Skoda Kushaq vs Competition - Price, Specs, Features Comparison

Skoda has launched the Kuhsaq at a starting price of Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom India). It competes with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos, Nissan Kicks, Renault Duster, Maruti S-Cross and the upcoming Volkswagen Taigun. So, let’s compare these compact SUVs and find out which one of these deserves your hard-earned money.

 

Skoda Kushaq

Skoda Kushaq vs Rivals | Price Comparison

Skoda Kushaq

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Maruti S-Cross

         

Sigma MT Rs 8.39 lakh

     

XL 1.5 MT Rs 9.49 lakh

 

Delta MT Rs 9.60 lakh

 

E 1.5 MT Rs 9.99 lakh

HTE 1.5 MT Rs 9.95 lakh

XV 1.5 MT Rs 9.99 lakh

RXS 1.5 MT Rs 9.86 lakh

Zeta MT Rs 9.95 lakh

Active 1.0 MT Rs 10.50 lakh

EX 1.5 MT Rs 10.96 lakh

HTK 1.5 MT Rs 10.74 lakh

 

RXZ 1.5 MT Rs 10.46 lakh

 
       

RXE 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 11.27 lakh

Alpha MT Rs 11.15 lakh

 

S 1.5 MT Rs 12.19 lakh

HTK+ 1.5 MT Rs 11.79 lakh

XV 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 12.09 lakh

RXS 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 12.05 lakh

 

Ambition 1.0 MT Rs 12.80 lakh

SX Executive 1.5 MT Rs 13.18 lakh

 

XV Premium 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 12.99 lakh

RXZ 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 12.65 lakh

 
 

SX 1.5 MT Rs 13.96 lakh

HTX 1.5 MT Rs 13.65 lakh

XV Premium(O) 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 13.99 lakh

   

Style 1.0 MT Rs 14.60 lakh

   

XV Premium(O) DT 1.3 Turbo MT Rs 14.19 lakh

   
   

GTX(O) 1.4 Turbo MT Rs 15.35 lakh

     

Style 1.5 MT Rs 16.20 lakh

 

GTX+ 1.4 Turbo MT Rs 16.65 lakh

     

Automatic

         

Delta AT Rs 10.83 lakh

         

Zeta AT Rs 11.18 lakh

   

HTK+ 1.5 iMT Rs 12.19 lakh

   

Alpha AT Rs 12.39 lakh 

     

XV 1.3 Turbo CVT Rs 13.94 lakh

RXS 1.3 Turbo CVT Rs 13.65 lakh

 

Ambition 1.0 AT Rs 14.20 lakh

 

HTX 1.5 CVT Rs 14.65 lakh

XV Premium 1.3 Turbo CVT Rs 14.64 lakh

RXZ 1.3 Turbo Rs 14.25 lakh

 

Style 1.0 AT Rs 15.80 lakh

SX 1.5 CVT Rs 15.44 lakh

       
 

SX(O) 1.5 CVT Rs 16.65 lakh

       
 

SX Turbo 1.4 DCT Rs 16.66 lakh

       

Style 1.5 AT Rs 17.60 lakh

SX(O) Turbo 1.4 DCT Rs 17.70 lakh

GTX+ 1.4 Turbo DCT Rs 17.44 lakh

     

 

  • The Kushaq is the most expensive SUV here while the S Cross is more affordable.
  • The base variants of Creta, Seltos and Duster undercut the base-spec Kushaq by almost Rs 50,000 while the base-spec Kicks undercuts the Skoda SUV by almost a lakh. 
  • The S Cross undercuts the Kushaq by more than Rs 2 lakh. 

Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Dimensions Comparison 

DIMENSIONS

 

Skoda Kushaq 

Hyundai Creta 

Kia Seltos 

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Maruti S-Cross

Length (mm)

4225

4300

4315

4384

4360

4300

Width (mm)

1760

1790

1800

1813

1822

1785

Height (mm)

1612

1635

1645

1669

1695

1595

Wheelbase (mm)

2651

2610

2610

2673

2673

2600

Boot Space (L)

385

433

433

400

475

375

 

  • The Kushaq is amongst the smallest SUVs here but has one of the largest wheelbases. 
  • The Kicks is the longest and the tallest SUV here while Duster is the widest. Both the SUVs have an identical wheelbase of 2673mm which is the longest in the segment. 
  • The Kushaq also has amongst the smallest boot at 385 litres while the Duster has the biggest boot here.  

Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Petrol Engine Comparison

 

Skoda Kushaq

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Maruti S-Cross

Engine

1.0L TSI

1.5L TSI

1.5L NA

1.4 Turbo

1.5LNA

1.4 Turbo

1.5L NA

1.3L Turbo

1.5L NA

1.3L Turbo

1.5L NA

Power

115PS

150PS

115PS

140PS

115PS

140PS

106PS

156PS

106PS

156PS

105PS

Torque

178Nm

250Nm

144Nm

242Nm

144Nm

242Nm

142Nm

254Nm

142Nm

254Nm

138Nm

Transmission

6MT/6AT

6MT/7DSG

6MT/CVT

7DCT

6MT/CVT/6iMT

6MT/7DCT

5MT

6MT/CVT

5MT

6MT/CVT

5MT/4AT

Fuel Economy

17.88kmpl/15.78kmpl

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

18.55kmpl/18.43kmpl

 

  • Save for the S Cross, all SUVs here are offered with two petrol engine options. 
  • Talking about the transmission, the Kushaq 1.0 and the S Cross get a torque converter automatic while the Seltos, Creta, Duster and Kicks get CVT. 
  • The Kushaq 1.5 and the Creta-Seltos 1.4 are equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. 
  • The Seltos is the only SUV here to offer iMT (clutchless manual) transmission.
  • Although we don’t know FE figures of all the SUVs, the S-Cross should be the most frugal SUV here.

Diesel Engine: The Kushaq is not offered with a diesel engine. Only the Creta and the Seltos are offered with a diesel engine. Both are powered by a 1.5-litre engine making 115PS and 250Nm mated to either a 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT.

Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Safety Features Comparison

 

Skoda Kushaq 

Hyundai Creta 

Kia Seltos 

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Maruti S-Cross

Airbags

Up to 6

Up to 6

Up to 6

Up to 4

2

2

ABS with EBD

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Parking Camera

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

360-degree camera

N

N

Y

Y

N

N

Parking sensors

Rear

Rear

Front and rear

Rear

Rear

Rear

Electronic stability control

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

N

Hill launch assist

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

ISOFIX child seat anchors

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Rear Disc Brakes

Y

Y

Y

Drum

Drum

Y

Tyre pressure monitoring system

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Electronic parking brake

N

Y

N

N

N

N

Blindspot monitor

N

N

Y

N

N

N

Multi-Collision Braking

Y

N

N

N

N

N

 

  • In terms of safety, the Kuhsaq, Seltos and Creta seem quite evenly equipped. All three SUVs offer their own set of unique features like front parking sensors (Seltos), electronic parking brake (Creta) and Multi-collision braking (Kushaq).
  • The S-Cross is the least equipped of the lot.

Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Entertainment Features Comparison

 

Skoda Kushaq

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Maruti S-Cross

Screen size

10-inch

10.25-inch

10.25-inch

8-inch

7-inch

7-inch

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Wireless

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Connected tech

Partial with My Skoda Connect App

Y

Y

N

N

N

Sound System

Skoda branded

Bose

Bose

Y

Y

Y

Voice Control

N

Y

Y

N

N

N

 

  • The Seltos and the Creta offer more features and a Bose sound system. However, the Kushaq’s 10-inch unit has best look and feel out of the lot. 

Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Exterior Features Comparison

 

Skoda Kushaq

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Maruti S-Cross

Headlamps

Auto LED

Auto LED

Auto LED

Auto LED

Projector halogen

Auto LED

DRLs

LED

LED

LED

LED

LED

LED

Sunroof

SIngle- pane

Panoramic

Single-pane

N

N

N

Alloys

17-inch alloys

17-inch alloys

17-inch alloys

17-inch alloys

17-inch alloys

16-inch alloys

Fog lamps

Halogen with cornering function

LED Projector

LED fog lamps

LED with cornering function

Halogen 

LED 

Puddle lamps

N

Y

N

N

N

N


Skoda Kushaq Vs Rivals | Interior/Comfort Features Comparison

 

Skoda Kushaq

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Nissan Kicks

Renault Duster

Maruti S-Cross

AC

Auto

Auto

Auto

Auto

Auto

Auto

Rear AC vents

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Ventilated front seats

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Instrument cluster

Analog with MID

Digital

Analog with 7-inch  screen

Analog with MID

Analog with MID

Analog with MID

IRVM

Auto-dimming

Auto-dimming

Auto-dimming

Manual day/night

Manual day/night

Auto-dimming

Cruise Control

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Adjustable steering

Tilt & telescopic

Tilt

Tilt & telescopic

Tilt

Tilt

Tilt & telescopic

Adjustable driver’s seat

Manual with height

8-way electrical

8-way electrical

Manual with height

Manual with height 

Manual with height

Reclinable rear seats

N

Y

Y

N

N

N

60:40 Split rear seats

Y

Y

Y

N

N

Y

Air purifier

N

Y

Y

N

N

N

Ambient lighting

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Rain sensing wipers

Y

N

Y

Y

N

Y

Paddle shifters

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Wireless charging

Y

Y

Y

N

N

N

Multiple Driving modes

N

Y

Y

N

N

N


Hyundai Creta and the Seltos takes the lead when it comes to creature comforts. The Kuhsaq comes in at the second place. The Duster being the oldest is the least equipped offering here.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Saransh Goyal

He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1 and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars.

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