The SUV segment is the most crowded in the Indian car market. Every carmaker wants to place its product in this segment. With increasing products you also get a wide variety to choose from. In this article, we will discuss petrol models of two such popular SUVs the MG Hector and the Hyundai Creta.
We have kept Rs 20 lakh as the price limit where we are comparing MG Hector and Hyundai Creta. Also, we are comparing only petrol variants in the said price range. Based on the price the MG Hector’s Smart 1.5-litre petrol engine with CVT is available for Rs 20.01lakh (on-road Mumbai). You can also buy a hybrid variant of the SUV, Hector Smart 1.5-litre turbo petrol hybrid with manual transmission for Rs 19.29 lakh (on-road Mumbai). Let’s look at Hyundai Creta what they have to offer. The SX(O) variant of Hyundai Creta with 1.5-litre engine and CVT gearbox is priced at Rs 19.83 lakh (on-road Mumbai) and Creta SX variant with 1.4-litre turbo petrol with DCT gearbox is Rs 19.84 lakh (on-road, Mumbai)
The engine offered on the MG Hector is a 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 141bhp and 250Nm of torque. While the hybrid variant of the Hector gets a 40V battery and an improved mileage. The 1.5-litre on the Hyundai Creta produces 113.42 bhp and 143.8Nm of torque. The 1.4-litre turbo petrol produces 138.08bhp and 242Nm of torque. MG Hector clearly is the more powerful car when it comes to its 1.5-litre engine.
The MG Hector gets some really useful features like the electric tailgate, ventilated seats, and leather upholstery. The car also gets 18-inch alloy wheels. The overall look of the car is robust. The built quality is sturdy. The Hyundai Creta on the other hand gets 17-inch alloy wheels, fabric upholstery and also lacks ventilated seats in the variants we are discussing. Also, the MG Hector gets a gigantic 10.4-inch touch screen infotainment system compared to the seven-inch screen available on Hyundai Creta.
MG Hector is a more spacious and bigger SUV when compared to Creta. Also, the car comes with a more powerful engine. The MG Hector also gets an option of a petrol hybrid engine option. All these factors work in favor of MG Hector. The Hector also offers a stable ride on the highway at high speeds. For the same money spent on buying a car, MG Hector proves to be a better value-for-money product.
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