Which Variant Of 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel Is The Best Value For Money?

Which Variant Of 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel Is The Best Value For Money?

This year, the Hyundai Creta got a thorough upgrade. It has a new design, a longer list of features and 3 new engine options. If you’re looking to buy the 2020 Creta with diesel engine then this variant comparison should help you narrow down to the most value for money variant within your budget.

 

2020 Hyundai Creta

What’s The Price Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel?

The 2020 Creta diesel manual range starts at Rs. 10.0 lakh and goes up to Rs. 15.79 lakh. The automatic transmission is available in SX and SX (O) variants priced at Rs. 15.99 and Rs. 17.2 lakh.

Variant-to-variant, the diesel range is about Rs. 1.05 lakh more expensive compared to the 1.5-litre petrol engine except in case of the EX variant where the price gap is Rs. 1.5 lakh. So, for the most part, the price gap is reasonable and seems to have no noticeable impact because of the BS6 upgrade.

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA | INTRODUCTORY PRICE LIST

EX-SHOWROOM INDIA  | MAR. 2020

 

E

EX

S

SX

SX (O)

1.5L PETROL MT

 

Rs. 9,99,000

Rs. 11,72,000

Rs. 13,46,000

 

1.5L PETROL CVT

     

Rs. 14,94,000

Rs. 16,15,000

1.4L PETROL DCT

     

Rs. 16,16,000

Rs. 17,20,000

1.5L DIESEL MT

Rs. 9,99,000

Rs. 11,49,000

Rs. 12,77,000

Rs. 14,51,000

Rs. 15,79,000

1.5L DIESEL AT

     

Rs. 15,99,000

Rs. 17,20,000

 

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel?

The Creta uses the same 1.5-litre diesel engine as the Kia Seltos and makes the same power and torque. It makes 115PS at 4000rpm and 250Nm of torque between 1500  and 2700rpm. Even the transmission options are the same. Both the cars offer a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission with the diesel engine.

Their fuel efficiency figures are also comparable but tilt slightly in favour of the Creta. With the manual transmission, the Creta claims to deliver 21.5kmpl; 0.4kmpl better than the Seltos. The Creta diesel automatic has an ARAI mileage of 18.5kmpl; 0.5kmpl better than the Seltos.

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA vs KIA SELTOS

DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Displacement

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Cylinder

4

4

Maximum Power

115PS @ 4000rpm

115PS @ 4000rpm

Peak Torque

250Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

250Nm @ 1500-2750rpm

Transmission

6MT & 6AT

6MT & 6AT

Claimed FE

21.4kmpl & 18.5kmpl

21kmpl & 18kmpl

 

What Are The Dimensions Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel?

The 2020 Creta is only 15mm shorter, 10mm narrower and 10mm lower than the Seltos. So, in person, it should look similar in size to the Seltos. Their luggage capacity, fuel tank size and tyre sizes are also identical. The Creta’s boot space is 433 litres and its fuel tank capacity is 50 litres.

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA vs KIA SELTOS vs RENAULT DUSTER

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Hyundai Creta

Kia Seltos

Length

4300mm

4315mm

Width

1790mm

1800mm

Height

1635mm

1645mm

Wheelbase

2610mm

2610mm

Boot Space

433-lt

433-lt

Ground Clearance

-

-

Fuel Tank

50-lt

50-lt

Tyre Size (max)

215/60 R17

215/60 R17

 

2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - E Variant

The E variant is only available with the diesel engine and manual transmission. It offers a lot of basic safety features with the most notable being:

  • 2 front airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Manual day/night inside mirror
  • Central locking
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Projector headlamps

 

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | E VARIANT FEATURES

Rs. 9,99,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | APR. 2020

Safety

Dual Front Airbags

Day & Night IRVM

ABS w/ EBD

Central Locking

Rear Parking Sensors 

Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Pretensioners

Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Reminder

Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

High-Speed Alert

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Halogen Projector Headlamps

 

In addition to these safety features, it also gets a few functional features. Some of these are:

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Rear AC vents
  • Tilt steering
  • Boot lamp
  • Front armrest
  • Electrically adjustable outside mirrors
  • Follow me headlamps
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Height-adjustable driver seat

 

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | E VARIANT FEATURES

Rs. 9,99,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | APR. 2020

Functional

Style

Keyless Entry w/ Foldable Key

Front Power Outlet

Body-coloured Bumpers

Flat-bottom Steering

Front & Rear Power Windows

Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

Body Coloured Door Handles

Black-Greige Interior

Rear AC Vents

Gear Shift Indicator

Roof End Spoiler

Roof Antenna

Height-adjustable Driver Seat

Adjustable Front Headrests

LED Positioning Lamps

16-inch Wheels

Tilt Steering

Luggage Lamp

Front & Rear Silver Skid Plate

Black Front Grille

Electrically-adjustable ORVMs

Follow-me-home Headlamps

Body Coloured ORVM w/ Indicators

 

Front Armrest w/ Storage

Cooled Glovebox

   

 

Barring a music system, this variant seems very well loaded for the price. It certainly covers the basic safety, style and functional features. So, if you’re on a tight budget, then this variant should be a good fit as it offers fantastic value for money.

