The Hyundai Creta has been ruling the SUV market for some years now. It has been the go-to choice of people with a budget of Rs 13 to 22 lakhs. It is known for its comfortable cabin and reliable engines. But there is another car which provides all this at a more affordable price. The car we are talking about is the Maruti XL6. The XL6 is a capable vehicle that goes under the radar for many people. In Rs 14 lakh, you can get the EX variant of the Creta while you can get the top variant for the XL6. In today’s article, we will be comparing the Maruti XL6 vs Hyundai Creta

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Maruti XL6 vs Hyundai Creta dimensions

XL6 vs Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta is 4300mm in length, 1790mm in width and 1635mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2610mm and has a ground clearance of 190mm. It has a boot space of 433-litre. The Maruti XL6 is 4445mm in length, 1775mm in width and 1700mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase of 2740mm and has a ground clearance of 180mm. From the dimensions, it is clear that the XL6 is a bigger car in all its aspects, only its width is less compared to the Creta. The XL6 is a 6-seater, while the Creta is a 5-seater. 

Engine specifications

In its E and EX variants, Creta comes with two engine options; a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine produces 113bhp and 143Nm of torque, whereas the diesel engine produces 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. You can only get a manual transmission with these variants. 

XL6 vs Hyundai Creta

XL6 comes with only a petrol engine. The petrol engine is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine. This engine is capable of producing 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a manual and a torque converter gearbox. 

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Maruti XL6 vs Hyundai Creta features

The EX variant of the Creta is not that loaded with features. It gets features like keyless entry, an 8-inch infotainment system, Arkamys speakers, wireless android auto and apple carplay, rear AC vents and a D-cut steering wheel. 

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XL6 top-spec variant comes with decent features. It gets cruise control, automatic AC, one-touch, cooled glove box, 7-inch infotainment system, 4-speaker sound system, rear parking sensors, alloy wheels and leather seats.

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The Pricing of the EX variant is Rs 13.26 lakh. While the top-spec variant of XL6 is priced at Rs 12.34 lakh for the manual and Rs 13.72 lakh for the automatic (on-road, Mumbai).


The XL6 offers almost everything the Creta EX variant offers. If you are looking for a big car with decent features, then XL6 is the best bet. If you are looking for an automatic then XL6 is your only option. While Creta is also a good option, its lower variants don’t come with that many features. 

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