Rs 18 lakh. In today’s article on Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Verna, we will look at the best to buy Rs 18 lakh option.  

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Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Verna dimensions

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Hyundai Creta is 4300mm long, 1790mm wide and 1635mm tall. It sits on a 2610mm wheelbase and gets a 433-litre boot space. The Verna, on the other hand, is 4440mm long, 1729mm wide and 1475mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2600mm and gets a 480-litre boot space. The dimension reveals that the Verna is longer, but the Creta has more width and height. Also, Creta being an SUV gets more ground clearance. The Verna being a sedan gets a bigger boot. The wheelbase is very closely matched.

Engine specifications

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In its mid variants, the Creta comes with two engine options; a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Mid variants miss out on the 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine. The petrol engine produces 113bhp and 143Nm of torque, whereas the diesel engine produces 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. However, you only get a manual gearbox under the set price bracket. 

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The Verna comes with three engine options; a 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol unit, a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. The 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine have the same power output as the Creta. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol produces 118bhp and 171Nm of torque. The Verna comes with manual, IVT and DCT gearboxes.

Hyundai Creta vs Hyundai Verna features

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As far as Creta is concerned, you get up to the SX manual variant under Rs 18 lakh. It comes with features like a 10-inch infotainment system, dual-tone dashboard, D-cut steering wheel, automatic climate control, connected car tech, rear AC vents, panoramic sunroof and cup-holders. Coming to the Verna, you can get the top of the line SX(O) variant which comes with features like an 8-inch infotainment system, ventilated seats, alloy wheels, electric sunroof, LED headlights, fully digital instrument cluster and Arkamys sound mood. 


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The price of the Hyundai Creta SX variant starts from Rs. 15.65 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). There is no automatic transmission available in this price bracket. With that being said, Hyundai Creta’s SX 1.5 Petrol CVT variant comes in at Rs 18.33 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). Dealer discounts and negotiations can bring down the pricing under Rs 18 lakh. Coming to the Hyundai Verna, you can get the top of the line SX(O) variant for Rs 16.91 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). 

Which one to buy under Rs 18 lakh?

Hyundai Creta and Hyundai Verna are great cars in their respective segments. Hyundai Creta becomes a great choice for people who want modern features but are willing to compromise on the variety of engine and transmission options. As mentioned above, the maximum that you can acquire for around Rs 18 lakh is the SX 1.5 Petrol CVT variant. You miss out on the diesel automatic option. This is not an issue if you go with the Hyundai Verna. Since Hyundai Verna offers its top-of-the-line variant under this price bracket, you can choose from different engine and transmission options. However, you miss out on spacious 2nd-row seating space and some features like panoramic sunroof with the Hyundai Verna.

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