2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - EX Variant

The EX variant is Rs. 1.5 lakh more expensive than the E variant and costs Rs. 11.49 lakh (ex-showroom). This variant adds music system with 8-inch touchscreen, steering mounted controls, Apple Carplay and Android Auto. Considering such a short list of features over the E variant, it makes absolutely no sense to spend Rs. 1.5 lakh. We’d suggest you save Rs. 1.5 lakh, get the E variant and accessorize it as per your preference. The price gap could be significantly bigger if your state has a different tax bracket for cars with ex-showroom price over Rs. 10 lakh.

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | EX VARIANT FEATURES OVER E VARIANT

Rs. 11,49,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Entertainment

Functional & Style

8-Inch Touchscreen infotainment

Apple CarPlay

Front USB Charger

4 speakers w/ Front Tweeters

Android Auto

Sunglass Holder

USB & Bluetooth Connectivity

Steering Mounted  Controls

Shark-fin Antenna

 

2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - S Variant

At Rs. 12.77 lakh, the S variant is Rs. 1.28 lakh more expensive than the EX variant and Rs. 2.78 lakh more expensive than the E variant. It gets a fairly decent list of features like:

  • Reversing camera
  • Front fog malp
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear washer and wiper
  • Automatic AC
  • Cruise control
  • Manual rear window sunshades
  • Stylish wheel covers
  • LED tail lamps
  • Chrome grille
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

For the price increase over the E variant, it doesn’t quite offer enough features to justify the premium. However, it does offer a healthy balance of functional and style features with the scales tipping on the functional side. Those who value functional features more than style may consider this variant but know that it’s absurdly overpriced for what it brings to the table. We don’t recommend this variant.

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | S VARIANT | FEATURES OVER CRETA EX

Rs. 12,77,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Functional

Style

Rear Parking Camera w/ Guidelines

Automatic Headlamps

Stylish Wheel Covers

Driver Rear View Monitor

Automatic AC

LED Tail Lamps

Front Fog Lamps

Smart Key w/ Push Button Start

Silver Roof Rails

Rear Defogger

Cruise Control

Chrome Grille

Rear Wiper & Washer

Rear Window Sunshade

Metal Inside Door Handles

 

Rear Parcel Tray

 
 

Rear USB Charger

 
 

Driver Seat Back Pocket

 

 

2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - SX Variant

The SX variant is Rs. 14.51 lakh. It’s Rs. 4.52 lakh more expensive than the E variant and Rs. 1.74 lakh more expensive than the S variant.

For the price, you’re getting the following notable features:

  • Rear disc brakes
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear armrest
  • Electronic stability control
  • Bluelink Internet-connected features (know more: 2020 Hyundai Creta Bluelink Technology Features Explained)
  • LED headlamps
  • Reclining and split rear seat
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Ambient lighting
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Adjustable rear headrests with cushion

That’s a healthy list of features with some big ticket items. This variant justifies its premium quite easily and is our top pick in the Creta diesel lineup.

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | SX VARIANT | FEATURES OVER CRETA S

Rs. 14,51,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Rear Disc Brakes

10.25-Inch HD Infotainment with BlueLink

Auto Folding ORVM

R17 Alloy Wheels

Electronic Stability Control

Advanced BlueLink

Rear Center Armrest w/ Cup Holders

Crescent Glow LED DRL

Hill Start Assist

BlueLink Integrated Smartwatch App

Rear Seat Headrest Cushion

Chrome Outside Door Handles

Child Seat Anchor

 

2-Step Rear Reclining Seat

Leather-wrapped Steering

Puddle Lamps with Welcome Function

 

60:40 Split Rear Seat

Panoramic Sunroof

Burglar Alarm

 

Smartphone Wireless Charger

Ambient Lighting

LED Headlamps

 

Driver Side Auto Up-Down Power Window

Metallic Door Scuff Plates

   

LED Map & Reading Lamps

 
   

Adjustable Rear Headrests

 



2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - SX (O) Variant

The SX (O) variant of the 2020 Hyundai Creta diesel is Rs. 1.28 lakh more expensive than the SX variant. It’s priced at Rs. 15.79 lakh (ex-showroom). For the price, you get some luxurious features like:

  • Air purifier
  • Bose music system with 8 speakers
  • 2 side and 2 curtain airbags
  • Auto-dimming inside mirror
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (premium)
  • 8-inch full-colour instrument cluster
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 8-way electrically-adjustable driver seat
  • 17-inch machined alloy wheels
  • Faux leather seat

This variant is a little more expensive than it should be for the features it adds to the list. However, if you want to some of these safety and luxurious features, then you can go for this variant.

