Rising fuel prices and an increase in pollution have paved a way for electric vehicles in India. Indian buyers are looking for alternatives while planning to buy their next car or for that matter even their first car. Hyundai Creta is a popular car in its segment and Tata Nexon EV is popular in the electric vehicle segment. In this article, we will compare Hyundai Creta Petrol vs the Tata Nexon EV and try to find out which makes more sense for you.

Hyundai Creta Petrol Vs Tata Nexon EV Dimensions

Creta Vs Nexon EV

Hyundai Creta is a C-segment SUV with a very bold and aggressive design. The road presence of the car is noticeable. The Creta is 4300mm in length, 1790mm in width, 1635mm in height with a wheelbase of 2610mm and ground clearance of 190mm. With these dimensions, the car looks big.

The Tata Nexon EV on the other hand is from a sub-four metre compact SUV segment. The car is 3993mm in length, 1811 in width, 1606 mm in height. It gets a wheelbase of 2498mm and 205mm of ground clearance. The Tata Nexon EV wins over in terms of width and ground clearance when compared to the Hyundai Creta.

Hyundai Creta Petrol Vs Tata Nexon EV Specifications

Creta Vs Nexon EV

The Hyundai Creta gets various engine options but for this comparison, we have considered the SX 1.5 petrol variant with IVT. This configuration comes with a 1.5-litre MPi petrol engine that produces 113bhp and 144Nm of torque mated to an IVT gearbox. The Hyundai Creta delivers a mileage of 16.9kmpl (ARAI certified).

The Tata Nexon EV gets a permanent magnet synchronous motor paired to a 30.2kWh Lithium-Ion Polymer 320 volt battery pack that generates 127bhp and 245Nm of torque mated to a single-speed automatic gearbox. The claimed driving range of the Tata Nexon EV is 312km on a fully charged battery. The Nexon EV wins over Hyundai Creta in terms of running cost.

Running Cost

Creta Vs Nexon EV

The Tata Nexon EV has a claimed range of 312km with a fully charged battery. The real-life range for Tata Nexon EV is around 220km. The Hyundai Creta has an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 16.9kmpl (1.5-litre petrol mated to IVT gearbox). The real-life mileage delivered by Hyundai Creta is 11kmpl (city driving) and 13kmpl (highway driving). When considered overall, the Creta would deliver a mileage of 12kmpl. Looking at current fuel prices, the Creta would need approximately 18 litres of petrol @ Rs 110 per litre (Rs 1980). Nexon EV on the other hand will cost you around Rs 350 for full charge.


Creta Vs Nexon EV

Maintaining a car with a petrol or diesel engine will always be a hassle. The cost of servicing Hyundai Creta would be around Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 annually. Whereas the cost of servicing the Nexon EV is around Rs 17,000 for five years. The first service after 10,000km and the second service after 20,000km is free of cost. Also, the Nexon EV gets a warranty on battery and motor for eight years or 1.6 lakh kilometres, whichever is earlier.


Creta Vs Nexon EV

We have considered the SX 1.5 petrol variant with the CVT gearbox of the Hyundai Creta that is priced at Rs 18.42 lakh (on-road, Mumbai), and the XZ Plus LUX variant of the Tata Nexon EV that is priced at Rs 17.84 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). Tata Nexon EV wins over Hyundai Creta as you get a feature-loaded EV for a price that’s almost Rs 60 thousand less than that of the Creta. Also, the running cost is less. However, buying the Tata Nexon EV only makes sense if you have a charging facility at home or your office as the public charging facility is still in its infancy stage.

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