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL SX (O) | FEATURES OVER SX VARIANT

Rs. 15,79,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Side & Curtain Airbags

Bose Sound System with 8 Speakers

8-Inch Cluster w/ Digital Display

R17 Machined Alloys

Auto-dimming IRVM

 

Air Purifier

Leather Upholstery

Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

 

8-way Powered Driver Seat

Leather on Door Armrest

Lane Change Indicator Flash Adjustment

 

Ventilated Front Seats

 

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)

 

Remote Start

 



2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - SX Automatic Variant

The SX automatic costs Rs. 15.99 lakh, which is Rs 1.48 lakh more than the SX manual. For almost 1.5 lakh, you’re not only getting the convenience of the automatic transmission, you also get some features. The list includes:

  • Electronic parking brake
  • Hill-start assist
  • Traction control
  • Air purifier
  • Steering-mounted paddle shifters
  • Multiple driving modes

Considering the list of extra features you get with the automatic transmission, it comes across as a great value over the SX manual variant. If you want the Creta diesel with the automatic transmission, then this is the best value for money you can get.

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA DIESEL SX AT | FEATURES OVER CRETA  DIESEL SX MT

Rs. 15,99,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Functional

Electric Parking Brake with Auto Hold

Air Purifier

Paddle Shifters

Traction Control Modes

Drive Mode Select

 



2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel - SX (O) Automatic Variant

The SX (O) automatic is Rs. 1.21 lakh more expensive than the SX variant and Rs. 1.41 lakh more expensive than the SX (O) manual. The added features of the SX (O) automatic variant over the SX automatic are as follows:

  • Bose music system with 8 speakers
  • 2 side and 2 curtain airbags
  • Auto-dimming inside mirror
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (premium)
  • 8-inch full-colour instrument cluster
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 8-way electrically-adjustable driver seat
  • 17-inch machined alloy wheels
  • Faux leather seats

This variant is a fair bit expensive over the SX automatic. However, if you want the Creta diesel automatic and want the added safety and luxurious touches, then you can go for SX (O).

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA DIESEL SX (O) AT | FEATURES OVER CRETA SX AT

Rs. 17,20,000 | EX-SHOWROOM, DELHI | MAR. 2020

Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Style

Side & Curtain Airbags

Bose Sound System with 8 Speakers

8-Inch Cluster w/ Digital Display

Leather Upholstery

Auto-dimming IRVM

 

Ventilated Front Seats

Leather on Door Armrest

Height Adjustable Front Seatbelts

 

8-way Powered Driver Seat

R17 Diamond-cut Alloy Wheels

Lane Change Indicator Flash Adjustment

     

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (Highline)

     

 

Which Variant Of The 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel Is The Best Value For Money?

The E variant offers exceptional value for the price of just under Rs. 10 lakh. For those on a budget, this is our top pick. However, the lack of plenty of functional features and music system may force you to consider higher variants.

The EX variant is atrociously overpriced. We’d rather suggest you buy the E variant and accessorize it to your taste. S variant is a nice balance of functional and style features but it’s again quite expensive and not recommended.

The SX variant is the best value for money and our top pick if you can afford it. The SX (O) is a bit expensive for the features it offers but if you find those features important, then you can go with it.

2020 HYUNDAI CRETA 1.5L DIESEL | MANUAL & AUTOMATIC VARIANTS

EX-SHOWROOM INDIA | MAR. 2020

Variant

Manual Transmission

Automatic Transmission

Recommendation

E

Rs. 9,99,000

-

Exceptional value for budget buyers

EX

Rs. 11,49,000

-

Not Recommended

S

Rs. 12,77,000

-

Not Recommended

SX

Rs. 14,51,000

Rs. 15,99,000

Top Recommended

SX (O)

Rs. 15,79,000

Rs. 17,20,000

Slightly expensive upgrade

 

What Are The Colour Options Of 2020 Hyundai Creta Diesel?

The 2020 Hyundai Creta diesel is available in following colours:

  • Silver
  • White
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Black
  • Grey

Green and 2 dual-tone colour options are reserved for the turbo petrol engine only and not available with the Creta diesel.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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